Ryan Seacrest

Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Jennifer Hudson, Enrique Iglesias, and Robin Thicke Confirmed to Perform on "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014"

Ryan Seacrest hosts the year’s biggest celebration at the crossroads of the world in Times Square with Jenny McCarthy (ABC’s “The View”), while Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas will return to host the west coast party on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014,” on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. West Coast performances feature Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Jennifer Hudson, Enrique Iglesias, and Robin Thicke. More artists to be announced at a later date, for both east and west coast parties.

“As the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve legacy continues, it is an honor to be a part of the largest celebration of the year,” said Fergie. “I am excited to share the stage with so many global stars.”

The bi-coastal celebration will include hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, and Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City.

Here is the complete NYRE rundown for the evening:

“New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Presents The 30 Greatest Women In Music” — Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy and Fergie host a fascinating two-hour countdown of the 30 greatest female artists in music, through clips and interviews from the archives of dick clark productions. (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET)

“Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014” –Ryan Seacrest spotlights some of the year’s hottest artists, groups and songs. Fergie hosts the Los Angeles party, and Jenny McCarthy is live with all the festivities in Times Square. (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET)

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014, Parts 1 & 2” — Ryan Seacrest counts down to midnight live from Times Square, and then the party continues with some of the year’s hottest acts from Los Angeles and New York. (Part 1, 11:30 p.m. – 1:08 a.m., ET) (Part 2, January 1, 1:08 – 2:12 a.m., ET)


Britney Spears’ New Single "OoH La La" Released Today

Earlier today, pop icon Britney Spears premiered her new single “”Ooh La La”” on “On Air With Ryan Seacrest.” The single is available today as a bundle with the debut single from brand new artist G.R.L. entitled “Vacation” via Kemosabe Kids/RCA Records. Both tracks will be featured on the soundtrack for Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation’s highly-anticipated family comedy The Smurfs™ 2 entitled, The Smurfs™ 2 (Music From and Inspired by), which will be released on July 23rd.

Ryan Seacrest Talks “Intense” Fight Between Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey

On his radio show Wednesday, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest admitted new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey got involved in an “intense” fight Tuesday at the Charlotte, North Carolina auditions. TMZ reports Tuesday’s drama prompted producers to end auditions early.

“It got heated between Nicki and Mariah. It was intense! I’ll be honest with you . .. It went far last night. It did get intense,” he said.

Seacrest defend both Minaj and Carey. “[There’s] nothing wrong with disagreeing . . . That’s gonna happen, and it’s okay,” he said.

“These are all very different individuals with different perspectives and different opinions that provide for interesting conversation and dialogue and feedback for the contestants,” he added.

In TMZ’s footage of the incident it appears Minaj felt disrespected by something Carey said. Veteran judge Randy Jackson pleads with the pair to calm down while Keith Urban avoids getting involved. “Think I’m playin? Think this sh*t is a f*cking joke? Think it’s a joke? Think it’s a joke? Think it’s a joke? Say one more disrespectful thing to me, if you say one more disrespectful thing to me — off with your head!” Minaj snaps.

“I am not being disrespectful,” Carey insists.

“Don’t tell me I’m insecure, don’t tell me I’m inadequate … you gonna get sent [inaudible] just fall back; don’t … you don’t know [inaudible] I don’t feel inadequate. You’re the insecure one sittin’ up there running down her resume every five minutes,” Minaj continues. “Every time you take a shot at me I’ma take it back, and if you gotta f*cking problem then handle it. I told them, I’m not f*cking putting up with your f*cking highness over there … figure it the f*ck out. Figure it out.”

“Whyyyy, whhyyyyy… do I have a 3-year-old sitting around me?” Carey says.

Kevin Jonas And Wife To Star On Reality Show

Kevin Jonas is set to add “reality star” to his impressive resume! The Jonas Brothers musician and his wife of 2 years, Danielle Deleasa, have landed an E! reality show that will document their married life and Jonas’ reunion with brothers Nick and Joe to record their next album.

“After two years of newlywed bliss, Kevin and Dani are finally ready to settle down in their New Jersey home and establish a happy suburban life,” E! said Monday in a statement. “However, with the Jonas Brothers heading back to the studio to record new music, finding the right mix of ‘normal’ and superstardom isn’t easy.”

Married to Jonas will be produced by Ryan Seacrest. “I vividly recall believing from the very first time that I met them that the Jonas Brothers would, without a doubt, become a worldwide cultural sensation,” Seacrest told EW.com. “When we learned that Dani married Kevin, our production team became curious about what life would be like for a young bride entering the excitement, and sometimes chaos, of a pop star’s life. Looking through the lens of young love, the show will examine the ups and downs of Dani and Kevin’s marriage, against the backdrop of their contrasting family cultures, traditions and individual careers.”

