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FEUD! Vanna White vs. Ryan Seacrest

Not long after Pat Sajak’s retirement announcement, it was revealed that Ryan Seacrest would take over for him. Fans shared their thoughts on Seacrest replacing Sajak, and they weren't too thrilled with the prospect. Now, insiders are claiming that Vanna White allegedly hasn’t been pleased with the American Idol host's approach to the work thus far. A source spoke to RadarOnline about the supposed situation, saying:

They started taping in late May and Vanna has tried to give Ryan advice and show him the ropes. But Ryan is a control freak. He finally told her he's doing things his way and he's not trying to be Pat Sajak! So Vanna is again relegated to the background, but now it's not with Pat, someone she knows and loves, but a new guy, Ryan.

While Ryan Seacrest is obviously is no stranger to hosting gigs, Wheel of Fortune is a different kind of bast. Not only is he on a show that’s been on the air since 1975 and beloved by so many, but he now has to work with a co-host who's been with the program for decades and has her own professional process. Vanna White and her longtime co-host had natural chemistry. And, per this source, the creatives behind the show are afraid that viewers won't see a spark between Seacrest and White:

It's not that she doesn't like Ryan, but her chemistry with Pat was just much more natural. With Ryan, it feels forced, and she doesn't want that to come across to loyal viewers — and producers fear the audience will notice it as well.

That being said, even though the new season hasn’t even aired yet, producers allegedly aren't taking the possibility of firing the new off the table just yet. He has a multi-year contract, but “the brass” would purportedly let him go before getting rid of Vanna White. The insider asserts that that's because the producers “know fans tune in to see Vanna even more than the host!” It's also noted that the creative team have also made other alterations to accommodate the former Live with Kelly and Ryan host like adjusting the sets due to the new host's height. If all of this is true, it would mark yet another hurdle for White to contend with after her contract negotiations.

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by Anonymousreply 44July 8, 2024 2:23 AM

That little KWEEN doesn't get along with anyone, does he?

by Anonymousreply 1July 7, 2024 7:53 AM

Jesus, how many shows does the guy need?? This, the Kelly Ripa thing, American Idol…and does he still have a radio show, too?

by Anonymousreply 2July 7, 2024 7:57 AM

Whoever wrote that article should find a different career.

"It's not that she doesn't like Ryan, but her chemistry with Pat was just much more natural"

"even though the new season hasn’t even aired yet"

by Anonymousreply 3July 7, 2024 8:01 AM

Are they saying Ryan made them lower the set pieces so he would look taller? How pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 4July 7, 2024 8:03 AM

Believe me or not, but a friend of mine is a camera operator on the show and told me that everyone couldn’t wait for Pat to leave, that Vanna is a baby doll and Ryan is a total professional and doing a great job so far.

This doesn’t negate the Ops story so I will ask my friend about the veracity of this story!

by Anonymousreply 5July 7, 2024 8:03 AM

The Letter Toucher might as well shut up and sit down. .. Merv is siding with Ryan.

by Anonymousreply 6July 7, 2024 8:03 AM

Fuck Vanna.

Doesn't she make tens of millions for turning letters?

She can go ahead and quit if she's so damn unhappy.

by Anonymousreply 7July 7, 2024 8:03 AM

Her gay Hare Krishna son should take over for her. He'd be more exciting.

by Anonymousreply 8July 7, 2024 8:04 AM

[quote] Her gay Hare Krishna son should take over for her. He'd be more exciting.

He's got my vote!

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by Anonymousreply 9July 7, 2024 8:09 AM

Vanna's son likes BBC.

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by Anonymousreply 10July 7, 2024 8:11 AM

pat was short. he stood on a box.

by Anonymousreply 11July 7, 2024 8:12 AM

Pat Sajak is a right-wing asshole.

by Anonymousreply 12July 7, 2024 8:14 AM

R11, he was also a Republican. And an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 13July 7, 2024 8:15 AM

r13 and still is

by Anonymousreply 14July 7, 2024 8:58 AM

Team Ryan. I agree he is likely professional, the show needs new blood, and Vanna and her people need to tread carefully or they might replace her with a Black woman.

