Arsenal lost at home to Manchester United today, and Wayne Rooney scored to become the al l- t ime leading goal-scorer against us in the Premier League.
I waited for my usual publ ic message of kind solicitation from him, and it duly came within an hour of the final whistle.
‘Hello @piersmorgan how are you today old chap?’ he tweeted.
It was all he needed to say; eight words of entirely fake English politeness specifically selected for maximum humiliating impact.
‘ Couldn’t be more miserable, Shrek,’ I replied ( he doesn’t really look anything like Shrek but once made the fatal mistake of telling me that my nickname annoys him), ‘thanks for asking.’
Rooney recently got his 100th cap for England and is now both his club and country’s captain.
David Beckham gets ten times the attention and accolades, but I’d pick Wazza over Becksy in my team any time: great player, very funny dinner companion, and almost as lethal on social media as he is in front of goal.
‘David Beckham gets ten times the attention and accolades, but I’d pick Wazza over Becksy in
my team any time’
time it was ever awarded in the plural – I was mischievously seated next to Mellor so the cameras could capture his inevitable fury at having to sup with the devil. But to my astonishment, Mellor’s face broke into a gigantic warm grin when he saw me, and he raced to shake my hand.
‘I want to thank you for exposing me,’ he chortled. ‘If you hadn’t done it when you did, my wife wouldn’t have given me a divorce.
‘So you really did me a huge favour!’ Americans today bought more guns than on any day in their history – bar one – with a Black Friday spending spree that almost defies belief.
More than 175,000 firearms were sold in 48,000 gun stores – DOUBLE the same day last year, and TREBLE a normal day.
But it still wasn’t America’s biggest gun sales day.
That came on December 21, 2012, seven days after the Sandy Hook massacre.
Because America’s only solution to any gun massacre is for everyone to race out and buy more guns. When people ask why I persist in my anti-gun campaign over here, this is why. agreed and sat waiting by my phone in Los Angeles at the very precisely arranged time. The call didn’t come. I waited 15 minutes, then I texted Amanda asking what was happening.
‘Sorry! Calling now!’ she quickly reassured me.
I waited another 25 minutes before eventually losing patience. ‘Have I got to wait here all day?’ ‘So, so sorry,’ came her response. ‘You got bumped for a George Clooney Downton Abbey promo!’ This may just be the single most humiliating moment of my entire showbusiness career.
Two years ago, I interviewed actress Jessica Alba and she told me about a new business she’d started called Honest, which made toxin-free baby products. She described herself as the company’s ‘Chief Inspiration Officer’ and revealed she had so few staff she was actually dealing with sales calls herself.
When I asked why she was doing this when she could make easy millions making movies, she replied: ‘When I was pregnant, I had an allergic reaction to a detergent that’s geared specifically for children. And I was like, ‘‘ How can this be safe for babies?’’ So I threw out all my products and decided to investigate it properly and make my own. It’s something I’m very passionate about.’
Today, Jessica employs 200 people, Honest enjoyed sales of $150 million in 2014 and the company’s just been valued at $1 billion.