For those who aren’t in the know, Seacrest is much more than just a fey TV personality with no discernible talent. But as famed TV critic Tom Shales wrote in a great piece called “Ryan Seacrest Inc”, Ryan is trying to mimic Rupert Murdoch. (Others think he’s aping Dick Clark or Merv Griffin.) The Viscount of Vapidness is paid an estimated $12.5 million annually for hosting American Idol, not counting all the ancillary gigs he’s lined up.
Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily rips into Ryan Seacrest.
Finke is profiled in today’s NY Times.