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'American Idol' Apologizes For Steven Tyler's 'Outrageous Behavior'

First Posted: 02/02/11 05:14 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

UPDATE: The producers of 'American Idol' "apologized," it turns out, for Tyler's hinting to a contestant with the last name of Muck that his name rhymed with a certain profane word. Some have interpreted the apology as satire aimed at those who complained about it last week.

The black card apology read: "American Idol would like to apologize for last week's outrageous behavior by Steven Tyler. Mr. Tyler has been warned and assures us it will never happen again."
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'American Idol' is apologizing Wednesday night for new judge Steven Tyler -- but they won't disclose why.

Ryan Seacrest announced on his radio show on Wednesday that the television singing show will air an apology at the beginning of the show. "There's a black card that starts the show tonight," Seacrest said. "It starts with, 'American Idol would like to apologize for last week's outrageous behavior by Steven Tyler...'"

Seacrest kept the behavior a secret, hinting only that viewers would know what he was talking about if they had tuned in to last week's episode. Stay tuned tonight for the answer.

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