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New Year’s may no longer be synonymous with Dick Clark, but it is synonymous with some fine musical performances, as well as a night of cheery hosts and celebrity interviews. At the top of its game with New Year’s programming is ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, a program hosted by the expressive and affable Ryan Seacrest. Now, we’ve reached the time of year where we get to see who will be involved with the upcoming spectacular.
I’m beginning to suspect Ryan Seacrest has a twin we don’t know about, or perhaps has uncovered the secret of cloning himself. How else could he take on so many jobs and not collapse? Seacrest signed the much-rumored new deal today with NBCUniversal that cements his position with them for another two years and add even more to what has to be a monumental to-do list. Does he ever sleep?
Ryan Seacrest doesn't seem like one to turn down work. The TV and radio host only seems to be adding projects to his resume, including joining NBC for their Olympic coverage this summer. Those who simply can't imagine American Idol without him won't have to. At least, not next season, anyway. Given the shifts the singing competition series has made at its judges table, this kind of stability is probably a good thing for the show.
It is with sadness that we share the news that legendary TV personality and host Dick Clark has passed away of a heart attack. Clark’s known for hosting the dance show American Bandstand, as well as the game show Pyramid, and of course, the long-running New Year’s Eve special, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, which has aired on ABC since 1972.
Fox’s upcoming 25th Anniversary Special is shaping up to be a big affair, with various stars set to appear, including the casts of That 70’s Show and Married with Children, as well as In Living Color’s Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans. Until now, the event was without an announced host, but Fox sent word along today that they’ve got someone on board, and he’s certainly no stranger to hosting at the network.
Say what you will about Ryan Seacrest, but the man is a harder worker and a talented host. And it looks like he’s continuing to branch out, professionally. The American Idol host, who also hosts E! News and a nationally syndicated radio show On the Air with Ryan Seacrest is headed to NBC to contribute further to network television.
Ryan Seacrest can add another hyphen to his already multi-hyphenate job description. Through his company Ryan Seacrest Media he will now hold an ownership stake in a new cable network, AXS TV which will launch in June as a rebranding of HDnet in both the US and Canada. Seacrest, along with partners AEG and CAA, have come together with Mark Cuban of HDnet after a year of work to launch the new network.
Ryan Seacrest is an in-demand guy, but he may not be demanded on the set of Americal Idol much longer. With his three year contract coming up for negotiation, it looks like Fox might be willing to let him leave the show rather than pay the $15 million each year he currently brings in for hosting Idol. Seacrest has his fingers in plenty of pies and a lot of potential new work being dangled, so there’s no reason to believe he’ll take a pay cut to keep his hosting gig
Lauer has handled the male hosting duties on Today since 1997, when Bryant Gumbel left, and he's handled the show opposite Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira and now Ann Curry as co-hosts. After 14 years you couldn't blame the guy for looking for a change of pace
Ah, award show hosting...it never really seems to work out the way everyone wants, does it? Unless your name is Billy Crystal (or, more recently, Neil Patrick Harris), it's usually kind of a let-down and sparks endless whining on the interwebs about the poor job they did (not) glorifying the already overly glorified.
With another year coming to a close and a new one set to begin, ABC is giving us an opportunity to look back at some of the ball-drop moments of previous years as well as a few brief segments of Dick Clark as host of the classic New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special.
After months of speculation and rumors, American Idol has finally confirmed which names will be joining Randy Jackson
The question now is if Spears will be playing herself or actually attempting to act again-- it's hard to know which will be worse, really
Given that he's not a dancer and plenty busy on his own, Seacrest won't have much of a role on the show, I'd imagine, but will help run things from the background
Does Ryan Seacrest really need to become more powerful? He already basically owns the E! Network, dominates in prime-time with American Idol, has his own radio show, hosts both the Dick Clark New Year's Rockin' Eve specials as well as American Top 40. And now his biggest show on E! is beating its own ratings records