Crystal Bowersox Texted Katelyn Epperley: “Betrayed by Seacrest!”

Here’s Top 24 contestant, Katelyn Epperley and Star 102.5 radio DJ’s mocking Ryan Seacrest. It’s pretty damn funny.

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Katelyn says she texted Crystal Bowersox when the “Crystal almost quit” story broke on TMZ. (read more HERE.)

Crystal texted back “I’m fine…betrayed by Seacrest!” Pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?

According to Katelyn, Ryan counseled Crystal backstage when she had a moment where she missed her kid, and that the real story isn’t as dramatic as reported…

Poor Crystal, betrayed twice. First by Seacrest, now by Katelyn. Sheesh.

  • koshka

    Pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?

    It says…put the twitter down. TPTB and anyone in entertainment is going to use and abuse your name. I hope she was saying betrayed in a tongue and cheek manner.. because the ‘betrayal’ is just starting.

  • tinawina

    Holy crap Kaetlyn! That didn’t help. SMH.

  • http://www.mtvnews.com jambajim

    I am SO making “Betrayed by Seacrest” a t-shirt. Who else wants one? ;)

  • SashaB

    How do you think Crystal will feel now? With friends like that…?? Seriously. That does not help.

  • LoveDaRocker

    If she wants to get back at them, leave the show and get a record deal elsewhere. Will put the final nail in the Idol S9 coffin.

  • just missed the train

    I kinda wish she did leave. Then there would be no stopping Tim. Now his road to victory is just a little harder still but we’ll get him there.

  • http://www.dancin.ca dancin

    lol i want a tshirt :)

    well idol wanted some controversy lmao

  • tinawina

    LOL @ jambajim!

    This thing will never end. Could everyone involved just shut up now? LOL

  • sonyab

    Wow why would Katelyn Epperley do that to Mama sox like that?! Damn!

  • Aileen

    Wow Katelyn. Seriously? I’m starting to believe that the one thing missing from all AI9 contestants is simple intelligence. I hate to say, but I keep coming back to that. The successful Idols of seasons past were smart. I just don’t see it here in any of them other than Tim and even with him, only recently.

  • koshka

    Wow why would Katelyn Epperley do that to Mama sox like that?! Damn!

    1) either doesn’t want to be done with her 15 min

    or

    2) Duh. Didn’t know it was better not to say squat.

  • Studio57

    jambajim:
    04/19/2010 at 12:06 pm
    I am SO making “Betrayed by Seacrest” a t-shirt. Who else wants one?

    Get to work! I’m in!

    Can you make a “Squicked Out By Seacrest” one too?
    “Annoyed By Seacrest”?

  • http://stores.ebay.com/BookWomanBlues-Book-Nook Bobbi

    Good grief! Crystal needs some new friends!

  • koshka

    Aileen & just missed the train : Tim does seem smarter than these average bears. LOL

    Tim: For the win!!!!!

  • wjmtv

    Oh, Katelyn. That is just wrong wrong wrong.

  • morrissey

    Can’t we just let this die please? Crystal you need to stop trusting these people! Katelyn shouldn’t have said anything about it seriously!

  • CRB

    Hilarious! I mean, tragic. [Cues soap opera theme.]

    edit: I guess I’m hungry.

  • sma11ie

    LOLOL… Betrayed by Seacrest. I love the guy most days, but I get the feeling he’s trying to fill Paula’s shoes by painting himself as the loopy but caring guy on Idol…

    I love Katelyn and Crystal… so it doesn’t bother me what she said… but yeah, in the realm of the AI competition and the gossip mill, this is NOT gonna help Crystal with the public. There’s a reason Crystal sent that to her in a PRIVATE text and not via Twitter.

  • sonyab

    koshka:

    1) either doesn’t want to be done with her 15 min

    Yeah probably.

    or

    2) Duh. Didn’t know it was better not to say squat.

    Yeah I mean it’s just common sense! Sure she is 19 but still common sense Katelyn geez.

  • Hazehel

    I was sorry when Katelyn got voted off, but this kills all kinds of good feeling towards her. Private conversation is meant to be kept private, stupid girl.

  • starstruck2000

    Crystal is coming across very stupid. For cripes sakes get off the twitter. This is not helping you

  • sonyab

    starstruck2000:

    Crystal is coming across very stupid. For cripes sakes get off the twitter. This is not helping you

    Um it wasn’t twitter this time. It was a private text message to Katelyn.

  • Mary102

    Geez – this seems so much like AI trying to drum up controversy this season because there’s nothing controversial or interesting to discuss!

