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ABC Family orders Ryan Seacrest-produced transgender documentary series

ABC Family has ordered a documentary show called My Transparent Life straight to series from Ryan Seacrest Productions, which will focus on a teenage boy as he deals with major changes to his home life.


VH1 orders 'Walk of Shame' reality show


That embarrassing “walk of shame” can now be seen by everyone. VH1 has greenlit the unscripted series Walk of Shame Shuttle, which follows a young entrepreneur and her popular service for college students who overindulged the previous night. It will premiere in summer 2014.

The series order was part of the cable net’s announcement of its new slate of originals, which also included its next scripted endeavor Hindsight, a drama about a woman who is transported back to her life in the ’90s to try and make things right, premiering in early 2015.

The new unscripted series announced include: READ FULL STORY

On the scene: A preview glimpse of 'American Idol' at Hollywood Week

The world will have to wait until American Idol premieres on Jan. 15 to know who got the golden tickets, but for the contestants on Idol‘s upcoming 13th season, this week was Hollywood Week and the competition is just starting to get intense. EW was on the scene for the first day of the second stage of FOX’s singing competition.

Contestants had to perform in front of the judges for the first time since their original auditions in their home towns to get to the next round in Hollywood Week: Groups. With new judge Harry Connick Jr. joining Keith Urban and returning judge Jennifer Lopez on the panel, this season already has a warmer different vibe than the last one — better known as Mariah vs. Nicki. Gone are the dueling divas and the new threesome seem to be getting along very well, joking and laughing together throughout the day.

As for the competition itself, each contestant had to sing a song of their choice a cappella on stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, home of the Academy Awards, in front of the judges, their fellow competitors, and family and friends. Each contestant is allowed to bring two people to cheer them on sitting up in the front mezzanine. When it was the contestant’s turn to sing, their family moved to the edge of the balcony so they could see them. The family and friends are also there to console and take eliminated contestants home right away. And I mean right away — their luggage is waiting (organized alphabetically) in the lobby of the theater.

Before singing, each contestant introduced him or herself by sharing their name, age, and why they believe they are the next American Idol. Some favorite introductions we overheard:

Seacrest in! Extends deal to host 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'

Ryan Seacrest has signed a multi-year deal to continue to host and executive produce Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

The wunderkind of all things hosting has been involved with the New Year’s program since 2005 and became the sole host for the first time last year, after Dick Clark’s passing in April 2012. The 2013 broadcast was the most-watched New Year’s special ever, bringing in 22.6 million viewers.

Dick Clark Production announced the multi-year deal today, though they did not elaborate on exactly how many years that would span. The show’s lengthy (and apostrophe-filled) title seems likely to stay the same as a tribute to its original host. The show will continue to be broadcast on Dec. 31 on ABC.

In the announcement of his extended deal, Seacrest said, “I think I will forever be both sentimental and grateful about my experiences with Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” Of his fellow executive producer, Allen Shapiro, and the Dick Clark Productions team, he said, “I’m humbled by their continued faith, and excited to work together to create new traditions and fun moments on the show that only live television can deliver.”

Ryan Seacrest near deal to host NBC's 'Million Second Quiz'

One of the busiest men in entertainment could soon find his schedule a little more packed.

EW has confirmed that American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is close to reaching an agreement with NBC that would put him at the helm of the network’s upcoming reality series, Million Second Quiz. If reached, the deal would also make him an executive producer.

Seacrest, whose production company is responsible for Keeping Up with the Kardashians, also hosts a daily morning show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest and ABC’s New Year’s Rocking Eve, on top of his Idol duties.

A look back on Dick Clark's best New Year's Eve moments -- VIDEOS

In honor of the amazing life and career and Dick Clark, this year ABC will air a two-hour countdown of the late “New Years Rockin’ Eve” host’s greatest moments, to be hosted by Fergie in Los Angeles and Jenny McCarthy in Times Square. The special (Dec. 31 from 8-10 p.m. ET) will celebrate clips from American Bandstand as well as many of Clark’s memorable New Year’s Eve countdowns. At 10 ET, Ryan Seacrest will join the hosts for a special appearance in honor of Clark.

We’ve got two exclusive clips from the pre-Seacrest two-hour special, below… READ FULL STORY

Ryan Seacrest on Nicki Minaj/Mariah Carey fight: It 'went a little too far'

Wondering what really happened on the set of American Idol in Charlotte yesterday, when Nicki Minaj apparently cursed out fellow new judge Mariah Carey? Ryan Seacrest to the rescue!

As the reality competition’s host revealed during On Air With Ryan Seacrest this morning, there was “a very heated, intense argument towards the end of the day after a contestant did a little bit of a performance in the room.” Though Seacrest was not present when the dispute broke out, he admitted that both Minaj and Carey “went a little far” during their argument: “And, so, yeah, it was heated. It did go too far, to the point where the producers said with just a few more contestants left, ‘Let’s call it a day.’ And, [they] called a ‘wrap’.”


