"American Idol" is in a pickle -- the judges start their on-air auditions in New York City in 2 weeks, and only one judge has signed a deal ... sources connected with the show tell TMZ.Our sources… READ MORE >
Ryan Seacrest was born in Atlanta, Georgia in December 24th, 1974. He´s a radio host as well as a television host and producer. He has his own production company named "Ryan Seacrest Productions". Ryan started his radio career at the early age of 15 while working on a radio station in Atlanta called "WSTR" and he made his first appearance on TV hosting "Radical Outdoor Challenge". Seacrest got his biggest role on TV in 2002 when he accepted to be Co-host with Brian Dunkleman in "American Idol" and in 2003 he was the only host since Dunkleman left the show. American Idol has been since its beginning a huge success and has put Ryan Seacrest in a national and international spotlight. Seacrest studied journalism at the University of Georgia in the fall of 1992. There, he would continue his radio show at a local Athens station. Seacrest left UGA at age 19 and moved to Hollywood to continue his broadcasting career. While there, he attended Santa Monica City College for a short time. By the time he was 20, he had landed a job in Los Angeles at KYSR-FM 98.7's afternoon show, called Ryan Seacrest for the Ride Home. His starting pay was $15 an hour. It became the station's No. 1 show and was nationally syndicated. In January 2004, Seacrest became the new host of the radio program American Top 40, a syndicated weekly countdown show, created and formerly hosted by Casey Kasem. The show was syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. In February 2004, Seacrest became host of popular Los Angeles radio station KIIS's morning show, replacing long-time host Rick Dees. This show, also known as On Air With Ryan Seacrest, remains on the air. Seacrest is the host, executive producer of this syndicated daily show airing on over 150 stations in North America alone, with affiliates worldwide. Kasem had been one of Seacrest's radio idols when he was growing up, along with Dick Clark. Seacrest asked Clark for some career advice, and Clark told him, "I believe a stake in ownership is important to have," and so Seacrest negotiated a piece of the ownership for the televised 'On Air'". Seacrest stated, "So maybe in 20 years it will still be called 'On Air', with someone else hosting the show, but I can still produce it. Because, let's be honest, you don't know how long people are going to let you into their homes."
Jennifer Lopez just announced ... she will NOT be returning to "American Idol" next season.JLo called in to Ryan Seacrest this morning, saying, "I honestly feel like the time has come that I have… READ MORE >
After selling their old mega-compound to Ryan Seacrest for $49 million, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are really downsizing ... into a cozy $18 million mid-century modern Beverly Hills… READ MORE >
It's official ... Ryan Seacrest is the owner of Ellen DeGeneres' epic, Beverly Hills estate. We've learned title was officially transferred to Ryan on Wednesday. We have now… READ MORE >
Ryan Seacrest has snagged Ellen DeGeneres' amazing Beverly Hills estate, which was listed for a cool $49 million, and he paid close to the asking price ... TMZ has learned.Seacrest, who is… READ MORE >
4:50 PM PDT -- Sources tell TMZ ... Ryan is going to go for it ... although they will have puke buckets on the stage ... just in case he loses it. Ryan Seacrest feels like crap ... so much so he… READ MORE >