Ryan Seacrest tops reality power list
April 7th, 2011
04:51 PM ET

Ryan Seacrest tops reality power list

Take that Simon Cowell!

Cowell's bud, Ryan Seacrest, has edged him out of the number one spot on The Hollywood Reporter's Fourth Annual Reality Power List. The former "American Idol" judge and "X Factor" creator held the number one spot for the past two years.

Seacrest was recognized for his success on several fronts, including hosting  "Idol"  and his production company which is the driving force behind the Kardashian reality show franchise and an  Emmy win  for "Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution," which he produced.

Cowell dropped to No. 6 on this year's list of 50 which includes "Kitchen Chef’s" Gordon Ramsay (No. 20), and Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner (No. 50).

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  1. Canuk_eh!

    Bring back The Gong Show. Anything is better than all this so called reality C#%P

    April 19, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tim

    Seacrest likes the chubby pickle and is a total gay wad.

    April 9, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dee bagger

    i would really like to hit ryan seacrest in the face... with my truck...

    April 8, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Heenius

    Why is it that all these "straight" dudes like to talk about fgz and dk sukn????

    April 8, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Head Diva In Charge

    And by the way Robert you can kiss my fat white a $$! How's that for a stupid comment you fool?!

    April 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Head Diva In Charge

    No matter what you think of Ryan Seacrest, he is a hard working boy. Remember the early days of Idol when he looked like Malibu Ken? And now, a star. Unlike Billy Bush, he seems sincere, and unlike local radio talent here in Boston (not sure if anyone listens to Kiss 108), he doesn't come off as bitter and angry about life. I think he deserves his success. Good for him.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  7. greg

    The judges are to blame for last nights results. When you have the judge's saying everyone is great they should not be crying the blues.Where is Simon.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  8. cant belive is not butter

    Knock, knock..

    April 8, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. Fran

    Impressive! Looks and brains.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  10. Fran

    Impressive! Looks and brains.congrats

    April 8, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. jt

    We are in an alternate universe where the public has been dumbed down so dramatically it actually thinks a 'reality power list' is a thing the world needs...

    somebody hit 'reboot',quick!

    April 8, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  12. Syan Reacrest

    Had no prob w the dude til I found out that Kardashian cr@p show was his! Proof that most Americans are clueless about what's good and what is not!

    April 8, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  13. cant belive is not butter

    I heard from the great vine that him and that kid beaver spend a lot of time together...blawww.....I going to make a preddictionnnn....beaver and ryan will be acouple one day and they will shock and all the world lol

    April 8, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  14. Wonker

    Easy to be self-righteous when your sitting alone at your compter in the dark bad-mouthing this guy while he does his job in front of millions of people every week. Looks like he's having fun, does a lot of charity work too. America would be a lot better off with more people who work as hard as this guy and lot less losers like the small angry haters on this blog.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. Drew

    Honestly didn't know who he was until I read this. Looks like he doesn't really have that much cultural influence

    April 8, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  16. mark S

    Good for Ryan. He actually is a good host. ( Nick Canon is an example of a very bad host!) Ryan also is a DJ for KISS FM here in L.A. Nice voice and successful. He gets paid well for what he does. So please stop ragging on him. As far as him being gay. Yeah well – so what. if he is? RAISE YOUR GLASS Ryan. All the best to you.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  17. candie

    Sheen is so over your heads don't try to get in the same arena he does. you work your 8-5 he banking hrly.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  18. sANDY


    April 8, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  19. fried chicken n watermelon

    Another talentless airhead making millions while we're stuck living paycheck to paycheck. I guess Ryan and Sarah Pain have a bit in common.

    April 8, 2011 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
    • cant belive is not butter

      Ryan is totaly gay ladys ...what strait man dussss fashion for living.....only the gay ones and yes he is ritch but I rather have my a shaved p _ _ _ _ any day than that dong he gets lol

      April 8, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  20. Arglebargle

    Yawn. He's as irrelevant as the rest of them.

    April 8, 2011 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  21. marque

    Msg to Ryan: Lighten up. Your pepsi comment was way off base. In fact, that comment was good for Coke.
    Stop getting so uptight this season and relax. Have fun.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  22. markee

    You need a lot of skill, drive, talent, confidence and dedication to do what Ryan does. Besides being #1
    in a power position. He also has "the girl", Julianne Hough. I hope he hangs on to her and doesn't let his
    need for money and power, let her slip away.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Jackie

      Yeah, I'm sure the ladies that hang around him aren't in it for the money at all....

