August 10, 2009

Kathy Griffin Takes Over The Microphone Tonight!

Posted: 06:30 PM ET

Kathy-Griffin-Levi-Johnston-2There will be no shortage of surprises and laughs tonight when "Life on the D List" star Kathy Griffin sits in for Larry.

She'll be mixing it up with her newest boy toy Levi Johnston (cougar alert!), chatting it up with Joan Rivers, and meeting the stars of TLC's reality show "Toddlers and Tiaras". That's all in ONE show. You won't want to miss this!

And we want to hear from you:

Do you think Kathy and Levi make a good couple?

Filed under: Kathy Griffin • Larry King Live • Levi Johnston

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Honorine   August 10th, 2009 6:39 pm ET

I'm getting ready to laugh my head off. Love u Kathy.
Kathy is a hot, funny, sexy cougar.

Rose   August 10th, 2009 6:42 pm ET

Kathy Griffin is very funny and talented. Levi is an embarrassing, no-talent opportunist – a reminent of the Palin fiasco. Kathy is a pro and has found more fodder to make fun of.

Levi's not on the "D" – he's on the "Z" list for snooozzzzzze. Move on Kathy, don't encourage the Wanna-Be but Never-Was Levi.

carol kesling   August 10th, 2009 6:58 pm ET

hi kathy, looking forward to the show... love your humor... it time for a laugh!!!!

Susan   August 10th, 2009 6:58 pm ET

About as good a couple as that plastic Demi Moore and whatever his name is...Aston something. But hey... let 'em have fun for a minute or two.

Ron San Bruno, Ca   August 10th, 2009 7:42 pm ET

Kathy will handle this with kid glove's, it's either zip up or button fly.

AH   August 10th, 2009 8:27 pm ET

Trailer trash loves trailer trash. They make a very good couple.

LB   August 10th, 2009 8:32 pm ET

With the taxes from the Botox Queens Griffin, Rivers, and Pelosi, not only could they save California, but they could pay off the national debt!

Kathleen Dolci   August 10th, 2009 8:48 pm ET

I have given up on Larry King Live. I am so tired of the on-going Michael Jackson coverage by Larry King - doesn't he have anything better to do - there are bigger issues right now. I was appalled that he had Joe Jackson on his show - a man who abused and terrorized his children - why does a man like Joe Jackson deserve any attention?

LB   August 10th, 2009 9:04 pm ET

Griffin and Rivers look like two Madame Tussaud rejects!

LB   August 10th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

Griffin proves that money can't buy you looks or class.

Dodie ~ California   August 10th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

OK enough of listening to Kathy and Joan. Its not only ridiculous, its boring. Moving on to another channel!

What happened to discussing the news. This is NOT newsworthy! How about what happened in Guadalajara Mexico with the US-Mexico-Canada summit‎?

Good night!!! Lets try this tomorrow night!

LB   August 10th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Larry will look good after this!

Donna   August 10th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Kathy's doing an AWESOME job hosting Larry tonight. Great chemistry between two of the funniest women on the planet. They never disappoint. Thanks for a AMAZING show tonight!!!

LB   August 10th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

@Donna, What show are you watching?

Angela M   August 10th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Kathy and Levi ? Ok whatever..But joan Rivers and kathy on LKL ? Thats the joke !
Joan Rivers repulses me...... she is such a mean person.
She recently said she is worried about her autopsy revealing KoolWhip. WRONG ! Her autopsy will reveal silicone , Botox and a BLACK HEART. Why would LKL honor that evil woman with her presence on his classy show ?

Carol   August 10th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Who cares about these two......Larry where are you tonight? Ughh I dont like it when other people replace you especially people that belong to gossip colums not CNN!

Victor   August 10th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Dear Kathy,

Thanks for maintaining the integrity of the Larry King Live Show.

