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Brian Dunkleman’s American Idol Goldmine

BRIAN Dunkleman is the former host of the hit US show American Idol who left before it became huge. Anorak’s Man in LA looks at how things have worked out for the man who turned his back on American Idol:

Word that Ryan Seacrest signed a well-deserved $45 million deal to host three more seasons of American Idol has apparently led to a barrage of Brian Dunkleman jokes on Twitter, the radio and across the universe (Tabloid Baby pal Nili informs us that “Howard Stern was making fun of Brian Dunkleman on his show today… Artie Lange said he was doing stand up in Peoria and Howard said he was cutting coupons out of the Pennysaver…”).

Dunkleman was Seacrest’s cohost on the first season of American idol, but quit the show — yes, he quit– because he thought it was “mean to kids.”

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Posted: 14th, July 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment