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Exclusive: Piers Morgan’s last day hosting Piers Morgan Live will be March 28, after which CNN Worldwide chief Jeff Zucker is going to try out Michael Smerconish as well as Jake Tapper, Bill Weir, and Don Lemon in the time slot for a few weeks, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Deadline. We will actually see Weir fill in for Morgan in the time slot first, next week, but it will be just that — he’s filling in on Morgan’s show while Morgan takes a previously scheduled vacation, and he will return for one final week after that. Morgan and Zucker continue to talk about a future role for him at the network, the source said. Morgan struggled for three years to find an audience in the important time slot, taking over for Larry King who’d been a longtime fixture at the network. Morgan was routinely »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
The 39-year-old comedian recently appeared on Piers Morgan Live where she bluntly shared her honest opinion of why his CNN show had been canceled, Us Magazine reported.
The American actress told Morgan during the commercial break of her interview that he can't even pay attention for 60 seconds to the guests that are invited on his show.
Handler further added that this might be one of the reasons why Morgan's job was coming to an end. (Ani) »
- Abhijeet Sen
It took no time at all for Handler to openly mock and ridicule Morgan for his hosting style. "You're a terrible interviewer," she tells him. "Maybe that's why your job is coming to an end."
She didn't end it there, though. When asked what one moment in her life she would change, if given the chance, Handler replies with a smile, "It would be spending this hour differently. Time to book Morgan on "Chelsea Lately" for a followup chat. »
Handler was a guest on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live,” and clearly didn’t appreciate it when Morgan, known for his Twitter presence, decided to tweet during a commercial break.
“I want your viewers to know that in the middle of the commercial break — I mean, you can’t even pay attention for 60 seconds,” she said. “You’re a terrible interviewer.”
Morgan then blamed Handler for not “keeping (his) attention,” and the comedienne fired back by saying that it’s his job to pay attention to the guests.
“Well, maybe that’s why your job is coming to an end,” Handler said, referring to the Morgan show’s recent cancellation.
Watch the full exchange below.
- Alex Stedman
Never say that Chelsea Handler doesn't tell it like it is. The comedian called out CNN host Piers Morgan on his show, Piers Morgan Live, for not paying attention to her during an interview. After Piers tweeted during a commercial break, Chelsea launched into him once the show returned, saying, "You can't even pay attention for 60 seconds. You're a terrible interviewer." Piers responded by saying that Chelsea wasn't "keeping [his] attention," which really set Chelsea off on the importance of being gracious to your guests on a talk show. (Chelsea would know something about having a talk show as Chelsea Lately has been running on E! since 2007.) Chelsea ended the conversation with a final jab about Piers's show recently getting canceled, saying, "Maybe that's why your job is coming to an end." It doesn't appear that Piers and Chelsea have that much bad blood between them as Piers tweeted after the show, »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
During a commercial break, Piers Morgan apparently couldn’t be bothered to chat with Handler, who was on the show to promote her new book, Uganda Be Kidding Me. When Morgan asked her what her day-to-day looked like, Handler said, “Well, I have to go here and tolerate this nonsense.”
Changing the subject, Morgan told Handler, “You tweet very amusingly,” to which she replied, “I wish you did.”
“In the middle of a commercial break [you were tweeting]. I want your viewers to know,” Handler continued. “I mean, they must know, because they’re probably following you on Twitter. You can't even pay attention for 60 seconds. You're a terrible interviewer.”
Morgan, cutting in to defend himself, said, "Well, you just weren't keeping my attention. »
Chelsea Handler just wants a little R-e-s-p-e-c-t. Handler appeared on “Piers Morgan Live” Monday to promote her new book “Uganda Be Kidding Me” and talked about the pressures that come with being the only female talk show host in late night. Also read: Chelsea Handler Slams New York Times’ Bill Carter for Sexism: I'm Not a ‘Parenthetical’ “There have been so many times in the press where I have been marginalized,” Handler said. “I don't want to scream and yell about everything. I don't want to be a squeaky wheel, I just want to be respected for what I do. »
- James Crugnale
The Bunsen burner is heating up under CNN’s grand primetime experiment.
Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan are set to remain on air, but over the next five weeks, the 10 p.m. hour will be used as a wall of sorts, upon which Time Warner cable-news outlet can see what sticks. For little more than a month, the Time Warner cable-news outlet will test a new half-hour program with a legal bent, give another spotlight to anchor Don Lemon, and – as has become quite common in recent weeks – air more of its docu-series and acquired films.
It’s all part of a shakeup promised earlier this year by CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker as CNN’s primetime lineup typically lags in the ratings behind those of competitors Fox News Channel and MSNBC.
The network isn’t trumpeting these moves with a bullhorn. Indeed, a quick flip through an »
- Brian Steinberg
CNN is gearing up to test a new half-hour program centered on legal issues during its primetime lineup, according to a person familiar with the situation.
“Making The Case” is slated to air between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., this person said, and will be anchored by Mark Geragos, a California criminal-defense attorney who has represented Michael Jackson, Chris Brown and politician Gary Condit, among others and Sunny Hostin, a former assistant U.S. attorney who has contributed to CNN in the past.
The show is expected to air one day a week for five weeks, according to the person familiar with the matter.
Hostin tweeted news of the program earlier Tuesday, but had the time details wrong.
The secret is out! Making the Case w/ Sunny Hostin & @markgeragos debuts on Monday, March 10th at 10pm @CNN Spread the word!! #savethetape—
Sunny Hostin (@SunnyHostin) March 04, 2014
CNN is said to »
- Brian Steinberg
Ellen DeGeneres called up Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria on Sunday night to order a number of pizzas to feed the star-studded audience at the Academy Awards. Helping her hand out the pizzas was Big Mama’s and Papa’s owner Edgar Martirosyan.
Edgar Martirosyan Delivers Pizza To The Oscars
Martirosyan had no idea that he was about to be on live TV when he arrived at the Dolby Theater on Sunday night. He’d been told over the phone that the pizzas were for some writers. Before Martirosyan knew it, DeGeneres was escorting him out towards the Oscars stage.
“They told me I’m going to deliver pizzas for writers, and then when I went there, Ellen came out and told me, ‘Just follow me,’” Martirosyan told the New York Daily News. “When I was going, I realized I’m on the stage, and I just went. »
Piers Morgan Live has been canceled by CNN, it appears that low ratings doomed the show. CNN confirmed this week that the nightly show - which was previously known as 'Piers Morgan Tonight' - is coming to an end after over three years, though the exact date of the final program is yet to be determined. The British presenter told the New York Times newspaper he and CNN president Jeff Zucker had discussed the future of the program last week and decided to cancel it following ''painful'' ratings, which he believes is due to a failure to ''connect'' with American people. He said:''It's been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings. ''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 »
CNN confirmed earlier this week that “Piers Morgan Tonight” would be ending its three-year run shortly, and Ted Nugent took all the credit during an interview on the very same network Monday. “I got Piers Morgan’s ass thrown out, and I’ll do the same with Don Lemon and Wolf Blitzer when I can,” Nugent told anchor Erin Burnett over a satellite feed (above) on “OutFront.” Also read: CNN Insider: ‘Zucker Has a Problem at 9 p.m.’ (Exclusive) The rock star, former reality star, and outspoken conservative appeared on the cable news network after canceling last Wednesday. He was brought on to discuss his. »
- Greg Gilman
Piers Morgan is not happy. But it has nothing to do with the fact that CNN is canceling his primetime show, Piers Morgan Live. Rather, the veteran British journalist is angry over a report that claims he didn't treat his staff very well. "Hi @NYDailyNews - found any CNN make-up artists I was ever rude to yet? Or you going to admit you just invented that garbage?" Morgan tweeted regarding a story the paper pubbed on Tuesday morning. The New York Daily News quotes a source as saying that Morgan "was always such an a------ to people working for him," adding, "The makeup girls suffered the worst — he was rude and belligerent...The general feeling is Morgan didn't show any »
Controversial British TV star Piers Morgan has been sensationally axed from his flagship CNN interview show. CNN’s vice president of communications confirmed the growing online rumours. A statement read: ”CNN confirms that ‘Piers Morgan Live’ is ending, the date of the final program is still to be determined.” Morgan arrived to CNN amid fanfare three years ago. Replacing the legendary Larry King was a huge placement, much was expected of the sharp-tongued Brit in the ratings battle. However, despite securing some high profile interviews and notable exclusives, viewing figures have been consistently disappointing for ‘Piers Morgan Live’. Morgan has become renowned for his battle with the gun lobby. His campaign to [ Read More ]
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Piers Morgan maintained a sense of humour on Twitter today (February 24), despite much mocking about the axing of his CNN series.
