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Matthew Perry and Lisa Kudrow wish they were still making 'Friends'

Friends: they’re just like us!

Okay, so the unwashed masses usually don’t spend their Friday nights guest-hosting Piers Morgan Tonight. But they do spend their time wishing that modern history’s greatest sitcom — yeah, Seinfeld partisans, I said it — had never gone off the air.

Matthew Perry filled in for Morgan late last week, giving him a golden opportunity to reunite with guest and ex-costar Lisa Kudrow. Though Kudrow’s long since moved on to another series — Web Therapy, which began its third season on Showtime last week — the conversation naturally turned to their shared history, and, more specifically, their nostalgia for the Friends era.

“I find myself sort of reminiscing about how much fun the show was,” Perry said at one point. “If I had a time machine, I would like to go back to 2004 and not have stopped, you know?”

Evidently, Kudrow feels the same way. “Oh, I would keep going,” she said in response — adding, “There would have come a time anyway when someone would have said we’ve had enough, but why not have fun until they do?”

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Lindsay Lohan gives interview to Piers Morgan: 'I've never been a huge drinker'

Lindsay Lohan has a few more confessions from a broken heart.

Before  — finally – checking herself into court-mandated rehab for 90 days, Lindsay Lohan sat down with Piers Morgan for a Q&A just published in the U.K.’s Daily Mail. There’s nothing fans or critics haven’t heard before about how or why her life got so off track (she hits on sad but well-worn topics such as her dad selling a recording of her complaining about her mom, the stolen necklace she says was a misunderstanding, and how everyone — even court judges — “believe the rumors”), but it is rather interesting to hear Lohan discuss what the media has been opining about for years (EW reached out to reps for Lohan and Morgan, who didn’t respond to a request for comment). Read on for Lohan’s side of the story when it comes to drinking, drugs and (mandatory) rehab.  READ FULL STORY

Michelle Shocked apologizes for anti-gay remarks on 'Piers Morgan,' sort of -- VIDEO

Michelle Shocked’s rambling, quasi-coherent appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight this Monday wasn’t nearly as, well, shocking as Alex Jones‘s — but it did inspire nearly as many furrowed brows.

The born-again alt-folk singer stopped by the show in order to apologize for and clarify anti-gay remarks she made at a concert March 17. (A sample: “When they stop Prop 8 and force priests at gunpoint to marry gays, it will be the downfall of civilization, and Jesus will come back… You can go on Twitter and say, ‘Michelle Shocked says God hates f—s.'”) While Shocked began by unequivocally admitting that she “made a mistake,” her explanation soon went off the rails.

“If I had the chance to go back and do it again, I don’t think I would have taken the audience up on their choice. I had presented an entire performance, and I had framed it as truth, and then I came back out for an encore, and they requested reality,” Shocked said, as though she were explaining that 2 plus 2 is 4. “And what has consequently taken place ever since then is my manifestation of how little I think of reality. I know that it’s a stock in trade for a lot of the media to just present things like that’s how it really is, but I don’t think the audience was ready for the consequences of that. And I surely have not been happy with it.”

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Ted Nugent to Piers Morgan: Leave gun owners alone! -- VIDEO

In Ted Nugentland, President Obama is “an evil, dangerous man who hates America and hates freedom” — and so is Piers Morgan, the CNN host who’s become an object of conservative ire since he began his gun control crusade in December. So when Morgan interviewed Nugent yesterday — at a gun store, naturally — sparks flew pretty much immediately.

Nugent accused the Brit of having an unreasonable vendetta against guns. When Morgan tried to say that he cares about “all deaths,” Nugent laid into him even more: “I don’t think you do. I think you’re obsessed with guns. Ninety-nine percent of the gun owners of America are wonderful people that you are hanging around with here today, perfectly safe, perfectly harmless, wonderful, loving, giving, caring, generous people. Would you leave us the hell alone?!”

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Inaugural Balls: The Obamas and Bidens dance, but so do Piers Morgan and Chris Tucker

The Obamas had their first dance to a Jennifer Hudson cover of “Let’s Stay Together,” and the Bidens were serenaded by Jamie Foxx singing “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” But there was another dance to watch during the inaugural balls: That of CNN’s indoor coverage, which had to juggle politics and a party. The tone was set early when Piers Morgan and Erin Burnett tried to interview San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and Rep. Joaquin Castro while Rihanna’s “Please Don’t Stop the Music” blared in the background. Ultimately, Piers just gave up:

Piers: By the way, I’ve never met any Latino that can’t dance, so are you guys gonna be — [Julian and Joaquin laugh and say he just met his first two].

Erin: Pierce’s first highly inappropriate comment of the evening.

Piers: That’s not inappropriate. I never have.

