December 20, 2010
King deserved better Re "The last of 'Larry King Live,' " Opinion, Dec. 16 Obviously, Meghan Daum is not, nor has she ever been, a fan of Larry King. And it is also quite possible that she doesn't like hosted talk shows. No problem. But the manner in which Daum infers that King hadn't a clue as to what he was talking about is over the top. King always was prepared, and he had the backup cards and salient material to prove it. As one of television's leading personalities for years, King did not need the few inches that The Times and Daum deigned to give him ?
December 16, 2010 |
Say what you will about Larry King ? that he's a shameless softballer, that he's a selective listener, that he may not always understand who he's talking to and what they're saying ? you have to admit the man has stamina. Even as his body seems to shrivel and his concentration appears to wane, he's been showing up for "Larry King Live," his five-nights-a-week, hourlong CNN interview program, for 25 years. Throughout it all ? and, indeed, throughout his whole career, which began in radio in 1957 ?
November 24, 2010 |
As speculation over a potential presidential run by Sarah Palin grows more intense, the former vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party lately finds herself dealing with a surprising case of friendly fire. In the latest example, Palin is spinning a perceived slight by former First Lady Barbara Bush as another example of "elites" taking sides against her. In an interview with CNN's Larry King, Bush was asked about her view of the former Alaska governor. "I sat next to her once, thought she was beautiful, and I think she's very happy in Alaska.
November 24, 2010 |
If his son won't be on the ballot, former President George H. W. Bush says he could support Mitt Romney for his party's nomination for president in 2012. As for Barbara Bush -- put her in the "Anybody but Palin" camp. The 41st president claims he's long quit politics, but he did offer his thoughts on a range of subjects during an interview with Larry King, the suspender-clad host who is retiring after a quarter of a century on CNN. So did his wife, who was characteristically blunt when asked what she thought of Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor who now dominates the conversation about the Republican presidential race.
November 13, 2010 |
In a little more than a month, Larry King will leave his first-floor studio on Sunset and Cahuenga. His last regularly scheduled program on CNN will be done. A driver will shuttle King home to Beverly Hills and a new life. But don't you dare call it retirement. The radio-turned-television personality, who turns 77 on Friday, will be making four specials a year for CNN. He'll be speaking to charitable groups. He'd like to do a little stand-up, Friars Club style. (If he lands that biggest of all interviews, King knows the first question he'd ask God: "Do you have a son?
October 29, 2010 |
Ron Artest considered doing something goofy and decided against it. No boxer shorts. No fake beards. No nonsense. He played it straight on "Larry King Live," unlike his other appearances on nighttime talk shows. He did the right thing, it turned out. The Lakers forward said his website attracted 1.7 million page views during his time on Larry King's show Wednesday to promote the fact he was raffling off his championship ring to benefit mental health. In fact, Artest had too many visitors to the website, ronartest.
September 8, 2010 |
After months of speculation, Piers Morgan, the British newspaper editor best-known to U.S. audiences as a judge on NBC's "America's Got Talent," has finally completed talks to take over Larry King's weeknight talk show on CNN. CNN, hoping to bolster its flagging prime-time lineup, has settled on Morgan after delicate and wide-ranging negotiations that cleared numerous obstacles, from the host's visa status to his role as a judge on NBC's summer...
June 30, 2010 |
Larry King was flying back to Los Angeles after interviewing basketball superstar LeBron James at his home in Akron, Ohio, earlier this month when it hit him. "I said, 'I can't top this,' " King recalled in an interview Tuesday. "I'm not getting younger. I want more time with other things. It's time to go." After a quarter century as host of "Larry King Live," the centerpiece of CNN's prime-time lineup and a required stamping ground for striving politicians and contrite celebrities, the 76-year-old announced Tuesday that he will be leaving the program this fall.
June 15, 2010
A roundup of Tuesday morning's arts and entertainment headlines: For the second time this year, a car owned by Charlie Sheen is driven off a cliff -- and once again, the actor wasn't in it. (Los Angeles Times) The parents of Abby Sunderland have come under fire for talking with producers about a reality show revolving around the 16-year-old sailor's round-the-world voyage. (Los Angeles Times) Judge sentences the man accused of stalking " American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest to two years in prison.
June 15, 2010
A sculpted stone head by artist Amedeo Modigliani sold at Christie's in Paris on Monday for $52.8 million, breaking the record for a work by the Italian artist, the auction house said. It was also the highest-priced work sold at an auction in France, Christie's said. An anonymous buyer bid for the piece by telephone. The piece, sculpted between 1910 and 1912, depicts an elongated head with almond-shaped eyes and flowing hair, and it is reminiscent of the artist's paintings.