One of this weekâ€™s tabloidâ€™s claims Ryan Seacrest has stories about him he doesnâ€™t like deleted from the E! website. Thereâ€™s no truth to the bogus rumor. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk it.
An alleged insider tells the National Enquirer, â€śRyan reads everything written about him and if he doesnâ€™t like something, he doesnâ€™t think twice about having it removed.â€ť The magazineâ€™s supposed source adds, â€śEveryone at E! knows not to upset Ryan so itâ€™s not like they are posting scandalous breaking news about him. But you would be surprised what Ryan takes exception to.â€ť The outlet goes on to describe Seacrest as â€śthin skinnedâ€ť and says that â€śif he doesnâ€™t like a few words, or pictures, he has the whole post removed.â€ť
Of course, the TV personality does have a lot of power at E! He serves as the managing editor for E! News and also hosts many of the networkâ€™s red carpet awards show. Seacrest also produces a number of shows for the channel, most notably â€śKeeping Up with the Kardashians,â€ť which is the networkâ€™s highest-rated show.
Seacrest obviously wields a certain amount of authority at the network, but Gossip Cop can confirm that heâ€™s not using it to monitor stories written about him on the companyâ€™s website. We checked in with a reliable source involved in E!â€™s site, who tells us the tabloidâ€™s report is simply â€śnot true.â€ť Gossip Cop also ran the story by Seacrestâ€™s spokesperson, who tells us on the record that the article is â€ścompletely untrue.â€ť The magazineâ€™s article is based on claims from an anonymous â€śsource,â€ť but E! insiders and the TV personalityâ€™s own rep confirm itâ€™s nonsense.
It should be noted, E! has posted stories about the sexual misconduct allegations against Seacrest, who was accused of harassment by a former stylist back in November. The TV personality was cleared of any wrongdoing after the network conducted an investigation, but itâ€™s not as if the site shied away from covering the controversy.
Meanwhile, the Enquirer has a very poor track when it comes to accurately reporting about the TV star. Gossip Cop busted the tabloid in July 2017 for falsely claiming that Seacrest was quitting â€śLiveâ€ť over a supposed feud with Kelly Ripa. Of course, the TV personality is still co-hosting the show more than a year later. This past June, the magazine once again alleged that Seacrest was leaving â€śLiveâ€ť over Ripaâ€™s â€śattitude.â€ť That didnâ€™t pan out either. Itâ€™s clear the tabloid has very little insight into the TV starâ€™s career, both at E! and elsewhere.