Articles tagged with ‘Piers Morgan’
Posted on December 14th, 2016 at 6:58 am by SBGLA
Bring it on! We all know Piers Morgan is not one to mince his words…But it looks like the Good Morning Britain host may have met his match when it comes to Lady Gaga.
Gaga confronted the outspoken motormouthed morning presenter after he said he doubted if the Born This Way singer suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The 30-year-old claims she was raped as a teenager and has since suffered from the condition.
Piers said Gaga’s claims should be taken with “a pinch of salt” until proven which obviously got the songstress’ back up.
She confronted him on Twitter, writing: “@piersmorgan I’ve work w/ our VP Joe Biden on helping educate people about why women don’t report, would love to share it w/ you some time.”
Piers was quick to accept the invitation. He replied: “OK, you’re on. Let’s do an interview about this & you can tell me why I’m wrong to be sceptical.”
While Piers fired back: “I know numerous soldiers with PTSD, it’s a very serious thing. I also know people who claim to have it but clearly don’t. Let’s talk…”
Gaga agreed to take on the host, continuing: “@piersmorgan Let’s do that & yes Mr. Morgan, I can handle u. Surprised you would question that. Was that the 1st question of our interview? [sic]”
Before Piers joked: “I rather admire @ladygaga for agreeing to an interview after my criticisms. Should be a fascinating debate. I’ll press my meat suit.”
But Gaga did not see this as a laughing matter, tweeting: “If you continue to shame me in the process of kindly agreeing to interview w/ u I’ll happily do the interview with someone else.”
We can’t wait for this match.
Piers is known for getting himself into trouble on Twitter with celebs, often engaging in heated debates just like his friend – President Elect, Donald Trump… Oo-er!
Posted on December 7th, 2016 at 7:35 am by SBGLA
Not only has he just signed a huge deal with top US music manager Scooter Braun, but seriously folks, Cruz Beckham has officially revealed his debut pop single – a festive track called ‘If Every Day Was Christmas’.
All was revealed earlier this week on popular British radio station Capital FM and the song is already on Spotify…
AND if this little publicity blast is anything to go by, then ‘baby’ Beckham, who is clearly following in his mom’s footsteps, is surely on course for the UK Christmas No.1 spot. Oo-er!
The station interviewed Becks junior about the track, with the young lad explaining his rationale behind the song:” It’s two of my favorite things – singing and Christmas.”
Cruz also announced the news on his Instagram account, writing: “#IfEveryDayWasChristmas out now on @AppleMusic!! All proceeds to @globals_make_some_noise”.
The tune features 11-year-old Cruz singing the line: “If every day was Christmas and I can’t be with you, underneath the mistletoe, kiss you when nobody knows.”
Sales from ‘If Every Day Was Christmas’ will benefit Global’s Make Some Noise organization – which funds charities across the UK.
The track is produced by Rodney Jerkins, who has worked with icons like Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and, yes, the Spice Girls throughout his career.
Not that everyone is completely happy with the song, as Piers Morgan took the opportunity on Good Morning Britain this morning to drag the poor kid’s efforts into the mud by accusing the Beckhams of ‘pimping Cruz out’, later adding: “I’m trying to protect Cruz Beckham from his fame-hungry parents.”
Cruz’s parents, David and Victoria Beckham, have been showcasing their son’s musical gifts all year long on social media.
When Cruz joined Instagram this week he quickly attracted over 30,000 subscribers in just one hour, which is clear testament to his social media appeal.
Well, at least it’s all for a good cause!
Posted on February 24th, 2014 at 7:14 am by SBGLA
Though I think he’ll find a new home rather quickly, Piers Morgan‘s prime time talk show has been axed by broadcaster CNN.
The outspoken British journalist succeeded legendary anchor Larry King three years ago however his show, Piers Morgan Live, has had consistently poor ratings. Oo-er!
A CNN spokesperson told Sky News: “CNN confirms that Piers Morgan Live is ending. The date of the final program is still to be determined.”
