August 2011 archive

On-Air 31 Aug 2011: cold coffee (audio)

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2011

Ryan can’t tear himself away to microwave his coffee.

On-Air 31 Aug 2011: who got engaged? (audio)

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2011

Ryan teased with engagement gossip during Ellen’s sleaze.

On-Air 30 Aug 2011: could Ryan give up grooming? (audio)

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2011

What could you give up for a year? Ryan thought about some of the things he could maybe give up. Sugar? Eyebrow waxing? Definitely not coffee … Ryan already tried that and failed.

Idol 11: Galveston press conference (video)

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2011

“I’m standing outside the door, and I see the tears of joy and the golden tickets coming out. It seems like there’s much more of a flow this year than last time we were in this area,” Seacrest said.

Idol judges hope female talent shines in Texas

On-Air 30 Aug 2011: it's hard to be Ryan (audio)

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2011

Ryan had a cube of watermelon for breakfast. Sounds straightforward, but as Ellen pointed out, it doesn’t always work out that way.

Watermelon’s Ryan’s new snack, since he read about another celebrity eating them in one of the magazines he pretends he doesn’t read.

Idol 11: Randy's special bond with Ryan

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2011

photo: @RyanSeacrest

Ryan’s still on the road for Idol, and this is the pool outside his hotel! Looks like vacation, but he’s still hard at work. In addition to his regular jobs, Ryan’s turned masseur to the media:

Someone then passed a question from the American Idol Twitter account onto the judges: “What are your nicknames for one another?”

Randy responded first: “I call Ryan ‘Lovemuffin.’ We have a special bond.”

Rocks Off actually got a firsthand experience with the Lovemuffin earlier, before the press conference began. As we were standing around waiting for it to start, Seacrest came up behind us and massaged our shoulders.

Steady on, lovemuffin, all of us Randy will get jealous!

Read more: American Idol Judges Say Ladies Ruled Houston Auditions

On-Air 29 Aug 2011: long distance relationships (audio)

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2011

Ryan had some advice for a caller whose parter will be working away: it’s important to maintain physical contact, even if it’s just for one night a couple of times a month.

On-Air 29 Aug 2011: even the purses are bigger (audio)

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2011

Ryan’s made some observations about purses in Texas, but he thought photographing them might be a little uncomfortable.

On-Air 29 Aug 2011: Ryan vs the curtains (audio)

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2011

Not only did Ryan lose a battle of wits with his hotel safe, but the curtains made the room so dark that he couldn’t even see to pee.

On-Air 29 Aug 2011: Ryan outsmarted himself (audio)

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2011

Ryan had some important tips for anyone traveling around and staying in hotels … don’t get too clever when you’re choosing a number for the hotel safe, and always remember your PJs!

On-Air 26 Aug 2011: strange addictions (audio)

Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2011

Ryan thinks Ellen’s “strangely addicted” to Pretty Little Liars, but Ellen knows far too much about Ryan’s viewing preferences for him to get away with a comment like that…

On-Air 26 Aug 2011: morning soap opera (audio)

Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2011

Ryan danced the shower dance this morning, because he was out of shampoo.

On-Air 25 Aug 2011: even cowboys eat frozen yogurt

Posted on Thu, 25 Aug 2011

@RyanSeacrest Heading to texas for @americanidol auds this wk, stopped at CVS to pick up some authentic cowboy gear

It sounds like Ryan has a few insecurities about stopping for frozen yogurt, but as we can see from the photo he posted, he’s all man.

On-Air 24 Aug 2011: is Ryan's mom getting a tattoo? (audio)

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2011

Ryan called his mom to see if she would be joining the trend for older women to get tattoos.

Idol 11: golden Savannah (audio)

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2011

Ryan’s broadcasting from Texas for American Idol auditions this week. At the Savannah auditions 24 out of 36 contestants through to the judges got a golden ticket.

On-Air 24 Aug 2011: Ryan was born that way (audio)

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2011

@RyanSeacrest I leave my tupperware at work and @officialellenk takes it home and USES IT! What is that??

Ryan’s been leaving his tupperware in the green room, and Ellen’s been cleaning up after him. Ryan’s a little shocked …

Ryan is the most thoughtful person Julianne Hough has met

Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2011

Julianne has answered a few questions about Ryan while doing press for her latest movie.

