Ryan Seacrest Will Continue to Be Your ‘American Idol’ Host
Ryan Seacrest's quest for world media domination continues -- the radio and television host has just inked a deal to continue emceeing 'American Idol' for two more years, padding his bank account another $30 million in the process.
"For the last 11 seasons, I've had the privilege to be a part of one of television's most iconic shows. It's been a wild ride, and I'm excited for my journey with 'American Idol' to continue," Seacrest said in a statement. "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."
And it's just one gig of several he manages to juggle -- Seacrest also helms the nationally-syndicated radio shows 'On Air with Ryan Seacrest' and 'American Top 40,' hosts 'E! News' and does red carpet broadcasts for the network, and runs a production company responsible for shows like 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' (we're still trying to forgive him for that one).
As if that weren't enough, he's also launching his own television network, having recently partnered with billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban to rebrand HDNET as AXS TV. Oh, and he'll help host NBC's coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympic games, too.
All that and he's not even 40 yet. Thanks for making the rest of us feel like slackers, dude.