Larry King, the legendary TV and radio host, died on Saturday at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 87.
This marks an end to King’s decades-long career in broadcasting, known for his conversational interviews and signature suspenders. With over 63 years in television and radio, King has interviewed just about every iconic figure you can think of -including John F. Kennedy Jr., Sir Paul McCartney, President Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
Larry was diagnosed with COVID-19 last month -and at one point was hospitalized in the ICE – but things had been looking up when he was recently moved to a regular hospital room. However, things took a sudden turn and he died early Saturday morning.
“For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television, and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster, Ora Media published in a statement.
In 1957, Larry first began his career as a radio disc jockey at WAHR-AM in Miami. Although he launched The Larry King Show in 1978, it wasn’t until 1985 that the nationally syndicated radio talk show was brought to CNN. There, The Larry King Show became known as a one-stop shop for interviews with the biggest names over the 25 years.
King conducted more than 3,000 interviews, making him a a huge legend in the television/radio world. As we stop to reflect on the life of Larry King, many of our favorite celebrities and influencers have already taken to social media to pay tribute to the late broadcaster.
President Bill Clinton
Former President Bill Clinton tweeted that he was interviewed by King more than 20 times and that “he gave a direct line to the American people and worked hard to get the truth.”
Celine Dion said that King was a kind gentleman and remembered how he treated his interviewees as he was a “lifelong friend.”
Basketball icon Earvin Magic Johnson knew King for 42 years, saying King was “always well prepared, asked intelligent questions, & always made the interviews fun, serious & entertaining!”
Director and comedian Kevin Smith tweeted a photo of himself with King and described it as “an honor” to meet him. “My Dad always asked me, ‘Did you see who Larry King talked to last night?’ Would’ve blown his mind to know that, one day, it would be his son. Thanks for that.”
Fellow CNN colleague Wold Blitzer described King as “an amazing interviewer and mentor to so many of us. He loved what he did and all of us loved him.”
Fellow broadcasting host Ryan Seacrest pays tribute, calling King “a dear friend and mentor.”
The former host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” said King “was a true mensch” and thanks him “for all the laughs.”
Even Kermit the Frog took time to honor the late Larry King, who guest hosted on his “Larry King Live.”
It was “an honor to fill the suspenders of such an icon,” Kermit wrote in a tweet.
During his lifetime, King won numerous awards including a Peabody, a lifetime achievement award, 10 cable ACE awards, and was inducted into both the Broadcasting Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame.
He is survived by five children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Hollywood Baby Bumps We Can’t-Wait to Meet!
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Hollywood is about to get cuter than ever! Here are a few celebrity Mama’s-to-be expecting their FIRST bundles of joy.
Sophie Turner + Joe Jonas
Game of Thrones star (24-year-old) Sophie Turner and musician (30-year-old) Joe Jonas are both expecting their first child in the next few weeks! The two have been together since 2016 and officially tied the knot in 2019. We are all so excited, and can’t imagine the talent this dynamic duo’s baby will bring to the world.
Katy Perry + Orlando Bloom
Our “Teenage Dream” is coming true! (35-year-old) Katy Perry is ready to be a Mama for the first time! While parenthood is a whole new chapter for Perry, her partner (and baby daddy) Orlando Bloom already has some experience in the book of “Dad” life.
(43-year-old) Bloom shares 9-year-old son Flynn with his supermodel ex-wife Miranda Kerr. The gender of this soon to be famous baby has yet to be revealed; however, Perry may have dropped a big hint. During her performance at the Women’s Cricket T20 World Cup 2020 final in Australia, she told the crowd “I hope it’s a girl”.
Gigi Hadid + Zayn Malik
One of our favorite American supermodels has a bun in the oven! A few months back, (25-year-old) Gigi Hadid and on again off again boyfriend (27-year-old) Zayn Malik announced their pregnancy.
