Renowned TV and radio host, Ryan Seacrest has revealed just how he recruited the famous Kardashian family and inevitably launched their careers..In a new interview with Haute Living.
“I loved watching The Osbournes, which was really the first show of this [reality] genre. I started thinking about what another show could be like or who another show could be about, which is how [The Kardashians] started,” he recalls. “We went to some casting directors in L.A. and said, ‘We’re interested in meeting families who want to be on a series or are interested inbeing in the world of television. The Kardashians were interested.
“We got linked up through a casting director. I had met the girls before, but I didn’t know the family well,” he continues. “So I said to a guy in my office,..‘Why don’t you buy a video camera and go out to their house on a Sunday when they’re having a family barbeque, shoot it, and then we’ll watch it and see what we think.’ I remember perfectly: he called me from their house Sunday afternoon and said, ‘It’s absolutely golden; you’re going to die when you see this tape. They’re so funny, they’re so fun, there is so much love in this family and they’re so chaotic—they throw each other in the pool!’ We watched it and rushed the tape to E! immediately, and that was the beginning.
Though he says he can't pick a favorite of the clan, he admits
“I admire Kris, because she has done an amazing job at taking what was just a television show and building it into a massive empire for the family,”