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Brian Dunkleman Not Exactly Happy With Ryan Seacrest

brian dunkleman ryan seacrest Brian Dunkleman Not Exactly Happy With Ryan Seacrest

On last week’s performance show, Ryan Seacrest took a jab at Brian Dunkleman . . . who co-hosted the first season “American Idol” with him.

He joked, quote, “Quick update on ‘Idol Gives Back’:  We will be coming to you from two venues.  I’ll be handling the business here at this studio, and an all-star cast will do their bit live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

“And I can announce that Brian Dunkleman will host that portion of the show . . . I’m kidding, I’m kidding.  That’ll be [lastfm]Queen Latifah[/lastfm].  She’ll be there to MC that.”

Well, Brian is NOT amused.  TV.com somehow located Brian to ask him if he thought Ryan intended it as a slight, and Brian responded, quote, “Yeah, I think so, sure . . . but it was a joke. 

“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.

“And quite honestly, once you’ve had Jimmy Kimmel say in a monologue that you should be punched in the face, and at this point you’d probably be receptive to a knife in the gut, I think what Seacrest said was pretty tame.”  (Photo  by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect)

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