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May 29th, 2013
06:27 PM ET

Glenn Close talks with Jason Kurtz about her "very nice" real-life persona: "You don't know me, you just met me!"

Following her candid and heartfelt interview with Piers Morgan (airing Thursday, 9 p.m.,) television and film icon Glenn Close was gracious enough to spend some time backstage, speaking candidly about her commitment to "Bring Change 2 Mind," while also sharing insight into her most intense roles.

"Whether it's 'Damages,' or 'Fatal Attraction,' or even the Dalmatian movie ['101 Dalmatians,' '102 Dalmatians',] you are always playing, at the very least, these powerful women," noted Digital Producer Jason Kurtz, in referencing some of the actresses signature roles. "In real life, you're very, very nice."

Chucking, the guest quipped "You don't know me, you just met me!"

Admitting Close was technically correct, Kurtz followed up nonetheless: FULL POST

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May 17th, 2013
08:34 PM ET

Bob Costas talks sportscasting with Jason Kurtz: "My first salary was 11 grand a year in 1974"

Following his entertaining and engaging interview with Piers Morgan (airing Friday, 9 p.m.,) sports broadcasting legend Bob Costas was gracious enough to spend some time in the show's "Green Room," sharing some humorous anecdotes, and showing off some of his patented Syracuse University pride.

Speaking exclusively with Jason Kurtz, the eight-time National Sportscaster of the Year award-winner reminisced about his early days working as an announcer, despite not officially graduating from college:

"My first salary was 11 grand a year in 1974 to call the Spirits of St. Louis of the ABA, but I did leave Syracuse prior to graduation. I don't regret the decision, much as I love the 'Cuse and I maintain a strong connection to them," Costas explained. "I thought well, a chance to not only do pro basketball, but to do it on KMOX in St. Louis, a legendary radio station, has a chance to lead to some good things. And it did. So, that's why I did what I did. Although there wasn't an immediate pot of gold." FULL POST

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May 17th, 2013
10:47 AM ET

Piers Morgan's interview with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

On Thursday evening, Piers Morgan welcomed Jay Carney for a fascinating and wide-ranging interview that touched upon the entire breadth of the pressures currently facing the administration.

As part of this "Piers Morgan Live" web exclusive, watch both videos for the entire exchange, as the White House Press Secretary offers his insight and perspective on everything from the September 11th attacks in Benghazi, Libya to the IRS's reported targeting of conservative groups, and the Justice Departments recent seizure of Associated Press phone records.

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March 25th, 2013
05:39 PM ET

Web Extra: Angela Bassett discusses her portrayal of Tina Turner, and the singer's review of the performance

In advance of an opening weekend which saw "Olympus Has Fallen" pull in more than 30 million dollars, good for top spot at the box office, Piers Morgan sat down with some of the case from the film, including Golden Globe winner Angela Bassett.

Perhaps most well known for her Academy Award nominated portrayal of Tina Turner in 1993's biopic "What's Love Got to Do with It," the 54-year-old reveals how her performance was received by the 8-time Grammy Award winner herself:

"I did see her a couple of years after. Oprah [Winfrey] did this big thing at her home...the young'uns and the elders and the legends," explains Bassett, in this web exclusive video clip. "She said, you played me well, you played me well. You did good."

As the movie was wrapping, Turner visited Bassett, even lending a helping hand in the most-unlikely of ways: FULL POST

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February 28th, 2013
06:43 PM ET

All Things D's Kara Swisher on Marissa Mayer's new policy: "You want to be at the workplace to create collaboration and innovation ... Yahoo!'s been lagging for years"

On the heels of heavy backlash following Marissa Mayer discontinuing the telecommuting option enjoyed by many Yahoo! employees, this week "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited two women professionals to share their reaction and insight on the CEO's recent announcement.

As profiled in an "Only in America" segment in July, the 37-year-old Mayer took the top job at the tech giant and announced her pregnancy on the same day. With a baby boy born in late September, Meyer briefly worked from home, but has since returned to corporate headquarters.

According the Kara Swisher – the co-executive editor of All Things D who broke the story of the internal memo – in announcing her new policy this week the young executive has drawn the ire of many, despite having practical reasons:

"The concept of what she's saying is true: you want to be at the workplace to create collaboration and innovation. And Yahoo!'s been lagging for years," explains Swisher, who knew of the policy even before Yahoo!'s own staff. "The way she did it? It's a very hot-button issue. I think was a little bit – maybe inexperienced CEO – or a little too abrupt for people."

Serving to only add more fuel to the public fire, Mayer has built a private nursery adjacent to her office, where she and her personal nanny can easily care for her child. FULL POST

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February 13th, 2013
09:10 PM ET

Chris Noth on playing "Big": "It gets a little crazy when they start yelling names at you"

Following his candid and passionate face to face interview with "Piers Morgan Tonight" guest host Robin Meade (airing Wednesday, 9 p.m.,) this evening television star Chris Noth was gracious enough to spend some time in the show's "Green Room," offering insight on everything from his environmental organization, to his most-celebrated small screen roles.

