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Madonna Super Bowl show: Piers Morgan calls it 'gruesome'

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Jaimie Alexander, Rest StopCNN talk show host Piers Morgan is used to teasing headline-grabbing soundbites out of his guests, but he’s also known to dish out a few himself. He was in rare form last night when he sat down with Chelsea Handler, starting at the top: “Oh my God, [Madonna’s] Super Bowl performance — it was like watching your mad drunken aunt at Christmas, wasn’t it?” He questioned the Twitter L-U-V bomb for Madonna, claiming boldly, “She was gruesome!”

Morgan freely admitted, “I don’t like the woman,” then added, “but at least I’ve found that I have one common ground with Madonna: Neither of us have sung live at the Super Bowl.” See what else he had to say about Ms. Ciccone, and why he “quit” America’s Got Talent, after the jump.

What do you think, PopWatchers? Do you think Morgan is being too harsh, or were you in the small camp that didn’t care for Her Madgesty’s halftime performance? Post your comments below, then head over to our poll to rank her performance against past acts.

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