When American Idol hit the scene 17 years ago, two men co-hosted the singing competition. Ryan Seacrest went on to attain an empire in television and radio worth nearly half a billion dollars, while the other now drives an Uber.
TMZ leaked details in the divorce of former American Idol co-host Brian Dunkleman. The show let him go after the first season. For the past three years, he’s paid the bills by driving Uber.
According to divorce paperwork, Dunkleman drives more than 40 hours a week and pulls down $800. He fired back on social media after he felt like TMZ job-shamed him. Dunkleman tweeted to his 4,700 followers, (quote) “I chose to stop doing standup comedy and started driving an Uber so I could be there for my son. Print that.”