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Piers Morgan Says ‘Prepare for Fireworks’ in CNN Changeover
When British personality Piers Morgan succeeds the Larry King Live interview spot on CNN early next year, he swears to shake things up and then some.
Speaking exclusively with Deadline, the America's Got Talent judge and Celebrity Apprentice winner says he refuses to "be another man sitting in the CNN studio wearing red braces" and vehemently maintains that his TV competitors at FOX and MSNBC should really watch out.
"For years, Larry King has shown the power of the extended interview, which is something I’ve specialised [sic] in with my British talk shows," Morgan explains. "When it comes to my rivals, however long it takes, I'm going to be there to win. The main message I want to communicate is that I intend this show to be a game-changer in terms of how interview shows are conducted on American TV. And I haven't joined CNN to come 2nd, 3rd, or 4th."
President Barack Obama tops Morgan's interview wish list, while his fellow reality TV buddies Simon Cowell and Donald Trump are already lined up. One person that won't be on the show: Madonna. Morgan has criticized Madge's efforts in charity, especially her recent work in Malawi, as a publicity stunt. Yikes. Don't mess with Madge, dude.
Who would you like to see on Piers Morgan’s CNN show next year?