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January 25, 2009

COMMENTS From Larry's Interview with Gov. Blagojevich

Posted: 08:05 PM ET

On tonight's LKL:  Impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich!  It's a primetime, exclusive as Blagojevich sits down with Larry King on the day his impeachment trial begins!  And, he's taking your phone calls!

blagojevich3 We want to hear from you! COMMENT HERE and tune in to Larry's live program, 9 p.m., ET.  We just may use your comment on the air!   So sound off!

We'll be live-blogging during the interview and giving you a  behind-the-scenes report on what's happening FROM THE STUDIO with Larry and Blagojevich!  Listen for Larry to use your comment on the air!

Please:
1) Stay on topic.
2) Keep it short
3) No curse words
4) Use a name (no initials or screen names)

 

Filed under: Larry King Live • Live Blogging • Rod Blagojevich


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January 20, 2009

LIVE BLOGGING TONIGHT – From The Feeding America/RIAA Inaugural Ball

Posted: 11:06 PM ET

Our Blog correspondent, David Theall, is live-blogging tonight from the Feeding America /RIAA Presidential Inauguration Charity Ball in Washington, D.C.! theall-huff-post-2 Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning singer Rihanna headlines the event and David Arquette and Courteney Cox will be there too!  Ben Affleck and others may be attending also.  We'll update you on all we see tonight during our live blog session AND with live reports on "Larry King Live," airing tonight at MIDNIGHT, Eastern.  It's a special Inaugural edition of "Larry King Live" and Larry's blog! 

Tonight Geoff Doner, also with "Larry King Live," manages to get out of the office and travel to the ball with David and he'll help with the live blogging!

Don't forget to tell us what YOU would put on Pres. Obama's "TO DO" list!  MORE HERE!!

To donate or to learn more about Feeding America, please visit: www.FeedingAmerica.org

11:09p.m. EASTERN: Hi folks! Geoff here, typing ... while David gets the latest scoop. 

11:10p.m.: Shakira is here!  CNN got the interview as she exited the red carpet.  She's as gorgeous in real life as she is in pictures!!  Her hips ain't lying ... just sayin'.

11:12p.m.: Rihanna is 12 feet tall!!  Okay, not 12 feet ... but seriously, she LOOKS 12 feet tall in the heels she is wearing.  She's headlining the Charity Ball later.  Boy, is she beautiful!

11:15p.m.: AC360's Kay Jones producer extraordinaire is sharing our interview space with us.  Kay's based in N.Y. but in D.C. for the inaugural events.

11:17p.m.: Josh Groban JUST hit the red carpet.  Paparazzi getting their shots.  We expect him shortly in CNN's exclusive interview room-where we've stolen a couch on which we're live blogging.

11:22p.m.: Groban just entered our hub.  He's in a peaked lapel tuxedo with the shiniest shoes we've seen yet! 

11:23p.m.: Shhh ... ABC's Deborah Roberts just sat down on our couch.  We'll tell you if she tries to sneak a peak at the screen to see what we are doing.

11:27p.m.: STANDBY FOLKS! This just in ... this place just may be wall-to-wall CE-LE-BRITY.  If the names we are hearing actually make it through D.C.'s gridlocked traffic, then this will DEFINITELY be the celebrity hotspot of the inaugural parties!

11:34p.m.: Russell Simmons just snuck in from the red carpet and is quickly making his way towards the main floor.

11:41p.m.: The "King of the World" Leo DiCaprio just made an unassuming entrance and quick exit into a V.I.P. area.  If Leo is here ... what other A-list celebs could be lurking?

11:43p.m.: Brandon, that Superman guy just walked in.  He's taller than we expected.  (Sorry, Brandon Superman dude – we're going to look up your last name. )

11:45p.m.: Brandon Routh.

11:46p.m: By the way, for our Leo update ... we forgot to mention that Josh Groban was quietly walking behind Leo and exited into the same VIP area.

