'Idol' Feud Erupts! Crystal Bowersox Vs. Ryan Seacrest — He Betrayed Me!

Tue, April 20, 2010 9:17am EDT by 5 Comments
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Crystal is furious with Ryan for blabbing about her personal issues! Do you think she has a right to feel outraged?

Remember last week when Ryan Seacrest, 35, talked Crystal Bowersox, 24, out of quitting American Idol because she was homesick for her 1-year-old baby back in Ohio? Well, Crystal is apparently furious that Ryan made their very private conversation public. Katelyn Epperly, a former Idol contestant who was voted off March 11, texted Crystal this past weekend to see if the rumors were true, and received a quick response: “I’m fine… betrayed by Seacrest!”

“She had a moment backstage and they made it into something it wasn’t,” Katelyn said in a recent interview with a Des Moines, Iowa, radio station. “She’s still in the game.”

E! Online published a story April 16, praising Ryan’s quick-thinking and even referring to him as “Superman” for keeping Crystal in the game. “Our very own Ryan Seacrest, was on hand to save the day,” the story read. “Ryan confirms reports that he tracked down an emotionally drained and homesick Crystal in the parking lot after a show some two weeks ago and talked her down.”

I understand why Crystal would be upset with Ryan for blabbing to the media about what she considered a private conversation, but she needs to take a step back and realize what this has done for her. When people found out Crystal was thinking about quitting, they responded in a BIG way! The HollywoodLife.com staff weren’t the only people devastated by the prospect of a Crystal-less Idol. America loves you Crystal. We’re going to vote you to the top, and you’re going to make disgusting amount of money. Consider this a preview of what your life as a celebrity will be like: Kiss your privacy goodbye.

— Andy Swift