What happens when you have big shoes to fill in a new gig? If you’re Piers Morgan, you make a splash by banning certain A-list celebrities from your show. First, it was Madonna. Now, the replacement for Larry King is speaking out about four other celebs he refuses to have on his show; their names just might surprise you.
The host says he’s specifically blacklisting some celebs from Piers Morgan Tonight which premiered last night with one big headliner: Oprah Winfrey. As for the reason why he refuses to have Heather Mills, Keith Olbermann, Cherie Blair and Howie Mandel on his show? Well, reasons, they are a plenty.
Piers introduced Heather to Paul McCartney in 1999 and seems to feel guilty about their messy and uber expensive divorce. He told Entertainment Weekly, “I realize I’d pushed one of the world’s great gold diggers in the direction of one of my heroes. And as Paul puts it to his close friends, “Thanks, Piers, you cost me 50 million dollars.'”
As for the others? Piers will temporarily blacklist Keith because “it would really annoy him…designed to confuse and bemuse him, and hopefully engender a violent reaction.” Cherie, the wife of former prime minister Tony Blair, isn’t going to appear on his show because every single meeting he’s had with Cherie “ended in disaster. It was just one of those terrible clashes of personalities.”
Lastly, to round out the list, Piers says he isn’t exactly fond of Howie. He says, “He’s just too irritating.” That is all.
So, the question is, if you were to host your own talk show on CNN, who would you blacklist and why?