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Piers Morgan Angers Harry Potter Fans After Claiming The Books Are Badly Written


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Controversial news anchor Piers Morgan has reignited his fierce feud with author J.K Rowling - but this time he has offended millions of people around the world at the same time. Following Rowling’s internationally famous Harry Potter series' 20th birthday yesterday (26 June) Piers was lacking in his congratulations.

Piers MorganPiers Morgan did not make many friends after sharing his thoughts on Harry Potter

Upon the anniversary, Rowling tweeted to her legion of fans and said: "20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It's been wonderful. Thank you. #HarryPotter20."

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Piers Morgan Disowns Son After He Sides With JK Rowling


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Piers Morgan’s headlong crusade to get himself noticed continues apace, with his own son getting in the crossfire of the Twitter spat between him and ‘Harry Potter’ author Jk Rowling this week.

While his father and the famous author were arguing on Twitter about whether Morgan has actually read any 'Harry Potter' books – he claimed last week never to have written a word, despite having written an entire column about it several years ago – Spencer Morgan shared a handful of photos seeming to signify that Piers is a bigger fan than he’s letting on.

Piers MorganPiers Morgan's Twitter spat with JK Rowling rumbles on

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Piers Morgan Battles JK Rowling On Twitter (And Makes Life Awkward For His Son)


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Jk Rowling made an enemy of Piers Morgan over the weekend, after she shared a clip of Australian comedian Jim Jefferies telling him to “f**k off” on live TV.

What followed was a back and forth Twitter war between the two, during which Rowling displayed her usual 140 characters brilliance and Morgan’s son made an awkward revalation.

Piers Morgan Gets Wiped Out By Twitter After Insane 'Men's March' Comment


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Piers Morgan has incurred the ridicule of the masses after a recent comment on Twitter where he branded Women's March demonstrators as 'rabid feminists'. He has so far received criticism from a number of his peers, including 'Good Morning Britain' co-host Susanna Reid.

Piers MorganPiers Morgan gets roasted on Twitter after 'Women's March' attack

Perhaps he was intending to incite angry messages from women everywhere, but instead he got the disapproval of his colleague, the derision of a popular British politician and a total roasting from an American comedian. Plus, he has just lost himself an interview with the star of 'T2 Trainspotting' Ewan McGregor.

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Ewan McGregor Has Strong Views On Piers Morgan And His Women's March Remarks


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Ewan McGregor pulled out of his scheduled appearance ITV's 'Good Morning Britain' on Tuesday, after realising it was hosted by Piers Morgan.

The actor disagreed with comments Morgan had made about Saturday's Women's Marches across the globe and decided not to go ahead with his appearance on the show minutes before he was due to be interviewed.

Ewan McGregor earlier this week at the premiere of T2Ewan McGregor pulled out of his 'Good Morning Britain' interview this morning

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Piers Morgan Refuses To Apologise Over Making Mother Cry On 'Good Morning Britain'


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Outspoken British presenter Piers Morgan has remained defiant after making a guest cry live in the studio during today’s edition of ‘Good Morning Britain’.

28 year old mother Sarah Louise Bryan made national news earlier this week when it was revealed she billed another parent for £325 after her three year old daughter Isabella came home from a playdate with ink staining her designer boots. However, it was then revealed that Bryan, a fashion designer by profession, had bought roughly 60 pairs of shoes for her daughter.

Debating all this on Tuesday’s episode of ‘Good Morning Britain’ on ITV, she and presenter Morgan exchanged words in a situation that quickly got out of hand.

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Piers Morgan Claims Lady Gaga Used PTSD To Promote Album


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Lady GaGa recently revealed she suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after being raped at the age of 19 - but this rare insight into her life has not been met by understanding from everyone - particularly opinionated presenter, Piers Morgan.

Lady GagaLady Gaga has refused to take Piers Morgan's criticisms of her lying down

Morgan, who fronts ITV’s Good Morning Britain, called the singer’s admission "vainglorious nonsense" and claimed Gaga’s revelation was only to help "promote" her career.

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David Beckham Denies He And Victoria Are 'Pimping Out' Son Cruz Over Christmas Single


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David Beckham has hit back at critics who have been accusing him and his wife Victoria of ‘pimping out’ their 11 year old son Cruz by allowing him to launch a singing career, denying that they were exploiting him.

The 41 year old English soccer icon appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ on Monday (December 12th), and said the controversy around his son’s singing career was totally overblown and that the single was only a one-off, done because Cruz “wanted to give back” to charity.