Hadid has decided to keep details of her pregnancy on the down-low. She addressed curious fans on Instagram Live stating that there are bigger issues going on in the world that she’d rather post about. While we don’t know much about this future baby, we do know that true love always finds its way back.
Emma Roberts + Garret Hedlund
(29-year-old) American Horror Story star Emma Roberts is anticipating the birth of her first child with (35-year-old) actor Garret Hedlund. The two started dating shortly after calling off her engagement to co-star Evan Peters in the Spring of 2019. News broke of the pregnancy in late June leaving fans eager to see a baby bump. While it may be several months away, we are looking forward to meeting this gorgeous couples new-born.
Nicki Minaj + Kenneth Petty
Leave it to Nicki Minaj to reveal her pregnancy glitz and glam style. The (37-year-old) rapper and husband (42-year-old) Kenneth Petty said their “I do’s” 9-months ago and have been living happily ever since. Ready to be a full-time Mom, Minaj made the difficult decision to retire her singing career. As much as we’ll miss hearing new hits, we can’t wait to see this mega star become a Mother.
“I’m back!” : A Letter From JWOWW
Hey guys! It’s Jenni Jwoww Farley here, and I have some GREAT news to share with all my fans.
No, I’m not going to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated Bikini addition, BUT my online site “Miss Domesticated” is back and running! From day one, my intention for “Miss Domesticated” was to create a one stop shop for readers to be entertained while consuming their news. We cover trends, fashion, beauty, entertainment, and all that falls in-between. I don’t know about you, but I’m a little over 2020 and could use some positivity on my news feed.
Aside from the re-launch of my site, I will be working on a few new projects that I’m very excited about. For those of you who are reality TV fans….YES, I will be getting ready to film another season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Despite the rumors, I’ve made the decision to stick with the show and reunite once again with my second family.
While it was nice to be home these last few months with the kids, I’m ready to get back into the swing of things and say f*ck you to 2020. I can’t believe I’d ever say this, but I’m really getting tired of baking (no offense banana bread).
I hope everyone is staying safe, healthy and sane! I miss you all and cannot wait for our world to go back to normal. In the mean time, make sure to subscribe to “Miss Domesticated” for your daily dose of entertainment.
Jenni “JWoww” Farley
Chrissy Teigen blocks 1 MILLION accounts and deletes 60,000 Tweets #wtf
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Chrissy Teigen raised quite a few eyebrows this week after blocking 1 million Twitter accounts and deleting thousands of her own Tweets. Why would she do such a thing? Conspiracy Theorists around the world are saying it is because Teigen could be affiliated with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse. Yikes.
Teigen made multiple statements CLEARLY denying ANY association to Epstein or visiting his island.
I have block chained over one million people, ONE MILLION people today and I am still flooded with sick psychopaths. So please, spare me the “just ignore them, they’re just trolls”— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 15, 2020
Despite her asking for the harassment to stop, the mother of two continued to receive heinous tweets referring to her as a “pedophile”. Teigen made a statement saying she will leave Twitter if the company doesn’t do something to resolve the issue.
Epstein committed suicide back in 2019 as he awaited his NYC trial.
Since then, it seems like a never ending flood of new evidence continues rising to the surface. In early July, Epstein’s former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, was arrested. Why? For assisting Epstein in recruiting underage girls. While much is still unknown, a major development broke in the case when they found and arrested Maxwell.
Earlier this year, Netflix released the documentary “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich” . Throughout the docu-series, several young woman came forward in sharing disturbing stories of the abuse they endured during their time at Epstein’s private island. Teigen is being accused of visiting that same island.
While Chrissy T. may feel personally attacked throughout all of this, she is not alone.
Several other Hollywood stars are also being accused of affiliation with Epstein. According to conspiracy theorists, President Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton are just a few names on a long list of others who have been associated with Epstein.
As for us here at Miss Domesticated? We just hope the allegations are untrue and Chrissy’s Twitter account can go back to an online destination for delicious recipes, amazing “clap backs”, and positivity.