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Ryan Seacrest

I'm No Dummy

Fighting's Great for Ratings!

10/3/2012 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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There's a reason Ryan Seacrest is so rich ... he KNOWS conflict makes shows successful -- claiming yesterday's Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey blowout is a good thing ... for "American Idol" ratings.

Seacrest just took to his radio show, addressing the TMZ video in which Nicki goes off on Mariah during an audition Tuesday. Ryan said, "We want that!"

"We want them to be on this panel together. This is a good team, a great team, to go out and look for the next American Idol."

Seacrest said, "[There's] nothing wrong with disagreeing ... That's gonna happen, and it's okay."

He added, "These are all very different individuals with different perspectives and different opinions that provide for interesting conversation and dialogue and feedback for the contestants."

And beaucoup bucks for "Idol" producers.


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Also coming out of the closet is great for ratings too.

758 days ago

Phishie from Philly    

Ryan's no dummy! He knows this is all BS and its all for publicity.
Phishie from Philly

758 days ago


Ryan, the kind of "fighting" that goes on between the judges on The Voice is entertaining. This...not so much.

758 days ago


sorry, you lost me..

758 days ago

Pompano Ann    

Ratings and fighting; Ryan you could have had judges months ago, any of the Real Housewives. Forget any potential singing talent. Another reality show with fighting bitchy women; just what we need!

758 days ago


Good tv? I call this basketball wives.atlanta housewives..pure trash.confirming the impressions most have about blacks,nothing but gangster crap in the news..sorry this is not the family show it started out to be,remember when you had big ratings..poor Keith I feel so sorry for him...

758 days ago

lisazthats me    

Seacrest is stupid. His running of the mouth will come back to bite him. I can't stand either woman but in the end, this is not about disagreeing, this is pure hatred and is creating an environment of pure violence. That is not entertainment for a "talent" show. That is crossing into "realty trash". YOu have an overblown diva (Carey) and an overdone ghetto clown (Minaj) that are already fighting. I will take sides and say Minaj would wipe the floor with her because she just could. But in the end, this exchange is ensuing violence, not just common banter or disagreement. How is any attention going on the contestants when you are paying two fools to fight all over the TV. I can also ensure you that the first time Carey is touched, they WILL BE sued for every dime. That gets back to the point why they will be included, because Seacrest is running his mouth basically stating that "We want that". IN other words, it would show liability that the show premediatated this behavior and encouraged. Stupid, just shut up.

758 days ago


Now that the suits have chosen a gangsta pop skank as judge, this show has officially jumped the shark.

758 days ago


Yeah Ryan, until someone gets hurt. These two people aren't your usual arguers. Somone is going to get it, hide, and watch. These two come from a place were what they say holds promise. Not like when you were little, or even as an adult tell someone their dead, or your going to kill them. Then laugh about it. Like calling some one a son of a bitch. Most people really don't look at the meaning of what they were called. It just rolls off of the tongue. These two are taking words to heart.

757 days ago

Kev the Realist    

Can Seacrest get any GAYer. Please the show id totally irrelevant and nobody cares. If the stupid american public wants to watch a show to see fighting artists then that really shows how intelligent audiences have become. Probably the same people who feel compelled to be texting and talking on their smartphones 24/7. America is becoming opbsesses with instant gratification. Wait until these people have to get jobs and make a living--- WHOA reality check.

757 days ago


Apparently Seacrest is a dummy. I'm not interested in watching so called professionals fight. No more AI for me. If I want to watch trashy women bitch at each other I can always watch anything on Bravo. No thanks.

757 days ago


Take a good look at his face, America. This is the face of the person directly responsible for polluting Amerca's airwaves with such crap shows as "keeping up with the whoretrashians", "Jersey Shore" and pretty much every "bitches live together in a house, beat the crap out of each other" stupid reality show. He's directly responsible for this; if you have the urge to kick someone's ass because reality tv offends the hell out of you, this is the person whose ass you should be kicking...

757 days ago

No comment    

Ghetto Idol! I am not watching some ghetto hood rat black chick bobbing her head, shaking her finger, and screaming on t.v. America has become so lowlife so ghetto, nothing but screaming idiots on tv anymore. Of course, Ryan knows about TRASH TV since he produces the loud mouth skanky K/U/N/Trashians.

757 days ago


sure, until the insane clown has a gun the next time she has a psychotic break and shoots your ass after she takes down MC. better have metal detectors installed. another thought, whay happens when one of her insane ghetto fans acts out. JUMP that shark ryanb

757 days ago


Yes, he is a dummy!

757 days ago
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