In case you were wondering, I’d say Piers’ second inappropriate comment came when he segued from a taped interview with performer Stevie Wonder to a live chat with the Black Eyed Peas will.i.am by referring to him as “almost as big a legend now in the music world as Stevie Wonder.” READ FULL STORY

Piers Morgan tries to talk gun control on 'Colbert' -- VIDEO

Listening to a Brit talk gun control and the Second Amendment was sure to get Stephen Colbert’s well, guns blazing.

Piers Morgan stopped by The Colbert Report last night to comment on the CNN host’s call for stricter gun laws and his interview with radio host Alex Jones, who wants Morgan deported for his views. It turns out Colbert and Jones have that in common. Colbert opened his chat with Morgan by saying, “I mean this in the most respectful way possible: Get the f— out of Dodge!”

The chat amusingly went downhill from there, with Colbert whipping out a different pocket constitution every time Morgan tried to make a point. “I think it’s a cheap shot to bring up the subject that we’re talking about,” Colbert explained when Morgan tried to discuss the recent school massacres.

The interview peaked with Morgan describing what he seems to think many Americans’ greatest fear is: Prince William and Kate Middleton coming to the U.S. and taking away all the AR-15s.

Watch below and find out just how many pocket constitutions Colbert has on his person. READ FULL STORY

Conspiracy theorist goes off on epic gun rant, mocks Piers Morgan for being British -- VIDEO

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Looks like “paleo-conservative” radio host Alex Jones has finally topped his raving, Charlie Sheen-defending 2011 appearance on The View.

The brains behind infowars.com — tagline: “BECAUSE THERE IS A WAR ON FOR YOUR MIND” — visited Piers Morgan Tonight yesterday, ostensibly to have a sensible debate with Morgan about gun control. Morgan has called for stricter gun laws in the wake of last month’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary; Jones, who estimates that he owns more than 50 firearms, has responded to Morgan’s statements by writing a petition to get the CNN host deported. As of this morning, the petition has over 106,000 signatures.

The whole “sensible debate” thing basically went out the window as soon as Jones started talking — about the “megabanks that control the planet” and “brag that they’re going to take our guns as well,” about selective seratonin reuptake inhibitors like Prozac (which he calls “suicide mass murder pills”), about the “criminal elements of the military industrial complex” that were also behind 9/11 and the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, and about, uh, great white sharks. (It made sense in context. No it didn’t.)

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'Clueless' actress Stacey Dash defends her Romney endorsement

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Clueless star Stacey Dash defended her Twitter endorsement of Mitt Romney yesterday on CNN’s Piers Morning Tonight after receiving extreme backlash on social media.

The former Single Ladies actress said, “I really don’t understand the fury. … But you know what, you can’t expect everyone to agree with you.”

Dash said she was “saddened and really shocked” by the racially charged firestorm, which included tweets such as “You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing Mitt Romney. You’re voting against yourself thrice, you poor beautiful idiot.” READ FULL STORY

Democratic National Convention, day 2: Top 15 faces of people waiting to hear Bill Clinton

There is little doubt that former President Bill Clinton’s speech during Wednesday night’s Democratic National Convention was nothing less than a barn-burner. “Loose and ebullient, sprinkling his text with ad libs, Clinton reminded viewers what a powerful speaker he is, and how his pleasure in speechifying can be contagious,” wrote EW’s Ken Tucker. “Obama has his work cut out for him [Thursday] night to top this.”

Clinton’s oratory had the added effect of blasting away the cobwebs from an evening of speeches from non-professional speakers that ranged from agreeably engaging to stilted and bland — in marked contrast to the DNC’s first night of expertly choreographed and electrically delivered addresses. One need only look over the faces of the convention crowd Tuesday night to get a sense that many attendees were pretty much just waiting for the evening’s headliner to show up already. Forthwith, I give you the top 15 faces of people biding their time for Bill Clinton, rating their state of political lethargy ranging from 1 (fifth season of The West Wing) to 10 (five-hour C-SPAN broadcast about sorghum futures). Enjoy!  READ FULL STORY

Piers Morgan discusses his chat with Casey Anthony -- VIDEO

Piers Morgan had a phone call with Casey Anthony yesterday. Though the conversation was off-camera and unrecorded, Morgan revealed highlights of the chat last night on his CNN show. Among the notable quotes from Anthony, Morgan said she told him, “I’m ashamed in many ways of the person that I was. Because even then, that wasn’t who I am.”

Anthony remained adamant that she did not kill her daughter Caylee, saying, “There’s nothing in this world I’ve ever been so proud of. There’s no one I loved more than my daughter. She’s my greatest accomplishment.”

Below, watch Morgan dole out more of Anthony’s feelings on her new life and the possibility of motherhood. READ FULL STORY

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