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Report: Ryan Seacrest To Become Richest Reality Host On TV

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    Report: Ryan Seacrest To Become Richest Reality Host On TV

    Ryan Seacrest has a lot to smile about. The "American Idol" host reportedly just closed contract negations for the biggest reality host paycheck ever.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seacrest inked a major three-year deal with CKX – parent company of "Idol" producer 19 Entertainment – for $15 million per year.

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    The new $45 million for three-year contract will reportedly make Seacrest exclusive to CKX for TV primetime, hosting "Idol" or any other CKX-produced show that might follow.

    Previously, Seacrest earned slightly less than $5 million per season on the hit FOX reality competition.

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    Reps for the producers and for Seacrest had no comment when contacted by the trade mag, but the deal is expected to be announced today.

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