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19th June 2014

Fact: British model Jodie Kidd has landed a reporting job with America's CNN network. Kidd, a former show jumper, will become the resident horse expert, using her knowledge to cover equestrian news stories and events.

2nd May 2014

Quote: "I think there were some serious wars going on, I'm sure there were some serious things to discuss, but I really... it's appalling." Veteran British actress Jane Seymour is saddened her bikini body still attracts so much attention after a recent vacation photo, taken by the paparazzi, even prompted coverage on Tv news network CNN.

14th March 2014

Fact: British newsman Piers Morgan has landed a new job after CNN bosses axed his nightly talk show - he will make a cameo in the big screen adaptation of hit Tv series Entourage. The former America's Got Talent judge will play himself in the film, due out next year (15).

13th March 2014

Quote: "I heard you just told Piers Morgan to f**k off, which is awesome. I'm super impressed by you lately. You've been, like, punk rock. She's been, like, kicking a**." Maroon 5 star Adam Levine is impressed with chat show host Chelsea Handler's ballsy attitude. The outspoken comedienne recently attacked newsman Morgan on his CNN show for not paying attention to her.

3rd March 2014

Fact: Cate Blanchett cursed on live Tv after her Oscar win. The Best Actress winner was interviewed backstage at the Academy Awards on CNN and when a reporter remarked that she was the first Australian to claim two acting Oscars, Blanchett retorted, "And don't you f**king forget it!"

27th February 2014

Fact: Media mogul Ted Turner, the founder of cable news network CNN, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sports Emmys ceremony in May (14).

24th February 2014

Tweet: "I want to say to @piersmorgan, I hope you are back on the air very soon, wherever that may be..." Alec Baldwin voices his support for British newsman Piers Morgan, who will step down from his CNN show Piers Morgan Live in the coming weeks.

17th January 2014

Quote: "This was so emotional for me because, I'm going to try not to cry, this was a day that my family has really been hoping for and waiting for, for such a long time. Chiwetel, he's been acting since he's 13 years old and... oh my god! I told myself I wasn't going to cry. I do feel so emotional now." Chiwetel Ejiofor's sister, CNN reporter Zain Asher, breaks down in tears of joy as she discusses the British star's Best Actor Oscar nomination for 12 Years A Slave.

2nd January 2014

Fact: Comedienne Kathy Griffin joined Blondie rocker Debbie Harry in an impromptu singalong for her hit song Hanging on the Telephone during Griffin's stint as co-host for CNN's New Year's Eve special with newsman with Anderson Cooper.

23rd July 2013

Fact: Actor Nick Cannon will be honoured with The Adcolor All-Star award for his work in music, movies and charity. The ceremony will be hosted by CNN's Don Lemon and held in Los Angeles later this year (13). The Adcolor awards recognise professionals of color and diversity in the fields of media, Pr, marketing and advertising.

10th June 2013

Fact: Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy will launch their new film Before Midnight internationally at the foot of the Acropolis Hill in Athens, Greece on 11 June (13). The red carpet screening will be held at open-air cinema Cine Thisio, which was recently named one of the world's 10 most enjoyable movie theatres by CNN. The film, which wraps up Hawke and Delpy's Before Sunrise trilogy, is set in Greece.

26th December 2012

Fact: U.S. leader President Barack Obama has been named CNN's Most Intriguing Person of 2012. Viewers voted Pakistani teen blogger Malala Yousufzai the second most intriguing. Yousufzai was shot by Taliban extremists who disagreed with her equal rights beliefs.

21st November 2012

Quote: "I'm building a closet in my house now, and it's like a dream. Racks on each side, a whole boudoir. I sit in there and watch CNN. Michael (Douglas, husband) says one day I'm going to go in and never come out!" Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is excited to complete her lavish walk-in wardrobe.

18th July 2012

Fact: Newsman Larry King has launched a new internet talk show, Larry King Now, on the website, admitting he "missed the action" after stepping down from his daily CNN programme in 2010. His first interviews online will be with filmmakers Oliver Stone and Seth MCFarlane and actress Betty White.

