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The giddy makeover scene is a staple of any good romantic comedy. But add Mistresses' Karen Kim (currently working on her Masters degree in "Gurrrrl, Please!"), some medical-grade marijuana and a m...
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We're not sure if an innocent bunny will meet a wet, hot, unfortunate fate during Fox's event-series remake of the 1987 big-screen thriller Fatal Attraction, but this much is certain: Whoever takes...
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I would never call So You Think You Can Dance executive producer/head judge Nigel Lythgoe an old dog, but I nevertheless applaud him for cooking up some new and totally unexpected tricks during Nig...
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Where you see scenarios that might result in malpractice and/or harassment lawsuits, the good ladies of Mistresses see only opportunities. Your married doctor's heart rate (and "reflex hammer," ahe...
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June 26 — the cutoff date for the 2015 Emmy Awards nomination voting — is just days away. And that's a source of both great anticipation and nameless dread for those of us obsessed with quality tel...
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Let's not turn this into a referendum on whether Megan Hilty or Katharine McPhee makes the better Marilyn Monroe, OK? Oh, who are we kidding? That's half the fun of the news that Universal Stage Pr...
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In the rundown of "Wait! What?!" questions raised by the premiere episode of CBS' new summer thriller, Zoo, "Why are lions waging an organized war against humans?" barely cracks the Top 5. For star...
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June 26 — the cutoff date for the 2015 Emmy Awards nomination voting — is only a day away. And that's a source of both great anticipation and nameless dread for those of us obsessed with quality te...
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We're pretty early into So You Think You Can Dance's 12th season, and yet I'm thinking we're already overdue for a Change.org petition banning neophyte judge Jason Derulo from uttering any variatio...
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It's officially the first day of summer — and also officially time for TVLine's Quotes of the Week! This time around, we've got a different kind of toilet paper on Veep, fuzzy math via So You Think...
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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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