Award-winning TV and radio host Larry King died on Saturday morning, Jan. 23, at age 87.
His death was confirmed in an announcement posted on his official Twitter account: "With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host, and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles."
The cause of death was not revealed, but King was recently hospitalized in critical condition after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger in New York City, King began his career as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and 1960s.
He gained prominence beginning in 1978 as host of The Larry King Show, an all-night nationwide call-in radio program heard on the Mutual Broadcasting System.
King became a household name when his iconic Larry King Live aired between 1985 and 2010. His guests included politicians, celebrities, sports stars and well-known conspiracy theorists.
King battled numerous health problems over the years, including prostate cancer and type-two diabetes. In 1987, he suffered a heart attack that required quintuple-bypass surgery, and in 2017 he underwent surgery to remove a malignant tumor in his lung.
Last year, two of King's five children – son Andy and daughter Chaia – died within weeks of each other.
Rapper T.I.'s appearance on CNN's Larry King Live last night shed new light on a man who, in his brief 29 years on earth, has accomplished and experienced more than grown men twice his age.
T.I. thoughtfully explained his recent stint in a federal prison for possessing firepower that even the police don't use. T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr., talked about the death of his childhood friend, Philant Johnson, being the force behind the paranoia that increasingly drove him to collect a stash of illegal weapons.
And he mused about the love of his life, his fiancee Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, who he plans to marry next month.
But most impressive was T.I.'s interaction with King. Though decades apart in age, T.I. easily elevated himself to King's level rather than force King to come down to his.
T.I. left an indelible impression on the minds of millions of people who tune into Larry King Live every night, who may not have realized that a thug gangsta rapper can be an intelligent one too.
The following is a glossary of all the big words used by T.I. in his guest appearance on Larry King Live last night.
Glossary of T.I's Big Words
Acronym - Words formed from the initial letters of other words Abbreviation - to shorten a word, phrase or text Evolve - to develop gradually from a simple to a more complex form Paranoia - unreasonably or excessively anxious (scared) Jaded - tired, bored or lacking enthusiasm after accomplishing a lot Fend - to look after and provide for oneself Consideration - careful thought Phenomenal - a remarkable person, thing or event
I did cave in and watch part of Chris Brown's pre-taped appearance on the Larry King Live Show which aired on CNN last night. I agree with my readers who say Chris Brown sounds like he's illiterate and slow. It's hard to believe Rihanna once slept with that idiot. It's beginning to dawn on me that Rihanna may not be the class act that she portrays herself to be.
In an exclusive story posted on its website, OK! magazine claims Rihanna still has feelings for Chris. The magazine quotes one of Rihanna's attorneys as saying, not only doesn’t Rihanna think the restraining order against Chris is needed, but she still hasn’t given up on the idea of taking him back.
“Though Rihanna does not object to the sentence, she did feel it was unnecessary to have the restraining order in place for five years,” Rihanna’s attorney, Donald Etra, tells OK!. Sources close to the star say she favors a less severe order that would only require Chris not to annoy or harass her.
“She really doesn’t see the necessity of keeping an entire football-field length between them,” one insider says. “She’s forgiven him. And he is remorseful.”
Additionally, a friend of Rihanna's tells OK! that “Chris really wants to see her.”
“She gets missing Chris and the sh*t starts all over. A kiss and a slap, a kiss and a slap. Right now, she’s feeling strong. But she’s switched gears in the past and taken him back.”
There is dumb, and then there is dumber. But singer Chris Brown is clearly the dumbest celebrity to ever be interviewed by CNN's Larry King.
Even with Chris Brown's mother sitting right beside him offering her support during a pre-taping of King's show on Wednesday, Brown still couldn't get his lies straight.
Brown responded to a question from King about the pre-Grammy night beating of Rihanna that ended in his arrest, by saying he couldn't remember anything.
After the furur and outcry went up from women's groups everywhere, Brown hurriedly released a prepared statement:
"There have been reports on the Internet that I didn't remember what happened that night with Rihanna. I want to try and set things straight.
That 30 seconds of the interview they used of me was taken from a one hour interview during which that same question was asked something like 4 or 5 times -- and when you look at the entire interview you will see it is not representative of what I said.
The first four times - or how ever many times it was - I gave the same answer -- which was that I didn't think it was appropriate for me to talk about what happened that night. I said it was not right for me and it really wasn't fair to Rihanna. The fifth time - or whatever it was - I just misspoke. I was asked, "Do you remember doing it?" and I said, "No."
Bitch boy goes on to say, "Of course I remember what happened."
Of course you do Chris. You're just the worst actor in Hollywood and you couldn't get your lies straight.
My question is, if Brown didn't want to talk about what happened that night, why did he even consent to appear on Larry King Live?
If you thought Chris Brown would open up and be truthful about his violent episode with ex-girlfriend Rihanna back in February -- think again. Larry King was duped by Brown's camp into thinking he would talk about the events that took place that night. But instead of being forthright and honest about his bitch fit, he sat there and lied his ass off claiming not to remember anything from that night.
Rihanna should sue Chris Brown for everything he owns.
His mama, who is as sorry as her son, also appears on the program which airs on Wednesday. As I said before, I won't be watching.
I know every dog has his day, but I'm hoping this story is not true. Singer Chris Brown's camp is so desperate to repair his image that, according to Eonline, the woman beater sat down with Larry King on Wednesday for a "no-holds barred" interview.
It is the first interview Brown has given since his arrest on domestic abuse charges in February. Supposedly, King pulls no punches and Brown responds to every question asked of him. The interview will air sometime next week on Larry King Live on CNN. I've already fired off my email to CNN in protest. And I won't be watching.
Dr. Arnold Klein, a dermatologist who treated Michael Jackson until his death, has admitted to prescribing the narcotic painkiller Demerol for Jackson.
In an interview that aired on CNN's Larry King Show last night, Klein brought up Jackson's old burn injury sustained during a Pepsi commercial shoot in the early 90's, as an excuse for continuing to prescribe the narcotic to Jackson.
As for fathering Jackson's two older children, Klein admitted to donating sperm -- once -- to a sperm bank, but not specifically for Jackson's use.
Klein's flip flop admission comes one day after he denied overprescribing narcotic painkillers to Jackson. He also denied being one of the doctors currently under investigation. But acording to TMZ.com, the Jackson family gave L.A. police a list of doctors who overprescribed meds to Jackson -- and Klein's name was on it.
Kelin, who is responsible for Jackson's ghastly white appearance, said he treated Jackson for Lupus, an inflammatory response to the body's immune system attacking the body's cells.
Klein recalls meeting Jackson for the first time when a friend brought him to his office. Klein described a red "butterfly rash" on Jackson's face -- a classic sign of Lupus, and his "severe acne" at the time. Klein does not mention the vitiligo skin disease that Jackson frequently hid behind -- and that his fans continue to repeat despite there being no evidence to that fact.
Klein also remarked on the fact that Jackson thought his face was "a work of art."