I was shocked to hear about Ryan Seacrest being considered as a replacement for Matt Lauer on “The Today Show” earlier today. My first thought was not “American Idol”, but on his daily radio show that is broadcast all over the world and here in the US on Clear Channel Communications radio stations. Doing “The Today Show” would seriously take a toll on that show and if he moved it to New York City he would be super busy. My second thought when to “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve”. There goes any hope of him taking over for Dick Clark in the future. I doubt “Today’s” network NBC would want him hosting one of their competitors, ABC’s, New Year show. Then finally Idol came to mind. I’m not watching it this year because ever since Paula Abdul left it has been on the downslope. Simon leaving was the nail in the coffin for me. I really think Seacrest leaving would be the nail in the coffin for the show period. Guess we will have to see what happens considering Ryan is still in a contract with Idol and the fact that Ryan really has no news or journalist knowledge past the entertainment industry.