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Garth Brooks covered by James Marsden

Garth Brooks covered by James Marsden

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) --James Marsden showed off his country singing chops with a performance of Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places."
Danielle Haynes
Jennifer Garner 'pudged up' when Ben Affleck was on a diet for Batman role

Jennifer Garner 'pudged up' when Ben Affleck was on a diet for Batman role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) --Jennifer Garner opened up about what it was like to be around her husband Ben Affleck while he prepared for his upcoming "Batman" role.
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Justin Bieber gets booed during strip tease

Justin Bieber gets booed during strip tease

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Justin Bieber made a surprise appearance during CBS' "Fashion Rocks," only to get booed as he performed a strip tease to promote Calvin Klein underwear.
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Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg: I'll take the ice bucket challenge, and improve it

Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg: I'll take the ice bucket challenge, and improve it

SEATTLE, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Microsoft founder Bill Gates responded to Mark Zuckerberg's ice bucket challenge by "improving" upon it and challenging other prominent innovators to take part.
Matt Bradwell
Shayna Taylor confirms relationship to Ryan Seacrest

Shayna Taylor confirms relationship to Ryan Seacrest

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) --Ryan Seacrest is officially dating model Shayna Taylor.
Veronica Linares

Taylor Swift shares 'family portrait' with Emma Stone, Lena Dunham

WESTERLY, R.I., July 6 (UPI) --Taylor Swift spent Fourth of July with Lena Dunham, Jaime King, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield and more.
Kate Stanton
Julianne Hough talks dating before and after Ryan Seacrest in Redbook interview

Julianne Hough talks dating before and after Ryan Seacrest in Redbook interview

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) --Julianne Hough opened up about how she used to hold back in relationships during an interview for the July issue of Redbook magazine.
Veronica Linares
Adam Levine says he asked Behati Prinsloo's dad for permission to propose

Adam Levine says he asked Behati Prinsloo's dad for permission to propose

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) --Adam Levine says "of course" he asked Behati Prinsloo's father for permission before he proposed.
Annie Martin
Alex Preston is eliminated in the 'American Idol' semifinals

Alex Preston is eliminated in the 'American Idol' semifinals

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) --Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene Asciutto are heading into next week's Season 13 finale of "American Idol" in Los Angeles.
Karen Butler
'American Idol' renewed for a 14th season

'American Idol' renewed for a 14th season

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- Fox says it has renewed its singing competition series "American Idol" for a 14th season.
Karen Butler
Miley Cyrus postpones more tour dates as symptoms return

Miley Cyrus postpones more tour dates as symptoms return

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- Miley Cyrus still hasn't fully recovered from her severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.
Kate Stanton
Miley Cyrus discusses her hospitalization

Miley Cyrus discusses her hospitalization

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Miley Cyrus says she made some "questionable" online purchases during her hospital stay.
Annie Martin
Fox reality show tricks women into thinking they're dating Prince Harry

Fox reality show tricks women into thinking they're dating Prince Harry

March 27 (UPI) -- An average British "bloke" plays Prince Harry in a forthcoming reality dating show.
Kate Stanton
New Kids on the Block will perform four shows to mark 30th anniversary

New Kids on the Block will perform four shows to mark 30th anniversary

March 27 (UPI) -- New Kids on the Block will perform four shows in Las Vegas to celebrate their 30th anniversary.
Annie Martin
Obama to talk Obamacare on 'Ellen'

Obama to talk Obamacare on 'Ellen'

March 19 (UPI) -- Obama will sit down with Ellen DeGeneres for the first time since he became president.
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"American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest arrives as a guest at the premiere of the new motion picture dramatic comedy "Funny People" in Los Angeles onJuly 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio personality, television host, network producer and voice actor. He is the host of On Air with Ryan Seacrest, a nationally syndicated Top 40 radio show that airs on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles and throughout the United States and Canada on Premiere Radio Networks, and the internationally syndicated chart show American Top 40, also syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. On television, Seacrest hosts E! News and American Idol.

Seacrest was born on December 24, 1974, in an Atlanta suburb, Dunwoody, Georgia, the son of Constance Marie (née Zullinger), a homemaker, and Gary Lee Seacrest. Connie Seacrest told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Instead of playing with G.I. Joes or Cowboys and Indians, would always have a little microphone and do shows in the house." "But people would call my answering machine just to listen to his voice. They thought I had a professional doing it. That's when I thought, This might be bigger than I think it is."

People magazine revealed that "Ryan Seacrest's first time in the spotlight was in the fourth grade. He performed the singing role of King Winter in a school musical – and he forgot his lines." At age fourteen, he attended and soon became the "Voice of Dunwoody High School", as his school's regular morning public address system announcer. "I wore braces and glasses and was fat and got teased about it," Seacrest said, "but I was always very ambitious." At aged 16, while still attending high school, Seacrest won a hard-to-get internship at WSTR FM, in Atlanta, with Tom Sullivan, who trained him in the many aspects of radio. When the regular DJ called in sick, Sullivan put him on the air for the very first show of his broadcasting career. In a surprise phone call the next day, the station owner told Seacrest that, although he was not a professional, his stint of the night before had not been "too bad" Soon he was given the weekend overnight shift at WSTR. Seacrest continued to work on air at WSTR FM until graduating from Dunwoody High School in 1992.

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