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If Ryan Seacrest Is 'The Anderson Cooper Of E,' John Mayer Is 'The Dalai Lama Of Grunge Rock' / Jossip
If Ryan Seacrest Is 'The Anderson Cooper Of E,' John Mayer Is 'The Dalai Lama Of Grunge Rock'
— Mon, Feb 12, 2007 —

In what we promise will be the last Grammy-related post of the day, below is a transcript of the Mayer/Seacrest interview from the pre-show red carpet.

You know, the one where Mayer speaks in Japanese and, oh yeah, possibly outs the not-very-well-closeted Ryan Seacrest?

Yep, that's right, apparently in addition to mocking Seacrest with his superior linguistic abilities, Mayer also managed to start things off by unleashing the Best Opening Remark Of All Time.

Remember that oft-quoted scene from Jerry Maguire where Renee Zellweger tells Tom Cruise, "you had me at hello?"

Well, Mayer 'had us' from the moment he enthusiastically greeted Seacrest with, "You're the Anderson Cooper of E!"

And how.

The full awkward interview transcript after the jump.

Mayer: ???You???re like the Anderson Cooper of E!???
[Yada, yada, yada...lots of boring crap about Grammy nominations]
Seacrest: I have to ask you—
Mayer: [interrupts] No you don't.
Seacrest: Yes I do—
Mayer: —but whatever. No you don't "have to," say you "want to" ask me. Be a man, be a man!
Seacrest: ???I want to ask you about Jessica Simpson. I want to ask if the two of you are dating? And, if so, when will we officially see you out together????
Mayer: [Speaks in Japanese]
Seacrest: I think that's fantastic. And I'm happy for you.
Mayer: Take it to the room. Find a Japanese person and decode it. Subtitle it. And then you???ll have your answer.
Seacrest: Are you happy?
Mayer: I'm very happy...with what I just did to you.
Seacrest: Yeah, exactly. Thanks, buddy. [Mayer leaves] Good to see you Johnny, take care, have fun! Bye!


No. 1
Mr. T says:

Mayer is a duche. I'm no Seacrest fan but tacky is tacky. Now I think him and air-head simpson deserve each other. If they marry, I'd say they will divorce in no time.

February 12, 2007 4:48 PM
No. 2
tlatzoteotl says:

John Mayer's music is crap, and his personality is smugness at its worst. I've always believed the rumors about them, because they seemed perfect for each other. Vain pricks.

February 12, 2007 4:50 PM
No. 3
Level Head says:

John and Jessica are total losers. They do deserve each other.

February 12, 2007 4:57 PM
No. 4
Lolliloo says:

I think it's hilarious and I'm not a huge JM fan, but come on!!! Clever is clever!!

February 12, 2007 5:58 PM
No. 5
Mr. Sniffles says:


what a smartass. i just can't see Jessica getting his jokes. The most basic things go over her head and with Mayer, you usually need to be on your game to get his sense of humor. Not in this particular instance but usually.

February 12, 2007 6:08 PM
No. 6
Holy Candy says:

Yup, Yup.
Yup, Yup, Yup.
Yup, Yup, Yup, Yup.
Yup, Yup, Yup, Yup, Yup.

February 13, 2007 2:12 AM
No. 7
James says:

His Japanese was terrible, by the way.

February 13, 2007 4:12 AM
No. 8
dd says:

can someone please put this on youtube?

it seems so good to be true.

February 13, 2007 11:47 PM
No. 9
Banjo says:

Ironic, considering that Mayer is bisexual. Homophobic self-hatred at its finest. What an egocentric scumbag!

February 15, 2007 10:28 AM
No. 10
Jack says:

I really like John Mayer's music...this is not cool. I find it hard to really respect a good artist like him who goes off and says something ignorant like this. This is disheartening.

February 17, 2007 12:45 PM
No. 11
CC says:

Seriously people find a sense of humor! He wants to keep his private life private, and in my opinion he did it in the best way possible, by making a joke of it. That's just his personality. If you can't appreciate that about him then don't read things about him on the internet!

February 17, 2007 8:01 PM
No. 12
vodkagurl says:

definitely homophobic. poor, poor john.
oh well.

April 28, 2007 8:15 AM

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