brian dunkleman 320 'American Idol': Brian Dunkleman says 'not surprising' Ryan Seacrest 'would act crazy'Brian Dunkleman has responded to Ryan Seacrest’s crack at his expense from the Wednesday, April 14 episode of “American Idol” and fortunately, he seems to be rolling with the punches.

Dunkleman tells, “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.”

Zap2it readers think he should just come back to “Idol.” 74% of voters say, “Heck yeah! Give the guy another shot.”

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."