Lily Allen won a lot of hearts with empowering hits as “Smile” and “Fuck You,” which basically tell it like it is to the men who have hurt her. Now, it seems, she’s found a new target for her fury, British broadcaster Piers Morgan.
Don’t know who Morgan is? You’re not alone. The often scandalous and smarmy journalist has a list of celeb feuds that stretches to the likes of Madonna, who he tried to cause a stir with by banning her from his show earlier this year and calling her “Too vegan for TV.”
I suppose, then, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Allen has no interest in participating in a taping of the series “Piers Morgan’s Life Stories,” despite the fact that Morgan has admitted Allen is one of his dream guests. The show has nonetheless garnered huge ratings with previous guests, but the only way Allen says she’ll go on the show is if Morgan donates $1.5 million to a charity to help bereaved parents who have lost their children.
She recently Tweeted to Morgan, “I don’t need to enhance my career Piers, the only way I would justify coming on your show would be to give money to a charity. A charity that helps women to overcome the kind of grief that I have had to experience. I’d do it for a million for SANDS. Money, mouth?”
She added, “Those are my terms. I’ve got no interest in coming on your show, you’ve been asking me for years.”
The host of America’s Got Talent agreed to donate an undisclosed five-figure sum to the charity in exchange for an interview with Allen, saying, “I will get ITV to make substantial five-figure donation to your charity for the interview. Think about it.”
However five-figures is no $1.5 mill, and Allen is sticking to her guns with the simple response of, “No.”
It’s not the first time that Allen has stood up for a worthy cause, and she has quite a green side to her too. Previously she has worked to save the rainforest, support animal rescues, and promote solar power.
I’m siding with Allen here, cough up the money Morgan!