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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.
Seacrest's former stylist had accused him of multiple incidents of sexual harassment and assault at the end of last year.
On Thursday morning’s show (March 1st), the 47 year old broadcaster told Seacrest that his professionalism was to be admired and that she was looking forward to his E! coverage of the Oscars this Sunday on the red carpet.
“I cannot wait to see you there,” she said to her 43 year old colleague. “I am very excited. And I just want you to know, you are a privilege to work with and I adore you. Speaking on behalf of all of us here, I know what an easy, professional, great person you are, and I feel very, very lucky to work with you each and every day.”
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TV host Ryan Seacrest has claimed that America finds itself in the midst of "extraordinary times".
Ryan Seacrest thinks America finds itself in the midst of "extraordinary times".
The 'American Idol' host thinks that he has the ability to influence change by virtue of his profile, but he's also confessed that America's morals and values are in a constant state of flux at the moment.
Speaking in light of the Hollywood sex scandal, he shared: "My job is to listen. Beyond listening, which I will continue in earnest, I also will ask questions and try to help voices be heard. It isn't lost on me that my platforms - radio, TV, social media - can be powerful conduits for change.
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Seacrest, who presented all 15 seasons of 'American Idol' on Fox, will be rejoining the show when it is revived on ABC next year.
42 year old Seacrest was the main presenter for all 15 original seasons of ‘American Idol’ on Fox, from its inaugural series way back in 2002 to its ‘farewell’ season last year. However, back in May, the ABC network announced that it would be bringing the reality show back, having won an intense bidding process.
Seacrest, who now works for ABC on morning show ‘Live With Kelly and Ryan’, confirmed after a couple of months of negotiating that he would be taking on his role once more, and made the announcement on Thursday morning’s show (July 20th).
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Ryan Seacrest seen entering the iHeartRadio Music Festival held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 23rd September 2016
Ryan Seacrest talks to the audience at the Friars Club Gala who honoured the Icon Award to Martin Scorsese held at Cipriani, 55 Wall Street, Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 21st September 2016
The rapper tried to impress the judges with a rendition of his own hit ‘Golddigger’.
With ‘American Idol’ now in its final series the time is running out for emerging musical talents to audition for a place on the talent show. So its no wonder that Kanye West decided the time was right for him to appear in front of the ‘Idol’ judges, after all, it really is now or never.
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Demi Lovato and 11 of her celebrity friends have revealed the track list for her upcoming album, ‘Confident’.
Demi Lovato revealed her upcoming album’s track list on Twitter on Wednesday (26th August). Lovato called on a number of her celebrity friends to help her reveal the tracks and, in addition to Lovato’s original tweet, another 12 well-known faces each tweeted the name of a track.
Demi Lovato at a Samsung Galaxy event in Los Angeles in August 2015.
The red carpet fashion presenter is stepping down from her daily role as E! News anchor after being in the job since 2005.
It’s the end of an era for E! News, as Guiliana Rancic has announced that she’s quitting her role as a day-to-day anchor in a month’s time.
The 40 year old Italian-American presenter will be stepping down on August 10th, after just over ten years in the job. However, she will remain a significant presence on the network, as she says her roles on ‘Fashion Police’ and ‘Live from the Red Carpet’ will be continuing as normal.
Giuliana Rancic is stepping down from her role on E! News after a decade
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Ryan Seacrest is reportedly dating a former Miss Teen USA, Hilary Cruz.
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.
Ryan Seacrest is reportedly dating Hilary Cruz.
Continue reading: Ryan Seacrest Dating Former Miss Teen USA Hilary Cruz?
Justin Bieber has revealed he draws inspiration for his music from the highs and lows of his relationship with former girlfriend, Selena Gomez.
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.
Justin Bieber discussed the inspiration for his music in a recent interview.
Continue reading: Justin Bieber Draws Inspiration From Selena Gomez "Heartbreak"
Nashville and Brooklyn hosted their own parties for this year's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
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.
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'.
Ariana Grande is "happy" but will not discuss her rumoured relationship with Big Sean.
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!
Ariana Grande at the MTV VMAs 2014 on Sunday (24th August).
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Continue reading: "Happy" Ariana Grande Refuses To Discuss Rumoured Romance With Big Sean
Date of birth
24th December, 1974
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