1st June 2012

Fact: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was given the task of interviewing former U.S. president Bill Clinton on Thursday (31May12) after stepping in as host on Piers Morgan Tonight to fill in for the vacationing British TV presenter on his CNN show.

12th March 2012

Fact: Legendary newsman Larry King is launching his own Internet TV network called Ora.TV, which will begin programming in the U.S. and Latin America later this year (12). The 78 year old, who retired from his longtime hosting job on CNN talk show Larry King Live at the beginning of 2011, will front a similar series on the new network.

6th February 2012

Tweet: "Madonna and I finally have something in common - neither of us has sung at the Superbowl" CNN newsman Piers Morgan takes another dig at Madonna following her Super Bowl show on Sunday (05Feb12).

27th January 2012

Quote: "I was watching CNN and they said, 'Brad Pitt's home!' and 'Brad Pitt's bodyguard!' I'm like, 'Why? Why?'" Brad Pitt on the confusion surrounding news stories suggesting police had interviewed his minder after discovering body parts scattered near his home. Pitt insists his bodyguard was only being asked if security camera footage had picked up any suspicious behaviour in recent weeks.

11th November 2011

Fact: Shock jock Howard Stern is reportedly in talks to replace newsman Piers Morgan as a host on U.S. TV talent show America's Got Talent. Morgan announced he would be departing the show to concentrate on his CNN talk show on Thursday (10Nov11).

29th September 2011

Quote: "Just because you're an actor or make films or whatever doesn't mean you're not entitled to your own personal privacy. If that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong." Scarlett Johansson on her rights to privacy in her first public comments since stolen naked cellphone photos of a woman appearing to be her were leaked online earlier this month (Sep11). She made the remarks during a taped interview with CNN.

24th August 2011

Quote: "I think he's alright. But I think he interrupts way too much. If Piers asked me for advice, I'd just say, 'Allow your guest to finish the answer and keep yourself out of the context of the interview. Let your guest be the star.'" Former CNN newsman Larry King isn't impressed by his replacement Piers Morgan's abrasive interviewing style.

28th July 2011

Fact: Adam Levine showed off his party trick on Piers Morgan's CNN show by balancing a broom on his chin.

26th April 2011

Quote: "I won't be getting up at 4am to watch the wedding. I'll catch the highlights on CNN because they'll be running something 24/7." Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe won't be watching Friday's (29Apr11) royal wedding live from his home in New York.

4th March 2011

Quote: "The world needs more celebrities like Charlie, guys who simply refuse to play by the conventional rules of life." Piers Morgan is full of praise for troubled actor Charlie Sheen, who appeared on his CNN chat show earlier this week (begs28Feb11).

4th March 2011

Quote: "I want to do an interview with her where she's stark naked. I think she's up for it. We have broached it formally with her." New CNN talk show host Piers Morgan is keen to land a racy interview with Lady GaGa.

4th March 2011

Quote: "It's the most difficult thing about the job, unquestionably. It's been the most difficult thing to sacrifice. I do just miss my kids so much. They do understand it's a pretty big job and they love coming out here to visit, but it's not ideal." British journalist-turned-Tv-presenter Piers Morgan reveals the biggest pitfall of relocating to America to host his new CNN chat show - he misses his three sons.

3rd March 2011

Quote: "Charlie Sheen is now following six people on Twitter and I'm one of them. This may be the greatest moment in my life." Newsman Piers Morgan is thrilled to be followed online by the troubled actor he interviewed on his CNN show earlier this week (01Mar11).

1st March 2011

Tweet: "Wasn't sure Charlie would actually turn up until he turned up - 4 mins before we went on air." CNN newsman Piers Morgan feared he'd be left without a guest after troubled Charlie Sheen made it to the studio just moments before his bizarre interview on Monday (28Feb11).