  • Pam

    in the realm of the AI competition and the gossip mill, this is NOT gonna help Crystal with the public. There’s a reason Crystal sent that to her in a PRIVATE text and not via Twitter.

    I agree. Can we stick a sock in Katelyn’s mouth? Ugh

    this seems so much like AI trying to drum up controversy this season because there’s nothing controversial or interesting to discuss!

    Indeed. There are stopping at nothing to keep the show in the headlines. Katelyn’s got no clue though. A private message between the two should have been kept private.

  • AndreaH

    So, as I suspected, no parking lot encounter, no Seacrest running out to save the day at the last minute, and bags NOT packed. Crystal simply had a weak moment and made the mistake of mentioning that she missed her son to Ryan. This whole story was planted by AI in an effort to make Seacrest look good and IMO throw Crystal under the bus. I believe she’s lost some of her supporters because they thought she was quitting the show and was on her way to the airport with luggage in tow.

    The t-shirt should say “Seacrest is a douchebag!”

  • Niall

    Damn does this mean we’re going to be treated to Seacrest acting like a spazz again on AI to combat his new image as a gossipy douchebag?

  • Judee

    Welcome to the showbusiness Crystal. It’s a bit naive to think Seacrest cares about the contestants in the first place. He cares about his own ass first and foremost. So his old buddy Harvey Levin is helping him to create some buzz about a dead show? who would have thought:)
    So first Lily was acting like b*tch, now Katelyn…. Timmeh FTW!!!!

  • googleplex

    T-shirt here, just a first pass, “Betrayed by Seacrest!”:

    http://www.zazzle.com/betrayed_by_seacrest_tshirt-235819413300586160

  • koshka

    googleplex:
    04/19/2010 at 1:05 pm
    T-shirt here, just a first pass, “Betrayed by Seacrest!”:

    http://www.zazzle.com/betrayed_by_seacrest_tshirt-235819413300586160

    I would so wear this if I had tickets for a show. :)

  • windmills

    It’s twisted but I’m beginning to find this entertaining.

    I’ll probably be back to wanting people to just sing and quit the drama.

    But it’s kind of funny.

    Maybe it’s just me but I think Katelyn thought she was helping Crystal out by getting the real story out it’s NBD.

  • shenanigan

    Yeah, they want drama, ratings and a close horse race. They don’t care what they do or who they do it to in order to get AI back on top.

    Unfortunately, 19 owns Crystal whether she wins or places. But it might be better if she did just place as she would have more freedom to be with her little guy. I’m torn, she is obviously the best singer by a gazillion miles, beautiful, and I love her honesty, her personality. What I don’t understand is why her baby isn’t here in LA with her and a relative so she could see him often. Mike has his wife and child, why does she have to be separated from her baby?

  • http://crystalfans.com/ Zsus

    Yep. This whole Crystal thing was all about Ryan trying to make himself the big hero. His behavior last Tuesday bordered on Paula type of crazy. His ego is out of control.

  • Mtlfan

    I think Crystal might not be unhappy that Katelyn gave away that info and let Seacrest appears as the non-gentleman he is … she wouldn’t have done it by herself to not stir more shit and not sounds whiny.

  • tls62

    Wow…this season just really sucks. I took a walk down memory lane last night and was looking at pictures from S8 on IDF. There was one that looked like all of the top 10…Paula was standing next to them, probably it was after the results show that week. They were all in a huddle hugging each other. Total different vibe than what’s happening this year IMO. Just not feeling the love with these S9 peeps at all. It will be interesting to see how the tour tickets sell this summer.

  • Lera

    Katelyn had no idea what she was doing when she spilled the beans:

    Ryan probably was doing it at the direction of AI

    Crystal is just a “B–tch” Doesn’t sit with anyone, her snippy comments on Twitter, and on this text message, her demeanor on the show. Again, I wouldn’t buy one thing she puts out.

  • babybelle32

    This whole story was planted by AI in an effort to make Seacrest look good and IMO throw Crystal under the bus. I believe she’s lost some of her supporters because they thought she was quitting the show and was on her way to the airport with luggage in tow.

    I think it’s more likely that the story was planted in order to drum up sympathy for Crystal. On the surface it may seem like Crystal is the front runner, but maybe the votes aren’t going along those lines. Of course, Ryan’s words about all the money she could make take away from it being a sweet story.

  • bridgette12

    Crystal, Crystal, Crystal, a word of advice, “JUST SING”! I knew when they changed the rules and let these new Idols have access to twitter and facebook, that it would blow up in someones face. I am sorry someone betrayed her trust. I am sorry she misses her baby. I am sorry she had a cold and wasn’t feeling well. I am sorry she thought about going home. But most of all, I am sorry I have to read about Crystal tweeting every other day about her problems. She needs to get over herself and prepare for her next performance. Maybe put some of that energy into her singing and hopefully surprising us with something different.