El Paso

Donna   August 10th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

And thanks producers for all the Michael Jackson coverage. PLEASE keep it coming!!! It's fascinating since there's so much we never knew about Michael and his family. He truly was the greatest entertainer who ever lived and I appreciate the coverage.

AH   August 10th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

@Angela M, Griffin's autopsy will reveal the same thing including cruelty. There should be a law against allowing those two obnoxious voices on the same show or even in the same state!

LB   August 10th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Neither Griffin nor Johnston has yet to master the English language.

Donna   August 10th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Wow! The haters are out tonight in full force. Just change the channel people.

angela   August 10th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

If you are still regretting the election of Pres Obama, just thank Sarah Palins family for making the likes of Levi a celebrity. Think about how this country nearly put that woman and her family in our White House??? Mccain and Palin exploited this young man and this is pay back time for their treachery! They chose to put him front and center in their phoney plot to deceive the people. Well, BEHOLD LEVI.

LB   August 10th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Johnston is so desperately trying to stretch out his 15 minutes that he has attached himself to the wicked witch of the west! I wish someone would drop a house on her already!!

Hilary Smith   August 10th, 2009 9:36 pm ET


HERE'S THE REAL JOKE: What's the difference between Kathy Griffin and Phoebe Price?.......

What an embarrassment to have this idiot host – Larry, Joan Rivers is hilarious, but this show is ridiculous – you should have done this one.

PLEASE don't let Griffin host a very good quality show again. it's cheapened LKL...very embarrassing.

I’m not watching anymore tonight – sorry Joan you didn’t deserve this.

Deb   August 10th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

What trash!! Larry, have you lost your mind? Why are you throwing away any good reputation you/your show has with trashy mouthed women during prime time?

Can't believe what I've heard...spoken with indifference and total lack of respect in the name of "comedy" or "entertainment" were the gladitorial events, but they have gone down in history as repulsive–as will your show if you don't clean up your guest list!!

I used to watch your show every night, in the last two months between your treatment of your guests, I've reduced that to checking in at the start of the show to see who will be on with you. After tonight, I don't even care to know.

Good bye...lost another viewer!

jackie   August 10th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

LOVE having kathy on LKL!

scott   August 10th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I thought you and adnan made the perfect couple, kathy. i am still waiting for you to return with him.......please...

Dorothy   August 10th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Kathy – I love you! You are great. A definite thumbs up on you and Levi! Go girl.

Jwls   August 10th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Absolutely, you make a great couple! Exactly what type of modeling is Levi doing? Runway, print, commercials???

Andrew W   August 10th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Absolutely!! Here's hoping for some children.

donna s   August 10th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Yes I think you make an adorable couple. He is sooo cute and sweet and you can teach him everything he never learned in Alaska dontcha know!

Delta   August 10th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

You make a great couple.....Kathy....!

Jessica Los Angeles   August 10th, 2009 9:38 pm ET


Maria Moore   August 10th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Kathy and Levi. What a great couple. I need an invitation to ur wedding!!!

Ryan   August 10th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

So Hot! Move over Demi and Ashton!

Tim Hendon, Hammond, LA   August 10th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Love the part of the show with Kathy and Joan; however, Levi needs a coach!! Good thing he is cute because his knack for intelligent conversation is far from stimulating!!! Cute can only get you so far.... and his road trip is just about over!!!

George Dalzell   August 10th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

These two beauties have more chemistry than Linus Pauling.

in4bass   August 10th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Kathy, I think your doing a great job.....

Tamara in Montreal   August 10th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Ashton and Demi step aside!!

Amanda from NYC   August 10th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

i think levi and kathy are great. kudos to levi for having a sense of humor about the whole situation.

lee   August 10th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Their PR reps hit a home run putting them together! One of the best pairings of the summer!

eso   August 10th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

kathy is great ...joan rivers is a god in this business i would watch joan read the phone book...she is honest talented and a damn funny comic ..i love her....she is awesome...and levi is hotter than any other guy out there now......

