(Not) 'Love Actually:' Jon Stewart bans Hugh Grant from 'Daily Show'

(Not) 'Love Actually:' Jon Stewart bans Hugh Grant from 'Daily Show'
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by: Vince Mirenzi

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He went to raise money. He ended up digging up grudges instead.

While attending a fundraising event in New Jersey on Monday, late-night host Jon Stewart was asked by protégé Stephen Colbert to reveal his least favourite "Daily Show" guest.

Stewart put on his sneakers, jogged his memory, and, without hesitation, blurted out a familiar name, Hugh Grant.

That’s right, the British actor known for his roles in films such as "Notting Hill," "Four Wedding and a Funeral" and "Love Actually."

According to comedy website Third Beat, Stewart continued by saying that Grant appeared on "The Daily Show" in 2009 to promote the comedy, "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" where he starred opposite Sarah Jessica Parker.

The movie failed to reach expectations, much like Grant’s prospects to ever return to "The Daily Show," with Stewart referring to him as a "big pain in the ass."

"What is that clip? It's a terrible clip," Stewart said, recalling Grant’s reaction to seeing the clip chosen for his interview.

Stewart's response?

"Well, then make a better f----ing movie."

On Friday, Grant took to his Twitter account to acknowledge the news, admitting that he wasn’t on his best behaviour.

"Turns out my inner crab got the better of me with TV producer in 09. Unforgivable. J Stewart correct to give me kicking," he said.

Grant is currently at work on the third installment in the "Bridget Jones" series, "Bridget Jones’s Baby," which will feature him reprising his role as the always-eccentric Daniel Cleaver.

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