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Ryan Seacrest Closes $45 Million Deal


New deal is "the richest ever for a reality host."

"The pact, which had been in the works for the past several weeks, gives Seacrest a gigantic pay raise, more than trippling his previous salary of slightly less than $5 million per season."

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  1. Not worth it.

    Posted by: Wes | Jul 13, 2009 12:20:38 PM

  2. Forget about the wax cover mannequin and his multimillion-dollar deal (You're right, Wes)...what about the white headline that runs across his body:

    "Would You Really Be Okay if Your Kid Was Gay?"

    Responsible, Details...way to foreground your own thinly veiled self-loathing.

    Posted by: A | Jul 13, 2009 12:27:51 PM

  3. Seacrest makes 15 million a year and a US Army or Marine Corporal dying in Afghanistan makes 25,000 a year. America needs to wake up.

    Posted by: Lee | Jul 13, 2009 12:33:33 PM

  4. I"m sure lots of snarky comments will flood it, but I'm willing to admit he works harder than me, he's better at what he does than I am, and he's thinner, too! :) Well played, Seacrest.

    Posted by: DW | Jul 13, 2009 12:35:11 PM

  5. I'm more concerned about the
    "Would You Really Be Okay if Your Kid Was Gay?" article. Smacks of homophobia.

    Posted by: chasmader | Jul 13, 2009 12:37:24 PM

  6. Steve McQueen T-shirt? Way to butch it up, Ryan.

    Posted by: Marco | Jul 13, 2009 12:42:01 PM

  7. If you believe the rumors, this deal kind of nicely makes Todd Holland's point in the very next article here. It pays to stay in the closet in Hollywood.

    Posted by: Buster | Jul 13, 2009 1:07:56 PM

  8. Miss Thang can buy a lot of call boys and pay them to shut up now.

    Posted by: Tralfaz | Jul 13, 2009 1:28:49 PM

  9. Meh, whatever. I still say he's easily the most annoying guy on TV now that Billy Mays is gone. Much like the tacky weathermen on local TV, you could easily run the info, graphics and voice-overs without the person on the screen and we would never miss them. Hmm, that's 45 million saved, guys.

    Posted by: johnny | Jul 13, 2009 2:19:03 PM

  10. Maybe now he can pay a decent tailor to make his jackets stop bunching at the collar on Idol.... this man is lame!

    Posted by: David B. 2 | Jul 13, 2009 3:07:10 PM

  11. The gov. will take half .Makes me feel better.Kid is annoying.

    Posted by: Zoz | Jul 13, 2009 7:49:37 PM

  12. So it's homophobic to call people out on their veiled homophobia---say, in their child rearing? That's homophobic and self-loathing? Is there any way to use the word "gay" in media and not get shot down?

    Not that it matters, but that issue is at least six months old.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 14, 2009 3:35:43 AM

  13. This compensation is absurd. Sign me up I want to work on American Idol. there is a related post at

    Posted by: carly | Jul 14, 2009 6:29:47 AM

  14. As my father once said about the first multi-million dollar professional athlete, "Who'd he blow to get *that* deal?"

    Posted by: Wheezy | Jul 14, 2009 9:51:23 AM

  15. Say what?

    Posted by: Perry | Jul 14, 2009 11:05:03 AM

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