Piers Morgan Will Not Talk to Howie Mandel or Madonna


For those of you clamoring to see Madonna on Piers Morgan's new CNN talk show, well, you'll just have to wait. Morgan has banned Madonna from ever gracing his talk-show stage. Who else is on his blacklist? Fellow America's Got Talent judge Howie Mandel, whom Morgan finds "too irritating" — and Paul McCartney's ex Heather Mills. Morgan introduced the now-divorced pair. "I realized 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.'" Keith Olbermann is banned "just because it would really annoy him," as is Cherie Blair, the wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair. And about Madonna? Well, she's "too vegan for TV." [HR]