Piers Morgan has finally opened up about his long-standing rivalry with Madonna. The unusual source of their bad blood: a bread roll.

The CNN anchorman has never been shy about expressing his distain for the Material Girl, calling her “grotesque,” a “con artist,” and even going so far as to ban her from both his U.S. and UK shows.

In 2010, Morgan said: “She is so boring. She is too vegan for TV. We have Lady Gaga now so Madonna is banned from my show.”

Madonna’s rep issued a simple, curt response: “Madonna doesn’t know who Piers Morgan is, but she’s a big fan of Lady Gaga.”

It turns out this isn’t entirely true.

The two met back in 2001 at celebrity chef Marco Pierre White’s intimate birthday party. Morgan claims he lost his temper with the Queen of Pop when he thought she was being disrespectful towards the evening’s entertainment.

In a recent interview with Britain’s OK! magazine, he explained: “Madonna is pretty awful. She never forgave me for throwing a bread roll at her at Marco Pierre White’s birthday. She was just being really obnoxious, not just to me, but generally. There was only 40 of us at this dinner party and she got annoyed because Bernard Manning started being offensive and that wound her up. She was with Guy Ritchie at the time and he’d been laughing his head off.”

So, Morgan says, “I just picked up a bread roll and chucked it at her!”

Throwing food? Really?

Morgan went on to say, “I hate the phony accent, the muscled arms, the stripping off in her mid-fifties. … Everything about her is attention-seeking – I think her 15 minutes of superstardom has probably run its course.”

We’re with him on the phony accent; however, we’re not so sure about his “15 minutes of superstardom” claim. And when it comes attention-seeking, remember what they say about pointing fingers, Mr. Morgan.

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