It was recently revealed that Morgan was interviewed by police over phone-hacking allegations although CNN have insisted the news was not a factor in Morgan’s dismissal.
Morgan is a former U.K. tabloid editor who reinvented himself as a TV personality with stints as a judge on “Britain’s Got Talent“ and its U.S. spinoff, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” and as a contestant on “Celebrity Apprentice.”
He recently stated: “I think I can credibly do news and the ratings reflect that, but it is not really the show that I set out to do.” He also admitted his show had “taken a bath in the ratings” and that it had been a “painful period”.
“Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarising, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it,” he told The New York Times.
“There are all kinds of people who can do news here. I’d like to do work – interviews with big celebrities and powerful people – that is better suited to what I do well.”
Earlier this month, Morgan confirmed that he was interviewed in December by British police investigating the illegal interception of telephone voicemails. Morgan, who said he had given a previous witness statement, has consistently denied wrongdoing.
CNN did not comment on Morgan’s future with the channel.
Posted on October 11th, 2011 at 10:10 pm by Sean Borg
He has only just announced his engagement, and now Jack Osbourne has revealed his fiancée Lisa Stelly is pregnant.
Breaking the news exclusively on the Piers Morgan Tonight show, the 25-year-old said: “My life is absolutely insane right now… I guess technically I do have something to tell you. I’m about to be a father”
Jack, who was joined by parents Sharon and Ozzy on the programme added: “I’m excited. I’m a little nervous.”
The couple, having only dated for four months, showed their joy by posting pictures of themselves on their Twitter pages and Lisa’s soon-to-be sister-in-law Kelly Osbourne added on her page shortly after: “@MrJackO well i guess you’re not my little brother anymore i’m so unbelievably proud of the man you have become! im so happy for you & lisa!”
Sharon also shared her excitement about becoming a grandmother. “I’m happy because it’s what Jack wants, so I’m happy,” she said. “And I’ve always wanted to be a grandma, so it couldn’t be better.”
Now that there’s a baby on the way for Osbourne and his bride-to-be, I reckon it’s the perfect opportunity for a new reality show, however, laughing Jack insisted: “I’m not going to do a reality show!”
Hmm, I bet they could be persuaded if the offer was right…
Congratulations to Jack and Lisa, we wish the happy coupled the very best!
Posted on September 28th, 2011 at 1:36 pm by Sean Borg
Now we all know U.S X Factor host, Steve Jones, has an eye for the ladies and it seems his Casanova ways have stuck once again… Oo-er!
Ex-Glamour Model Keeley Hazell is the latest to join the 34-year-old presenter’s ever-growing list of conquests, which includes such names as Pamela Anderson, Halle Berry and Hayden Panettiere (to list but a few)…Well Keeley, you’re certainly in good company there my girl!
The pair was seen checking into the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills last week. Now you might say to yourself this could have been nothing more than an innocent chat or drink, that is if it wasn’t for the fact that the welsh hunk was spotted buying a pack of contraceptives at a nearby garage just moments before picking young Keeley up… Nice to know that Stevie-boy plays it safe in the bedroom!
Jones’ love antics are no secret, in a recently interview with Piers Morgan, Steve jokingly stormed off after Piers questioned him about is colorful love life.
Piers then later joked on Twitter, saying he “Had him thrown off my set for lewd conduct”… Even though it was a joke, I wouldn’t put it past our Steve!
Posted on September 21st, 2011 at 3:26 pm by Sean Borg
Simon Cowell recently revealed to Piers Morgan that the primary reason Cheryl Cole was ejected as a judge of the American version of The X Factor was because she was not smoothly adapting to presenting on American television.
Regarding his decision to remove Cole as judge, Cowell stated: “You come to a country like America, it’s a big deal – it takes a while to adjust and I took the view along with a few other people that she would be more comfortable back in the UK.” Cowell added: “That’s what you have to do when you produce – you have to make decisions in the moment, and I take full responsibility for it.”
