- Steve Gidlow, a long-time columnist for MediaVillage ("Behind the Scenes in Hollywood"), has written about television and pop culture since 1994, beginning in Australia. After moving to Hollywood in 1997, Steve has focused on celebrity interviews for the weekly market, as a contributing editor to In Touch Weekly, Life & Style Weekly, and Closer Weekly, as well as covering reality TV for numerous outlets. Steve transitioned from Australia to Hollywood as bureau chief of Pacific Publications (Australia and its Europe counterparts), where his contributions to TV Hits saw the title awarded the prestigious Magazine of the Year by the Editor's Association of Australia in 2001. Later he would join Bauer Publications' In Touch Weekly, coordinating its Reality Update section and reporting for At Home With features, eventually becoming the title's West Coast TV editor. A member of the Television Critics Association since 1998, Steve became a permanent fixture on the TV beat, reporting on and covering American Idol, The Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Dancing with the Stars, Survivor, The X Factor and The Voice — covering many of those TV stalwarts from their debuts. His in-depth knowledge of American Idol" saw him be a regular guest on American Idol Extra and Idol Tonight for the Fox Reality Channel and TV Guide Channel, respectively, offering his expert opinion on the show. Before joining MediaVillage, Steve was a regular contributor to Closer Weekly and HNGN.com, for the later, providing lively features and introductory review articles for a myriad of debuting and returning TV shows, along with regular competition show coverage of The Voice, American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.