Waiting tables at your neighborhood Applebee's.
Logging a few barrista shifts at the campus coffee shop.
Even spending Friday night babysitting a couple of your professor's rug-rats.
These, are some of the typical jobs held by many college students. Performing hardcore sex acts on camera for money? Less common. But this is the part time profession selected by "Belle Knox," a Duke University freshman using porn as a way to offset her robust tuition costs.
After being outed by a classmate, "Knox" opted to publicly reveal her identity with an article titled "I'm the Duke University Freshman Porn Star And For The First Time I'm Telling The Story In My Words," which she wrote for xoJane.com. Joining "Piers Morgan Live" exclusively Thursday evening, she spoke of being empowered by her choice to join the adult film industry: FULL POST
With a global news cycle currently dominated by unrest in Ukraine, and the corresponding Russian involvement, this week has seen a pair of television personalities steal a bit of the headlines themselves.
The first such journalist is Abby Martin, host of "Breaking the Set" on Russia Today America (RT), a network funded by the Russian government. Distressed by her company's blind support of Russian military action in Ukraine, Martin concluded her program on Monday with an impassioned denouncement of the presence of Russian troops in the Ukranian peninsula of Crimea, land that was controlled by the Soviet Union until its breakup in 1991.
"Military intervention is never the answer," Martin stated on RT. "And I will not sit here and apologize (for) and defend military aggression."
In telling Piers Morgan that her program offers editorial freedom, and that she's experienced support from her network since the incident, Martin suggested that other media outlets aren't allowed the same leeway: FULL POST
While the legendary series may suggest that "father" knows best, in a household of three ambitious boys, each of whom who would aspire to immensely successful careers, it's actually the brothers that likely know one another better than anyone.
Such was the case within the Emanuels of Illinois – Rahm, Ezekiel, and Ari – a polarizing politician, brilliant scholar, and groundbreaking talent agent respectively. So, when the mayor of Chicago opted to throw caution, and his health, to the wind, it came as little surprise that his medically astute brother would have an opinion.
"I always knew he was crazy, it seems nuts to me," Ezekiel told Piers Morgan Tuesday evening, referencing his younger brother's recent "polar plunge" alongside Jimmy Fallon and into a frigid Lake Michigan. FULL POST
Edgar Martirosyan assumed he was simply going to deliver a few pizzas. Not unlike the pies he's passed out seemingly 100 times before. He'd ring the bell, accept payment and quickly head out for the next order.
But this wasn't any ordinary order. And it was to be no ordinary delivery. Instead of dropping by a typical Los Angeles home or business, Martirosyan's stop on Sunday was at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood, and it was Ellen DeGeneres with the rumbling tummy.
It didn't matter that the 56-year-old comedian and television icon was in the middle of hosting the 86th edition of The Oscars. She was craving a couple of large pies and Martirosyan was making the delivery.
"I was shocked and I came out with the pizzas, they told me, wait, the pizzas are for writers," Martirosyan explained to Piers Morgan and Maria Menounos Monday evening. "I was waiting, and then Ellen came out and told me, 'I'm going to tell you to follow me.'" FULL POST
Once again donning a Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo, and this time around pairing the ensemble with a Tom Ford shirt, on Sunday evening Piers Morgan stood "suited and booted" amongst the world's biggest film stars, anchoring CNN's red carpet coverage of the 86th Academy Awards.
For nearly two hours the "Piers Morgan Live" host did what he does best: rubbed elbows and traded jabs with the likes of Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kate Hudson, while nearly charming the white dinner jacket off the back of Jared Leto.
For a comprehensive representation of Morgan's night on the famed Hollywood red carpet, scroll down, and dress to impress .... FULL POST
Techy businessman, Dallas Mavericks owner, "Shark Tank" investor ... self-made billionaire Mark Cuban wears many hats, including "dad" to three children with wife Tiffany Stewart.
Joining Piers Morgan this evening for a face to face, primetime interview, Cuban details the challenges that come with raising down-to-earth kids amidst massive wealth. Having started out bar tending and couch-crashing before innovating his way to the top, instilling values into his son and two daughters is part of Cuban's at-home business plan. However, the 55-year-old also preaches and leads with an overlying theme of balance:
"I don't want to be the overbearing dad," Cuban tells the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "I want to be supportive. I want them to love what they do." FULL POST
“What's In Your Wallet?"
It's been asked by seafaring vikings, and Jimmy Fallon. And David Spade. And Alec Baldwin. But in recent months, no one's made better use of the inquiry than Piers Morgan.
In November, the CNN host had billionaire Warren Buffett going into his pocket. A month later he forced his former boss Donald Trump to dig into his billfold, and reveal “I have very little cash on me. I like to keep it that way."
And this evening at 9, Mark Cuban is the latest 10-figure man asked to unmask his money. FULL POST
His net worth is in excess of two billion dollars. He owns a basketball team, is on television every week and only wears a suit if it's a "damned good reason."
Well, apparently joining "Piers Morgan Live" for an hour-long interview isn't enough incentive for Mark Cuban to wear a suit and tie. But just because the Dallas Mavericks owner wasn't able to channel his inner Justin Timberlake, that doesn't mean he wasn't rather colorful during his visit with Piers Morgan.
"I remember the second it happened because, I was working at home in the morning, and watching the stock, because we were getting close," he explains, recalling the day he became a 10-figure man. "And I was literally naked in front of my computer when it crossed the line, and I was a billionaire." FULL POST
If Jennifer Lopez is "Jenny from the Block," then Rosa Maria Perez might just as easily be "Rosie from the Block." The first from the Bronx, the other hails from Brooklyn, and each used fiery personalities and overwhelming talent to rocket off the "block" and into the American zeitgeist.
And according to Perez, any "beef" between the two New Yorkers has been greatly exagerated.
"I don't hate Jennifer Lopez. I have great respect for her. When I first saw her, I knew she was going to be a star. Yes, we had a tiff and it was 20 years ago," reveals the woman who starred alongside street ball hustlers Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson in the iconic film "White Men Can't Jump". "It's unfortunate that the tabloids try to portray it as something that is current." FULL POST
"Survivor", "Celebrity Apprentice", and most recently "The Voice". If it's a top show, with audiences glued to their flat screens singing universal praise, it's likely that Mark Burnett has had a hand it. And it's equally likely that there was a time when doubters far outnumbered dollars.
Burnett was never phased:
“I just do things I like to do and that I have a feeling that I'm committed to. I mean ‘Survivor’, I love. I mean off of my days in the parachute regiment in the army, I loved being in jungles and those kind of environments, so I made ‘Survivor’.” FULL POST