David BeckhamDavid Beckham defended the Christmas single released by his son Cruz (middle)

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Sharon Osbourne Denies Drinking On 'X Factor' After She Forgets Act's Name


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Sharon Osbourne has denied being drunk on Sunday night’s ‘X Factor’ after she forgot the name of her act Saara Aalto.

As Alto was about to sing to keep her place in the competition, Osbourne blanked on the Finnish singer’s name, having to ask fellow judge Louis Walsh.

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne has denied being drunk on the 'X Factor'

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Did Piers Morgan Just Break The Law Live On 'GMB' By Ripping Up A £5 Note?


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Piers Morgan is used to landing himself in hot water with his antics, but did he finally go a bit too far on today’s ‘Good Morning Britain’? During a segment testing the durability of the Bank of England’s new £5 notes the presenter bit into one live on air managing to tear it, in a potentially illegal act.

Continue reading: Did Piers Morgan Just Break The Law Live On 'GMB' By Ripping Up A £5 Note?

Chrissy Teigen Calls Out Piers Morgan After His Response To Jennifer Aniston's Op-Ed


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Chrissy Teigen engaged in a war of tweets with Piers Morgan on Wednesday (July 13) over his criticisms of Jennifer Aniston’s op-ed piece about body shaming and her constant pregnancy rumours. The model and presenter called the former CNN host a ‘piece of shit asshole’, after reading the column he had penned for Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper.

Chrissy TeigenChrissy Teigen has called out Piers Morgan on twitter.

Teigen tweeted: “@piersmorgan saw your piece on Jennifer Aniston. Why do you ALWAYS take the road of being the piece of shit asshole? Particularly with women and people of color. tell me it's just for clicks?? Please tell me you aren't TRULY this vile.”

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Charlie Sheen Insists He Never Had Unprotected Sex After Learning HIV Diagnosis


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Charlie Sheen is adamant that he has not infected any of his sexual partners with HIV since his diagnosis.

The controversial actor, 50, was asked about his sexual history in a frank interview with British journalist and commentator Piers Morgan in a one-off show, ‘An Evening with Charlie Sheen’, at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Sunday evening (June 19th).

Sheen went public with his HIV diagnosis in November 2015, but confirmed that he had been diagnosed a number of years before that. Morgan directly asked him whether he had had unprotected sex since discovering his HIV positive status, which he denied.

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Charlie Sheen , Piers Morgan - "An Audience with Charlie Sheen" at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, interviewed by Piers Morgan at Theatre Royal Drury Lane - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 19th June 2016

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Piers Morgan - Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Berkeley Square Gardens, London at Berkeley Square Gardens - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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Piers Morgan - Glamour Women Of The Year Awards held on Berkeley Square - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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Kim Kardashian Gets Feisty On Twitter, Calls Out Bette Midler, Piers Morgan And Chloe Grace Moretz


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Yesterday Kim Kardashian shared a throwback naked selfie and attempted to break the internet once again. But not everyone was so happy to see another naked Kim photo and the 35-year old found herself being criticised by Bette Midler, Chloe Grace Moretz and Piers Morgan. But this time, Kim fought back.

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian has hit out at her critics on twitter

Hours after posting the censored naked selfie, which showed her posing nude in front of a mirror last year, Kim tweeted, ‘Reading my comments like….LOL’. The reality star then added: ’Sorry I'm late to the party guys I was busy cashing my 80 million video game check & transferring 53 million into our joint account.’

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Jerry Springer Joining 'Good Morning Britain' Team For US Election Coverage


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Jerry Springer is heading back to UK television, with a new presenting gig on ITV morning show ‘Good Morning Britain’. The former talk show host will join Piers Morgan and Susannah Reid on the ‘GMB’ sofa as part of their US election coverage.

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer is joining the ‘Good Morning Britain’ team.

Springer will report on the run -up to the election beginning in February and then present live coverage from Washington in November. Although he’s most famous for his outrageous 90’s talk show ‘The Jerry Springer Show’, the 71-year-old is also the former Democrat Mayor of Cincinnati, having held the office from 1977 to 1978.

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Lorraine Kelly And Piers Morgan In Saucy On-Air Exchange Over Personalised Pillow


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Serious amounts of awkward on British daytime TV today as ‘Good Morning Britain’ host Lorraine Kelly shocked viewers with a suggestive comment she made to co-presenter Piers Morgan when he presented her with a birthday present.

The amusing exchange took place on the ITV weekday morning show on Monday (November 30th) when Morgan gave his colleague a present for her 56th birthday live on air. It was a heart-shaped pillow emblazoned with his face, which temporarily caused Lorraine to forget she was live on air.

