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Larry King's 'Dinner' Reveal: Freeze Me When I Die

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 6th 2011 11:15AM
Larry KingLarry King may not be afraid to ask the questions everyone wants to know, but there is one thing that scares him.

The 77-year-old newsman told a unique group of celebrities about his fears and posthumous desires during 'Dinner With the Kings,' a CNN special that aired on Sun., Dec. 4.

"Oh I fear death," King told his guests, including Conan O'Brien, Tyra Banks, Shaquille O'Neal, Seth MacFarlane, Jack Dorsey, Quincy Jones and Russell Brand. "My biggest fear is death, because I don't think I'm going anywhere."

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Larry King Previews His 'Dinner With the Kings' CNN Special (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Dec 2nd 2011 7:15PM
When Larry King's CNN show ended last year, he entered into semi-retirement with a deal to create four specials per year for the network. Friday on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) King previewed his final special of 2011, 'Dinner with the Kings,' which airs this Sunday. His dinner guests will be Conan O'Brien, Russell Brand, Tyra Banks and Shaquille O'Neal, among others.

King was struck with the idea for the special about a year-and-a-half ago when he assembled a disparate group of celebrities together for a dinner party: Barry Bonds, Ryan Seacrest and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim were all in attendance. No one knew each other, but everyone got along. Thus, 'Dinner with the Kings' was born.

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Larry King Gives Geoff the Robot a Voice And a Brain on 'Late Late Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 11th 2011 5:00AM
Larry King as Geoff, 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson'Geoff wore suspenders to honor his new voice for the night, as Larry King stepped in to provide the words for late night's only mechanical sidekick on 'The Late Late Show' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS). Right away, you could tell he wasn't used to playing second banana.

When Ferguson did call on him, King had thoughtful and somewhat lengthy responses, which is a far cry from Geoff's usual jokes and innuendos.

"You didn't want this, did you?" King said via Geoff. "You didn't want a robot who thinks. You didn't want someone who creates of his own mind." Ferguson may not have wanted it, but we did. King's banter with Ferguson was hilarious from beginning to end.

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'Harry Potter' Cast and Larry King Team Up for CNN Special

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 29th 2011 8:12AM
Larry King and Daniel Radcliffe'When Harry Met Larry' at CNN ... A number of 'Harry Potter' stars will sit down with Larry King for a TV special celebrating the premiere of the latest -- and last -- 'Harry Potter' movie next month.

CNN announced that the one-hour special will feature interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane.

It will also include never-before-seen footage from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II' days before its worldwide premiere.

Additionally, James and Oliver Phelps, who play the Weasley twins, take viewers on a tour of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando and interact with fans.

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Larry King Relegated to 'Access Hollywood Live' Reaction Shot Duty (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 14th 2011 5:10PM
Larry King on 'Access Hollywood Live'Larry King has been in radio and television for more than 50 years, 25 of them on CNN hosting 'Larry King Live.' To many, he is an icon. To 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC), he's the guy you cut away to during a clip of 'The Bachelorette' to see what his reaction might be. That was where King's career found itself Tuesday on 'Access,' a situation which he playfully poked fun at.

"I got up for this?" joked King. "What is this? My career has come to this. I'm a cutaway."

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Larry King Reveals the DMV Has Declared Him One of the Worst Drivers in California (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 28th 2011 5:21AM
Larry King, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Larry King is passionate about the roads and the laws relating to them, as revealed on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC). He also has a spirited hatred of meter-maids and those cameras put up in intersections to catch people running lights. He may have good reason on the latter, though.

He told Jimmy Kimmel about a letter he received from the DMV that stated, "You are in the top 3% of the worst drivers in California. You're threatened with loss of license."

But King said he's never gotten a ticket for a moving violation. "Maybe those cameras, those rotten spy cameras, which I believe are illegal and unconstitutional," he grumbled.

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Final 'Chase' Episodes to Air on Saturdays, Alec Baldwin Wants 'Five More Years' of '30 Rock' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 7th 2011 12:00PM
ChaseBittersweet news for fans of NBC's 'Chase' -- the show is heading back to the airwaves, but only for a limited time.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC is bringing back the cop procedural -- but only for five weeks. The final five completed episodes will air every Saturday night at 8PM beginning April 23.

NBC initially ordered a full season of 22 episodes, but changed it to 18 in December before pulling the show completely in February.

In other TV news ...

Alec Baldwin took to his Huffington Post to discuss the '30 Rock' bombshell he dropped a few days ago. "I want to take the opportunity to state that although my days on network TV may be numbered, I hope '30 Rock' goes on forever," he wrote. "Or at least as long as everyone involved desires." [Huffington Post]

Simon Cowell's American version of 'The X Factor' will have two hosts. Although we don't know who those two people will be just yet, the announcement should be made any day now. Paging Brian Dunkleman... [TV Guide]

According to star Kat Graham, at least one series regular will die on 'The Vampire Diaries' before the season is through. "Three huge characters are going to die - solid characters - and it's going to change the destiny of the show," she said. The show returns from hiatus tonight. [TV Guide]

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George Lopez Agrees to Retire All of His Larry King Jokes (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 31st 2011 7:10AM
Larry King Visits 'Lopez Tonight'When Larry King visited 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 12AM ET on TBS), George Lopez showed him some old zingers used in monologues at the retired broadcaster's expense.

"Larry King has conducted over 50,000 interviews. The question he has asked the most: Will you marry me?" Lopez teased. "Larry King has announced he's going on a nationwide standup tour. He's not going to tell jokes -- he wants to prove to the people he can still stand up."

