The Choices of Ryan Seacrest

Back in 2002, Ryan Seacrest was an unknown, but he was still a very busy guy with a radio show, a number of game shows hosting gigs, and guest starring in a Beverly Hills, 90210 episode. There is little doubt that Ryan Seacrest is still one of the busiest people in the showbusiness world. But today he is one of the wealthiest and most famous. One of his primary gigs is a fairly new one: “Live With Kelly and Ryan.” But he also continues to host and is a producer of American Idol. But after Fox dropped the show and ABC picked it back up, there was some hard dealing going down to get him back on the show.

It was even harder after Kelly Perry asked for a reality show record $25 million to sit as a judge for the show. After that Seacrest was offered so little that he very nearly walked away from the deal. In the end, all worked out. As a man who spent 15 seasons hosting the show, it held a special place in his heart. So he made the deal work. Seacrest also hosts a daily radio show and produces various reality shows. He also often hosts red carpet shows for E! and New Year’s specials for ABC; owns and runs a men’s line and a skincare brand, and has several endorsement deals.

Seacrest is 42 and presently shares his Manhattan townhouse with his girlfriend, Shayna Taylor, who is in her mid-20s. When it hit the air in 2002, American Idol quickly became a nation-wide sensation. By the end of its first season alone it had 23 million faithful weekly viewers. At its maximum in 2007, the show had 37 million faithful weekly viewers. After American Idol briefly went off the air supposedly for good, Seacrest looked for his next project, settling on Live Will Kelly and Ryan. To do that he relocated from Los Angeles, where he had been living for almost 20 years, to New York City. Learn about Ryan Seacrest clothing line here.

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