Piers MorganPiers Morgan laughed off the embarrassing exchange as he left the ITV studios on Monday

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'X Factor' Reject Mason Noise Says He Wasn't In The Show To Win


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Upon his exit from ‘The X Factor’ – for good, this time – eliminated contestant Mason Noise has said that he wasn’t taking part in the show to win and that he’s “relieved” to have left.

Having already been granted a reprieve five weeks ago by being brought back by judge Nick Grimshaw, after fellow hopeful Tom Bleasby unexpectedly dropped out of the show voluntarily, the controversial 21 year old was finally voted off the show having received the least amount of support from the public on Sunday (November 22nd).

Mason NoiseMason Noise, who was eliminated from 'The X Factor' on Sunday (Nov 22)

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Piers Morgan Declines New Deal At CNN, Announces His Departure


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Piers Morgan, whose brash interviewing style looked like it may even work stateside for a short period, has left CNN, announcing his departure on Twitter. The 49-year-old never reached the venerable heights of his processor 'Larry King Live' and although proving hugely entertaining at times, he is now no longer an employee of the network.

Piers MorganPiers Morgan has officially left CNN [Getty/Ramin Talaie]

Morgan's primetime show was cancelled six months ago but, according to the Guardian, he apparently remained on the payroll as negotiations continued over a new role at the network. However, when offered the chance by CNN boss Jeff Zucker to host 40 interview specials over a two-year period, Morgan declined.

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Piers Morgan Blasts Report For Claiming He Was Rude To CNN Co-Workers


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Piers Morgan hasn't had the farewell response he would have hoped for after CNN decided to pull 'Piers Morgan Live!'

The television network hasn't garnered the rating figures it would have hoped, and therefore decided to pull the plug, with the last episode due to air sometime next month.

But instead of getting a pat on the back for his three years of service, Piers has labelled as rude by his co-wokers, who are apparently happy to see the back of him.

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Piers Morgan's Show Axed: What Went Wrong For The Big-Mouthed Brit?


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Piers Morgan's CNN prime-time talkshow Piers Morgan Live will soon be axed due to unsatisfactory ratings, according to a recent announcement, via the NY Times. The British former editor of Daily Mirror will present his last show in March but reportedly he has been in discussions with CNN about a new role at the channel following the end of the show.

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Piers Morgan's 'Piers Morgan Live' Will Come To An End Some Time In March.

Especially in the UK, Morgan, 48, is a controversial and divisive figure, who has been both loved and loathed during his long career in the media. He replaced veteran host Larry King on CNN three years ago and has interviewed a host of high profile guests, including Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet, and ex-US President Bill Clinton.

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CNN Cancels 'Piers Morgan Live' With Final Show Airing Next Month


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CNN and Piers Morgan are bringing an end to their partnership after three years, which began when the 48 year-old took over from Larry King in the valuable 9 p.m. primetime slot.

But the network isn't garnering the rating figures it would have hoped, and has therefore decided to pull the plug on Morgan's show, The New York Times reports.

CNN's President Jeffrey Zucker and Morgan have had several discussions on the program being unable to connect to the American viewers and have decided to air the last show in March.

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Piers Morgan Questioned By Police Over Hacking Scandal


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Piers Morgan, the former editor of The Daily Mirror, has been questioned in the hacking scandal. The Metropolitan Police confirmed a 48-year-old journalist was interviewed under caution on 6 December.

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In a statement to The Guardian, a spokesperson, Mr Morgan said:

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Piers Morgan And Jeremy Clarkson To Fight In Ring After Twitter Spat?


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Piers Morgan and Jeremy Clarkson - probably two of Britain's most polarising television personalities - have engaged in yet another Twitter spat. Of course by polarising we mean hated and by Twitter spat we mean THE MOTHER OF ALL TWITTER SPATS.

In a recent column for the Dail Mail, Morgan described the moment Top Gear presenter Clarkson interrupted a conversation he was having with Justin Timberlake, Samuel L Jackson and Pharell Williams at the GQ Men of the Year awards. It went like this:

"Evening, Clarkson,' I chuckled.

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Matthew Perry & Lisa Kudrow Address 'Friends' Reunion Speculation


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Filling in for British host Piers Morgan on Piers Morgan Live on 26th July, Friends star Matthew Perry, AKA Chandler Bing, took over hosting responsibilities, showing off his natural talent for comedy in an interview with Friends co-star, Lisa Kudrow. In Perry's opening monologue during which he assesses how he and Morgan are different, he introduces his rather familiar first interviewee: "she beautiful, she's intelligent, she's hilarious and if memory serves she owes me, errr...47 dollars[...]you may remember her as being the second funniest cast member on Friends" as Kudrow's laughter filters through from offscreen.

