When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter.Albert Camus
Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American television and radio personality best known as the host of American Idol.
- Everyone in showbiz is driven by ego, so how do you go from having loads of fame to working at 7-11? You can't do it!
- I've dated some women who have turned me on to some funny things that are strange for men to actually do. But these things have become part of my process. I think the things I do for my appearance help make me look better. I even color my hair because I like how it makes me look.
- I've never done Botox in my life. But I've probably tried everything else under the sun.
- I know a lot of gay males who I work with that are fantastic people and I love hanging out with them. But because I hang out and bring gay men into my life, does that mean that I'm gay? I promise you that I very much love women.
- In Hollywood it seems that you're considered gay until proven otherwise!
- Look, a lot of women would be turned off with hearing me say how hot I think Brad Pitt is! Know what I mean? So I probably don't help my cause.
- People bring up my hair quite a bit. It's strategically tousled. The flatiron is the key.
- Trust me, if I were gay I'd be getting more action than I'm getting now.
- When I moved to Hollywood, one of the first people I ever wanted to meet wasn't a movie star. It was a disc jockey, it was Casey Kasem.
Regarding his shows
- I am looking forward to being part of the E! team. This unique opportunity allows my company to take the next step in providing multimedia content.
- I love it. I love the immediacy of it. I love the spontaneity of it...I love the fact that every day you see something on TV that you have an opinion about and you want to talk about and the next day you can get on the air and do it.
Regarding American Idol
- It's okay to cry. It's because you care.
- We now have contestants who will not let anything get in their way of victory. Some contestants have thrown each other under the bus this season.
- Whereas in the past people were more politically correct in dealing with others ...[now] all they care about is winning.
Regarding Simon Cowell
- And so when he puts his mind to something and when he wants to do something like this television show and be there for everybody to see him, he'll do it.
- He's arrogant, he's pompous, he believes that everything he says is right, he drives you crazy. He actually tries to get under your skin.
- I think that's the problem with our relationship with Simon — is that he's extremely aware of how important he is to the success of the show.
- Think of your worst nightmare and never waking up from that. That would be the rest of your life married to this man. It would all be about him and not you. Valentine's Day would be a celebration of him.
- This season we had to stop auditions because one of his fake teeth came out, and he had to call in a dentist with drills to the back of the hotel, and they had to put in a new tooth. He'll actually be pissed that I told you this, but you've got to print it.
- When American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and Grammy-winning singer John Mayer were hanging out with friends recently at the bar in L.A.'s Four Seasons Hotel, a bridesmaid spotted the celebs and invited them to her pal's reception next door. So at around 1 a.m., Seacrest and Mayer hit the dance floor to congratulate the ecstatic bride, Lori Wolfson, and her groom, Lee Johnson.
- On crashing a young brides wedding.
- Gross, Rebecca, et all (2005). "Ryan Seacrest & John Mayer: Wedding Crashers" People.com (accessed February 26, 2007)
- I haven't seen him since that day. We knew that the (pictures) had been taken, which must have bothered him enough. An hour after he dropped me off, he called to say, "I don't think I can do this with you."
- Teri Hatcher, on the end of her relationship with Seacrest
- Oprah staff writer (2005). "Teri Hatcher Speaks Out" Oprah.com (accessed March 1, 2007)