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THIS is the host of American Idol macking on the former Dancing With the Stars pro turned country singer and one of the planet's most beautiful women!

Amid rumors that there's a new lady in his life, Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough were spotted strolling down the beach Sunday afternoon (see photos).

He looks to be more than friends with Julianne, who just wrapped production on Burlesque with Christina Aguilera, Cher, Kristen Bell and Cam Gigandet.

We can't say they'd be the least attractive celebrity couple out there ...

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Seacrest out ... on dates with Julianne Hough!

The relationship was previously hinted at by American Idol judge Simon Cowell during an interview with Extra. In his sit-down with the program, Cowell revealed Seacrest's romantic interest and then coyly turned to the camera with a "whoops."

On the plus side, perhaps Cowell's outing of Seacrest gave him the green light to walk the Malibu beaches with Julianne Hough. Both are incredibly busy these days (there's nobody busier than Ryan), so it's nice to see them making time for romance.

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There were lots of strong performances among the finalists on American Idol, but the most memorable moment of the night may have come from Ryan Seacrest.

After Simon Cowell called out Michael Lynche for "corny" dance moves, Ryan not only came to the affable singer's defense, he got in Simon's grill in the process.

The normally unflappable judge was taken aback - and scooted his seat back, throwing his hands up and admitting he was very uncomfortable. Point, Seacrest!

Chalk up another memorable exchange in one of Hollywood's ongoing rivalries / friendships. We never quite know what to make of the dynamic between them.

Ryan definitely threw Simon off here, though, which was funny and uncomfortable. Check out the clip below of the two stars almost butting heads ... literally:

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It's official: Ellen DeGeneres is part of the American Idol family.

The comedian was announced as the show's fourth judge, taking over for Paula Abdul, months ago. But she now appears in a series of promotional photos for the competition and there's truly no going back.

Ellen will debut on the panel on February 9.

Prior to that, Idol will feature a number of celebrity guest judges - including Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Jonas, Avril Lavigne and Katy Perry - as it narrows its season nine field down to the Hollywood round.

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American Idol will begin its search for the next Kris Allen, Adam Lambert or Carrie Underwood is less than a week! It premieres on January 12 and THG will be there every step of the way, posing almost-daily reviews, recaps and videos of contestants.

Won't you join us? For now, check out Ellen and the rest of the cast below:

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Ryan Seacrest turns 35 today.

On one hand, we wanna wish the American Idol host a very happy birthday and tell him to celebrate it in a safe, responsible manner.

On the other hand, we wanna strangle him until almost no life remains because he's responsible for hoisting Keeping Up with the Kardashians on the world. Seacrest serves as executive producer on that "reality" show.

He actually seems like a perfectly nice guy and his chemistry with Simon Cowell is a major reason we tune in to Idol every week. But, seriously Ryan, the country didn't need to get to know anyone in the Kardashian family aside from Kim's boobs.

Still, we honor Seacrest with the following photo montage and by asking readers to send in their birthday wishes for him...

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Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer also turns 36 today. Check out celebrity birthday calendar to see when your favorite stars celebrates his/her big day.

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This really shouldn't come as a surprise.

Of course the Kardashians would consider an E! News personality as part of their family.

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The group's newly-released Christmas card - which somehow, magically appeared online - includes the all the usual suspects (Kourtney, Khloe, Kim Kardashian; Bruce Jenner, Lamar Odom, etc.)... and Ryan Seacrest.

The American Idol host produces the family reality show.

On her official blog, Kim wrote:

"What is Ryan Seacrest doing in the pic!!? I love you to death, Ryan, but it's a bit of a stretch to call you a member of the Kardashian family, don't you think? I know you're dying to be a part of the family, so just for this Christmas, we'll make your wish come true!"

This is why you have to love/hate/admire/detest the Kardashians: do they really expect us to believe that Seacrest was accidentially included on the card?

Kim acts as if this wasn't 100% planned by her publicist. Someone had the idea to stick Ryan in the photo, circulate it around the Internet and create a new round of headlines for the attention-hungry family.

It's both utterly grating and completely genius at the same time.

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The L.A. County District Attorney's office has formally charged Chidi Uzomah, 25, with felony stalking after he came looking for Ryan Seacrest last week in L.A.

He was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of disobeying a prior court order after allegedly assaulting a guard at Children's Hospital in Orange County.

Uzomah is ordered to stay clear of Ryan Seacrest, who he is accused of stalking Seacrest between September 15-October 30, the day he was arrested at E!

He came looking for Ryan where he does his daily radio show.

If convicted, he faces a maximum of four years in prison.

What's even scarier than the photos below, or the fact that he showed up looking for Ryan with a knife on him? Chidi Uzomah has serious military training.

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Chidi Uzomah, Jr.: Not at all terrifying.

Chidi Uzomah, Jr. is currently in the Army Reserves in Upland, Calif., having been trained as a front line soldier and assigned to the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion.

That's a part of the Army special forces, which is attached to the Green Berets.

Before Uzomah's gig in the 426th, he served in the California Army National Guard from April 2005-April 2009. He then transferred to the Army Reserves.

Uzomah was an ROTC Cadet at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Lt. Col. Nathan Banks, an Army spokesperson, said yesterday, "We apologize to Ryan Seacrest."

"Pending the outcome of the local investigation, the Army will decide what further action to take. We take all matters of our personnel seriously."

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An apparently dangerous stalker of Ryan Seacrest, Chidi Uzomah, was arrested inside the E! building where Ryan shoots his daily TV show earlier this morning.

Uzomah was arrested at 9:40 a.m. PDT today, after showing up at E! offices and asking to see Ryan Seacrest. He was armed with a knife when he showed up.

