Lyn recorded yesterday's Regis and Kelly Show for some reason. When I got home from the concert last night she was watching it--their interview with Simon Cowell, specifically. During the interview, Simon had some pretty crude things to say about Ryan Secrest. Of course, Ryan wasn't there to defend himself or to toss the banter back in Simon's direction. Simon just went on and on, making a monkey's butt out of himself.
Then this morning on my way to the gym, I was listening to KIIS-FM. Ryan played back a good portion of the interview--the parts about pigging out on chili and the "chihuahua on the leg" reference. Rather than ranting about Simon or trying to come up with some I-can-top-that story, he good-naturedly owned up to pigging out on chili and cookies and laughed off the whole "annoying dog" bit. I know the AI team is accustomed to a lot of back-and-forth below the belt banter at times. But even when you're used to crude insults, it's got to get old. I just thought Ryan showed a lot of character and grace by letting it roll off his back. (I suppose it's altogether possible the whole thing was pre-planned by Cowell and Secrest for some spicy PR spin for the show. Hopefully, that wasn't the case.)
Anyway, kudos to RS for seeming to be a bigger man than Cowell the Scowl.