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Ryan Seacrest (born 24.12.1974) Ryan Seacrest is an American TV and radio host. He originally hit the big time when he began to host American Idol.

Childhood: Ryan Seacrest was born to Constance Marie and Gary Lee Seacrest in Dunwoody, Georgia. He has one younger sister, named Meredith.

When Ryan was young, he looked up to radio disc jockeys such as Casey Kasem and Dick Clark and knew from early on that he wanted to become a DJ himself.

Ryan Seacrest studied at the University of Georgia in 1993, where he hosted his very first radio show, at a radio station in Athens. At the age of 19, Ryan dropped out of university in order to pursue his career, moving to Hollywood in the process. He has utilized social networking sites such as Twitter to develop his fan base.

Career: Ryan Seacrest made an appearance in Beverley Hills 90210 as a game show host in an episode titled 'The Final Proof'. His debut major TV job came as the host of a weekend show introducing new technologies. The show was named The New Edge and was created by CNET.

Following this, Seacrest accepted the job of hosting American Idol, along with Brian Dunkleman. The judges on the show are Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

Whilst he was presenting the 2003 American Music Awards, Ryan Seacrest tore open Kathy Griffin's blouse, revealing her bra. Griffin described the incident as a 'physical assault', though Seacrest laughed the incident off, admitting that it was unscripted. When he made a joke about a 12 year old girl in the audience, the presenter Patricia Heaton walked out of the awards in protest.

When Brian Dunkleman left American Idol, Ryan Seacrest continued to host the show on his own. Dunkleman has since commented on the Howard Stern show that Seacrest's cutting remarks that he made about Dunkleman on air, following his departure, were upsetting. Seacrest also host the American Idol spin-off American Juniors.

The daily entertainment show On Air With Ryan Seacrest was first aired in 2004 but cancelled eight months later. That same year, he also became the host of American Top 40, which was formerly hosted by one of Seacrest's idols, Casey Kasem. He also replaced Rick Dees as the morning show host on the Los Angeles radio station KIIS.

Seacrest was selected to host the 'Celebration of Freedom' concert for President George W. Bush and the United States Military. Among those performing at the concert were Andrea Bocelli and Kenny Chesney.

Ryan Seacrest was selected as the co-host and executive producer of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, as Clark himself had been restricted by speech and mobility impairment after suffering from a stroke. On occasions, Ryan Seacrest acts as a stand-in host for Larry King Live.

In January 2006, Ryan Seacrest signed a three year deal with Channel E! for $21 million. The deal stated that Seacrest would host a variety of news shows and red carpet awards coverage shows.

Seacrest won a Daytime Emmy Award for his stint hosting the 2005 Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade, along with Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa.

In 2007, Ryan Seacrest had a cameo role in the comedy film Knocked Up, which starred Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl and was written by Judd Apatow. That same year, he hosted the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards.

As part of his deal with E! Ryan also acts as the executive producer on the reality show Denise Richards: It's Complicated, which hasn't gone down well with a number of TV critics.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Ryan Seacrest Dating Former Miss Teen USA Hilary Cruz?


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Ryan Seacrest is reportedly dating Hilary Cruz, the model best known for being named Miss Teen USA. The alleged couple have been dating for a number of months, having met at Seacrest’s 40th birthday party in February. They have been spotted together on a number of occasions including enjoying dinner in West Hollywood last month.

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KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2015 - Arrivals

Ryan Seacrest - A variety of stars from the music industry were snapped as they arrived at KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2015 which was held at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, United States - Saturday 9th May 2015

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LACMA 50th Anniversary Gala

Ryan Seacrest - LACMA 50th Anniversary Gala sponsored by Christies - Arrivals at LACMA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 18th April 2015

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Burberry 'London in Los Angeles' - Arrivals

Ryan Seacrest - Burberry 'London in Los Angeles' event at Griffith Observatory - Arrivals at Griffith Observatory - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th April 2015

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Burberry "London In Los Angeles" Event - Red Carpet

Ryan Seacrest - A host of celebs were snapped as they attended the Burberry 'London in Los Angeles' event which was held at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 17th April 2015

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Justin Bieber Draws Inspiration From Selena Gomez "Heartbreak"


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Justin Bieber, appearing on a radio show, has revealed he draws inspiration from his relationship with Selena Gomez. The 21-year-old was interviewed by Ryan Seacrest on his On Air show on Thursday (2nd April) and quizzed about his upcoming album and current relationship status.

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Justin Bieber discussed the inspiration for his music in a recent interview.