11:47p.m.: We're moving the blog operation to the red carpet - just to change things up!  (Shhh... we have to ask Deborah Roberts who is sitting on our power cord, on our couch ... to get up! Wish us luck.)

11:53p.m.: Made the switch successfully - we're blogging from the red carpet!  While we're happy we made the switch, we are not so thrilled about the 20 degree drop in temperature.

11:57p.m.: CHER sighting!  'Nough said.  Cher is a good friend of Larry King Live and has been on many times before.

12:11a.m.: Welcome to the live show! Larry's broadcasting from the CNN bureau in Washington, D.C. for a special inaugural edition of Larry King Live.

12:12a.m.: Back to Cher! She lingered on the red carpet giving the gathered media what they wanted.  She talked about the inauguration and her hope for the Obama administration and she also made a few cutting remarks about Republicans.

12:15a.m.: We don't know who VH1 has on the red carpet, but we are thinking she is not from D.C. Why?  Because we've never seen anyone dressed quite like her IN D.C.  But we are sure she is a very nice lady and warmer than us.  Just sayin'.

12:27a.m.: David's preparing to go live with the blog!

12:38a.m.: David's chatting with David Arquette - you'll see them on air shortly!

12:48a.m.: David and Courteney Cox Arquette are about to speak with Larry any second! They are back on the red carpet for us!

12:50a.m.: The Arquettes look lovely together.   David is chairman of Feeding America's Entertainment Council.  To learn more about "Feeding America" check out the link above. 

12:52a.m.: Speaking of the inauguration and President Obama, the Arquettes are sensing a "change of consciousness" in Americans.

12:55a.m.: Kanye West rolled in on the red carpet with the largest entourage we've seen this inauguration and also sported white shades.

12:58a.m.: Chic's "Good Times" remix is blasting from the crowded dance floor inside the event and the D.J. is a fan of scratches.  He's old schooling it!

1:00a.m.:  Larry's live show is over.  Folks, thanks for joining us at the star-studded Feeding America/RIAA Charity Ball.  This is Geoff and David signing out!

Filed under: Inauguration • Live Blogging


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January 19, 2009

LIVE BLOGGING TONIGHT – From The Huffington Post Inaugural Ball in DC!

Posted: 08:58 PM ET

Here we go folks!  David Theall is bringing you to the biggest event tonight in Washington, D.C., via Larry's blog!  It's the Huffington Post's Inaugural Ball in the Newseum, mere steps from the U.S. Capitol and The White House!  It's billed as the first-ever interactive inaugural ball. 

We're about to begin the live blog.  David has the perfect view of the action and will update you on any celebrities and power brokers he sees.  Tom Hanks, Jon Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, Marisa Tomei, Shakira, Halle Berry,  Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are ALL expected tonight! 

Look for David's LIVE hit from the ball later in Larry's program tonight!  david-grab3

8:56 p.m. EASTERN:  D.L. Hughley from HLN's "D.L. Hughley Breaks the News," will update Larry on the action tonight from the ball. He's mic'd up and waiting for Larry to check out his sound. 

8:57 p.m.:  Jamie Lee Curtis and husband Christopher Guest are early arrivals.

9:01 p.m.:  Sting and Will i Am singing on stage now.  Rehearsing for later.

9:02 p.m.:  Sharon Stone is in the house.   We'll try to find out who she's with!

9:04 p.m.:  Nice time to tell you the new Newseum is REALLY cool and you should check it out if you're ever in Washington, D.C.

9:06 p.m.:  We're seeing Larry David of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" here.  Low key.

9:09 p.m.:  Senator Chris Dodd, one of Pres. Elect Obama's challengers during the primaries, is here.

9:10 p.m.: Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor of Huffingtonpost.com, is walking toward my laptop.  She's about to go on with Larry.

9:14 p.m.:  Someone just asked me to describe Arianna's dress.  Uhmmmmm, it's black-brownish with lace on top and a skirt that goes down to the floor on the bottom.  Lacy collar thing too!  (Mr. Blackwell or Tim Gunn I ain't!)

