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Piers Morgan is often caught in the crossfire as guests on his talk show bring controversy upon themselves, as we saw with Kirk Cameron recently.

In this case, though, it's all him stirring the pot.

Morgan spoke with the U.K.'s Mirror and didn't hold back on Kate Moss and Madonna. It's unclear exactly why, but you've gotta read these quotes:

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"Utterly horrific" is how he describes Moss, the British model. "If people actually knew what she was like, they would never, ever be interested in her."

In case utterly horrific didn't cover it. The former Daily Mirror editor claims that Moss is a low-class hack who literally kicks him at public events:

"She's just a real, spoilt little madam from Croydon. There's nothing wrong with Croydon. I was brought up near Croydon. But she's just a vile creature."

Madonna, amazingly, may have gotten even worse treatment from Piers.

"She's a complete con artist and those arms are just terrifying," he says, adding of her Madgesty's muscular physique, "It's like watching Conan the Barbarian."

"She's looking even more barbaric than ever at the moment, utterly grotesque."

Morgan says Madonna is like a "mad drunken aunt at Christmas," and "When I got the CNN job, I banned her from the show, permanently," he says.

"She responded by saying she'd never heard of me, but we know she's lying."

Remind us to call up Piers if we ever need some quotes on a slow news day.

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Under fire for his anti-gay comments on Piers Morgan Tonight, former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron defended himself in a Facebook post Tuesday.

His tone was less combative and his comments much better-worded, but Kirk did not apologize for his beliefs, or the manner in which he voiced them.

In fact, Cameron criticized the media and those contributing to the backlash, defending principles he stands for and the right to express them publicly.

The actor defended his appearance on CNN (below) this way:

"During the CNN interview, I was asked to express my views about homosexuality, gay marriage, and abortion. While that was not the agreed-upon purpose of the interview, I was pleased to answer Piers' questions as honestly as I could.

"To some, my responses were not sufficiently 'loving' toward the gay community. I can only say that it is my life's mission to love all people, and I expressed the same views clearly and emphatically expressed throughout Judeo-Christian scriptures."

"As a Bible believing Christian, I could not have answered any other way."

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Kirk Cameron's recent comments to Piers Morgan on gay marriage and homosexuality in general - he's not a fan, to put it mildly - are causing quite a stir.

Cameron, a born-again Christian, said on Friday's show that he does not support gay marriage, and when it comes to homosexuality in general, he said:

"I think that it's ... unnatural. I think that it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."

Piers then noted that if one of his sons told him he was gay, he'd say it's great as long as he was happy, and asked Kirk how he would treat such a situation.

Cameron responded that he'd talk to them about the "issues" we "wrestle through" in our lives and encourage them not to act on everything they feel.

He also criticized Piers for trying to "define" morality. Pot, meet kettle?

Herndon Graddick, Sr. Director of Programs at GLAAD, says Cameron, a Born-Again Christian, has views more dated than his Growing Pains character.

He calls Kirk "out of step with a vast majority of American, particularly people of faith who believe their gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be loved and accepted based on their character, not condemned because of their sexual orientation."

GLAAD plans on monitoring Cameron's media bookings to ensure "the news and entertainment industry is aware of his outrageous anti-gay views."

Cameron has also taken on Stephen Hawking and Darwin in recent years. Spoiler alert: He doesn't subscribe to those guys' views either.

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Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills said on Thursday that an infamous voicemail of hers was obtained illegally by Piers Morgan, now a talk show host on CNN.

Before winning Celebrity Apprentice as a non-celebrity and moving on to the job with CNN, Morgan spent years as a tabloid newspaper editor in Great Britain.

Mills' infamous voicemail of McCartney begging her for forgiveness was obtained illegally, she says. Morgan has boasted in the past of hearing the recording.

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Morgan has consistently denied he authorized the use of hacking in his tabloid days, but has not offered an explanation for how he came to hear the message.

The voicemail was left on Heather Mills' mobile phone.

The accusation has dragged Morgan back into the phone hacking scandal that damaged Rupert Murdoch's media empire and shut down The News of the World.

Giving evidence to an inquiry into British media ethics, Mills said she had left a house she shared with McCartney in early 2001 after they had had a fight.

She says she then turned her phone off, and the next morning, she had received 25 messages on her phone, all of which appeared to have been listened to.

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With over 2,100 votes cast, a majority of THG readers thought Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show was at least "pretty good."

But Piers Morgan made it clear during an appearance on Chelsea Lately last night: do NOT count him in this group!

