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The latest edition of Piers Morgan's weekly diary as published in the U.K.'s "Daily Mail" is out. Titled "When it comes to narcissism," tweeted Gary Lineker, "you sir are in a league of your own," Morgan begins by addressing his late-night look-alike, Taran Killam:
"The most popular comedy show in American history is 'Saturday Night Live' – which airs, as you might expect, live every Saturday night. All the big comics clamour to be on it, and then ridicule people in the news. To my delight, yet also mild consternation, I was the subject of a six-minute ‘tribute’ this week, in which one of their regular team dressed up like me, in a set done up exactly like my studio, and interviewed stars like Madonna and rapper Nicki Minaj. They say that good impressionists always capture a celebrity’s mannerisms perfectly, even if the voice isn’t spot on. So I watched keenly as the fake Piers asked Madonna in a rapid-fire high-pitched staccato: ‘Who, what, where, when, why..?’ Then prefaced another question with a squealing, ‘Wit… wit… wit… wit…wit… wit…’ ‘How absurd,’ I laughed to my staff this morning. ‘Sounded nothing like me.’ There was a long, uncomfortable silence, eventually broken by a thoroughly disloyal cacophony of giggles."
Morgan's newest entry goes on to address his disdain for Valentine's Day, as well as a recent Twitter feud with British footballer Gary Lineker. However, there is neither disdain, nor a feud, with fellow countryman Ricky Gervais, a guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight" last Thursday:
"I was working in my CNN New York office this afternoon when a familiar figure burst in, unannounced. ‘Piers Morgan!’ he roared. ‘Ricky Gervais!’ I roared back. I could see all the Americans sitting outside thinking: ‘These Brits all talk to each other like they’re in Braveheart.’ Ricky looks absurdly healthy these days. ‘I used to rely on you as the standard-bearer of chubby, beer-swilling TV stars,’ I moaned. ‘Now you’ve gone all Hollywood on me, you vain git.’ ‘Sorry,’ he chuckled. ‘Very selfish of me, I know. But it’s not for vanity reasons, it’s for my health.’ We both considered this statement for a second or two, then collapsed laughing. ‘Well, what it really means is that I can still drink a load of beer after my workouts, and not be as fat as I used to be.’"
For more of Morgan's musings, read the entire diary entry here.