King Celebrates Show's 25th Anniversary With Star Tributes

The spotlight was turned on LARRY KING during his Monday night (05Jul10) talk show - the famed newsman became the interviewee as DONALD TRUMP took charge of a star-studded special episode celebrating the programme's 25th anniversary.
The TV veteran, who will quit CNN's Larry King Live later this year (10), became the star guest as business tycoon Trump stepped in to interview the newsman about his 25-year stint on the show.
A slew of King's former interviewees, including Al Pacino, Quentin Tarantino and Snoop Dogg, also paid tribute to the legendary TV host and asked their own probing questions in special video messages.
Opening the show, Trump told the audience, "I'm Donald Trump and I'm turning the tables on Larry on his 25th anniversary at CNN."
He then asked King to name his favourite ever guest - and the interviewer picked iconic actor Marlon Brando.
King revealed, "If I had to pick one - well, there's so many. It would probably be Brando... He entertained the entire crew. He was sweet. He was funny. At the end of the interview, he kissed me. He was responsive. He was an incredible guest. I never forgot Marlon Brando."
A string of celebrities also picked the 1994 Brando interview as the show's most memorable, thanks to the infamous smooch.
Filmmaker Michael Moore and actor Sean Penn both pinpointed the Brando clip, while Glee's Matthew Morrison said in a video message, "My favourite Larry King memory was when Marlon Brando kissed him on the lips. Leaned over and gave him a big old smooch."
During the show, Celine Dion, Pamela Anderson, Aretha Franklin, Hilary Clinton and Betty White all gave video tributes, while Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and former U.S. vice president Al Gore made jokes about King's love of suspenders (braces).
Tarantino asked King who his sexiest ever female star guest was, to which he replied Charlize Theron, while Lionel Richie praised King's coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
As the show drew to an end, Pacino gave a touching anniversary message, saying, "Hi, Larry. It's me, Al, and I am here to congratulate you on your 25 years of working for CNN, Larry KIng Live. You still have the same energy, the same commitment, the same interest in other people and what they think and how they are feeling and what they got to say, and I think that is pretty amazing. So congratulations from me to you."
And King was delighted with the special edition show, telling Trump at the end: "Thanks for everything. I will never forget this, Donald."


Contactmusic

Tags: Larry King - Donald Trump - CNN

Advertisement

More Larry King

Piers Morgan's Show Axed: What Went Wrong For The Big-Mouthed Brit?

Piers Morgan's CNN prime-time talkshow Piers Morgan Live will soon be axed due to unsatisfactory ratings, according to a recent announcement, via the NY Times....

Billy Ray Cyrus Drops Rap Version Of 'Achy Breaky Heart' With Twerking Alien Video

Billy Ray Cyrus has teamed up with Dionne Warwick's son, rapper Buck 22, for a hip hop version of the country rock singer's hit 'Achy...

The Saturday's Rap, "I Need A Ryan Gosling, Weezy, Larry King" On Gentleman

Well, The Saturdays have tried their hands at rapping. That happened. Molly, Frankie, Vanessa, Rochelle and Una have ditched the groups' cutesy image for new...

Advertisement

Tributes Fly In On Twitter For Late Larry Hagman

Tributes for the late Larry Hagman have been flying in on Twitter and various other websites, with the late Dallas star proving that his is...

Larry King Honored At Testimonial Dinner

TV personality Larry King is honored at the 2011 Friars Club Testimonial dinner gala at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Celebrities, including Kathy...

Larry King: Conrad Murray Shouldn't Have Been Remanded

TV and radio broadcaster Larry King is seen out and about in Los Angeles. When asked about the Conrad Murray trial, Larry tells the photographers...

Advertisement

Comments

Larry King Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Larry King

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All