By Patricia Sellers
July 14, 2009

“Lots of conversations going on behind the scenes but I fully expect you will see the whole team next year.”

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest on his Twitter page today, amidst reports that he sealed a deal with CKX

, the parent company of Idol producer 19 Entertainment, worth $45 million over three years. No salary caps in this biz. The deal reportedly triples Seacrest’s annual pay for hosting the top-rated show on TV.

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