Simon Cowell Says He Brokered Morgan CNN Deal

By Andrew Gauthier 

Extra

“[Morgan] was under contract to us on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ so he called me and we helped sort of broker the deal,” Cowell said. “I knew about this weeks ago.”

No official word on whether Morgan is taking over the vacating veteran newsman Larry King‘s spot, but Cowell is confident in Morgan’s interviewing skills. “Piers is without question the best interviewer I’ve ever been interviewed by… apart from you, Terri.”

As for who will replace him on “Idol,” Cowell is finally dropping names. More…

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