Kelsey Grammer Walks Off Piers Morgan's Show Because Suddenly He Has Integrity

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Kelsey GrammerSomething unusual happened between Kelsey Grammer and CNN's Piers Morgan on Wednesday night. Grammer was scheduled to appear on Morgan's show but before things even got started, he suddenly shut down the interview. The talk show host took to Twitter to share his confusion about Grammer's dramatic exit, writing, "Kelsey Grammer was supposed to be on my show now but ran out of the building. Strange."

As it turns out, Grammer may have had a very good reason for removing himself from the premises. According to reports, Morgan seriously crossed the line before the show got underway, to the point where Grammer had no choice but to escape.

As Grammer's rep said, "Piers needs to take responsibility for what he did to Kelsey. It's called accountability." I agree. Morgan's actions were absolutely horrifying, and I wouldn't be surprised if this whole thing turns into a giant lawsuit.

Take a look at the utterly shocking image Morgan flashed as the show opened:


Heh. Okay, so I have no idea if that's the exact image Morgan showed, but he did put up a photo of Camille Grammer, Kelsey's ex-wife. Here's what Morgan said about it:

So, Kelsey Grammer saw a photo of his ex wife Camille in the open to our show and legged it. Extraordinary. Never had this happen before.

Morgan went on to say,

I had a very friendly chat with Kelsey backstage. He said he was really looking forward to the interview. Weird ... I like Kelsey Grammer personally, but this was a shockingly unprofessional thing to do. I wasn't even going to mention his ex-wife!

Maybe it was a picture of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star rolling around naked in the $30 million she reportedly got from Kelsey in their contentious divorce settlement? Hey, that's gotta hurt.

Whatever it was, the whole thing makes them both look bad. Piers Morgan comes off like a dirt-digging gossipmonger, because surely Kelsey was there to promote his Starz show Boss and had no plans to chat about his ex-wife -- plus, if the photo was of the two of them in happier times, he may have felt like it was disrespectful to his new bride Kayte White. On the other hand, Kelsey's actions make him look like he has something to hide or, at the very least, like he's too hot-headed to brush off a reference to his past.

I mean, come on, the guy had one of the ugliest divorces in Hollywood history, and he's still taking public potshots at his ex. In fact, he bashed her again just last month on Oprah's Next Chapter, saying that she owed her fame to him. Why would he be remotely surprised that Morgan may have hoped to get a few more nasty comments out of him on his own show?

It'd be one thing if Kelsey had taken the high road all this time, but it's a little ridiculous to act all offended now. Don't want to talk about your personal life? Set the precedent early. Don't go on a show like PIERS MORGAN'S. Otherwise, man up and don't run crying from a photo, you giant bearded wimp.

What do you think about this? Do you think Grammer acted silly, or was he justified in leaving the show?

Image via The Drama League/Flickr

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nonmember avatar meghan

There is something seriously wrong with Kelsey Grammer.

Serpe... SerpentsKiss

Kelsey Grammer is an asshole.

Flori... Floridamom96

Seeing as how we have no idea what caused him to leave we can't really say whether we agree with him or not.

AuntErma AuntErma

He was there to promote his show, not to talk about his past.  Just because they are tv stars doesn't give people the right to be rude and intrusive.

EmmaF... EmmaFromEire

Either way, Piers Morgan is a wart on the ass of the earth. Kelsey wanted publicity, but frankly i'm with him on the decision to just leave. And ''too hot headed''? How would you like it if you were constantly asked about your ex wife? There's a reason they're no longer married....

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

I'd be pissed too... if I were there to talk about a new show and they start by flashing images of my ex? Yeah- I'd be leaving and not giving them any of my time.

melad... meladyvee

I agree with this article 110%. I used to be a big fan of Kelsey Grammer's but the way he's repeatedly bad-mouthed his ex in recent years has turned me off.

zandh... zandhmom2

Since I wasn't there, I don't know why Kelsey Grammer left but I do know that Piers Morgan is a horribly rude interviewer at times and I won't watch his show because of it.

nonmember avatar Guest

Maybe if Kelsey didnt keep commenting on his ex sometimes unsolicited people wouldnt keep asking him about her. I used to be a fan but over the last few yrs he comes off like this skeevy old man.

CPN322 CPN322

Why can't the man just put his big boy pants on, say "I do not wish to comment any futher on my first wife" and then proceed with the interview? If Piers Morgan continued to push, all he has to do is continue to say "I have no comment". They can't spend the whole show like that, he would be forced to move on. I think it would have been hilarious if he had said he didn't want to talk about it and then sat there silently until Piers moved on to another subject. There are actually many ways he could have handled this differently and come out on top. Hell, he could get up and walk over to the audience and ask them if they had any relevant questions for him.

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