28th February 2011

Tweet: "4 more people called me 'Colin' last night incl (including) Colombian radio presenter who conducted whole (interview) with me thinking I was Mr. Firth." CNN presenter Piers Morgan is constantly being mistaken for fellow Brit Colin Firth after the actor's Oscar-winning performance in THE KING'S SPEECH. Appearing on the newsman's show recently, Firth admitted he's often mistaken for Morgan.

25th February 2011

Quote: "I noticed that just this week (it) became the most paused moment in movie history, and I figured that this week was the week that you and your team were Googling me the most for the show. So I figured probably you or your team were responsible for this being the most paused... Was it you?" Sharon Stone makes light of a new survey placing her provocative leg-crossing scene in Basic Instinct as the most paused movie scene ever, by blaming CNN interviewer Piers Morgan for the record number.

21st February 2011

Fact: Kelsey Grammer's ex-wife Camille has a reason to smile following her divorce from the actor - she's set to co-host CNN's Oscar's special and hit the red carpet at the awards on Sunday (27Feb11).

7th February 2011

Tweet: "It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to leave Egypt. CNN continues to have many teams in place." Newsman Anderson Cooper abandons his frontline report on Egypt's protests against president HOSNI MUBARAK after the anchor and his team were attacked by angry demonstrators last week (02Feb11).

25th January 2011

Tweet: "Damn and blast, you're all absolutely right, I should have asked Oprah: 'Got any secret half-sisters called Pat we don't know about?' Fail." CNN host Piers Morgan is fuming he missed a scoop when he interviewed Oprah Winfrey just days before she revealed her long lost half-sister to the world on her own TV show.

19th January 2011

Fact: American journalist Anderson Cooper will make his Broadway debut as the narrator of Daniel Radcliffe's upcoming musical HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. The CNN star's part will be pre-recorded. The show opens in March (11).

30th December 2010

Fact: WikiLeaks mastermind Julian Assange has been named's Most Intriguing Person on 2010. The journalist who spent time behind bars for exposing top secret information, beat President Barack Obama and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg to the top of the list.

19th December 2010

Fact: Revered U.S. newsman Larry King's final CNN talk show on Thursday night (16Dec10) finished on top form - the last ever LARRY KING LIVE was watched by 2.24 million people across America, more than triple the show's usual audience viewing figures in the 25 years he's been on air.

22nd September 2010

Quote: "Short of being elected Pope, I'm not sure what job I could have landed that would have attracted a bigger reaction." British journalist-turned-TV personality Piers Morgan felt overwhelmed by the congratulatory messages he received following the announcement he is to replace Larry King on his CNN talk show.

11th July 2010

Quote: "I was working out at the gym at CNN and the radio was on and I hear, 'Jane Fonda is in South Africa getting in vitro fertilisation to have a baby.' I think I was 60 at the time... I think I fell off the exercise bike." JANE FONDA on the weirdest rumour she's ever heard about herself.

2nd July 2010

Quote: "I don't know Piers Morgan, I've never seen him work... but I hear he's very good." Newsman Larry King on reports Brit Piers Morgan will take over his nightly timeslot on CNN when his Larry King Live show comes to an end later this year (10).

11th May 2010

Fact: Hip-hop superstar T.I. will open up about his time behind bars to U.S. newsman Larry King on Thursday (13May10) after the veteran CNN presenter landed the LIVE YOUR LIFE hitmaker's first post-prison TV interview for his talk show LARRY KING LIVE. The rapper was incarcerated for nine months for weapons charges and was released from a Georgia jail in March (10).

19th January 2010

Fact: Rocker John Mayer performed a moving rendition of his track HEART OF LIFE via satellite from London for CNN newsman Larry King's Haiti: How You Can Help star-studded special to raise money for the earthquake-ravaged nation on Monday night (18Jan10).

