August 26, 2008 |
SOMETIMES life really does imitate art. As the Democratic National Convention was kicking off, actor Richard Schiff, who played the White House communications director on "West Wing," was holding court with a pack of reporters on a concrete version of a red carpet outside of a restaurant here. The Emmy Award-winning actor was completely at ease talking about real-life politics and his favorite politician, Sen. Joe Biden. Schiff met Biden several years ago and immediately saw him as the "real deal."
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July 10, 2008 |
Coming soon to Hollywood: Larry King Square. Courtesy of Los Angeles City Hall, the intersection of Sunset and Cahuenga boulevards will be named in honor of the longtime CNN talk show host today. Julie Wong, communications director for City Council President Eric Garcetti, said her boss sees the designation as "yet another sign of Hollywood's second golden era," with "entertainment and news programming such as 'Larry King Live' shooting right out of Hollywood."
June 6, 2008 |
Ed McMahon, the jocular sidekick to Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show," returned to television Thursday to discuss a somber personal matter -- the looming foreclosure of his Beverly Hills house. Appearing on CNN's "Larry King Live," McMahon, 85, began his interview with the throaty chuckle that had been his trademark on Carson's show. Asked what happened, he quipped, "How much time do you have?"
September 22, 2007 |
If Dan Rather is going to set himself up as our last defense against corporate corruption of news organizations, he's going to have to get better writers. Fielding softball questions from old pal Larry King about his $70-million wrongful dismissal suit against CBS on "Larry King Live" on Thursday night, Rather dutifully trotted out enough boilerplate to raise the eyebrows if not the suspicions of much less seasoned journalists than he.
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June 24, 2007 |
After being spurned by the three broadcast networks, Paris Hilton is turning to CNN's Larry King to spill the details of her 23-day incarceration in Los Angeles County jails. The celebutante has agreed to do a one-hour live interview with King after she is released from a Lynwood facility this week, CNN said Saturday. The sit-down is set for Wednesday at 6 p.m. PDT. Both CNN and Michael Sitrick, a spokesman for Hilton, said she was not being compensated in any way for the interview.
March 4, 2007 |
Talk about being discovered overnight. CNN talk show host Larry King and his wife, singer-actress Shawn Southwick, had been looking on and off for years for a new house. Then, in a flash, they bought one in Beverly Hills for close to $12 million. "I did the legwork and screening for Larry," Southwick said. "From seeing to buying, how long did it take?" King prompted his wife. "Two days," she replied.
September 4, 2005 |
Venus Williams is a real sleeper. She told Life magazine, "I once slept from Florida to California, changed flights, then slept from L.A. to Australia. "I've been called Rip Van Winkle. I wish they'd call me Sleeping Beauty." Trivia time: Which opponents did Williams defeat in the finals to win U.S. Open women's singles titles in 2000 and 2001? The comforts of home: Williams, who spends much of her life in hotel rooms, was asked by Life to name three things she must always have with her.
August 20, 2005 |
The cable news fixation on Natalee Holloway's disappearance in Aruba has at least one high-profile dissenter. Veteran sports broadcaster Bob Costas declined to fill in as host on CNN's "Larry King Live" Thursday night because of the program's focus that night on the missing Alabama teenager and on Dennis Rader, the BTK serial killer.
December 31, 2003 |
Struggling MSNBC, which only a few months ago was touting opinionated talk shows as its strategy for drawing viewers in the evening, now appears to be planning a different tack for at least one hour per night, with the launch of an interview program with Deborah Norville as host. The new show, people familiar with the situation said, will go head to head with CNN's interview program "Larry King Live" and Fox News Channel's political talk show, "Hannity & Colmes," seen at 3 p.m. weekdays in Los Angeles.
December 22, 2003 |
In her final interview before her trial begins Jan. 12, business mogul Martha Stewart talked with CNN's Larry King on a string of subjects, from the holidays to stress. The program is scheduled to be broadcast tonight. Stewart, the former chief executive of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., faces charges of conspiracy, securities fraud, obstruction of justice and making false statements in connection with her sale of 3,900 shares of ImClone Systems Inc. stock.