Piers Morgan to Chelsea Handler: “Either you’ve had plastic surgery or a makeover”

Piers Morgan was on Chelsea Handler’s show last night, to promote the second anniversary of his own CNN show. I’ve watched the clip that’s available online a couple of times now and I can’t decide if Chelsea and Piers really hate each other and if she’s super annoyed with him, or if they’re just volleying off of each other and it’s all in good fun. Maybe the answer is somewhere in between – they do hate each other and they’re talking smack, but that’s their job too so they’re playing it up. It also strikes me that Chelsea can dish it out but that she can’t take it, because once Piers started turning her own schtick back on her she got bristly, but again it’s hard to tell – she’s always like that. Here’s more, thanks to The Daily Mail for transcribing the good parts:

Appearing as a guest on Chelsea Lately, Piers spent his entire slot poking fun at the rival host, who ended up losing her cool and telling him: ‘You can suck my a**.’

The 47-year-old former newspaper editor had barely sat down in his chair before the insults started flying, proving just how much rivalry there is between two hosts.

As soon as he took his seat, the acerbic blonde presenter asked him: ‘What are you looking at?’

Piers replied with a rather back-handed compliment: ‘Either you’ve had plastic surgery or a makeover as you look really hot today.’

Clearly not impressed with his cheeky comment, the 37-year-old replied: ‘You are so annoying, you are so obnoxious and you wonder why everyone hates you.’

‘I specifically covered up so you couldn’t look at me and undress me with your molester eyes,’ she added, contributing to the escalating banter between the pair.

Not wanting to let Chelsea get the better of him, Piers hit back straight away, saying; ‘Normally when I come on the show you are really hungover in a really unprofessional way.’

After making the allegation, he turned to the audience and added to the insult: ‘She’s like a bad boomerang, you chuck her away and she just sucks back in,’ he said.

Perhaps trying to steer the conversation into more professional territory, the US host reminded him that he had been a guest on the show a year ago.

‘You interviewed me last year on my first anniversary and it just proves one thing….’said Piers.

Interrupting him, Chelsea said: ‘Let me guess, that you’re a better interviewer than I am?’

When a chuckling Piers agreed that that’s where he was going, a fuming Chelsea fired back: ‘I don’t pretend to be a great interviewer, I don’t even pretend to be good at my job.’

‘That’s clearly apparent today but I can help you,’ responded a smirking Piers.

Losing her cool and clearly rising to her guest’s bait, the host simply responded: ‘Suck my a**.’

Laughing out loud, the Brit then asked her again if she’d had any work done, annoying her further: ‘Are you sure you haven’t had any surgery? Seriously?’ he asked.

When Chelsea then announced that she was trying to keep herself together, Piers got out a pretend violin and played it to the audience.

‘Poor multi-millionairess Chelsea, whining about her life again,’ he said.

[From The Daily Mail]

Maybe Chelsea really did get her feathers ruffled, but given how bitchy she usually is it wasn’t that obvious. I hate to give her too much credit, but she held it together well, I thought. I kind of like how she admitted she does a half-ass job. Again, Piers wasn’t saying anything to Chelsea that she doesn’t say to her guests. She’ll come right out with the same kind of barbs against whomever she’s interviewing so he was probably turning the tables to see how she’d handle it. I guess the outcome was predictable. It’s not like she was going to say “thank you” and be nice to him.

As a commenter on The Daily Mail mentioned, “She’s mean. He’s an a$$. Two wrongs don’t make it right.” It makes it somewhat entertaining, though.

Anyway here’s the clip. If you’re not in the US you can watch it on The Daily Mail:

Chelsea is shown at the premiere of Movie 43 on 1-23-13. Credit: WENN.com

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  1. Zigggy says:

    They’re both obnoxious.

    • pamspam says:

      Yep. I actually like Chelsea, but I can totally understand why people might not enjoy her. Piers isn’t an idiot, but he’s not nearly as bright as he thinks he is.

    • FassDaActor says:

      I agree. They are booth obnoxious. One tries to disguise it with ‘comedy’. They’re definitely friends.

  2. Mari says:

    Looks to be all in “good fun” to me. I have certain “friends” I guess you would call them, that all we do is throw barbs at eachother. No intellectually stimulating conversations, no group hugs, just barbs. We don’t hate eachother, it’s just how our relationship is. And none of it is intended to break the skin.

    • Tiffany says:

      I agree. I think this exchange was them just busting each other’s balls.

