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January 18, 2012 | By Pat Benson
A new music and entertainment cable channel is launching. Business entertainment reporter Joe Flint says concert promoter AEG is teaming up with Ryan Seacrest, Mark Cuban and Creative Artists Agency to start AXS, a pop culture and music cable channel that is expected to debut in June. The channel will specialize in live programming, especially music and concert coverage. Los Angeles-based AEG's downtown L.A. Live complex will serve as the network's on-air home. Seacrest won't be an on-air personality, Joe Flint says in his story today , but his production company will be involved.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | By Amy Reiter
That C.J. Harris was the singer sent home on "American Idol" on Thursday night's elimination show was no surprise , probably even for him. Nor was it a shock that Jessica Meuse had been the one to keep him company in the bottom two -- before Ryan Seacrest sent her to safety. In fact, the evening's outcome was so predictable -- Harris, though he gives big-hearted performances, has been struggling to stay on pitch all season, and on Wednesday night, his performances had been especially underwhelming -- that none of the judges could do much more than sigh and shrug when Seacrest asked them about the two singers who were in danger of heading home.
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BUSINESS
February 1, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Ryan Seacrest and his radio show partner Clear Channel Communications Inc. are taking their relationship to the next level. Private equity funds controlled by Clear Channel's majority owners, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital, have committed up to $300 million to acquire and develop properties with Ryan Seacrest Media, the producer and television and radio personality's holding company. Furthermore, Clear Channel itself has taken an undisclosed minority stake in Ryan Seacrest Productions.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Pop held the top radio ratings spot as March brought little change from the previous month.  Clear Channel stations KIIS-FM (102.7), KOST-FM (103.5) and KBIG-FM (104.3) were again Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in the Los Angeles market, according to numbers released this week by Nielsen Audio.   KIIS, known for pop hits from the likes of Lorde, John Legend and Pharrell Williams, accounted for 5.1% of radio listening in Los Angeles for the period that ended March 26. The channel drew 3.9 million listeners for at least five minutes each week.  Soft-rocker KOST was just barely behind, accounting for 5% of listening, while pop and rock destination KBIG landed 4.9%.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll In the critical morning drive time period -- weekdays, 6 to 10 a.m. -- CBS' alt-rock station KROQ continued to rule with its "Kevin & Bean" show.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough, possibly Hollywood's busiest couple, reportedly are together no more.  The two have split up and are living apart after almost three years of dating. "Taking a break" is how People described it in breaking the news from sources close to the couple. Their reps wouldn't comment to the mag about the situation. They're still friends, but schedules got the best of them, the sources said. "It's a lifestyle she couldn't handle anymore," a source told Us Weekly.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2013
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Chef Giada De Laurentiis; Callie Thorne; Luke Perry. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Jennifer Lopez; Ali Wentworth; Ellie Goulding performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Jeremy Renner; Taye Diggs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View New Kids on the Block. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Wendy Williams Show Damien Dante Wayans, Craig Wayans and George O. Gore II. (N)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       CBS This Morning Andrew Serwer, Fortune; author Joe Warwick. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Arnold Schwarzenegger; Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton; 50 Cent; the Saturdays perform. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Charlie Sheen; Ashley and Les Broad; Jack Hanna. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Regis Philbin. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Ryan Seacrest.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       CBS This Morning Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne; Drew Brees and Adrian Peterson. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Christopher Walken; Jason Bateman; Ed Sheeran performs; Linda Stasi. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Live With Kelly and Michael Jason Bateman; Jonny Lee Miller. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View KaDee Strickland; Tim Allen. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Vanessa Williams; Train; Super Bowl dishes with Jamie Deen.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The ubiquitous Ryan Seacrest is adding another hosting gig to his resume. He's just been named host and executive producer of NBC's new prime-time game show "The Million Second Quiz. " But it seems that NBC's president of alternative and late-night programming, Paul Telgedy, is counting on Seacrest's seeming involvement in nearly everything on TV to draw interest to the new show. In a statement, he said, "When people see Ryan Seacrest, whether at the Emmys, the Oscars or New Year's Eve, he is at the epicenter of national events....
