Friday, July 10, 2009

Mucho Moo-la for Seacrest

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All of the American Idol judges are reported to be negotiating new deals that will increase their pay, but to be announced Monday are the juicy details of Ryan Seacrest’s new deal to continue hosting the show.

The contract is said to be for 3 additional years, but no specifics on the exact amount, yet. Last season, Seacrest raked in almost $5 million, averaging about $100,000 per episode and this contract is expected to be bigger and better. It will make Seacrest one of the highest paid reality show hosts on television.

Seacrest keeps plenty busy with his radio shows and producing “Keeping up the Kardashians” and “Denise Richards: It’s Complicated,” but it looks like American Idol continues to be his big payday. Although the show’s ratings have decreased slightly the past couple of seasons, it is still the highest-rated reality show on television.

Keep up the good work, Seacrest. And, don’t let Simon get away with his rude comments!


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