Who is Ryan Seacrest? Seriously. Who is he? Where did he come from? How come he owns half of network television? I thought he was some guy that hosted American Idol until I realized that he also produced, directed and owned everything that aired on Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS. I don’t even watch TV and yet I am acutely aware of this Seacrest character. I’m also aware of the “Seacrest Out” phenomenon. I think that was mostly in part due to the inordinate amount of time I spent listening to Howard Stern. The original Howard Stern that is. The one prior to divorcing and remarrying. The one that used to make fun of Ryan Seacrest. Now they probably rub elbows in the Hamptons. Anyway, who is Ryan Seacrest exactly?