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Larry King's Widow Hits Back at 'Barely Legible' Will

Shawn King contests 2019 handwritten document produced by stepson Larry King Jr.

(Newser) - Larry King's death last month at the age of 87 has now evolved into a family fight over his estate. Per USA Today , his widow, Shawn King, filed a petition Tuesday to claim her right to be executor of the late talk-show host's $2 million estate instead...

For 50 Years, He Was an On-Air 'Everyman.' Now, a Final Signoff

Legendary broadcaster Larry King dead at 87; no cause of death given, but he'd been battling COVID

(Newser) - Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars, and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted . His son Chance King...

Good News on Larry King
Good News
on Larry King

Good News on Larry King

He's been moved out of the ICU as he battles COVID-19

(Newser) - Larry King was moved out of the ICU as he continues to battle COVID-19 at a Los Angeles hospital, his rep said Monday. King, who was on oxygen when he was moved into the ICU on New Year's Eve, is now breathing on his own, the AP reports. The...

CNN Legend Larry King Hospitalized With COVID

The 87-year-old has had a string of health issues lately

(Newser) - Former CNN talk show host Larry King has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a week, the news channel reported Saturday. Citing an unidentified person close to the family, CNN said the 87-year-old King is undergoing treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Hospital protocols have kept King'...

For Larry King This Month, a Double Tragedy

Son Andy King, 65, died suddenly last week; daughter Chaia died of lung cancer at 51

(Newser) - Media outlets are getting wind of terrible news that's come Larry King's way. Sources tell Page Six and People that two of the 86-year-old broadcaster's adult children have died this month. Andy King, 65, reportedly passed away suddenly last week, while Chaia King died of lung cancer...

It's Splitsville for Larry, Shawn King

Marriage is ending after 22 years

(Newser) - Larry King and Shawn King are ending their marriage after 22 years—which makes it the longest by far of the former CNN host's eight marriages. Sources tell TMZ that the couple's two sons, 19-year-old Cannon and 20-year-old Chance, "begged" the 85-year-old to divorce their mother amid...

Larry King: 'It Was Malignant'
Larry King: 'It Was Malignant'

Larry King: 'It Was Malignant'

King reveals cancer diagnosis, surgery

(Newser) - Larry King has revealed a recent battle with lung cancer, though he says "it wasn't really a battle." He explains in a new interview with Extra that during a routine checkup, a chest X-ray led to a CAT scan and then a PET scan, and doctors told...

Trump Chats to Pro-Russia Network
Trump Slammed for Talk
With Russia-Funded Network

Trump Slammed for Talk With Russia-Funded Network

He discussed media, Moscow interference on RT

(Newser) - Donald Trump didn't do much to distance himself from the Kremlin Thursday night with an interview aired on the Russia-funded RT America network. The candidate told host Larry King that it was "probably unlikely" that Moscow is interfering in US elections and that claims that it is are...

Larry King Does Not Tweet Like the Rest of Us

Or, as he might say, he does not 'Twitter' like the rest of us

(Newser) - "I Twitter every day," says Larry King. And referring to it as "Twittering" instead of "tweeting" is not the only thing that makes King's social media habits a bit different from the norm. As he explains to the Washington Post , King tweets by calling (on...

9 Stars Who've Filed for Bankruptcy

Some of them have even filed twice

(Newser) - Being famous doesn't guarantee you'll never go broke, as these celebrities rounded up by Radar prove. A sampling:
  • Burt Reynolds: He filed for bankruptcy in the 1990s after his divorce; he was $10 million in debt at the time.
  • Toni Braxton: She's declared bankruptcy not once but

10 Crazy Celeb Interviews
 10 Crazy Celeb 

10 Crazy Celeb Interviews

One of them involves removing an artificial leg on-air...

(Newser) - When celebrity interviews go wrong: Radar rounds up 24 of the absolute weirdest and craziest sit-downs. A sampling:
  • Princess Diana, separated from Prince Charles and having learned he cheated on her, told Martin Bashir, "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."

55 Stars Who've Gone Broke
 55 Stars Who've Gone Broke 

55 Stars Who've Gone Broke

Celebrities who've spent, owed millions

(Newser) - "Rich" and "famous" don't always go together. Radar rounds up 55 celebrities who've been broke:
  • Pamela Anderson was said to owe $1.1 million in back taxes and debts to construction companies that were working on her Malibu house last year. She reportedly had to put

Larry King Returning— On Russian TV Channel

RT picks up his web series, and will start new one

(Newser) - Larry King is returning to US living rooms by way of Moscow. The Suspendered One has signed a deal to host a new show called Politics With Larry King on RT, the Russian government's English-language news channel, the network announced today. The show will be produced by the same...

22 Stars Who've Been Married 4 Times—or More

So much for 'til death do us part...

(Newser) - It's no secret that Liz Taylor was married eight times—but some of these celebrities who've been married four times or more, rounded up by the Huffington Post , might surprise you:
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor: She's gotten hitched an incredible nine times, including once to Conrad Hilton.
  • Mickey

Katie Couric Had Awful Date With Larry King...

And turned down Michael Jackson, she tells Jimmy Kimmel

(Newser) - When she was 30 and he was in his 50s, Katie Couric went on a date with Larry King, she revealed last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live —and it went about as awkwardly as you'd expect. They had a "nice enough time," but he didn't...

3rd-Party Candidates Debate in Chicago

Johnson, Stein, Anderson, Goode offer alternative platforms

(Newser) - Four longshot candidates for president debated in Chicago last night, and they found plenty to agree on. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson discussed foreign policy, drug legalization, climate change, and civil rights in the debate...

Larry King Moderating 3rd-Party Debate

4 candidates will meet next week

(Newser) - The third-party presidential candidates snagged a pretty well-known host for their debate next week: Larry King. King will moderate a debate between Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson on Oct. 23 in Chicago, the Los Angeles ...

Larry King Gets Gig at Georgia TV Station

'Georgia' as in the country; station is pro-Russia

(Newser) - Larry King and a few other prominent Americans are now on the payroll of a pro-Russian Georgian TV station, BuzzFeed reports. King, along with Council of Foreign Relations President Emeritus Leslie Gelb and retired Congressman Lee Hamilton, have signed on to the advisory board of TV9, which is owned by...

Larry King Back With Internet Show

Carlos Slim taps former CNN anchor for

(Newser) - He's baaaack. Larry King will strap on his suspenders once more to host an online-only TV show on a new network financed by Carlos Slim Helu, the New York Times reports. The new network, which will be called, will be officially announced today. King says the show...

Larry King: Freeze Me
 Larry King: Freeze Me 

Larry King: Freeze Me

He drops the news in a dinner interview with celebrities

(Newser) - Larry King doesn’t believe in an afterlife, and hence wants to be frozen when he dies, he reveals in a new special airing tomorrow night. Dinner with the Kings sees Larry sit down with a gaggle of celebrities—namely Conan O’Brien, Tyra Banks, Shaquille O’Neal, Seth MacFarlane,...

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