Ryan Seacrest Signs New American Idol Contract

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THIS... is your American Idol host for at least the next two years.

Fox has announced that Ryan Seacrest inked a new deal with the network yesterday and will remain at the helm of TV's highest-rated show through 2014.

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“For the last 11 seasons, I’ve had the privilege to be a part of one of television’s most iconic shows,” Seacrest said in a statement. “It’s been a wild ride, and I’m excited for my journey with American Idol to continue. The legions of fans, amazingly talented contestants, judges, and producers, along with the hard working Idol crew, impress me every time we go on air and make hosting the show a dream job.”

Seacrest, easily the busiest man in show business, will also help cover the Summer Olympics on NBC in June.


Ryan needs to crank his neck in and become a gentleman like Jimmy.


Annie C take it easy. I am sure so many and many more ppl dont agree with U. Appriciate talent and stlye when u c them


Hey Seacrest, our gang thinks you are great, just stop asking stupid questions on the show, like "who do you think..." We already have 3 bias, idiot judges on the show.


I thought it was so cute seeing his girlfriend on AI last night. He was teasing her about checking out Phil Phillips. It was really cute. He is awesome and I am happy he is coming back next season. Hopefully the whole cast does, although I never quite understand what Steven is talking about. Is it just me or is he even more goofy than Paula?


I agree with Sasha...Ryan is the best host! He handles everything like a professional.


This man makes Too much money. LUCKY *UCK!


I am so happy about this! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ryan on AI. He makes the show. Anyone in their right mind would see that. He is great. Very talented. AND funny!


This midget-robot has zero personality. Tell me how the powers-that-be who rule AI come to the decision that he's the best of the best to host this very popular show???!!!! I just don't get the rise of celebs these days -- no talent (or very limited), intellectually compromised, inarticulate (the use of "like," uhhh, "you know..."), 98% are Caucasian, narcissistic, and in most cases, singularly unattractive!

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]