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Ryan Seacrest Says He Was Initially Considered to Be an ‘American Idol’ Judge

Ryan Seacrest revealed he was initially considered to be a judge on American Idol before becoming the longtime host of the singing competition show. During his appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show Friday, The Kardashians executive producer told Clarkson, who won the first season of American Idol in 2002, that then-producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken […]

Seacrest Out: Host Says Farewell to ‘Live With Kelly and Ryan’

Ryan Seacrest said goodbye to Live With Kelly and Ryan on Friday, departing the daytime show after six seasons. The host teared up midway through the show, after a clip package of emotional moments from his tenure set to a version of “I’ve Grown Accustomed to [His] Face.” “Wow, thank you for holding me up […]

Ryan Seacrest Leaving ‘Live With Kelly and Ryan,’ as Mark Consuelos Joins Daytime Show

Seacrest out: Ryan Seacrest is stepping down from Live With Kelly and Ryan after six seasons. The host announced the move on Thursday’s episode, and there’s already a replacement picked out: co-host Kelly Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos, who has previously filled in for Seacrest. The syndicated show will be rebranded as Live With Kelly and […]

Andy Cohen Responds to Ryan Seacrest’s New Year’s Eve Snub Claim: “He’s Got a Bug Up About Me”

So much for the apparent tension between fellow New Year’s Eve programming hosts Ryan Seacrest and Andy Cohen being forgot and never brought to mind. During his Andy Cohen Live podcast Wednesday, Cohen addressed Seacrest having said on Live With Kelly and Ryan the day prior that Anderson Cooper offered a warm hello to him […]

Where to Watch the Best New Year’s Eve 2023 Specials Online

From Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton's NBC special to the booze-free countdown with CNN's Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen and more, here's how to stream the festivities without cable.

Ryan Seacrest Backs CNN Limiting New Year’s Eve Booze After Last Year’s Insult

Ryan Seacrest is fully in support of CNN limiting alcohol consumption during its year-end broadcast. The host of ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published online Tuesday that CNN’s correspondents and anchors reportedly no longer imbibing during New Year’s Eve programming is a good decision. On CNN’s New […]

Jeff Refold Inks New Deal With Ryan Seacrest Enterprises (Exclusive)

Jeff Refold has signed a new multiple-year deal with Ryan Seacrest Enterprises. The exec, who is celebrating his 20th year working with one of Hollywood’s busiest men, will continue to serve as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Although they’ve worked together for two decades, Refold has been with Ryan Seacrest Enterprises since 2008. […]

Ryan Seacrest to Receive Career Achievement Honor From Los Angeles Press Club

Ryan Seacrest will soon have another award for his mantel. The veteran host and Emmy-winning TV mogul has been selected by the Los Angeles Press Club to receive a Luminary Award for Career Achievement during the organization’s 15th annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards gala Dec. 4. The trophy was created to honor “distinguished members of […]

#MeToo, Five Years Later: No One’s Fully Returned From “Cancellation” — No, Not Even Louis C.K. (Analysis)

Amid the torrent of accusations leveled against powerful Hollywood men in the frenzied first few months of the #MeToo era, industry observers often shared the same jaded expectation. Short of arrest or indictment, the thinking went, the accused would be back on their feet after a brief time-out and a few memory-cleansing news cycles, carrying […]

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 […]