Apparently, Ryan Seacrest’s presence at the Olympics was a big enough deal to merit a poll.
The Hollywood Reporter commissioned it and 78 percent of respondents found his performance at least “satisfactory.” That’s a positive job rating a U.S. president would beg for. Then again, Seacrest isn’t tackling the economy. He interviewed the Gold Medal-winning gymnastics team and introduced the Spice Girls during NBC’s coverage. Sure, he isn’t a sports guy and sports fans mocked his E!-style questions. But he did what NBC wanted him to do: appeal to the pop culture fans, not the hard-core track-and-field aficionados.
Then again, actual sports hosts Dan Patrick got a 94 percent approval rating and Bob Costas, 78 percent.
- “The Voice” changes include the ability of judges to “steal” eliminated contestants during the Battle Round. Then there will be a knockout round that cuts each team’s numbers from 10 to 5.
- And proof that Kelly Clarkson can sing anything. Here she is in Michigan covering Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” with a hoodie!
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk