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.
American Idol Top 8 Ladies Recap: Shock and 'Awww!'
I could tell you that American Idol giveth and American Idol taketh away, but then I’d have to immediately link to a GIF of Kathy Bates in American Horror Story: Coven screaming “Liiiiiiiiiiiiies.” (Go ‘head, click it — you can thank me down in the comments.) READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES
American Idol Top 12 Theme Revealed!
American Idol is about to back that thing up.
TVLine has learned exclusively that next Wednesday’s Top 12 performance telecast (8/7c on Fox) will find the remaining Season 14 hopefuls READ MORE
The Simpsons First Look: Cat Deeley Gets Animated! Plus: The SYTYCD Host Shares an LOL Seacrest Zinger!
“Has anybody ever said ‘No, thank you’ to being on The Simpsons?” wonders a giggling Cat Deeley. “Maybe Saddam Hussein turned around and said ‘No.’ Like, if you were a terrible dictator, you might not want to open that Pandora’s box.” READ MORE & SEE PHOTOS
Empire Post Mortem: Trai Byers on That Explosive Elevator Scene, Bipolar Stigma and Rhonda's 'Betrayal'
Trai Byers can almost guarantee you’d have been in tears if you’d been on set for the filming of this week’s pivotal Empire scene — in which his character Andre Lyon READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
American Idol Top 8 Guys Recap: W(ednesday's) T(errible) F(allout)
My smile is my makeup
I wear since my break up with you
So Idol, take a good look at my face
You’ll see my smile READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES
American Idol: The Top 24's Motown Week Song Choices Revealed!
They’re singing oldies, but will they be goodies?
Pilot Scoop: Giovanni Ribisi Lands Title Role in CBS Drama Sneaky Pete
Just call him Pete! (Actually, on second thought, don’t.)
That’ll be the new reality for Giovanni Ribisi now that he’s been cast as the titular conman of CBS’ drama pilot Sneaky Pete. READ MORE
Hannibal Nabs Zachary Quinto for Season 3 Role
It places the Quinto in the thriller — it does this whenever it’s told. READ MORE
The Voice Recap: Suspense & Disbelief
Reality Check: Agony and Ecstasy of American Idol's Top 24! Plus: Should Voice Singers Show Their Tax Returns?
This week’s Reality Check is made of EVERYTHING — and I don’t just mean an in-depth discussion of American Idol Season 14 with a side dish of chatter about Season 8 of The Voice. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO