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Kelly Ripa Tells Ryan Seacrest He Has to Host 'Idol' Reboot

Now that the American Idol reboot is set to land at ABC, the chances of Ryan Seacrest returning as host seem even greater as he is already working for the network!

Ryan just started his gig as the co-host of Live! with Kelly and Ryan and Kelly Ripa is already campaigning for him to return to Idol.

“I think this has to happen,” Kelly said on Monday morning (May 8). “I went into seclusion when American Idol was canceled. Are you going to host it? Please tell me yes.”

“Whatever you want. You’re my work wife! I say yes and bow to you,” Ryan responded. “No, I don’t know about that part yet. We haven’t gotten that far. This was news to me last week. I had said at the end of the series, ‘Goodbye for now’ — hoping somewhere it would come back.”

“I have to tell you, typically I only save prayers for world peace or people who are very sick and stuff like that, but I am gonna start a prayer circle. I was, like, your original fan,” Kelly jokingly added. “I know that you’re busy in the mornings, I get it. I understand its hard doing double duty — you’ve got the radio show, you’ve got this. But your nights are free you don’t have that much to do. You can do this!” she exclaimed. “You can disconnect for that! On the days where it is the day after, I will totally …you won’t even have to think, I will do it all!”

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'American Idol' Reportedly Signs Deal With ABC For Reboot

After rumors of an American Idol reboot heading to ABC, the reality show has reportedly signed a deal with the network.

According to Variety, the two parties have agreed on the framework for an agreement to bring back the show.

If the deal is closed, ABC is expected to announce the return of American Idol during their upfront presentation next week.

American Idol‘s new network could also mean that former host Ryan Seacrest will return, as he just signed on to co-host their morning show Live! alongside Kelly Ripa.

Former contestant Kelly Clarkson is reportedly in talks to return as a judge while Simon Cowell has an exclusivity deal with NBC that will prevent him from returning.

'American Idol' In Talks With ABC For Reboot

American Idol is now in talks with ABC for its highly anticipated reboot!

According to TMZ, ABC is said to have placed a bid for the program, aiming for a March 2018 premiere.

Additionally, ABC inquired about bringing back Ryan Seacrest as the host and moving the show to New York City to accommodate his new Live! hosting gig.

Although it doesn’t look like moving the show to NYC with Ryan will be possible, American Idol‘s production company Fremantle is going to co-owner CORE with the offer.

Earlier this year, the reality show was reportedly in talks to revive the show on NBC or FOX but negotiations were halted due to a conflict between Fremantle and CORE.

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American Idol's La'Porsha Renae Says She Chose to Be Straight

La’Porsha Renae, who came in second place on the final season of American Idol, is under fire for comments she wrote on Twitter about how she “chose to be heterosexual after being homosexual for 2 years.”

The 23-year-old singer sent out a bunch of tweets after someone accused her of being homophobic.

“Phobia is a fear. I’m not afraid of homosexuals, nor do I hate them. I respect and love EVERYONE,” La’Porsha wrote. “Go educate yourself on my statement and come correct or don’t come at all.”

One Twitter user then wrote to her and said, “you do believe they’re choosing it and that’s wrong I watched my brother grow up gay he was born that way.”

“You’re wrong to think it’s not a choice for some….because it was for me. #Truth,” La’Porsha responded. “And the bigger picture of my statement was that homosexuals should be loved and respected, not dehumanized…not whether/not it was a choice.”

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