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Kudrow: Could She & Perry Form Their Own Splinter Version Of Friends?

The pair joked and bantered like old times, having spent ten seasons on the popular sitcom which charted the lives of a group of friends living in Manhattan. The pair also revealed that, if it were up to them, the show that broadcast its final episode in 2004 wouldn't have ended as soon as it did. "If I had a time machine, I would like to go back to 2004 and not have stopped," admitted Perry who has been seen most recently on the now cancelled 2012 NBC comedy, Go On. The unofficial Friends. The One With The Reunion Image has been floating around for months on Twitter, stirring up a frenzy but it's pretty clear no sneaky efforts are being made to produce more episodes under the radar.

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Handler, Morgan Fight? More Like Jokes And Awkward Silence


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Chelsea Handler and Piers Morgan had a fight? That's what's being reported, but really it's just standard banter. Both Morgan and Handler have their own chat shows, Morgan was visiting Handler's show Chelsea Lately. 

As US Magazine reported, both were in a playful mood, and as soon as Piers walked out on set, before he'd even sat down Chelsea asked him what he was looking at. "You've either had plastic surgery or a makeover, because you look really hot today," Morgan retorted. And the banter continued from there. 

"Oh, you're so annoying. You're so obnoxious - you wonder why everybody hates you!" Chelsea exclaimed. "I specifically covered up so you couldn't look at me and undress me with your molester eyes." Their 'argument' didn't stop there. "Normally when I come on the show you're really hung over in a very unprofessional way," Morgan said, joking about Handler's penchant for alcohol. 

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Handler, Morgan Fight - Who Won The Chat Show Hosts' War Of Words?


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That Handler, Morgan fight? Well, it was all in jest, of course, but even though Piers Morgan and Chelsea Handler were just trying to wind each other up they still managed to get some serious digs in at each other. Piers Morgan appeared on Handler’s show Chelsea Lately for an interview that culminated in Chelsea getting so wound up that she told Piers “you can suck my ass.”

Before both guests had even settled in their seats, the war of words had begun, with Chelsea challenging Piers, demanding “What are you looking at?" Piers responded by joking “well, you’ve either had plastic surgery or a makeover, because you look really hot today.”

Chelsea was quick to fire back, saying “Oh, you're so annoying. You're so obnoxious… you wonder why everybody hates you! I specifically covered up so you couldn't look at me and undress me with your molester eyes.” Morgan decided to have a pop at Handler’s reputation for boozing and told her “Normally when I come on the show, you're really hungover in a very unprofessional way."

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Donald Trump V Lord Alan Sugar On Twitter Ding Ding! The Full Social Media Battle!


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What do you get when two outspoken men have access to a social media platform that transmits directly to the general public? A mess, that's what you get. This is what happens when you let Donald Trump and Alan Sugar loose on Twitter. The Full results. 

Trump says: "How can George Osborne reduce UK debt while spending billions to subsidize Scotland's garbage wind turbines that are destroying the country? You're all wrong--check the facts! UK is massively subsidizing Scotland's wind turbines & the people don't want them."

Sugar replies: "Scottish don't want wind turbines........I think you have that wrong . The Scottish don't want you !"

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Burt Reynolds Explains Sally Field Was The Love Of His Life


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Legendary 80s film star Burt Reynolds has stated that he believes Sally Field was the love of his life and thinks that the only reason they aren't still together is that he was a bad partner.  The actor, known for his role in 'Boogie Nights', became a legendary ladies man due to a string of Hollywood stars. These actresses included Faye Dunaway, Loni Anderson and Kim Basinger, although he has stated that leaving Field was his biggest mistake. 

Related: Burt Reynolds Health Improves Over Weekend After Flu Scare

As part of his appearance on 'Piers Morgan's Life Stories', Reynolds explained the relationship, saying that: "Had I been smarter, you know, with one lady... I still would be together with her. Sally. Without a doubt. I asked her (to marry me) at the wrong time. She asked me at the wrong time. I missed out on that one, that's for sure. I think we would have been very happy, yes. I'd like to think so. I'm not sure she'd say so. She's just a very special woman. I really handled that one pretty bad."

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Why Did Kelsey Grammer Walk Out On Piers Morgan?