Ian   August 10th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Yes, I think Kathy and Levi are a great pair. Go for it, Levi. Older women are great!

rob   August 10th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

kathy – you and levi make a great couple

AA   August 10th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I see a future with these two. This is the biggest pairing since Brad and Angelina.

paul   August 10th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

love him cathey, now bb.

D'oh   August 10th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

You know, all this could be in your White House if the Price was Right!

Judith   August 10th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

He is adorable. I think he would make a better with me as his other half, well at least he would have 50 years ago.

Diane   August 10th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

GREAT SHOW! Fantastic interviews and great idea to have Joan and Kathy interview each other. Watching this was a lot of fun not to mention hysterical. Kudos to Joan and Kathy!

Katie   August 10th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

i think k-griff and levi would be totes presh! i love kathy griffin! whatever she does is good with me

steve   August 10th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

kathy your are great you wold look good with me not him.

Ashleigh   August 10th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Obvi this is a couple thats going to last!

Barb   August 10th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Kathy is a trip. funny funny funny. And very true. Miley Cyrus looked like a sleezy stripper with that pole. Her parents should get a hand on her as she is driving down the wrong road. How embarrassing for such a young crowd. Her Father should be ashamed of himself for allowing her to act like this.

MaryJane   August 10th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I think Levi Is soooo CUTE!! He looks a little overwhelmed, but Kathy is so HOT I'd trade places with either one of them to be on a date with the other one!

San Francisco

Boyan   August 10th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Hey Levi,
don't be so embarrassed! Kathy, I hope you are really making fun of tonight and you are not serious.

Casperella   August 10th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Oh yeah!

NJ   August 10th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

pure comic beauty

Jeremy   August 10th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Levi Johnston is both cute and charming. And what a gentleman! Kathy is lucky to have him.

Remember Kathy...even though Levi IS six years younger than you, age is just a number! I know it won't stop you!

Cameron - Virginia   August 10th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

You BET!!!! And Kathy you better hold on to him, because he's a HOTTIE!!!!

Mo   August 10th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

BRUTAL show!

AH   August 10th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Griffin should have taken that wig in to get it done before coming on the show. It looks like a reject from Hair Club for Men!

Peter Wilcox-Pisz   August 10th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

You are a fantastic couple. I think you two will give people the inspiration they need to get off their duffs, and do something about with their own love affairs. Older – younger.
I am a 63 year old gay man, and I seem to have a 21 year old Bedouin who is head over heals in love with me.
Hooray, Haha.

Linda B   August 10th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Well, you two are precious. Kathy I think you should seriously consider this guy – he is just so funny – and you could bring him up right. C'mon, think of all the ladies who have really long term relationships with younger guys. He is a cutie and could have a future in entertainment...he's entertaining me for sure...

Deb   August 10th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Why do I get the impression, after reading the blogs tonight, that Griffin has been asking her "friends" to write in and pump up the positive feedback?

Can anyone approve of this trashy mouthed dame...not satisfied with Vegas or Comedy central, she and her companions have to spread their trash to CNN.....What is this network coming to!

Richard the Paralegal and Law Student   August 10th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

OMG the poor boy can not even read properly...................The shows you how good parenting is in Alaska

grandma evelyn   August 10th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I never thought I would say this but Leviisi sexy and very cute he has star quality YUMMMM

Nikki E   August 10th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Kathy and Levi make a GREAT couple! Kathy is hilarious and Levi is quite handsome. What a duo!

Rhonda   August 10th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

And he can't read? And Mississippi and Arkansas have the lowest educational scores in the US? You have to be joking?!!

This poor child has to get an education, get away from the Palins, and be given a chance to earn a living outside of that state. Can someone adopt him? He deserves a chance! Seriously. GET HIM OUT OF WASSILLA.

Harvey   August 10th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I'm watching the show and I'm getting a good laugh!!! Thanxs Kathy for making me laugh so hard! I love you and I'm also getting ready to watch the finale of the D-List. Keep up the awesome job your doing!!!! Love ya....Harvey!