19th January 2010

Fact: Actor/rocker Jared Leto snapped up CNN newsman Larry King's elastic braces during the broadcaster's Haiti: How You Can Help special on Monday night (18Jan10) - adding $1,000 (£625) to the appeal to help the devastated nation following last Tuesday's (12Jan10) earthquake.

18th January 2010

Fact: Seal will sing The Impressions' People Get Ready during newsman Larry King's Haiti benefit special on CNN on Monday night (18Jan10).

5th May 2009

Fact: U2 star Bono recently interviewed George Clooney for a CNN news special. The rocker asked the politically-motivated movie star if he'd ever truly considered running for office, to which Clooney replied, "I thought about it years ago."

17th April 2009

Fact: Ashton Kutcher is taking on Ted Turner and his news giant CNN to see who is more popular on social networking website The actor and Twitter fanatic insists he'll beat the global TV network to landing a million followers. The winner of the challenge has agreed to donate 10,000 mosquito nets to the charities behind the upcoming World Malaria Day.

15th October 2008

Fact: Actor/comedian D.L. HUGHLEY will join the ranks of American comedians-turned-TV hosts Jon Stewart and STEPHEN COLBERT as the new presenter of a political-entertainment show for U.S. news network CNN, which is set to air later this month (Oct08).

8th September 2008

Quote: "It is a massive deal that this is happening and I love being around it. I love the excitement about it. I love these newscasters who are suddenly becoming like celebrities. I love (CNN correspondent) WOLF BLITZER. I want him to be my grandfather." British actor Jamie Bell is swept up by the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

26th April 2008

Quote: "BRANDON loves politics. My older son loves politics. We watch CNN all the time." Pamela Anderson hints her 11-year-old son may be heading for bigger things than his rocker dad Tommy Lee.

23rd April 2008

Fact: Anchorman Larry King has reportedly extended his employment contract with American TV network CNN to carry-on his live up until 2010. The extension will see the veteran host stay on the silver screen until he is 77 years old.

2nd February 2008

Fact: Leonardo Dicaprio and Steven Spielberg were among the stars in the audience at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday night (31Jan08) to watch presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama debate during a live CNN telecast.

23rd November 2007

Quote: "In all the years I've been in broadcasting, that was as weird as it gets." CNN anchorman Larry King on the first walk-out on his show LARRY KING LIVE - cosmetic surgeon DR. JAN ADAMS spent just 91 seconds on the newsman's show on Tuesday (20Nov07) before announcing he'd honour the wishes of Kanye West's family, who asked him not to appear on the show. Dr. Adams performed surgery on West's mother a day before she died on 10 November (07).

26th June 2007

Quote: "I don't think it's such a bad thing being bumped by Paris Hilton. I understand the priorities of the country that I live in." Documentary maker Michael Moore on finding his Wednesday (27Jun07) TV chat with CNN newsman Larry King had been axed in favour of an interview with released jailbird Hilton.

13th April 2007

Fact: Revered CNN talk show host Larry King dreams of interviewing Jesus Christ, insisting he'd ask, "Do you believe you were born of a virgin birth?" King celebrates his 50th anniversary in broadcasting with a string of special shows next week (beg16Apr07).

11th April 2007

Quote: "I have filled in for Larry King a number of times but I haven't got any time at the moment." Heather Mills confirms she has turned down the chance to host CNN talk show LARRY KING LIVE because she's too busy Dancing With The Stars.

5th April 2007

Fact: CROCODILE HUNTER star Steve Irwin's widow TERRI turned talk show host for CNN last night (04APR07) when she interviewed her daughter BINDI on Larry King LIVE, while the host was on vacation.

9th November 2006

Fact: The romantic 500-year-old Italian castle reportedly set to host Tom Cruise and KATIE HOMES' wedding next weekend (18NOV06) was where CNN newswoman Christiane Amanpour exchanged vows with JAMIE RUBIN in 1998.

20th June 2006

Quote: "I'm not sure what I expected before I met her, but to say I was impressed would be an understatement." Angelina Jolie has a new fan in CNN newsman Anderson Cooper.


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