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It's been more than three decades since Vanessa Williams trailblazed her way across the national landscape, capturing the crown as Miss America 1984, in the process becoming the first ever African-American to win the prestigious pageant.
Thirty-one years later, another woman of color has leaped into the hearts of America, as Lupita Nyong'o – born six months before Williams' win – earned the 2014 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, in the process becoming an instant media darling.
Prior to Nyong'o's win at the Oscars, the 31-year-old with dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship gave an impassioned speech at the annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon in California, admitting that as a young girl she prayed for lighter skin, as her dark complexion subjected her to ridicule and feelings of inadequacy.
Admitting to wishing she “would wake up lighter skinned,” the "12 Years A Slave" actress went on to explain how the emergence of model Alek Wek, who like herself boasted skin "dark as night," helped her to embrace her own beauty. FULL POST
If Jerry and George were still meeting at the diner, would social media mess with their marble rye?
CNN host Piers Morgan sat down with actor Jason Alexander, the man who brought the character George Constanza to life, and before long the Twitter account @SeinfeldToday found its way into the conversation.
Dedicated to bringing the characters of television’s most successful American comedy series into the twenty-first century, "Modern Seinfeld" looks to stay true to the show, while using current pop culture references and scenarios.
Sharing some favorites with his guest, Morgan sought Alexander's response.
"One reads: ‘George promises not to watch 'House of Cards' without his girlfriend, but can't help himself. She dumps him when he badly pretends to be surprised.’ Another reads: ‘George's ex changes her HBO Go password, George tries to reconcile with her just long enough to get the new one.’"
Alexanders enjoys the reference, but questions the originality of the author.
“That's Bosco,” Alexander told Morgan. “That's the big - it's a rehash of the Bosco...”
In addition to suggesting themes, "Modern Seinfeld" also often tweets nuances of the show’s characters. FULL POST
Note: After this interview taped, Monday, David Cassidy was ordered to spend five years on probation after pleading no contest to a drunken driving charge in Los Angeles.
Singer and songwriter David Cassidy may be best known for his role in the famed 1970's sitcom "The Partridge Family", but during his most recent adult years, the former teen pop-star has become equally infamous for his struggles with alcohol.
Despite immense professional success, during a "Piers Morgan Live" web exclusive Cassidy revealed that drinking may have ultimately destroyed his personal life: FULL POST
As scrutiny and speculation continue to surround Chris Christie's alleged role in "Bridgegate," on Monday evening Piers Morgan invited Michael Sokolich to share his assessment.
The mayor of Fort Lee – the town most impacted by the George Washington Bridge lane closures of September – Sokolich seemed reluctant to simply take New Jersey's top politician at his word: FULL POST
Joined by legendary movie icon Harvey Weinstein, on Friday television anchor Piers Morgan shared his predictions for the upcoming 86th Academy Awards.
Seated directly across from the man behind such films as "The English Patient," "August: Osage County," and "Inglourious Basterds," the "Piers Morgan Live" host revealed his picks for "Best Actor," "Best Actress," and "Best Picture."
Watch the above web extra to learn who Morgan would hand the iconic statue to were he in charge of the voting, and for the full interview with the acclaimed producer and studio head, tune to CNN at 9p.
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On Thursday evening, Piers Morgan welcomed Jay Carney for a fascinating and wide-ranging interview that touched upon the entire breadth of the pressures currently facing the administration.
As part of this "Piers Morgan Live" web exclusive, watch both videos for the entire exchange, as the White House Press Secretary offers his insight and perspective on everything from the September 11th attacks in Benghazi, Libya to the IRS's reported targeting of conservative groups, and the Justice Departments recent seizure of Associated Press phone records.
In advance of an opening weekend which saw "Olympus Has Fallen" pull in more than 30 million dollars, good for top spot at the box office, Piers Morgan sat down with some of the case from the film, including Golden Globe winner Angela Bassett.
Perhaps most well known for her Academy Award nominated portrayal of Tina Turner in 1993's biopic "What's Love Got to Do with It," the 54-year-old reveals how her performance was received by the 8-time Grammy Award winner herself:
"I did see her a couple of years after. Oprah [Winfrey] did this big thing at her home...the young'uns and the elders and the legends," explains Bassett, in this web exclusive video clip. "She said, you played me well, you played me well. You did good."
As the movie was wrapping, Turner visited Bassett, even lending a helping hand in the most-unlikely of ways: FULL POST
On the heels of heavy backlash following Marissa Mayer discontinuing the telecommuting option enjoyed by many Yahoo! employees, this week "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited two women professionals to share their reaction and insight on the CEO's recent announcement.
As profiled in an "Only in America" segment in July, the 37-year-old Mayer took the top job at the tech giant and announced her pregnancy on the same day. With a baby boy born in late September, Meyer briefly worked from home, but has since returned to corporate headquarters.
According the Kara Swisher – the co-executive editor of All Things D who broke the story of the internal memo – in announcing her new policy this week the young executive has drawn the ire of many, despite having practical reasons:
"The concept of what she's saying is true: you want to be at the workplace to create collaboration and innovation. And Yahoo!'s been lagging for years," explains Swisher, who knew of the policy even before Yahoo!'s own staff. "The way she did it? It's a very hot-button issue. I think was a little bit – maybe inexperienced CEO – or a little too abrupt for people."
Serving to only add more fuel to the public fire, Mayer has built a private nursery adjacent to her office, where she and her personal nanny can easily care for her child. FULL POST
Coming up soon, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes one of the most iconic singers and actresses of our time, Barbra Streisand. Piers Morgan sits down with Streisand for a rare interview as the two look back on her lengendary career, on screen and stage, and look forward to her newest acting role in the film "Guilt Trip."
So as we head into the holiday season where family and friends often gather around the table for a feast, Morgan asks the 70-year-old to dream up a dinner party with guests from any time period. First on her list? "Albert Einstein," she says. "I'd like to meet him." A dinner party with some of the greats from history would not be complete without Leonardo Da Vinci and Vincent Van Gogh.
"You'd have to put him [Van Gogh] on your left, right?" the host asks. "No, he could be on my - no, no I'd put him across," she corrects herself. Now that the two have named a couple of painters and a scientist, Morgan asks the entertainer to name an entertainer in history.
"Besides Marlon [Brando]?" Streisand asks. "Marlon, he is a definite," they both agree. As the duo move on to select one living person the host can't help but ask, "Who's the greatest living human being?" FULL POST
On Friday, Piers Morgan reunited with his former colleague and longtime friend, Sharon Osbourne, for a wide-ranging and spirited interview that touched upon everything from health and politics to entertainment and economics.
Joining the program for a face to face primetime exclusive, the wife of heavy metal singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne revealed the reasons behind why she didn't make it to the polls on election day:
"Oh, because I'm a lazy old tart," said the woman who holds dual American and British citizenship.
But even though Osbourne didn't vote for the president, he nonetheless has her endorsement:
"I think that he's a very decent man. He's a decent man, and he really does want things to change for the better. And he is very proud of this country, loves it, and wants it to be the best. And I think his intentions are only honorable."
Asked by her fellow Brit how the United States can revitalize it's struggling economy, the co-host of "The Talk" emphasized the need for providing work to those living on American soil: FULL POST