Cowell also confirmed that Cole refused an offer to return to the British version of X Factor and that she also did not accept a job as judge of Britain’s Got Talent. Cowell’s revelations come after he has previously publicly apologized to Cole for her removal from the American singing competition program. Rumours have been floating around indicating Cole might become a judge on the upcoming UK edition of The Voice, but nothing has been set in stone.
If this rumour about Cole joining the UK version of The Voice is true, it would appear that she is still interested in being a singing judge, but not on a show associated with Cowell. Maybe Cheryl is concerned that any job offer she accepts from Simon will simply be terminated a few weeks later. It’s just business, eh Si?
Posted on January 25th, 2011 at 8:50 am by
So, Piers Morgan Tonight has only been on our screens for just over a week and it seems he already missed on his biggest story yet…that Oprah Winfrey had a secret half-sister.
Understandably, chat show queen Oprah was keeping schtum while being interviewed by America’s new British chat show ‘king’, as just days later she revealed the news of her half-sister Patricia to the world.
Clearly her aim was to drum up a bit of publicity for her new television network Own that launched earlier this month, in my opinion.
But fear not Morgan fans, the CNN host wasn’t too down hearted about his failed discovery for long, and found comfort in the form on the Kardashian sisters, Kim and Kourntney…
Now I couldn’t think of a better way to forget my troubles than to these two gorgeous girls sat on my lap.
Piers has already expressed his disappointment through his Twitter page by saying, “Damn and Blast, you’re all absolutely right, I should have asked @Oprah: “Got any secret half-sisters called Pat we don’t know about?”
Well Piers, I don’t think you have anything to worry about with the Kardashian sisters hiding their personal lives from you, I mean, we pretty much know everything there is to know about those girls already!
Posted on January 18th, 2011 at 3:17 pm by
America caught its first glimpse of Piers Morgan as a serious journalist with the premiere of his new interview program Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN. Morgan has replaced the legendary Larry King, who hosted his flagship interview show Larry King Live for twenty-five years in what is now Morgan’s time slot.
American audiences mostly know the British personality from television competitions such as America’s Got Talent, on which Morgan is a talent judge, and Donald Trump’s The Celebrity Apprentice, which Morgan won in 2008. On the other side of the pond, however, Morgan is better known for his work in journalism after having worked his way up in the British press to host various news programs including his most recent television show Piers Morgan’s Life Stories on ITV.
It seems fitting that Morgan chose Oprah Winfrey to be his first interview guest to launch his new American show as Winfrey, probably the most famous interviewer in the world, ends her twenty-five year old sydicated talk show and launches her OWN cable television channel. Winfrey has also proven herself to be a big ratings draw as is indicated by the high ratings of Morgan’s first CNN outing with the queen of talk by his side.
Before Piers Morgan Tonight premiered on CNN, Morgan promoted himself as a merciless interviewer who cuts straight to the truth of his subjects, referencing his ability to even make Simon Cowell cry during an interview. However, Morgan did not exactly live up to his self-proclaimed hard-hitting image during his interview with Winfrey. Instead, he exhibited more humility and graciousness during the interview than is prescribed by his reputation. Between the moments of curiosity, determination, and fluffy humor, Morgan appeared to be slightly nervous, insecure, and humbled by the event. Morgan’s apprehensively lighthearted demeanor would be expected from most people conducting such an interview; however, it was a little surprising coming from the snappy Brit who has interviewed hundreds of celebrities over the years.
To his credit, Morgan’s interview with the most successful talk show host in history was ultimately sufficiently insightful. He questioned her about the death of her baby when she was 14 that sparked her thoughts of teen-suicide, her refusal to marry her long-term partner Stedman Graham, and he even had the cheek to ask her how much money she is worth. And yes, he did eventually manage to get Winfrey to become a little teary-eyed during their discussion of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Winfrey’s efforts in making King’s dreams for America come true.
In the end, Morgan simultaneously revealed his respect for Winfrey and his uncertainty about his own interviewing skills with his final question, which was “How have I done?” Winfrey answered with the less than confidence-building response, “surprising.”
Morgan’s upcoming guests include infamous radio talk show host Howard Stern, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and controversial British comedian Ricky Gervais. Good luck Piers!