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An assortment of stories from the PMT team...
• Michael Jackson’s doctor may say the singer killed himself. (From Geoff Doner)
• Why is "Black Swan" so successful? If you ask Natalie Portman, she’ll say girl-on-girl action. (From GD)
• How exactly did Sir Elton John and David Furnish name their son? (From GD)
• Roger Ebert has given two thumbs to an Oscar nod for a YouTube video of the recent New York blizzard. (From Steve Krakauer)
• How could America be more tolerant of Muslims? Maybe a Muslim "Cosby Show" says Katie Couric. (From SK)
• Newsweek reveals what Julian Assange did for Christmas, in an amazing photo gallery. (From SK)
You've probably seen a Piers Morgan promo at some point over the last few weeks – well get ready for the next round.
As we push toward the January 17 launch, a cinematic series of promos will begin to hit CNN, and elsewhere. "Call me what you like," says Piers in the 30-second spot that begins airing today. "Call me nosy, call me unpredictable, call me British. But do not call me boring." FULL POST
A round-up of what people are saying about Piers Morgan this week:
• With his Twitter addiction in full swing, the press finds new material to write about just from following the wild ride. Like, for example, on Christmas. The Daily Mail highlighted Piers as one of the "vain, vacuous celebs [who] couldn't stop Twittering" on Christmas Day. The tweet? "A very happy Christmas to all my followers, even those who can’t stand the sight of me but just can’t stop themselves . . ." [Related: More Twitter talk]
Now about Jack Bauer... FULL POST
Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" will put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.
For December 29, 2010, Gov. Chris Christie and Mayor Mike Bloomberg are criticized for their blizzard response, are now responding. FULL POST
Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, NJ has spent two full days answering tweets from residents and responding, in person, with help...
CNN has released the results of a new poll about the 2012 election. The poll was taken December 17-19. Things are looking up for President Barack Obama:
According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday, 78 percent of Democrats questioned in the poll say they want to see Obama at the top of their party's ticket in 2012, with only 19 percent saying they would prefer someone else as the Democratic presidential nominee. The 19 percent figure is the lowest figure since March, when the question was first asked.
But for Sarah Palin, just 49% of GOP respondents support her as their nominee, down 18% from two years ago. As for the rest of the field, it's looking good for Mike Huckabee: FULL POST
For December 28, 2010, Hawaii and birth certificates, weather delays continue and "wussies" in Philly. FULL POST
Note: This article, written by Steve Krakauer, was originally published on the CNN Political Ticker.
What is Jon Stewart? A lot was made of the "Daily Show" host after his D.C. rally, which got major national attention and saw hundreds of thousands of fans in attendance. Recently Stewart took up the cause of the 9/11 first responders, called out the Senators holding up the health care bill and held a powerful panel of first responders to talk about the issue. Late last week, it passed.
Today the New York Times (as well as NPR) profiled Stewart and his successful 9/11 first responder efforts, with the NYT saying it had "echoes of Murrow" – referring to legendary news anchor Edward R. Murrow. Stewart is an extremely influential member of the media. But he is not like Murrow – or even a journalist. FULL POST
In the British parliament, legislators engage in "Question Time" – a chance to get any and all questions answered.
In our "Your Question Time" web series, we'll ask Piers Morgan the questions you want answered. Today: how he got his CNN job, and where he was when Obama was elected. FULL POST
Piers Morgan devotes his Sunday Mail column this week to pubs: growing up in the one his parents ran, his first pint, the ones he frequents and The Hansom Cab, the one he just bought.
From the "pub addict" himself: FULL POST