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Is 'Knock Knock Live' Coming To Your Neighborhood?

7/16/2015 10:19pm EDT
Ryan Seacrest's 'Knock Knock Live': Celebs Go Knocking, Will You
There's a new game show in town and it could be coming to your front door. Ryan Seacrest's Knock Knock Live premieres July 21 on Fox and viewers may end up meeting their celebrity crush, playing a random game in their front yard with a sports star, or find a new car parked in their driveway.

Here's a bit of advice if you think you the Knock Knock Live crew might be coming to your home: keep your shirt on. Seacrest tells ABC that more often than not, most men answer their door "without a shirt on." Perhaps the casting department will start giving folks a little heads up that their coming — ...

Who Is Ryan Seacrest's New Girlfriend ?

6/12/2015 9:09am EDT
Ryan Seacrest & Hilary Cruz: 'Idol' Host & Former Miss Teen USA
Ryan Seacrest, 40, has a new woman in his life - former Miss Teen USA Hilary Cruz. The pair met through mutual friends and were spotted leaving a restaurant together in West Hollywood last month, according to TMZ. Cruz, 26, also attended the "American Idol" season 14 finale.

An insider confirmed to People magazine, "It's new. They're having fun."

Cruz describes herself on Instagram as a follower of the Golden Rule who is easily inspired. She says she "works behind and occasionally in front of the camera" and is of Spanish, Mexican and German descent.

The former pageant star is a brunette...

'American Idol's' 15th Season Will Be Its Last

5/11/2015 1:21pm EDT
Fox Chairman Says Ending 'American Idol' Was 'Not An Easy Decisi
"American Idol" has run its course. The singing competition is coming to an end after the 15th season airs in 2016, the Fox network announced today.

Gary Newman, Fox's chairman and CEO, revealed on Monday, "It was not an easy decision. Idol has even such vital part of Fox for its run. And we spent a lot of time talking with producers about the future of American Idol and collectively all of us arrived at the conclusion that it was time to bring the show to an end."

The network announced the news after unveiling its programming slate for the 2015-16 season.

"Idol" was launched in 2002 and...

Hot Pics: Ryan Seacrest's Model Girlfriend Renee Hall In Sexy Bikini Shots & More

3/11/2015 7:49pm EDT
Renee Hall: Five Facts About Ryan Seacrest's New Single Mom Mode
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest may have celebrated his 40th birthday two months late, but if it weren't for a February 28 birthday bash in Napa, Calif., he might not have met model Renee Hall.

The star, who hosts his own morning drive radio show in L.A., was spotted over the weekend with Hall, 26, over the weekend and it appears the two have hit it off.

Related: Ryan Seacrest Has A New Lady In His Life

A source told People magazine that the two have gone on a couple of dates so far and are getting along very well.

Click through for five things to know about Renee, and a bunch of sexy ...

Ryan Seacrest Has A New Lady In His Life

3/11/2015 2:10pm EDT
Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest has a new lady in his life after splitting from girlfriend Shayna Taylor last fall after a little over a year together.

The American Idol host, who turned 40 on December 24, has reportedly hit it off with 26-year-old model and single mom Renee Hall.

The two met during a party held in Napa Valley on February 28 to celebrate his milestone birthday (what, you think the hardest working man in showbiz had time to celebrate during the holidays?) and were spotted again over the weekend in New York City.

"They've gone on a few dates," a source close to the star told People magazine...

7 Things You Didn't See Backstage At The Oscars

2/23/2015 9:21am EST
7 Things You Didn't See Backstage At The Oscars
The 87th Annual Academy Awards have come and gone, but some of the most intriguing things happened behind the scenes. Here are a few things seen and heard from backstage in the press room.

1. Hot Microphones: Before the show began, the ABC red carpet show was playing on the press-room monitors. They forgot to turn off Lara Spencer’s microphone, so the media got an earful as the entertainment correspondent reprimanded her crew for not giving her a long enough countdown to commercial break.

2. Surprise Wins: The press room gasped when Big Hero 6 upset Animated Feature category favorite How ...

Is Ryan Seacrest Single Again?

12/14/2014 3:00pm EST
Ryan Seacrest Single Again
Seacrest Out!

Ryan Seacrest confirmed to Us Weekly that he and girlfriend Shayna Terese Taylor are no longer together.

The radio and television personality and "American Idol" host stated, “I am single.”

Seacrest has been linked with Taylor since November 2013.

“I’m going to take off the whole week of Christmas. I'm not even going to charge my phone,” the "American Idol" revealed. “My family and I do a fondue dinner for Christmas Eve and then on Christmas day after presents I try to eat so much that I can't sleep on my stomach that night.”

Former GF Taylor posted a snap of a tequila ...