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Reality singing competitions have been very good to Ryan Seacrest, so it's no surprise that the longtime host of "American Idol" is seeking to produce another one for the ever-growing Spanish-speaking market on Telemundo. The new series, announced Sunday by Telemundo, is called "Superstar Showdown. " Instead of a panel of judges annointing a new would-be superstar from a field of unknowns, this series will pit well-known singers against each other in a series of competitions, including sing-offs.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Amy Reiter
In an outcome that was not the least bit surprising - except, perhaps, to the "American Idol" judges who unconditionally love her - Malaya Watson was sent home by the voters this week. And after using their save on Sam Woolf, there was nothing those judges could do to prevent or delay the departure of the 16-year-old singer (and tuba player) from Southfield, Mich., whom Keith Urban had once said made glasses and braces "look so cool. " Having made appearances in the bottom three twice before, Watson turned in a shrill and shouty rendition of Chaka Kahn's "Through the Fire" on this week's performance show.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Amy Reiter
With Sam Woolf back in the fold this week after last week's save, the "American Idol" top eight tackled songs of the '80s, a decade in which none of them -- nope, not one --  was actually alive. If that fact alone doesn't make "Idol" watchers over age 24 feel old, Caleb Johnson added an extra insult before stepping onto the stage to sing Journey's "Faithfully," a song guest mentor and Season 7 "Idol" winner David Cook encouraged him to approach with "reverence. "  Johnson said he planned to go out there and "make some old ladies cry. " (I trust he wasn't referring to the likes of Jennifer Lopez, who did seem moved by Johnson's performance.)
BUSINESS
March 31, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
In an early win for BlackBerry, a start-up co-founded by Ryan Seacrest has been banned from selling its iPhone keyboard. BlackBerry sued Typo Products in January, alleging that Typo's iPhone case -- which includes a physical keyboard -- copies BlackBerry's hardware and infringes on its patents. In a 24-page court order Friday, a federal judge in San Francisco granted BlackBerry's motion for a preliminary injunction, ruling that the Canadian smartphone maker "has established a likelihood of proving that Typo infringes the patents at issue and Typo has not presented a substantial question of the validity of those patents.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2014 | By Amy Reiter
Let's hear it for the "American Idol" voters. They were spot-on this week. The voters didn't care if the judges told Majesty Rose that her shouty rendition of "Let It Go" was "strong. " Nor were they willing to unquestioningly accept all that Sam Woolf-is-the-next-big-heartthrob propaganda the show has been handing them when his performances have been consistently awkward and underwhelming. And they certainly won't sit idly by when a guy who'd portrayed himself as a down-home country boy suddenly sees fit to lose the backward baseball hat, slick back his hair, groom his scraggly beard, replace his flannel shirt with a velvet jacket and make like Elton John.
NEWS
March 2, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
What I'm loving about the Oscars so far is the individual style statements -- Pharrell Williams in shorts and Lupita Nyong'o in what she calling Nairobi blue. "This is Prada and it was made for me. It's a blue that reminds me of Nairobi and I wanted to have a little bit of home," Nyong'o told Ryan Seacrest. The gown is sweet and striking with the kind of plunging neckline I wish Amy Adams was wearing. More Oscar fashion galleries: Best and worst dressed | Stars on the red carpet | Makeup and hair | Men's fashion Nyong'o is also decked out in some exceptional Fred Leighton jewelry, especially that chic, chic, chic diamond-and-gold headband.
SPORTS
September 6, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Ryan Seacrest, who apparently never sleeps, was at the first regular-season NFL game in Denver on Thursday night, and not many were glad to see him. Seacrest, who hosts "American Idol," "New Year's Rockin' Eve," the upcoming game show "Million Second Quiz," his own morning radio show, a weekend Top 40 countdown radio show and the Academy Awards red-carpet coverage on E!, is also a special correspondent for the "Today" show and executive producer of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 23 - 29 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Chris Crowley; Dr. Jennifer Sacheck; Joe Levy. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Ryan Seacrest; Dr. Marty Becker. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Kelly and Michael Repeat segments: Alec Baldwin; Nicki Minaj; Miranda Cosgrove.
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