Matthew Perry on forever being known as Chandler: “At first I thought it brought me down a little bit”

“I admire Piers Morgan because there’s a lot you have to remember,” remarks Matthew Perry, Friday’s “Piers Morgan Live” guest host.

Kicking back on a couch, with his arm around Digital Producer Jason Kurtz, Perry reveals that he had a great time hosting the show, which required him to adjust to a new format.

With much of tonight’s program focusing on drugs and alcohol, Perry invites Alby Zweig and West Huddleston to discuss addiction in its varied forms.

Having gone through rehab himself, Perry emphasizes the importance of discussion on the topic:

“I just want as much information about that stuff to get out as possible. And, so I saw this as an opportunity to have fun, and I also saw this as an opportunity to get more of the word out,” he tells Kurtz. Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain and Jason Kurtz on the “cool” factor that comes with being a chef

Following his debut as a fill-in host for Piers Morgan (airing Thursday, 9 p.m.), food and travel guru Anthony Bourdain took a seat on the host’s couch, opening up about everything from the life of a chef, to the success of his new CNN program.

Digital Producer Jason Kurtz noted that with “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” he’d intended for nit and grit to be a core element – where toothbrushes were forgotten and pipes were shared:

“I’ve been doing a lot of that,” confirmed the “Piers Morgan Live” guest host. “But you know, every once in a while, I do like a high thread count and some good hotel plumbing.”

Kurtz then asked about the Emmy nominations, or the “sixteen to seventeen” that he had exaggerated to have existed.

In truth, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” has garnered four award nominations, which come on the heels of his wildly successful run with “No Reservations.” Continue reading

Chris Noth on playing “Big”: “It gets a little crazy when they start yelling names at you”

Following his candid and passionate face to face interview with “Piers Morgan Tonight” guest host Robin Meade, on Wednesday television star Chris Noth was gracious enough to spend some time in the show’s “Green Room,” offering insight on everything from his environmental organization, to his most-celebrated small screen roles.

Speaking exclusively with Jason Kurtz, the actor who’s appeared in such hits as “Law and Order” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” as well as “Sex and the City” and “The Good Wife,” opened up about his famous characters, and what still resonates today:

“It started with Detective Mike Logan,” reminisced the shows digital producer, referring to Noth’s time on the NBC crime drama, and it’s spin-off. “Then of course Big, and now Peter Florrick. So, when you’re walking down the street, what do people yell the most?” Continue reading

Donny Deutsch on returning to “Piers Morgan Tonight” and interviewing Dr. Oz: “Oz taught me how to find a G-Spot on women”

Coming up this evening, “Guest Host Week” continues on “Piers Morgan Tonight,” as television veteran and advertising executive Donny Deutsch returns for an encore performance.

Joining Jason Kurtz for a behind the scenes interview from inside Piers Morgan‘s office, the 54-year-old executive is beginning to feel rather comfortable:

“I love that chair, it feels good in here. If I didn’t like Piers so much, I’d just kind of move in.”

Having last filled in for Morgan in March, Deutsch reveals the most-important thing he learned in tonight’s sophomore episode, during which he welcomed Dr. Oz:

“Oz, we just let it rip. Oz taught me how to find a G-Spot on women, so, what else do you need?”

Watch the clip as Wednesday’s guest host shares his thoughts on returning to the show and the distinct differences between his debut and second effort.
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Exclusive behind the scenes interview with guest host Regis Philbin: “Yeah, I have a lot of television experience”

As iconic television personality Regis Philbin prepares to guest host “Piers Morgan Tonight,” the always-energetic octogenarian is gracious enough to join Jason Kurtz for an exclusive behind the scenes interview.

Stopping in the hall outside of his dressing room, the legendary host reveals what goes in to filling Piers Morgan‘s shoes, and chair:

“Piers is a very special person, you know. I’ve worked with him before, on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ And it’s going to be a lot of fun, I’m looking forward to it.”

Kicking off a week of special guest hosts, Philbin will welcome fellow television icon Dave Letterman, for an extremely rare sit down interview: Continue reading

Rosie O’Donnell on hosting “Piers Morgan Tonight”: I just like to have conversations…I think I’m going to just have fun”

Coming up this evening, Guest Host Week rolls on for “Piers Morgan Tonight,” as comedian, actress, and television personality Rosie O’Donnell takes her turn in the chair.

Filling in for Piers Morgan, O’Donnel talks with Jason Kurtz, giving insight into what we can expect from her as a host: “Honest, and passionate. I don’t now, I just like to have conversations,” reveals the host of “The Rosie Show” on the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. “I think I’m going to just have fun.”

Watch the clip, and hear Rosie explain the one thing Piers allows, that she refuses to do.

Then tune is this evening at 9 p.m. EST/PST, as O’Donnel welcomes both Anjelica Huston and Joel McHale for a one-time only edition of “Rosie Tonight.”
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Joel McHale predicts March Madness champ: “It’s either going to be Vassar…or Wellesley”

Coming up this evening on “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Joel McHale sits down with Rosie O’Donnell as guest host week continues on the program.

Known for his role as Jeff Winger on NBC’s “Community,” and as the host of the E! TV series “The Soup,” following his sit down with O’Donnell, McHale took some time to share some insight and information in an exclusive Green Room interview with Jason Kurtz.

A football and basketball player in high school, McHale offered his predictions for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship:

“It’s either going to be Vassar…or Wellesley.” (ed. note: neither school is participating in the tournament.) Continue reading