Ryan Seacrest signs nearly $1,000,00 deal to host 'American Idol 2,' former female contestant to co-host???
By Reality TV World staff, 09/24/2002
Geez, is there anyone out there who REALLY believes that 'American Idol' would be unable to be just as successful with a trained chimp - or even Jim - hosting the program?
The New York Post reports that the near universally reviled Ryan Seacrest has signed a deal to return as host of the upcoming second installment of Fox's American Idol.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seacrest has signed a deal worth close to $1 million to return to "Idol." As of Friday, his former co-host Brian Dunkleman had yet to sign a deal - and sources have speculated that Fox might be looking to pair Seacrest with a contestant from the first "Idol," most likely a female.