Report: Ryan Seacrest In Talks To Acquire VH1 Soul Network
September 12, 2011 at 5:46 AM (PT)
AMERICAN IDOL host and CLEAR CHANNEL/PREMIERE syndicated superstar RYAN SEACREST, "along with entertainment giant AEG, is in talks to potentially take over MTV NETWORKS net VH1 SOUL," reports THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. "Talks are in an advanced stage, insiders say, but the deal -- being brokered by CAA -- is not done and could still fall apart."
It's not the first big news involving SEACREST recently, as ALL ACCESS reported in AUGUST, SEACREST was rumored to be in line for MATT LAUER's job at the TODAY SHOW (NET NEWS 8/18).
"If a deal closes," notes THR, "SEACREST would serve as an influential partner, offering his producing skills, his connections to talent and potentially some on-air contributions, though sources say the role is yet to be totally fleshed out."