Yesterday afternoon, celebrities, athletes and comedians gathered at the Waldorf Astoria to publicly humiliate the most reviled man in football, Boomer Esiason, in a Friars Club roast.
Larry King’s new talk show, Larry King Now, recently premiered on Hulu with little build-up or fanfare. That was purposeful, said Jon Housman, CEO of Ora, which produces the series and airs it as the first element of a multi-year, multi-show partnership with Hulu.
“There’s fairly compelling data out there that Read More
In the vein of Dan Rather bringing his act from CBS to the AXS network (formerly HDNet), another old-time newsman is trying out this new media thing. Larry King’s new talk show, Larry King Now, has been licensed by the digital network Ora.TV and will air on Hulu. The site is trying to Read More
(Anti) Social Media
Today in our brief survey of the small furry things the Web has left at our digital doorstep we examine what makes a sexy dancing man–and not. We’ll also check in with the vast sea of supplicants pleading with Stephen Colbert to restore their faith in not taking things so seriously anymore, and see who Read More
Evidently still in a snit even after apologizing for multiple uses of the “n-word” on her radio show, Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced tonight that she will not renew her talk radio contract, which expires later this year.
Schlessinger made her announcement during an interview on CNN’s Larry King Live. She said she was done with Read More
Larry King’s presumed successor Piers Morgan was on The Tonight Show last night, where he kept mum about any future job with CNN but was eager to sing the praises of his former boss Rupert Murdoch.
After making a joke about how his job at The Sun involved picking the topless Page Three girls—a joke Read More
Piers Morgan, host of America’s Got Talent and a former British tabloid editor, will likely sign a deal to take over Larry King’s 9 p.m. timeslot on CNN in the coming days, according to Brian Stelter and Bill Carter.
NBC has agreed to share Mr. Morgan with CNN, according to The Times. America’s Read More
Outgoing Larry King, and the idea of niceness in general, found an unlikely defender today in Washington Post Style columnist Tom Shales.
Mr. Shales, who isn’t known for taking it easy on people, wrote today:
King was indeed chided over the years for lobbing “softball” questions. Controversial guests would appear on Read More
Larry King is giving up the nightly show he has hosted on CNN since 1985. He told viewers Tuesday night that he will stay on at the network to host “Larry King specials.”
“I’m incredibly proud,” Mr. King added, “that we recently made the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest-running Read More
There are plenty of rumors circulating about CNN right now.
There were three alone on today’s Page Six: Is Eliot Spitzer going to take Campbell Brown’s 8pm spot? Is Larry King out? Will former British tabloid editor Piers Morgan replace him?
All good questions, but no answers yet.
Other good questions, courtesy Read More