02:10 PM EDT 04/13/2013
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."
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.
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.
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
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."
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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