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Ryan Seacrest's New Gig: Selling Vowels

He will replace Pat Sajak as host of 'Wheel of Fortune'

(Newser) - Wheel of Fortune is swapping one big-name host with another: Ryan Seacrest will replace Pat Sajak when the latter retires after the upcoming season , reports the Hollywood Reporter . Vanna White, who still has a year to go on her contract, is in talks to extend her run on the show...

Mark Consuelos to Replace Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest Bows Out of Live

Ryan Seacrest Bows Out of Live

Kelly Ripa's husband will be her co-host

(Newser) - Ryan Seacrest was "supposed to be here for three years," Kelly Ripa told viewers Thursday about her Live co-host. That has turned into six years, which is where it will end, Seacrest said. "This is something that [Kelly] and I have been talking about for a long...

Judge Judy Has a New Reason to Smile

She's the highest-paid TV host for first time

(Newser) - It took 23 years, but Judith Sheindlin is officially the highest-paid host on TV, knocking Ellen DeGeneres into second place. The Judge Judy host sold the rights to past and future episodes to CBS for an estimated $100 million last year. Combined with salaries for hosting the show and producing...

Just 21 People Spoke to Ryan Seacrest on the Red Carpet
Ryan Seacrest
Avoided, Insulted
on Oscars
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Ryan Seacrest Avoided, Insulted on Oscars Red Carpet

Just 21 people spoke to E! host amidst groping accusations

(Newser) - Amid allegations that he groped a stylist , E! host Ryan Seacrest was sure to have an awkward time attempting to interview celebrities at Sunday night's Academy Awards. Mashable says "practically no celebrities" talked to him and the Kansas City Star , which rounds up social media reactions to Seacrest'...

Ex-Stylist Accuses Ryan Seacrest of Groping

She says he harassed, abused her over several years

(Newser) - Suzie Hardy says she was sexually harassed by Ryan Seacrest for years and assaulted multiple times—but as the single mother of a young daughter, she needed the money she was making as his personal wardrobe stylist for E! News. In a letter to lawyers and interviews with Variety , she...

These Are Some of the Highest-Paid Hosts on TV
10 of Television's
Highest-Paid Hosts

10 of Television's Highest-Paid Hosts

Talk shows, reality shows, and more

(Newser) - How much does it pay to be a TV host? Whether it's a reality series, news program, talk show, or game show, Variety runs down the salaries of 19 of the highest-paid hosts on TV. The top 10:
  • Ellen DeGeneres: $50 million, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
  • Judith Sheindlin:

Familiar Face Officially Returns to American Idol

Ryan Seacrest will again serve as host

(Newser) - A familiar face is officially returning to American Idol when it re-launches on ABC . The network has confirmed Ryan Seacrest will be back to host the reality competition, USA Today reports. Seacrest hosted the show on Fox from its launch in 2002 to its retirement in 2016, Deadline reports, calling...

Kelly Ripa Finds Her New Co-Host
Kelly Ripa
Finds Her
New Co-Host

Kelly Ripa Finds Her New Co-Host

CNN reports it will be Ryan Seacrest

(Newser) - ABC is apparently going big with Kelly Ripa's new morning co-host: CNN reports that Live With Kelly is about to become Live With Kelly and Ryan—yes, Ryan Seacrest. Ripa will announce the replacement for her most recent co-host, Michael Strahan , during Monday's show. The former American Idol ...

Celebs Gripe About Heat on Red Carpet

 Celebs Gripe 
 About Heat 
 on Red Carpet 

Celebs Gripe About Heat on Red Carpet

One actress even wiped out in temps that hovered near 100

(Newser) - Everyone likes to bitch about the weather—even celebrities dressed to the nines for the Emmys. Temperatures hovered near the triple digits today in downtown Los Angeles, where the stars sweated their way down the red carpet at Microsoft Theater. Actress Olivia Culpo (aka Nick Jonas' ex) even wiped out...

Show's Over for American Idol

The coming 15th season will be its last

(Newser) - Fox is lowering the curtain on American Idol, ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson, and Carrie Underwood. The network announced today that the reality competition will go off the air after its 15th and final season...

