I listen to Ryan Seacrest fairly frequently in the mornings. He annoys me, but when he is in a bad mood and tired and an ass he can actually be pretty amusing to listen to. But no matter how much of an ass I think he may be, the thought that someone would go after him with a knife is a little disconcerting. Actually it is a lot disconcerting, but that is what happened yesterday. The guy in the mug shot is Chidi Uzomah.
Chidi confronted Ryan when Ryan was leaving Children's Hospital in Orange County. Chidi walked up to Ryan and asked for an autograph. Ryan gave it to him and the next thing you know Chidi was trying to block Ryan from getting to his car. A security guard stepped in between the pair and then Chidi started choking the guard and they started fighting. Chidi was finally subdued and when the police arrested him found a switchblade on him.
Before this incident you really wouldn't think Ryan would need security or a bodyguard, but when someone is in front of the camera everyday for E! and has that entire American Idol audience there is that chance that someone just doesn't like you or decided that you are evil or that perhaps you are the reason Paula Abdul left the show.
Ryan isn't a judge so I don't know if this guy was offended at an audition or doesn't like the kind of gel Ryan puts in his hair or what, but to have some guy who is as big as this guy is confront you and he has a knife and it is because of you being on television, that gives you pause and makes you rethink this whole do they really need bodyguards question.