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Posts Tagged ‘Michael Slezak’

TVLine.com Adds West Coast Reporter

The deep pockets of Jay Penske are jangling yet again, this time via the graduation of freelancer Vlada Gelman to full-time status at TVLine.com.

Her SoCal media career is a reminder that persistence pays off. She worked as an intern not once but four times after graduating from UC San Diego, at Advanced Marketing Services, the San Diego Tribune, Crain Communications, and Entertainment Weekly. She has also freelanced along the way for EW, the LA Times Show Tracker blog, and Vulture among others.

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Ken Levine: American Idolatry

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Ken Levine goes where no straight guy over 26 went before: American Idol. Watching the show in the studio wasn’t a relevatory experience for Levine, earsplitting rather than earth shattering. (Who wants a hot dog after a tour of Hormel?)

He’s got a great one-liner:

Jennifer Lopez giving singing tips is like Eddie Griffith giving driving tips.

Michael Slezak, at EW.com, tosses off a great observation:

What can be said of Haley’s take on Gloria Estefan’s cover of Vickie Sue Robinson’s Turn the Beat Around? That it had as much Latin flavor as one of Newt Gingrich’s appearances on Hannity & Colmes?

Going home tonight: Sanjaya? Phil? Chris?