Larry King

What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we wondered what Larry King will do during retirement after leaving his 27-year-long career with CNN. We learned about the link between fear and abstract art. We peeked at the script for the Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning The Artist starring Jean Dujardin. We celebrated Phil Collins Day. We took a… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in the Office

Today at Flavorpill, we watched the official trailer for Scenes From The Suburbs, Spike Jonze’s companion short film to his music video for Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs.” We were horrified to hear that Larry King may join the cast of The Daily Show. We couldn’t decide which Disney movie Broadway musical… Read More

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Will You Watch Tonight’s Larry King vs. Piers Morgan Showdown?

Media feud alert! Tonight CNN’s Piers Morgan is set to interview his predecessor, Larry King. As if the situation wasn’t potentially awkward enough already, last week King told BBC Radio 4 that Morgan “may have been oversold” to American audiences. And that’s not all: “He was going to be dangerous. He was going to be water cooler talk. He’s good. He’s not that dangerous.” Morgan’s official response was kind of bland (“I can’t think of many people I’d rather interview than Larry King, and I’m sure people will be fascinated by the dynamic between us, for obvious reasons.”), but now, presumably to the stir up controversy and drive ratings, he has been tweeting his “real,” much cattier feelings on the issue. Click through to see what he’s had to say, and let us know in the comments if you’re on Team King or Team Morgan. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. ArtsBeat is reporting that the opening of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Lights will now be pushed from January 11 until sometime in February. This will allow time for the creators to make several changes, including changing the final number, rewriting the dialogue, adding new music from the composers, U2’s Bono and the… Read More

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Sesame Street’s 10 Weirdest Celebrity Guests

Sesame Street has a long history of celebrity guests, some kid-friendly and some… less so. Take, for example, this week’s cameo by Katy Perry, whose cleavage was front and center during her sketch with Elmo. Though the version of “Hot ‘n’ Cold” she sang was less risque than the original, it still seemed odd to put one of MTV’s video vixens into a children’s show. Which got us thinking about the most inappropriate, questionable, and flat-out bizarre guests who have been on Sesame Street over the years. Check out our list, after the jump. … Read More

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Pop Culture Icons as Minimalist Art Posters

In today’s round-the-clock news cycle, the images of world leaders and entertainers have been burned into our brains. Capitalizing on this media saturation, Ali Jabbar, an artist located out of Dubai, has created minimalist portraits of popular political and cultural personalities in his series Simple Public Figures. After the jump, check out his stripped down renderings, and see if you can recognize the public figure from the bare essentials. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. After weeks (months? 25 years?!) of speculation, Larry King announced on his show last night that he’ll be stepping down from his talk show in the fall, but continuing to work with CNN on specials. We want to be the first to suggest Lady Gaga for his replacement host. [via Media Decoder]
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Lady Gaga on Larry King: The Highlights + “Alejandro” Preview

In less than two years as a household name, Lady Gaga has done some outrageous things: She’s made weird, beautiful videos. She’s worn a dress made of Kermits. Her drag-like persona has inspired rumors that she’s a man, baby. Recently, she invited a reporter to “come party with Gaga” at a sex club, where she peed through her fishnets. But tonight she’s made perhaps the most inexplicable move of her career. Reader, she went on Larry King Live. What do a 24-year-old poster child for all things new, pop, and camp and a 77-year-old news dinosaur have to talk about? Find out after the jump, where we compile the interview’s many awkward, incongruous, and magical moments. … Read More

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Hot Summer Books: A Round-Up Of The Round-Ups

Memorial Day marks the de facto start of summer, but since it also marks a lot of rad TV marathons (which reminds us: SoapNET, thank you so much for Donnarama), it’s understandable that you may not have had a chance to pick up your big fat beach book yet. Here’s a summary of what the Internet’s literati are… Read More

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This Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories

1. The one where Larry King calls tiny Jon Stewart a jockey. [via Gawker]

2. This Gossip Girl spin-off idea just. won’t. die. [via E! Online]

3. Sir Paul McCartney pulls a Dick Cheney. [via The Sun]

4. A deranged man in the UK reenacted the “Here’s Johnny!” scene from The Shining… Read More

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