Famed TV host and producer, Dick Clark suffered a massive heart attack at age 82 and passed away on Wednesday. The attack came following an outpatient procedure at St. John’s hospital. Efforts to resuscitate the star were unsuccessful.
Celebrities all over the world were saddened by the news. American Idol host, Ryan Seacrest, tweeted, ”I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life.”
Paula Shugart, the president of the Miss Universe Pageant, said the TV legend, “gave me my first break in TV. His death is hitting all of us hard.”
President Barrack Obama lamented, “[Clark] reshaped the television landscape forever as a creative and innovative producer and, of course, for 40 years, we welcomed him into our homes to ring in the New Year.”
The man gave a lot to the TV industry and won numerous awards for his work. He will be missed.
RIP Dick Clark.
Celebrities are grossly overpaid for what they do, but many start out with quite humble beginnings:
To wit: Seacrest earned just $10,800 as a radio host; Hamm cashed in $14,350 waiting tables; and Depp made $13,500 selling pens over the telephone. Compare that to today’s dizzying numbers: Seacrest at $15 million (“American Idol”), Hamm at $2.1 million (“Mad Men”), and Depp reportedly at a staggering $350 million (okay, for the entire five-part “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, but still).
$2.1 mil is legit, but $350 mil is insane. If you’re looking to make yourself feel even worse, check out Parade’s what people earn issue for more celeb salaries.
For the “American Idol” host, it seems there is no better way to break the news of him joining NBC than to say it to the person that he could be possibly replacing on show of the network that he confirmed joining.
April 4 just this morning Matt Lauer asked Ryan saying, “Are you taking my job?”
Ryan went beating around the bush at first until admitting that yes, it is indeed true that he will be joining the NBC network.
Matt then asked Ryan about possible discussions if he was joining the “Today” program to which Ryan then kidded, “Oh, they didn’t tell you? … They were mostly about filling in to do weather.”
Turning the tables Ryan Seacrest then asked Matt Lauer the question when he was planning to leave the shoe he is hosting, to which then Matt played coy about it.
It looks like Ryan will surely be replacing Matt when he leaves the show as they assured audiences that there is “no tension” and that they are “friendly” to each other.
VERY COOL DUDE!
That is what everyone should say about Ryan Seacrest.
In the Oscars red carpet, Sacha Baron Cohen came in full role play of his latest character in
the “The Dictator” and pulled a prank on the host by spilling what looked like ashes all over him while he was working.
Seacrest who was interviewing the actor sure did not expect that the prank will be pulled on him and was left to explain it to other stars he interviewed after that.
The host took to twitter to respond about it and tweeted, “My mom always told me to pack two jackets for red carpets, always wondered why. Now I know,” and later adding “A lot of people hitting up afterparties tonight…me? I’m hosting a pancake breakfast tomorrow.”