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February 9th, 2012
04:43 PM ET

Only In America: Piers Morgan on the Beyoncé baby conspiracy theory

Putting on his "intrepid reporter hat," Piers Morgan delved into the “mother of all conspiracy theories”: did Beyoncé actually give birth, or, did the 16-time Grammy Award winner use a surrogate?

Just last month, Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed their first child, daughter Blue Ivy Carter. And earlier this week, the 30-year-old singer made her first public appearance since childbirth, attending her Hip-Hop husband's concert at Carnegie Hall. This, says Morgan, is what really energized the rumor mill: "She made one terrible mistake - she looked just too fabulous. So fabulous in fact, that a vast conspiracy theory has now been raging on the internet, that Beyonce faked her pregnancy."

Deeming Beyoncé's post-baby bump – or, lack thereof – a "massive scandal" that "must be investigated," Morgan dug deeper, only to realize how foolish he'd been: "You know what I said to myself? Don't be such a bloody idiot, Piers."

In the words of Morgan, Only in America:  "While I'm at, Elvis is dead, man did land on the moon, and no, there are not a bunch of horned extraterrestrial aliens running around Area 51."

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  1. Valerian

    Can this Be true? Hmm well well anything is very much possible*smh*

    February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Al Falfa

    I would like to hear how Piers responds to the following new story :

    LONDON (Reuters) – Paul McCartney's ex-wife said on Thursday she had not leaked a voicemail of the former Beatle begging her for forgiveness to CNN talk-show host Piers Morgan, saying the recording he has boasted of hearing had been illegally hacked.
    Morgan has consistently denied he authorised the use of phone-hacking in his days as a tabloid newspaper editor in Britain. He has not offered an explanation for how he came to hear the message left on Heather Mills' mobile phone.
    The accusation has dragged Morgan into a phone-hacking scandal which has damaged Rupert Murdoch's media empire and has had wide ramifications for the entire British press.
    Giving evidence to an inquiry into British media ethics, Mills said she had left a house she shared with McCartney in early 2001 after they had had a row and turned her phone off.
    The next morning she said she had received about 25 messages on her phone, all of which appeared to have been listened to, including one in which McCartney "sang a little ditty of one of his songs." She said she deleted the messages.
    Later that day, a reporter called her to say he had heard the couple had argued and that McCartney had left a message in which he sang to her. This, she told the inquiry, could only have come from her phone being hacked.
    The inquiry was told the unnamed reporter was a former employee from the Trinity Mirror Group though not from the Daily Mirror, one of the group's papers, which Morgan edited from 1995 to 2004.
    Asked if she had ever made a recording of McCartney's call or had played it to Morgan herself, Mills said: "Never."
    Mills, who married McCartney in 2002 and divorced six years later, said Morgan, "a man that has written nothing but awful things about me for years," would have relished telling the inquiry if she had played a personal voicemail message to him.
    Giving evidence in December, Morgan, who bragged about hearing the message in a newspaper column in 2006, refused to say who had played him the recorded message of the call, saying he was protecting a source.
    Morgan also edited the now defunct News of the World tabloid at the centre of the hacking scandal from 1994 to 1995, though his tenure was before the practice became rife. He has boasted that he knew about phone-hacking well before the scandal broke, but subsequently said he was referring to rumours.
    Morgan has written in his diaries about a "little trick" for eavesdropping on voicemails that he heard of as early as 2001.
    One former Mirror employer has told the inquiry hacking was widespread on the paper when Morgan was editor, and Trinity's chief executive has said some reporters might have secretly engaged in the practice.
    The phone hacking scandal shook Britain's police, who were accused of failing to investigate allegations that Murdoch's News of the World tabloid had hacked into the phones of thousands of people, including celebrities and murder victims to get stories.
    It was also an embarrassment for Prime Minister David Cameron, who had hired a former News of the World editor as his spokesman.
    (Editing by Andrew Heavens)

    February 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Alldatjas

    Dude, this article didn't say anything...still not convinced she didn't used a surrogate.

    February 10, 2012 at 2:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Muhibul

      If waterboarding is hiunmane, what is sending a missile from a drone into a building or having the Seals storm a compound and shoot everyone? Killing terrorists is more humane that waterboarding them? What happens if they didn't die immediately? I would chose waterboarding.

      March 4, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Dianne Morris

    It's odd that when we have no quarrel with someone we say"..he told me..." or "...he said..." but when we don't like someone we say he "boasted" or he "bragged". Those journalists covering the story should be reminded that colorful words have no place in journalism. Editorialize if you wish but separate that from bona fide reporting. The phrase "yellow journalism" comes to mind as does the two uses of hack,r one of which relates to the act of hacking and the other to the writer who doesn't know or who ignores the difference. To those who used boast instead of said: you are hackers.

    February 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. pierce is disrespectful and interrupts his guests...an embarassment to the us. send him home.. go back home. we dont want it here.

    go home

    February 11, 2012 at 1:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Joan

    They just posted beautiful baby pictures and she looks just like her mother. She is a gorgeous little baby and they are so proud of her. Many mothers look pretty good after a month especially if you have all the advantages of Beyonce. I think it is their baby, she gave birth and that some horrible trolls are spewing hateful gossip. Shame on you all.

    February 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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