Reaction to the death of Larry King
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, Larry King arrives at Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Reaction to the death of Larry King, whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century. Larry King. ___“RIP Larry King!!!! ___“I’ve had the honor of being interviewed by Larry King multiple times in my life.
Homebound viewers boost New Year's Eve ratings; a CNN high
NBC was the highest-rated broadcast network last week, averaging 4.6 million viewers in prime time. Fox News Channel had 1.7 million viewers, CNN had 1.6 million, Hallmark had 1.42 million, MSNBC had 1.4 million, HGTV had 1.3 million and TNT had 1.2 million. ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race, averaging 9.75 million viewers. College Football Bowl Studio, ESPN, 16.1 million. College Football Playoffs Semifinal, ESPN, 13.4 millionCollege Football Bowl Studio, ESPN, 13.5 million.
Joe and Jill Biden to appear on 'New Year’s Rockin’ Eve'
FILE - In this May 14, 2019 file photo, Ryan Seacrest attends the Walt Disney Television 2019 upfront in New York. This week, he will return to New York's Times Square to host Dick Clark New Years Rockin Eve. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Ryan Seacrest will have a special pair of guests alongside the music stars at this year's New Year's Eve celebration on ABC — the president-elect and the future first lady. President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are scheduled to give “their last interview of the year” in New York’s Times Square on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021.”The Bidens will "share an inspiring message as we come together to close out 2020 and look ahead with hope to 2021,” according to a statement by the producers. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021" will run until 2 a.m. Eastern on Jan. 1.
Gloria Gaynor to perform at Times Square New Year's Eve
Gaynor will sing her anthem, "I Will Survive" during the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square as a celebration of perseverance, honoring essential workers. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – The New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will be a celebration of perseverance, honoring essential workers and featuring Gloria Gaynor singing her anthem, “I Will Survive," organizers said Tuesday. The broadcasts that usually set up shop in Times Square will be there, including “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021,” which will have a performance from Jennifer Lopez. Organizers said they would be honoring essential workers as the “Heroes of 2020" and designate a group of them as Special Guests, an annual tradition since the 1990s. Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, said in a statement, “This year, it feels most appropriate to shine a spotlight on the individuals who are tirelessly leading our nation through hard times with unshakable strength, determination and poise.”
J. Lo, Billy Porter to perform at 'New Year’s Rockin’ Eve'
NEW YORK – Jennifer Lopez will help bring in the New Year with a headlining performance in New York’s Time Square for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021." Other performers include Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter and Jimmie Allen. Lauper and Porter collaborated on the Broadway musical “Kinky Boots" and they will join forces for a special performance during the TV special, which will air on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021" will run until 2 a.m. Eastern on Jan. 1. Seacrest is returning to host the event for a 16th year, and he will be joined by Porter and Lucy Hale in New York.
Billy Porter to join New Year's Eve show from Times Square
Last New Year's Eve, Billy Porter was working in New Orleans. This year he'll still be working — but in New York City. The “Pose” star will join Ryan Seacrest and Lucy Hale on ABC in Times Square on Dec. 31 for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.” The broadcast is closed to the public due to the pandemic. “2020 has been a trying year for the world and I’m thrilled to have Billy and Lucy join me in ushering in a new year with fresh beginnings,” said Seacrest in a statement. As with last year, Ciara will once again oversee the Los Angeles festivities.
Al Pacino, Tina Fey to appear in 'Heroes of New York' lineup
NEW YORK – Al Pacino, Tina Fey and Eli Manning will join a star-studded lineup to celebrate the selfless acts of New Yorkers. Robin Hood and iHeartRadio announced a collaboration Thursday to present “Heroes of New York,” which will air Dec. 1 on television and radio stations in New York. The show will feature musical performances from Mariah Carey, Tony Bennett and Andra Day. Carey will perform a medley, Bennett will sing “Smile” and Day will perform “Silent Night.”Other special guests include Jon Stewart, Kevin Bacon, Mariano Rivera, Michael Strahan, Ryan Seacrest and Tracy Morgan. In May, the New York-based poverty fighting organization, Robin Hood, and iHeartMedia held the “Rise Up New York!” telethon.
