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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Kirk Cameron Defends His Anti-Gay Comments

Says he's been 'slandered' unfairly

(Newser) - Kirk Cameron, predictably, responded today to the controversy over his recent comments on the "destructiveness" of homosexuality , but he's not backing down. When he appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight Friday, "I spoke as honestly as I could, but some people believe my responses were not loving toward... More »

Kirk Cameron: Homosexuality Is 'Destructive'

Piers Morgan grills former teen heartthrob on anti-gay-marriage views

(Newser) - Former sitcom star Kirk Cameron flexed his anti-gay-marriage muscle on Piers Morgan last night, the Huffington Post reports. The 1980s Growing Pains heartthrob called homosexuality "unnatural ... I think it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization." Now a "devoted follower of... More »

O'Donnell: Piers Was Being 'Creepy'

Calls CNN host's questions 'borderline sexual harassment'

(Newser) - Christine O’Donnell didn’t walk out of her interview with Piers Morgan because he asked about gay marriage, she said this morning on the Today show. Instead, “it was the very inappropriate, creepy line of questioning leading up to that,” she noted. “I wanted to stop... More »

Christine O'Donnell Walks Out on Piers Morgan

She flees after being pressed for views on gay marriage

(Newser) - Christine O'Donnell fled an interview on Piers Morgan Tonight after the host pressed her for her views on gay marriage. O'Donnell said she only wanted to talk about the policies outlined in her new book , Troublemaker, and Morgan responded that the book discusses sexual ethics. "I'm... More »

Tim Pawlenty: 'I'm Running for President'

He admits he's running, but says there's no 'formal announcement'

(Newser) - Everybody knows that Tim Pawlenty is running for president, even though he's only formed an exploratory committee . But last night he made headlines for actually saying the words—maybe inadvertently—in an interview airing on Piers Morgan's CNN show . After pointing out that Donald Trump is ahead of Pawlenty in... More »

Obama's Sis: Time to Put Birther Rumors 'to Bed'

Maya Soetero-Ng calls rumors 'unfortunate'

(Newser) - Not surprisingly, President Obama's half-sister Maya Soetero-Ng is firmly in her brother's corner when it comes to the birther rumors. "I think that it is time for people to put that to bed, put it to rest completely," she tells Piers Morgan in her first primetime interview, airing... More »

Sheen to Piers: I'm Not 'Bringing the Crazy'

He says he'll finish season of Two and a Half Men

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen rounded off a day of bizarre interviews with a surprise hour-long live appearance on CNN 's Piers Morgan Tonight. Sheen appeared a little more subdued than he had earlier in the day, telling host Piers Morgan that he wasn't "bringing the crazy," and backtracking on remarks... More »

Piers Morgan, Larry King Spar Over CNN Show

Morgan was oversold as 'dangerous,' King snorts

(Newser) - Larry King was back on CNN last night and successor Piers Morgan ended up getting a grilling. The former host, who earlier said he thought Piers Morgan Tonight had been "oversold" with promos billing Morgan as "dangerous," quizzed the Brit about his idea of danger, the Hollywood ... More »

Gervais to Piers: I'm Not Sorry for Anything

It was tamer than it could have been ...

(Newser) - A defiant Ricky Gervais said he's not sorry "for anything" related to his celebrity-dig-packed night as host of the Golden Globes. "If they didn't want me, they shouldn't have hired me," he told Piers Morgan last night . "I don't think I did anything wrong. Those were,... More »

Piers' Condi Interview Will Make You Cringe

Hard-hitting questions include, 'Do you dream of a fairytale wedding?'

(Newser) - Piers Morgan certainly had some important matters to discuss with Condoleezza Rice last night on his show : Matters like why she isn’t married, considering she is—as Morgan called her—"one of the most eligible women in Washington" (um, she lives in California now) and "quite a... More »

Oprah: I Drank Detergent as a Pregnant, Suicidal Teen

Winfrey reveals childhood struggle to Piers Morgan

(Newser) - As a 14-year-old girl, hiding a pregnancy from her father, Oprah Winfrey was so desperate she contemplated suicide. “When I lost that baby, whom I had no connection to whatsoever, I … felt nothing but just, OK, relief. Because I thought before the baby was born, I’m going... More »

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