Seacrest’s deal is very, very rich, but it’s certainly not as good as what Perry got: $25 million to appear as a judge on the re-boot of the show.
ABC sources spoke to TMZ, claiming that Seacrest wanted $15 million, the company wanted to pay $10 million, and they met somewhere in the middle.
So, probably quite literally HALF of what Perry is making to judge.
It’s a fine payday for Seacrest, though.
Reportedly, because American Idol is paying out SO much money to these two, the other two yet-to-be-named hosts are going to have to come cheap.
Fremantle, the company that produces the show, just doesn’t have enough money for the final two after dropping damn near $40 million on Perry and Seacrest!!
What do U think, Perezcious readers?! $10 or $15 million for Seacrest seem about right??
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