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Chelsea Handler to Piers Morgan: ‘You’re a Terrible Interviewer’

chelsea piersLate night talk show host Chelsea Handler continued her book tour last night on soon to be ex-CNN host Piers Morgan‘s show, and had some pointed criticism for his non-stop tweeting.

“You can’t even pay attention for 60 seconds…you’re a terrible interviewer,” Handler said, criticizing Morgan for tweeting during the commercial break instead of interacting with his guest.

“You just weren’t keeping my attention,” Morgan responded. “That’s not my problem…this is your show, you have to pay attention to the guest you invited on your show.”

“Maybe that’s why you’re job is coming to and end,” Handler added as Morgan laughed. “I like you when you’re being nasty,” he said.

On CNN’s end, they seem to be taking the bashing of Morgan—and his show ending—in stride.

Handler’s interviewing 101 lesson for Morgan after the jump.

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Newsers Prep for TIME 100 Gala

The TIME 100 gala is tonight at Time Warner Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. The annual list celebrates those the magazine has deemed the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Among them Matt Lauer who will be in attendance tonight. Other tvnewsers scheduled to attend: Ann Curry, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Ann Coulter, Arianna Huffington, Willie Geist, Jane Pauley, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Ayman Mohyeldin. They’ll be rubbing shoulders with the likes of honorees Chelsea HandlerKristen Wiig, Jeremy Lin, and Victor Cruz. And we’ll let you know if attendee Greta Van Susteren will have a chance to chat with comedian and honoree Louis C.K., considering their stormy past.

FishbowlNY will be on the red carpet so look for a report tomorrow.

(Photo: Gillian Laub for TIME)

Katie Couric Hosts Year End Special on ABC

Barbara Walters has her year-end “Most Fascinating People” special set for Wednesday, Dec. 14. Now another ABCer will host a lookback special called “The Year with Katie Couric” and it will air the following night, Thursday, Dec. 15.

ABC News and People magazine are collaborating for the two-hour special. ABC says Couric’s reports will cover everything from fashion to law, and include interviews with newsmakers, celebrities and other guests “who have a uniquely humorous take on the past year’s top stories,” including (above) E!/NBC’s Chelsea Handler.

(Photo: ABC / Donna Svennevik)

Katie Couric pens first book — with a little help from her friends

NYT’s Bill Carter talks with CBS’ Katie Couric about her first book — a compilation of essays and commentary from everyone from her former “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer, to comedian Chelsea Handler, to the New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez.

“I don’t really consider this my book,” Couric tells Carter. “It’s a collection, and I’m sort of the overseer.”

At the same time she continued to express passion for her work on “The CBS Evening News,” which has been a subject of considerable speculation in the news media because her current contract with the network ends so soon, on June 4.

Ms. Couric said that she was aware of the short timetable, and that “obviously I’m going to have to figure out what’s ahead.” But for the moment, she said, she is continuing to “focus on doing the best job I can on the ‘Evening News,’ ” adding, “There is nothing to tell right now” about any future moves.

All profits from the book, “The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives” which comes out April 12, will be donated to the Scholarship America charity.

Correspondents’ Dinner: Jake Tapper Honored

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Outgoing and incoming hosts of ABC’s “This Week” George Stephanopoulos and Christiane Amanpour.

ABC News president David Westin toasted Jake Tapper last night as the ABC News White House correspondent was honored with the Merriman Smith Award for presidential news coverage at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

As it was held in the room next to CBS’s cocktail reception, many of the celeb guests including Zach Galifianakis and Chelsea Handler jumped between parties.

Christiane Amanpour, who signed off CNN Friday night, was a guest of her new network ABC. George Stephanopoulos tells TVNewser the picture we snapped (above) is the first taken of the former and future hosts of the show.

This was GMA co-anchor Robin Roberts‘s first White House Correspondents dinner. We spotted her chatting with Sen. Scott Brown and his wife, local TV anchor Gail Huff. Other ABC Newsers in attendance: Martin Bashir, Cynthia McFadden, John Donvan, Chris Bury, and Jonathan Karl.

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ABC’s Martha Raddatz, ABC News Pres. David Westin and Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow.

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Correspondents’ Dinner: Who’s Funnier Betty White or Rahm Emanuel?

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Katie Couric and her special guest Betty White at the CBS cocktail party ahead of the Correspondents’ Dinner.

Katie Couric arrived with two multi-generational funny ladies for tonight’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner: Chelsea Handler and Betty White. Handler, author of “Are you There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea,” asked Evening News E.P. Rick Kaplan if he was taking drink orders — she found the bar all on her own. (We spotted FishbowlDC’s Betsy Rothstein chatting up Chelsea, so look for that interview later on FBDC).

Dave Price got his picture taken with White, thanks to D.C. colleague, White House Correspondent Chip Reid and his Blackberry.

Other CBS Newsers we spotted: Rita Braver, Anthony Mason, Bob Orr, and execs Sean McManus, David Friedman, and Friedman pere, Paul, talent exec Barbara Fedida nd DC Bureau Chief Chris Isham.

CBS News contributor Ayla Brown along with her dad Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), and her mom and sister made the rounds at the CBS fete.

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) rounded out the politico showing.

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