    I look at all of the Season 9 Idols and Crystal is the only one who could probably make a good album. But having said that, it can’t be a whole album of the same stuff.

  • AndreaH

    I think it’s more likely that the story was planted in order to drum up sympathy for Crystal.

    From what I’ve been reading on various forums, it has had the opposite effect. I don’t think AI wants Crystal to win. I fully expect her to be voted off within the next few weeks. I hope she can at least make it to Top 5 because they make more money than the others.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/24/arts/television/24idol.html
    >blockquote>It is not just the winner who cashes in; finalists who reach the Top 5 this season are likely to earn close to $100,000 from the show — and three to four times that if the “Idol” producers sign them to a record deal. The Top 12 contestants are guaranteed several thousand dollars for their efforts. And that is before accounting for the Top 10 finalists’ earnings for appearing in the summer’s “American Idol” tour.

    Also, the salaries for the tour are determined by the placement on the show. The more songs you sing on tour, the more money you make.

  • chessguy99

    Just when you thought this would all blow over. Crystal seemed to get the message to drop it and move on. But now, its back and stronger than ever. There are millions more out there that love Seacrest, than love Crystal. She should have known you never say anything bad about anyone connected with the show. Pack you bags Crystal, the bus is warming up.

  • SpenserJ

    Texts are not intended for public consumption. You, Katelyn, are a shitty friend.

  • tinawina

    But most of all, I am sorry I have to read about Crystal tweeting every other day about her problems.

    To be fair all I ever recall seeing from her tweets were video/music/book recommendations except for the response to the “eating alone” story and the 2(?) tweets about this. I don’t think she’s exactly been Debbie Downer or anything.

  • IdolThoughts

    Lame. Katelyn’s story is funny but Crystal might be a little hurt that she divulged her text. I guess Crystal has to realize that what she says and does is public. It’s all really benign it’s not like she called him a D-bag or anything. But, judging by her twitter frenzy of late…she’s a little sensitive. This whole thing is hurting her image imo. This season is so effing boring that THIS is the big scandal! Bowersox Betrayed By Seacrest…Live on Fox News at 10. heheheh

  • koshka

    SpenserJ:
    04/19/2010 at 2:13 pm
    Texts are not intended for public consumption. You, Katelyn, are a shitty friend.

    You are right. But, I’d guess a majority of us, know how the world works. Which is why you never, ever write anything about work in email or other wise that you wouldn’t want publicized within your company. Common sense. Whatever.. go sing something memorable now.

  • OnePlusSix

    Goodness me, here we go again! Oh, the drama! Well I guess with this season being the “blah” event it has been, something has to get leaked to create some interest in the show and here it is…Crystal. So hilarious, how people get so invested in it though. Me thinks it’s “much ado about nothing”. As someone previously stated…get on with the singing and better performances. Also, these contestants may as well get used to it now, this is the real world of the music industry and they need to have tough skin if they plan to live in that world, cause it ain’t gonna get any easier, trust me.

  • JudyL

    We’ll never know exactly what the whole story is – what I do know is that the whole thing is getting much more attention than it deserves and that Crystal isn’t helping it. I feel badly for Aaron for looking scared each week. I feel badly for Lee and Casey being told every week how boring they are. I DID feel sorry for Tim being insulted by the judges each week, but he outsmarted them and just kept smiling so he doesn’t need by sympathy any more. Do I feel badly for Crystal when she is told constantly by the judges and the media and lots of the viewer how great she is and that she is going to win for sure? Absolutely not. When I think back over all the seasons and what others have been through, I just don’t understand all this angst about Crystal.

    By the way, thanks to whoever came up with ‘Timmeh’ – funniest nickname ever for an Idol contestant.

  • bridgette12

    tinawina
    “To be fair all I ever recall seeing from her tweets were video/music/book recommendations except for the response to the “eating alone” story and the 2(?) tweets about this. I don’t think she’s exactly been Debbie Downer or anything.”

    I think maybe that’s the problem I have with Crystal. I just can’t put my finger on who she is, because I just don’t see a whole lot of personality on the show. I seem to get a better impression of who she is through tweets, then the few minutes she has on Idol. I hate to go back to the past two years as an example, but David Cook and Archuleta, Kris and Adam personalities came through. They all were nice guys, talented and had a few personality quirks, plus a great sense of humor. I just can’t pick up on who Crystal is, alone with Lee also.

