Were they joking around or were they serious?
That’s what some folks are probably wondering when they saw Piers Morgan interview Chelsea Handler on CNN’s Piers Morgan Live on Monday night, as the two were engaged in a heated exchange.
It all started when Morgan was texting during a commercial break, which seemed to bother Handler. She felt she was being ignored, and chastised the British talk show host for not being a better interviewer.
“I mean, you can’t even pay attention for 60 seconds,” griped Chandler. “You’re a terrible interviewer.”
And in typical Piers Morgan fashion he retaliated with pure sarcasm and said he wasn’t paying attention to Handler because she wasn’t interesting enough. “Well, you just weren’t keeping my attention, he said. “It’s more an issue for you than me.”
And anyone who’s familiar with Handler’s brand of comedy, which is a mixture of mean-girl-teasing and celebrity bashing, probably knew she wasn’t going to take that comment lying down, and she shot right back at Morgan and said it was his responsibility to take care of the person he’s interviewing.
She even poked fun at the show Piers Morgan Live being cancelled, as it was revealed the show won’t be coming back next season. “This is your show,” said Chandler. “You have to pay attention to the guest that you invited on your show. Maybe that’s why your job is coming to an end.”
News of Morgan’s show being cancelled came last month, and it was mainly due to poor ratings and a lot of folks not caring for the talk show host at all. Morgan said it was a hard sell for CNN to get Americans to listen to a person from the UK talk about American issues, especially politics.
“Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing,” said Morgan. “And there’s no doubt there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it.”
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