By: Adam Alexander
Negotiations between Ryan Seacrest and “American Idol” may have broken down and it’s all because of Katy Perry and her alleged $25 million salary. Supposedly, ABC offered Ryan around $10 million so when he heard what Katy was getting, he got a little salty.
An author who wrote a book about “Idol” some years back says, quote, “[He] was suddenly asking himself why he would come back for a 16th season at a salary [much smaller than that] of the newcomer judge.
“He has grown notably cooler on the prospect.”
An ABC spokesman says, quote, “We don’t comment on negotiations or salary” while a source close to the talks says Ryan isn’t happy with the way things are going yet, but he’s hopeful a deal can be reached.