Brian Dunkleman Says Ryan Seacrest’s Joke Wasn’t Funny
Dunkleman, who only appeared on the first season of Idol, spoke to TV.com about the incident, and was asked if he took it as a "slight."
"Yeah, I think so, sure -- but it was a joke," he told the site. "Well, it was an attempt at a joke. But unfortunately for Ryan, instead of a laugh, he got applause. That’s never really been his strong suit. 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."
As for Seacrest's other unusual behavior, Dunkleman says, "The timing doesn’t surprise me. Dancing with the Stars has replaced Idol as the No. 1 show for, what, the last two weeks? I’m sure that’s sending Seacrest into a panic. It’s not surprising that he would act crazy to get attention, or throw my name out there -- he’s done things like this before."
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