9:16 p.m.:  UPDATE on Sharon Stone.  She is here alone I'm told by someone in the know.

9:18 p.m.:  My blogging table, which is basically a bar table, just got tackled as the crew scrambled to get Arianna in place for a hit on LARRY KING LIVE.

9:22 p.m.: I'm on the lookout for more celebs.  DC isn't known for waiting up too late for anything!

9:24 p.m.:  Flash bulbs in the eyes.  Temporarily blinded.

9:28 p.m.: AC 360's very own Kay Jones, who is one of his producers, just stopped by the blog table for a hug. 

9:30 p.m.:  Ben Affleck is here!

9:31 p.m.: Don King ... and his hair ... strolling the floor.  How can you NOT love a man whose hair does that?  (I'm wondering if it's a look I should go with)

9:42 p.m.:  David about to do a live hit to update Larry on the blog and the ball.

9:48 p.m.:  Live hit over.

9:49 p.m.: D.L. Hughley now in front of the camera to give LK another update on the party.

9:51 p.m.:  Very crowded on the main floor of the party at the Newseum.  We're grateful for our balcony position.

9:54 p.m.:  D.L posing for picture with a fan.  Young kid.  Will probably be a cute picture for him.

9:57 p.m.:  Dancing(ish) has begun at the party.  I've not seen the official dance floor, but one seems to have been started in one corner.

10:00 p.m.:  That's it folks.  Program's over.  Will provide other celebrity updates in later posts.  Meanwhile, Larry King is on his way over to the party here!

Filed under: Inauguration • Larry King Live • Live Blogging


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January 18, 2009

LIVE Blogging on Sunday's "Larry King Live!"

Posted: 09:04 PM ET

Our Blog Correspondent, David Theall, is blogging from the hottest ticket event in Washington, D.C., TONIGHT!  He's at "The Root" Inaugural Ball in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History on the red carpet and he'll update you on the scene.  It's a star-studded event and we're taking you there on Larry's blog!  david-grab2

Some of the stars expected this evening include, Stevie Wonder, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Tucker, Natalie Portman, Babyface, Ellen Pompeo .... and, perhaps, Oprah herself. 

8:54 p.m., ET: Media assembled.  Red Carpet stretched out.  Boom mic's holstered. All await the first celebrity ....

9:09 p.m.: Kevin Frazier "Entertainment Tonight" weekend anchor is pulling double duty tonight.  Covering the event for ET and doing live hits for Larry on the red carpet.

9:10 p.m.: Christopher Hitchens just entered the building.  Christopher has joined Larry on many political discussions.

9:14 p.m.:  David is hoping his knees make it through having to crouch down while he types so the camera operator can get a live shot of the crowd.

9:20 p.m.:  Past LKL guest Bishop T.D. Jakes walking the red carpet with his son.  Kevin Frazier interviewing now.

9:23 p.m.:  Media Buzzing!  Spike Lee hitting the carpet now.  Kevin Frazier first with the interview for Larry.

9:35 p.m.:  David beginning to feel like a zoo animal as people gather at the roped-off media pitt and snap pictures at Spike Lee behind him.  Wouldn't mind if someone threw a peanut or something.  Getting a little hungry.

9:44 p.m.:  Media waiting for more celebrities.

9:50 p.m.:  David just did his live hit on the show.  Told Larry about the comments we've recieved on our blog as we asked what the inauguration of Barack Obama means to you.

9:52 p.m.:  Samuel L. Jackson walking the carpet.  Once again, Kevin Frazier first up with the interview for Larry.

9:55 p.m.:  David fights the over-whelming urge to yell, "I'm tired of all these snakes on this plane!"

9:57 p.m.:  Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein walked into the event with their wives.

10:02 p.m.:  End of program.  Thanks for joining us tonight!  We'll update the other celebrity arrivals in a later blog entry.  Have a good night!

Filed under: Inauguration • Larry King Live • Live Blogging


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