Hilary Smith   August 10th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

It's obvious the only people complementing Kathy here are people she knows or who are demented – honestly they're probably the same.

Larry, you ROCK....if we never appreciated you before, we sure do now!

We love you Larry, please come back, LKL is a high-point in the evening, please don't go away again....the other hosts you've had have been great: Dr. Drew, Joy Behar, (the lawyer who often appears on HLN – sorry name escapes me).

KG seems to bring out the worst in people – I can't say anymore or I'll really begin feeling guilty!

We love you Larry!!

Guy Strickland   August 10th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

You got to be kidding me!! What happened to Larry King live?
I usually like Kathy but this segment is ridiculous.

CHRISTINA   August 10th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

How long is this going to last, I'm losing brain cells by the hour. I'm from Alaska and seeing Levi on Larry for the second time is a shame. Do people from CNN have any sense of their viewers. We would like real news.

Donald   August 10th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Hey Kathy, get are getting censored! Go on Stern and tell the real deal! BABA BOOEY!!!!

aenigman   August 10th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Kathy Griffin is so unfunny, and Levi is a dud. Bad Television. Boy are they in for a surprise when they read the blogs (or maybe not).

in4bass   August 10th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Are you pulling are legs Kathy? You and Levi ...NaWwwwww.Your making me jealous. So stop it!

Michael, 24 in California   August 10th, 2009 9:46 pm ET


I'm one of your biggest gay fans. What are you doing running around with this jail bait? You should have a gorgeous gay gay in his 20s on your arm.

<3 u

Melissa   August 10th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Love Kathy, Never miss My Life on the D-List. Kathy and Joan are so funny together.
Kathy and Levi are the new Brad and Angelina.

Carole Carter   August 10th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I have never seen someone that could handle your comments and barbs so well. He comes across as an egloo dweller / redneck hunter guy but transposes into a cool snappy uttering quick witted untrappable adorable shy wit. amazing and he comes across as shy and so cute. he has great appeal. Carole Carter

Tina K   August 10th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Levi Johnson and Kathy Griffin are both using each other for their own agenda. He wants to be a model/actor and will use anyone to get it.
As for Kathy, please can't she get anyone her own age, instead of robbing the cradle. He is old enough to be her son, not boyfriend.

Jason from Juneau Alaska   August 10th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

They would make a good only if she sends him to speech school first!

eleanor   August 10th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

he can read, Kathy open up his nose and blew his mind and took all of his thoughts.....thus the "Levi Alert"

James Collins   August 10th, 2009 9:46 pm ET


Maybe her fans are watching tonight... yah think?

George   August 10th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Ohh Kathy we love you. Tonight show was funny. I think you and levi belongs to each other, because your pictures shows attraction between you two.

johnnygirl   August 10th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

LOL! this is the wildest LKL ever! i love it! kathy...ur a riot!

Will   August 10th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Love you Kathy! So ask Levi more about what his career plans are. He is suddenly a well known teen figure. Is he going to pursue anything in modeling, acting, etc.?

grandma evelyn   August 10th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I think Kathy is a stitch, very funny LOVE IT

Richard the Paralegal and Law Student   August 10th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Hilary Smith

Larry King is not all that either, all he does is interrupt his guest when they try to tell their side on an issue then goes to a commercial and then changes the subject.

Michael   August 10th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I believe Kathy should grow-up and realize she is not a spring chicken anymore. Get involved with men your own age and let the 18 years olds to grow up at their own pace. Kathy you are not the fox which you think you are.. LOL

LB   August 10th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

@Deb, Blame it on Anderson Cooper, he is the one who brought her to CNN.

cindy   August 10th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Kathy, Kathy, Kathy you were hysterical and Levi was quite amazing.
I fear for his future in show biz but I know he will continue to surprise us.

