TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Ryan Seacrest

I'm No Dummy

Fighting's Great for Ratings!

10/3/2012 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1003_ryan-seacrest_tmz
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.

43 COMMENTS

No Avatar
31.

NOT ELMO    

you should hope Mariah doesn't quit!......

719 days ago
32.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Looks like they're getting ready to "script" the two problematic hoes for ratings.

719 days ago
33.

BoomerSooner    

This will be the last year for AI. It's run it's course

719 days ago
34.

kitnplayn    

That's the problem with the American culture. For entertainment, you make fun of your own citizens for being selfish and uncivilzed. The leaders of the entertainment industry have no problem getting filthy rich off of it, even though it is damaging the youth culture.

719 days ago
35.

Revelations    

It's about time they shut this stupid show down

718 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3

Around The Web