Ryan Seacrest Joins E! Network
December 21, 2005

It's official: Ryan Seacrest is the new face of E!, reportedly inking a 7-figure deal with the network to host E! News and develop original series.

The new gig is in addition to hosting "American Idol" and Seacrest's morning radio show on LA's KIIS-FM 102.7.

"I'm very good with time management," Seacrest recently told our Dayna Devon.

Ryan stopped by the "Extra" set to talk about playing wingman to Dick Clark on New Year's Rockin' Eve in Time Square. "He said, 'Look, I want you to be a part of this show,'" Ryan related. "'I want you to be my partner and eventually do the show when I'm not going to do it anymore. ' And I said, 'Where do I sign up?'"

There's no doubt that Seacrest is quickly becoming one of TV's fastest rising stars, but he's resigned to the fact that Simon will always steal the "Idol" spotlight. "You have no idea how out of control it is," Seacrest laughed.

Watch for Ryan on E! and on season five of "American Idol" next month.


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