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Friday, April 27, 2012

Seacrest inks new NBCUniversal deal: Two-year pact increases 'Today' presence

According to everyone at the American Idol dream factory, Ryan Seacrest had an aggressive strain of stomach virus in the hours leading up to Wednesday's Queen-themed performance show. (I feel ya, Ry. The prospect of six kids singing Freddie Mercury more
Philadelphia Inquirer ( 4/27/2012 11:05:40 PM -08:00 )

Seacrest inks new NBCUniversal deal: Two-year pact increases 'Today' presence
NBC Universal and Ryan Seacrest have agreed to a two-year contract that will increase Seacrest's presence on "The Today Show." Deal comes four days after Seacrest inked a two-year, $30 million extension to stay with Fox's "American Idol. more
Chicago Tribune ( 4/27/2012 9:14:09 PM -08:00 )

Ryan Seacrest NBC News's newest correspondent; election coverage just got 20
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Washington Post (blog) ( 4/27/2012 7:47:24 PM -08:00 )

Ryan Seacrest signs on as Today correspondent
Ryan Seacrest has officially joined up with Matt Lauer and the rest of the Today show team. Seacrest will serve as a special correspondent on the morning-TV staple, NBC said Friday. The correspondent job is part of a new multi-platform deal with more
Calgary Herald ( 4/27/2012 5:44:25 PM -08:00 )

Ryan Seacrest Joins Today as Special Correspondent for New Two-Year Deal
By Hanh Nguyen, TV GUIDE On the heels of signing on for two more years of American Idol, Ryan Seacrest has reached an additional two-year, mutli-platform agreement with NBC Universal that includes serving as a special correspondent for NBC's Today show more
Seattle Post Intelligencer ( 4/27/2012 3:33:58 PM -08:00 )

Ryan Seacrest signs on as 'Today' correspondent in new pact
Ryan Seacrest has joined forces with NBCUniversal in a multi-platform agreement that will feature him working in several capacities, including as a correspondent for the "Today" show and at the Olympics. The deal with Seacrest, who is a producer and more
Los Angeles Times ( 4/27/2012 1:33:26 PM -08:00 )

Ryan Seacrest Signs "Groundbreaking" NBC Deal
Ryan Seacrest Signs "Groundbreaking" NBC DealCharlize's See-Through LBD! Plus, Selena Gomez, Heidi Klum and more. Rate all the highs and lows! Ryan Seacrest, who was previously announced as a member of NBC's Summer Olympics coverage team, has inked a multiplatform deal with NBCUniversal that will more
E! Online ( 4/27/2012 1:13:15 PM -08:00 )

Seacrest Signs New NBC Deal
Matt Lauer joked about Ryan Seacrest's multiplatform venture with NBC earlier this month, but we doubt the host of the Today show is laughing now. Seacrest signed a new two-year contract with NBCUniversal Friday afternoon that all but declares him the more
Daily Beast ( 4/27/2012 1:10:02 PM -08:00 )

Ryan Seacrest signs deal with NBC to join the Today Show and contribute to
Ryan Seacrest signs deal with NBC to join the Today Show and contribute toBy Daily Mail Reporter Ryan Seacrest signed a contract deal to join the Today Show and serve in various roles on the NBC network. The host of American Idol will become a special correspondent for NBC taking on roles on-air hosting, broadcasting and more
Daily Mail ( 4/27/2012 12:52:15 PM -08:00 )

Seacrest's Role at NBCUniversal Will Span News, Sports and Entertainment
By BRIAN STELTER Look for Ryan Seacrest to be appearing soon on NBC's “Today” show and on the network's coverage of special events like the Olympics. The appearances are included in a new contract between Mr. Seacrest and NBCUniversal. more
New York Times (blog) ( 4/27/2012 12:22:49 PM -08:00 )