Daytime Emmys go virtual in age of coronavirus pandemic
FILE - In this June 27, 2010 file photo, a view of the stage appears at the 37th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas. The 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air on Friday, June 26 at 8 PM EST/PST. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)LOS ANGELES The coronavirus pandemic has turned daily life into a drama of untold proportions. The 47th annual awards are back on a broadcast network for the first time since 2011 after being relegated to cable or streaming in recent years. ABC's General Hospital headed into the show with a leading 23 nominations, including best daytime drama, lead actress nods for Finola Hughes and Maura West, and lead actor nods for Steve Burton and Jon Lindstrom.
Post Malone to headline Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
NEW YORK, NY – You can ring in the New Year with Post Malone: The rap-pop star will perform at “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” in New York City on Dec. 31. Dick Clark Productions announced Tuesday that K-pop group BTS, country singer Sam Hunt and singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette — joined by the cast of Broadway’s “Jagged Little Pill” — will also perform at the event, which will air live from Times Square on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern. The annual New Year’s Eve affair will include celebrations from multiple cities. Performers from Hollywood include Green Day, Paula Abdul, Dan + Shay, Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, Salt-N-Pepa and Ciara, who will host the event. Usher, Sheryl Crow and “Pose” star Billy Porter — who will host — will perform in New Orleans.
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Win Halloween Again With Epic Costumes -- Here's How They Do It
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest know how to wow on Halloween! ET was on the set of Live for the festive episode to get a first-hand look at how Ripa and Seacrest manage to pull it all off. "I thought Halloween had happened already," Seacrest agreed with a laugh. Seacrest, he said, wasn't clued in on the entirety of his coordinating Ken costume until the morning of the show. It was going from hideous to beautiful to hideous to beautiful, and it was back-and-forth," she said.
Ryan Seacrest's Girlfriend Shayna Taylor Sweetly Recalls How They First Met
The story of how Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor first met is too cute. The American Idol host's 27-year-old girlfriend shares with Good Housekeeping how she came to be introduced to the 44-year-old TV personality at a Los Angeles restaurant back in 2013. She adds, "It's now this funny thing we laugh about when he takes my hairband, it's like we reminisce." For me, I was just like 'Oh cool, Ryan Seacrest.'" RELATED CONTENT: Ryan Seacrest Spotted on Vacation With Ex Shayna Taylor Embed Code RestartRyan Seacrest Reunites With Ex Shayna Taylor in ItalyRyan Seacrest's Girlfriend Shayna Taylor Breaks Her Silence on Sexual Harassment Allegations Against HimRyan Seacrest's Girlfriend Shayna Taylor Makes Her 'Live' Debut
Katy Perry Has Steamy Romance in 'Harleys in Hawaii' Music Video
Katy Perry had a special gift for fans on Wednesday -- a music video to accompany her new single, "Harleys in Hawaii." The music video ends back at a hotel, where, after dancing and munching on Flamin' Hot Cheetos, Perry cuddles with her biker fella as the sun is coming up. She was shooting this very music video, posing with female friends for the clip's beach scenes. "That's what this American Idol is about," Perry added. RELATED CONTENT: Katy Perry Says Orlando Blooms Son Flynn Has Drastically Changed Her Daily Life Embed Code RestartPaula Abdul Reacts to Katy Perry's $25 Million 'American Idol' SalaryKaty Perry and Ryan Seacrest Have Already Been Brought to Tears During 'American Idol' Auditions (Exclusive)Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Jonas Brothers and More to Play 2019 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour
Katy Perry and Ryan Seacrest Have Already Been Brought to Tears During 'American Idol'
