Exclusive: Ryan Seacrest to Open Media Center In Philadelphia

The American Idol host will bring his "Voice" to CHOP

Although he is the center of the evil that is American Idol (especially this season… ugh!), at least Ryan Seacrest is doing some good with his vast amounts of money. According to a source familiar with the deal, the media mogul and his philanthropic arm, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, have decided to launch their second media center for kids at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Called The Voice, the first of its kind debuted in Seacrest’s hometown of Atlanta at Children’s Healthcare in November. It’s a fully equipped radio, TV, and new media studio designed to give sick kids the chance to learn about broadcasting. Here’s a video tour of the Atlanta center to give you a better idea. According to his Twitter feed, Seacrest toured CHOP at the end of November. No word on an opening date.

The person in the CHOP press office who is handling the matter is out of town and unavailable for comment.