  • lucy

    Also, these contestants may as well get used to it now, this is the real world of the music industry and they need to have tough skin if they plan to live in that world, cause it ain’t gonna get any easier, trust me.

    They also need to learn to stop tweeting everything that occurs to them and also stop confiding via text message with people they really don’t know very well.

    When you’ve known somebody for only a couple of months, you have no idea whether they’re discreet as the grave or nice people who nevertheless happen to be big blabbermouths.

    When the people you text will be interviewed by djs, red-carpet entertainment-show hosts, bloggers, and various kinds of journalists, you probably should text no more than: Hi! How R U? Im Gr8!

  • Truthiness

    I don’t think that Katelyn was trying to betray Crystal, as much as she was trying to clear things up for Crystal and let the “truth” be known.

    Of course that probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do, but hey these guys don’t strike me as terribly savvy.

    Ryan on the other hand, and with the story ‘getting out there,’ that he was a great guy who talked Crystal, i.e. the hope of the season, out of quitting –much more savvy.

  • standtotheright

    When the people you text will be interviewed by djs, red-carpet entertainment-show hosts, bloggers, and various kinds of journalists, you probably should text no more than: Hi! How R U? Im Gr8!

    To be fair, how many people were expecting to hear anyone interview Katelyn Epperly about anything ever again?

    Not disagreeing with the principle. But one action was an unfortunate letting-down of guard in the moment, the other was a deliberate choice to keep the story going.

    Sigh. Where’s Kirsten’s box of hair when people really need it?

  • koshka

    Truthiness… LOL

  • tinawina

    I think maybe that’s the problem I have with Crystal. I just can’t put my finger on who she is, because I just don’t see a whole lot of personality on the show.

    Yeah, at first I felt the same way. The ironic part is that lately she did seem to be loosening up to me. The segment where the other contestants described her as a mothering type, “Danny Gokey Babies”, the VFTW shoutout… I felt like a picture was starting to emerge. Plus this past week she seemed so lively on stage IMO, like she was really having fun. So of course now the biggest thing we have going on is this nonsense. Ugh.

    I will be looking for my sitdown Tuesday, producers. **gives side eye** :(

  • songsungblue

    Oh come on. This was obviously Crystal JOKING with her friend. So so much drama over nothing – and I don’t think Katelyn was doing anything but sticking up for her – she says at the end that Crystal will be the most successful.

    I think Crystal’s quirky sense of humor doesn’t come across to everyone, but it’s CLEAR to me that it was just a joke! If this gets her voted off, it’s insanity.

    Plus, it won’t. Not everyone is riveted to every detail the way we are, lol. I remember the year Carrie won and all the Bitch-gates that went on. Didn’t change the fact that the girl was running away with it.

  • Hazehel

    I don’t think that Katelyn was trying to betray Crystal, as much as she was trying to clear things up for Crystal and let the “truth” be known.

    If she can’t see “betrayed by Seacrest” would be seen by others as anything but a personal attack on the host of the show by Crystal, then she is not just being not terribly savvy, she is downright idiotic. If she wanted to help she would have left that bit out.

    There is clearing things up and there is stirring things up.

  • jinxx315

    I would love to see all the people picking on Crystal stand up there in front of millions of people and perform. I am sure there is a slight awkwardness if it’s something you aren’t used to, and I think that is part of Crystals issues.But then again, what do you expect her to do, jump up and down and chat away like a chatterbox. People are always going to find something to pick someone apart for. Crystal has a great voice and she is by far the most talented this season and probably saving the show from being crappy. Well then again…we all know sometimes the most talented person doesn’t win.

  • J9BT

    But then again, what do you expect her to do, jump up and down and chat away like a chatterbox. People are always going to find something to pick someone apart for. Crystal has a great voice and she is by far the most talented this season and probably saving the show from being crappy.

    ITA. Oh, as far as Crystal not jumping up and down, chattering away, and being called out for it – isn’t that how Katie acted? And everyone called her a pageant queen/Barbie doll?

  • wjmtv

    From what I’ve seen of Crystal, she takes her “Mama” nickname pretty seriously. She obviously has a big heart and I get more caring and empathy for her fellow contestants from her than I do anyone.

    A lot more people will see that on their TVs, than will read this silly story online.

  • koshka

    What about poor Ryan that just wanted to liven up a show? LOL No pity for anyone, sorry.

  • Grammie Kari

    Yeah, they want drama, ratings and a close horse race. They don’t care what they do or who they do it to in order to get AI back on top.

