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Chelsea Handler Blasts Piers Morgan, Calls Him A 'Terrible Interviewer'

March 13th, 2014 4:57pm EDT
Chelsea Handler Blasts Piers Morgan, Calls Him A 'Terrible Inter
Chelsea Handler ripped into talk show host Piers Morgan during an appearance on his CNN show Tuesday night, calling him a "terrible interviewer."

The "Chelsea Lately" host, making the rounds to promote new book "Uganda Be Kidding Me," called out Morgan for tweeting to his fans during a commercial break instead of paying attention to her.

Morgan began to go into a discussion about her own Twitter followers, which she spun right back around on him.

"You tweet very amusingly," Morgan said, which quickly set her off.

"I wish you did," she replied, revealing that he had been messaging follow...
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Piers Morgan's CNN Show To End After 'Taking A Bath' In The Ratings

February 24th, 2014 7:23pm EST
Piers Morgan
Cable news network CNN is reportedly set to pull the plug on Piers Morgan's talk show this week after three years on the air.

The British host, who took over for Larry King in 2011, has faced rapidly declining ratings and Morgan and CNN network president Jeff Zucker have decided to end "Piers Morgan Live."

"It's been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings," Morgan tells the New York Times. "Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there's no doubt there are many in the audience who are tired of...
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Matthew Perry Takes Over As Host Of Piers Morgan's CNN Talk Show

July 28th, 2013 6:07pm EDT
Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry became a cable newsman on Friday night when he took over hosting duties on Piers Morgan's nightly talk show.

The 'Friends' actor stepped in to replace the former newspaper editor on Piers Morgan Live, and he opened the program by explaining how he landed the job.

He told the audience, "About a month ago, I got a call from (CNN president) Jeff Zucker asking me to guest host Piers Morgan Live. And I had two questions for him. The first question was, how do - 'How the hell did you get my number, Jeff?' And the second question, of course, was, 'Who's Piers Morgan?'... Once I got...
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Kelsey Grammer Walks Out Of Piers Morgan Interview Over Ex-Wife Photo

September 20th, 2012 12:12pm EDT
Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer pulled out of a TV interview with Piers Morgan at the last minute on Wednesday after spotting a photo of his ex-wife in the opening titles, according to the show host.

The former Frasier star was billed as a guest on Piers Morgan Tonight, but he allegedly bolted after producers included a photo of his third wife, Camille Grammer, in the CNN series' opening sequence.

Morgan was baffled by the no-show and took to Twitter.com to explain his guest's absence, telling followers, "Kelsey Grammer was supposed to be on my show now but ran out of the building. Strange."

Moments l...
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Billy Bob Thornton Opens Up About His 'Creepy' Agoraphobia

May 17th, 2012 12:25pm EDT
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton has a crippling fear of public places and feels as though he is subjected to a "witch hunt" every time he leaves home.

The Bad Santa star suffers from a mild form of agoraphobia, which leaves him feeling vulnerable when he steps outside, and his condition has become increasingly worse over the years.

He tells CNN host Piers Morgan, "I wasn't always that way. I've been driven inside in the last few years a lot more. I'm more afraid of people now. Not afraid of them physically - it's like this social network, it's kind of a creepy thing to me. I know that sounds like I ...
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Can Howard Stern Stay Family-Friendly On 'America's Got Talent'?

May 14th, 2012 3:03pm EDT
Howard Stern
Can a man who once bared his backside as Fartman maintain a clean-shaven image on primetime television? NBC must be hoping Howard Stern displays a cleaner side on America's Got Talent, unless they are banking on controversy to up their ratings.

Stern is replacing Piers Morgan who, while brutal in his judging, was always professional. Stern says he has been judging for a while now, having had dozens of acts go on his radio show. "This really fit what I built a career on," Stern said at a press junket. "We've had people come on the radio show for years that are talented or really odd. We’ve ...
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Rocker Nikki Sixx: Anti-Gay Kirk Cameron Is The 'A-Hole Of The Week'

March 5th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Kirk Cameron
Rocker Nikki Sixx has slammed actor Kirk Cameron for his controversial comments blasting homosexuality as "unnatural" and "detrimental."

The former "Growing Pains" star, now an evangelical Christian, spoke out against homosexuality during an interview on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight on Friday.

He told presenter Morgan, "I think that it's (homosexuality) unnatural. I think that it's detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilisation."

His comments sparked fury among gay rights activists and a representative for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation ...
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Micky Dolenz Left 'Bewildered' By Davy Jones' Death

March 1st, 2012 7:56am EST
Micky Dolenz
The Monkees star Micky Dolenz has been left "bewildered" by the death of his band mate Davy Jones because the star was the youngest and healthiest of the group.

