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.
The Get Down Review: Baz Luhrmann's Drama Deserves a Pretty Good Rap
Toward the end of Episode 2 of The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s ’70s-set drama about the rise of hip-hop and the fall of disco in New York City, there’s a line of dialogue that hints at the both the undeniable joys and the patented absurdities of the show’s premise and execution. READ MORE
Mistresses Recap: Not Without Her Daughter!
When one custody battle closes, another door (to an ill-advised but salaciously entertaining thruple) opens.
The Night Of Recap: The Unbearable Frightfulness of Pleading
Hillary Clinton Says 'America Is at a Moment of Reckoning' in Democratic Convention Speech — Grade It
Hillary Clinton on Thursday night gave the most important speech of her long career in public service and politics — but did her remarks at the Democratic National Convention sway your vote? READ MORE & GRADE THE SPEECH
Hillary Clinton 'Joins' #TGIT Thursdays in Shonda Rhimes-Produced DNC Video
Will Shonda Rhimes hot streak of hits continue unabated?
We’ll know come November 8 (aka Election Day), seeing how the powerhouse producer’s (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder) latest project READ MORE & GRADE THE SHORT FILM
President Barack Obama Pleads 'Don't Boo, Vote,' Makes 'Birther' Movement Joke in Democratic Convention Speech
Yep, he even managed to sneak in a birth-certificate zinger.
Kristen Bell, Darren Criss, 'Cagney & Lacey' and More Pay Musical Tribute to Victims of Gun Violence at DNC
“What the World Needs Now Is Love,” that’s for sure. But who knew it also needed a powwow of stars from Cagney & Lacey, Veronica Mars, Ugly Betty, The Mysteries of Laura, My So Called Life, Private Practice, Glee and READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Bill Clinton Calls Hillary 'Best Darn Changemaker' in DNC Speech: Grade It
Lena Dunham and America Ferrera Blast Donald Trump at Democratic Convention: Grade Their Speech
“Hi, I’m Lena Dunham, and according to Donald Trump, my body is READ MORE & GRADE THE SPEECH
Michelle Obama's Emotional Speech Rouses Democratic Convention Audience — Watch and Grade It
Did the Democratic National Convention peak on Night 1?