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Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
Alec Baldwin says SNL should get somebody else to do Trump full-time
During an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan this morning, Baldwin had a "no comment" response to speculation that SNL's Sopranos-themed season finale cold open could be the last we see of his President Trump. But when the Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest pressed him, Baldwin seemed to hint he might be done with the character, according to The Daily Beast. “It does crash every weekend you have with your kids,” Baldwin said. “I enjoy doing it, but what’s going to happen in the future? I don't know where I’m going to working, where I’m going to be.” He said The Sopranos series finale ending "could be" foreshadowing, “but who knows what’s going to happen, if I do it again or don’t do it again.” But then he added in a telling statement: “They should get somebody who can do it all the time.”
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 6:27PM EDT
Did Ryan Seacrest know American Idol was live when he told Katy Perry "your mom's pretty"?
Seacrest may or may not have been joking on Sunday's show, but the moment rubbed some the wrong way following his sexual harassment scandal.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Janice Dickinson sues Ryan Seacrest's production company over a Shahs of Sunset episode
The former America's Next Top Model star says she never signed a release to appear on the E! reality show, and contends she was made to look like a villain.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Ryan Seacrest accuser files a police report, writes column explaining her decision
"Those who work with Ryan seem to hope I will just go away," former E! stylist Suzie Hardy writes in a column for The Hollywood Reporter. "Well, I'm not going away. I'm thriving in the truth and feel more inspired than ever. I recently contacted the LAPD and filed a police report so I'm guaranteed a real investigation this time. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Hardy filed a police report. Seacrest's attorney said in a statement, in response to Hardy's column: “We will continue to cooperate and we remain confident that Mr. Seacrest will once again be cleared of any wrongdoing.”
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 1:38PM EDT
Ryan Seacrest accuser says she was dropped from appearing last week on Megyn Kelly Today
Seacrest's former E! stylist Suzie Hardy, who accused Seacrest of sexual harassment, tells the DailyMail.com she was scheduled to appear on the March 19 edition of Megyn Kelly Today to tell her story -- opposite of Seacret's Live with Ryan and Kelly. "I could have gone with a number of shows, but I picked Megyn Kelly because of other interviews she had done supporting women in the #MeToo movement," she says. But she thinks NBC put the kibosh on the interview due to NBC Universal's relationship with Seacrest. DailyMail.com didn't get NBC News' response to Hardy's allegation.
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 10:04PM EDT
Ryan Seacrest's sexual harassment scandal hasn't affected his clothing and skincare lines
Seacrest promoted his four-year-old Ryan Seacrest Distinction collection on the Oscar red carpet, and his partners seem to be sticking by him. Macy's, which exclusively stocks Seacrest's collection of suits and lifestyle wear, hasn't pulled any of his merchandise. Meanwhile, skincare expert Dr. Harold Lancer, who helped Seacrest launch Polished by Dr. Lancer and Ryan Seacrest last year, says: “I have known Ryan for over 15 years and he was absolutely the best partner for Polished. We stand by him and are looking forward to our future brand plans.”
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
American Idol is pretty much the same on ABC, but a little sappier and more Disney-fied
Just about everything on Sunday's premiere is like the Fox version, right down to the host, the emotional contestant backstories, the music and the judges, who -- like the old ones -- "are also mostly OK," says Kelly Lawler. She notes that ABC seems to put a greater emphasis on the "American" in American Idol. "The tone is heartwarming; failed contestants are let down as easily as possible and the contestants who make it to Hollywood are all as sweet and diverse and quirky as can be," she adds. "The problem with making Idol a warm and fuzzy show that takes literal trips to Disney World is this: The vitriol is what helped catapult the series to its onetime status as a phenomenon. Idol was, for much of its long run, a show about telling people the truth, even if it hurt."
- Burning questions: Will sexual harassment scandal affect Seacrest? Will The Walking Dead and O.J. Simpson hurt the premiere?
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- Kelly Ripa "auditions" for Idol
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 2:00PM EST
ABC and American Idol producers are standing by Ryan Seacrest
"We stand by the results of the investigation," ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey says of E!'s third-party investigation into Seacrest for alleged sexual harassment of his former stylist. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of Idol producer FremantleMedia, adds: "I've known Ryan now for almost 16 years. I stand by him. Obviously it's unfortunate. I'm not privy to the details. He seems to be very robust in his defense. And we'll see where it all goes."
Posted Tuesday 3/06/18 at 2:34PM EST
Ryan Seacrest's E! Live from the Red Carpet ratings tumble 35%
Viewers weren't apparently interested in watching Seacrest on the red carpet six days after his accuser went public with allegations of his sexual misconduct. The 35% drop from last year outpaced the steep drop the Oscar ceremony suffered. Meanwhile, Live with Kelly and Ryan saw its best-ever ratings with the post-Oscars show filmed in the Dolby Theatre.
