Piers Morgan bans Madonna from TV shows

Queen of Pop doesn't seem too bothered

Thu 29 Mar 2012

Queen of Pop doesn't seem too bothered

Ex-newspaper editor-turned-TV-personality Piers Morgan has banned Madonna from his TV shows. Pity is, the most famous woman in the world doesn't seem to be too bothered. 

For one day only, Madonna took to Twitter to answer her fans' questions. Piers grabbed the opportunity to stick the knife in, tweeting: "Welcome to Twitter @MadonnaMDNAday -- you're still banned from my show. Love Piers x." 

Madonna didn't dignify the message with a reply, but her manager Guy Oseary responded with a link to a letter in which Morgan formally invited the Hung Up singer to appear on his interview show. Cringe. 

"Piers Morgan is delighted to invite Madonna to be a special guest for his LA recording of his UK chat show -- where she would be welcome to promote her new film and forthcoming album release (and perform two numbers)," the letter read, clearly contradicting Piers' so-called ban. 

The interviewer then tweeted: "Madonna's only been banned from my #CNN show @guyoseary - not my UK show, which sent that invite. But I'm now banning her from that too."

Piers Morgan has had a grudge against Madge for some time, though it's not clearly why. In a January 2011 interview with Access Hollywood, he called the singer "boring" and vowed never to have her as a guest on his show.

"There was a bread roll throwing incident in London in the mid '90s," he explained on the TV show. "There was an incident at a hotel in the south of France (at) the Cannes Film Festival involving a photographer and a bodyguard; there's been an incident involving a pub owned by her [ex] husband, Guy Ritchie, where my brother was the manager."

According to Morgan, Madonna also announced the story of her pregnancy to a rival newspaper when he was editor. 

Sour grapes, Piers? 

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