Lopez, Urban, Connick & Seacrest Commit To Season 14 Of 'American Idol'

6/24/2014 11:00am EDT
Lopez, Urban, Connick & Seacrest Commit To Season 14 Of 'America
"American Idol" judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. and host Ryan Seacrest are staying put for season 14, according to 21st Century Fox Senior Executive Vice President David Hill, who announced the news on Monday.

"Jennifer, Keith, Harry and Ryan are the very best in the business at what they do, and I'm thrilled that they are returning to American Idol for another season," he explained during a network event in Las Vegas, Nevada. "Each brings unique qualities and expertise to the team, but they all share the same passion for helping undiscovered singers achieve the ...

Lady Gaga To Host Pop Countdown Show With Ryan Seacrest

4/5/2014 3:00pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is joining Ryan Seacrest this weekend to host the American Top 40 chart countdown. Fans will be able to call in and ask questions of the singer, who is in the midst of promoting her "ARTPOP" album.

Gaga is currently completing her historic seven-night concert stint at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Following her final perfomance on Monday night, the venue will close its doors forever.

On Wedneday, Gaga marched David Letterman's audience out of the studio to watch her perform at the ballroom.

She told Letterman, guest Bill Murray and the audience: "Hey, what are you guys doing ...

'American Idol' Recap: New Judges Means A New Show

1/16/2014 9:06am EST
American Idol
13 Years in and suddenly 'Idol' seems like it's playing catch-up.

In what it's hoping isn't its unlucky thirteenth season, 'American Idol' attempted yet another reinvention last night, veering farther away from the snide formula that made it such a breakout success all those summers ago. Gone is the ridicule, the delight at disaster and general amateur nature of the show. Instead, it's mostly good contestants and enough sob/inspiration stories to fill a week's worth of Olympics coverage.

Even worse than that, we're getting to know the contestants before they even sing a bar. Banter abound...

Celebrities That Turn 40 In 2014

1/1/2014 11:00am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Happy New Years everyone and welcome to 2014!

It's that time of year for our annual "who is turning 40" this year extravaganza. Truth is, lots of people do, but we'll just keep it to the more famous variety of peeps in the world.

Doing some simple math, 40 years ago would make it 1974.

For those of you who weren't around that year, the mantra of 74' and the world was energy crisis -gasoline was a little hard to get and lines at gas stations were blocks long. Because of the crisis, our then President, Richard "Tricky Dick" Nixon imposed a 55 MPH speed limit on highways. That wasn't the re...

Simon Cowell & Howard Stern Are The Highest Paid TV Personalities

8/9/2013 10:09pm EDT
Simon Cowell
Forbes magazine just released its list of the highest paid TV personalities, and Howard Stern and Simon Cowell tied for the top spot.

"The X Factor" judge and radio host each made $95 million between June, 2012, and June, 2013. Ironically (or maybe not really), Stern is a judge on Cowell's popular series "America's Got Talent." They are definitely sharing the wealth.

Cowell has been making headlines recently for having a fling with a married woman, who wound up getting pregnant. Oh, and she happens to be the estranged wife of his friend Andrew Silverman. Oops!

Conservative talk show host...

Ryan Seacrest To Host Live Game Show 'Million Second Quiz' On NBC

8/5/2013 11:33am EDT
Ryan Seacrest
NBC just announced that "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest will be hosting the game show "The Million Second Quiz" this September in New York City.

In the series, contestants play head-to-head trivia bouts within an enormous outdoor hourglass-shaped structure in Manhattan and compete non-stop for 1 million seconds (11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes and 40 seconds). 

During each round, one player sits in the "money chair," accumulating as much time on the chair as possible by answering trivia questions against an opponent.

Every second that a player stays in the money chair is worth $10, pote...

Ryan Seacrest Is Latest 'Swatting' Victim

4/11/2013 9:00am EDT
Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest is the latest Hollywood star to be "swatted" by pranksters. The "American Idol" host became the latest victim of a fake emergency call on Wednesday, just hours after interviewing Russell Brand about his own swatting incident.

A caller claimed four "mobster-looking guys in suits with rifles" were inside Seacrest's property firing shots, according to A team of officers quickly determined the call was a hoax.

Crank callers have targeted several celebrities in recent months, including Rihanna, Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Justin Timberlake.

In order to st...

Rumor Patrol: Jennifer Aniston's Wedding, Justin Bieber V. Lindsay Lohan, More

3/17/2013 12:07pm EDT
Jennifer Anniston and Justin Theroux
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Jennifer Aniston's Wedding: Jen is getting married in Hawaii... or in Pennsylvania at her Grandmother's House. Jen is purposely waiting for Angelina Jolie to announce her wedding date so she can have hers on the same day.

Verdict: All False. As with any celebrity wedding, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux' nuptials are a big focus in the tabloids. Jennifer's rep told RumorFix she isn't getting marrie...