The broadcaster's dire ratings meant that CNN had to pull the plug on his Piers Morgan Live series. It was extra-humiliating for Morgan, who has frequently crowed on Twitter about his global audience during Twitter spats with fellow celebs.
Morgan's first tweet this morning proved that he was not going to let the news cramp his usual cocky style, posting a video for Monty Python's Life of Brian track 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life':
Morning everyone! > http://t.co/N1Qgb7nJrz ps. I blame Kevin Pietersen.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 24, 2014
Morgan and his close friend, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen, exchanged jokey tweets about his dismissal, comparing the decision to the sports star's axe from the England cricket team. Morgan has been relentless in his »
Has CNN decided that it no longer needs primetime anchors to grab eyeballs?
The Time Warner-owned outlet’s decision to cancel its 9 p.m. show, “Piers Morgan Tonight”, leaves two hours of primetime to be filled quickly, before advertisers start to make their decisions in the coming “upfront” market, when TV networks hope to sell the bulk of their ad inventory for the coming season.
CNN has already axed a second hour of Anderson Cooper airing at 10 p.m. – one that barely got off the ground given how many times the network aired something from its swelling vault of documentaries or focused on breaking news during that time period. And now, with a CNN upfront presentation already scheduled for April 10, the network, and its leader, Jeff Zucker, will quickly need to have some sort of scheme to articulate.
Perhaps that plan is already in evidence. For weeks, CNN has »
- Brian Steinberg
Source: Getty Erin Andrews is replacing Brooke Burke-Charvet as the cohost of Dancing With the Stars. She will join longtime host, Tom Bergeron, in the next season. Kerry Washington celebrated her baby shower at Shonda Rhimes's house. CNN is canceling Piers Morgan Tonight after three years. Avatar star Sam Worthington was arrested in NYC after he assaulted a photographer. The Brooklyn Nets signed Jason Collins this weekend, making him the first openly gay player on a NBA team. He made his court debut last night in the Nets' game against the Lakers. Source: Getty Comcast customers will soon notice an improvement in their Netflix service after the streaming service agreed to pay them for access to broadband. The rest of us will have to continue suffering in bad Netflix quality. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Daytona 500 on Sunday, while Danica Patrick was involved in a nasty crash on the track. »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
CNN's prime-time talk show Piers Morgan Live is coming to an end, the news channel said Sunday. Morgan, who three years ago succeeded Larry King in the 9 p.m. Est time slot, was drawing lackluster ratings. In contrast, King had a 25-year run on CNN. The airdate for Morgan's last show has yet to be determined, CNN said in a statement. 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. »
- Associated Press
The NBC pilot Marry Me was on my radar because it comes from Happy Endings creator David Caspe with Casey Wilson and Ken Marino starring. Now, Tim Meadows has joined the cast as one of Wilson’s gay dads. Is it possible for Caspe to create a gay character as loved as Max turned out to be?
Comic Book Resources has the first look at Arrow‘s Suicide Squad, which will include Shrapnel (Sean Maher). Considering the Squad’s comic book history, there’s a good chance that will be the last we see of Shrapnel. I’m not sure how I feel about that. Shrapnel was the kind of villain I wouldn’t mind seeing killed off (okay most of Arrow‘s villains are that despicable) but that would also mean less Sean Maher.
Becki Newton has found a new pilot role, joining the Fox comedy pilot Weird Loner, »
- Lyle Masaki
Piers Morgan is out of a job. Three years after the journalist and TV personality took over for Larry King with his own nightly primetime show, CNN has decided to cancel Piers Morgan Live, the New York Times confirmed late Sunday, Feb. 23. Highly opinionated and, well, British, Morgan, 48, struck many as an odd choice to headline an American news program, and the show struggled mightily in its ratings, losing to rivals Fox News and MSNBC. "It's been a painful period and lately we have taken [...] »
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