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February 12th, 2014
11:48 PM ET

Arsenio Hall on "The Tonight Show": "If I owned NBC, I might do this...there's a changing demography going on"

On Wednesday evening Piers Morgan invited fellow television host Arsenio Hall to join him in studio for a live interview, during which the wide-ranging conversation touched upon everything from race, sexuality, sports, and birthday cake.

Additionally, Morgan and Hall found time to touch upon a medium near and dear to their respective hearts as the pair discussed changes in TV personalities, specifically Jay Leno's departure from "The Tonight Show", and Jimmy Fallon's forthcoming stint as host.

"We know in the word Show-Business, the word business is larger than the word show, right? If I owned NBC, I might do this. There's a changing demography going on. Even though you're number one, at "The Tonight Show", your audience may be older. Maybe you aren't embracing social media. The world is changing while we're watching it," said the host of "The Arsenio Hall Show." "The sad thing is Jimmy Fallon's a good kid. And Jay doesn't begrudge him. None of us do. Because it would be someone that would get the job." FULL POST

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February 11th, 2014
10:54 PM ET

Bubba Watson on Michael Sam: "It's sad that somebody has to feel they have to come out...just be who you are"

With the PGA Tour in the midst of its early season West Coast swing, Tuesday evening offered a perfect opportunity for "Piers Morgan Live" to welcome one of the host's favorite guests inside his Los Angeles studio, as Bubba Watson popped by for a live interview.

But despite the fact that the 2012 Masters champ is concentrating on California and Arizona, the conversation quickly relocated to Russia, as Piers Morgan asked Watson about his Olympic interests.

"I've watched a few things, but it's so political. It used to be about athletes and great athletes," explained the Florida native. "I don't care what race, what background, I don't care what they do. Just let it be about sports, and now it's about politics. It's just sad."

On the heels of Michael Sam's public revelation that he's gay, the 35-year-old Watson questioned not necessarily the news, but more so its delivery: FULL POST

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February 10th, 2014
05:09 PM ET

Boy George offers his perspective on "coming out" following football player Michael Sam's public revelation

On the backdrop of Michael Sam's public revelation that he's gay, a development that will most likely result in the former Missouri Tigers defensive end becoming the first openly homosexual player in the NFL – and any of the four major American sports leagues, for that matter – on Monday evening Piers Morgan asked Boy George to share his reaction.

An openly gay recording star, George first came out to his family, and then ultimately to the public. Joining "Piers Morgan Live" for a face to face conversation, the former lead singer of Culture Club touched upon the complexity of this issue: FULL POST

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January 24th, 2014
05:40 PM ET

Jordan Belfort says "The Wolf of Wall Street" should be viewed as a "cautionary tale"

For years Jordan Belfort employed dishonest business practices to prey on American investors. But tonight, the real “Wolf of Wall Street” is nothing if not transparent.

Joining "Piers Morgan Live" for the first interview since the release of the Oscar-nominated film which depicts his decadent rise to excessive wealth, Belfort notes that the movie, and his autobiography upon which it's based, should be viewed as manuals of what to avoid, not mimic.

Piers Morgan asks Belfort if there's a concern that “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which features superstar Leonardo DiCaprio in the titular role, might serve to glamorize the former stock broker's villainous behavior, Belfort offers a few key contrasts that separate the current Oscar-nominated file, and it's similarly-themed predecessors, including the 1987 classic “Wall Street” starring Michael Douglas. FULL POST

January 24th, 2014
03:09 PM ET

Jordan Belfort offers qualification for movie's abusive scene: "That moment was the highest I'd ever been in my life"

On the heels of the now Oscar-nominated film "The Wolf of Wall Street," tonight, the man whose autobiography inspired the film joins "Piers Morgan Live" for a live, hour-long, face to face interview.

Depicted on screen by legendary Hollywood icon Leonardo DiCaprio, Jordan Belfort is made to be a man who employs unethical stockbroking tactics as a way to bilk investors out of hundreds of thousand of dollars.

