E! Is Reportedly Considering a Tape Delay Which Could Shield Ryan Seacrest, Hypothetically 

Variety reports that E! is considering airing its broadcast from the Oscars red carpet with a 30-second delay. The network calls the decision “business as usual,” but the Hollywood Reporter and others are noting that this would protect host Ryan Seacrest in the event that a celebrity dodges him (gossip fodder all day)…

Kelly Ripa Defends Co-Host Ryan Seacrest Amid Assault Allegations: 'You Are a Privilege to Work With'

The opening segment of Thursday’s episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan ended with what could be easily interpreted as a thinly veiled response to recent allegations that co-host Ryan Seacrest assaulted a former E! stylist. After a little chat about this Sunday’s Oscars—which both Seacrest and Kelly Ripa will be…

Ryan Seacrest Will Host E!’s Oscar’s Red Carpet Show, But Celebs May Not Stop to Chat With Him

For over a decade, Ryan Seacrest has been as much of a fixture on the Oscars red carpet as assistants on the verge of nervous breakdowns, celebrities’ mothers, and Meryl Streep. The three hours before showtime—when celebrities take that long stroll from their limos to their seats—have all but belonged to him and E!’s …

ABC Would Like to Bring American Idol Back From the Dead

In a move that’s “incomprehensible” at best and “very, very bad” at worst, ABC is currently in talks to bring American Idol—the former jewel in Fox’s crown that ended its 14-year run last April due to low ratings—back from the dead. TMZ reports Tuesday that the show is “the hottest property out there” (out where?) and…

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Kelly Ripa Names Ryan Seacrest as Her New Co-Host 

I’m writing this morning’s Dirt Bag while watching Kelly Ripa running through the backstage area of her show’s set, as though late for work. “Don’t be nervous,” she’s telling me, the TV audience. “This is gonna be great.” Ripa is in such a strange mood today because she’s about to announce her new co-host LIVE on…