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2nd Annual iHeartRadio Music Awards

Ryan Seacrest - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended the 2nd Annual iHeartRadio Music Awards which were held at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th March 2015

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Elton John And Lady Antebellum Shine At New Year's Rockin' Eve 2015 Festivities [Photos]


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Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2015 - co-presented once again by Ryan Seacrest - aired with performances spanning a handful of venues - not just the usual Hollywood and Times Square, New York concerts.

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Lady Antebellum rocked out the Nashville NYE party

Over in Nashville was the Bash on Broadway New Year's Eve party which saw a record number of concert-goers at the event - approximately 130,000. It's unsurprising given some of the stellar acts that were lined up to enter 2015 in style, among them being country legends Lady Antebellum and Gavin Degraw, the latter of whom unveiled his debut compilation album last year entitled 'Finest Hour: The Best of Gavin DeGraw'.

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Big Sean Addresses Romance Rumours With Ariana Grande: "Ariana Is Very, Very Special"


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"Happy" Ariana Grande Refuses To Discuss Rumoured Romance With Big Sean


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Ariana Grande has refused to discuss her rumoured relationship with 26-year-old rapper Big Sean. The 21-year-old actress and singer appeared on Ryan Seacrest's radio talk show On Air on Wednesday (27th August) but did not give anything away - on air at least!

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Ariana Grande at the MTV VMAs 2014 on Sunday (24th August).

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Celebrities Take Part In The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Photos]


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It’s not just you and your friends getting nominated to take the ALS awareness ice bucket challenge; celebs from lists A-Z are getting involved, and we’ve got a bunch of pictures of them getting soaked for a good cause.

Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, Ryan Seacrest, Iggy Azalea, Cara Delevingne have all taken part, as well as Mark Zuckerberg, who facilitated the sharing of these phenomenon with a little creation he decided to call Facebook. And who did he decide to nominate? Bill Gates, who decided to use a piece of machinery to aid his ice bucket challenge.

Bieber’s actually done it twice now, and made sure he removed his top for the second attempt. “Alright, second ice bucket challenge,” he said. “Today I nominate my Beliebers all over the world. I know you guy's got an ice bucket somewhere.”

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'American Idol' "Dream Team" - Lopez, Urban, Connick Jr. & Seacrest - Set To Return For 14th Season


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American Idol judges, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., will all be returning to the 14th season of American Idol, Fox announced on Monday (23rd June). Ryan Seacrest will also be returning as host and his contract was signed earlier this month. 

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Jennifer Lopez at the finale of American Idol season 13.

Lopez was a judge on the show from 2011 to 2012 but returned for the 13th season earlier this year. Urban has been a judge for the past two seasons. Connick Jr. joined the other two judges for the 13th season. All three are confirmed to return for the 14th season of the hit show. 

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The Verdict on Maroon 5's New Single, 'Maps'


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The wait for new Maroon 5 material is finally over. The band unleashed their brand new single, ‘Maps,’ and it’s the first taste we have from their upcoming album, V, out September 2 via Interscope Records. ‘Maps’ is Maroon 5 like you’ve never seen them before as the group enters uncharted territory with a song that’s bound to reach number one on the radio charts in no time. Produced by the same hit makers that brought you Overexposed’s ‘Payphone,’ ‘Maps’ has that same catchy flare to it featuring Adam Levine’s ever familiar falsetto. It’s a mid-tempo pop jam that never stops hitting, and it’s one of the best tracks we’ve heard from Maroon 5 yet.

Adam Levine SingingMaroon 5 releases their new single, 'Maps'

While ‘Maps’ is certainly different, it has an addictive chorus like none other. “All the worse you took came back to me/So I’m following the map that leads to you/The map that leads to you/Ain’t nothing I can do,” Levine croons, and there ain’t nothing you can do about having it stuck in your head all summer. Though the lyrics may speak of heartbreak, Levine says it’s about a little more than just that. “It’s complicated. It’s also kind of not giving up on things too. People go through a lot of things and get stepped on and step on others and we all make mistakes. It’s kind of more about not giving up on something, even though maybe you should,” Levine told Ryan Seacrest about the track on Monday.

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Video - 'Gracepoint' Stars Anna Gunn And David Tennant At FOX Upfronts - Part 3


'Gracepoint' stars Anna Gunn and David Tennant posed together on the blue carpet at the FOX Network Upfront presentation at The Beacon Theater in New York alongside a host of other recognisable TV faces.

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Does Anyone Know Where Casey Kasem Is?


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Iconic DJ Casey Kasem has disappeared from a Santa Monica hospital. Kasem, who suffers from Parkinson' disease, vanished following a visit by his children to the hospital on May 6. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy has ordered a court investigator to find the missing DJ - said to be worth $80 million.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kasem's family and friends blame his wife Jean Kasem for his disappearance. The actress did not appear in court, but in November, he and her attorney filed a statement saying:

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