Ryan Seacrest Hasn’t Decided if He’ll Renew His American Idol Contract
Maybe he’s taking a cue from the hefty pay raise it took to secure Jennifer Lopez for Season 11 of American Idol, but according toThe Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Seacrest isn’t saying if he’ll sign on to the show again once his five-year contract is up after this season.
“I have not even gone down that path of thinking about this being the last season,” Seacrest says. The host’s last deal paid him $45 million over the five years, but considering there are rumors that J.Lo scored $20 million for Season 11 alone, it’s bound to give the media giant some pause.
But ever the diplomat, Seacrest isn’t ruling out the possibility. “It's actually strange to hear it. Because I've been doing it for so long, it's part of my life, it's engraved in my schedule and I love doing it. So I hope to continue to do it.”
If all else fails, maybe Brian Dunkleman is available?