Sacha Baron Cohen Dumps 'Ashes' on Ryan Seacrest at Oscars: Did He Go Too Far?

“Now you know this isn’t taped. Anything can happen, and it most certainly did. All over my lapel. Those were the words of the incredibly professional, surprisingly good-natured Ryan Seacrest, cutting to commercial after Sacha Baron Cohen — dressed in character from his upcoming comedy The Dictator — dumped an urn of ashes over the E! host in the middle of the Oscars red-carpet telecast.

The incident began when …READ MORE

Team American Idol Takes on NBC's The Voice: The Top 5 Zingers (Plus Scoop on Season 11)

There’s no love lost between American Idol and The Voice. That was the key takeaway from Sunday’s Television Critics Association press tour panel for Season 11 of the Fox juggernaut, where NBC’s breakout hit was Topic No. 1. Herewith we present the top 5 zingers Idol producers and judges lobbed at their Peacock rivals. READ MORE

Possible Pay Cut Puts Ryan Seacrest's American Idol Future in Flux: Is He Replaceable?

Seacrest out? As American Idol host Ryan Seacrest enters the final season of his latest, three-year deal with the money-printing Fox megahit, all signs are pointing to the possibility of him being asked to swallow a pay cut and/or him exiting the series in favor of a gig with … READ MORE & VOTE

2012 Forecast: 10 Fearless Predictions For Glee, Gossip Girl, Fringe, GH, Grey's and More!

As 2011 shuffles from the present to the past, we here at TVLine are dusting off our crystal ball to focus on the future. What will be 2012’s biggest small-screen stories? The following slide show contains 10 of our fearless predictions — some of which may seem too good to be true, and others we really hope we’re wrong about. READ MORE & VIEW GALLERY

TVLine Items: Will Seacrest Replace Matt Lauer? Plus Five-0's Fun Blast from the Past and More!

Will Ryan Seacrest replace Matt Lauer, should the Today co-anchor vacate his seat next year? According to The Wall Street Journal, that is something the higher ups at NBC are actively pursuing.

The American Idol/E! News host is being courted as a possible successor for Lauer, the newspaper reports, …READ MORE

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Cat Deeley Talks SYTYCD Emmy Nod: Cheering Seacrest, Toppling Probst, Skirting Fashion Hell

For several years running, reality TV junkies have lamented Emmy’s outrageous snub of So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley in the Outstanding Reality-Show Host category. Last Thursday, however, the oversight was finally remedied, as Deeley found herself scoring her very first nomination alongside Survivor‘s Jeff Probst, American Idol‘s Ryan Seacrest, The Amazing Race‘s Phil Keoghan, and Dancing With the Stars‘ Tom Bergeron. We caught up with Deeley this week to talk about how she’ll approach her big red-carpet moment, why she’s rooting for Ryan Seacrest to beat her in her own category, and which Happy Days character she emulated when she first got word of her nomination. …READ MORE