This May Be the Strangest Sony Leak So Far

It's a reply-all email chain featuring Natalie Portman getting annoyed

(Newser) - The latest bizarre email chain to be released thanks to the Sony hack involves Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Seacrest, Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, a whole bunch of other semi-famous people, and the Gaza Strip. Writing at Gawker , Sam Biddle calls it a "reply-all chain from hell" centered...

7 Stars Attacked on the Red Carpet

More than half of them by prankster Vitalii Sediuk

(Newser) - Last month, Kim Kardashian was attacked on the red carpet at Paris Fashion Week—notorious prankster Vitalii Sediuk grabbed her legs as she exited her vehicle, pulling her to the ground, the Independent reports. "I hope Kim is OK and won't be mad at me," the former...

10 Most Charitable Celebrities

DoSomething.org rounds up 2013's biggest do-gooders

(Newser) - For the second year running, Taylor Swift was the No. 1 most charitable celebrity last year, according to an annual list put together by DoSomething.org . Among her good deeds: She donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony and headlined an event benefiting an organization that helps homeless youth. Click...

AMA's Big Winner: a Canadian
 AMA's Big Winner: a Canadian 
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AMA's Big Winner: a Canadian

Justin Bieber dominates the night with 3 awards

(Newser) - The big winner at last night's American Music Awards was ... a Canadian. Justin Bieber won artist of the year, which he also grabbed in 2010, as well as favorite pop/rock male artist and favorite pop/rock album. "I want to say this is for all the haters who thought...

2 Cops Hurt in Michelle Obama Motorcade Crash

But Michelle is OK, does 'Today' interview

(Newser) - Two motorcycle officers riding in Michelle Obama's motorcade escort were injured in a crash yesterday in Ohio, WBNS-10TV reports. Obama, who had just spoken at a university, was not injured, and details of the crash weren't known. The first lady then went on to Today , where she sat...

Minaj: Idol Drama Is Producers' Fault

But everything was calm between Nicki, Mariah Carey yesterday

(Newser) - Nicki Minaj is convinced that American Idol producers are behind her feud with Mariah Carey, attempting to goad Minaj into angry outbursts like the one caught on tape Tuesday because it makes for good television. Though that sounds like a very believable premise to us, TMZ 's sources insist...

11 Stars Who Used to Be Awkward

At least, they say they did

(Newser) - As kids, even celebrities suffered from insecurities—well, except probably Megan Fox . The Frisky tracks down 11 stars who claim to have been ugly in their youth:
  • Salma Hayek: "You want to talk about bad skin? I had acne. And this acne was so bad, it sent me into

Sacha Baron Cohen Spills 'Ashes' on Ryan Seacrest
Sacha Baron Cohen Spills 'Ashes' on Ryan Seacrest
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Sacha Baron Cohen Spills 'Ashes' on Ryan Seacrest

And not just any ashes ... Kim Jong Il's

(Newser) - Sacha Baron Cohen-as-Dictator was dis-invited to the Oscars then invited again . And, as expected, he did something a little outrageous: spilled "ashes." Belonging to "Kim Jong-Il." Onto E! host Ryan Seacrest's tuxedo. Flanked by two flower girls, Baron Cohen jokingly claimed to be carrying the...

Dick Clark Will Be Back on TV for 40th Anniversary of New Year's Rockin Eve
 Yes, Dick Clark Is On Tonight 

Yes, Dick Clark Is On Tonight

It's the 40th anniversary of his New Year's Eve show

(Newser) - Dick Clark will be in his usual New Year's Eve spot tonight, in front of the cameras for his New Year's Rockin' Eve show on ABC, notes the Huffington Post . As has been the case since 2005, Ryan Seacrest will co-host and handle most of the duties for...

Idol Producer: J.Lo Coming Back

Oh, and so are Randy and Steven Tyler

(Newser) - Though we haven't heard the words from J.Lo herself, an executive producer of American Idol says celebrity judge Jennifer Lopez will return for another season. Nigel Lythgoe made the announcement on the On-Air with Ryan Seacrest program yesterday morning. He acknowledged it wasn't official, but he added...

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