Reportedly, negotiations for Ryan’s contract have reached a standstill over the fact that Seacrest wants an executive producer credit in addition to his host title. It’s said Fremantle Media and Core Media are hesitant to hand over that title to Ryan and have been stuck in a stalemate over the issue for the last week. Yikes!
So far, it’s unclear if Seacrest is trying to snag more day-to-day responsibilities. Although, we doubt that’s the case as Ryan is already spread pretty thin thanks to his Live! gig, radio show, production company, etc.
Nonetheless, as the producers are still scrambling to lock in another judge (potentially Lionel Richie), we’re sure they’ll cave and give Ryan what he’s asking for. We mean, it’s hard to imagine Idol WITHOUT Seacrest!