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Piers Morgan confirms Alesha Dixon for Life Stories

2 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Piers Morgan has announced that the new series of Life Stories will kick off with Alesha Dixon.

The Britain's Got Talent star will be the first celebrity to face Morgan as the ITV chat show begins its 12th run.

Writing on Twitter, the broadcaster confirmed that the episode will air on Friday, September 5 at 9pm.

Confirmed: My new Life Stories series starts @ITV 9pm, Friday Sep5. First guest is @GotTalent star @AleshaOfficial - should be brilliant.

Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 21, 2014

Dixon rose to fame as a third of Mis-Teeq before embarking on a solo career. She served as a judge on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing, but quit to join Simon Cowell's Britain's Got Talent in 2012.

Last year, she and partner Azuka Ononye became parents to daughter Azura Sienna.

Morgan has been tipped to return to ITV's Britain's Got Talent in 2015 as a replacement for David Walliams. »

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David Beckham, Alan Sugar, Russell Brand in Match of the Day at 50 clips

18 August 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

David Beckham and Russell Brand are among the stars to appear in an upcoming Match of the Day documentary.

The one-off programme will mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic football highlights show on Friday, August 22 at 10.35pm.

New clips from the special include friendly rivals Lord Alan Sugar and Piers Morgan discussing their love of the game and Match of the Day.

Another clip features the likes of Russell Brand, Sue Johnston and Greg Dyke speaking about the show's different presenters over the years, including Jimmy Hill, Des Lynam, and current host Gary Lineker.

Alan Shearer, Ian Wright and Alan Hansen are among the Match of the Day pundits of past and present that will feature in the show.

Ryan Giggs, Michael Owen, Jose Mourinho and Thierry Henry will be just some of the football icons that will make an appearance as well.

Composer Barry Stoller will also discuss »

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Why You'll Love James Corden, From a British Person

7 August 2014 3:05 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

James Corden may not be a familiar face in the Us yet, but over at Popsugar UK, we've been watching the guy for years. From TV dramas to self-penned comedies, stage appearances, and sci-fi cameos, not to mention hosting gigs and charity skits, you can't go far in the UK without stumbling across this man. The good news is that despite us reaching peak Corden capacity and deciding to send him over to the Us to be the (rumored) new host of The Late Late Show, he's a little more loved than other recent British exports (I'm so sorry about Piers Morgan, but please do feel free to keep him). From his memorable role as Smithy to his well-documented obsession with a particular British boy band (no, not that one), there's a lot to love about Corden. So sit back and allow me to introduce you to the English lad »

- Gemma-Cartwright

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7 Times George Clooney Said He Wouldn't Get Married

7 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

George Clooney is gearing up to wed Amal Alamuddin, but did he even believe this day would come?

George Clooney is gearing up to wed 36-year-old international lawyer and activist Amal Alamuddin (the two just got their marriage license in London), but did he even believe this day would come?

After his first marriage from 1989-1993 to actress Talia Balsam-- best known as Donald Sterling's ex-wife on Mad Men and ‎John Slattery's wife in real life-- Clooney has been playing the field for over two decades.

Related: George Clooney--I'm Marrying Up

Now that the once-hailed "eternal bachelor" is about to say those "I dos," let's look back at all the times the 53-year-old actor implied that he was Not the marrying type.

1. As recently as Jan. 2014, Clooney was touting at a Monuments Men press event that he was staying a bachelor. "This fascination with my love life is really something," the Express »

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Four Years After ‘America’s Got Talent’ Exit, Lindsey Stirling Returns

6 August 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

In 2010, dubstep violinist Lindsey Stirling was a quarter-finalist on America's Got Talent, but was booted off the show after failing to impress its judges. Four years later, Stirling's YouTube channel has made her an international sensation, and her success has given her the chance to return to America's Got Talent, this time as a featured performer. When she appeared on America's Got Talent, Piers Morgan called her "not good enough." This defeat led Stirling to YouTube, where she has racked up millions of subscribers. Her popularity has led her to release two albums; her latest effort, Shatter Me, reached #2 on the Billboard album charts. Meanwhile, as her star has grown, a video of her America's Got Talent performance has gone viral, receiving more than four million views to date. Stirling's America's Got Talent failure has become an integral part of her personal story and has made her a poster child for the power of YouTube. »

- Sam Gutelle

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What we learned about sex in the 1990s from Sliver

29 July 2014 7:36 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Every generation thinks they invented sex, right? Well, whoever invented it in the 90s was doing it very strangely...

Off the back of the international success of Basic Instinct, Sharon Stone was catapulted to movie stardom. Writer Joe Ezterhas enjoyed the fruits of that too, and the pair decided to see if lightning could strike twice. Thus, Ezterhas, under the guidance of producer Robert Evans, put Sliver together, an adaptation of the novel by Ira Levin.

In truth, Sliver should have opened with the song from Muppets Most Wanted. "We're doing a sequel", they joyously sing. "It's more of the same!". And whilst Sliver wasn't Basic Instinct 2 - that cinematic joy would be over a decade away, and at that stage merely a glint in Stan Collymore's eye - there's little doubting that the plan was to recapture what had turned Basic Instinct into a huge hit several years before. »

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The Weinstein Company To Release One Chance On Yahoo Screen Before It Hits Theaters

21 July 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On the night of June 9th 2007, a new television reality show called ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ went on air in the UK. On its first ever broadcast, a shy, unassuming man opened his mouth to sing the famous operatic aria ‘Nessun Dorma’, delivering a beautiful, stirring rendition that would change his life from that moment forward.

Swept up in the contagious emotion of Giacomo Puccini’s stunning aria, and the unlikely figure with crooked teeth and diluted confidence who had crooned it for them, the show’s three judges – Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan – stared in awe at what they had just witnessed, while the audience of 2,000 at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff erupted in a standing ovation.

Britain was instantly won over by Paul Potts, who was then working as a manager at the Port Talbot branch of The Carphone Warehouse, and followed him on his »

- Michelle McCue

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Celebrities remember James Garner on Twitter

20 July 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

On Saturday, Hollywood leading man James Garner died of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 86.

When the news broke, celebrities immediately took to Twitter to remember the man behind Maverick, The Rockford Files, and so much more. Here are just a few of those tributes:

Rip to a legend. James Garner was both a kind man and gifted actor. It was an honor to work with him on #TheNotebook. He will be missed.

Nicholas Sparks (@NicholasSparks) July 20, 2014

Matt Weiner on casting Don Draper: “James Garner was the model. That’s who I wanted.”

Brett Martin (@brettmartin) July 20, 2014

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- Samantha Highfill

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‘The Hunt With John Walsh’ Nabs Best-Ever CNN Original Series Premiere

14 July 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Walsh “hunted” strong ratings: He got his man. “The Hunt With John Walsh” on Sunday night debuted to the best ratings ever for a CNN Original Series premiere in the 25-54 demo, with 330,000 viewers. It had 989,000 total viewers. Both totals were good for No. 1 across cable news in the 9 p.m. timeslot, when Fox News aired “Fox Report Weekend” and MSNBC ran a documentary. Also read: John Walsh Takes on NRA, Vows to Continue Piers Morgan's Gun-Control Campaign on CNN Compared to the prior four Sundays, CNN grew 89 percent in total viewers and 96 percent in they key news demo. »

- Tony Maglio

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Former Fox News Anchor Alisyn Camerota Joins CNN

14 July 2014 7:03 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Alisyn Camerota is headed back to cable news. A 16-year veteran of Fox News, Camerota was serving as co-anchor of “America's News Headquarters” when she left the network in March. On Monday morning, CNN announced that it was bringing her aboard to work across the network's different programs. Also read: John Walsh Takes on NRA, Vows to Continue Piers Morgan's Gun-Control Campaign on CNN “I have been a fan of Alisyn's for a very long time, and couldn't be happier that she has agreed to come to CNN,” the network's president, Jeff Zucker, said in a statement. “She is »

- Jordan Zakarin

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BBC Newsnight is history, claims David Starkey | Media Monkey

10 July 2014 1:24 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Historian who sparked nearly 700 complaints to BBC about his comments on show says it is 'tired' and 'should be allowed to die'

David Starkey has said the BBC's Newsnight is "tired" and "should be allowed to die". The historian often described as "the rudest man in Britain" told the Telegraph that the show was at the end of its natural lifespan. The format of the show is tired and thats obviously why Paxman gave up, he said. "The BBC is in many ways wonderful, but it is not good at recognising when a programme has come to the end of its natural life. Programmes are like weeds they spring up, grow quickly, and then should be allowed to die quickly. I think the BBC needs to be much more adventurous. I am horrified by this appetite they have for relaunches and remakes. They should be thinking about doing something new. »

- Monkey

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Piers Morgan -- Brazil's Loss Was Epic ... 'Worse Than Embarrassing'

9 July 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany wasn't just bad ... it might be the most Embarrassing thing that's ever happened to a World Cup team ... so says Piers Morgan. The former CNN host -- and die-hard soccer fan -- was out at Madeo last night when he Went Off on Brazil ... "The most incredible thing I've ever watched in my entire 49 years of watching football," Morgan said ... "It was like an abattoir. A footballing abattoir."For the record, »

- TMZ Staff

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John Walsh Takes on NRA, Vows to Continue Piers Morgan's Gun-Control Campaign on CNN

7 July 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Piers Morgan is gone from CNN, but new host John Walsh plans to continue his campaign for gun control. Besides hosting “America's Most Wanted” and advocating for victims’ rights, Walsh has been a longtime advocate of background checks and other safety measures. He said he would continue that fight now that he is joining CNN as the host of “The Hunt,” a new show about catching fugitives. Also read: Piers Morgan Ends CNN Show With Gun Control Plea (Video) “I am the guy that has seen both sides of the issue,” Walsh told reporters Monday. “I own guns. I'm the father of. »

- Tim Molloy

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Andrew Strauss apologises for calling Kevin Pietersen a "c**t" on TV

5 July 2014 3:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ex-England cricket team captain Andrew Strauss has apologised after being overheard referring to former teammate Kevin Pietersen as being "an absolute c**t" during a televised cricket match on Saturday (July 5).

The offending remark was heard in Australia during a break in Sky Sports' coverage of McC's match against the Rest of the World at Lord's, but was not broadcast in the UK.

Strauss issued a prompt apology to viewers, saying: "I apologise unreservedly, particularly to Kevin Pietersen. I am mortified and profusely sorry."

Sky Sports Cricket also apologised on Twitter: "Earlier comments were made during a break of play which were heard overseas. We apologise for the language used."

The two famously had a falling out in 2012 after Pietersen was caught allegedly sending derogatory text messages about Strauss and other teammates to the South African team.

Piers Morgan also used social media to call for Strauss's firing from Sky Sports. »

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Recap: 'True Blood' - 'I Found You'

29 June 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Despite all evidence to the contrary, “True Blood” would like to give you what you want from it. This is not a Brechtian experiment in raising awareness of the audience’s desire to have its feelings manipulated in the name of “entertainment” by frustrating and disappointing us at every turn; at its best, it’s a robust sexy horror comedy made by HBO pros. But it’s been having trouble being scary and funny—intentionally, anyway—because of creative exhaustion, or the contempt that’s bred by familiarity, or because Alan Ball has left the building. Or maybe its priorities are just screwed up. “I Found You” opens with a languorously paced scene in which Jason Stackhouse tracks down Eric, standing in front of a window with his shirt open, as if practicing his moodiness. “Why’d you come here, Jason?” asks Eric “I came because I knew you’d ask that f***ing question, »

- Phil Dyess-Nugent

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Nancy Grace Shocks Man With Revelation His Missing Son Was Found In His Basement (Video)

26 June 2014 8:18 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Nancy Grace broke the news on-air to a father searching for his 12-year-old son that the boy had been found alive in his basement. “Charlie, we are getting reports that your son has been found in your basement,” Grace told Charles Bothuel, who reported his son missing on Father's Day. Also read: Nancy Grace Grills WWE Star Diamond Dallas Page Over Ultimate Warrior's Death, Steroids (Video) Bothuell's eyes widened. “What?” Bothuell said. “Oh s—! I have no idea.” Also read: Nancy Grace Rips Piers Morgan: It's Not Right for a Brit To Lecture Us About Gun Control! “This is »

- James Crugnale

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Piers Morgan lands new ITV deal

18 June 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Piers Morgan has landed a new contract with ITV. The 'Life Stories' host is set to extend his partnership with the channel just months after his Us talk show, 'Piers Morgan Live', was axed by CNN. Piers will front a brand new series of 'Life Stories', expected to run for six episodes, and various factual shows next year under his new deal. An ITV source told The Sun newspaper: ''We are talking to Piers about an initial run of six episodes of Life Stories next year and a new factual series. ''Negotiations are still ongoing and haven't concluded yet.'' Unlike his current deal with ITV, »

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Piers Morgan to sign new ITV Life Stories contract

18 June 2014 12:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Piers Morgan will reportedly sign a new deal with ITV when his current two-year contract expires at the end of June.

The TV presenter will sign a non-exclusive deal with the broadcaster, The Sun reports.

It is claimed Morgan will host another six episodes of his Life Stories interview series, in addition to a new factual series.

There have been 69 episodes of Piers Morgan's Life Stories spread over 11 series since 2009.

Interviewees have included the likes of celebrities Sharon Osbourne, Katie Price, Simon Cowell, Elton John and Dannii Minogue, as well as politicians John Prescott, Ann Widdecombe and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Morgan has been tipped to return to ITV's Britain's Got Talent in 2015 as a replacement for David Walliams.

The controversial former Daily Mirror editor was axed from CNN earlier this year after a three-year stint as the replacement for Larry King, later quipping about being 'unemployed'. »

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Simon Cowell: 'I may shake up Britain's Got Talent judges'

7 June 2014 5:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Simon Cowell has suggested that he may shake-up the judging panel on Britain's Got Talent.

The panel has consisted of Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams since 2012. Previous judges include Michael McIntyre, David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan.

Speaking to Bang Showbiz, the 54-year-old said: "I'm possibly looking at a shake-up for next year. It's about having a conversation to see how much they want to be on the show.

"Are they still into the idea of finding a star? I never want a judge for hire. I want someone committed."

Speaking about his relationship with David Walliams, Cowell said that the comedy actor had overstepped the mark on a few occasions with some of his comments.

"He gets really over-excited on the live shows and says and does things he wasn't planning, then sometimes regrets it," Cowell explained.

"But he kind of makes it interesting.I knew what »

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Jeff Zucker Congratulates Staff on 'Evolving' CNN, 'Sixties' Ratings, V.A. Coverage

30 May 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CNN's 9 p.m. hour, in a sort of limbo post-Piers Morgan, got a shot in the arm on Thursday night. The premiere episode of Playtone (Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman) and Mark Herzog's The Sixties won the news demo, besting Fox News Channel and MSNBC, nearly tripling its average showing in the time slot over the past month. A 10 p.m. encore lost little steam -- the two showings averaged a respective 284,000 and 243,000 viewers -- again topping its two most relevant rivals among adults 25-54. Network president Jeff Zucker took the good news, as well

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- Michael O'Connell

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