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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 1999 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. George W. Bush jokes with CNN's Larry King after finishing the

From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

Jan. 23, 2021 4:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry King was easy to poke fun at, particularly late in his career at CNN: the pinched look, guffaws and coke-bottle glasses, the suspenders and old-time microphone on the desk in front of him. He was grandpa trying to dance to Drake at a wedding. But at least grandpa tried, didn't he? And...

FILE - In this April 18, 2007 file photo, Larry King speaks to guests at a party held by CNN, celebrating King's fifty years of broadcasting in New York.  King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted that King died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  ( AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File)

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

Jan. 23, 2021 3:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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, his production company, Ora...

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, Larry King arrives at Trump Tower in New York.  King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted that King died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton praise and mourn Larry King

Jan. 23, 2021 2:41 PM EST

Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King. His broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century. King died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at age...

FILE - Oprah Winfrey makes opening remarks during

Oprah Winfrey documentary to release on Apple TV+

Jan. 14, 2021 7:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will have a biographical documentary released on Apple TV+. The streaming platform announced Thursday a two-part documentary focusing on Winfrey’s life. The project will chronicle 25 years of American history through the lens of Winfrey “who rose...

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Late-night hosts react with shock, anger to Capitol attack

Jan. 7, 2021 1:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Late-night TV show hosts expressed anger and frustration at the violence at the U.S. Capitol, offering somber monologues that pleaded for unity even as some aimed pointed barbs at those they held responsible for the mobs' actions. “It was a terrible day in the history of this...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, Larry King attends the 45th International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton, in New York. Former CNN talk show host King has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a week, the news channel reported Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. CNN reported the 87-year-old King contracted the coronavirus and was undergoing treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

Report: Talk show host Larry King in hospital with COVID-19

Jan. 2, 2021 7:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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. ...

This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Jan. 3-9 shows, from left, Florence Pugh, Michael Stipe, Diane Keaton, Eddie Redmayne, Cynthia Erivo and Jimmy Page. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 3-9

Dec. 28, 2020 8:59 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 3-9: Jan. 3: Actor Dabney Coleman is 89. Singer-songwriter Van Dyke Parks is 78. Singer Stephen Stills is 76. Bassist John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin is 75. Actor Victoria Principal is 71. Actor Mel Gibson is 65. Actor Shannon Sturges (“Port Charles”) is 53....

FILE - Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 21, 2015. DeGeneres said she has tested positive for COVID-19 but is “feeling fine right now.” The producer of her daytime talk show says production has been put on hold until January. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

DeGeneres: Positive test for coronavirus but 'feeling fine'

Dec. 10, 2020 1:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres says she has tested positive for COVID-19 but is “feeling fine right now.” Production on her daytime talk show has been paused until January, producer Telepictures said in a statement that followed DeGeneres' Thursday announcement. In an Instagram post,...

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New Queen Latifah drama gets post-Super Bowl debut showcase

Dec. 3, 2020 6:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Queen Latifah's upcoming drama series has scored a touchdown. CBS says “The Equalizer” will get the coveted post-Super Bowl slot next February to showcase its debut. “The Equalizer,” a reboot of the 1980s series about a retired intelligence agent turned...

Petri Hawkins Byrd, bailiff on the reality court television program

Petri Hawkins Byrd deliberates on life after 'Judge Judy'

Dec. 1, 2020 2:28 PM EST

Judith Sheindlin has been the sole judge, jury and verbal executioner for the last quarter century on her behemoth TV court show, “Judge Judy.” Her trusted bailiff, Petri Hawkins Byrd, has stood by her side during approximately 12,500 cases, and remembers an instance when he thought she got it...