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Chelsea Handler schools Piers Morgan on how to give a painfully awkward interview

Posted by Rachel Raczka  March 12, 2014 11:16 AM

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Comedian Chelsea Handler appeared on CNN's "Piers Morgan Live" Monday where she verbally slammed the host for his "nonsense."

The interview started out innocently enough -- "How do you spend your life when you're not working?" asked Morgan -- but quickly went awry when he alluded that Handler's current week was actually a break from her professional life.

"I am working this week.... I have to come here and tolerate this nonsense."

She continued: "I'm going to do a book signing at Target in Westwood, and then I go on the road every weekend and perform live stand-up comedy... I'm a workhorse. I'm a workaholic."

To which Morgan logically replied: "You tweet very amusingly."

"I wish you did," Handler shot back. "I mean, in the middle of the commercial break, I want your viewers to know, I mean, they must know because they're probably following you on Twitter. I mean, you can't even pay attention for 60 seconds. You're a terrible interviewer."

According to the NY Daily News, Handler was angry that Morgan decided to tweet during a commercial break rather than engaging with her.

The "Chelsea Lately" host continued to critique Morgan for his interviewing skills, ending with: "Maybe that's why your job is coming to an end."

"Piers Morgan Live" was canceled in late February and is due to be pulled from the air sometime this month.

Naturally, Morgan continued the fight on Twitter -- where all great celebrity feuds go to be retweeted in infamy -- where he spoke out on the situation and its subsequent buzz:

Now can someone please make a laugh track entitled: "forced, elongated Piers Morgan giggles" and send it to me? K, thanks.

H/t Jezebel

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