The show has enjoyed a fabulously long run, Vanna is going to work until the wheels come off this thing, but she is NEVER going to be the host of the show- It’d be like putting Alice as a primary character on Brady Bunch.

by Anonymousreply 15July 7, 2024 9:12 AM

[quote]Team Ryan. I agree he is likely professional, the show needs new blood, and Vanna and her people need to tread carefully or they might replace her with a Black woman.

No producer dare put a black woman in a subservient role.

by Anonymousreply 16July 7, 2024 12:09 PM

“Ryan Seacrest is a Quizzzz Master….”

by Anonymousreply 17July 7, 2024 1:44 PM

[quote] Merv is siding with Ryan.


by Anonymousreply 18July 7, 2024 1:53 PM

[quote] Team Ryan

Ryan team.

by Anonymousreply 19July 7, 2024 1:53 PM

I've worked with Ryan a few times. A complete pro. It's why he keeps getting gigs. And he's good at them. I've never worked with Vanna but ones I know who have said she's also a pro and very sweet. They are both aware that this is a very good job. I think this is a WOF PR piece to get people to watch.

by Anonymousreply 20July 7, 2024 2:34 PM

Oh, it’s ON!!!

by Anonymousreply 21July 7, 2024 2:36 PM

F___ Y__ B___H

by Anonymousreply 22July 7, 2024 2:40 PM

R15: she hosted the show briefly while Pat was out on sick leave, saying she was very uncomfortable and would not want to do it again.

by Anonymousreply 23July 7, 2024 2:45 PM

She can always quit and retire with her millions.

by Anonymousreply 24July 7, 2024 2:51 PM

Excuse me? It was Ann B. Davis as Alice in the credits. That's even better than a spin in the opening. Go fuck yourself Flo.

by Anonymousreply 25July 7, 2024 3:07 PM


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by Anonymousreply 27July 7, 2024 5:18 PM

Vanna's going to be turning those letters even when she's using a walker.

by Anonymousreply 28July 7, 2024 7:34 PM

I can't figure out R27's puzzle.

by Anonymousreply 29July 7, 2024 7:42 PM

Buy a fucking vowel, cheap whore.

by Anonymousreply 30July 7, 2024 7:43 PM

Ryan Seacrest sucks cock!

by Anonymousreply 31July 7, 2024 7:43 PM

So are we to assume that Vanna's son Nikko is a bottom who likes BBC?

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by Anonymousreply 32July 7, 2024 7:47 PM

Someone give Nikko a sandwich.

Poor thing is starving to death.

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by Anonymousreply 33July 7, 2024 7:56 PM

r33 Good lord you must be morbidly obese if you think he's that skinny

by Anonymousreply 34July 7, 2024 7:58 PM

I never expected I'd ever say this but Vanna may be overthinking it.

by Anonymousreply 35July 7, 2024 8:01 PM

Merv Griffin often said he hired Vanna party because she had a huge head, which he said worked well on TV. Looks like she passed that gene on to Nikko.

by Anonymousreply 36July 7, 2024 8:01 PM


by Anonymousreply 37July 7, 2024 8:54 PM

R3 agreed.

The first sentence does not need the word “just”

And the second sentence should have stated “Although”

Terrible mafuckin writing for a publication.

by Anonymousreply 38July 7, 2024 8:59 PM

It would seem to me that when Sajak left, Vanna should have bowed out, doesn't it?

by Anonymousreply 39July 7, 2024 11:15 PM

She was going to bow out with Pat but they begged her to stay to help with the transition. By all accounts she's a great lady.

by Anonymousreply 40July 7, 2024 11:19 PM

Ryan's actually glad Vanna stayed, because this gives him much more time to find his own letter-touching twink.

The audition process could take a couple of years.

by Anonymousreply 41July 7, 2024 11:44 PM

Bet it’s because they both wanna keep that same hairstyle. :o

by Anonymousreply 42July 8, 2024 1:13 AM

[quote]adjusting the sets due to the new host's height.

It’s done all the time.

by Anonymousreply 43July 8, 2024 1:43 AM


M_TT D_M_N, vowel-less

by Anonymousreply 44July 8, 2024 2:23 AM
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