Speaking exclusively with Jason Kurtz, the actor who's appeared in such hits as "Law and Order" and "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," as well as "Sex and the City" and "The Good Wife," opened up about his famous characters, and what still resonates today:

"It started with Detective Mike Logan," reminisced the shows digital producer, referring to Noth's time on the NBC crime drama, and it's spin-off. "Then of course Big, and now Peter Florrick. So, when you're walking down the street, what do people yell the most?" FULL POST

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January 18th, 2013
05:41 PM ET

Charlie Sheen on the NFL Playoffs: "The Ravens are going to win ... it's Ray Lewis' year"

Following his honest and entertaining interview with Piers Morgan (airs tonight at 9 p.m.,) earlier this week guest Charlie Sheen was gracious enough to share a few moments as part of an exclusive, behind the scenes interview.

Joining Digital Producer Jason Kurtz in the studio, the actor explained why he'd agreed to return to the program after having first been interviewed on "Piers Morgan Tonight" amidst a whirlwind period of media attention and public scrutiny following his departure from CBS's "Two and a Half Men."

"He treated you pretty fair," said Kurtz, referring to the interview that's since been dubbed "Round 1." "Is that part of the reason you came back?"

"Absolutely. I've thought about visiting in the past couple of years – a lot sooner than this – because of the time we had the first time," explained Sheen. "But he's an absolute pro, and a perfect gentleman."

A noted sports fan, who's portrayed many an athlete on both television and in film, Kurtz asked Sheen to do a bit of football foreshadowing: FULL POST


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December 12th, 2012
08:16 PM ET

Barbra Streisand's fantasy dinner party

Coming up soon, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes one of the most iconic singers and actresses of our time, Barbra Streisand. Piers Morgan sits down with Streisand for a rare interview as the two look back on her lengendary career, on screen and stage, and look forward to her newest acting role in the film "Guilt Trip."

So as we head into the holiday season where family and friends often gather around the table for a feast, Morgan asks the 70-year-old to dream up a dinner party with guests from any time period. First on her list? "Albert Einstein," she says. "I'd like to meet him." A dinner party with some of the greats from history would not be complete without Leonardo Da Vinci and Vincent Van Gogh.

"You'd have to put him [Van Gogh] on your left, right?" the host asks. "No, he could be on my - no, no I'd put him across," she corrects herself. Now that the two have named a couple of painters and a scientist, Morgan asks the entertainer to name an entertainer in history.

"Besides Marlon [Brando]?" Streisand asks. "Marlon, he is a definite," they both agree. As the duo move on to select one living person the host can't help but ask, "Who's the greatest living human being?" FULL POST

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December 10th, 2012
05:30 PM ET

Bob Costas on his "Piers Morgan Tonight" appearance: "I think it pretty much fills the whole spectrum out, and I'm done now"

Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Tonight" invites Bob Costas to share his trademark insight and expert commentary on some of the recent tragedies that have moved the NFL from the sports page to the front page.

Following his face to face conversation with Piers Morgan, Costas shared some time with digital producer Jason Kurtz in a web-exclusive, behind-the-scenes "Green Room Interview."

With nearly 20 Emmy Awards to his credit, the eight-time National Sportscaster of the Year compared his appearance on "Piers Morgan Tonight" to the rest of his body of work:

"I think it pretty much fills the whole spectrum out, and I'm done now, this is my valedictory," jokes Costas. "There's nowhere to go from here. I've peaked, and I'm done."

Watch the above clip to hear why Costas felt his recent halftime commentary on gun control was pertinent, then tune in at 9 p.m. as the legendary broadcaster explains what he views as a "gun culture" within the NFL.
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December 3rd, 2012
12:53 PM ET

Sharon Osbourne on President Obama: "He's a very decent man"

On Friday, Piers Morgan reunited with his former colleague and longtime friend, Sharon Osbourne, for a wide-ranging and spirited interview that touched upon everything from health and politics to entertainment and economics.

Joining the program for a face to face primetime exclusive, the wife of heavy metal singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne revealed the reasons behind why she didn't make it to the polls on election day:

"Oh, because I'm a lazy old tart," said the woman who holds dual American and British citizenship.

But even though Osbourne didn't vote for the president, he nonetheless has her endorsement:

"I think that he's a very decent man. He's a decent man, and he really does want things to change for the better. And he is very proud of this country, loves it, and wants it to be the best. And I think his intentions are only honorable."

Asked by her fellow Brit how the United States can revitalize it's struggling economy, the co-host of "The Talk" emphasized the need for providing work to those living on American soil: FULL POST

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