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Nigel Lythgoe

I'll Pay Ryan Seacrest's Salary!

1/19/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nigel Lythgoe and Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest
should fear not if producers cut his "American Idol" salary for next season, because we've learned Nigel Lythgoe has vowed to make up the difference ... out of his own pocket.

There have been a few reports that producers may try to cut Ryan's paycheck -- estimated at $15 million for this season. Nigel is telling people Ryan is "extremely important" to the show and doesn't know how it could work as well without him.

Nigel says if production starts slashing, he'll start cashing to keep R.S. on board.

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46.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

"Seacrest OUT". Make it so!

826 days ago
47.

DJ Blur    

Uh. OK?

824 days ago
48.

Knudesen    

15 million for a job any idiot could do. Time to punish the people paying these obscene salaries. No more Coke products for me. And the Ford Edge that was at the top of my new vehicle list has just been removed. I couldn't sleep at night if I was paid a salary like that, it is just stealing from others...

731 days ago
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