Ryan Seacrest uses placenta, not Botox, on his face

During Fox’s panel with American Idol talent and producers in Los Angeles today, Ryan Seacrest admitted that he stays youthful by applying something to his face. But it’s not the rumored Botox injections: it’s the organ that keeps babies stocked with nutrients while they hang out in their mother’s uterus.

Someone started to ask Seacrest, “You’ve been with the show since the onset,” and was interrupted by Ryan, who joked, “And you’re saying I don’t look it.”

The person asking the question said, “You don’t look it. What’s the secret?”

Seacrest didn’t miss a beat and said: “Placenta.”

While he was probably joking, placenta cream is actually a real thing, and you can buy various placenta products online.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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