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America's Got Talent Wildcard Round: Judges' Favorites Get Second Chance

Originally posted 08/17/2011 09:30AM



America has voted, and the contestants going on to the semi-finals of this season's America's Got Talent have been selected.

But according to judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel, some contestants were wrongly eliminated from the competition. And thanks to Tuesday's wildcard round, each judge picked four favorites to vie for a second shot at the semi-finals.

The Kinetic King – who failed miserably last week – redeemed himself with a unique demonstration of the domino effect, using cans, plastic cups, balloons and metal trash cans. Watch a clip above.

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America's Got Talent: Dance Acts Dominate the Competition

Originally posted 08/03/2011 07:55AM



Last week, the musical acts hit a high note on America's Got Talent. This week, it was all about the dancers – both serious and silly – that earned the judges' stamps of approval.

Zuma Zuma, the second act of the evening, made hardheaded Piers Morgan a newfound fan of pole dancing.

"That is exactly the kind I enjoy," Morgan told the Kenya-bred men's group, who courageously jumped and flipped from pole to pole. "[This performance was] exuberant, vibrant. If you're having fun, so is the audience."

Fellow judge Sharon Osbourne admired the group's "great speed and enthusiasm," while Howie Mandel praised their performance for being "dangerous" and "exciting."

Three acts later, Sam B. took the stage. The stout male – clad in a bright gold sparkly jacket – didn't do much more than wiggle, jump and sandwich himself in between a handful of women. But for some reason, that performance, which took place in front of a neon, '80s-themed backdrop, was enough to win over the fans and (most of) the judges. (Watch a clip.)

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America's Got Talent: Acts (Mostly) Fail to Impress Judges

Originally posted 07/20/2011 09:00AM



Tuesday night's taping of America's Got Talent brought out an eclectic group of acts, but among the variety – including a magician, comedian, juggler and female singer-songwriter whose appearance resembled Justin Bieber – only a small portion stood out for the right reasons.

Judge Piers Morgan, who used his buzzer four times during the night, seemed unimpressed with the majority of acts altogether. Although there were three acts that received negative feedback from all three judges, one in particular came off as especially disappointing.

Following a knife-slinging, gun-shooting audition in June that had the judges and the audience's jaws dropping, the cowboy-cowgirl duo Rhinestone Ropers came back with an anticlimactic performance that involved a lasso and their horse Lucky Joe.

"It's lovely and nice and it wasn't exciting," judge Sharon Osbourne said. "[It was] more like a kid's birthday party."

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America's Got Talent: Anna Graceman, 11, Charms Piers Morgan

Originally posted 07/13/2011 10:00AM



Although Piers Morgan put his buzzer to good use and even compared one of Tuesday's America's Got Talent acts to what "hell is like," the tough judge softened when it came to adorable Anna Graceman, 11, who performed Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World."

"You sang it beautifully," Morgan said after Graceman received a standing ovation and the loudest applause of the night. Fellow judges Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel also had nothing but praise for the talented young Canadian.

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Fourth Child On the Way for Piers Morgan

Fourth Child On the Way for Piers Morgan

Originally posted 06/05/2011 02:00PM

Piers Morgan is expanding his family.

The Piers Morgan Tonight host, 46, confirmed the addition via Twitter Sunday morning, linking to a report and remarking, "This is true."

The news? Wife Celia Walden, 34, is four months pregnant with the couple's first child together. A feature writer and columnist for the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph, Walden wed Morgan in June 2010.

Morgan, who also judges America's Got Talent, is already dad to three boys – Spencer, 17, Stanley, 13, and Albert, 10 – from his previous marriage.

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Gavin Rossdale: Son Zuma's Accidental Fall Was 'Horrific'

Originally posted 06/05/2011 11:00AM

"It was one of the worst nights of our lives,” the rocker said of Thursday, when his 2½-year-old broke his arm

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George Clooney: Forget About Another Wedding

Originally posted 01/22/2011 01:55PM

George Clooney has marriage on the mind – his first marriage.

Appearing with his father Nick Clooney on Piers Morgan Tonight on Friday, George was asked by his dad to think about tying the knot. Nick noted he'd been married to George's mom Nina for 51 years.

"I hate to blow your whole news story, but I was married," said George, wed to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993. "Yeah, so I've proven how good I was at it, and I just. ... I'm allowed one."

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All About Piers Morgan's New Show

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All About Piers Morgan's New Show

Originally posted 01/17/2011 03:00PM

Piers Morgan's new talk show, Piers Morgan Tonight, premieres Monday (9 p.m. ET) on CNN in the same time slot that Larry King used to occupy, and the British journalist admits he's "a mixture of emotions."

"I feel like a NASA astronaut just before liftoff," the journalist-turned-America's Got Talent judge says. "It's very exciting, but you're also aware that you're going into [unknown] territory. This is the biggest thing I've ever done in my life."

Morgan, 45, will interview Oprah Winfrey on his inaugural episode – a huge get, he says.

"The two most powerful people in America are President Obama and Oprah Winfrey," he explains. "They would be amazing interviews."

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