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Ryan Seacrest: 'Rockin' in another year on ABC

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... But as Monday nears, Seacrest is focused on this annual rite: "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," which, with related programming, will blanket ABC from 8 p.m. until past 2 a.m. EST. Booking musical acts has been in the works for months, Seacrest says. Performers include Carly Rae Jepsen, Neon Trees, Flo Rida and Pitbull, as well as Taylor Swift, in the headliner position just before midnight.


Charlie Sheen 'genuinely interested' in 'Idol' gig

Charlie Sheen: American Idol Judge?

Could Charlie Sheen be a judge on "American Idol"? The actor says he's game. In an interview Tuesday on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, Sheen said "Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe publicly threw his name out there as a possible judge and the idea piqued people's interest -- including his own.


Jennifer Lopez follows Tyler off 'American Idol'

American Idol

Jennifer Lopez is the second judge in two days to say she's leaving "American Idol." Lopez will not be back for a third year on television's top-rated but struggling show, her representative, Mark Young, said Friday. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler announced Thursday he was exiting. That means the "Idol" panel is down to one, original judge Randy Jackson, and there are reports that he may take a different role when the Fox show returns next January.


Ryan Seacrest's new deal maintains 'Idol's' edge

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest agreed to a contract extension with “American Idol” this week, and his continued willingness to fit the twice-weekly dates with Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler into his busy schedule is bad news for the rest of the talent show landscape.


'Idol' Top 24: 14 names revealed

American Idol Season 11

Ryan Seacrest is revving up. We're just one week away from the season 11 live shows, and he was running down a dream, itching to shout out his signature line, "This!" That's it. "This!" That's Ryan's calling card, ever since he stopped saying "Seacrest out." Weird.


Justin Bieber Releases New Single, 'Mistletoe.' Listen Here!

It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas! The holiday season has started early this year with the release of Justin Bieber's new holiday single, "Mistletoe," which premiered this morning on Ryan Seacrest's radio show and is now available for download on iTunes. You can also check out the video sneak peak from the studio that he posted yesterday on Twitter.


Ryan Seacrest Plans Own TV Channel

Ryan Seacrest will reportedly add to his ever-growing media empire by launching a "music, pop culture and lifestyle oriented" cable channel with the help of concert giant AEG and talent agency CAA, The Hollywood Reporter writes. Talks are still in the preliminary stages, but Seacrest will more likely work behind ...


Crystal: Ryan 'Betrayed' Me

Crystal: Ryan 'Betrayed' Me

'Idol' frontrunner Crystal Bowersox claims she confided in Ryan Seacrest in a moment of weakness about desire to leave the show, which he publicly revealed


Saved! ‘Idol’ judges prevent shocking cut

Saved! ‘Idol’ judges prevent shocking cut

Ryan Seacrest promised a surprise at the beginning of Wednesday’s results show. Sometimes that’s a relative term, but give him credit. This time he meant what he said.


‘Idol’ finds only 13 to advance in Chicago

Ryan Seacrest reported that 12,000 hopefuls auditioned in Chicago over a two-day period, with only 13 making it to the next round. Those may seem like long odds, and a good reason for parents to get their kids to do homework instead of working on their voices.


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