My first thought was CAN THEY AFFORD RYAN SEACREST? Doesn’t he live in LA? What about his radio show? How do I feel about this?
I actually watched most of this show live this morning, until I fell back to sleep. I didn’t nod off because of the show, I generally fall asleep during the morning shows if I am awake at all. I knew she was announcing her new host today, but I just wasn’t expecting Ryan Seacrest. I like Ryan Seacrest, he’s my homeboy from Atlanta. I do not like that he is friends with Kelly Ripa. I like Kelly Ripa, mostly. Though the whole situation with Michael Strahan made me think less of her. Something bothers me about the friendship with Kelly, Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, and to a degree Sarah Jessica Parker. I don’t know what it is about them all palling around that bothers me. It’s something close to jealousy I suppose. I just know it bugs me for some reason.
So the word is that Ryan will still do his radio show because ABC BUILT HIM A STUDIO in the same building where Live! is recorded. He will do the LA morning drive show remotely right after the filming of Live! I just don’t see this working. Ryan has gone all Hollywood on us. I don’t see him living in NYC. He also plans to keep his Live! from the Red Carpet shows. At least he will be in NYC for his annual New Year’s Eve countdown show. Ryan Seacrest Productions will remain on the west coast. He produces shows on multiple networks through RSP Productions, Shades of Blue, Shahs of Sunset, and the show that made him rich, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
This all brings me back to my first question, how can they afford him?
I was really hoping it was going to be the school teacher who won the viewer contest. I thought the reason it was taking so long was that he would have to finish his school year. Ryan and Kelly are awfully similar. I’m not sure I can take this much perky in the morning. I used to talk about Kelly Ripa in therapy. How does she manage to get up every damn morning, go through hair and makeup and pretend to be completely happy and thrilled with life every damn day. How is that possible? My therapist would say no one is that happy every day, and she fakes it. Still. Who has the energy to fake it every damn day?
What do you guys think about this latest development?