'American Idol' to issue an "apology" for Steven Tyler's behavior
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/02/2011
American Idol producers will be issuing an "apology" to viewers for judge Steven Tyler's behavior at the beginning of Wednesday night's episode, Ryan Seacrest has revealed.
The American Idol host teased the show's "apology" plans during Wednesday's broadcast of his On-Air with Ryan Seacrest radio show but avoided clarifying whether it is meant to be taken seriously or as part of a joke.
"The apology tonight has to do with one individual on the panel named Steven Tyler, and Steven has a good time hosting American Idol and gets along well with all the judges. Well there's a black card that starts the show tonight. It comes up on the screen." Seacrest explained about Wednesday's Idol broadcast, which will feature coverage of the season's auditions in Austin, TX.
"Now I just want to tell you part of it. You gotta see and tell me what you think. As a matter of fact, watch the entire hour because it will all add up and make sense. It starts with, 'American Idolwould like to apologize for last week's outrageous behavior by Steven Tyler.'"
Seacrest explained that if viewers have been keeping up with the current season of American Idol, they would know exactly what Steven Tyler has been doing to create a controversy. Whether or not the extent of Tyler's actions could lead to him being forced off the judging panel, Seacrest said he thinks Tyler is a big hit and probably won't be going anywhere.
"Will he keep his job?" Seacrest's radio show co-host Ellen K. asked.
"I hope so! He's a homerun!" he replied.
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