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MORGAN BLASTS CRITICS

January 21, 2013 by · 4 Comments 

Piers Morgan has come out swinging against carping critics, who have included his predecessor, Larry King, and conservative/libertarian pundit Andrew Sullivan (“The Daily Dish”). In an interview with Politico.com’s Dylan Byers, Morgan said of King: “I’ve tried to be very respectful about Larry; he’s a legend, and I feel very proud to have followed him. […]

ANOTHER PIERS MORGAN GUEST IS A NO-SHOW

September 20, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

For the second time in a month, Piers Morgan has seen a guest leave him high and dry just before air time, as Kelsey Grammer bailed on him Wednesday night. Unlike Rep. Todd Akin, who failed to show up last month to defend his controversial remarks about “legitimate” rape, Grammer reportedly was actually in the […]

MORGAN INTERVIEWS AN EMPTY CHAIR

August 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Piers Morgan was left with an empty chair to interview on Monday after Missouri Congressman Todd Akin abruptly pulled out of an interview with him shortly before airtime. A day earlier, Akin had told a TV interviewer in Missouri that victims of “legitimate rape” have biological mechanisms to ensure that they do not become pregnant. […]

IS SHARON OSBOURNE REALLY QUITTING AMERICA’S GOT TALENT?

August 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sharon Osbourne is washing her hands of NBC after, she says, the network reneged on a deal to cast her son Jack on a new reality series called Stars Earn Stripes. In an interview with the New York Post, Osbourne indicated that she has told the network that she is quitting America’s Got Talent after […]

CRITICS LESS THAN JUBILANT ABOUT JUBILEE COVERAGE

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Television broadcasters in the U.K. came under withering criticism from several commentators today (Monday) for Sunday’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee pageantry that included an estimated 1,000 boats accompanying the Royal Barge along the Thames River. In the Daily Mail, columnist Jan Moir remarked that “something died” during the BBC’s coverage. “It was the […]

CNN PRESIDENT HINTS AT PROGRAMMING OVERHAUL

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Stating what would seem to be the obvious, Turner Broadcasting chief Phil Kent told a media conference in New York on Thursday that CNN’s ratings have been falling to record lows in primetime because “we haven’t put the best shows on the air.” Kent told the Nomura U.S. Media & Telecom Summit that he was […]

NBC ADDS A SECOND NIGHT TO THE VOICE

March 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC plans to capitalize on the success it has enjoyed this season with The Voice by doubling down with a two-hour performance show on Mondays, followed by a results show on Wednesday. It’s a template followed by most other reality talent contests. the Voice will segue into America’s Got Talent in May, which will introduce […]

GLAAD DENOUNCES REMARKS ABOUT GAYS BY KIRK CAMERON

March 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Former child star-turned evangelist Kirk Cameron was slammed by the gay-rights group GLAAD over the weekend after he denounced homosexuality as “unnatural … detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” Appearing on Piers Morgan’s CNN talk show Friday, Cameron, who costarred in the 1980s on the sitcom Growing Pains, also […]

LARRY KING AND CNN: THE TIES THAT UNBIND

February 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Larry King’s second life at CNN as the host of quarterly specials has ended after only four such specials aired, the last one in December, in which King startlingly remarked that he wanted to be frozen after he died, published reports observed on Wednesday. After he was replaced by Piers Morgan in January 2011 after […]

HEATHER MILLS DENIES SHE GAVE PIERS MORGAN VOICEMAIL TAPES

February 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Heather Mills, the ex-wife of Paul McCartney, has denied that she ever provided recordings of her telephone messages from McCartney to Piers Morgan or any other journalist. Mills, testifying before the British panel looking into journalistic ethics in the U.K., appeared to contradict a statement by the CNN host in his own testimony (via satellite) […]

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