Michael Slezak has exhaustively covered the past seven seasons of American Idol, recapping hundreds of episodes, conducting in-depthinterviews with the show’s finalists, and hosting the popular Web series Idoloonies, Idolatry, and Realité. In the process, he has become one of the nation’s leading Idol experts, appearing on Good Morning America, Today, CBS’ Early Show, NPR and Fox News, and even writing an essay for the New York Times (titled “Worshipping at the ‘Idol’ Church”). Since joiningTVLine in January 2011, Slezak has dug deeper into the reality genre, also providing morning-after commentary on The X Factor, The Voice, Dancing With the Stars, Project Runway, Survivor, The Next Food Network Star, So You Think You Can Dance, The Glee Project, and Glee, to name a few. He has also helped launch a series of popular bracket tournaments at TVLine, including the Ultimate Law-Enforcement Crush, ‘Glee’ All-Time Best Musical Number, and ‘Renew Our Show’ 2011.
Elaine Stritch, Broadway Legend and Three-Time Emmy Winner, Dead at 89
Elaine Stritch, a Broadway legend who won three Primetime Emmy Awards in the latter part of her career, died this morning at the age of 89, Read More
True Blood's Deborah Ann Woll Lands Female Lead in Netflix Daredevil Series
So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Summer Lovin' (Had 'Em a Blast)
I know it’s early into Season 11, but I’m not sure So You Think You Can Dance‘s effervescent Rudy can do any wrong.
OK, maybe he should consider a 10 percent reduction in wide-eyed golly gee-ness when Read More
Bryan Cranston and Steven Spielberg Bringing B'way's All the Way to HBO
An Emmy winner, a Tony winner and an Oscar winner walk into… HBO?
Yes indeed, the pay cabler has scored the rights to Broadway smash All the Way — which won 2014 Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play — with Bryan Cranston set to reprise his role as Read More
NCIS Alum Cote de Pablo to Star in CBS' The Dovekeepers Miniseries
SNL Axes Two More Rookies
Heads are rolling like a Game of Thrones finale at Saturday Night Live this week.
Utopia Preview: Who Belongs in Fox's Brave New (Reality) World?
Party girl or police officer? God-fearing or godless?
These are just a few of the casting questions being considered by the producers of Fox’s upcoming reality “experiment” Utopia (premiering Sunday, Sept. 7 at 8/7c) — and we’ve got an exclusive first look video featuring Read More
Hotel Hell Season 2 Premiere Preview: 'I Would Pay You $100 Not to Sing'
This…is not American Idol. In truth, it’s a preview clip from next Monday’s Season 2 premiere of Hotel Hell (9/8c on Fox).
So how come Cali Szczawinski, owner of Meson De Mesilla Hotel and Restaurant in Las Cruces, NM, refuses to drop the mic and quit interrupting her guests’ meals with her singing? Read More
Mistresses Recap: You Deserve a Break(-Up) Today
Fun fact: This week’s Mistresses is officially sponsored by the letters “O,” “M,” “F” and “G.” But don’t get it twisted: The letters in question should not be locked exclusively in the standard “Oh Em Eff Gee” formation.
“O,” for instance, also pertains to the “Big O” achieved by Read More
Saturday Night Live Fires Brooks Wheelan After One-Season Run
Saturday Night Live is shedding a little weight during its summer hiatus.
Brooks Wheelan, who joined the cast of NBC’s long-running sketch-comedy series last fall, announced on Twitter this evening that Read More