Ryan Seacrest Joins 'Today,' Expands NBC Duties In New Deal
Seacrest will become a "special correspondent" for the show, part of a new two-year deal with NBC Universal that will see Seacrest expand his duties for the network, while cutting back slightly at E! He contributes to NBC primetime news and produces more
Huffington Post ( 4/27/2012 12:18:45 PM -08:00 )

Ryan Seacrest Home: TV Host And Producer Trying To Sell His House, Again (PHOTOS)
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Maybe Ryan Seacrest wants to offer the real estate strategy to the contestants on "American Idol?" Seacrest -- who literally sends TMZ into a frenzy when he sneezes -- went to work on the Idol set this more
Huffington Post ( 4/27/2012 9:18:53 AM -08:00 )

Will sick Ryan Seacrest still host "American Idol" tonight?
Will sick Ryan Seacrest still host "American Idol" tonight?(CBS News) Ryan Seacrest almost missed "American Idol" for the first time in the show's 11-season run. According to TMZ, the show's host is fighting "a bad stomach bug" and was throwing up all last night and today. Pictures: "American Idol" season 11 more
CBS News ( 4/26/2012 12:31:27 PM -08:00 )

Ryan Seacrest's Hollywood Hills West estate back on the market
Ryan SeacrestThe 'American Idol' host had tried to sell it in late 2010 for $14.95 million. The 10000-square-foot Mediterranean, now listed at $11.985 million, features canyon and city views, beamed ceilings, a bar, a screening room, a wine cellar and a gym. more
Los Angeles Times ( 4/26/2012 11:53:18 AM -08:00 )

Ryan Seacrest battles illness on 'Idol,' maintains perfect attendance
Ryan Seacrest nearly didn't make it to "American Idol" on Wednesday night. The genial host hasn't missed a night on "Idol" in the show's 11 years on the air. But a stomach bug almost made the man with the superhuman work ethic call in sick. more
Los Angeles Times ( 4/26/2012 11:50:28 AM -08:00 )

'American Idol' Recap: Show Must Go On
By Melissa Locker Before tonight's show, Twitter was atwitter with news that Ryan Seacrest was ill. Nikki Finke even tweeted "American Idol Scrambling to Find Substitute for Ailing Host Ryan Seacrest" while Seacrest was actually already on the air, more
RollingStone.com ( 4/26/2012 5:47:11 AM -08:00 )

Ryan Seacrest calls out Julianne Hough for 'Idol' crush
Ryan Seacrest calls out Julianne Hough for By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY Ryan Seacrest almost didn't make it on the air Wednesday night to host American Idol. It would have been the first time in 11 years. TMZ reported just before showtime that Seacrest was feeling so sick with "a bad stomach more
USA TODAY ( 4/26/2012 3:52:52 AM -08:00 )

'American Idol' recap: No Escape From Reality
By Annie Barrett | Published Apr 26, 2012 Since Queen's "Somebody to Love" was somehow left out of a Queen-themed American Idol, I have taken the liberty of paraphrasing Ryan Seacrest's internal monologue moments before showtime. more
Entertainment Weekly ( 4/26/2012 1:08:35 AM -08:00 )

Sick Ryan Seacrest takes center stage on 'American Idol'
Sick Ryan Seacrest takes center stage on By Craig Berman, TODAY.com contributor The biggest upset on “American Idol” Wednesday night wasn't anything the six remaining finalists did. It was that Ryan Seacrest managed to remain upright for the whole two hours. "American Idol" contestants more
msnbc.com (blog) ( 4/25/2012 7:41:46 PM -08:00 )

American Idol Recap: Ryan Seacrest Calls Out Julianne Hough for Crushing on
American Idol Recap: Ryan Seacrest Calls Out Julianne Hough for Crushing onAmerican Idol carried on tonight without one of its early favorites, the top six tasked first with a Queen medley—accompanied by surviving members Brian May and Roger Taylor. Side note: Despite speculation earlier in the day that an ailing Ryan more
E! Online (blog) ( 4/25/2012 6:21:59 PM -08:00 )