And while the 51-year-old has no trouble admitting his shady business practices, he does take exception to the way the movie portrays the relationship with his family. In fact, he went so far as to take his eldest child to the theater so as to point out any inaccuracies: FULL POST

January 24th, 2014
01:02 PM ET

Jordan Belfort on the victims he swindled: "Actions speak louder than words"

With the film based upon his life having already grossed more than 91 million dollars, Jordan Belfort has been able to begin taking small steps towards making retributions to the countless investors he swindled.

Tonight, the inspiration for "Wolf of Wall Street," Belfort joins Piers Morgan exclusively for a live, hour long interview, during which the host lists some of the people impacted by the behavior that landed Belfort in prison for nearly two years:

"Peter Springfield: an architect in Mystic, Connecticut, he lost half of his life savings. Dr. Alfred Vitt, a retired dentist, who lost $250 thousand dollars. One victim, called Bob Shearin, reportedly lost $130 thousand dollars, he told The Telegraph Newspaper this," details Morgan, before quoting from the article: FULL POST

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January 22nd, 2014
06:11 PM ET

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne discuss the singer's secret relapse into addiction

Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Live" rolls out the red carpet for one of the most-recognizable couples in all of television, as the always-entertaining Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne join the primetime program for an exclusive, face to face interview.

Tonight's conversation serves as a reunion of sorts for Piers Morgan and his female guest, as the two Brits worked together for five years as judges on the NBC television program "America's Got Talent."

For Ozzy, however, the interview is an opportunity to offer some insight, and engage in some soul-searching, on the heels of a recent and recurring battle with addiction.

Morgan read aloud some thoughts Ozzy shared that were 'extraordinarily powerful and honest.' Ozzy said: FULL POST

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January 21st, 2014
04:38 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Jordan Belfort insists his film be viewed as a cautionary tale, offers qualification for movie's abusive scene

Whether you fell asleep early, stayed out too late, or simply want to watch it again, we realize it's not always possible to get your entire "Piers Morgan Live" fix from television. As an answer to this, we offer the below labor of love – "Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – dedicated and designed to getting you caught up and connected to the conversation.

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January 20th, 2014
11:55 PM ET

Jordan Belfort on the victims he swindled: "I feel terrible about what happened...I'm not going to live my life in shame"

With the film based upon his life having already grossed more than 91 million dollars, Jordan Belfort has been able to begin taking small steps towards making retributions to the countless investors he swindled.

The inspiration for "Wolf of Wall Street," Belfort joined Piers Morgan exclusively on Monday evening for a live, hour long interview, during which the host listed some of the people impacted by the behavior that landed Belfort in prison for nearly two years:

"Peter Springfield: an architect in Mystic, Connecticut, he lost half of his life savings. Dr. Alfred Vitt, a retired dentist, who lost $250 thousand dollars. One victim, called Bob Shearin, reportedly lost $130 thousand dollars, he told The Telegraph Newspaper this," detailed Morgan, before quoting from the article: FULL POST

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January 20th, 2014
10:56 PM ET

Jordan Belfort on seeing "The Wolf of Wall Street": "I felt myself sweating at certain points"

On the heels of Thursday's 2014 Oscar nominations announcement, which revealed “The Wolf of Wall Street” being included among the films fighting for the Best Picture win, on Monday evening Piers Morgan invited Jordan Belfort to join him exclusively for a face to face interview.

Seated across the "Piers Morgan Live" host as part of an hour-long conversation, the man about whom the movie is based shared his thoughts on Leonardo DiCaprio, the actor tasked with portraying him in the Hollywood production:

"Originally when Leo saw this project, he wanted to get it on screen – and he said this publicly – because it represented the mistakes that I made, and the attitude I had at the time, represents a lot of what went really wrong ultimately, many years later with Wall Street," said the 51-year-old stock broker turned motivational speaker. "It was important to him, and I think that - what impressed Leo, I think about my new life so much, is he saw me make this really radical turn, and I think that moved him. And I was really proud and shocked that he did that."

Equally impressed by DiCaprio as he felt the actor was with him, Belfort detailed the countless hours the two spent together as the Oscar-nominated star prepared for his role: FULL POST

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