Rumor has it that Ryan Seacrest is planning to pop the question to girlfriend Julianne Hough.  A source at RadarOnline.com said, “Ryan already has the ring and it’s a rock, four to five carats.  Money was no object for Ryan so expect the Rolls Royce of engagement rings.”  That same source claims he’ll ask her within the next few months.   Julianne was in Buffalo for our 2009 Taste of Country show and I was able to spend some time with her, she is a doll and I wish her the best.  She recently changed her hair color back to blonde after living as a brunette for a movie.  Check out Julianne's comments in a recent article here  . By the way, the new season of American Idol begins this week airing on Wednesday and Thursday night.  It will be interesting to see if new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler spark higher viewership.  The show has declined in the ratings the couple of years.   I haven’t decided if I’ll tune in, I may just set up the DVR and watch it later.