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March 14th, 2014
08:48 PM ET

Jeff Bridges, movie star, humanitarian and spokesman for the "No Kid Hungry" campaign

With an entertainment career that has spanned more than half a century, an Academy Award on his mantle and a place in pop culture lore for his iconic portrayal of "the Dude" in the famed 1998 film "The Big Lebowski," actor Jeff Bridges has shown a voracious appetite for the movie business. However, off camera, the 64-year-old is making sure everyone eats, in particular children.

In 1984, Bridges joined forces with others in the industry, founding the "End Hunger Network," and in 2010 he became the official spokesman for the "No Kid Hungry" campaign.

Check out the above video as Bridges joins Piers Morgan to speak further about the cause that's been close to his heart for more than 30 years, including the forthcoming “Breakfast After the Bell” initiative which is designed to give children more nutrition in the morning, so as to help them better learn in the classroom.
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March 13th, 2014
10:16 PM ET

Barbara Starr with new information on missing Flight 370: "There is a strong likelihood that the flight is at the bottom of the Indian Ocean"

As the mystery surrounding missing Flight 370 approaches the one week mark, and with new theories and fresh information seemingly on the hour, Thursday evening saw "Piers Morgan Live" welcome a wide-ranging collection of guests, each tasked with offering their own brand of insight and perspective.

Just moments into the one-hour primetime program, Piers Morgan welcomed his first interview subject – Barbara Starr – who joined the program live from Washington with fresh information.

"There is a strong likelihood that the flight is at the bottom of the Indian Ocean," said CNN's Pentagon corespondent, sourcing the information to "a Senior U.S. official."

According to Starr, during the course of the last day the Malaysians have released information containing "key data" that puts the missing aircraft over the Indian Ocean, between four and five hours off course. In evaluating satellite information, and specific audio frequencies, the United States has formed their current working theory. FULL POST

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March 12th, 2014
10:54 PM ET

Wife of miss Flight 370 passenger: "He's my best friend and my soul mate...I just can't wait for him to come back...I hope"

Nearly a week since Flight 370 went missing after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing, family and friends are being forced to entertain the possibility that their loved ones may never be coming home.

On Wednesday evening, Piers Morgan conducted an emotional interview with Danica Weeks, an Australian woman whose husband Paul is among the 239 people missing. Left to care for her two young sons while scarce details trickle in, Weeks revealed the challenges the family is currently facing:

"We're taking it slowly and [I'm] just trying to keep myself distracted as I'm sure every family member is. You just hear all the news, and I'm trying not to take too much of it in," Weeks told Morgan through a teary Skype conversation. "One minute it's this and then the next minute that's not confirmed, so that's the toughest part, every day waking up and just ... looking on the news and seeing that there's nothing and there's no cause for Malaysia to say 'we've found something.'"

More than five days since reports of a missing flight first emerged, hope is dwindling: FULL POST

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March 11th, 2014
11:09 PM ET

Woman claims to have spent 2011 flight in cockpit with currently missing co-pilot: "They were smoking...they were posing for pictures"

Of the 239 people missing with Flight 370, among them are the crew, including co-pilot Fariq Ab Hamid. In the days since the aircrafts mysterious disappearance, new information from Hamid's career has surfaced, including an occasion in 2011 during which he's said to have invited a pair of young women into the cockpit for an unauthorized visit.

On Tuesday evening, one of the women – Jonti Roos – joined "Piers Morgan Live" to describe the event:

"My friend and I were standing in line at the boarding gate with all the other passengers waiting to board. And the co-pilots and pilots walked past us, and then came back to us and asked us if we would like to sit with them in the cockpit during the flight. We said 'yes,'" explained Roos, appearing via Skype from Australia. "We boarded the plane normally with all the other passengers and went to our seats. A short while after taking our seats, an air hostess came to us and asked us if we would like to move into the cockpit, after which we did. And that's where we spent the flight." FULL POST

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March 10th, 2014
11:09 PM ET

Chelsea Handler zings Piers Morgan: "Well, maybe that's why your job is coming to an end"

Not once in any of her previous "Piers Morgan Live" visits has Chelsea Handler pulled any punches.

Not when she stressed the importance of "sleeping around with people you work with".

Certainly not when she spoke of her attempt to read "50 Shades of Grey", before giving up, and ultimately describing the book as "poorly written" and "trash".

And not even when the television personality and comedian weighed in on Sarah Palin, referring to the former Alaskan governor as "not a serious person".

So, it should come as little surprise that the 39-year-old star of "Chelsea Lately" held nothing back when sitting across from Piers Morgan on Monday evening.

As the topic turned to social media, the host attempted to pay his guest a compliment, noting "you tweet very amusingly."

In classic fashion, Handler fired back, and not in a loving way:

"I wish you did."

Knocking the host for his lack of focus, the author of the new book "Uganda Be Kidding Me" really lit into her fellow late-night colleague.

