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.
Empire Post Mortem: EP Talks Lucious' Confession, Andre's Collapse and That OMG End-of-Episode Hook-Up
Score one for Cookie on this week’s Empire — and we do mean score. READ MORE
American Idol Top 24 Reveal (Pt. 1) Recap: Even Fly Girls Get the Blues
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Mark Burnett-Roma Downey Pilot Casts Selma Star in Angelic Role
Produced by an angel — and playing one, too.
That sums up the current status of Selma star Stephan James, who’s been cast READ MORE
The Good Wife First Look: Ed Asner's Hand Finds Its Way to... Alicia's Knee?!
Wait a second… is there a clause in Citizens United preventing campaign donors from getting hands-y?
That might be the thought going through candidate Alicia Florrick’s mind READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
Reality Check: Does Idol Want a Guy to Win (and Which Girls Could Stop Him)? Plus — We're Tired of 'I'm Tired'!
American Idol has whittled the Season 14 field down to a mere 48 contestants — and that number will be halved again by week’s end. But as the show’s producers dole out extra screen time to a select few singers, this week’s Reality Check examines READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
SNL's 40th Anniversary Special: The Best and Worst Moments
Forty is the new funny.
That could’ve been the ideal tagline for the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (held, interestingly enough, on this Sunday evening). READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
Writers Guild Awards: True Detective, Louie, The Good Wife Among Winners
The 2015 Writers Guild Awards in television turned out to be Good and True. READ MORE
Christina Aguilera Books Nashville Arc
Apparently, what a girl needs is a side gig.