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.
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Golden Globes 2015: Best, Worst and Most Emotional Moments
Tina and Amy were hilarious (as expected). Gina Rodriguez was adorable. And Matthew McConaughey’s Texas accent was… enhanced? READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
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Golden Globes Red Carpet 2015 on E!: Best, Worst and Most Unintentionally Ridiculous Moments
No animals were harmed in the making of E!’s 2015 Golden Globes Red Carpet coverage — not that we know of, anyhow — but George and Amal Clooney, Sophie Turner and Benedict Cumberbatch all got disrespected in some form or another. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
American Idol Recap: Who Run the World? Girls! (*Age 19 and Under)
Pay no attention to Jennifer Lopez’s birth certificate! The “dewdrops in the enchanted forest” freshness of her visage is all the confirmation you need that the woman who gave us “Booty” (and booty) last summer is most definitely still a teenager. READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES