Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 2:37 AM UTC on Mar, 15 2011
Rumors are circulating that Larry King will soon join the contributing cast of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
While the deal isn’t completed at this time, it’s believed that King is in talks with show producers to become a contributing reporter for the show. When leaving CNN Comedy Central producers quickly declared, “There’s not enough Larry on TV….”
According to The New York Post:
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as TV at 2:52 AM UTC on Feb, 22 2011
Larry King is heading back to CNN but this time it’s to sit on the opposite side of the desk as a guest on Piers Morgan Tonight the show that replaced King when he left the network after 25 years on the air.
It will be interesting to see how the two men react after Larry King told the BBC last week that CNN overhyped Morgan’s interviewing style:
“One of the problems they did was to oversell it — they said he was going to be dangerous, he was going to be water-cooler talk, it was ‘wait till you see me, I’m different, Well, he’s good — but he’s not that dangerous…. He’s good, but not that dangerous. I think they might have been better off starting quietly and that’s not Piers’ fault, or maybe it is, I’m not inside anymore.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 7:20 PM UTC on Jan, 31 2011
During his last three months on the air talk show host Larry King routinely saw 674,000 viewers to his popular show, however just two weeks after taking over the show and with a huge advertising campaign supporting him, Piers Morgan is barely managing just over 50% of King’s original viewer numbers.
Piers Morgan Tonight has went from 2.1 million viewers during his shows January 17 premier to just 498,000 viewers as of Thursday’s show featuring uber-popular socialities and reality TV stars Kim and Kourtney Kardashian
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 1:13 PM UTC on Aug, 26 2010
If you’ve been following the tabloids for the last 6 months you no doubt know that Larry King has a huge man crush on radio and TV personality Ryan Seacrest, as he has on many occasions tried to get Seacrest to replace him as he exits “Larry King Live” and now we’ve learned that the latter may be attempting to revive the talk show hosts presence on radio.
According to TMZ, Seacrest wants King to help produce and distribute a Larry King syndicated radio show, the deal would be part of a bigger “mega-media” deal that Ryan Seacrest is attempting to put together.
Seacrest has become a household name thanks in large part to his hosting duties with American Top 40 and his hosting duties on American Idol and now his deal with radio superpower Clear Channel is about to end in November and apparently he wants to branch out even further.
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 9:00 AM UTC on Jun, 30 2010
‘America’s Got Talent’ judge Piers Morgan has been working with CNN producers to take over for the soon to be retired Larry King and now we’ve learned from RadarOnline that the former Celebrity Apprentice winner is nearly ready to sign a $10 million contract.
That same report says Piers is the “first choice” for the network and that he is “very, very close to agreeing to terms” after spending about a month in negotiations.
Morgan isn’t the only person who wanted the show, CNN released the following statement earlier this month:
“Not surprisingly, there is no shortage of people who would love to succeed Larry King if and when he moves on, but rumors that we are close to signing a deal for a Larry King replacement are untrue.”
If Larry King would have had his way he would have given American Idol host Ryan Seacrest the show, he’s made no secret of his Seacrest admiration.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 9:09 PM UTC on Jun, 29 2010
Larry King is stepping down from his post at CNN, ending a quarter of a century run which lately has included King reading off question cards prepared by staffers while battling his ex-wife in divorce court.
Several weeks ago it was announced that British TV star Piers Morgan was in negotiations to take over the show so the announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise, the network is also facing a ratings slide that could use new blood to re-energize the one time media darling.
Before starting Live in 1985 King had a long radio career followed by a rating topper for CNN until recently as rating have continued to slide.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as TV at 10:35 PM UTC on Jun, 18 2010
The telethon called Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help will air on June 21st @ 8PM EDT and will offer a wide range of guest stars including Lenny Kravitz, Justin Bieber, Chelsea Handler, Ryan Seacrest, Kathy Griffin, Cameron Diaz, Ian Somerhalder, and Jenny McCarthy among others.
Wow, you gotta hand it to Larry King. The 76 year-old broadcaster and his seventh wife, Shawn Harthwick, have reunited and are not divorcing, after claiming irreconcilable differences. Seventh, huh (and eight marriages)? Gee you’d think that after three or four, you just don’t have it in you to be a husband. Then again, King has been married thirteen years to Harthwick — the longest of any of his marriages, it seems. Man, imagine the support payments. If he had to pay in cash it’d probably require an armored truck to accompany him.
Harthwick, an actress, has been in the business since 1973, doing voice work on the Butch Cassidy TV series, and one-off appearances in numerous TV shows. While she had no credits between 1996 and 2010, she appears in 2010′s All Kids Count and has another project in the works. Oh snap! The project titled Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys also has Larry King’s name on it. Contractual obligations?
It’s like Hollywood is running low on love fuel. The number of couples who are on their way to splitsville is growing by the day.
Both filed their divorce papers on Wednesday in Los Angeles. This would be the seventh divorce for the 76-year-old TV host. Larry and his estranged wife have reportedly officially separated April 13, and both are seeking shared custody of their two sons, Cannon, 9, and Chance, 11. Shawn, 50, a singer and infomercial host, prefers sole custody of their kids with visitation rights for Larry, plus spousal support. Larry King’s spokesperson Howard Rubenstein told People, “His major concern is the welfare of his children, and beyond that he’s not going to comment about the divorce.”
After almost nine years of marriage, Melissa and Tammy Etheridge are separating. Melissa, 48, has two children, Bailey, 13, and Beckett, 11, with her former partner Julie Cypher. They were conceived via artificial insemination courtesy of friend and rock legend David Crosby. Tammy (formerly Tammy Lynn Michaels), 35, bore two children—son Miller and daughter Johnnie Rose in 2006, soon after Melissa recovered from breast cancer.
It’s only been a year since they started dating, and things have already gone sour. The 54-year-old actor and his Russian girlfriend have a 5-month-old daughter, Lucia, and they will continue to be friends for the sake of their baby. According to friends, the two simply “drifted apart.” Mel has seven other children with his estranged wife Robyn, while Oksana has a son with her former boyfriend, actor Timothy Dalton.
The 43-year-old actress’ seven-year marriage to the British photojournalist is over. Tia has decided to act as her own attorney as she seeks sole physical custody of their 4-year-old daughter, Bianca. The two have cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split.
Which celebrity split/divorce saddened you the most?
In his first live interview since the controversial beating up of his girlfriend (ex?) Rihanna, Chris Brown told Larry King that he still loves her and that he does not remember the events of that fateful night. Maybe it’s really a strange case of amnesia, or maybe it’s a convenient memory gap. I wonder how Rihanna feels about the whole thing?