Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes one of the most successful men in Hollywood, Robert Zemeckis, for an insightful and honest face to face conversation.
With his latest project, the Denzel Washington-led film "Flight," currently enjoying tremendous commercial success, the man behind such classics as "Back to the Future" and "Forrest Gump" reveals his process and motivation for film making:
"You know, I don't think about it that often," says Zemeckis, on having directed 16 films that have grossed four-billion dollars worldwide. "I never made a movie thinking about the money ... I've only ever made a movie thinking about, you know, can I make this a good movie? And the money has come ... as frosting on the cake, so to speak."
Having made the professional decision to cast Piers Morgan in a cameo role in "Flight," Zemeckis opens up to his actor about the financial goal he attaches to each of his projects: FULL POST
Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Tonight" rolls out the red carpet for one of the most-recognizable females on television, the always-entertaining Sharon Osbourne.
Joining Piers Morgan for an exclusive interview, Friday's face to face serves as a reunion for the two Brits, as Osbourne and Morgan worked together for five years as judges on the NBC television program "America's Got Talent."
Having chosen to focus exclusively on his CNN program "Piers Morgan Tonight," the host left the hit reality series in 2011, leaving Osbourne to welcome his replacement, Howard Stern.
An enormously successful radio host, Stern's presence was the driving force in AGT's permanent relocation to the East Coast, a move that left Osbourne admittedly befuddled:
"I did not see the point of moving of New York," said the wife of heavy metal singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne. "I don't think the viewer at home that watches that show goes, they really don't care whether it's filmed in Philadelphia or Los Angeles or New York. What does it matter to them, they're at home watching the TV?"
Though disappointed by the program's logistical decisions, she was thrilled with Stern becoming Morgan's de facto replacement:
"I adore him," she tells Morgan. "I thought he handled himself really well, because we know him as the Howard Stern off radio, and he is a big old softie. FULL POST
On Thursday, "Piers Morgan Tonight" juked and jabbed in a way like never before, as former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson showcased the unabashed honesty and candid insight that has helped make him one of the most fascinating public figures of the last three decades.
At 20 years old, Tyson became the youngest ever fighter to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. However, as he explained to Piers Morgan, the heights to which he rose were equaled only by the depths to which he sunk:
"You go to drugs," he said. "You try to get that high again. But then you realize all the drugs, all the meth, all the cocaine, all the liquor, you can't produce that high no more. You can't produce that high. Then you realize that high comes from within."
Now 46-years-old, and more than seven years removed from his last match, the International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee revealed that the only real way for him to dodge the lure of drugs and alcohol, is to avoid the temptation altogether:
"I never look at myself as this could never bother me again. Once I think that way, I'm looking for my next hit," Tyson admitted. "That's how much of an animal I am when it comes to drugs and addiction and stuff. I'm really a nasty animal."
Having seemingly rehabilitated himself, the man once regarded as the baddest on the planet said he's thrilled to have adopted a healthier existence:
On Thursday, as the United Nations General Assembly approved an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, Piers Morgan sat down with Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erakat who explained why the U.N. status upgrade is so important to Palestinians. "It's about statehood," said Erakat. "It's about Palestine joining the group of nations."
"We came to the United Nations not to confront the U.S. and not to isolate Israel or to discriminate Israel. We came to preserve the two-state solution."
Ron Prosor, Israeli Ambassador to the U.N, also joined Morgan on Thursday to condemn the U.N. vote granting recognition of Palestine as a nonmember observer state. "What happened today shows that we need more solutions than resolutions because the only way forward are direct negotiations." 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.
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