Brian (on leaving his co-host position on American Idol.): It was my decision, I'm not saying it was a good decision because, obviously, with the success of the show, it's a difficult decision to think back on and think I did the right thing. I agonized over it, really, but I quite honestly had a very diffucult time with how cruel the show was. It really affected me. I wanted to be a performer, not someone who introduced other performers.