Newsman Piers Morgan is still sore about missing out on Madonna’s pregnancy scoop when he was a British tabloid editor – and that’s one of the reasons why he’s banned the pop superstar from his much-anticipated new CNN talk show.
The tough hack-turned-TV personality will debut his hard-hitting new show on Monday (1/17) after replacing CNN’s Larry King on air and he has made it clear Madonna is not welcome as a guest. Until now, he has refused to go into detail regarding his feelings towards Madonna, insisting he just finds the Material Girl “irritating” and “boring” – but now he’s revealing more. In an interview with news show Access Hollywood, Morgan explains,
“Madonna and I, we’ve never really seen eye-to-eye. There was a bread roll throwing incident in London in the mid ’90s; there was an incident at a hotel in the south of France (at) the Cannes Film Festival involving a photographer and a bodyguard; there’s been an incident involving a pub owned by her recently departed husband, Guy Ritchie, where my brother was the manager.”
But it was a pregnancy lie that really riled Morgan. He adds,
“Madonna’s publicist once said to me, ‘Listen to me, Madonna is not pregnant,’ when I was running a newspaper. And I said, ‘Are you sure?’ She said, ‘Listen to me, Piers. Madonna is not pregnant’.
“The next day, they announced (the news) on a rival newspaper’s website.”
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