The group's British-born frontman died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack at the age of 66, shocking fans and famous friends alike.

Jones had enjoyed a clean-living life - he was a strict vegetarian, lived in health-conscious Florida, and worked out daily, and Dolenz is shocked that Jones became the first of The Monkees to pass away.

He tells CNN's Piers Morgan, "I thought it might have been one of those internet stup...
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Are You Ready For The Next 'Celebrity Apprentice?' 18 New Celebs Named!

January 4th, 2012 7:25pm EST
Tia Carrere
Seems like my long wait for another glimpse of The Donald’s yummy son Don Jr. is nearing an end … “Celebrity Apprentice” will be back for its fifth season premiering Sunday, February 12 at 9pm EST/PST on NBC!

Another 18 celebs will be grinding it out to win the approval of Donald Trump, Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump in the famed boardroom. As always, the chosen include a nice mix of “who the heck is that?” “really? I thought he/she was dead!” and “oh yeah, THAT guy/girl.”

Amongst the men playing are a couple of singers - pop star Clay Aiken, and 80’s Twisted Sister frontman rock star Dee...
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2011 - The Year In Review, November

January 1st, 2012 7:00pm EST
2011 - The Year In Review
British bachelor Hugh Grant stunned the world when he announced he had a new love in his life - a baby girl he had fathered during a brief relationship with Chinese model/actress Tinglan Hong. He wasn't the only star to join the celebrity parents' club in November - singer Lily Allen had a reason to "Smile" again after giving birth to a daughter, her first child with new husband Sam Cooper, while newsman Piers Morgan and his wife Celia Walden also became parents to a little girl. Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband Peter Sarsgaard announced they were expecting their second child, as did reali...
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Howard Stern: 'I Will Give You An Honest Opinion'

December 19th, 2011 12:45pm EST
Howard Stern
Howard Stern has shrugged off concerns over his appointment as a judge on America's Got Talent, insisting complaints from parents' groups are unfounded as he will be taking his new role "seriously".

The controversial shock jock is set to replace Piers Morgan on the panel of the hit TV show, but campaigners at the Parents Television Council have accused NBC network bosses of "desperation" for hiring the foul-mouthed funnyman.

Stern has now appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight to rebuff concerns about his new job, telling the host, "Networks shudder for people like this. I guess they get thei...
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Howard Stern Joins 'America's Got Talent' For Season 7

December 15th, 2011 9:19am EST
Howard Stern
Radio personality Howard Stern will serve as the new judge on NBC's "America's Got Talent."

Stern, who is replacing Piers Morgan, will provide his feedback on the hopeful future stars who are currently auditioning in major cities around the country for the show's upcoming seventh season. Stern will join Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel on the judging panel.

Production of the live shows of "America's Got Talent" will be moving to New York, where Stern will continue to helm his SiriusXM radio program.

"America's Got Talent" is the only talent competition show that is open to any age and an...
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Jane Fonda: 'I've Never Thought Of Myself As A Sex Symbol'

December 9th, 2011 1:12pm EST
Jane Fonda
Barbarella legend Jane Fonda has never considered herself a sex symbol, insisting she has worked hard to be taken seriously as an actress.

Fonda became a global pin-up after landing the role of the futuristic siren in the 1968 cult classic. She went on to win two Academy Awards for her more serious work and the actress admits she has always been baffled and annoyed by her status as a sexy star.

She tells Piers Morgan, "I think (Barbarella) it's a charming, camp movie, not very sexy, but at the time many young boys had their first experiences and I'm glad of that, I think it's kind of co...
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Motley Crue Confirm Las Vegas Residency

December 2nd, 2011 10:57am EST
Motley Crue
Motley Crue have confirmed reports they will become the first heavy rock band to take on a Las Vegas residency when they play a three-week run in Sin City next year.

Rockers Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars will appear live at the city's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for a stint kicking off on February 3rd.

They confirmed the news during a TV interview with CNN newsman Piers Morgan on Thursday night.

Frontman Neil tells the host, "We're the first rock band to ever have a residency. There's been bands like, you know, Santana, Elton John, all these kind of acts. But for us, ...
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Piers Morgan Is A Dad Again

November 27th, 2011 9:45am EST
Piers Morgan
Talk show host Piers Morgan has become a father for the fourth time after his wife gave birth to a daughter, according to a new report.

British journalist Morgan, who took the reins of Larry King's CNN news show in January, wed Celia Walden in June last year and the couple announced in the summer they were expecting their first child.

According to Britain's Daily Mail, Walden recently gave birth to a daughter named Elise. No further details were available as WENN went to press.

Morgan has three sons from his previous marriage to Marion Shalloe.
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Mickey Rourke Deems Carre Otis' Book 'Delusional And Narcissistic'

November 15th, 2011 8:28am EST
Mickey Rourke
Actor Mickey Rourke has accused his ex-wife of "chasing the buck" by detailing their relationship in a new book.

