Not only has the handsome thirty-eight year-old signed on to host the upcoming game show mega-event 'The Million Second Quiz'--on top of his hosting duties on 'American Idol'--but his Seacrest Productions has been getting greenlights from various networks in rapid succession. The latest greenlight came from FOX, who ordered Seacrest's newest project 'Dream Date,' a reality competition similar to 'The Bachelor' but with a celebrity at the center of the attention.
And last night at NFL Kickoff 2013, Seacrest appeared once again... but he didn't receive the usual warm welcome he is accustomed to on, say, the 'American Idol' stage.
During the pre-game show before the World Champion Baltimore Ravens challenged the Denver Broncos in the Mile-High city, a booming, disembodied voice introduced Ryan Seacrest to a sea of Broncos faithful. Immediately, the crowd began booing the handsome host, before he even began his pithy speech.
"I only know of one other countdown that might be as big as this show," Seacrest began, plugging his annual hosting of 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' on ABC. This shameless aggrandizing only served to turn the remaining members of the Denver crowd against him. To Seacrest's credit, he remained composed in the face of the jeering from the crowd, completing his planned introduction unphased... not unlike a robot.
You can't really blame Broncos fans; as you can see from the video of the incident below, Seacrest smiled as he explained how the NFL season works, pointing out the goal of the Superbowl, as though Broncos fans would have no idea what they were there to watch.
What say you? Getting any schadenfreude from watching Seacrest look like a boob? Or are you a fan of the successful hunk?
America in general dislikes him for several reasons, among them replacing our icon, Dick Clark, for making $15M/yr as a glorified emcee, and for making Kim Kardashian famous.
Level 1 (67%) Mood: aggravated Since: 01/Feb/13
Message Posted On Sep 7th, 2013, 12:22 am
Not a fan either, and agree with the seemingly odd choice.
Level 2 (81%) Since: 12/Oct/07
Message Posted On Sep 6th, 2013, 3:43 pm
I really didn't notice a big chorus of boos but I couldn't hear much anyway... I don't understand why they would be so unwelcome to him either. I'm not a football fan but if an athelete came on AI as a guest or for whatever reason, I can't see the audience booing them? Why the haters? Human behavior will always confound me.
msd85 (Global Editor)
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Message Posted On Sep 6th, 2013, 10:19 am
I'm not necessarily a Seacrest fan, but I don't really get the hate for him. He works a lot, people in general seem to like him, and it's made him rich and famous. Most of us would gladly trade places with him in a heartbeat. Still, while that crowd was certainly drinking large amounts of haterade, I have to question NBC's wisdom in trotting out the host of American Idol to open the NFL season. I doubt there is much crossover between AI and diehard football fans.