The Week in 'American Idol': Haley Reinhart blossoms, Clay Aiken takes a stand, and more

Next Wednesday (April 25), Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen will perform in a group number with the top 6 finalists on a Queen-themed performance show.  Season 5, the year of Taylor Hicks, was the last time American Idol featured Queen songs. On next Thursday’s results show, the official touring Queen tribute, The Queen Extravaganza, will perform the classic hit “Somebody to Love.” Katy Perry and season 10 alum Stefano Langone will also appear. (Listen to Langone’s new single “On A Roll,” featuring New Boyz and Rock Mafia, at


Current American Idol champ Scotty McCreery has been nominated for two Billboard Awards, including Top New Artist and Top Country Album, for his platinum selling debut, Clear as Day.  Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood is set to perform. READ FULL STORY

Ryan Seacrest on Dick Clark: 'I'll always be indebted to him'

The man who hosts every show in America has paid tribute to the host Americans grew up watching.

Ryan Seacrest has released a statement on the passing of legendary personality Dick Clark, who died today after suffering a heart attack at age 82. Seacrest took over the heavy lifting on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in 2006 and the show was renamed in 2009 to reflect Seacrest’s bigger role.

Seacrest’s full statement is below:

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel. When I joined his show in 2006, it was a dream come true to work with him every New Year’s Eve for the last 6 years. He was smart, charming, funny and always a true gentleman. I learned a great deal from him, and I’ll always be indebted to him for his faith and support of me. He was a remarkable host and businessman and left a rich legacy to television audiences around the world. We will all miss him.”

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Ryan Seacrest will host 'Fox's 25th Anniversary Special' on April 22

Fox announced today that Ryan Seacrest — American Idol host, national radio personality, television producer, celestial mouthpiece, and soon-to-be Olympics team member — will host Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special, airing Sunday, April 22 at 8 p.m. ET.

House‘s Hugh Laurie, The Simpsons‘ Kelsey Grammer, and In Living Color‘s Tommy Davidson will be joining a slate of previously announced Fox family members for the two-hour special that the network promises “will showcase our hits, our misses, and everything in between.”

It’ll be reunion time for the casts of That ’70s Show, Married…With Children, Beverly Hills, 90210, and The X Files. Also slated to appear: All three American Idol judges (expect Randy Jackson to yell “Ryan’s gotta have it, Ryan!” during the show), all three Wayans brothers, Kiefer Sutherland from 24 and Touch, Ally McBeal‘s Calista Flockhart, and Seth MacFarlane from Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and American Dad.

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Ryan Seacrest joins NBC team for Olympics coverage

In an expected move, Ryan Seacrest announced this morning on Today that he’d be part of NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage.

As for other announcements? Say, Seacrest’s possible future at the morning talker, the American Idol host was as cagey as you might expect, joking that there had been “conversations” about possibly filling in for Al Roker as weather man. “I see you doing this as long as you want to,” he said when Matt Lauer asked if he saw a possible future at the Today show. “So maybe the question is how long will you be on the Today show? Because fans and I think you should be here for years to come.”

“I think you’d be great at this job,” Lauer added.

Regardless of his future plans at NBC, Seacrest said he plans to stay with American Idol and expects an official announcement soon.

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Ryan Seacrest's 'Shahs of Sunset' lawsuit settled

Ryan Seacrest and his production company are off the hook for $100,000 since Kathy Salem has settled her lawsuit again Ryan Seacrest Productions, EW has confirmed. Back in November, Los Angeles resident Salem alleged she was subjected to “demeaning and humiliating” situations while filming in Shahs of Sunset, a reality show some have dubbed “the Persian Jersey Shore.” Per the settlement, Salem will be removed from this Sunday’s premiere episode. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Shahs’ home network Bravo declined to comment, but a spokeswoman from Ryan Seacrest Productions said, “We confirm that the lawsuit about Kathy Salem’s appearance in the Shahs of Sunset production has been settled. We have no further comment.”

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Exclusive: Lady Gaga choreographer lands E! series

Laurieann Gibson, the dance guru behind Lady Gaga, has landed a docusoap series at E! produced by Ryan Seacrest.

Previously reported as being in development at the network, EW has found that The Dance Scene has received a series greenlight.

Eight episodes of the half-hour show will follow Gibson as she trains and leads a team of ambitious assistant choreographers and dancers as they prepare to work with high-profile stars.

“The competitive world of the professional dancer is grueling creative work,” says Lisa Berger, executive vice president of programming at E! “Watching Laurieann mentor these young artists, who will do anything to make it in the business, gives us a glimpse into a world where the pursuit of success and excellence outweighs all else.” READ FULL STORY


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