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The Real Way to Win ‘American Idol’ Is by Not Even Winning

“If you asked me season one, I’d say that’s what you’re playing for, that’s why you’re auditioning. You want to be the winner, of course … why would it be anything else?” says Ryan Seacrest, reflecting on American Idol’s race to the top spot these past 20 years. “Looking back, that’s so far from the […]

Ryan Seacrest: “As Long as There’s TV, There Will Be an ‘American Idol’”

To look back and see a 20-year evolution of this series is something I never expected. The first season stands out to me because we went on the air unknown. About midway through the season, it started to generate relatively large numbers in primetime. We were taken aback by the machine that it was becoming […]

How Networks, Cable TV Handled Scaled-Back New Year’s Eve Shows Amid Virus Surge

Last New Year’s Eve, networks broadcast live from an empty Times Square in New York, which was closed to the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But when ABC, CNN and NBC aired their annual celebrations this year, they welcomed back a limited crowd by following safety protocols. At the top of ABC’s Dick Clark’s New […]

LL Cool J Cancels ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ Performance After Positive COVID-19 Test

LL Cool J has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t be performing on ABC’s Dick Clark New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2022 as planned. “I know it’s disappointing to the millions of fans, but my test came back positive for COVID, which means I’ll no longer be able to perform as scheduled at […]

Ryan Seacrest Extends Tenure as ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ Host and EP

Ryan Seacrest will keep hosting Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve for the foreseeable future. Seacrest has signed a multi-year extension of his deal to continue as host and executive producer of the annual ABC special, which is produced by MRC Live & Alternative. The extension will take Seacrest past the 20-year mark as host; […]

Ryan Seacrest Inks New Three-Year Contract With iHeartMedia (Exclusive)

Ryan Seacrest has signed a new three-year contract with iHeartMedia that extends through Dec. 31, 2025. Under the new deal, Seacrest will remain a key adviser for the company, continuing to work closely with chairman and CEO Bob Pittman and president, COO and CFO Rich Bressler. Seacrest will also continue in his role as a […]

Barack Obama, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg Remember 9/11 Two Decades Later: “We Are All Forever Changed”

Twenty years after the Sept. 11 attacks resulted in the death of nearly 3,000 people, entertainment, media and political figures are marking the day with reflections, remembrances and tributes across social media. Various posts to Twitter and Instagram on Saturday commemorate 9/11 victims and first responders. Messages offer condolences to those who lost loved ones […]

Jeff Daniels’ Wife Still Packs His Lunch: “Kathleen Takes Great Care of Me”

Jeff Daniels stopped by Live With Kelly and Ryan Friday morning and revealed his wife, Kathleen Rosemary Treado, packs his lunch for him each morning.  “She packed my lunch today in my little Detroit Tigers lunch box because I’m going to rehearsal later,” Daniels said when co-host Kelly Ripa asked about the sweet gesture. His […]

Kelly Ripa Pays Tribute to Cicely Tyson Ahead of Posthumous Interview 

In one of her last appearances before she died, Tyson joined the hosts of 'Live With Kelly and Ryan' to promote her recently published memoir 'Just As I Am.'

How Networks, Cable TV Handled New Year’s Eve Coverage Amid COVID-19

Networks and cable television rolled out slightly different editions of their annual New Year's Eve celebrations in 2020.

Joe and Jill Biden to Appear at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

President-elect Joe Biden and future First Lady Jill Biden are set to appear during 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2021,' airing live on Dec. 31.

Pandemic Hits Talk Show Halloween Costumes: Hosts Take on COVID-Era Stars as ‘GMA,’ ‘The View’ Go Low Key

'Tiger King's' Joe Exotic and the Mandalorian were frequent choices as morning and daytime talk-show hosts donned costumes on Friday, with this year's celebrations looking somewhat different due to the novel coronavirus.