Seacrest gets Walk of Fame Star today.
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today–but not for his work on Idol. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s announcement notes:
“Since Seacrest’s debut, American Top 40 has more than doubled its listeners topping out at a record breaking 3.1 million listeners per show. … Seacrest also took over the most coveted radio position in Los Angeles on its Top 40 radio powerhouse 102.7 KIIS-FM morning show. Since the new Seacrest morning show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest premiered on February 26th, 2004 over 1 million people tune in each week to wake up with Seacrest and the show has become the #1 most listened to morning show in Los Angeles.”
There’s no mention of his television work, though, probably because getting a star requires “five years in the field of entertainment.” Ironically, the ceremony takes place this morning at 11:30 a.m. at Hollywood and Highland, right next the TV studios where he used to film his cancelled TV show. This all assumes Ryan’s still around, as Defamer is planning “to invent a time machine, travel back to the moment before Seacrest’s conception, and sterilize his father with a fireplace poker.”
+ also: Jason Sechrest talks about his American Idol porn parody role and Ryan Seacrest’s comments about it.