READ about Piers Morgan's long career in journalism here.
If you hadn't heard just yet, "Piers Morgan Tonight" premieres tonight on CNN at 9pmET/PT. And there's...some press out there about it.
Here's a roundup:
Mr. Morgan is an unstoppable self-promoter, the likes of which CNN has not seen before. On his office bulletin board hangs a headline from The New York Post: “Piers makes enemy of Madonna.” Before dozens of television critics this month, he said CNN needs to make noise in a cable news “jungle,” and added of his own show, “I want you guys to be writing about the show regularly, good, bad and ugly.”
The meeting was barely underway, and already talk had turned from scheduling to flirting.
“There was proper flirtation — I was flirting with Condoleezza Rice and Oprah on Week One,” Piers Morgan declared, as a producer ran down the A-list roster of interviews planned for the launch week of his new CNN show, “Piers Morgan Tonight,” which debuts tonight in Larry King’s old time slot.
Also from the Post: what Howard Stern said about Jay Leno.
Ricky Gervais may still be trending from last night's flame ball monologue, but the true Golden Globes media winner is Piers Morgan.
Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais got noticeably less screentime after his incendiary opening. Some said that's standard for awards show hosts, but fellow Brit and Larry King successor Morgan jumped on the conspiracy train, tweeting, "What the hell happened?" and "Gervais not seen for an hour now," starting the hashtag "#whatthehellhappened."
Does he worry that continuing to judge "America's Got Talent" while hosting this new talk show will hurt his credibility? "No, I think it's funny," he says, lightening up a little. "One day I'll be judging a piano-playing pig, the next I'll be interviewing Nelson Mandela."
One day, when that piano-playing pig can fly, he'll be interviewing Madonna.
After Morgan was canned - "sacked" as they say in Britain - he did not languish out of sight for long. His cheeky, dishy memoir was a best-seller. He started writing for the British edition of GQ magazine, where he interviewed celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke - and, as it turned out, the woman who last year became his wife.