"That Super Bowl performance - it was like watching your mad drunken aunt at Christmas, wasn't it?" the CNN anchor said. "I keep reading all these celebrities tweeting like, 'Wasn't she awesome?' No she wasn't! She was gruesome!"

Morgan, of course, is not an unbiased observer.

He banned the singer from his show last year due to multiple disagreements and incidents, one of which apparently took place at a pub managed by Morgan's brother, which involved then-Madonna-husband Guy Ritchie.

"But at least I've found that I have one common ground with Madonna: neither of us have sung live at the Super Bowl," Morgan joked last night. "She was lip syncing the whole damn thing."

What did you think of Madonna's performance?

 

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America might have talent. But it no longer has Piers Morgan as a reality show judge.

“I’m leaving America’s Got Talent after 6 wonderful years,” Morgan Tweeted last night, following an announcement on his CNN talk show.“Turned out that juggling’s harder than it looks, so I’m going to focus on CNN.”

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Morgan went on to thank “NBC, Fremantle, and of course, my friend Simon Cowell, for giving me such a great opportunity. It’s been a blast.”

No word yet on who might replace this panelist, but first chime in: Will you miss Piers Morgan on America's Got Talent?

 

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Sean Penn channeled his inner Morgan Freeman this week.

The actor raised eyebrows by calling Tea Party members a bunch of racists, drawing a stinging rebuke from the national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots.

Penn referred to Tea Partiers as the “Get the N-Word Out of the White House Party” on Piers Morgan Tonight, saying its members want to "lynch" President Obama.

That sentiment and word choice did not sit well with many.

Said Mark Meckler, co-founder and national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots:

“I’m fairly certain that Sean Penn has never been to a tea party or met anyone who belongs to a local tea party. I’d be happy to sit down and speak with him if he’s ever interested in really speaking with one of us and learning what we are about instead of just slandering millions of his fellow American citizens with racist hatred."

"While protected by the 1st Amendment, this rhetoric has no place in reasonable discourse in America. Then again, no one ever accused Sean Penn of ‘reasonable discourse.’”

We know where Herman Cain stands on this, but what about you?

Is the Tea Party racist?

 

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Kelsey Grammer was a guest on Piers Morgan Tonight yesterday and spent a portion of the interview hyping his upcoming Starz drama, Boss, a portion talking about his acting career in general - and a significant amount of time bashing the heck out of ex-wife Camille Grammer.

"Camille asked for a divorce really almost the first day we were married," Kelsey told the CNN host. "If you say you want a divorce enough times, you're going to get one."

So why did it take 13 years and two children before this couple split? It's unclear, especially because the actor believes Camille "married me because I was Frasier." He says she only cared about getting famous. Therefore...

"[The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills] was my parting gift to her," Grammer said. "It was my way of saying, 'Look, you always wanted to be famous. Here you go.' "

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As a one-time witch, Christine O'Donnell should watch who she calls "creepy."

America's favorite ultraconservative princess/occult dabbler continues to make the media rounds to promote her new book, hitting Today this morning.

In response to questions about walking out on Piers Morgan earlier this week, she called out the CNN host and his line of "inappropriate" questioning.

According to O'Donnell, it was Piers' "very inappropriate, creepy line of questioning" that featured "sex questions that he would not ask of a man."

We disagree. If a male politician made railing against gay marriage and masturbating a centerpiece of his platform. Piers would probably bring it up.

Furthermore, Piers' questions all covered topics in her book Trouble Maker, which she was there to promote. She didn't like them, so she peaced out.

No, not on a broom.

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Former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell defended her decision to walk off Piers Morgan Tonight, but also responded with a good-natured Tweet after the host took a dig at her past as a witch.

“Ms O’Donnell wasn’t happy about me quizzing her re withcraft and sex. But really flipped at gay marriage Qs. Ripped mike and fled,” Piers said.

“My first ever walk-out in 25 years of interviews ... do you think Christine O’Donnell is going to put a witch’s curse on me now?”

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Piers then did the professional thing, inviting Christine back on his show to discuss the walk-off. But she respectfully declined on Twitter.

“Piers, thanks for the invite. Schedule is already packed, maybe another night. No hard feelings, you cheeky bugger,” she wrote.

And that's that.

The sorceress/politician told Fox News earlier today that she didn't come on CNN to speak about those hot button issues, and wanted to discuss other topics instead ... except that Piers wouldn't STFU about sex!

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