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CNN Pulling the Plug on Piers Morgan

Host admits he's failed to connect with Americans

(Newser) - Piers Morgan Live will soon be dead after three years of low ratings, the British host says. Morgan, successor to Larry King in CNN's key 9pm slot, says the show has "taken a bath in the ratings" lately and the network will probably pull the plug as soon... More »

15 Celebs Who Were Banished From Talk Shows

Madonna, Piers Morgan, and Hugh Grant were all banned

(Newser) - Ever shown a rude guest the door and slammed it hard enough to send a message? Well, talk show hosts have performed the same bold feat—and with some of the major egos of Hollywood. Styleblazer lists 15 stars who were told to never return:
  • Hugh Grant. Daily Show host
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10 Crazy Celeb Interviews

One of them involves removing an artificial leg on-air...

(Newser) - When celebrity interviews go wrong: Radar rounds up 24 of the absolute weirdest and craziest sit-downs. A sampling:
  • Princess Diana, separated from Prince Charles and having learned he cheated on her, told Martin Bashir, "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."
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Former Ricin Suspect: 'I Don't Even Eat Rice'

Gives Piers Morgan the weirdest interview of his life

(Newser) - Paul Kevin Curtis, the eccentric celebrity impersonator previously suspected of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama, appeared on CNN 's Piers Morgan Live yesterday, shortly after being released from seven days in prison. "I heard the word 'ricin' for the first time in my life by a... More »

Zimmerman Bro: Twitter Tirade a 'Mistake'

Robert Zimmerman says his racially charged comments not helpful

(Newser) - George Zimmerman's brother is apologizing for his racially charged Twitter rant earlier in the week, saying it was wrong and probably bad for his brother's case, reports Reuters . Robert Zimmerman posted pictures comparing the teens who shot a baby in a stroller last week to Trayvon Martin, tweeting... More »

Texas Parents: OK, We Won't Make Daughter Get Abortion

Girl, boyfriend to get married, says boyfriend

(Newser) - After being slapped with a lawsuit , a pair of Texas parents have agreed in court that they won't demand their 16-year-old daughter have an abortion. "We just achieved an agreed order," the daughter's lawyer says. No one can be forced to have an abortion, even if... More »

Cooper: Who Cares if Beyonce Lip-Synced?

'Francis Scott Key would send her a fruit basket,' he says

(Newser) - Amid the "did she or didn't she" debate surrounding Beyonce's alleged lip-syncing of the national anthem on Inauguration Day, Anderson Cooper has weighed in on the side of "so what," reports Mediaite . "I’m releasing a statement right now saying I just don’t... More »

White House: Piers Morgan Gets to Stay

Except Jay Carney didn't use words 'Piers' or 'Morgan' in statement

(Newser) - Let's say you're the White House. You're obligated to reply to any petition that gets enough signatures on the "We the People" site—even the one to deport Piers Morgan over his gun-control stance. What do you do? Well, you could issue a statement that never... More »

Piers Morgan: My Guest Was 'Best Argument' for Gun Laws

Alex Jones' rant was 'really quite scary,' he says

(Newser) - CNN's Piers Morgan thinks gun-rights proponent Alex Jones's memorable appearance on his show last night made a fine case—for his opponents. "He was the best advertisement for gun control you could wish for," Morgan tells Politico , referring to the conservative radio host. "That kind... More »

Pro-Gun Petition Founder Blows Up at Piers Morgan

'1776 will commence again,' Alex Jones warns host

(Newser) - Things got pretty heated on Piers Morgan Tonight as the host came face-to-face with the man who started a petition to deport him for supporting gun control. Morgan barely got a word in as conspiracy theorist talk show host Alex Jones attacked him as a "hatchet man of the... More »

Piers Morgan: The Bible Is 'Inherently Flawed'

CNN host crosses swords with pastor Rick Warren

(Newser) - Is Piers Morgan bucking for a new petition to get him deported? Following one to have him sent to Britain over his views on guns—and another by Brits refusing to take him back —the suddenly controversial CNN host called the Bible "inherently flawed," reports the Daily ... More »

Want to Deport Piers? You're Un-American

Tommy Christopher: What's patriotic about having the government silence people?

(Newser) - In theory, the White House's "We the People" petition site is a great way to let Americans interact with their government. In practice, it lets a small number of morons "shame the entire nation before the world," writes Tommy Christopher at Mediaite . The latest example: The... More »

UK Petition to US: No, You Keep Piers Morgan!

Original one to deport him has more than 70K signatures

(Newser) - The petition calling for CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported back to Britain because of his anti-gun views has cracked the 70,000 mark in signatures. And today comes the inevitable counter-petition on the White House's We the People site: It calls for Morgan to stay in the... More »

New Petition: Deport CNN's Piers Morgan

Signers say he is attacking 2nd amendment with gun-control views

(Newser) - And the quirky White House petitions continue. The latest request submitted to the White House's "We the People" website: an effort to get British CNN host Piers Morgan deported "immediately" for "attacking [the] 2nd amendment." More than 31,500 people have signed the petition thus... More »

Trump: I'm 'Very Serious;' Obama Zings Fellow 'Kenyan'

The Donald says he's received 'tremendous praise' as prez laughs off offer

(Newser) - Donald Trump says his much-derided $5 million offer is no publicity stunt: "It’s a serious, very serious offer." In fact, Trump says he's "received tremendous praise," he told Piers Morgan last night. When Morgan suggested that "everyone knows" Obama would never do so,... More »

Piers Morgan Slams 'Gutless' Akin After No-Show

And RNC chief doesn't want Akin at convention

(Newser) - Facing a firestorm over his rape comments , GOP Rep. Todd Akin backed out of a planned appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight yesterday, leaving the angry host addressing an empty chair. "Congressman, you have an open invitation to join me in that chair whenever you feel up to it,"... More »

CNN Should 'Fire Everyone'

Wolf Blitzer 'plainly an idiot': Alex Pareene

(Newser) - With CNN's president leaving at the end of the year, it's time for a shake-up at the struggling network: It needs to get people to watch even when there isn't currently a major disaster happening. At Salon , Alex Pareene offers a handy first step: "Fire everyone.... More »

Casey Anthony: 'Obviously I Didn't Kill My Daughter'

Caylee was her 'greatest accomplishment,' Anthony tells Piers Morgan

(Newser) - Casey Anthony has come out of seclusion, briefly, for the first time since being acquitted of murdering daughter Caylee: "Obviously I didn't kill my daughter," she told Piers Morgan yesterday during a short phone call, which he recounted on CNN 's Piers Morgan Tonight. "If... More »

Dalai Lama Has Eye for the Ladies

But 'I never forget I'm a monk,' he adds

(Newser) - Turns out the Dalai Lama isn't on an entirely different astral plane than lots of men. He admits a beautiful woman can turn his head. "Do you ever feel temptation when you see a woman?" Piers Morgan asks his holiness in a CNN interview. "Oh, yes, sometimes... More »

Everybody Hates Madonna

Other than 'MDNA' release, singer hasn't had greatest week

(Newser) - The latest to slam Madonna: electronic musician Paul van Dyk, who calls her "so stupid" in Billboard . "She made the biggest mistake of her career" when she apparently referenced drugs "in front of a crowd of 18-year-olds" at the Ultra Music Festival on Saturday, he says. Madonna,... More »

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