Piers Morgan has taken a lot of heat for his generally less than spectacular TV ratings, but he has repeatedly reminded his critics that he is in it for the long haul and that a full year on the job is required for any worthwhile evaluation of his CNN takeover.
Tonight, he chats with someone at the opposite end of the popularity contest spectrum, Chelsea Handler. The author, E! personality, and live performer remains unstoppable, the current inarguable Queen of All Media. At one point, Morgan asks Handler – “How many times have you been properly in love?”
“That’s a good question, actually,” she replies, before revealing that the total number of relationships that belong in such a hallowed category is two. One of these, former E! programming chief Ted Harbert, is now a boss of Morgan’s via Time Warner’s recently announced partnership with Comcast.
“Is there anything you want me to say to him?” asks Morgan. “No!” Handler responds with a laugh. “I’ve said it all.” A nice touch tonight is the pair of vodka martinis served up for the host and interviewee.