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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Reality Check: Hooray for Hollywood Week on American Idol! Plus: The Ickiness of Contestants Hitting on J.Lo
Picture it…American Idol, Hollywood Week, Season 14. No vicious “Airplane Hangar of Doom.” No threat of Randy Jackson’s inane mentoring sessions. And a dozen (or two) fantastic, charismatic vocalists signaling the possibility of a truly stellar three months of competition. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Empire Sneak Peek: Courtney Love and Taraji P. Henson Preview the Rock Icon's Daring Debut
Eye contact. Trust. And a little bit of improvised wailing. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Mistresses Scoop: Jennifer Esposito Snags Major Season 3 Role
Is Mistresses about to enter its Blue Period?
Jennifer Esposito (Blue Bloods, Taxi Brooklyn) has landed a series-regular role on Season 3 of Mistresses. The actress will play READ MORE
Grammys 2015: Best and Worst Moments
Annie Lennox, John Legend and Miranda Lambert saaang. Kristen Wiig (!) danced. And Madonna made us question whether or not we’re putting in enough time at the gym and/or taking seriously enough our New Year’s resolution about cutting back on processed carbs. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
Red Band Society Finale Post Mortem: EP Talks Emma-Kara Friendship, Leo's Silence, That Rolling Stones Moment
Red Band Society executive producer Rina Mimoun has a vision. A decade or two from now, she hopes that the audience who tuned into her short-lived Fox series about the residents and workers of a hospital pediatric ward will remember it with the same fondness she holds for READ MORE & GRADE THE FINALE
Glee Recap: Bacharach to the Future
Mercedes Jones may or may not be the truth, but she sure as heck spoke it in this week’s installment of Glee. And we can sum up her testimony in a simple mathematical equation: Rachel Berry + Broadway = Endgame. READ MORE
Red Band Society Finale Preview: EP Talks Resolution for Emma, Romance for Dash and an Amélie-esque Twist
Have a box of Kleenex handy for Red Band Society‘s two-hour series finale on Saturday (8/7c on Fox), warns executive producer Rina Mimoun — but not just to mop up tears of heartbreak. READ MORE
How to Get Away With Murder Recap: Wham, Bam, Thank You, Sam!
Go ahead and watch YouTube videos of baby animals getting belly rubs. Maybe make a nice roasted chicken with mashed taters and Brussels sprouts for your visiting sister-in-law. What’s that? You’re more into curling up on the couch and doing the Netflix thing with your adorable new boyfriend? Go forth and rent The Thorn Birds! READ MORE
American Idol Recap: Jumping Through Groups
Pay no attention to the girl collapsing dramatically at center stage. She is as relevant to bigger picture of American Idol‘s 14th season as Kris Jenner is to the Mideast peace process. (And 10 points to Gryffindor if you asked, “What is a Kris Jenner?“) READ MORE