“The best thing about Ryan is… all those great extravagant things are wonderful, but it’s his thoughtfulness,” she smiled. “He is the most thoughtful person I’ve ever met.”

from: Julianne Hough has Footloose bond

“I’m not anywhere near a wedding right now, but it was a beautiful wedding!” Hough gushed to “Extra” about the Kardashian-Humphries nuptials.

from: Julianne Hough Still ‘Footloose’ with Ryan Seacrest

On-Air 23 Aug 2011: mariachi (audio)

Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2011

Ryan enjoys Mexican food, but it’s not without its dilemmas:

@RyanSeacrest: How much do you tip a mariachi band at a mexican restaurant?

Ryan asked the question on his show this morning, before getting onto the topic of cocktails and shots.

On-Air 22 Aug 2011: quick change (audio)

Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2011

Ryan’s had a change of teeshirt already!

On-Air 22 Aug 2011: icing on the cake (audio)

Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2011

thank you cake
photo: @OfficialEllenK

Ellen’s son baked Ryan a cake! Ryan likes the icing. In fact, he likes it a whole lot …

On-Air 22 Aug 2011: Kim Kardashian's wedding (audio)

Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2011

Ryan talked about Kim Kardashian’s wedding over the weekend.

CBS Sunday Morning (video)

Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2011

Ryan on controversy and commitment

Posted on Sun, 21 Aug 2011

From Ryan’s Sunday Profile on CBS:

“It is not my goal to be controversial. It it’s never been my strategy to be that person,” he told Smith. “So in a way, yeah. I get up every day thinking, ‘Let’s be vanilla.’ I have no issue with that.

“I don’t feel like I’ve gotta push a button today or I’ve gotta create a headline or be controversial. I have no problem being considered just ‘there,’ you know? You’re just there,” he laughed. “And letting the things, the moving parts around me, be in the spotlight.”

There IS a commitment Seacrest says he’s serious about: His girlfriend, actress and dancer Julianne Hough, who also rose to fame on a TV talent show, “Dancing With the Stars.” “She’s an amazing woman and someone that has completely made me a better person, has helped balance my life,” Seacrest said. “Because my life has been all work all the time. And I think for the first time, I’m actually saying to myself, ‘Wait. There are gonna be units of your week and units of your day that are devoted to a relationship and not just work.’”

“I actually am not bothered at all about being the butt of any jokes,” he said. “At all.”

Read the rest: Ryan Seacrest: I’ve no problem being vanilla

Caught in the act

Posted on Sat, 20 Aug 2011

photo: @RyanSeacrest

Ryan confessed to stopping at Coldstone Creamery, and even posted photographic evidence!

@RyanSeacrest: On the way to @kimkardashian's wedding...traffic so bad on the 101 I had to stop at cold stone lovers in my belly

We can see Ryan didn’t take the photo, so who was his partner-in-crime? Here’s a tweet posted around the same time from Suspect #1 …

@JulianneHough: I just had a sugar over load… I need real food in my tummy now!

When asked why he wasn’t wearing a tux for Kim’s wedding, Ryan replied, “I will quick change in the car…I always keep a suit in trunk.” It sounds like Ryan worked off the calories from his ice cream as he tweeted later, “ looked regal, a perfect night. I just danced w the whole family.”

Unlike the British Royal wedding, this wedding wasn’t aired live, but Ryan Seacrest Productions will be letting Kardashian fans share Kim’s special day on October 9th and 10th on E!

Going retro

Posted on Fri, 19 Aug 2011

@RyanSeacrest: Calling @KrisJenner with a last minute change for the wedding. Ordering the fish instead of chicken

Wow! Ryan’s looking amazing despite his dorky phone accessory for someone who’s living on the edge. Last minute changes? He’s a braver man than most …

Ryan needs to keep busy (video)

Posted on Fri, 19 Aug 2011

In a preview of his “Sunday Morning” interview, the “American Idol” host discusses with Tracy Smith his reputation as the busiest man in Hollywood.

CBS News

On-Air 19 Aug 2011: still in Savannah (audio)

Posted on Fri, 19 Aug 2011

photo: @dizzyfeet

Ryan’s still in Savannah for American Idol auditions, enjoying the southern cuisine and playing his music out loud in the gym …

Idol 11: Savannah press conference (video)

Posted on Fri, 19 Aug 2011

On-Air 18 Aug 2011: caught short (audio)

Posted on Thu, 18 Aug 2011

Ryan follows doctors’ orders and drinks lots of water, but this causes problems when he finds himself out and about in LA (aka stuck in traffic) and in need of a bathroom.