But after running the footage, the host told King, "I am officially retiring all Larry King jokes from 'Lopez Tonight' right now."

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Larry King, Sanjay Gupta, Craig Ferguson Consider a Joint Comedy Tour (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 30th 2011 6:40AM
Larry King, Sanjay Gupta on 'Late Late'While Dr. Sanjay Gupta discussed the earthquake in Japan, Larry King listened intently. Both were guests on 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS). Gupta explained that the earthquake occurred 30 hours into the first family vacation the CNN medical correspondent had had in years. "My wife just looked at me and she said, 'You're gonna go, aren't you?'"

"Larry's had a couple of wives who've said to him, 'You're gonna go, aren't you?'" the host quipped.

King grinned and countered, "These past three minutes have been the most serious three minutes in six years of this show ... So why do you go off tangent like that?"

Before long the three men were trading barbs and thinking about taking their act on the road. "A Scotsman, an Indian and a Jew!" said Ferguson. "All we have to do is walk into a bar, and there's the set!" So how 'bout it: Any interest in the Ferguson-Gupta-King Comedy Tour?

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Sharon Osbourne Asks Larry King If He's Ever Slept With a Woman Her Age (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Mar 28th 2011 5:35PM
Sharon Osbourne and Larry King on 'The Talk'Larry King dropped by 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) Monday for bagels and sex talk. While King and the panel were getting the morning nosh together, Sharon Osbourne got down to the point.

"Your wives have been historically beautiful, young," she said. "Have you ever had sex with a woman my age?" King asked how old Osbourne was, and she said 58. King waved her off. "You're a youngster," he said.

King seemed to get a little confused at one point; he said that when he met his wife, he was 63 and she was 77. "Now I'm 77," he said. "I was 63, she was ... much younger." Eventually, King got around to saying he had in fact had sex with someone Osbourne's age, but she wasn't ready to let him off the hook.

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Billy Bush and Larry King Argue Over March Madness Bracket (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 17th 2011 3:30PM
Billy Bush and Larry King Argue Over March Madness BracketBilly Bush picked his final four teams for March Madness on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated), only to encounter strong disagreement from Larry King, who was waiting in the wings to be a guest on the show.

King questioned Bush's bracket, arguing that he should have included the San Diego State University Aztecs.

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Piers Morgan Confronts Larry King Over Critical Remarks (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 24th 2011 6:30AM
Larry King on 'Piers Morgan Tonight'During a radio interview in England last week, Larry King said that CNN had oversold his successor Piers Morgan by claiming in promos that Morgan was "dangerous," and that this overselling might be part of the reason for Morgan's soft ratings.

King visited the 'Piers Morgan Show' (Weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN) Wednesday, where Morgan confronted him with his critical remarks.

"Now Larry, look, I have spent the last few months saying following you is like following Frank Sinatra," Morgan said. "I couldn't have paid you higher praise, and you go in my backyard and say I'm oversold, un-dangerous ... "

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Larry King Announces 'Standing Up' Tour, Ted 'Golden Voice' Williams Gets Reality Show and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 22nd 2011 6:30PM
Larry KingLarry King, stand-up comedian?

At the age of 77, the former CNN host is embarking on his newest career journey with a one-man comedy show called 'Larry King: Standing Up.'

The suspender-clad 'Larry King Live' star will crack wise about his life and career as well as answer audience questions beginning April 14 in Torrington, Conn., TV Guide reports. The tour will also take him to Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, New Jersey and Nevada.

King stepped down from his namesake show last year after a quarter-century grilling public figures about the latest news.

In other TV news ...

The Man with the Golden Voice is getting another chance to extend his 15 minutes of fame in the form of a new reality show. The series, which begins shooting in two weeks, will document his life in Ohio, Brooklyn and Los Angeles. [TMZ]

Yet another 'Teen Mom' star is in legal hot water -- but this time, it's one of the teen dads. 'Teen Mom 2' star Jonathan "Jo" Rivera was "arrested last week for being under the influence of marijuana while driving with his brother in Warren County, Pa." [E! Online]

Courteney Cox is traveling from 'Cougar Town' to the Food Network. Don't worry -- it's not too far of a relocation. Since Cox films her sitcom on the same lot as Bobby Flay's 'The Next Food Network Star,' she recently popped over to film a guest judge spot. [NY Post]

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Piers Morgan Responds to Larry King's Critique of His Show (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 21st 2011 4:30PM
Piers Morgan Talks Larry King on 'Access Hollywood Live'Larry King hasn't seen much of his successor's show, 'Piers Morgan Tonight.' But commenting on what he has glimpsed, King told BBC Radio last Friday, "He's good, but not that dangerous."

Clearly Piers Morgan had heard King's opinion by the time Maria Menounos caught up with him. "Larry King is my hero -- he can say what he likes. I'm just very grateful to even be sitting in his old chair," Morgan told her on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC).

As for King's comments, "It's very early days for the show, and perhaps I haven't had quite the chance to show my -- DAAA! -- dangerous side yet." His mid-sentence yelp in her face was to prove that "danger can come when you least expect it."

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The Mob Once Repaid Larry King at the Horse Track (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 19th 2011 7:15AM
Larry King Talks The Mob on 'Late Late'Many years ago, Larry King emceed a benefit for a man named "Boom Boom" Giorno. After the event, the guy said, "We owe you a favor ... We don't like to owe favors." King said not to worry about it, but he persisted.

"He said five words: 'Got anybody you don't like?'" King recalled on 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS). King considered his general manager at the station where he worked at the time. "I saved his life that night," he joked.

But the mobster did repay King eventually.

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