RyanSeacrestIdolGay230.jpgIn a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Seacrest -- who is plenty familiar with reality TV -- defends Bravo in the wake of Russell Armstrong's suicide.

The network has come under fire with some blaming the show as part of the reason Russell hanged himself. Russell, the husband of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Taylor Armstrong, was found Monday night. Seacrest says:

    "In terms of the psychological analysis, for the competition shows they do quite a lot of that in terms of the background checking ... it's just one of those unfortunate situations."

Seacrest is the executive producer of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Food Revolution.