Tiger Woods is back in the news this week in a big way – thanks to success on the golf course, but also due to a new book out today. Hank Haney is Woods' former coach, and today, his book "The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods" will bring to light some parts of the Woods story Woods would rather not discuss.
Tonight, Haney talks to Piers Morgan in a live, prime time exclusive interview at 9pmET. FULL POST
Chelsea Handler kicks off anniversary week on "Piers Morgan Tonight" – except the roles are reversed: she interviews Piers Morgan tonight for the hour. "There are some questions that you ask where you do push and push the person," said Handler, before playing a reel of some 2011 "hijinks."
She asked Piers why he always interrupts people. "If they start rambling and being boring or obfuscating or just not playing the game properly, I"m going to...get proper answers out of them," he says. Also: Larry King. FULL POST
Piers Morgan and the staff of "Piers Morgan Tonight" are celebrating the first year of shows at CNN, with an anniversary week kicking off tonight at 9pmET/PT with Chelsea Handler interviewing Piers, Rosie O'Donnell is a guest Tuesday and former Pres. Jimmy Carter is on Wednesday. In this web video he looks back at the first year, and ahead to year two. "It's turned into much more of a news show," says Piers. "That was driven by the incredible news cycle we've had, and by the fact that my training and background is all news journalism."
Piers said the formula will remain in 2012: "When there's news, we'll do it very well, and when there's no news, we'll do great interviews with big stars." How did he get into TV? FULL POST
If you missed Jimmy Fallon's Tim Tebow/David Bowie match-up last night on his NBC show (or you haven't happened to stumble upon it as it's gone viral online today), don't fear – you can catch an encore on "Piers Morgan Tonight" this evening at 9pmET/PT. "Tebowie" (just watch) came about since Fallon already had a Bowie impression ready. "America's rooting for the guy," Fallon tells Piers Morgan. "I have a David Bowie impression. It's all about the writing."
Fallon has met Bowie. "He's a very very funny guy, we were email buddies for awhile," he said. Watch Tebowie tonight, 9pmET/PT.
Jodi Kantor's new book, "The Obamas," is garnering a lot of attention, and tonight she talks about all of it, positive and negative, on "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9pmET/PT. "The political culture is so nasty and negative," Kantor tells Piers Morgan. "If you work really hard on an honest portrayal of these people, that shows their successes and failures...you are at risk of being attacked for that."
She also responds to the criticism that she didn't interview Michelle Obama directly. "Are we going to stop writing biographers and character portraits of presidents and first ladies?" she says. Watch the full, at times contentious, interview tonight at 9pmET/PT – also on the show: Rudy Giuliani.
Rudy Giuliani is a guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight" this evening – making him the guest with the most appearances on the show this year. He talks about the growing war of words between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. "You can empathize and sympathize with Newt," Giuliani tells Piers Morgan. "I think what was done to him in Iowa was horrible."
But he doesn't agree with Gingrich's strategy now: "Newt should contain that anger and should stick with intellectually honest attacks on Romney." Watch the full interview tonight – also on the show: "The Obamas" author Jodi Kantor.
We've heard about Jon Huntsman's daughters, but on "Piers Morgan Tonight" last night we met the Newt Gingrich daughters. Is there a rivalry between the two sets of daughters, asked Piers Morgan? "We're all having a good time," said Jackie Gingrich Cushman.
Kathy Gingrich Lubbers described her father as a "very fun, congenial guy." And Cushman said: 'He's really providing a clear contrast between himself and other candidates."
Actor Rob Lowe is a guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight" this evening, and he handicaps the 2012 GOP field. "I'm not so sure any party should pick a candidate based solely on whether they can beat the other candidate," Lowe tells Piers Morgan. "I think it should be about what the person stands for and where they're going to take the country."
He also talks about what would happen if it ends up being Mitt Romney vs. Pres. Barack Obama. "I think it would be a high level of discourse," says Lowe. Watch the full interview tonight at 9pmET – also on the show, Bruno Mars. [Lowe also talks about his book - watch some of the audio version here.]
All this week CNN is airing some of Piers Morgan's greatest hits – tonight at 9pmET/PT, watch the hour with Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman.
Here's Freeman on the right wing and the tea party in this country:
"The tea partiers who are controlling the Republican party...their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term," he tells Piers Morgan. "What underlines that? Screw the country, we're going to do whatever we can to get this black man out of here."
He continues: "It is a racist thing." Is he disappointed in Pres. Obama?
"Kind of, but I so understood that he was trying to hold onto his own promise," says Freeman. "He would be President of all the people.""
Watch the preview above – and also in the interview, Freeman on love and dating, his movie career and much more. See the full interview tonight at 9pmET/PT.
All this week CNN is airing some of Piers Morgan's greatest hits – tonight at 9pmET/PT, watch the hour with Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges.
Here's Bridges talking about his break in the industry – thanks to his father:
When Morgan pointed out Bridges' reputation as "the nicest guy in show business," the younger Bridges again credited his father's guidance.
"You know, I take my lead from my old man," said Bridges, "Who loved showbiz so much and, yes, I got to work with him as a kid on 'Sea Hunt.' You know, whenever there was a role for the little kid, he'd say, 'Come on, get out of school and come and play with Dad.'"
Watch the preview above, in which Bridges talks about portraying drunks in film. See the full interview tonight at 9pmET/PT.