Ryan Seacrest Gives Back

Ryan Seacrest is on board for the big Idol Gives Back bonanza -- obviously as the host, but also as a contributor.

The man with many jobs decided to donate his night's pay to the cause, and do the star-studded spectacular for free. A source close to the television mogul tells People.com that Ryan's trip to Africa, for last year's American Idol special, had a huge affect on him.

“When he and Simon went to Africa last year and saw the children, it was really life-altering for him,” says the source. “He just knew he had to do his part and be willing to put his money where his mouth is.”

No word on how much one night's paycheck actually is, but I'm sure it's a lot more than my $50 donation.

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