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May 17th, 2012
01:44 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: Billy Bob Thornton on social media; Marc Lasry on taxes

On Wednesday night, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed actor and screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton for a candid and genuine interview.

During his interview with Piers Morgan, Thornton talked about how social media and the system are taking over:

“The system has always found a way to control people, and I think this time they’ve done it by selling them things that make them feel accepted, loved, and important. Everyone should feel that but I think they should feel it through natural things.”

Thornton went on to draw the contrast between how people used to interact and how the system is making it difficult to continue doing things the same way – something he talks about in his book "The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts."

"When it becomes a tool for people's hatred and jealousy – we're losing the magic in life because people aren't communicating and they're not going through the process of life," Thornton said.

Also on Wednesday, the CEO of Avenue Capital Group Marc Lasry spoke with Piers Morgan about Facebook, its IPO, and whether the company is worth $100 billion:

"The question is going to be two or three years from now is the valuation today the right valuation."

Lasry also went on to talk about his support for President Obama:

"I personally don't have an issue with paying higher taxes."

Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Thornton and Lasry share their own opinions.
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  1. Melkam

    Hi Mr. Piers, Use your golden opportunities before too late! Judgement Day is coming whether we like it or not! believe or not! It is too dangerous and irresponsible to rebroadcast or support and bringing another burden amides existing challenges facing our globe! Better to be clear than confusing! If I were you I would prefer dealing with Absolute Truth to relative! Of course both of us dying soon and our responsibility and honesty to Truth will save generation or our irresponsibility and dishonesty will add up and create more complex problems! Open your eye! All days seem good but they are potentially dangerous! All are afraid of nuclear but they don't see what they are doing!

    May 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Steve

    Would somebody please tell Billy Bob Thornton that a Hitler moustache is supposed to be worn ABOVE the lip, not below it? He looks so ridiculous with that silly thing stuck to his chin that it's amazing. I can't believe anyone can take anything this guy says seriously. This had to be the worst interview I've ever seen on Piers Morgan. Thornton is a self-centred jerk who takes himself way too seriously.

    May 17, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Liz

      What have you ever done with your life Steve that makes you so special? I guess that the opinions expressed by Billy Bob were a little too humanistic for you to understand. Obviously, you are the self-centered jerk who should take a good hard look at himself. Grow up. I thought that it was a great interview.

      June 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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