Is RYAN SEACREST being replaced on “American Idol?” Hollywood rumors have been buzzing after reports came in the E! Online host has slowly been overpricing himself off the market.
“American Idol” without Ryan Seacrest? Who can imagine the show without the toothy and charming 37-year-old television host? But it seems Ryan‘s steadily escalating paychecks have the network powers-that-be shaking their heads at Ryan‘s astronomical asking fee…
Ryan‘s currently making $15 million a year as the host of “Idol.” Word on the street is, Ryan may have to take a pay cut to renew his contract with E! this year, or the network’s shopping for another host.
“There’s no way Fremantle and CKx will continue to pay Ryan that kind of money when he can be replaced for $2 million to $3 million,”
a source told The Hollywood Reporter.
The question is, will Ryan Seacrest agree to a pay cut, or will he play hardball with the network?
“It’s in Ryan‘s best interest to make them sweat — the company has new people running it and has to play the game.”
The source continued.
Hmmm…looks like an internal battle between Ryan and and the network is in the offing. Care to place your bets on who’ll come out the winner?
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