Sources say he is the same man who attacked Ryan's security guard last month outside an Orange County hospital. In that incident, he had a knife as well.

Uzomah pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors for the prior incident. The judge placed him on three years probation, ordering him to stay away from Ryan.

Apparently that didn't work.

He was detained by LAPD the in the lobby of the E! building after a security guard, who was aware of who Chidi Uzomah was, called them after he came in.

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An armed Chidi Uzomah came looking for Ryan Seacrest today. Scary.

Ryan Seacrest was in the building at the time Uzomah entered, although fortunately the deranged lunatic never got within sight of the American Idol host.

According to TMZ, the hardest working man in Hollywood and his staff have been asking prosecutors for weeks to take swift action against the alleged wacko.

Earlier this month, Uzomah, unaware that his target works out of E! offices in L.A., showed up at KIIS-FM in Burbank, Calif., on the hunt for Ryan Seacrest.

The Burbank police were called but no arrest was made.

Ryan's people called the Orange County D.A.'s office immediately after the KIIS incident, asking prosecutors to violate Uzomah's probation and put in place a criminal protective order. They fear he poses danger and should be locked up.

Not a hard sell after today's frightening encounter.

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Last week, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest joked on his radio show that if he could use a taser on one reality star, he would choose Heidi Montag.

Naturally, her husband-pimp Spencer Pratt took exception to the remark and issued a statement to generate some free publicity defend her honor.

"I'm disgusted and horrified that Ryan Seacrest would find it amusing and entertaining to have his listeners call in about tasing anyone," he said.

"What's next, guns and knives? Waterboarding? It is irresponsible and offensive for someone with your platform to promote violence on this level."

"For someone who produces reality content for a living, I'm shocked that you would encourage people to tase reality TV stars. Would it be funny to you if one of your Kardashians got tased? Is that how you would treat your talent, Ryan?"

Ryan Seacrest, of course, produces Keeping Up with the Kardashians, starring Khloe, Kourtney and Kim. Eh, we'd live if one or all got tasered.

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Spencer Pratt is looking for a fight with Ryan Seacrest after a hilarious comment the American Idol host made. Heidi Montag could use a nice taser jolt, don'cha think?

Prior to his radio show, Seacrest Tweeted as a "funny topic" who you would most like to see tasered: Heidi Montag, Omarosa from The Apprentice, Tila Tequila (this was before Shawne Merriman choked her) and Daisy de la Hoya.

Not surprisingly, despite the formidable competition, Heidi won.

"Finding humor in violence is disgusting," Spencer Pratt added. "For someone who pretends to be mister clean-cut America, you should be ashamed. Any reasonable person knows that a taser isn't a Super Soaker and can cause immediate death."

Come on, Spencer. Brody Jenner was just fine the other night.

"I expect an apology not to just us, but to people everywhere for using your public voice to spread violence," Pratt concluded, his mission accomplished, similar to when he pretended to be offended by insults from Anderson Cooper.

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Ryan Seacrest is apparently worth $15 million a year to American Idol.

Does that mean Simon Cowell is worth $50-100 million per season?

We aren't sure about the latter, but Seacrest just closed a new three-year, $45 million deal with CKX, parent of American Idol producer 19 Entertainment.

Under the pact, the reality TV staple will be exclusive to CKX in broadcast TV primetime to host American Idol or any CKX show that might succeed it.

The deal more than triples his salary from around $5 million a season.

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BIG SHOT: Thanks to his new American Idol deal, producer-host Ryan Seacrest is now one of TV's highest-paid personalities, if not THE highest. [Photo: Fame Pictures]

Arguably the king of 21st Century media, Ryan Seacrest has a cable deal with Comcast and is E!'s lead anchor. He produces such reality shows as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, It's Complicated and ABC's upcoming Jamie Oliver reality series.

He's even jump-starting Lindsay Lohan's production company.

American Idol producers will are now focusing on securing the show's judges for next season. Simon Cowell has made statements that he might leave the smash singing competition when his contract is up at the end of next season.

Some British media sources have pegged his salary demands at more than $100 million per year, which sounds ridiculous, but if Seacrest earns $15 million ...

The other judges - Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Kara DioGuardi - all have said they hope to close deals to return to the reality juggernaut next year.

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Reports have surfaced today that Lindsay Lohan is somehow launching a new company with partner Kristi Kaylor. Skinny Bitch Unforgettable Productions will develop and produce a slate of TV series, films, documentaries and online content.

No, it will not produce adult films. That was our first question too!

Kristi Kaylor oversees Lohan's 6126 fashion line. Ryan Seacrest is said to be a major part of the newly founded organization as well. Hey, at least they won't have a big food budget. Gotta keep overhead down in these tough times.

Last month, the American Idol host Tweeted about a "reality show idea" he had for Lohan, 23, after the two went clubbing at Hollywood hot spot H. Wood.

Now, the alleged workaholic taking the first step in that direction.

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Bored senseless, Lindsay Lohan is starting a company. [Photo: Fame Pictures]

"I have created some projects that I am very excited to bring to television, both on the scripted and non-scripted side," said the one-time movie star.

"I have a few scripts and books that I have kept my eyes on [which] I feel very fortunate to develop and package them under my new company."

Among the shows Lindsay Lohan - with Seacrest's assistance - is reportedly working on are Faux Real, touted as an Entourage for the fashion world; and a dating-themed game show called That's What Friends Are For. Yes, really.

Oh, and we can't possibly forget their planned documentary series focusing on a specific cause in conjunction with a charitable organization. Zzzzzz.

Congrats to the accused spray tan thief on her new venture. We're sure it will be wildly successful, given her recent track record and work ethic.

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