Roots hails from Milford, Connecticut, and got her start in journalism when the arts editor of The New Haven Register gave her a shot as a student reporter. After graduating from Northeastern University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Roots wrote for The Patriot Ledger and Science & Theology News before turning her love of TV (and many childhood summers spent soaking up Days of Our Lives storylines) into an editor gig at Soaps In Depth. She covered All My Children and ultimately became senior news editor, then took a few years to eat cookies work as a writer/editor at Girl Scouts of the USA before landing at TVLine. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Nate.
Super Bowl XLIX: Grade Katy Perry's Firework-Filled Halftime Show!
Baby, you really are a firework.
Pop songstress Katy Perry filled her Super Bowl XLIX halftime show with color, pageantry, whimsy and a too-much-isn’t-enough sensibility that meshed well with one of the most hyped sporting events of the year. READ MORE & GRADE IT
Super Bowl XLIX: Idina Menzel Sings the National Anthem — How'd She Do?
Broadway star Idina Menzel sang the national anthem prior to kickoff at Super Bowl XLIX, her first large-scale performance since a much-critiqued appearance on Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.
So, Internet: How’d she do? READ MORE & GRADE IT
Game of Thrones Season 5 Photos: Cersei Schemes, Tyrion Lurks, Arya Arrives, New Faces Emerge
The Game of Thrones Season 5 riches just keep piling up like Lannister gold, don’t they?
Soon after the series’ latest trailer hit the Internet Friday, HBO released a spate of photos from upcoming episodes. (You know you want to dive in, so go!) READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
Lewis and Clark: HBO Greenlights Miniseries Starring Casey Affleck
HBO’s making history again.
The premium cabler, home of John Adams and The Pacific, soon will set off on a new expedition: a miniseries based on the historical travels of Lewis and Clark. READ MORE
Mindy Project Bids Adieu to Adam Pally With Peter's Top 3 Moments
Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer: Daenerys' Destiny, Tyrion in Exile
“The seven kingdoms needs a ruler loved by millions with a powerful army and the right family name,” Lord Varys tells Tyrion in the first trailer for Game of Thrones‘ fifth season, causing the Lannister sibling to scoff, “Good luck finding him.” READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
LOL Video: Jimmy Kimmel Live & Friends Take the Air Out of Deflategate
The wicked pissah kickoff to your Super Bowl weekend has arrived. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins Extant Season 2 as Roguish Bounty Hunter
Jeffrey Dean Morgan‘s latest TV gig is outta this world.
New Girl's Zooey Deschanel Is Expecting — Will Jess Be, Too?
Should New Girl‘s über-crafty Jess start knitting a pair of baby booties?
12 Monkeys: Originals Actor Previews His 'Scary,' 'Delicious' Rabble-Rouser, Plus: Cole Jumps Into an Outbreak
12 Monkeys may be the end of the world as we know it, but one soon-to-debut character feels just fine.
Deacon, the leader of a band of post-apocalyptic scavengers we’ll meet in the series’ Feb. 6 episode, is known for READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS