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December 19th, 2013
09:12 PM ET

Glenn Beck on Chris Christie: "A fat nightmare"

Coming up Friday evening at 9, Piers Morgan vacates his own New York studio, as CNN colleague S.E. Cupp cozies up to his desk, and gets comfortable in his chair, taking a turn as the program's guest host.

Normally accustomed to the early evening hours, tomorrow will see Cupp perform in primetime, as she welcomes Glenn Beck for an hour-long, face to face interview.

Colleagues at TheBlaze TV, Beck and Cupp spend much of their time talking politics, and the conversation quickly jumps ahead to 2016 and the next general election.

"Let me ask you about the real world. Chris Christie is the real world," begins Cupp, referencing a man many assume will make a run for Washington and the nation's highest office.

Beck, suffice it to say, will not be backing the Garden State governor:

"No, Chris Christie is a fat nightmare," blurts Beck. "He is a nightmare."

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July 29th, 2013
04:54 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Lauren Graham and Matthew Perry talk acting role, Morgan Spurlock welcomes the Pot Mom

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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July 26th, 2013
08:10 PM ET

Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden: "If I were the U.S. government, I would be praying for his health"

In a special Saturday edition of "Piers Morgan Live," the primetime program invites Morgan Spurlock to take over, as the host of CNN's "Inside Man" fills in for the British television presenter, bringing "Guest Host Week" to a close in fascinating fashion.

Welcoming reporter Glenn Greenwald, the columnist for "The Guardian" who is largely credited with breaking the story surrounding Edward Snowden and leaked information on government agencies use of secret data-mining programs, Spurlock asks why the former National Security Agency contractor fled America:

"Why did he leave the U.S. in the first place? Why not stay here and fight," wonders Spurlock. "If he was really a hero, wouldn't he have just, you know, be seen a little differently if he had just stuck around and kind of stood his ground?"

Seemingly protecting his confidant, Greenwald offers the alternative perspective:

"I don't think so. Um, if you look at what Bradley Manning, for example, did, who leaked thousands of pages showing serious war crimes on the part of the United States, he didn't run, and yet most people in the media and lots of people in the United States viewed him as somehow an odious person, even a traitor," explains the columnist. "He's been locked away in a cage for many years and we haven't heard from him."

As to the reported information that Snowden may still be in possession of, Greenwald insists that keeping him alive, and safe, is in America's national interest:

"If he were killed, there'd be no telling how those documents would then get released, probably more irresponsibly," says the columnist. "If I were the U.S. government I would be praying for his health, not trying to kill him, because of how responsible of a whistleblower he's been in insisting that these stories be reported judiciously."

Watch the clip for more of Spurlock's interview with Greenwald, and for the full edition of "Piers Morgan Live" as hosted by the "Inside Man," tune to CNN Saturday at 9.
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July 26th, 2013
07:37 PM ET

Steve King tells Morgan Spurlock he stands by his recent remarks to "Newsmax": "Of course I do...it's utterly true"

Coming up on Saturday evening, Morgan Spurlock pulls up a chair, closing out "Piers Morgan Live" Guest Host Week with a flourish.

In a special weekend edition of the program, the host of CNN's "Inside Man" invites Representative Steve King to share his thoughts on everything from immigration reform and border control, to government assistance in relation to employment statistics:

"I think there are 100 million Americans that are of working age that just simply are not in the workforce, and one of the reasons that they're not lining up is because we have 80 different means-tested federal welfare programs," notes the Republican from Iowa. "If you add that all up together, it almost is a guarantee of a cradle-to-grave Middle Class standard of living. That's a big mistake to have a policy like that that would have that many people – not necessarily in the shadows – but people that are not in the workforce that should be."

Meanwhile, in a recent interview with the conservative American news media organization "Newsmax," King offered a colorful anecdote to explain his position on immigration: FULL POST

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July 26th, 2013
06:32 PM ET

Matthew Perry: "The fact that I never tried heroin is the only reason I'm able to sit here"

Coming up Friday at 9, comedic actor Matthew Perry will put his serious side on display, as he takes over as "Piers Morgan Live" guest host, opening up about struggles with alcohol and drugs.

As a recovering addict, Perry understands how hard the journey to sobriety can be, especially while under the scrutiny of the public eye. But Cory Monteith’s passing serves as a reminder that not all are fortunate enough to overcome addiction.

Welcoming Dr. David Sack, Perry looks to shed light on how this recent tragedy could have been avoided, while also inquiring as to what can be done to prevent others from succumbing to a similar fate:

"The fact that I never tried heroin, is the only reason I'm able to sit here. I'm positive. If I had tried that, I would not be around," Perry reveals to the CEO of Promises Treatment Center. “When I was in high school, there was pot in our lockers and now there’s heroin.”

While Sack suggests that the heroin itself isn't the biggest concern, he is worried about drugs within a similar class: FULL POST

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July 26th, 2013
06:05 PM ET

Lisa Kudrow on "Friends": "If it were up to us...I would keep going"

Coming up Friday at 9, Matthew Perry takes over the "Piers Morgan Live" studio, filling in for the regular British television presenter and making his Guest Host debut.

In a nostalgic twist, Perry is not without his famous friends, as Lisa Kudrow visits in a nod to their iconic NBC program.

While "Friends" had a spectacular 10 year run, the finale left the viewers with one very pressing question: why did it have to end?

As it turns out, at least two of the stars have been asking themselves the very same question: FULL POST

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July 25th, 2013
09:35 PM ET

The "Cronut" vs. the "DKA" – Anthony Bourdain welcomes the man behind the pastries, and asks the audience to vote

If you are an ambitious foodie residing in the greater New York area, you have likely waited in line outside Ansel Bakery in the wee hours of the morning, all in hopes of getting your hands on a "cronut." If you are a foodie residing anywhere else, you have likely read about the "cronut" craze. If neither of those descriptions apply to you, than be prepared to drool as you tune in to Thursday's "Piers Morgan Live" as guest hosted by Anthony Bourdain.

Inviting Dominique Ansel, owner of Ansel Bakery in SoHo and the man credited with the creation of this heavenly pastry, to join him in studio with his decadent treats on hand, Bourdain inquires as to the secrets behind the mouth-watering deliciousness that is the "cronut."

Ansel launched the oh-so-popular confection, a croissant-doughnut hybrid, in his small bakery in May, and has been working to meet the massive and growing demand. But despite the public’s adoration for the "cronut," it turns out that another one of Ansel’s creations, the "DKA," wins over the taste buds of just about half of Bourdain’s studio audience.

A "DKA" is Ansel’s interpretation of a French classic, the Kouign Amann, or “buttery cake” in Celtic: FULL POST

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July 25th, 2013
06:44 PM ET

Mario Batali on Justin Bieber urination incident: "I would have brutally kicked his ass"

Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Live" sets the table with another fascinating – and in many way delicious – edition of "Guest Host Week," as celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain writes his own menu, and as always, candor and humor are the specials of the day.

Joined by his colleagues, fellow chef's Eric Ripert and Mario Batali, the dinner conversation turns to, of all things, "The Biebs":

"One of my favorite artists, Justin Bieber, was filmed recently going through the kitchen of an operating nightclub, a busy kitchen, and apparently chose to relieve himself into a mop bucket in the actual kitchen itself in front of the kitchen staff. More to the point, [he] left a mess for, you know, the night clean-up guy, the morning dishwasher," explained the host of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown." "Surely you don’t approve of this sort of behavior. What would be the appropriate response, were you the chef at this establishment and young Justin Bieber decided to stop in your kitchen to relieve himself and syphon the python into the mop bucket. How would you respond?" FULL POST

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July 25th, 2013
12:04 AM ET

Donny Deutsch asks his guests: "Am I racist?"

Ten days since the six female jurors rendered a "not guilty" verdict in the highly divisive George Zimmerman trial, the topic of race remains as polarizing as any in America.

With a live studio audience hanging on every word, this evening guest host Donny Deutsch asked a very provocative question: "Am I racist?"

Filling in for Piers Morgan, the television personality and "Today" show contributor had begun his inquiry by admitting that if he were to see a young, African-American male in a hoodie walking down his street, he would pause. Deutsch noted that such an occurrence would be out of context, hence his hesitation. But, he asked Star Jones, does that make him a racist:

"You would not be showing racism by just thinking it, but what you would be showing is implicit bias," explained the lawyer, and former "The View" co-host. "This is what this conversation has generated. Implicit bias is that when, because of what you've been programmed to think, when you see a young African-American man in a hoodie, or in some jeans, you immediately start to think this silly statistic that there are more Black men in jail than there are in college, when that's absolutely not true."

Seated beside Jones, "HuffPost Live" host Marc Lamont Hill spoke to Deutsch's initial question: FULL POST

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July 24th, 2013
11:26 PM ET

How "The Dirty" dug up the latest Anthony Weiner texts: "She came to me...she was a fan of the site"

Amidst the very public and political uproar that comes following revelations of additional indiscretions by Anthony Weiner, this evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed the man responsible for bringing the latest lewd information to the forefront of the nations conscience, Nik Richie.

The creator of the gossip website TheDirty.com, Richie published the sexually-themed photos and text messages sent by the New York City mayoral candidate that lead to Tuesday's impromptu press conference.

Talking live with guest host Donny Deutsch, the man born Hooman Abedi Karamian explained how he obtained the "dirt":

“She came to me. She was a fan of the site, and she confided in me. And, I told her to send me all the information, all the screen shots, because I personally didn’t believe her at first," said Richie, talking about the woman known only to this point as "Sydney Leathers. "We spent the weekend just connecting the dots, and I drilled her. I basically said, you know, you’ve got to convince me if you’re going to convince America.”

According to Richie, Weiners' relationship with the woman began with an e-mail, and grew to involve social media:
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