On Saturday, legendary singer Whitney Houston suffered a tragic death, and tonight Piers Morgan was joined by a panel of music insiders that knew her best.
Singer-songwriter Chaka Khan first recorded the single "I'm Every Woman," a song Houston took to new heights 15 years later. Calling the late star her "little sister," Chaka Khan questioned the decision to proceed with Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party just hours after Houston's passing:
"I thought that was complete insanity," Chaka Khan told Morgan. "I don't know what could motivate a person, to have a party, in a building, where the person, whose life he had influenced so enormously, and whose life had been affected by her...I don't understand how that party went on." FULL POST
The latest edition of Piers Morgan's weekly diary as published in the U.K.'s "Daily Mail" is out. Titled "I'd finally found common ground with Madonna. Neither of us has sung live at the Super Bowl," Morgan immediately takes aim at his favorite adversary and her recent half time performance from the Super Bowl:
"...it was every bit as embarrassing, inappropriate and toe-curling as I expected, as she lip-synched and crotch-thrusted her way through a medley of her old hits and some gruesome new song that sounded like something you’d hear in a cheap Belgian disco. Twitter exploded with 8,000 tweets a SECOND commenting on her performance – most of them from me."
In the aftermath of Whitney Houston's death, on Saturday Piers Morgan hosted live, breaking news coverage, as legendary performers and music insiders shared their thoughts on the singer's passing:
"Whitney was like family to me," said Smokey Robinson. "'Whit' was one of the greatest singers to ever open her mouth to sing. And I know that 'Whit' would want the world to remember her that way. I know that she’d hope people would remember her profound talent and to think of her in a positive light." FULL POST
As Whitney Houston's passing made news on Saturday, Piers Morgan anchored breaking coverage from Los Angeles, while music legends and industry insiders shared their reaction to the tragic news. A shocked Simon Cowell somberly remarked on the relevance of her passing:
"This is going to be one of those times Piers, where you’re going to remember where you were when you heard the news, it's that significant. She was undoubtedly one of the greatest superstars of our time. One of the greatest voices in our lifetime we’re likely ever to hear."
General consensus says you know you've made it in pop culture and Hollywood, when you earn your own "Saturday Night Live" parody.
If that theory holds, Piers Morgan has made it. On Saturday evening, actor and comedian Taran Killam rolled out his debut impression of the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host, poking fun at Morgan's accent and voice.
Review the sketch here, and offer your opinion of Killam's rendition.
Throughout the course of her five decades as an award-winning vocalist and actress, it might seem as though Barbra Streisand has already conquered every musical obstacle. However, Piers Morgan proved that theory inaccurate when reviewing the 69-year-old's most-recent accolade:
"Another artist has been nominated for an infectious smash-hit, dance-hit called simply 'Barbra Streisand.' If you haven't heard it, it will stick in your head like a hyperactive ear worm."
Only a day before the tragic death of pop icon Whitney Houston, her mentor and dear friend, record executive Clive Davis sat down with Piers Morgan along with Grammy and Oscar winning superstar Jennifer Hudson on "Piers Morgan Tonight". Davis joyously talked about his love of music and his annual star-studded Pre-Grammy party where as Davis said, "We all celebrate music, there are no winners, no losers that night."
Hudson also graciously shared with Piers about how she deals with the incessant commentary on her appearance and figure. FULL POST
Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.
For February 13, 2012 – Few details in Whitney Houston's death, Obama to outline his 2013 budget plan and Adele dominates the Grammys... FULL POST