"You can't even pay attention for sixty seconds. You're a terrible interviewer," she said.

Attempting to defend himself, Morgan offered the following explanation:

"Well, you just weren't keeping my attention."

Handler, however, wasn't having it:

"That's not my problem ... this is your show. You have to pay attention to the guests that you invited on your show ... it doesn't matter how interesting I am. You signed up for this show," she insisted.

Morgan continued to suggest that it was the guests fault for not being interesting enough. At this point, Handler went where only she could go, unleashing a zinger that left an embarrassed Morgan speechless:

"Well, maybe that's why your job is coming to an end."

Trying desperately to redeem himself, Morgan went to the well with one of his usual questions, asking Handler about the prospect of reliving one hour of her life.

Without hesitation, she hammered him once more:

"It would be spending this hour differently."

Watch the above clip for more, as the host begs his guest to "be nice." And, for the next episode of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9p.
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Chelsea Handler's "Piers Morgan Live" lessons – Palin "not a serious person", 50 Shades of Grey is "trash", sleeping around at work "encouraged"
March 10th, 2014
07:43 PM ET

Chelsea Handler's "Piers Morgan Live" lessons – Palin "not a serious person", 50 Shades of Grey is "trash", sleeping around at work "encouraged"

Dating back to the shows origins in January of 2011, television personality Chelsea Handler has been a welcome breath of fresh – if not inappropriate – air, as one of the most unabashedly honest and least censored "Piers Morgan Live" guests of all-time.

With the 39-year-old set to return Monday evening, we've taken the liberty of revisiting some of Handler's most noteworthy comments and moments. FULL POST

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Breaking News:  A Boeing 777-200 is missing and has lost contact with Malaysia Airlines
March 7th, 2014
09:48 PM ET

Breaking News: A Boeing 777-200 is missing and has lost contact with Malaysia Airlines

A Boeing 777-200 aircraft carrying 239 people is missing.

The flight left Kuala Lampur, bound for Beijing, but lost contact with Malaysia Airlines.

The plane was one hour into its flight when communication ceased, and based on the amount of fuel the aircraft was carrying, Malaysia Airlines says that it's extremely unlikely the plane is still in the air.

Stay with CNN on air and online at for the very latest information.
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March 6th, 2014
10:36 PM ET

Duke Porn Star "Belle Knox": "[To] have that sexual autonomy, it is so incredibly freeing"

Waiting tables at your neighborhood Applebee's.

Logging a few barrista shifts at the campus coffee shop.

Even spending Friday night babysitting a couple of your professor's rug-rats.

These, are some of the typical jobs held by many college students. Performing hardcore sex acts on camera for money? Less common. But this is the part time profession selected by "Belle Knox," a Duke University freshman using porn as a way to offset her robust tuition costs.

After being outed by a classmate, "Knox" opted to publicly reveal her identity with an article titled "I'm the Duke University Freshman Porn Star And For The First Time I'm Telling The Story In My Words," which she wrote for Joining "Piers Morgan Live" exclusively Thursday evening, she spoke of being empowered by her choice to join the adult film industry: FULL POST

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March 5th, 2014
11:44 PM ET

Anchors Away: Russian TV hosts speak out against own network, one quits while on-air

With a global news cycle currently dominated by unrest in Ukraine, and the corresponding Russian involvement, this week has seen a pair of television personalities steal a bit of the headlines themselves.

The first such journalist is Abby Martin, host of "Breaking the Set" on Russia Today America (RT), a network funded by the Russian government. Distressed by her company's blind support of Russian military action in Ukraine, Martin concluded her program on Monday with an impassioned denouncement of the presence of Russian troops in the Ukranian peninsula of Crimea, land that was controlled by the Soviet Union until its breakup in 1991.

"Military intervention is never the answer," Martin stated on RT. "And I will not sit here and apologize (for) and defend military aggression."

In telling Piers Morgan that her program offers editorial freedom, and that she's experienced support from her network since the incident, Martin suggested that other media outlets aren't allowed the same leeway: FULL POST

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March 4th, 2014
11:16 PM ET

Ezekiel Emanuel on his brother Rahm's polar plunge: "I always knew he was crazy"

While the legendary series may suggest that "father" knows best, in a household of three ambitious boys, each of whom who would aspire to immensely successful careers, it's actually the brothers that likely know one another better than anyone.

Such was the case within the Emanuels of Illinois – Rahm, Ezekiel, and Ari – a polarizing politician, brilliant scholar, and groundbreaking talent agent respectively. So, when the mayor of Chicago opted to throw caution, and his health, to the wind, it came as little surprise that his medically astute brother would have an opinion.

"I always knew he was crazy, it seems nuts to me," Ezekiel told Piers Morgan Tuesday evening, referencing his younger brother's recent "polar plunge" alongside Jimmy Fallon and into a frigid Lake Michigan. FULL POST

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