Piers Morgan has only just taken over for Larry King as the resident celebrity interviewer on CNN, but he’s already taking pains to do the show on his terms and he doesn’t care who he offends. For instance, Morgan has created a list of guests who are banned from his show for no real reason except that Morgan just doesn’t like them. The show premiered last night and Morgan’s first guest was none other than interview queen Oprah Winfrey, but she’s one of the few people it seems Morgan can tolerate. Check out the list of diverse celebs Morgan refuses to invite to Piers Morgan Tonight and the actual reasons Morgan cites for blacklisting each person below:
Reason: “She is so boring. She’s too vegan for TV. We have Lady Gaga now so Madonna is banned from my show.”
Banned: Keith Olbermann.
Reason: “Just because it would really annoy him. It’s a temporary ban, designed to confuse and bemuse him, and hopefully engender a violent reaction.”
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Banned: Heather Mills, ex-wife of Paul McCartney. The couple was introduced to each other by Morgan.
Reason: “Lifetime ban. . .I realized I’d pushed one of the world’s great gold diggers in the direction of one of my heroes.”
Banned: Cherie Blair, wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Reason: “It was just one of those terrible clashes of personalities. I think we’d have to ban Cherie simply because it would get violent.
Banned: Morgan’s America’s Got Talent co-judge Howie Mandel.
Reason: “Too irritating. . .It’s behavior-related, so he has a chance to redeem himself on Season 6 of AGT, but I don’t hold out any hope.”
So who does Morgan want on his show? “Whoever is in the news who is relevant and current,” he says. Which is why he currently has Kid Rock, Condoleezza Rice, and Rod Stewart booked next week.
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