'American Idol': Brian Dunkleman says 'not surprising' Ryan Seacrest 'would act crazy'
Dunkleman tells TV.com, "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."
Dunkleman continues, "'Dancing With the Stars' has replaced 'Idol' as the number one 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."
He also touches on "American Dunkleman," the web series that he started. "I think it's a great idea for a show. I wouldn't have to make anything up--if you're a guy who passed up one of the biggest shows in the history of the world, these things just happen to you, and I think it's funny. That's my sense of humor. Some of my favorite shows are Ricky Gervais' "Extras" or "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
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