Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Tonight" gets "ready to rumble," as former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson laces up his gloves and unleashes his patented brand of unfiltered perspective and unedited candor.
As news of actress Lindsay Lohan's latest brush with the law hits the headlines, Piers Morgan asks his guest – who himself was infamous for various legal missteps – to place the 26-year-old's series of incidents into context:
"She's not as bad as I was, but she's catching up. She's going to get there soon," says the the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. "It's just a bad, dark place to be."
Having seemingly found a place of calm within his own world, Tyson offers some advice for the young woman who's been to five rehab facilities and in court 19 times: FULL POST
This coming January will mark the start of a new year. It will also mark the start of a new tenure, under new leadership, at CNN Worldwide. On Thursday, the network announced that Jeff Zucker will join "The Worldwide Leader in News," assuming the role of president.
A news and television veteran with a quarter of a century of experience, Zucker comes to CNN after a lengthy tenure in multiple roles at NBC and, more recently, as executive producer of the syndicated daytime show "Katie."
"Jeff’s experience as a news executive is unmatched for its breadth and success,” said Phil Kent, chairman and CEO of CNN parent company Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
The move to CNN will signify a reunion of sorts with host Piers Morgan, who worked under the leadership of Zucker during his time as a judge on NBC's "America's Got Talent." On Monday, as rumors of Zucker's hire were trickling out in the press, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host used the social media micro-blogging site Twitter to announce the news: FULL POST
Amidst the frenzy of last-minute Powerball lottery purchases on Wednesday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed financial expert and author Dave Ramsey to the program who had less than positive things to say about lotteries in general. "It's a tax on the poor and on people who can't do math. Rich people don't play the lottery," said Ramsey.
And in response to Piers Morgan's suggestion that the lottery could be a means of "giving the poorer sections, the needier sections of society a bit of hope," Ramsey replied, "It's false hope."
"We're teaching people that a game of chance with very low probability of winning is actually the way to live your destiny in America today. Instead of living frugally, working hard, coming up with an idea, going to work early, leaving late, saving money, not spending everything you make."
Continuing with the concepts of finances and economy, Wednesday also saw the host welcome Tavis Smiley for his trademark blend of candor and insight. Joining the program for a live, primetime interview, the talk show host and political commentator used his platform to weigh in on a topic he feels very strongly about - poverty in America:
"I just saw a number today, as a matter of fact, Piers, the median net worth in this country is now at the level of 1969. From 1983 to 2010 the top one percent, their median net worth jumped 71 percent," he explained. 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 November 29, 2012 – Powerball winners in Arizona, Missouri, Leveson urges new independent regulator for UK press and Lindsay Lohan arrested over alleged altercation...