Ryan Seacrest can’t save the sinking ship that is Live with Ryan and Kelly. That’s probably the reason why he’s having secret meetings with ABC. He’s currently in talks for the American Idol reboot. Since Katy Perry blabbed that she’s earning $25 million as a judge, he’s hoping that he can earn more just to host it. Ryan Seacrest will still have to fly back and forth between the East Coast and West Coast. Since ratings are plummeting for Live with Ryan and Kelly, he may even ditch Kelly Ripa behind.
Ryan Seacrest can’t survive the struggling show, reports Straight Shutter. He wanted to spend some time in Miami with his new girlfriend Shayna Taylor. But, he was thinking about Kelly Ripa and the future of his co-hosting gig. The show plummeted down to 25 percent, according to an insider. Ryan Seacrest is worried about the ratings. He’s “obsessed” with the talk show’s ratings. The insider claimed that he’s currently observing the ratings every day. He knows that it’s a matter of time before the show gets canned.
His mind is always on his other gigs. He’s currently in negotiations with ABC for his return to American Idol. He could land a multimillion dollar deal, if he’s lucky. Sources told Page Six that they’re still ironing out the details. Seacrest wants to make sure that he earns more than Katy Perry. He’s all about the money right now. He wants to remain a consistent part of the competition series as long as he gets the money he wants.
Another source close to the deal told Page Six that Ryan Seacrest’s eye is on the money at the moment. He is still happy with the show. But, he’s constantly negotiating with the showrunners. Everything should be announced soon. It’s just that everyone is away on vacation, not just Seacrest. TMZ revealed more details about Seacrest’s deal with ABC. He’s been having secret meetings with ABC execs this week.
It was previously reported that Seacrest would earn between $10 to $15 million, but he expressed interest in executive producing the show. A.I. execs turned him down. While they’re still talking, they haven’t worked out their issues yet. TMZ previously revealed that Lionel Richie will be one of the celebrity judges, and he could make between $3 and $5 million.
American Idol producers and ABC execs also have their eye on Nikki Cruz from Motley Crue as the third judge. He will earn even less than Richie. Looks like Ryan Seacrest and Katy Perry will be the big names and money makers of the show.
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