    It does make you wonder how much this is scripted. No other finalists has gotten any press these last few days. Ryan is getting on my nerves. Katelyn did nothing wrong. Crystal was having a bad day. Sweetie, there are others there who are paid to help you should you have any concerns.

    Did Fantasia, Alexis, and others have their babies near by?

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    I’ve never liked katelyn that much.I just can’t feel bad for crystal…maybe because she’s so defensive about it?..

  • lucy

    To be fair, how many people were expecting to hear anyone interview Katelyn Epperly about anything ever again?

    lol

    Well, I don’t know. The wildly proliferating entertainment media seems to be very excited about interviewing and tracking down every single ex-Idol contestant on the planet on a regular basis, don’t they! …. I agree that it’s hard to comprehend a reason for this — but it sure keeps happening!

    Myself, I wouldn’t text any of them anything!

  • gangreen29

    Betrayed by Seacrest is obviously a joke. A funny one too. I hope Betrayed by Seacrest becomes it’s own meme.

  • sonyab

    tinawina:

    Holy crap Kaetlyn! That didn’t help. SMH.

    What is SMH? :)

  • lucy

    Betrayed by Seacrest is obviously a joke.

    Yeah. And Katelyn was defending her buddy. Neither did anything wrong or said anything wrong. Etc.

    But somehow all of this nonsense keeps taking on a life of its own.

    When the whole Crystal story first surfaced, I was one of those deluded ones who said that it was obviously just some momentary feeling that she gave vent to and everybody would realize that such feelings are common when you’re in a high-pressure situation and it would pass without a ripple. Ha.

    But seeing what’s happened here I realize that I was dead wrong about that.

    And I stick to my new principle, which is that none of them should say, tweet, text or otherwise express *anything* of a personal nature to anybody, anytime, anyway, anywhere, anyhow, until such as time as they are completely 100 percent out of the limelight. Which, once they’ve been on the show, is probably never, given that the only actual “media” we have any more seems to be all about entertainment ….

    Would that a few of these dedicated “reporters” that track down Katelyn Epperly and quiz her about Crystal’s emotional condition would spend the same care looking over financial-reform legislation or something.

    The whole thing is nuts.

  • koshka

    Betrayed by Seacrest is obviously a joke.

    How do we know she is joking? She could be dead serious. Thats the down side of text based communication. You never know exactly what is meant… unless of course she used a smiley :)

  • RockiDreams

    Sorry, not buying that this has anything to do with Seacrest. I would bet that Mr. Seacrest has quite a bit of money coming in from all of the work he does and CrystalGate is not going to either hurt him or benefit him. I think Cyrstal is a ditz and should shut up and frankly, if she continues with this stuff she is not ready for any type of future in music. They will chew her up and spit her out. It will be interesting to see how they play damage control with the CrystalGate situation. I even heard about this on my local radio station and believe me, they did not make it sound complimentary towards Crystal. Interesting too that someone mentioned Carrie Underwood being a “bitch” on her season. I don’t remember that but was not that much into blogs at the time. Since then, I have read numerous reports of her being just that – big time. True? Who knows but it is interesting that was mentioned long ago.

  • tinawina

    What is SMH? :)

    SMH = smack my head. :) also known as slap my head m-)

    I don’t think Kaetlyn meant any harm either. But she caused some anyway.

  • Hazehel

    SMH = smack my head.

    I thought it’s Shaking My Head?

    And Katelyn was defending her buddy. Neither did anything wrong or said anything wrong

    Katelyn was revealing information she should not reveal, and which may potentially damage Crystal. She did wrong.

  • CynicalDog

    Did Katelyn retweet this, or just speak about it on the radio show?

  • http://crystalfans.com/ Zsus

    Sorry, not buying that this has anything to do with Seacrest. I would bet that Mr. Seacrest has quite a bit of money coming in from all of the work he does and CrystalGate is not going to either hurt him or benefit him. I think Cyrstal is a ditz and should shut up

    Really? So who do you think leaked the news story, which presented Ryan as some sort of knight in shining army, to TMZ? Crystal? Or the guy who is friends with Harvey Levin – Ryan? It’s not about money for Ryan. It’s about him having an inflated ego and not being able to deal with the bad press he’s been getting for the past few weeks. His conversation with Crystal (which apparently took place backstage and not in a parking lot) should have been confidential. Had it been one of the hair stylists or lighting techs who spoke with Crystal, and this story leaked, you better be believe they’d be looking for work right now.

    In the process of making himself look good and supposedly “saving the show” (which is bullshit – I doubt Crystal was really going to quit) Ryan might be responsible for whatever is left of this season going down the tubes if people don’t vote for Crystal becauses of this.

