The self-described "television history footnote" vented after a TMZ report about his regular job.
He wishes people wouldn't say he's been "throwing shade" at his former "American Idol" counterpart.
Welcome back, Brian. And, uh, farewell?
"I was very upset about it for a long, long time."
Remember Brian Dunkleman? Not really, right? Dunkleman was Ryan Seacrest's "American Idol" co-host in the show's first season
"Kelly easily withstood the pressure-cooker that was 'American Idol,' before Ryan Seacrest had co-host Brian Dunkleman killed