American Idol host Ryan Seacrest was caught making some pretty awkward comments to judge Katy Perry while taping this past Sunday's American Idol. The show was transitioning back from a commercial break when Seacrest was hanging by the judges’ table and didn’t seem to notice they were back live on air.
"We’re on," Perry told him.
"Your mom's pretty," he said to her, either disregarding or not hearing that.
"My mom!?" Then she smiled and winked at the camera to try to smooth this over and presumably signal to Seacrest that they were being televised. "Well, I hope the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree," she quipped.
"It doesn’t. You are too, but you’re not a mom yet," he said.
"Not yet," Perry said.
"Wanna talk about it?" Seacrest asked.
"What!?" Perry exclaimed.
"Don’t start," Perry's co-judge Lionel Richie then quietly warned Seacrest. Then they all started laughing because they finally all got they were live, and this needed to be moved past, stat.
Both Seacrest and Perry, by the way, are dating other people: Perry is , and Seacrest is .
This exchange comes months after Ryan Seacrest was accused of in November; greater detail of the allegations was given in late February. , and E!'s investigation of them, by an outside counsel, found “insufficient evidence to support the claims,” according to a statement released by E! at the beginning of February, via .