Julianne Hough & Ryan Seacrest Break Up

3/16/2013 2:00pm EDT
Julianne Hough & Ryan Seacrest
Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest have reportedly split, according to multiple reports.

After two years of dating, Hough, who has appeared in films such as "Safe Haven," "Rock of Ages" and "Footloose," and the "American Idol" host have ended their romance and are no longer living together.

Their grueling work schedules contributed to the break up, according to

In addition to his "Idol" gig, Seacrest hosts two different radio shows and is involved in numerous other projects. Hough was a pro on "Dancing With The Stars" before she broke into acting.

An insider explained, "Ho...

'American Idol' Recap: Power Ranking The Top 10

3/8/2013 12:07pm EST
American Idol Top 10
This year will be ‘Idol’s’ hardest to handicap in half-a-decade. Without a cute guy playing an acoustic guitar poorly on which to rely, this year’s power rankings promises to be as topsy as it is turvy. In other words, this should be the most exciting completion in years, if it weren’t for the fact that there isn’t really a standout performer that’s worth feeling excitement about.

Oh well, at least it will be changeable.

But before we get to the power rankings, there’s the matter of last night’s 90-minute results show travesty to discuss. Even worse, one recappers ill-fated decision to wa...

'American Idol' Recap: Curtis Finch Jr. Stands Out In Top 10 Men Semi-Final

3/7/2013 12:07pm EST
'American Idol' Recap: Curtis Finch Jr. The Only Standout In Top
The guys of this season’s ‘American Idol’ need no introduction, mostly because they don’t deserve an introduction. They’re just a bunch of mediocre talents with one standout. None of whom the producers particularly want to win.

So who was the best of the worst? Read on to find out.

Elijah Liu Sang “Stay” by Rihanna

Keith Said: I thought that was a really great start to the show.

Nicki Said: I think I would be willing to stay.

Randy Said: It never left first gear. It just lay there flat.

Mariah Said: I liked this a lot. I felt it was one of your better performances.

The Verdict:


'American Idol' Recap: Semi-Finals Go Live With Top Ten Girls

3/6/2013 11:11am EST
Breanna Steer performs in front of the judges on AMERICAN IDOL
It’s clear this year that the producers want a girl to win. They’re craving it. They’re desperate for it. They’re so in need of a girl to snap the cute guy with guitar streak that there isn’t even a cute guy with a guitar to be seen this year! Or even one with much talent.

That leaves last night’s performers with the staunch task of justifying the producers’ stacking this season’s lineup in the females’ favor. So who answered the producers calls and who left them hanging?

Let’s find out, shall we?

Zoanette Sang “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” by Tina Turner

Keith Said: I love the way y...

Weekly Celebrity Twitter Roundup: Jan. 19-26, 2013

1/26/2013 11:30am EST
Barack Obama
Welcome one, welcome all to this week's Twitter roundup, where we put all the best Twitterings and Instagrammings in one place for you to see, in one bite-sized package! This week, President Obama's inauguration, Seacrest crowns Justin Bieber the Grand Pooh-Bah of Twitter, some old men join the internet, Shakira gives birth, Seth Macfarlane brings civil rights to Tweets and more.

President Obama reflecting on his successes at the 2013 inauguration

"I want to take a look one more time. I'm not going to see this again."—The President pausing at the Capitol yesterday

Julianne Hough Shows Off Her Toned Bikini Body In St. Barts

1/4/2013 3:30pm EST
Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough and her boyfriend Ryan Seacrest are enjoying a vacation and the winter sun in St. Barts. The couple spent the day swimming and hanging out at the beach.

The "'Dancing with the Stars" pro and "American Idol" host took a walk before stripping down to their swimsuits and jumping in the ocean. Earlier in the day Ryan rode up on his boat and showed off his toned body as he emerged from the waves.

The dancer-turned-actress recently revealed she was mentally and physically abused when she was a 10-year-old dance student in London. She talked about her past to Cosmopolitan magazine...

Celebrity Birthdays - December 24, 2012

12/24/2012 3:00am EST
Ryan Seacrest
Happy Birthday to:

TV & Radio host Ryan Seacrest (1974)

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer (1973)

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin (1971)

Actor Amaury Nolasco (1970)

Guitarist Doyle Bramhall II (1968)

Actor Diedrich Bader (1966)

Actor Mark Valley (1964)

Actor Grand L. Bush (1955)

Motörhead singer/bassist Lemmy (1945)

Screen siren Ava Gardner (1922; d. 1990)

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Ryan Seacrest Reveals American Idol Judges: Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj And Keith Urban

9/16/2012 1:07pm EDT
Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Kei
Ryan Seacrest has revealed the upcoming lineup of judges for the next season of American Idol. Randy Jackson has retained his spot at the table, and confirmed judge Mariah Carey has been joined by Nicki Minaj (finally) and Keith Urban.

