Michael Ausiello

Michael Ausiello


2/23/1972, Rahway, New York, USA

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Michael Ausiello is often called "the most feared man in showbiz," for he is the scoop genius that is well known for the Ask Ausiello and Ausiello Report for the TV Guide. A born couch potato, Mike's earliest memories are rectangular in shape, and, in fact, when he…more


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    • Michael Ausiello: (About Issiah Washington comments at the Golden Globe press conference) It was by far the ugliest, most uncomfortable press-room moment I have ever experienced. And judging by the shell-shocked faces on the cast - particularly T.R. Knight and Patrick Dempsey, who have been class acts throughout this entire ordeal — it was a new low for them, too. And what is ironic about the whole thing is that in Washington's attempt to clear his name, he came off as an out-of-control homophobe who throws the f-word around like it's candy. His continued employment on a show that wears its diversity as a badge of honor is the height of hypocrisy. If ABC wants to be remotely true to the principles Shonda Rhimes so eloquently espouses through the show, it has to do the right thing and fire Washington. Anything else at this point is simply unacceptable.

    • Michael Ausiello: The address at which to send me gifts that don't tick is TV Guide, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. Would it help if I registered somewhere? What if I put together an Amazon wish list? Whatever I can do to make the whole process easier for you guys, consider it done. That is just the kind of guy I am.

    • Michael Ausiello: At the risk of getting too sentimental, putting this column together every week has been the highlight of my career. It even ranks higher than meeting Kermit and Miss Piggy at the 2004 Emmys. And as much as I love digging for scoop, my favorite part of the process is reading all of your e-mails. And yes, I read every one. I've come to find that AAdicts, in addition to being smart and funny and cranky and opinionated and strange, are the coolest TV freaks on the planet, and I've been honored to serve as your head freak all these years.

    • Michael Ausiello: Am I aware that a Smurf Village has sprouted up in New York? Not only am I aware of it, but I plan to be there this coming Monday for the big Smurf lecture. If you plan on attending and aren't too scary, please come over and say hello!

    • Michael Ausiello: Poor baby. How long will it be at school before Shiloh Pitt gets nicknamed Piloh Shitt?"

    • Michael Ausiello: Head on over to the Ask Ausiello Discussion Thread to compare notes about this week's column and argue about whose turn it is to send me a case of Diet Raspberry Snapple at the Ritz Carlton, Huntington Hotel & Spa, 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena, Calif., 91106. I check in tomorrow afternoon. Please schedule any/all deliveries accordingly.

    • Michael Ausiello: (About the new Smurf Movie) I am so camping outside the Ziegfeld the night before this thing opens. Anyone got a tent I can borrow?