      And I dont’ think she has had surgery. She actually looks pretty free of fillers, and the lines on her forehead make me think she isn’t even botoxing (which is like step 1 of cosmetic tweeking).

  3. diva says:

    I can’t stand either one of them but I LOVE that he said all that to her. She’s gross.

    • Toot says:


      • alc says:

        Agree!!! I think she is so gross and inappropriate, kind of like a kid in grade five trying out cursing for the first time and not knowing when to stop. She should have stopped long ago.

    • Kat says:

      Totally agree. She’s just the worst. I cannot stand her or her horrible show. Piers isn’t much better.

  4. soxfan says:

    IDGAF-I like her show.

  5. rtms says:

    Well her ratings are better than his are so that’s one thing in her favor.

  6. Aud says:

    She’s 37? I thought she was way over 40

  7. Claudia says:

    It was fake. I don’t know about piers but chelsea has done the whole pretend-I’m-genuinely-pissed-and-offended bit before. At least on other talk shows, I don’t watch her show.

  8. Emily says:

    When will the episode (with full interview) air?

  9. littlestar says:

    I actually though Piers Morgan was much better at the come backs than Chelsea Handler was. He may be an *ss, but he sure is pretty witty. Chelsea on the other hand, not so much. Suck my *ss? Really? I think she can do better than that.

  10. NK says:

    i think they are supposedly friends – she’s been a guest on his show and he on hers several times. she hosted (i guess?) and interviewed him on his own show for his anniversary and this just seems to be how their relationship works. every time they just give each other jab after jab. i think it’s amusing and nice to see both of them get back what they give out.

  11. GoodCapon says:

    I don’t know much about Chelsea but Piers is really an a$$. On Twitter at least. His favorite pastime is to taunt the Premier League footballers and, when they do fight back, prefer to call them out on their grammar instead of actually making a decent retort.

    Fortunately the footballers know how to dish it, and from time to time Piers gets to see his a$$ handed back to him (which is always fun to see).

  12. HappyJoyJoy says:

    She’s usually a big ass&@#* to who ever she’s interviewing. I’m glad he turned the tables on her.

  13. MrsBPitt says:

    um…I thought comedians were supposed to be witty and quick….suck my a**…really Chelsea…something a 14 year old might say…yeah, she soooo funny (rolling my eyes)

  14. V4Real says:

    At least she asks celebs questions that other interviewers and talk show hosts are afraid to ask. They don’t want to offend the star because they may not return to do their show again.

    As some of us know most talk shows have to prepare the questions in advance so the celebs already know what they are going to be asked. I don’t think Chelsea does that and I like that about her. If a celeb is offended by the questions then they shouldn’t be a guest on her show.

  15. Jayna says:

    That’s just her personality. She was on the Kathy Griffin show last week and
    Christopher Noth was on with Chelsea as guests. OMG, Christoper Noth was hysterical. He was so drunk and kept drinking during the show and was such a bad boy on the show. It made me love him even more. Chelsea acted appalled by him and kept doing her dry humor and putdowns to him like he annoys her, but it’s just her way.

    I was looking at Chelsea thinking she really did something to her face, but in a good way. She looks refreshed and younger.

  16. Thiajoka says:

    She always looks like she hasn’t had enough sleep.

  17. Dawn says:

    I liked her back in the day when she was just doing her own thing on the internet but once she started doing the guy at E! and he gave her this show she changed and now is not so very funny. And I know drinking lots of booze ages one, I can’t believe that is 37 either. She is no longer very interesting or very funny, just vulgar.

  18. d says:

    I think she botoxed between her brows at least.
    Can’t stand her brand of humour, but I’m not really a fan of Piers either. I do like that he put a smackdown on her, real or fake.

  19. truthful says:

    she is def not my cup of tea, I never could see the Aniston connection..

    she is so damn crude, rude and crass and hard looking.

  20. Veruca says:

    I’ve never noticed how much she looks like the monster under the stairs in Creepshow.

    The resemblance is uncanny.

    Piers IS an ass, but at least he’s not vile trash. The panel of comedians she has can be very funny. She’s simply mean.

  21. sunnyinseattle says:

    So many celebrities have that big vein down the middle of their forehead. I don’t see that on average people ever. I’m guessing it is a side effect of some sort of plastic surgery? Odd…. 😉

  22. Holden says:

    Sounds like a predetermined schtick to me.

  23. lisa2 says:

    So she can dish it but can’t take it. Love how forever she talked about tabloid stories regarding other celebs as the Absolute truth, but when they printed crap about her she was quick to scream how they are making up stuff. Just like the women on the view.. when there are stories about them and their personal lives they get all in a huff but everyone else is fair game.

    ugh these two faced people.