Seacrest tweeted the above photo with the message, "It's official, your new IdolJudges are @MariahCarey, @NickiMinaj,@KeithUrban & @Yo_RandyJackson!"

He also posted, "Everyone gave a heartfelt toast about being on the show after we ate last night. Cant wait to see the first contestants today. #IdolJudges."

Minaj had been in talks with the show for months, ...

'American Idol' Recap: It's Phillip In A Landslide On Final Performance Night

5/23/2012 7:07am EDT
Phillip Phillips performs on AMERICAN IDOL
The joke ever since Simon left is, “What do the judges even do anymore?” Well, tonight that concern was apt. Very apt. Because the judges never spoke. They didn’t break down individual performances. Instead, they simply offered a few half-finished thoughts at the end of the first two performances before finally swooping in at the end.

I’m not sure why we even needed them until the last minute. They should have been trotted out like wrestlers interrupting a match. That’s how useless they were for the first 45 minutes. It’s like they weren’t there.

So without them, it looks like it’s up to ...

'American Idol' Recap: Joshua Ledet Is Out As The Best Contestant Loses Again

5/18/2012 9:12am EDT
Joshua Ledet is eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about ‘Idol’ it’s that the best doesn’t usually win. Last night, the clear standout of this year’s season, Joshua Ledet, was unceremoniously shown the door while waiting on the doorstep of the finale. This after delivering a stellar rendition of ‘No More Drama’ and winning the night last night by leaps and bounds.

Blame going first. Blame the voters’ apparent detest for soul music. Blame Joshua’s being too old school for the show’s demographic. Whatever the reason, Joshua won’t compete in the finale and join the long line of ‘Idol’ losers who were actuall...

'American Idol': Phillip And Joshua Are The Standouts Of The Final Three

5/17/2012 10:15am EDT
The Final 3: L-R: Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Josh Led
Finally, the producers find a way to fill time that’s actually worth mentioning. Traditionally, we’ve saved the big homecoming clip packages for the final three results show, but with two hours to fill (instead of the typical 90 minutes) the producers shrewdly moved those fun packages to the performance show.

I think this worked a lot better because there’s always some sadness, some trepidation, some fear on the results show since somebody is about to get voted off. It’s hard to get in the full celebratory mode of these packages. They just work better on the fun performance show where ever...

'American Idol' Recap: Hollie Cavanagh Goes Home + Final Three Power Rankings

5/11/2012 10:03am EDT
Hollie Cavanagh is eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL
Every year there’s a lurker. That one contestant that you think is going home each week but somehow, improbably, outlasts several other potential favorites and ends up around way longer than you ever expected.

This year, it was that little singling pixie, Hollie. Week-after-week she was in the bottom three. We heard her called stiff, wooden, emotionless and overly technical. All cold qualities that usually do a singer in with a voting public. They want somebody they can love through their performances, and Hollie didn’t really put off that vibe.

Still, despite that, she hung around. And s...

'American Idol' Down To Three After Hollie Cavanagh's Dismal Bonnie Raitt Cover Does Her In

5/11/2012 12:33am EDT
Holly Cavanagh
Hollie Cavanagh couldn't make America love her.

The 18-year-old McKinney, Texas, native received the fewest number of votes on this week's American Idol and was sent home Thursday night.

Hollie's lacking performance of Bonnie Raitt's breakup ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me", which judge Randy Jackson called "the wrong choice at the wrong time", proved to be the budding singer's downfall.

Mentor Jimmy Iovine said Holly "crashed and burned and lost out to those other three singers," chalking up her woes to her lack of having "the personal experience or the professional experience" to take...

$16 Million Contract Puts Britney Spears On TV's Top Paid List - Behind Judge Judy

5/10/2012 11:03am EDT
Britney Spears
Britney Spears is reportedly set to rake in $16 million as a judge on The X Factor, but the incredible amount isn't nearly enough to put her on top of TV's best paid list.

Assuming The X Factor has the same amount of episodes this season (26), Spears would pocket a bit over $615,000 an episode. That makes her the second highest paid per episode in primetime currently - Ashton Kutcher makes $700,000 an episode for Two and a Half Men. She is also far behind predecessor Charlie Sheen's whopping $1.2 million an episode. It would put her ahead of William Petersen's previous salary on CSI ($600,...

'American Idol' Recap: Hollie Stands Alone At The Bottom

5/10/2012 9:24am EDT
Josh Ledet performs on AMERICAN IDOL
Another night. Another ridiculous two duets to save time. Another week of my intro hunger strike against the ‘Idol’ producers for failing to find a more competitive way to round out the show. I think this will be the last week of this nonsense; however, so you should be getting much more of my musings next week. Be afraid.

And…on with the show!

Phillip Phillips’ First Song: “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Steven Said: You’re living proof that the road to perfection is always under construction.

J-Lo Said: You did a great job and it was a great way to start ...