Piers Morgan Lashes Out At Fellow 'America's Got Talent' Judge Howie Mandel: 'I Want To Kill Him'

By Access Hollywood
|  Thursday, May 26, 2011  |  Updated 8:22 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Piers Morgan Lashes Out At Fellow 'America's Got Talent' Judge Howie Mandel: 'I Want To Kill Him'

AP

Piers Morgan says Howie Mandel is "annoying."

Piers Morgan is gearing up for the exciting Tuesday night return of his hit NBC show, "America's Got Talent" (alongside judge Sharon Osbourne and co-host/new dad Nick Cannon), but the veteran host says there's one person he's not looking to sharing the screen with – fellow judge Howie Mandel.

"I actually want to torture and dismember [Howie]. He is, without a doubt, the most annoying man in the history of planet earth," Piers told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Thursday's Access Hollywood Live of the former "Deal Or No Deal" host. "He does things like, we had these six giant human dancing gnomes on the show — which I hated --most annoying act I've ever seen. And of course, I go and try to grab an hour's sleep in between the two shows, and next thing I know, there's a bang at the door and there's Mandel with the six giant gnomes.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: From Tabloids To Primetime: Piers Morgan

"[They] run into my dressing room, flatten me on the floor, and begin dancing on my head," he added.

And the tricks didn't stop there!

VIEW THE PHOTOS: The Verdict Is In! Judges Of Reality Television

"The next day we went to Atlanta," Piers continued. "I try to come out of my dressing room… I can't. There's a soda can dispensing machine rammed against my door. Next thing I know, a large pipe is inserted under the door and a foul smelling yellow pungent gas is emitted. This is what this man is like!"

"I like this! I like this friendly banter – it's good," Kit laughed about Piers' continued his rant over Howie.

"I want to kill him," Piers retorted. "It's not friendly."

VIEW THE PHOTOS: From 'Drumline' To 'America's Got Talent': Hot Shots Of Nick Cannon

Howie isn't the only celeb on Piers' naughty list – the CNN host recently banned Hugh Grant from his talk show after the former "Notting Hill" actor criticized British tabloid newspapers.

"[Hugh] announced last week that he wanted all British popular newspapers to be banned. I used to edit two of these newspapers, so I decided to retaliate," Piers explained referring to his time at The News of The World and The Mirror, British tabloids. "So Hugh Grant is now banned worldwide from my CNN show in perpetuity for life. That's it. Gone."

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Hugh Grant

While Hugh may not be welcome, Piers said he would gladly accept Arnold Schwarzenegger as a guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight" if the embattled former California Governor wished to publicly apologize for his recently revealed infidelity and siring of a love child.

"I have interviewed him before for GQ magazine a couple of years ago, and he was a fantastic interview — this was before recent events," Piers revealed. "It's like Tiger Woods — death by a thousand cuts. You leave these things, and more and more stuff comes out… He's made a catastrophic error here and it's had big repercussions. I happen to still like the guy, and he's been very good to me and if he wanted to do a mea culpa on my show, I would recommend him to do that.

"There's a power of being honest and open about these things," he added."

Catch "America's Got Talent" Season 6 premiere on Tuesday at 8 PM on NBC.

Copyright 2011 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Related Content from AccessHollywood.com:

PLAY IT NOW: Access Hollywood Live: Piers Morgan's Scandal Advice For Arnold Schwarzenegger
PLAY IT NOW: Who Is Driving Piers Morgan Crazy On 'America's Got Talent'?

More from Access: [ Piers Morgan Howie Mandel America's Got Talent ]

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
NBC4's Camp4Kids
NBC4 launched Camp4Kids in 1993,... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out