"Katy and I were actually crying [while] watching [an audition]" Seacrest said of a mother who patiently waited for her chance to sing for the stars. "That's what this American Idol is about," Perry explained. "She came to collect it," added Richie, with Perry saying, "And she's going to Hollywood!" Season three of American Idol is expected to premiere in early 2020. RELATED CONTENT:Ryan Seacrest Officially Returns as 'American Idol' HostOriginal 'American Idol' Judges Reunite With Kelly Clarkson, Talk Working Together AgainLauren Alaina Shares How Competing on 'American Idol' Differs From 'Dancing With the Stars' (Exclusive)
Kelly Ripa Is 'Outraged' Over Mark Consuelos' Fit Bod, Which She Jokes She'd
The Live With Kelly and Ryan co-host found herself simultaneously praising husband Mark Consuelos' fit figure and expressing her "outrage" over it on Wednesday's episode of the daytime show. It all started when Ryan Seacrest confessed that Consuelos had messaged him a shirtless snap. Ripa got real, joking that she's "irritated" by Consuelos' ability to stay in such great shape -- which would require her to go under the knife. And while staying in shape might be more difficult for Ripa than it is for Consuelos, the mom of three admitted that she's still blessed in some ways. RELATED CONTENT:Kelly Ripa Shares Her Biggest Concern With Sending Daughter Lola to CollegeKelly Ripa Says Daughter Lola Altered Her Prom Dress Neckline 'Behind Our Back'Kelly Ripa Shares Throwback Photo From Honeymoon With 'Baby Face' Mark Consuelos
Ryan Seacrest Officially Returns as 'American Idol' Host
Ryan Seacrest isn't going anywhere. The 44-year-old TV personality, radio host and producer is officially back as host of American Idol, the show's Twitter account confirmed on Friday. After American Idol crowned Laine Hardy its season 17 champion in May, ET spoke with the Live With Kelly and Ryan co-host about his plans for the following season. American Idol will return in spring 2020 on ABC. RELATED CONTENT:ABC 'Hopeful' Ryan Seacrest Will Return to 'American Idol'Ryan Seacrest Addresses Kourtney Kardashian Possibly Leaving 'KUWTK' (Exclusive)'American Idol' Host Ryan Seacrest Takes First Sick Day in 17 Seasons
Ryan Seacrest Reunites With Ex-Girlfriend Shayna Taylor for Romantic Getaway
Over the weekend, Ryan Seacrest was spotted out and about with Shayna Taylor in Positano, Italy, nearly six months after their split. On their way to lunch with friends, Taylor, 27, was seen dressed in a striped tank-top while Seacrest, 44, sported a white shirt, blue shorts and a fedora. ET learned back in February that the Live With Kelly and Ryan co-host had called it quits with Taylor after dating for nearly three years. While neither has confirmed that they're officially a couple again, Taylor has been sharing pics of herself with friends on her Instagram Story. RELATED CONTENT:Ryan Seacrest Addresses Kourtney Kardashian Possibly Leaving 'KUWTK' (Exclusive)'American Idol' Host Ryan Seacrest Takes First Sick Day in 17 SeasonsRyan Seacrest, Madonna and More Share #10YearChallenge Transformations
ABC 'Hopeful' Ryan Seacrest Will Return to 'American Idol'
American Idol will be bringing back Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie for its third season on ABC, but one name synonymous with the franchise was noticeably missing. So, why isn't longtime host Ryan Seacrest confirmed yet? American Idol will return in spring 2020 on ABC. RELATED CONTENT:Ryan Seacrest Not Yet Confirmed to Return to 'American Idol' Next Season'Bachelor's Ashley I. & Jared Haibon Reveal an 'American Idol' Alum Will Sing at Their Wedding (Exclusive)Carrie Underwood Celebrates 'American Idol' Anniversary With Throwback Pic: 'You Can't Cry Pretty'
Ryan Seacrest Not Yet Confirmed to Return to 'American Idol' Next Season
Could Ryan Seacrest be done with American Idol? ET has learned that the longtime host of the singing competition show has not yet been confirmed to return for the all-new season that will premiere in spring 2020. "We are delighted to have our judges Katy, Luke and Lionel as well as in-house mentor Bobby backon 'American Idol,'" executive producer and showrunner Trish Kinane said in a statement. After American Idol crowned Laine Hardy its season 17 champion in May, ET spoke with Seacrest about his plans for the following season. RELATED CONTENT:Ryan Seacrest Addresses Kourtney Kardashian Possibly Leaving 'KUWTK' (Exclusive)'American Idol' Host Ryan Seacrest Takes First Sick Day in 17 SeasonsRyan Seacrest Isn't Feeling Pressure From Family to Get Married -- Here's the Funny Reason Why (Exclusive)