“Key NBC insiders now believe that only someone with Seacrest’s name recognition and appeal to women could allow for a smooth transition”. Honestly, I thought he was gay for years. But as it turns out Mr. Seacrest is as smooth as a baby’s bottom as far as the ladies are concerned.
If you’ve been watching the news (then you wouldn’t be reading this crap) you might have heard that Matt Lauer, the current Today Show anchor, is preparing to leave once his contract is up. No bad blood the guy just doesn’t feel like getting up at 3 every morning — coincidentally that’s when I go to bed. So Comcast executives have been looking for a logical replacement.
Ryan Seacrest has become a household name hosting American Idol, his radio show and co-hosting E! News on the E! network, which is owned by Comcast. With GMA shrinking The Today Show’s lead in the past few months, the internal discussions have been intensifying, Mediaite has learned. Key NBC insiders now believe that only someone with Seacrest’s name recognition and appeal to women could allow for a smooth transition, and ensure that the incredibly profitable Today Show remains on top in the morning.
The issue with Seacrest, according to insiders, is not whether he could get the gig, but whether he would take it. The full time hosting job would mean that Seacrest would have to leave his beloved Los Angeles and move to New York, which he is apparently loathe to do. Furthermore, hosting a morning show is a grueling job, and with his production company and various hosting jobs, something would have to give.
Not bad for a guy who doesn’t have a real job.
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