Posted Monday 3/05/18 at 8:45AM EST
Ryan Seacrest's sex harassment scandal made E! Live from the Red Carpet dull, uncomfortable and humiliating
Unlike previous Oscars, where Seacrest had an elevated platform, he was far less conspicuous this year, joining the rest of the press on the red carpet as many A-list stars didn't even stop to talk to him. "E!’s decision to move forward with Seacrest as the red-carpet host was a poor one, and not only because it made the pre-show a drag," says Christina Cauterucci. "Seacrest’s presence cast a fog over the whole program, undercutting every segment with a reminder of the ways capitalism uses sex and sexism to grease its machinery."
- E! was in a tough position, but the best thing for Seacrest would've been to bow out while maintaining his innocence
- Taraji P. Henson says she supports Seacrest, adding that Twitter "misconstrued" her comments and assumed she was shading him
- Here are all the celebrities who talked to Seacrest
- Seacrest didn't ask a single #MeToo or Time's Up question
Posted Monday 3/05/18 at 8:45AM EST
Kathy Griffin offers Ryan Seacrest's accuser the chance to style her when she visits Jimmy Kimmel and Bill Maher this week
"Hey Suzie Hardy, I will do for you that which no one did for me after May 30," tweeted Griffin, who will appear for her first post-Trump beheading controversy TV interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday. "After you were brave enough to speak out I’m happy to offer you a job as my stylist to dress me this week for Jimmy Kimmel and Real Time & I’ll PAY you. What ya think? KG."
Posted Sunday 3/04/18 at 2:12PM EST
Report: E! may employ a 30-second delay for Ryan Seacest's red carpet interviews
E! is planning several "defensive scenarios" for today's E! Live from the Red Carpet broadcast in response to Seacrest's sexual harassment scandal, according to Deadline's source. Another insider added: "The plan being considered is to mainly ensure plenty of time to either cut to Giuliana or to pull the plug altogether unnoticed if an on-camera encounter with Ryan goes into tricky territory." Asked to respond, an E! spokesperson said this morning: "It’s business as usual. As always, we tape multiple sources of content simultaneously to deliver the best possible show, and there are often brief delays between interviews.”
Posted Sunday 3/04/18 at 2:12PM EST
Access Hollywood plans to ask Oscar attendees if they will talk to Ryan Seacrest
Rob Silverstein, Access Hollywood's executive producer, tells Page Six he has instructed hosts Scott Evans and Kit Hoover to grill celebrities about the #MeToo movement and the politics surrounding it. “And then,” he added, “we will ask them whether or not they will talk to Ryan Seacrest.” Page Six also reports that "celebrities have been practicing answers to the inevitable barrage of questions involving alleged abusers Harvey Weinstein and Woody Allen, and publicists have been working overtime to make sure their clients 'don’t step in a pile of sh*t' during interviews, as one Los Angeles publicist with Oscar-nominated clients said."
Posted Sunday 3/04/18 at 2:12PM EST
#MeToo founder: Women on the red carpet shouldn't have to have a choice of Ryan Seacrest interviewing them
“We shouldn’t have to make those choices of, ‘Do we or don’t we?'” says Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, adding that Seacrest shouldn't be on the red carpet. This is not about his guilt or innocence,” she adds. “It’s about there being an accusation that’s alive, and until they sort of out, it’s really on E! News and shouldn’t be on us. … It will let us know where they stand in terms of how respectful E! News is of this issue – and of women.”
Posted Saturday 3/03/18 at 1:25AM EST
Is Ryan Seacrest immune to the #MeToo movement?
Sonia Saraiya wonders why Seacrest has been seemingly unaffected by his sexual harassment scandal, details of which were reported this week in her publication Variety. "I can’t objectively defend Variety," she writes. "But I can observe that Seacrest is engaging in his own public-opinion chess, with a skill we haven’t seen from other accused men. Unlike them, Seacrest is a man whose primary marketable talent is continuing to be generally liked; he is a master of this form. And this behavior from him is a play — a belligerent, entitled, corporate-sponsored play that exploits the weaknesses in a system that is designed to work against victims of harassment. Seacrest and his publicity team have taken special note of how the judgment of crowds imperfectly aligns with the judgment of courts; of how, in the age of reality-star president Donald Trump, arrogant denial has surprising weight with the viewing audience. That Seacrest’s on-air persona is an appealingly inoffensive one adds to his power; if that persona is merely a performance, viewers at home don’t know the difference."