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February 20th, 2014
11:42 PM ET

The men behind "The Lego Movie" reflect on the films star power: "I can't believe we got Shaq to say all that stuff"

It's one of the most successful films thus far in 2014. A romantic comedy with a heartthrob hero and lovable leading lady? No. An action-packed shoot 'em up that covers multiple continents and comes complete with a catch phrase. Nuh uh. How about a star-studded drama with a heartwarming score, and a plot that tugs at your heartstrings. Nope. That's not it either. How about an animated feature based upon a kids toy that's 65 years old. Yep. That's the ticket.

Since opening on February 7th, "The Lego Movie" has grossed close to 200 million dollars. The key to the films success? It may very well be the relationship between the two men behind it, Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, co-writers, co-directors and best buds.

"We're like brothers, so we bicker and stuff," admitted Miller, in joining Piers Morgan for a live interview Thursday evening. "But we have a very similar point of view of things, a similar sense of humor. So, we have a lot in common, and we have a lot of respect for each other." FULL POST

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February 20th, 2014
10:31 PM ET

John McCain comfortable waiting for more facts, and a healthy debate, on both Chris Christie and Ted Cruz

He's been called a "maverick". And a "badass". And, even, the real life version of actor Ed Harris (though his wife thinks he's too cute for such a comparison).

However, on Thursday evening John McCain was simply a guest of Piers Morgan.

A frequent visitor to the program, the one-time presidential candidate joined the host for a primetime interview, sharing some thoughts on a few of the names currently dominating the GOP headlines. FULL POST

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February 19th, 2014
11:46 PM ET

Oprah Winfrey urges people to "Just Say Hello": "Every human being is looking for one thing, and that is to be validated, to be seen and to be heard"

It's not every day that Oprah Winfrey joins Piers Morgan for a live interview. In fact, it's only happened once before, on the program's very first night, January 17, 2011. That is, until Wednesday.

Joining the program via Skype, the universally acknowledged Queen of Media touched upon a topic she's currently championing, encouraging people to "Just Say Hello".

It's an initiative designed to combat loneliness, lift spirits, brighten days, and improve the lives of every day people. But Winfrey is not an every day person. Anything but. Which prompted the host to inquire as to whether or not she has ever suffered from the affliction of which she is so actively aiming to alleviate.

"Have you had periods of real genuine loneliness in your life, do you think," Morgan asked Winfrey. FULL POST

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February 19th, 2014
10:48 PM ET

Gayle King on social media and loneliness: "No one's going to send you a picture...of laying in the bed in the fetal position"

"Just Say Hello." It's a simple concept, but a powerful message, and fueled by the legendary media giant that is Oprah Winfrey, the three words are catching on and encouraging compassion and connection among those that subscribe to sentiment.

But what about those that don't? What of the men and women that exist on the fringes of society? Welcoming Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who wrote an extensive article on the topic of human interaction for "O, The Oprah Magazine," Piers Morgan inquired as to the potential of a correlation between isolationism and the propensity to inflict harm.

"Many mass shootings in America involve people who are described as loners, and indeed many criminal acts of that kind are committed by people who are loners," noted the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "Is a loner the same as somebody who is lonely?"

Seated across from Morgan, and next to Gayle King, the magazine's editor-at-large, Gupta offered his professional insight: FULL POST

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February 18th, 2014
11:31 PM ET

Model Paulina Porizkova blames Photoshop for image issues: "My grandmother could be a supermodel now even though she's dead!"

In honor of the release of the 50th edition of Sports Illustrated's iconic swimsuit issue, on Tuesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed Paulina Porizkova, who, in 1984 and 1985, became just the second model to grace the magazine's cover in back to back years.

But more than a quarter century since a fresh-faced, 18-year-old Porizkova garnered international fame, ideas about beauty, body image and the female ideal have drastically changed.

