Piers Morgan, the British 'America's Got Talent' judge set to replace Larry King on CNN in January, has told Britain's the Daily Express that Madonna is banned from his new program. "She is so boring," Morgan told the newspaper. "She is too vegan for TV. We have Lady Gaga now so Madonna is banned from my show."
Well, it seems the Queen of Pop isn't exactly sweating Morgan's trash talk, as her publicist Liz Rosenberg told PopEater's Rob Shuter, "Madonna doesn't know who Piers Morgan is but she's a big fan of Lady Gaga."
The cutting remark came at a party in London, where Morgan was celebrating his new CNN gig. Morgan went on to say that he would prefer to interview President Barack Obama, Mel Gibson and Lindsay Lohan or "whoever is in the news who is relevant and current."
Interestingly, Her Madgesty, whose 2008-09 'Sticky & Sweet' world tour is the top-grossing by a solo artist in music history and who was recently named to Time Magazine's list of the 25 most powerful women of the last century -- one of only two signers on the list (the other is Aretha Franklin) and one of only nine still living -- isn't the only prominent media figure scratching their head over King's replacement.
Back in October, during an interview on 'Larry King Live' to talk about his "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear," 'Daily Show' host Jon Stewart mocked Morgan to a flabbergasted King, saying, "By the way, I think they've [CNN] made a brilliant choice by bringing in a British guy no one's ever heard of. When I'm thinking about floating a sinking ship, what do I want to bring on it: A guy that people are going to tune in and go, 'Who's that, and why is he speaking so funny?'"