  • chearts77

    I agree with Zsus. I believe this has everything to do with Ryan trying to “glorifiy” his tarnished image from his several dibacles last week. I mean, supposedly this happened some 2 or 3 weeks ago (now) and it just came out on Friday? Plus, if this “counseling” session happened back stage in a private setting, you know if Ryan’s name was Dr. Seacrest (LOL), he would or the show would be slapped with a breach of confidentiality suit right now.

    As for Katelyn, she could have discussed what really happened according to what Crystal told her without spilling the beans of Crystal saying Seacrest betrayed her. Whether that was a joke or not by Crystal (I’m inclined to believe it was), doesn’t matter to me. The fact is, Ryan should not have gone to TMZ to begin with and embellish the story for his own personal ego. Crystal had a private moment that she received words of encouragement/advice for and it should have been left between the parties involved (Crystal and Ryan) and not the internet world to try to decifer. All JMO.

  • songsungblue

    Isn’t it possible that TMZ elaborated on this? I’m sure Ryan spilled it, but I seriously doubt that Crystal was as upset about it as it appeared – she seems like a pretty chill person.

    I wouldn’t doubt that she and Ryan will laugh about it tomorrow and it will blow the eff over. ;)

    The rumored bitchiness of Carrie Underwood depends on who you talk to – I’ve heard from people who have worked with her that she’s reserved and shy. Moreover, all I’ve ever read about Crystal is that she’s warm and maternal. This rumored “bitchy entitledness” appears to be entirely projection. JMO.

  • Hazehel

    The fact is, Ryan should not have gone to TMZ to begin with

    Seems like speculation has turned into fact. Really odd that if Ryan were to be the one who told the tale, he would have supposedly got so many details wrong wouldn’t it? Or perhaps Katelyn got the story wrong? Did you notice that she kept saying “probably”? It looks more like Katelyn turned a short text message into a story.

  • MaryS-NJ

    Betrayed by Seacrest is obviously a joke. A funny one too. I hope Betrayed by Seacrest becomes it’s own meme.

    I think Katelyn was defending Crystal in the interview but I get the impression that she took Crystal’s text message seriously. That’s what came across in the interview. That’s why digital communications have their limits… sarcasm doesn’t always come across and Katelyn obviously doesn’t get that – or that she should not talk sarcastically about someone who could make her friend’s tenure on American Idol difficult.

    ETA: I’ve defended Ryan in the past because I think he has an almost impossible job and manages to do it very well. Most of the glitches are not visible to the viewers from home. But I’ve noticed that the contestants this season are a bit wary of him and I wonder if he’s prying more than usual. There was Didi’s comment about how uncomfortable his personal questions are. There was Casey’s refusal to get into what/he he was thinking about singing “Jealous Guy”.

  • abbysee

    Crystal is just a “B–tch” Doesn’t sit with anyone, her snippy comments on Twitter, and on this text message, her demeanor on the show. Again, I wouldn’t buy one thing she puts out.

    Wow. Just wow.

    I’ve defended Ryan in the past because I think he has an almost impossible job and manages to do it very well. Most of the glitches are not visible to the viewers from home. But I’ve noticed that the contestants this season are a bit wary of him and I wonder if he’s prying more than usual. There was Didi’s comment about how uncomfortable his personal questions are. There was Casey’s refusal to get into what/he he was thinking about singing “Jealous Guy”.

    Now on this I agree. Ryan is off his shit this year. His crap with Simon is most antagonistic, and not at all helpful. His prying and trying to get more out of the contestants than they obviously are willing to share is most intrusive. I really have admired him in the past, this year, I am really pretty much turned off. The Dunkleman comment was really pretty evil, and totally uncalled for. I want my old Ryan back. But then I want Paula back too, so I never get what I want, lol.

  • TwigLA

    gangreen29:
    04/19/2010 at 4:32 pm
    Betrayed by Seacrest is obviously a joke. A funny one too. I hope Betrayed by Seacrest becomes it’s own meme.

    Seemed pretty obvious to me that it was meant to be funny …. and it IS! I want the T-shirt.

    I can’t believe the BS criticism Crystal is getting over this or Katelyn.

  • abbysee

    I can’t believe the BS criticism Crystal is getting over this or Katelyn.

    It’s a hybrid of the curse of the idol frontrunner, and all idol girls are divas, bitches or bots. It’s really funny if you don’t realize that they are all people.

  • jujumagumbo

    It sounds like Crystal was trying to explain in a few words that Ryan made a big deal about nothing. She could’ve sent a longer text, but “betrayed by Seacrest” got the message across. I don’t think it was meant to be humorous.

