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Former 'Idol' Co-Host Reacts to Ryan Seacrest's Joke

Former 'Idol' Co-Host Reacts to Ryan Seacrest's Joke

Former American Idol co-host Brian Dunkleman was mentioned on this week’s Idol episode by Ryan Seacrest – but Brian isn’t laughing!

This week on Idol, Ryan joked that next week’s Idol Gives Back special would feature his former co-host. The audience applauded, but when Ryan said it was a joke, everyone seemed a little confused.

“But it was a joke, and whether it was mean-spirited or not is irrelevant. A joke’s a joke; you can either take it or you can’t,” Brian told TV.com.

“The timing doesn’t surprise me,” Brian added. “Dancing with the Stars has replaced Idol as the number one show for, what, the last two weeks?”

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  • Lalique

    This should definitely be filed under “non news”.

  • Bella Coola

    I thought it was for real.

    Brian Dunkleman knew he screwed up when he walked away from Idol after season 1.

  • janelle

    What ever happenned to that guy?

  • [marie]

    DTWS maybe number one.. but nobody is checking for this guy either way…

    And I don’t even watch American Idol..

  • Amanda

    Wow, I guess Brian’s the real jerk here. What an immature comment– “Dancing with the Stars has replaced Idol as the number one show for, what, the last two weeks?” Jerk.

  • lol

    Man Ryan looked ill back then…

  • Jackie

    Ryan Seacrest has never been funny but in the last few years has been such an A$$.

  • dundies

    DTWS maybe number one.. but nobody is checking for this guy either way…

    And I don’t even watch American Idol..
    —–
    WIN LOL

  • dundies

    re: lol

    i thought you wrote meg ryan HA he kind of looks like her ahahahaha

  • mika_says_hi

    y would brian mention dwts??? hes not even on it. and he even said once that he regretted leaving.

  • Queen bee

    Amanda, the ‘jerk’ appears to be Ryan Seacrest! That joke was in poor taste, and certainly NOT funny.

    …anyone with class wouldn’t make a joke like that against a guy who is already down. And Dancing with the Stars HAS beaten American Idol out of the top spot, so Brian was correct.

    See the difference? What Ryan said was a LIE and a poor taste joke, what Brian said was actually the truth.

    …I can’t wait til Ryan’s 15 minutes are up….he is such phoney baloney!

  • zing

    The biggest joke is that Dunkleman walked away from a great job over a few of Simon’s dumb comments. I think Ryan will make 45 million over the next 3 years. Oops Dunkleman….

  • c

    ryan’s an a-hole. one day he’ll be scared sh*tless when he realizes he won’t be able to take his money or possessions with him when he dies.

  • Spike Ghost

    Wow, that’s not really offensive. That’s just a bad joke. XD

  • http://www.firemendating.com/ Melissa

    So is Brian and Ryan secret lovers?