"We're starting to celebrate such a small amount of beauty. It's like the fabulous big noses of the past. Like if you think of [the Portrait of] Madame X, the painting with this gorgeous profile. Like that wouldn't be gorgeous anymore. Like our sense of what's beautiful has narrowed so much," lamented the 48-year-old Czech-born model. "And I guess I'm partly responsible since 20 years ago you were supposed to look like this." FULL POST

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February 18th, 2014
10:36 PM ET

Rudy Giuliani on "The Tonight Show" returning to New York: "We have a lot more interesting people to interview than the West Coast"

He's pro-choice, and against medical marijuana. But above all, Rudy Giuliani doesn't believe in welching on a bet.

As such, the former New York City mayor appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Monday night, diligently handing Jimmy Fallon one hundred dollars.

"I lost a bet, I lost a bet, what can I do," laughed Giuliani, as he joined Piers Morgan on Tuesday.

Initially, the former Republican presidential candidate went on the record to say that Fallon would never land in the host's chair of America's most iconic late night program. FULL POST

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February 17th, 2014
11:39 PM ET

Agent Kenny Zuckerman says Jonathan Martin is moving forward: "2014's going to be a really positive year for him"

Following Friday's release of Ted Wells' 144 page report, in which the criminal attorney found "a pattern of harassment" within the Miami Dolphins, on Monday evening "Piers Morgan Live" asked Kenny Zuckerman to share his perspective on the investigation's findings.

A veteran sports agent, Zuckerman represents offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, the man at the center of the report after accusing teammate Richie Incognito of bullying in late 2013.

"Whatever happens to Richie, happens to Richie," said Zuckerman, speaking of Incognito, who was released by the Dolphins in early November for what was described as alleged misconduct. "I think we just let the report speaks for itself." FULL POST

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February 17th, 2014
11:03 PM ET

Nancy Grace on George Zimmerman's "victim" claims: "Just go away and stop rubbing salt in my wound"

Amidst the overwhelming backlash surrounding CNN's morning interview with George Zimmerman, on Monday evening "Piers Morgan Live" asked a trio of voices to offer their insights and reaction.

In a sit down interview with "New Day" host Chris Cuomo, Zimmerman – who in July was found not guilty in the killing of Trayvon Martin – referred to himself as a victim, suggesting that the ordeal of the trial, and the associated media attention, had taken an intense toll on him personally.

Nancy Grace did not share Zimmeramn's perspective: FULL POST

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February 14th, 2014
02:55 PM ET

Pharrell Williams on his hats: "It's not me. I can't take credit. It's Vivienne Westwood"

Coming up tonight at 9, "Piers Morgan Live" welcomes one of the most influential and widely-respected talents in today's music industry, as Pharrell Williams joins the program for a primetime interview.

Known for everything from his solo career as both a singer and hip-hop artist, as well as his collaborative efforts with multiple groups and his work as a producer and songwriter, Williams routinely has his hand in a multitude of projects. Piers Morgan, however, is most intrigued by what's on his guest's head.

"Pharrell, I can't talk to you, without starting with the hat. It's a new hat, it's a new shade, is it Vivienne Westwood again," asks the host, referencing the musician's recent affinity toward the oversized accessory, a trend her first unveiled at this year's Grammys.

To Williams, the hats are a nod to early origins of hip-hop music and a culture that helped shape and influence his booming career: FULL POST

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February 12th, 2014
11:48 PM ET

Arsenio Hall on "The Tonight Show": "If I owned NBC, I might do this...there's a changing demography going on"

On Wednesday evening Piers Morgan invited fellow television host Arsenio Hall to join him in studio for a live interview, during which the wide-ranging conversation touched upon everything from race, sexuality, sports, and birthday cake.

Additionally, Morgan and Hall found time to touch upon a medium near and dear to their respective hearts as the pair discussed changes in TV personalities, specifically Jay Leno's departure from "The Tonight Show", and Jimmy Fallon's forthcoming stint as host.

"We know in the word Show-Business, the word business is larger than the word show, right? If I owned NBC, I might do this. There's a changing demography going on. Even though you're number one, at "The Tonight Show", your audience may be older. Maybe you aren't embracing social media. The world is changing while we're watching it," said the host of "The Arsenio Hall Show." "The sad thing is Jimmy Fallon's a good kid. And Jay doesn't begrudge him. None of us do. Because it would be someone that would get the job." FULL POST

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