  • weese

    But I’ve noticed that the contestants this season are a bit wary of him

    I’ve felt this too. Some progress has been made in recent weeks so I hope we don’t go back to the uncomfortable Lee and the disillusioned Crystal as a result of Ryan wanting good PR. Also, Tim and Casey are already so superficial with their comments I’d hate for it to get any more generic with them. That stage would be a very lonely place if they can’t trust Ryan.

  • sam.the.man.i.am

    If she can’t see “betrayed by Seacrest” would be seen by others as anything but a personal attack on the host of the show by Crystal, then she is not just being not terribly savvy, she is downright idiotic. If she wanted to help she would have left that bit out.

    The only people who see Crystal’s alleged comment of “betrayed by Seacrest” as anything but a joke, quite obviously need to get a life. The only thing idiotic about this whole thing, is the way people are reacting to it. This entire matter has been blown way out of portion. It’s been stretched and enhanced to suit the needs of American Idol, Ryan Seacrest, web site operators like mj and rickey, etc., all attempting to cash in on higher ratings.

    What about poor Ryan that just wanted to liven up a show? LOL No pity for anyone, sorry.

    You are obviously 12. Ryan has been a complete jackass beginning at least with his continual pressure of Didi Benami. He has been getting progressively worse each week since. And, his excuse for these ridiculous antics is that he’s exhausted because he has too many irons in the fire should not be tolerated. He should be fired! Bring back Brian Dunkelman.

    Ryan and the producers of American Idol have quite obviously enhanced this drama in an effort to make him appear to be some kind of hero. Bullsh*t! None of us know the true story here, but if you have a brain and some life experiences to draw from common sense should tell you that what has been reported is far from the real truth. It’s nothing and should have never been reported in the first place.

    As far as Katelyn is concerned, she done absolutely nothing to hurt Crystal. I can’t believe how anyone, including you mj, would have such childish mentality to think otherwise. Listen to the recording, nothing Katelyn says or implies is anything but an indication that this entire matter is laughable … not a big deal.

  • koshka

    The only people who see Crystal’s alleged comment of “betrayed by Seacrest” as anything but a joke, quite obviously need to get a life. The only thing idiotic about this whole thing, is the way people are reacting to it. This entire matter has been blown way out of portion.

    Sorry but I completely disagree, just because I am not fangirling all over Crystal doesn’t mean that I need to get a life. I’m not caught up in this season. I haven’t connected with any of the performers yet. I do think it is blown out of proportion, but Crystal not some huge victim here. This is the way the game is played. Like it or not, the media gets a hold of this crap and it spreads. Yes, you sign up for AI and this crap happens. Same crap, new season.
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    Ryan and the producers of American Idol have quite obviously enhanced this drama in an effort to make him appear to be some kind of hero. Bullsh*t! None of us know the true story here, but if you have a brain and some life experiences to draw from common sense should tell you that what has been reported is far from the real truth. It’s nothing and should have never been reported in the first place.

    I assume nothing. If none of us know the real story, I don’t think it is “obvious” that the producers had a hand in this. Can’t have it both ways.

    ETA:
    “You are obviously 12. Ryan has been a complete jackass beginning at least with his continual pressure of Didi Benami.”

    I think Ryan is an ass. I said it last season and got skewerd. I was being sarcastic.

  • shenanigan

    Have you guys seen this? Crystal Bowersox sings “I Just Want to Love Ya Before I Leave”. Beautiful Video Here: http://CrystalBowersox.blogspot.com

    So what you have is someone with a serious illness walking a fine line, trying to stay alive and well, sacrificing precious months with her baby that will never, ever be given back to them. And what about the baby, can you say abandonment disorder or attachment disorder? Five months in the life of a tiny toddler is a huge amount of time. It will effect both of them forever. And it was supposed to be a big deal because Mike missed his baby’s birth?

    So she would be stupid or insensitive as a brick not to question whether this is worth it. She is doing it because she wants to provide for the child, she has made that quite clear.

    All the other silliness about whether she has enough personality or tweets too much is just beyond shallow. These are real life and death issues for this young woman and no one on that show, no other contestant has anything close to the pressure she does. That she is handling it with the grace and professionalism she has displayed is fairly astonishing.

    I think she fears she will not be around long and is doing what she needs to do to insure her child’s future. She lays it out in the song.

  • tinawina

    Have you guys seen this? Crystal Bowersox sings “I Just Want to Love Ya Before I Leave”. Beautiful Video Here: http://CrystalBowersox.blogspot.com

    Loved that song. She has Juvenile Diabetes right? Shortens your life span? That makes the song even more poignant.

