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'Iconic' King Leaves Throne: Final Show Tonight

Critics bid farewell to softballs, suspenders

(Newser) - Tonight is Larry King’s final show on CNN—Bill Maher and Ryan Seacrest will be in the studio with him, and word has it he’ll be receiving a taped sendoff from President Obama and chat with more than a dozen other mystery guests via satellite. Some 50,000... More »

Putin: We'll Use 'Strike Forces' Against Missile Shield

Russian PM even warns of 'new nuclear technologies'

(Newser) - If NATO builds a missile shield near Russia without Russia’s help and involvement, the Kremlin will deploy “strike forces” and even “new nuclear technologies” in response, Vladimir Putin warned last night in an interview with Larry King. Asked about Dmitry Medvedev’s “ new arms race ”... More »

Barbara Bush: I Didn't Put That Fetus in a Jar

She says family's longtime housekeeper actually did it

(Newser) - Another fun moment from Larry King's interview of George and Barbara Bush last night: Turns out it wasn't actually Barbara who put that fetus in a jar and showed it to her son. "Paula put it in the jar," she told King, referring to the family's housekeeper, and... More »

Steven Slater: I Had 'a Few Sips' Before JetBlue Exit

He acknowledges his own 'bad manners' came into play

(Newser) - Steven Slater gave his first extensive interview since his dramatic exit from a JetBlue plane made him a folk hero , admitting to Larry King last night that “the perfect storm of bad manners … created this situation, including my own.” Slater describes the flight he was working... More »

CNN Clip Confuses Larry King

He thought Julian Assange was walking off again

(Newser) - Larry King is taking a ribbing today over confusion on last night's show. He had on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, along with Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame, when CNN rolled a clip of Assange walking out on a previous interview. King thought it was live, notes the Daily Intel... More »

Jon Stewart Calls CNN 'Terrible'— While on CNN

Larry King seems a bit offended

(Newser) - Jon Stewart pulled no punches in an occasionally cringe-worthy interview with Larry King last night, telling the departing host that his network was awful. “You’re the last guy out of a burning building, my friend,” Stewart said to open the interview. “By the way, I think... More »

Larry King Gifts Port-a-Potty to Stewart Rally

'That's the one I'm gonna use,' Stewart promises

(Newser) - Jon Stewart was on Larry King Live last night, and the host had a little surprise for him: a portable toilet intended for use at Stewart's upcoming rally . “Please tell me that that is not the capsule that they keep you in,” Stewart begged. “Is that the... More »

9 Celebs' Real Names

Apparently 'Flavor Flav' suited William Drayton more

(Newser) - What if celebrities actually went by their given names? Ross Luippold imagines that alternate universe on the Huffington Post :
  • Flavor Flav: William Drayton just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
  • Jon Stewart: He would be hosting The Daily Show With Jon Leibowitz.
  • Larry King: Lawrence Zeiger Live? Not
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CNN Picks Piers Morgan to Replace Larry King

He'll start in January

(Newser) - No surprises here: Piers Morgan will be Larry King's replacement on CNN. Both the network and Morgan confirmed the news today after endless rounds of speculation, reports the LA Times . Morgan, a judge on America's Got Talent (he's expected to keep that gig) and a former British tab editor, will... More »

I'm the Gay Guy Whose Marriage Is Ruining Yours

Jose Fidelino is behind all those celebrity divorces

(Newser) - Jose Fidelino has a confession: He’s to blame for Al and Tipper Gore’s breakup, all seven of Larry King’s divorces, and the Sandra Bullock-Jesse James split. “No, I am not a 50-something masseuse or a tattoo model with a thing for Nazi outfits,” he writes... More »

Larry King: Last of Cable's Nice Guys

CNN's aiming for viciousness

(Newser) - Without Larry King, CNN’s going to be a much nastier place. King was the last of cable news’ gentlemen, laments Tom Shales of the Washington Post . His show “got to be an increasingly lonely outpost of humane civility in a mephitic menagerie of hotheads, saber rattlers, cretins and... More »

CNN Could Lose Anderson Cooper, Too

Anonymous 'on-air personality' says everyone hates Coop

(Newser) - First Campbell Brown, then Larry King, and now Anderson Cooper? CNN is perilously close to losing its star anchor, who is entertaining offers from a number of suitors, sources tell the Wrap . Cooper's contract is up next year, and word is that there wouldn't be much love lost if he... More »

The Race to Replace Larry King

Here are the top candidates to fill the legend's time slot

(Newser) - Now that Larry King is officially hanging up his suspenders this fall, it's time to start the wild speculation about who CNN might snag to replace him! The Huffington Post breaks down the candidates. More »

CNN's Larry King Retiring

Host's last show will be sometime this fall

(Newser) - Larry King is calling it quits in the fall. The CNN host announced this evening that he will give up his nightly show, which has been struggling in the ratings, after 25 years with the network. "I’ll still be a part of the CNN family, hosting several Larry... More »

Oil Spill Telethon Raises $1.7M

The stars come out for the Gulf

(Newser) - Thanks in part to Bieber Fever, last night’s CNN telethon raised at least $1.7 million for Gulf oil spill relief efforts. The Bieb was joined by Cameron Diaz, Kathy Griffin, Nicole Richie, Jenny McCarthy, and a slew of other celebs during the two-hour event hosted by Larry King.... More »

Who Will Replace Larry King?

It's clear the legend can't hack it anymore

(Newser) - If you needed proof that it’s time for Larry King to retire—beyond the plummeting ratings —you got it during his painful interview with Lady Gaga. The interaction was a total dud, despite Gaga’s obvious willingness to have fun. “If he can no longer hit a... More »

10 Celebs Who Got Naughty at Sporting Events

Yep, that's Marisa Miller getting pantsed

(Newser) - After Lady Gaga’s stripping, middle-finger-flipping spectacle at a recent Mets game, The Frisky decided to take a look at nine other celebrities who have behaved badly at sporting events:
  1. Tom Arnold: pantsed model Marisa Miller at a pre-Super Bowl celebrity tag football game
  2. Larry King: makes the list for
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CNN's New Larry King: Piers Morgan

Talent show judge on the verge of $8M deal

(Newser) - The mystery of who will replace Larry King is over—probably: CNN is about to sign Piers Morgan. The former newspaper editor and British talk show host, best known as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent and its American counterpart, is looking to commit to a four-year contract that... More »

King's Wife Left Suicide Notes Before OD

Shawn Southwick is recovering from attempt

(Newser) - Larry King’s wife left two suicide notes when she overdosed on prescription drugs May 28. Empty bottles for drugs including Ambien and anti-anxiety medications were found in the Kings’ Utah home, along with one note in which Shawn King wrote that she purposely overdosed. In the second note, she... More »

Larry King Goes Gaga

The best moments from his interview with the Lady

(Newser) - As Mediaite notes, you probably heard the most "shocking" revelations from Lady Gaga's Larry King interview long before the interview actually aired last night: She tested "borderline positive" for lupus, she was set to open for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" tour, etc, etc. Watch the full... More »

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