      May 23, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  23. people please

    We need to stop valuing who is a poweful celebrity and start learning mandarin

    April 8, 2011 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  24. Alex2222

    and GAY! about time to come out Ryan

    April 8, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  25. Nate

    Simon, better make x factor a hit!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  26. Nate

    Surprised Simon dropped so far!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  27. Yawn and hear the suffering

    yep.. Poor and getting poorer is the true reality show for the shutdown and shutout generation that hates to work and had it all so now its family names of success and a whining sound where no one starves but we would think so. Hey fox.. Shut it down and be tossed back to fred flintstone australia where the fox money is piled up for a socialist agenda. Hilarious. American Entertainment? Yawnnnnn.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Sam

    wake up people our country is suffering, lets not worry about hollywood lets worry about our selfs who are poor and get poorer.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Cats Eyes

    I think the host of 'AFV' is much more aggrevating by far. simon Cowell is an arrogant @sshole. Compared Ryan isnt all that bad.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  30. TeaPup

    Go Ryan!

    April 7, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Cats Eyes

    He is no more annoying than any of the other tv hosts.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Brian

    I hope I'm not the only one who thinks that the words "Ryan Seacrest" and "power" have nothing to do with each other.

    Despite his history with television and radio, Ryan Seacrest is a tool, a puppet for a higher power who is on TV just long enough to remind us who he is. With the judges and contestants on American Idol getting more publicity and attention in the media, why couldn't we just forget he even exists?

    April 7, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Lennie Ross

    I would have thought Ryan was at the top all along.

    April 7, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  34. shanon

    the world messed up on voting pias will always be number one

    April 7, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  35. MaggieJS

    I see absolutely no redeeming social value in Ryan Seacrest. He's WAAAY too impressed with himself.

    April 7, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Superhiro

    Good one Frank! LOL!

    April 7, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  37. retiredRN

    Kirstie Alley needs a hair stylist on DWTS

    April 7, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Frank N. Stein

    It's no big deal you have to wear a tampon in your a$$ cuz it's all stretched out, and it's no big deal your mama really wanted a girl so you had to wear a dress, either, huh?

    April 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  39. steve

    Frank N. Stein grow up man so what who cares what you think i am g@y also its no big deal and i bet i could knock u down right on your back i may be g@y and small but i am strong ok so dont go putting people down cause karma man

    April 7, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Frank N. Stein

    They're both g@y, Superhiro, like you. Dat's why dey on de same list.

    April 7, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Babo

    Well how is this surprising... He hosts American top 40 on sundays, does the new years ball drop, hosts idol, does another radio show during the weekdays, plus all the production mentioned above...how does he have time for anything else ?

    April 7, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Sandy

    I see my job is secure as a psyche nurse when i read the posts. Loads of people need help out there. Mean nasty and paranoid, loads of nut cases for me! How sad our country has become!!!

    April 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  43. robert

    hey everyone! i cant believe head diva in charge hasnt made a stupid comment yet!

    April 7, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  44. bob

    Lol, gnome

    April 7, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Benoit

    Good for him!

    April 7, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  46. sheenius

    He makes a lot of dough for a gnome

    April 7, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  47. big AL

    Listen, when you talk trash, you really need to be "one up" on the person or people you are trash talking about. Insecurity is not an attractive trait by any means.

    April 7, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  48. dave_in_altmar

    Irony is every where you look for it.
    Sprinkles and Reality? Only when he finally comes out of the closet...

    April 7, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Jerkin

    Seacrest is a doosh.

    April 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  50. willy L

    With all the turmoil and economic disaster in this country,this should be our least concern as of now

    April 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meggie24

      Lighten up willy. This article was in the "entertainment" section. Go back to the main page & read heavy news stories if that's what turns your crank.

      April 7, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pa Leez

      Once again, someone clicked on the wrong story. If you don't like the stories on the ENTERTAINMENT page, don't click on it. Obviously, some part of you really DOES care.

      April 7, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ole Grandad

      Seacrest is cute and I would ram his hole until brown gravy spewed all over the sheets, floors, him and me. I wanna get covered in the "Hot Brown" with Ryan-baby!

      April 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Mary

    Cowell is BEST.... Seacrest is not experience music. He looks very cute boy..

    April 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Superhiro

    Who else would even be on this list besides Cowell and Seacrest?

    April 7, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |

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