In advance of her cameo in the upcoming film "Bling Ring" – based upon a robbery scheme of which she was a victim – this evening Paris Hilton joined "Piers Morgan Live" for a primetime, face to face interview.
Joining the host live in his Los Angeles studio, the 32-year-old heiress shared her thoughts on those who broke into her home, rifled through her belongings, and helped themselves to whatever they wanted:
"I think it's absolutely disgusting what they did, when I was watching the movie I was just so horrified and disgusted by what they did to me," said Hilton, referring to surveillance video of the thieves in action. "It was just so wrong, so it just was very upsetting."
Speaking to the role social media played in enabling the thieves to access her information, and as such, access her home, Hilton noted the need for an increased level of awareness: FULL POST
On the heels of Tuesday's sad news about the shocking death of journalist Michael Hastings, who died tragically in a morning car accident, "Piers Morgan Live" invited Glenn Greenwald and Daniel Ellsberg to remember his life and legacy.
A friend of this show, Hastings appeared several times in 2012, most recently in November when he debated the implications of General David Petraeus' sex scandal. Earlier in that same year Hastings discussed Governor Scott Walker's reelection and Barack Obama's reelection campaign.
"It's hard to process the fact Michael is gone," Greenwald told Piers Morgan. "He was a friend of mine but more importantly than that, he was one of the nation's really relentless journalists that who disregarded the rules of access journalism."
Many will remember Hastings for his truth seeking and hard-hitting journalism, including his "Rolling Stone's" article entitled "The Runaway General", which ultimately forced General Stanley McChrystal to step down: FULL POST
On the heels of shocking allegations out of Ohio, in which multiple people are accused of holding a mentally disabled woman and her daughter captive, amidst inhumane conditions, Tuesday's "Piers Morgan Live" offered the mother of one of the alleged captors an opportunity to share a different side of the story.
Using only the name "Becky," the guest spoke with Piers Morgan via phone, and refuted the account being presented by police and the press:
"The supposedly [sic] victim has been over at my house many a times for birthday parties, Thanksgiving, Christmas, you know ... no, none of this happened," said the mother of Jordie Callahan, one of the three people facing charges of forced labor.
According to federal prosecutors, the women were held in small quarters, along with various reptiles and a pit bull, while being denied food, and robbed of their government benefits and their dignity. "Becky," meanwhile, claims it was the mother who was responsible for the inhumane treatment: FULL POST
On a day which sees Vice President Joe Biden hold a White House event designed to offer a progress report on the administration's efforts to curb gun violence, this evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomes the father of a boy facing prison time for his pro-NRA T-shirt.
In April, Jared Marcum was arrested after wearing clothing to school that supports the gun lobby. Asked to remove it, the 14-year-old refused, landing him first in the principal's office, and ultimately, in a court room. Tonight Jared's step-dad Allen Lardieri joins Piers Morgan for a live, primetime interview.
Also, in advance of her cameo in the upcoming film "Bling Ring" – based upon a robbery scheme of which she was a victim – this evening Paris Hilton will visit with the host for a face to face conversation in his Los Angeles studio. With 17 new product lines, including a recently launched 15th fragrance, the 32-year-old heiress is positioning herself as a hard-driving, self-made businesswoman.
Meanwhile, as officials contend that more than 50 potential terror attacks were snuffed out as a result of various government programs, tonight Morgan invites Glenn Greenwald to offer his reaction. FULL POST
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Roughly 24 hours taking the proverbial "ride of his life," on Monday evening Chris Kreis agreed to another exciting journey, that as a guest of "Piers Morgan Live."
On Sunday, the 19-year-old Floridian sprang from his parents' boat, and hitched himself a 20 second voyage on the back of a 30-foot whale shark. On Monday, he faced off with an equally intimidating creature:
"What the hell were you thinking?" asked Piers Morgan, as Kreis joined the program live from Fort Myers, Fla.
"It's always been one of my lifelong dreams to actually be in the water with one of them," said Kreis of the great 50,000 pound beast. "I took it, I jumped in, and I grabbed on to its fin and it took me for a little short ride which was an experience of a lifetime."
Captured on video, the teens stunt is not illegal, but it is controversial, as human contact can be harmful to the whale shark. Nonetheless, Sunday's Gulf of Mexico joyride left the guest with an experience he'll likely treasure:
With CNN's brand new program "Inside Man" set to debut this Sunday, on Monday evening Piers Morgan invited his namesake and new colleague Morgan Spurlock to join him in studio for a live interview.
The host and producer of the original series, Spurlock will spend each of his eight episode's offering a "deep-dive into pressing issues facing the U.S." This weekend's premier episode covers the medical marijuana industry, and appearing on "Piers Morgan Live," he offered some of his insights:
"What I was really intrigued by is the number of people who came in there, who for years had been strung out on countless medication," he says, speaking of his stint as an employee inside a California medical marijuana dispensary. "We live in a country that medicates everything. You go to a doctor, suddenly we're going to give you a pill for whatever the problem may be."
Spurlock detailed cases in which the marijuana helped those who took it as directed:
"There were people who were on six, seven different medications, that once they started going to the clinic, taking whatever cannabis they were prescribed by the doctor, suddenly they're off all this medication. Soldiers who were coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan who were so medicated they couldn't even function around their family members, couldn't even connect with them. Now suddenly can have a life back."
Though allowing that such an example is a positive, the man behind "Super Size Me" also explained what one might describe as the problems with pot:
Roughly seven months since making an imaginably difficult decision, on Monday evening Piers Morgan invited Bill and Tricia Lammers to offer their unique, first-hand perspective on guns and mental health.
Last November, the Lammers' son Blaec was arrested, and presently faces three felony counts: first degree assault, making a terrorist threat, and armed criminal action. And it was Bill and Tricia that alerted authorities.
Fearful their son would take his own life – or harm others – after discovering a receipt for an assault weapon, the Lammers made the only choice they could:
"Our intention was not to go have Blake arrested. Our intention was to warn the local authorities that our son, who everybody knew, because he'd been in and out of the hospital several times, now has an AR-15 in his possession," Bill explained to the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "We didn't know that he was going to be picked up and the confession and the plot that he had told the detective, we didn't know anything about that, we just wanted to warn the authorities that we thought it was unsafe for our son to have this weapon out in the community."
Despite suffering from depression for many years, Blaec never received a clear diagnosis. The day she spoke up about her son, Tricia's only goal was to protect him: FULL POST
Roughly 24 hours since going on the proverbial "ride of his life," on Monday evening Chris Kreis will join Piers Morgan with all the details.
On Sunday, the 19-year-old Floridian sprang from his parents boat, hitching a 20 second voyage on the back of a 30-foot whale shark.
The great 50,000 pound beast was swimming in the Gulf of Mexico when Kreis decided to go along for the ride. Captured on video, the teens stunt is not illegal, but it controversial, as human contact can be harmful.
Tune in this evening at 9 as Morgan welcomes Kreis for a live interview, during which the Florida teen will explain the circumstances that led to him leaping out of his boat, and climbing aboard a creature whose size is similar to that of a school bus.
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Whether your prefer pop culture, tech, sports, or missing dead mob bosses, it's been an interesting start to the work week. Here now, a handful of stories that have us scratching – and nodding – our heads on this Monday, June 17, 2013 -