    I truly can’t stand her.

  24. JPC says:

    Can we send this British bitch back home, please?

  25. Kloops says:

    This is just her shtick. I don’t believe for one second there was any true hostility behind it. I watch her (and really like After Lately) but she is by far the weakest link. I like that she supports female comics.

  26. Susie Q says:

    Piers Morgan is a dick! Can you expect anything less when he brown noses nobodies like Paris Hilton? I make sure my tv doesn’t even land on his show when I’m surfing channels in case it registers somewhere that I’m watching it. I know it doesn’t but I do the same thing with Two and a Half Men.

  27. Shannon says:

    She NEEDS surgery and a makeover. Her face is a mess and her style sucks. I hate her clothes.
    Maybe she should take what Piers said as a suggestion. Do something with your nasty self.

  28. GirlyGirl says:

    Who does Chelsea Handler have pictures of?

    Blackmail is the only way I can explain her career.

  29. Chordy says:

    If it was anyone but Chelsea Handler, I would rake this dude over the coals for commenting on her looks in that manner, but considering how often Chelsea does the exact same thing to guests, I can’t muster the outrage.

  30. Paloma says:

    Nice to see the tramp being given her own medicine.

    By the way, she might treat all her guests this way except in different degrees; what about Aniston ?Chelsea does nothing but brown nose her.

  31. blonde on the dock says:

    He’s 47! I thought he was much older. Never really liked him until he came out so strong on gun control. I liked that he stood his ground. Sometimes he’s a touch too opininated though.

  32. Maritza says:

    These two are friends, you can tell there is no hatred between them just good fun to make the interview interesting. I doubt very much she would interview someone she hates.

  33. tabasco says:

    These two are made for each other.

  34. KellyinSeattle says:

    He should’ve added, “and you’re a bitch”

  35. Hannah says:

    How do you suck an ass?

  36. Stacia says:

    Was she an alcoholic? That would explain why she looks way over 50 and not 37.

  37. rightgrrl says:

    please…this woman has been saying she’s 36 or 37 for how many years now? if i had to guess i’d say she probably at least in her mid 40s. (not that that is even that old, but she strikes me as someone that has drank/smoked/tanned her youthful looks away)

    and seriously, does her makeup artist hate her, or what?

    • jwoolman says:

      No, I remember a few years ago she was saying she was 33, so 37 makes sense now. She is the youngest of a bunch of kids and has had siblings and children of siblings on the show, the ages seem reasonable. I don’t think she lies about her age- besides, how can you nowadays? She talks about her childhood enough that anybody could check where she lived and went to school and was born (she’s from New Jersey). I do suspect her boozing has had an effect, but she does a lot less of that nowadays and says she needs a lot of sleep so I guess she’s not such a party animal now. I think she’s not so much into looking like a model or a twentysomething, so she looks more like a normal thirtysomething than we’re used to seeing on tv. When she broke up with her “silver fox”, I love that she got a real dog (not a purse pooch). Chunk the Dog is big, German Shepherd size.

  38. Loulou says:

    She’s styling herself remotely like Claudia Schiffer who her boyfriend I think used to date…

  39. Nicole Ocean says:

    I can’t stand either one of them.

  40. mememe says:

    He makes my skin crawl and she’s a tacky piece of work.

  41. Photo JoJo says:

    She’s only 37?!?!

  42. Tommy says:

    I actually think Chelsea’s pretty funnier–definitely funnier than most of her late night contemporaries.

  43. Chelsea's handler says:

    ‘You are so annoying, you are so obnoxious and you wonder why everyone hates you’

    Love it. It’s the one size fits all insult. I’m adding it to my repertoire.

  44. Penguin says:

    I think that’s jst his Schtick. In his interview with Katie price, he told her she was “no spring chicken at 31” & ribbed her mercilessly throughout the interview but in her biography she listed him as one of her good friends.

  45. msjen# says:

    Shes like a 45 year old pretending to be an 16 yr. Old interviewing. Annoying. She was WAY funnier being a pranker. And Hes 100 times better.

  46. Ryan says:

    I think she must be drunk every time she dresses herself.

  47. GByeGirl says:

    I’d think that most of the commenters on here would love Chelsea. The bitchiness is tres magnifique…

  48. Twez says:

    If she’s had plastic surgery, she needs to get her money back.

  49. Janet says:

    37 my azz, look at that raddled face. She’s 50 if she’s a day.