The series is scheduled to premiere on August 19 at 10 p.m. (EST). Jonas, 24, and Deleasa, 23, tied the knot in December 2009 after two years of dating.

American Idol Elimination: Deandre Brackensick Cut From Competition

Deandre Brackensick may have wowed judge’s Wednesday with his rendition of “I Like It,” but fans apparently were not as enthusiastic. Brackensick was sent packing on Thursday night’s results show.

The 17-year-old was joined in the bottom three by Hollie Cavanagh and Elise Testone. It was the second week in a row that Cavanagh found herself in danger of going home. Mentor Jimmy Iovine felt all three deserved their spots in the bottom three.

“Hollie’s problem is that she’s approaching this like a high school performer, and last night wasn’t even a good high school performance,” he said.

As for Brackensick, Iovine said he was “not great.””He was the weakest of the boys last night,” he said.

Finally, Iovine said he felt Testone blew her performance. “She didn’t even sing the tune,” Iovine added.

After host Ryan Seacrest sent Cavanagh and Testone back to safety Brackensick took the stage to sing for the judge’s save, but Jennifer Lopez was the only one willing to use it. Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler let Brackensick go. Lopez delivered the bad news.

“You’re an amazing performer. I stand by that. I think that you have an amazing voice and you’re going to share a lot with the world. I really do believe that. I only get one vote. I’m sorry – we’re not saving you tonight. I’m sorry, baby,” she said.

Backstage after the show Brackensick told Us Weekly magazine he is okay with his elimination. “So I wasn’t ready for America right now. Maybe in a couple months, maybe tomorrow you never know,” he said. “I agree with them 100 percent, and I agree with the judges and Jimmy and what happened. You know, I wish I was still going forward but I am grateful I got to this point.”

Jonas Brothers Reunite For Reality Show

TV bosses are turning pop star Kevin Jonas‘ upcoming reality show about married life into a real family affair. They’ve roped in his siblings Nick and Joe to star on the program too.

The oldest of the Jonas brothers began filming footage for a new E! network show in September 2011, documenting his day-to-day activities with his new wife Danielle Deleasa.

But the program will now also feature Nick’s turn in hit Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and cameras will follow Joe as he works on his solo career.

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is producing the as-yet-untitled series, which was first reported by the New York Post.

Jonas and Deleasa wed in December 2009.

Madonna Calls MIA Halftime Gesture “A Teenager Thing To Do”

In a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest Friday, Madonna admitted she “wasn’t happy” with rapper M.I.A. flashing her middle finger during the Super Bowl halftime show. Madonna, 53, said the gesture wasn’t planned and seems “out of place” considering the energy on stage when they performed “Gimme All Your Luvin.'”

“I was really surprised. I didn’t know anything about it. I wasn’t happy about it,” Madonna told Seacrest.

“I understand it’s punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy, and positivity it seemed negative,” she said.

“It’s such a teenager…irrelevant thing to do,” Madonna added. “There was such a feeling of love and unity there. What was the point? It was just out of place.”

NBC’s delay system failed to catch the gesture in enough time to blur it. The NFL and NBC issued apologies. “There was a failure in NBC’s delay system. The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing, and we apologize to our fans,” the NFL said in a statement.

“We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during halftime. It was a spontaneous gesture that our delay system caught late,” NBC said.

Ryan Seacrest To Launch Cable Network

Ryan Seacrest is slated to launch the new cable network AXS TV.

The network is a newly-rebranded version of the Mark Cuban channel HDNet and will focus on past and upcoming music concerts (to which Cuban has access as head of live concert promoter AEG), lifestyle shows and celebrity news. Seacrest is currently a stakeholder in the network; no plans for on-air appearances by Seacrest have yet been disclosed.
News of the network originally surfaced last year, when The Hollywood Reporter noted that Seacrest, AEG, and Creative Artists Agency were in talks to launch a “music, pop culture and lifestyle oriented” cable network as a kind of “Sports Center for pop culture” and that the group had been in talks to helm VH1’s Soul program.

Ryan Seacrest Could replace Matt Lauer on NBC’s "Today"

“American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest could be a possible successor to Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” show if Lauer steps down next year.
The talk are preliminary, and they may just be a negotiation tactic for NBC who will need a strong backup plan if Lauer does vacate the coveted co-anchor seat. According to people close to the matter, Seacrest is one of NBC’s top replacement choices.
Ever since Lauer hinted to “Today” executives earlier this year that he was contemplating leaving, NBC executives have been hunting for someone to fill the big shoes.
Seacrest’s deal with NBC-Universal expires in early 2012. He is a busy man. Seacrest currently hosts and produces a daily news show on E! Network, as well as E! red carpet specials.
Neither Lauer or Seacrest would comment on the matter.