The Wrestler star wed Carre Otis in 1992 after they co-starred in movie Wild Orchid, but their tumultuous union was rocked by allegations of domestic abuse and the model/actress' heroin addiction. They divorced six years later.

In her new memoir, Beauty, Disrupted, Otis claims she only married Rourke because she was terrified he would kill himself if she turned down the offer - and the actor is unhappy with her allegations.

Rourke tells CNN talk show host Piers Morgan, "Fro...
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Jack Osbourne Is Going To Be A Father

October 12th, 2011 8:02am EDT
Jack Osbourne
Newly-engaged Jack Osbourne is set to be a first-time dad.

The reality TV star and filmmaker proposed to girlfriend Lisa Stelly last month and now he's confirmed the pair is expecting its first child.

Speaking to CNN's Piers Morgan, Osbourne revealed the happy news, and admitted he was nervous about impending parenthood. He says, "I guess I do have something to tell you, I am about to be a father. I'm excited. I'm a little nervous."

His rock icon father Ozzy, who already has four grandchildren, jumped with glee after his son announced the news, saying, "I'm shocked. I think it's fabul...
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Goldie Hawn To Star TV Comedy 'Viagra Diaries'

September 29th, 2011 8:30am EDT
Goldie Hawn
Movie veteran Goldie Hawn is looking forward to a "new phase" of her career with a starring role in upcoming TV comedy Viagra Diaries.

The Private Benjamin star has spent the last few years working on her educational organization The Hawn Foundation, while she has also used her time away from the cameras to write and research her new self-help book 10 Mindful Minutes.

Hawn is preparing to return to the spotlight in a new project called Viagra Diaries, which she is working on with Sex and the City creator Darren Star, and the actress admits she is excited about getting back to work.

Sp...
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Beware, Heidi Klum Fans! You May Be Exposed To 'Malicious' Content

September 16th, 2011 11:27am EDT
Heidi Klum
Supermodel and TV personality Heidi Klum has been named the most dangerous star on the internet.

Fans of the former Victoria's Secret model are more likely to end up with computer viruses after searching for the German beauty than for any other famous face.

According to online security company McAfee Inc., fans searching for downloads of the "Project Runway" judge have a one-in-10 chance of landing on a site that can damage their PC or laptop.

Meanwhile, British talk show host Piers Morgan was found to be the most dangerous male celebrity to Google.

A spokesman for McAfee explains, "Whi...
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'America's Got Talent': And The Winner Is...

September 15th, 2011 5:29am EDT
America's Got Talent
NBC's America's Got Talent crowned its latest champion Wednesday night, and the winner is...

Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.!

The West Virginia crooner beat out dance groups Silhouettes and Team iLuminate, as well as teen band Poplyfe, to claim the AGT title. Now, instead of detailing cars, he'll be headlining his own show in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace beginning October 28. (You can already purchase tickets for the show, which will include all of the top four acts.)

It was one heck of a night for Landau, who opened Wednesday's two-hour finale by singing with one of his heroes, the legendary...
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Q&A: 'America's Got Talent': The Top 10 Speak Out!

September 6th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Anna Graceman
America's Got Talent has narrowed down its field to the ten best acts of the season, from singers and dancers to motorcycles and magicians. Before they take the stage for the finale rounds, AGT's top ten sat down with me to discuss what a long, crazy trip the NBC show has been.

Anna Graceman

Act: Singer/pianist

Favorite AGT act: "I love everybody here. I would go see anybody in Vegas."

Who's her biggest competition? "I think everybody here is huge competition. All of the singers are great, all the dancers, all the other acts...they're just all amazing. I could go up against any of them ...
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Josh Groban Finds It 'Very Difficult' To Date

September 2nd, 2011 2:05pm EDT
Josh Groban
Josh Groban's busy touring schedule is affecting his love life - the singer can only land a date if he flies women "across the country" to meet him.

The singer, who previously dated January Jones for three years, is currently single and admits its "difficult" to get to know women with his hectic career.

Groban, who has shows scheduled up until the end of November, tells CNN interviewer Piers Morgan, "(I'm) not (dating) at the moment. I'm on tour which makes it very, very difficult to meet people."

"You might stop in a city and have a couple of days off and meet someone really fantastic...
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'America's Got Talent': Live From The Inside (#621/#622)

August 11th, 2011 8:00am EDT
America's Got Talent
It's YouTube Special week on America's Got Talent! After America voted on and judges viewed countless submissions to the Internet video site, the top twelve acts performed live - many for the first time - on the AGT stage in Hollywood.

How did they fare?