  • TwigLA

    jambajim:
    04/19/2010 at 12:06 pm
    I am SO making “Betrayed by Seacrest” a t-shirt. Who else wants one?

    LOL, I just read backwards through the comments. Good to see that Cantiello is on the same page with this as I am.

    Edit to add: Thank you Shenanigan, for laying it on the line and for the link to that video.

  • Organic

    Tweets, texts, blogs are so subjective. So hard for anyone to really know what was meant because you’re trying to understand the person’s motives and tone behind the written words. And we all read through our own filters, so I think that what is written can be interpreted totally different by each person reading it. So who really knows if Crystal was joking or serious. Maybe we’ll just have to wait for the next tweet or text message. :-)

  • bean99

    I really don’t care about Crystal however I think she’s making a big mistake with her attitude. Those who love to hate the show may enjoy her flippant comments and they don’t bother me but she is a contestant on said show and needs votes. Maybe she thinks she has it in the bag and doesn’t need to stay on the good side of Ryan. Very interesting.

  • bean99

    Crystal Bowersox: Each year, more than 15,000 children, that’s 40 per day, are diagnosed with Type One diabetes IN THE US ALONE. Please support your local JDRF chapter.

    Now this is a tweet I can get onboard with.

  • summersnow

    Cool! I’m liking Crystal more and more. She just reminds me of Kelly Clarkson, both who just speak their minds w/o bowing down to TPTB. Anyway mj, I dun think Katelyn betrayed Crystal. I think Crystal might have want Katelyn to purposely leak out the truth since she’s still under the TPTB’s control.

    Ryan Seacrest definitely knows how to fake himself well. I was deceived by his nice guy facade last season when he was all nice to Kris. Unfortunately, when Kris won over his favorite, he started showing his real, nasty side and insulted Kris at his radio interview.

  • Inconnu

    summersnow: Cool! I’m liking Crystal more and more. She just reminds me of Kelly Clarkson, both who just speak their minds w/o bowing down to TPTB. Anyway mj, I dun think Katelyn betrayed Crystal. I think Crystal might have want Katelyn to purposely leak out the truth since she’s still under the TPTB’s control.

    You see for me I hope Crystal is not getting into that kind of things, meaning she’s concerned about the Internet talk and answers back, because that would make me less of a fan. In my view right now, she’s deserving of the title but if she continues her back and forth with the media, I might think differently down the road. Technically imo I think she’s the best out there by a long shot but this show is not only about that, whether you can sing or not, and personality and demeanour also weight in the balance.
    She should take the high road and stick with wanting to win this thing and work at it and not let the “noise” affect her. She’s going through enough as it is and hopefully this is the end of all this.

  • sam.the.man.i.am

    It sounds like Crystal was trying to explain in a few words that Ryan made a big deal about nothing. She could’ve sent a longer text, but “betrayed by Seacrest” got the message across. I don’t think it was meant to be humorous.

    Of course it was meant to be humorous! You contradict yourself within the above paragraph. If “Ryan made a big deal out of nothing”, how else could “betrayed by Seacrest” have been anything but humorous? Especially since it was sent to a friend (Katelyn).

    And, do you (a person who doesn’t actually know any of the parties involved) really believe what you “think” holds more weight than one of Crystal’s friends? Wise up!

  • Hazehel

    And, do you (a person who doesn’t actually know any of the parties involved) really believe what you “think” holds more weight than one of Crystal’s friends? Wise up!

    It appears from all that you said that you think what you said hold more weight than her. In fact you are able to draw all kind of inferences out of practically nothing, weaving a whole conspiracy with little evidence, and calling other people “childish” just because they don’t such a thing.

    Does Crystal think it is a joke? If she thinks Ryan didn’t betray here, then it would be a joke. If she thinks Ryan did betray her, then it is at the least a sarcastic remark. You can’t hold two irreconcilable opinions at the same time.

  • lucy

    Katelyn was revealing information she should not reveal, and which may potentially damage Crystal. She did wrong.

    Oh, I agree that she’s a blabbermouth and shouldn’t have been. I agree with you completely about that.

    I just meant that she most likely intended to be helpful rather than doing it because she’s some kind of jerk who was being an attention hog or trying to hurt somebody. Clueless, in other words.

  • unique28v

    I really don’t care about Crystal however I think she’s making a big mistake with her attitude.

    Yup!! She hasn’t won yet. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you!!

    I guess she’ll get a sit down intereview tonight about all of this. Although it is only an hour show so maybe not.