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Jennifer Lopez making stank face and whipping her hair back and forth. A bored teenage girl with a "Sam Woolf" sign coming to life once a camera gets thrust in her face. Randy Jackson sitting on a ...
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It'll be a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n roll -- but without any Donnie and Marie ridiculata -- when American Idol's Top 6 hit the stage and tackle two songs apiece on Wednesday night (8...
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What's not to like about The Voice? The sleek cruise liner of reality-competition shows is filled with friendly folks, operates beneath limitless blues skies and generally leaves you feeling relaxe...
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Tip your cowboy trucker hat: American Idol's 7th place finisher Dexter Roberts is in the house for a live interview discussing the trouble with rearranging songs, the stress of "Rush Week" and the ...
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Altruism or sabotage? That will be the question looming over tonight's Top 7 installment of American Idol (8/7c on Fox), the first ever to feature a “Competitors’ Picks” theme. The remaining finali...
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As May Sweeps begins and the TV season nears its end, TVLine has everything you could possibly need — well, except for smelling salts. (You know how cliffhangers can make you faint.) Scroll through...
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At loooong last, The Voice returns the power to the people when the Top 12 take the stage for the first live show of Season 6 tonight (8/7c on NBC). To help get you stoked for a night of big notes,...
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Glee is about to put the 'Klaine' in Shirley MacLaine! Sorry, I just realized that sentence contained dangerous levels of corn, so allow me to make it up to you by sharing some sneak-peek photos of...
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Reunited and it feels so… contentious? Nah, probably not -- unless there's a spontaneous "Hot Topics" segment on politics or religion or vaccines. In any event, The View will gather all 11 past and...
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Obsessive Idoloonie, reality TV junkie, and Senior Editor/reality recapper for TVLine.com
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Michael Slezak has exhaustively covered the past seven seasons of American Idol, recapping hundreds of episodes, conducting in-depth interviews 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 joining TVLine 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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