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Has Ryan Seacrest decided not to host the American Idol reboot? According the sometimes reliable Page Six in the New York Post, his interest in continuing to host the show has waned quite a bit lately thanks to some boasting by Katy Perry.
Appearing on iHeartRadio station 103.5 KTU a few days ago, Katy Perry said of her American Idol salary: "I'm really proud that, as a woman, I got paid. And you know why? I got paid, like, more than, like, pretty much any guy that's been on that show...."
Ryan Seacrest is a guy that's been on that show. And the story floating around is that he's been offered about $10 million per season, while Katy Perry was offered $25 million. Page Six quotes a "network insider," though, who denies that Katy's making $25 million.
But so what? We all get paid what the market will bear.
American Idol clearly needs some new blood and something big to attract attention, if it's to be a big hit all over again. Ryan Seacrest is a fine host, but he also represents more of the same. Keeping him is great, but it also won't help make American Idol the franchise it once was.
Katy Perry will!
She's one of the biggest stars in the world, and she just signed with American Idol. If the show can be salvaged, she's the one to salvage it. And is it such a bad thing that a woman is making more than a man at something for once?