Screen Junkies » Piers Morgan http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:15:31 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 CNN Might Feature Some Non-News Shows To Boost Its Lousy News-y Ratings http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/cnn-might-feature-some-non-news-shows-to-boost-its-lousy-news-y-ratings/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/cnn-might-feature-some-non-news-shows-to-boost-its-lousy-news-y-ratings/#comments Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:24:15 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250323 I don't watch news, and I don't watch reality TV, so whatever CNN does here won't get me to watch.

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Follow the money.

That’s a nebulous business heuristic that I just made up, but that won’t stop CNN from doing exactly that, as they are currently entertaining the idea of doing non-news shows in order to boost their ratings.

CNN, once the cable news leader, has hit 20-year lows, causing them to scoop up cable stalwart and rugged world traveler Anthony Bourdain. And with that signing, the floodgates are apparently open.

The network is calling the pursued programming “non-fiction,” which sounds all classy until you realize that Toddlers and Tiaras is technically non-fiction, and that any channel that hires Piers Morgan to be the de facto face of the station probably can’t be presumed to do any better than that.

America’s Next Top Pundit!!!

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Piers Morgan Really Misses Patrice O’Neal http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/piers-morgan-really-misses-patrice-oneal/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/piers-morgan-really-misses-patrice-oneal/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:03:14 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=238354 She seemed like a nice lady.

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Piers Morgan is really broken up about the death of comedian Patrice O’Neal. While interviewing Dane Cook last night he acknowledged that “it’s been a sad day for comedy.” He went on to comment that O’Neal was very funny before dropping a bombshell that could only come from CNN. I hope you’re sitting down.

Patrice O’Neal was actually a woman.

Before jumping to a clip of the late seemingly-male comic, Morgan provided some background. “She died of a stroke today. I want to take a quick look at Patrice on Jimmy Fallon, to remind everyone just how funny she was.”

Wow. She really hid her secret well. (Gawker)

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