Larry King

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It's Splitsville for Larry, Shawn King

Marriage is ending after 22 years

(Newser) - Larry King and Shawn King are ending their marriage after 22 years—which makes it the longest by far of the former CNN host's eight marriages. Sources tell TMZ that the couple's two sons, 19-year-old Cannon and 20-year-old Chance, "begged" the 85-year-old to divorce their mother amid... More »

Larry King: 'It Was Malignant'

King reveals cancer diagnosis, surgery

(Newser) - Larry King has revealed a recent battle with lung cancer, though he says "it wasn't really a battle." He explains in a new interview with Extra that during a routine checkup, a chest X-ray led to a CAT scan and then a PET scan, and doctors told... More »

Trump Slammed for Talk With Russia-Funded Network

He discussed media, Moscow interference on RT

(Newser) - Donald Trump didn't do much to distance himself from the Kremlin Thursday night with an interview aired on the Russia-funded RT America network. The candidate told host Larry King that it was "probably unlikely" that Moscow is interfering in US elections and that claims that it is are... More »

Larry King Does Not Tweet Like the Rest of Us

Or, as he might say, he does not 'Twitter' like the rest of us

(Newser) - "I Twitter every day," says Larry King. And referring to it as "Twittering" instead of "tweeting" is not the only thing that makes King's social media habits a bit different from the norm. As he explains to the Washington Post , King tweets by calling (on... More »

9 Stars Who've Filed for Bankruptcy

Some of them have even filed twice

(Newser) - Being famous doesn't guarantee you'll never go broke, as these celebrities rounded up by Radar prove. A sampling:
  • Burt Reynolds: He filed for bankruptcy in the 1990s after his divorce; he was $10 million in debt at the time.
  • Toni Braxton: She's declared bankruptcy not once but
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10 Crazy Celeb Interviews

One of them involves removing an artificial leg on-air...

(Newser) - When celebrity interviews go wrong: Radar rounds up 24 of the absolute weirdest and craziest sit-downs. A sampling:
  • Princess Diana, separated from Prince Charles and having learned he cheated on her, told Martin Bashir, "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."
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55 Stars Who've Gone Broke

Celebrities who've spent, owed millions

(Newser) - "Rich" and "famous" don't always go together. Radar rounds up 55 celebrities who've been broke:
  • Pamela Anderson was said to owe $1.1 million in back taxes and debts to construction companies that were working on her Malibu house last year. She reportedly had to put
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Larry King Returning— On Russian TV Channel

RT picks up his web series, and will start new one

(Newser) - Larry King is returning to US living rooms by way of Moscow. The Suspendered One has signed a deal to host a new show called Politics With Larry King on RT, the Russian government's English-language news channel, the network announced today. The show will be produced by the same... More »

22 Stars Who've Been Married 4 Times—or More

So much for 'til death do us part...

(Newser) - It's no secret that Liz Taylor was married eight times—but some of these celebrities who've been married four times or more, rounded up by the Huffington Post , might surprise you:
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor: She's gotten hitched an incredible nine times, including once to Conrad Hilton.
  • Mickey
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Katie Couric Had Awful Date With Larry King...

And turned down Michael Jackson, she tells Jimmy Kimmel

(Newser) - When she was 30 and he was in his 50s, Katie Couric went on a date with Larry King, she revealed last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live —and it went about as awkwardly as you'd expect. They had a "nice enough time," but he didn't... More »

3rd-Party Candidates Debate in Chicago

Johnson, Stein, Anderson, Goode offer alternative platforms

(Newser) - Four longshot candidates for president debated in Chicago last night, and they found plenty to agree on. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson discussed foreign policy, drug legalization, climate change, and civil rights in the debate... More »

Larry King Moderating 3rd-Party Debate

4 candidates will meet next week

(Newser) - The third-party presidential candidates snagged a pretty well-known host for their debate next week: Larry King. King will moderate a debate between Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson on Oct. 23 in Chicago, the Los Angeles ... More »

Larry King Gets Gig at Georgia TV Station

'Georgia' as in the country; station is pro-Russia

(Newser) - Larry King and a few other prominent Americans are now on the payroll of a pro-Russian Georgian TV station, BuzzFeed reports. King, along with Council of Foreign Relations President Emeritus Leslie Gelb and retired Congressman Lee Hamilton, have signed on to the advisory board of TV9, which is owned by... More »

Larry King Back With Internet Show

Carlos Slim taps former CNN anchor for

(Newser) - He's baaaack. Larry King will strap on his suspenders once more to host an online-only TV show on a new network financed by Carlos Slim Helu, the New York Times reports. The new network, which will be called, will be officially announced today. King says the show... More »

Larry King: Freeze Me

He drops the news in a dinner interview with celebrities

(Newser) - Larry King doesn’t believe in an afterlife, and hence wants to be frozen when he dies, he reveals in a new special airing tomorrow night. Dinner with the Kings sees Larry sit down with a gaggle of celebrities—namely Conan O’Brien, Tyra Banks, Shaquille O’Neal, Seth MacFarlane,... More »

Larry King's Next Gig: The Daily Show?!

CNN legend in talks with Jon Stewart's crew

(Newser) - The Daily Show's in talks to add a new contributor to its stable—and you just might have heard of him. Larry King has talked with Comedy Central about joining Jon Stewart's snarky faux-news show, sources tells the New York Post . "A single conversation has happened," says one.... More »

Piers Morgan, Larry King Spar Over CNN Show

Morgan was oversold as 'dangerous,' King snorts

(Newser) - Larry King was back on CNN last night and successor Piers Morgan ended up getting a grilling. The former host, who earlier said he thought Piers Morgan Tonight had been "oversold" with promos billing Morgan as "dangerous," quizzed the Brit about his idea of danger, the Hollywood ... More »

In CNN Debut, Piers Morgan Fawning, So-So

A kinder, gentler Piers takes center stage

(Newser) - The obnoxious Piers Morgan familiar to reality show fans was nowhere to be seen as Piers Morgan Tonight made its debut in Larry King's old time slot on CNN, say critics. Morgan was fawning and deferential during his highly publicized interview with Oprah Winfrey. Some early reaction:
  • "Morgan's nerves
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Obnoxious Piers Morgan Is the 'Anti-Larry King'

Host faces mammoth task as show begins tonight, writes Brian Stelter

(Newser) - Tonight, Piers Morgan takes over Larry King’s time slot—but he won’t take on King’s style. Morgan is "in many ways the anti-King," writes Brian Stelter for the New York Times : "obnoxious, obsessively prepared, and eager to tape his interviews in advance as often... More »

Piers Morgan: 'Bleeding Obvious' Palin Was Reckless

It's 'common sense' not to use crosshairs, says 'new Larry King'

(Newser) - Clearly, Piers "the new Larry King" Morgan is not one to tread lightly. He has called it "bleeding obvious" that Sarah Palin should not have placed crosshairs on a map of the district of shooting victim Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. “I was merely stating the bleeding obvious when... More »

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