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Where in the World Isn't Ryan Seacrest?

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

F or Ryan Seacrest, mega-broadcast star, it was a dubious start. His first major TV gig? Hosting "Gladiators 2000," a 1994 teenage version of the pumped-up, battling muscleheads show. Other short-lived series followed (anyone remember "Wild Animal Games" or "The New Edge" or -- we kid you not -- the Internet-themed game show "Click"?). Then, in 2002, "American Idol" debuted and launched his toothy grin into the media universe. A look at the many faces of Total Seacrest Domination:

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TaLK S how Ryan

He substitute-hosts for Larry King and Regis Philbin, and the rumors begin that he someday might don the suspenders or hold the coffee cup in a post-Larry, post-Regis world.

Baby New Year Ryan

With Dick Clark at last acting (and, alas, showing) his age, he selected Seacrest as his New Year's Eve co-host. Surely one day Clark will fully knight Ryan, and we'll be sipping the bubbly to "Ryan Seacrest's New Year's Rockin' Eve."

Emcee Ryan


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