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It's almost too easy to declare that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson "rocked" as host of this week's Saturday Night Live — but that doesn't mean such a statement would be inaccurate. In fact, it says a l...
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Picture it: Germany, 1989. (Yes, the first four words of this American Idol recap are inspired by The Golden Girls' incomparable Sophia Petrillo.) Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff is performing a...
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It's a week of deep disagreement here at Reality Check — as my co-host Melinda Doolittle and I can't seem to agree on who's leading American Idol's Season 14 pack. Jax or Joey? Clark or Quentin? He...
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We begin tonight's recap of The Voice by congratulating death and taxes on finding a new friend to travel with them down Life's Certainties Blvd. Because more unwavering than Xtina's love of Feria ...
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Is money really the root of all evil? Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti are about to find out, now that Showtime has ordered 12 episodes of Billions — which the network describes as "a complex and con...
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Permission to say something terrible? (Actually, I can't hear you over the din of the Internets, so I'm just going to proceed...) I involuntarily groan whenever I hear the opening line of Whitney H...
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Chris Daughtry's already a rock star — and now he's about to play one on TV. The American Idol Season 5 standout has been cast in the Fox drama pilot Studio City in the recurring role of drug-addic...
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We begin tonight's recap of The Voice by congratulating death and taxes on finding a new friend to travel with them down Life's Certainties Blvd. Because more unwavering than Xtina's love of Feria ...
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"I know what you're thinking: Oh look, Andy Richter's got his own show!" giggled James Corden, kicking off his stint as host of The Late Late Show in utterly self-deprecating fashion. And throughou...
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Reality-show recapper and Idoloonie extraordinaire.
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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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    1994
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