Ryan Seacrest and Selena Gomez use Surface for good cause

Ryan Seacrest may be best known as the host of American Idol, but he has used that fame to expand his own media empire, which includes his radio hosting gigs as well as producing TV shows such as Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

He also has launched a non-profit group, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, and this week Microsoft stepped in and donated $100,000 to that organization. The donation was revealed by Microsoft on Wednesday on the occasion of the opening of Seacrest Studios at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas

Microsoft states, "Microsoft’s $100,000 donation to the Foundation will help further its entertainment and education focused initiatives.  RSF’s first initiative is to build broadcast media centers—Seacrest Studios—within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media."

Microsoft donated two new Surface tablets to the new Seacrest Studios in Dallas and Seacrest himself was there to check them out on Wednesday, alongside well known actress and pop singer (and now Justin Bieber's ex) Selena Gomez. The two celebrities used Skype on the Surface to chat with kids in the hospital who were not able to leave their rooms.

Source: Microsoft press release | Image via Microsoft

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Wow, It must be a slow Surface news day.

This just in, Microsoft Surface found under lounge after going missing for approx 10 minutes!

I don't really think its a donation by Microsoft, more of an investment. Same goes for the bill gates foundation, he is not stupid, he knows when Africa gets well established they are going to want a load of software and hardware and Microsoft can supply it so he will get all the money he donated back in the long run.

I don't think that you know just how much Bill Gates has donated to charity. The only way he could live long enough for his "investments" to pay off is if he invested very heavily in witches, so that they could give him immortality.

soonerproud said,
Waiting to send Seacrest and the Kardashians to Mars.

I was hoping that this is what the Ryan Seacrest foundation was for

Why is he holding it with kickstand open and touch cover attached? Hold - tablet, put on desk - kick stand and cover. Simples

duddit2 said,
Why is he holding it with kickstand open and touch cover attached? Hold - tablet, put on desk - kick stand and cover. Simples

Because he is Ryan Seacrest

duddit2 said,
Why is he holding it with kickstand open and touch cover attached?

Because Microsoft paid a large amount for that photo.

fmanchu said,
This is news?

Yes. You didn't know this had happened until you read the article. It was new to you; thus, it was news.