Idol 11: day one of class (audio)

Posted on Thu, 18 Aug 2011

Randy has a new toy.

See Randy Jackson Rocks A Rotary Phone & Other Celebs’ Tech Toys

The Hollywood Reporter talked to Ryan about the Idol’s Emmy chances:

If it’s going to happen, this would be the year. We have been on the air for now 11 seasons. We had a transition season last year and I think there was some doubt from people [as to] what would the show do, what would it deliver, how would the changes affect the ratings. But fortunately, we had one of our best seasons.

Read full article: Ryan Seacrest on ‘American Idol’s’ Emmy Chances: ‘It’s Now or Never’

Idol 11: filming in Savannah (video)

Posted on Wed, 17 Aug 2011

Ryan was spotted out and about in Savannah where he’s filming for American Idol.

Photos here: Video & Photos: Ryan Seacrest of ‘American Idol’ filming in Savannah

Earlier today, Fox confirmed that Jennifer Lopez would be back for another season … though it had already been announced unofficially on Ryan’s radio show.

Randy Jackson will return to the judges’ panel for the 11th season of AMERICAN IDOL. The trio, along with Emmy®-nominated host Ryan Seacrest, will begin their search for America’s next singing superstar when AMERICAN IDOL debuts Sunday, Jan. 22 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), immediately following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME on FOX.

AMERICAN IDOL recently received an incredible 10 Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, more than any other reality program on television and the most nominations in the show’s history. Highlights include Emmy® nominations for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program as well as an Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program for Ryan Seacrest.

“Having both Jennifer and Steven return to IDOL in 2012 alongside Randy is such a positive reflection on what was a wonderful and hugely successful season last year, and everyone is delighted,” said Simon Fuller, Creator and Executive Producer, AMERICAN IDOL.

“I am very pleased to have our panel of judges back for the 11th season of AMERICAN IDOL,” said executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz. “Their chemistry and ability to select amazing talent made last season one of our most successful yet, and we look forward to going on another exciting ride.”

“From the very first day of auditions, we knew we had something special in our new judges panel, and we’re so happy that America felt that way too,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Together with Ryan – who is fantastic day in and day out – they built an incredible connection with both the contestants and our viewers, and I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome them all back to IDOL for another season.”

AMERICAN IDOL, television’s No. 1 show, continues its search for the best undiscovered talent in the country with auditions in Houston, TX, on Friday, Aug. 26. For more audition information, visit

Emmy Award-winning AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America Inc. Created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, XIX Entertainment and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, President, Big Red 2 Entertainment. AMERICAN IDOL has been No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for the past eight consecutive seasons and currently ranks as the No. 1 television show of the 2010-11 season.

Ryan tweeted out a photo of the happy family reunion.

On-Air 17 Aug 2011: Ryan's trash talk (audio)

Posted on Wed, 17 Aug 2011

One of Ryan’s callers today was a newlywed whose husband threw away her cooking. Didn’t Ryan take a call a while back from a guy who’d been pretending to like his girlfriend’s cooking for a long time? Maybe this is the same guy and this was his solution! It sounds like Ryan’s been on the wrong end of a bad piece of salmon himself, and he knows all the steps necessary to disguise the fact that he didn’t eat it!

On-Air 17 Aug 2011: difference of opinion (audio)

Posted on Wed, 17 Aug 2011

A guy called in saying his current girlfriend had left in the middle of the night after he went out to help his ex-girlfriend who thought she was being followed. Ryan would want to help a girl out, but Ellen disagrees.

On-Air 16 Aug 2011: squirrels and scorpions (audio)

Posted on Tue, 16 Aug 2011

Ryan worries about squirrels taking a liking to his house if he leaves the doors open, then Ellen told him there are scorpions in the neighbourhood. He should be glad he doesn’t live near Amy: George the Bear

Idol 11: Judges' auditions start this week

Posted on Tue, 16 Aug 2011

Ryan has American Idol auditions with the judges at the end of this week. Steven and Randy will be back, but there’s still been no official word on Jennifer.

On-Air 16 Aug 2011: Ryan talks dangerous rides with his mom

Posted on Tue, 16 Aug 2011

Before talking to Sean Kingston about his horrific jet skiing accident, Ryan said his mom still panics when he jet skis or mentions motorcycles. He called to tell her he’s getting a motorbike and asked her to compare the relative dangers of girls, motorcycles and fast cars.