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Kelsey Grammer decided, for whatever reason, that he didn’t want to be interviewed by Piers Morgan on his CNN show, and deserted the studio before any such thing could happen, reports The Telegraph.

“Kelsey Grammer was supposed to be on my show, but he ran out of the building. Strange,” tweeted the talk show host on Wednesday. The news seems to have offended Morgan, who himself cuts a ‘love or hate’ figure in the U.K. “So, Kelsey Grammer saw a photo of his ex-wife Camille in the open of our show and legged it. Extraordinary. Never had this happen before … I like Kelsey Grammer personally, but this was a shockingly unprofessional thing to do. I wasn’t even going to mention his ex-wife.” Grammer's publicist told The Hollywood Reporter: "Piers needs to take responsibility for what he did to Kelsey. It's called accountability." Seemingly embarrassed, and unable to let it go, Morgan continued to tweet about the Frasier star, saying "Relax Jimmy, unlike my guest Mr Grammer last night, I won't run away." He was referring to his upcoming appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

The ex-wife Morgan was joking about may have had something to do with Grammer’s untimely exit (or timely, depending on who you ally with) although nothing has been officially released regarding what was said backstage. Grammer, 57, and Camille divorced last year before he married British flight attendant Kayte Walsh, who is 25 years younger than him.


Video - Photographer Doesn't Recognise Lost World Actress Camilla Belle - An Evening With Ralph Lauren Hosted By Oprah Winfrey Arrivals Part 3


Piers Morgan was just one of the many celebrities in attendance at An Evening With Ralph Lauren Hosted By Oprah Winfrey. The former Britain's Got Talent turned American TV personality seemed at ease with the photographers, joking with them as he smiled for photographs.

Actress Kerry Washington (Ray; The Last King of Scotland) wore a stunning black choker dress that was a hit with the photographers. The Lost World star Camilla Belle and model Lily Aldridge looked equally glamorous in their Ralph Lauren designed dresses

Piers Morgan Thursday 7th October 2010 at the 2010 Help for Heroes Auction held at Harry's Bar. London, England

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Piers Morgan and Paris Hilton - Piers Morgan and Paris Hilton Los Angeles, California - Paris Hilton launches her new frangrance 'Tease' at 'MyStudio nightclub' in Hollywood Tuesday 10th August 2010

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Holden Explains Kelly Brook's Britain's Got Talent Exit


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Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has spoken publicly about the sacking of her former colleague Kelly Brook from the ITV1 show.

The model and actress was cut from the talent show judging panel after only six days in the job last month.

At the time head judge Simon Cowell said it had become clear that the talent show's format did not "support another judge".

And Holden has said Cowell's statement last month was "absolutely right".

"It was one of those unfortunate things where nobody could foresee that it was game over when there were four judges," she told Radio 1's Newsbeat programme.

"Because of the buzzer situation, four judges on our show doesn't work," she continued. "If we didn't have the buzzers then it would definitely work like it does on American Idol and on X Factor.

"It was a really difficult thing to try and work out, when two people pressed the buzzer and two people didn't, then the person on stage didn't know whether to wait for all the buzzers to go.

"Ant and Dec were confused, we were all confused. In the end, the producers and everybody felt that it was jeopardising the show."

Former Wild at Heart actress Holden added: "It was nothing to do with Kelly Brook. She was thrown completely in at the deep end."

The third series of Britain's Got Talent begins in the spring, with a new batch of aspiring performers aiming to follow in the footsteps of previous champions Paul Potts and George Sampson.

Holden explained she and her fellow judges Cowell and Piers Morgan completed filming on the audition process of the show last Saturday.

"We've picked the last 40 acts for the live shows in May. Let's say we should rename the show Britain's Got Self Belief!" she joked.

As well as claiming a £100,000 prize, the winner gets a chance to perform in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.

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Piers Morgan and Donny Deutsch - Piers Morgan and Donny Deutsch New York City, USA - go head to head in the Alfred Dunhill debate at the newly opened Madison Avenue store Friday 19th September 2008

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Piers Morgan, Berkeley Square Gardens and Glamour Women Of The Year Awards Tuesday 3rd June 2008 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards 2008 held at Berkeley Square Gardens - arrivals London, England

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Piers Morgan, Vivienne Westwood and Serpentine Gallery Tuesday 12th February 2008 Piers Morgan leaving at the Vivienne Westwood Opus - Launch Party at the Serpentine Gallery. London, England

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Piers Morgan Monday 17th September 2007 leaving the 50 Years of Italian Style launch party at the Royal Academy of Arts London, England

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