Let's preface things by saying that these are amateurs, not professionals. On top of that, the majority of them were bringing their acts to a live audience for the first time - and doing so under TV lights is a lot different than most performances. There's a certain amount of understanding that has to be given out here.

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Piers Morgan Recalls Waking Up To Sharon Osbourne's Naked Chest In His Face

August 10th, 2011 9:28am EDT
Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan dreads private plane trips with his "America's Got Talent" co-stars after he woke during one flight to find Sharon Osbourne's naked breasts in his face.

The former U.K. tabloid editor insists he gets very little pleasure out of being shuttled around America for talent show auditions because host Nick Cannon and his fellow judges Osbourne and Howie Mandel are the worst people to be stuck on a private jet with.

He says, "Although it sounds very glamorous, it's actually hell... Howie Mandel doesn't sleep and just cracks jokes for six hours and then you have Nick Cannon who just ...
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Piers Morgan Refutes Heather Mills' Hacking Allegations

August 4th, 2011 11:26am EDT
Piers Morgan
Former newspaper editor Piers Morgan has poured scorn on Heather Mills' "credibility" after she alleged her phone was illegally hacked.

Paul McCartney's ex-wife has claimed she was hacked in 2001, when Morgan was the editor of the Daily Mirror tabloid, a publication owned by Britain's Trinity Mirror group.

In a BBC interview on Wednesday, Mills alleged a senior journalist at Trinity Mirror called her in 2001 and relayed a message verbatim that the Beatle had left on her voicemail.

Morgan later wrote in a 2006 column about an unspecified person playing him a "heartbreaking" phone messag...
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Denise Richards Blames The Media For Her Dating Struggles

August 4th, 2011 8:34am EDT
Denise Richards
Denise Richards finds dating difficult - because she hates introducing new men to her young daughters.

The single Undercover Brother actress is mom to two girls, Sam and Lola, by her ex-husband Charlie Sheen, and she recently added little Eloise to her brood after a two-year adoption process. Richards admits motherhood is affecting potential romances - and coupled with constant press attention, the actress rarely heads out on dates.

She tells CNN's Piers Morgan, "I think dating in general is hard when you're in the public eye and when you have children - I don't bring a lot of different...
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'America's Got Talent': Live From The Inside (#620)

August 4th, 2011 8:00am EDT
America's Got Talent
Wondering what goes on inside NBC's America's Got Talent? Look no further. Starting with Wednesday night's results show, I'll be bringing you quotes and observations from the sixth season of TV's only variety-competition series.

First, the facts: only four acts moved forward - dance troupe Fatally Unique, favorites Zuma Zuma and Team iLuminate, and impressionist Melissa Villasenor, who was the judges' choice. The studio audience seemed to approve of the results, even breaking out into a "Zuma" chant as the African acrobats stood on stage alongside Yellow Designs Stunt Team.

But what did...
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Adam Levine Lashes Out At Paparazzi-Hating Stars

July 28th, 2011 8:36am EDT
Adam Levine
Maroon 5 star Adam Levine is sick of his Hollywood peers moaning about the attention they receive from the paparazzi and is urging them to think about their fans who have "real problems".

The rocker has seen his fame leap since he signed up as a judge on the hit talent show The Voice last year, but he's adamant the increase in attention does not bother him.

And Levine has lashed out at celebrities who constantly begrudge being tailed by snappers - insisting they knew what to expect before signing up for a life in the limelight.

He tells CNN's Piers Morgan, "It is a two-way street, and ...
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George Lopez Will Move To Canada If Sarah Palin Becomes President

July 27th, 2011 8:23am EDT
George Lopez
Comic-turned-TV presenter George Lopez has vowed to banish himself to Canada if Sarah Palin ever becomes president of the United States.

The former Alaskan governor previously ran for the vice-president position during John McCain's Republican bid for the White House in 2008, and became a controversial figure due to her right-wing stance and apparent lack of foreign affairs knowledge.

Palin has not ruled herself out of potentially running for the top job next year, but Lopez, who is a Democrat and longtime campaigner for Latino rights, is adamant he will move north if she ever is made l...
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'America's Got Talent' Tightens Up As Acts Advance To Semi Finals

July 21st, 2011 11:45am EDT
Steve Retchless
Live from Hollywood, It’s the results of America's Got Talent, time to find out who will move on to the semi-finals and get the chance at a million dollars and have their own Vegas act. Host Nick Cannon explains to the audience that the audience votes choose the three acts who make it through to the semi-finals with the fourth act being chosen by the judges. First up for elimination, The Rhinestone Ropers, Thomas Johns and Silhouettes. Cannon asks Sharon whom she thinks the audience has put through. Sharon says it’s pretty obvious from the acts standing up there that silhouettes is moving ...
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