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February 25th, 2013
10:44 PM ET

Donny Deutsch on Michelle Obama at the Oscars: "As far as I'm concerned, she was an uninvited guest"

With the ice having melted at the famed Vanity Fair after-party, and Hollywood's biggest winners likely still nursing celebratory hangovers, on Monday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" reviewed the night that was in Hollywood, including the hosts more than 30 Red Carpet interviews.

Although Piers Morgan did chat with everyone from Sally Field to Amy Adams, there was one stunning woman whom he wasn't able to chat with: Michelle Obama.

As the 85th Academy Awards drew to a close, the First Lady shocked viewers and celebrities alike, appearing from Washington, D.C. via satellite to crown "Argo" the year's top film. But did Mrs. Barack Obama have a place at the Oscars?

Guest Donny Deutsch didn't think so:

"From my vantage point, absolutely not," said the advertising executive and television personality. "As far as I'm concerned, she was an uninvited guest. Now what I mean by that is, you have to give the consumer, the viewer, the ultimate respect. They have tuned in to watch movie stars, to watch movies. And all of a sudden, politics is thrown at them."

Joining Deutsch and Morgan live, "The New York Times" correspondent Jodi Kantor surmised that the First Lady's Academy Award cameo is a sign she's playing the proverbial long game:
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February 25th, 2013
07:34 PM ET

Piers Morgan patrols the red carpet at Sunday's 85th Academy Awards

Donning a Dolce&Gabbana tuxedo with Prada shoes, on Sunday evening Piers Morgan stood "suited and booted" amongst the world's biggest film stars, anchoring CNN's red carpet coverage of the 85th Academy Awards.

Shelving the gun debate almost entirely for one night, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host effortlessly switched from hard news to high fashion, vamping on Dior couture, and old Hollywood glamour.

For nearly two hours the British television presenter rubbed elbows with the likes of Dustin Hoffman and George Clooney, ceremonially pushed his sleeves up alongside Don Johnson and subjected himself to some good-natured ribbing at the miniature hands of the youngest-ever Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee Quvenzhané Wallis.

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February 25th, 2013
04:52 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway on the red carpet prior to winning Oscars®

"Suited and Booted" in a Dolce&Gabbana tuxedo with Prada shoes, on Sunday evening Piers Morgan looked entirely comfortable patrolling the red carpet, as the British television presenter hosted CNN's live coverage of the 85th Academy Awards.

Bouncing from superstar to celebrity and back again, the man known most-recently for his powerful position on gun control proved effortlessly versatile, bringing viewers behind the scenes of Hollywood's signature evening.

Chatting live with eventual winner Jennifer Lawrence, Morgan paid the young starlet a lovely compliment:

"Now, look, this, Jennifer, is a big night for you. You're being described as the great movie star of our times," he noted.

Displaying the modesty that has quickly become her trademark, the evening's top female winner used her humor and humility:

"Are you sure that's not just my mom? That's very wonderful," she admitted.

Hours before being crowned Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work in "Silver Linings Playbook," Lawrence found herself flanked by co-stars Chris Tucker, and Jacki Weaver, each of whom raved about the rising talent:

"She's so good. She's natural. She's natural. I've seen it in action. This is great. She's a great actress and a great person, too," insisted Tucker.

"I adore her. And she - she's fabulous," concurred Weaver.

Later in the evening, the prophetic Morgan found himself interviewing another would-be winner, in the form of eventual Best Actress in a Supporting Role victor Anne Hathaway. FULL POST

February 25th, 2013
01:07 PM ET

Piers Morgan hosts CNN's Red Carpet special, interviews Quvenzhané Wallis and the Oscars accountants

On Sunday evening, as Creative Director of ELLE Magazine Joe Zee described the red carpet of the 85th Academy Awards as "the biggest fashion show in the world," Piers Morgan interviewed the star-studded arrivals live from Hollywood, Calif.

Among the glitz and glamour, Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee Quevenzhane Wallis chatted with the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host using her best British accent to impress Morgan.

"Hello, Governor," chimed the pint-sized actress, who was the youngest nominee in the history of her category at age 9.

"Hello, Governor. What kind of accent is that?" asked Morgan. To which Wallis giggled and replied, "Your accent."

Also on the red carpet, the accountants from Price Waterhouse Cooper, Brad Oltmanns and Rick Rosas arrived with the Oscar envelopes containing the names of the night's winners.

"These are the most prized, valued briefcases in the world right now," said Oltmanns who, along with Rosas, was charged with counting the Oscar ballots.
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Need to Know News: "Argo" wins best picture; Scotland's Roman Catholic archbishop quits amid abuse claims
February 25th, 2013
10:33 AM ET

Need to Know News: "Argo" wins best picture; Scotland's Roman Catholic archbishop quits amid abuse claims

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 25, 2013 – "Argo" wins best picture, Scotland's Roman Catholic archbishop quits amid abuse claims and Michelle Obama presents Oscar award...

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