What’s more dangerous: girls, motorcycles or fast cars? … what would you prefer I ride?

On-Air 16 Aug 2011: Halloween planning (audio)

Posted on Tue, 16 Aug 2011

Ryan stopped off to pick up batteries, and noticed that the shops are getting ready for Halloween already. It’s a bit early for thinking about Halloween costumes, but Ellen has an interesting suggestion…

On-Air 16 Aug 2011: Ellen's brush with the law (audio)

Posted on Tue, 16 Aug 2011

Ellen got pulled over by a motorcycle cop and seemed to be heading for a ticket … until she mentioned Ryan’s name. Ryan’s been pulled over too, but his name doesn’t get him off!

On-Air 16 Aug 2011: locker room talk with Colin Farrell

Posted on Tue, 16 Aug 2011

Ryan was almost embarrassed to mention the last time he saw Colin Farrell … in the locker room.

On-Air 15 Aug 2011: Ryan's dirty little secret (audio)

Posted on Mon, 15 Aug 2011

Ryan has something in common with Joe Jonas: they both raid the dirty laundry.

“I don’t reuse wet stuff”

On-Air 15 Aug 2011: flying at half mast (audio)

Posted on Mon, 15 Aug 2011

Ryan made an interesting observation …

That's a compliment? (audio)

Posted on Thu, 11 Aug 2011

Ryan’s been on the receiving end of compliments from the girls … or, at least, that’s how he sees it.

Exposed in the grocery store (audio)

Posted on Thu, 11 Aug 2011

Ryan had a little drama in the grocery store recently … he realised he’d exposed a relationship and revealed himself as a cheater.

Ryan knows when a woman's interested (audio)

Posted on Wed, 10 Aug 2011

Ryan shared one of the secrets that would be in his book … you can tell if a woman’s interested by the amount of perfume she wears. Hopefully his book has plenty more secrets, because nobody seemed to agree with him!

Ryan's mom has SYTYCD background info (audio)

Posted on Wed, 10 Aug 2011

Ryan’s mom sent him an email with some background information about one of the finalists from So You Think You Can Dance.

Ryan's ' traditional family holiday' with the Houghs

Posted on Wed, 10 Aug 2011

Ryan was spotted out and about with the Hough family last weekend. CDA Press has the details:

Ryan was meeting Julianne’s grandparents, Bob and Colleen Hough, for the first time and by all accounts things went swimmingly. The extended family frolicked at their houseboat on Blue Creek Bay … watersking and tubing, with everyone, including Ryan, taking turns on the rope swing. There was a visit to Hudson’s Hamburgers and an evening at Wolf Lodge Steakhouse to celebrate the senior Houghs’ 61st wedding anniversary coming on August 12.

Read more: Family fun in the sun for famous faces

RSP: A scripted show with Harvey Weinstein

Posted on Wed, 10 Aug 2011

Ryan said earlier this year there was a scripted TV series in the pipeline. Deadline Hollywood reports he is teaming up with Harvey Weinstein to adapt the Nanny Diaries for ABC.

the company is finalizing a deal with ABC for a TV version of The Nanny Diaries to be written by Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive produced by Ryan Seacrest. This marks the first foray into scripted TV for reality mogul Seacrest, who signaled earlier this year his intention to expand into comedy and drama.

Read more: Harvey Weinstein And Ryan Seacrest Team With ‘Gilmore Girls’ Creator To Adapt ‘The Nanny Diaries’ For ABC

Nigel Lythgoe talks Emmy nominatons

Posted on Tue, 9 Aug 2011

TV Line talked to Nigel Lythgoe about the frustration of American Idol being nominated for an Emmy for eight years without a win. Ryan hasn’t yet won his category, but Nigel thinks he’s the best out there:

The other surprising oversight in terms of Emmy recognition for the show is that Ryan Seacrest has never won in his category. When I interviewed fellow nominee Cat Deeley a few weeks ago, she said she thinks it’s because he makes his job look so easy.

I think there’s a feeling that Idol is really successful and why does it deserve anything else? And everyone’s been swept up in that feeling, including Ryan, who beyond the shadow of a doubt is the best presenter out there. And I’m just thoroughly delighted Cat Deeley is now in that category too. For me, she’s the second-best presenter.

Read more: Nigel Lythgoe Talks Emmys: If American Idol Doesn’t Win This Year, It Never Will

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