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May 16th, 2012
01:09 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: Jane Lynch on fame and politics; Ted Williams on keeping the faith

On Tuesday, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed actress and comedian Jane Lynch for an honest and wide-ranging primetime exclusive interview.

Despite her many film and television credits – including roles in "Best in Show" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" – Lynch contends she's able to maintain a fairly normal existence:

"I'm still pretty anonymous," said the 51-year-old mother of two. "When I walk into a restaurant, people will know where I - who I am, but I - I don't have that stalking thing that a lot of celebrities have. I - I live pretty - pretty nicely. I still go out and do my errands. I'm not that famous."

Best-known for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on FOX's hit series "Glee," the host asked his guest to put on her coach's cap, and offer an evaluation of Barack Obama:

"I think he's wicked smart. I think he's sane and I think he definitely wants what's best for the coun - the country," assessed Lynch. "I have great faith in him. I - but I think our - our system is deeply flawed and deeply broken and, you know, he's kind of presiding over a bad state of affairs, I guess."

Also on Wednesday, the host welcomed radio personality and internet phenomenon Ted Williams, for a candid and revealing conversation with a man who went from the streets to the studio, seemingly overnight.

Discovered for his "golden voice" by a passerby with a cell phone camera, Williams told Piers Morgan that even when he was homeless, he was never hopeless:

"When I was standing there on that corner, I didn't have no idea that anything like this would have happened, but I still had a smile to give," explained the 54-year-old father of nine. "I still had this God-given golden voice...Every day the prayers got more and more abundant. And then eventually, the stealing became less. The crack smoking became less."

Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Lynch and Williams share intimate details of their lives, sharing messages to others, and detailing their personal paths.
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  1. Beth

    I love Jane Lynch. Her honesty and openness about her challenges with being gay touch me deeply. How could anyone think that someone as great as her does not deserve the same rights (including the pursuit of happiness) as anyone else? Glad to see Ted is doing well.

    May 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Julia

    Everytime I hear Jingle Bells I have to think of a blonde girl jinpumg off a balcony.And then there's 'Now I got a machine gun. Ho, ho, ho.'

    August 2, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse | Reply

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