American Idol has undergone several transitional variations in its impressive twelve seasons, but for its upcoming thirteenth it wants to remind you of two things: superstars are found here, and the judges — they swear! — are ready to have fun again. And what Idol may lack, it makes up for with a track record of established, juggernaut careers. Sure…it’s been awhile since a Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood was born from the show's stage, but still: Idol wants you to come home. Will you?
NBC’s event series The Million Second Quiz kicked off last night. The new competition series offers plenty of ways for viewers to engage outside of actually watching the series, but the format for the show is a little confusing. Still, the Ryan Seacrest-hosted competition series got off to a decent start, winning the 8 p.m. hour for the network, but with the magnitude and complicated game, we’ll have to give it a few more nights to determine whether or not it will sink or swim.
After plenty of rumors, speculation and reports, Fox has gone and made their American Idol Season 13 "Dream Team" panel official, announcing the three judges who will be critiquing this season's crop of singing talent, as well as the mentor and host. At the judges table, we have Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. Meanwhile, former judge Randy Jackson will be taking over for Jimmy Iovine as mentor, and Ryan Seacrest will continue what he does best in hosting the singing competition series.
Ryan Seacrest is one of the busiest guys in show business. In addition to the American Idol duties that first launched him to fame, he does red carpet work, produces and contributes in a variety of ways over at E!, and hosts his own radio show. Now, he’s signed on to produce another program for Fox called Dream Date.
Between his American Idol gig, red carpet and interview work for E!, his radio show, and other freelance TV jobs, you would think Ryan Seacrest is a pretty busy guy. Apparently, he still has room in his schedule to pile on another job, because on Monday NBC announced that the man has officially signed on to host The Million Second Quiz. He’ll also nab an executive producing credit for his trouble.
It looks like Ryan Seacrest may be adding one more job to his resume. The host is reportedly in talks to front NBC's upcoming new game show The Million Second Quiz. And if everything goes through as planned, he'll not only host the series, but he'll also executive produce it.
In addition to the new series announced today by E!, the network has a bunch of new specials set to air in the coming months. Some of the specials will feature inside looks at the lives of stars like The Girls Next Door’s Holly Madison, rapper 50 cent, and Dancing With the Stars' Brooke Burke.
It's E!'s turn among this year's Upfront season to present their 2013-2014 slate to advertisers, which includes revealing the new programming and projects in development at the network. Among the new series set to debut in the coming months at the entertainment news and celebrity gossip-focused cable channel are unscripted shows chronicling the behind-the-scenes happenings for musical group The Wanted and the women of WWE Divas.
E! has two big ratings bringers, the Kardashians and Ryan Seacrest, and the network isn’t hesitating to use those celebrities to its advantage, shrewdly putting together a special featuring both. The Kardashians and Seacrest are coming together for a tell-all presentation, where Seacrest will discuss topics of deep interest and importance to the Kardashian clan, including births and relationships.
Most pickpockets rely on the element of surprise. They swoop their fast fingers and nefarious intentions into jackets and purses and slide them back out, ideally without the victim realizing a misdemeanor level crime/ dick move even occurred. Apollo Robbins isn’t most pickpockets, however. He’s like the Larry Bird of the street hustle. He prefers to tell his victims what’s coming, and over the past few decades, he’s turned that shit-talking, greasy fingers artistry into a lucrative business which he stopped by Today last week to demonstrate.
Fans of the English-Irish boy band The Wanted will likely rejoice at the news that the music group are set to be featured in a new reality show, produced by none other than Ryan Seacrest, whose producing credits include Keeping Up with the Kardashians (and the numerous spin-offs), as well as E!'s Married to Jonas. With that in mind, it isn't surprising at all to learn that this Wanted reality show will air on E!.
The longtime American Idol host is not a comedian, but he is slyly funny and more importantly, ruthlessly efficient. He’s one of the hardest working, most professional men in Hollywood, and if given the Globes assignment, he would put in the time, energy and thought needed to keep the show running on time, reduce awkwardness and put out the most professional product possible.
Last night a good chunk of Americans got to watch Jenny McCarthy make out with yet another military man to ring in the New Year. Though some things never change, others do, and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve proved there was still room for growth, hitting the show’s highest numbers since 2000.
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?