Pam (Boston, MA)   August 10th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Kathy is awesome! It is great to see her in this venue! I loved her with Anderson Cooper (ANDY!!) and now on Larry King. Sometimes you just need to shake things up a bit.

As far as Levi...hmmmm.....welll...I don't know. He has the personality of a stone. Kathy there are a lot of young ones in Hollywood to cougar around on...please!!!!

Love you Kathy!!!!

joe   August 10th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

LEVI GOOD FOR YOU!! Sarah had no right in intervening. She treats her like a baby and causes media attention then gets surprised and insulted when jokes are made.
Kathy i think you're hot and can probably rock Levi's world (no offense Lee) but how will Levi feel if Bristol hooked up with her own celebrity. Lets say....ALEX RODRIGUEZ LMAO.

Dusty   August 10th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Personally I think you are too good for him. Dont you want to get off the "d-list"? Well, you need to start looking at Greoge Clooney, or maybe even break up Brangelina! But dump the kid, and go for a real celebrity!
I love ya
I cant wait to watch your show tonight!
great job on Larry King!


Deb   August 10th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

After way too many minutes of watching LKL tonight, I can see why the media got a failing score on the recent report card....

I can't believe how stupid CNN is in airing this show tonight after the results of last week's Report Card...which THEY THEMSELVES aired!!

Hey CNN: Do you think the poll results do not include YOU? CNN is known the world around as a news network, this show (LKL) makes you think you've got the wrong channel!

Could we elevate please to a little higher level? Don't we have something news-worthy to talk about?

gina   August 10th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

this is the worsst show ive ever seen THIS MUST BE A JOKE

Brent Hughes   August 10th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Kathy looks amazing and Levi is being very shy and timid.. That makes him HOT!

chip   August 10th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

this interview with levi is a bunch of mean spirited crap...not funny, not clever...sure, lets pick on the palins by degrading this kid... it's a new low, pathetic....

Nat   August 10th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I am appalled that Larry King's program is used to display such foul mouthed and sick humour. I am disappointed that Larry has become one of the junk shows on CNN. I used to think it was of the highest regard, current news, interesting one on one interviews...but I am sickened that CNN is allowing Kathy Griffin to make sick sexual comments about a young man who decidely is being taken advantage of because of his connection with the Palin family.
Give us a break. We are not so stupid. I want a real interview show Phil Donahue doing anything these days? he really gave us food for thought...

johnnygirl   August 10th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

wow, guys....lighten up a bit, will ya? i for one appreciate the change in tone's cool to have fun every now and's all just jokes! stop taking it so seriously!

Uncle Booley   August 10th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

the producers would be better off pulling the plug and running the Test Pattern for the remainder of the show.

would love to hear the tuesday morning meetings after this mess.

Hilary Smith   August 10th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Carole Carter – are you talking about Kathy Griffin??

Matt   August 10th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

This is embarrassing. If this Levi guy is Kathy Griffin's attempt at satire, she still has a lot of learning to do.

To have this on a "news" network during these turbulent times is insulting.

lex   August 10th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

kathy i wish that you were doing an hour interview not a stand-up act.

a4ana   August 10th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I'm embarrased for both of them. Levi has no personality & this isn't a bit funny. Levi looks so uncomfortable that I'm actually feeling sorry for him. I hope Kathy doesn't host this show any more.

Cecelia   August 10th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

What a classless interview.. but... what does one come to expect?
Kathy.. take some lessons. I prefer not to ever have her host CNN again. See ya.

lisa   August 10th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Well well well... the little beauty queens have done what Levi couldn't do. I'm actually changing the channel.

Dorit Rogoff   August 10th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I'm sorry, this interview is so bad and inappropriate. I feel sorry for the guy. Larry king deserve a better sub. I'm a big fan of the show but tonight is a new low.

James Collins   August 10th, 2009 9:52 pm ET


Stephen   August 10th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

It's very sad to see the number of people on here with negative comments on Kathy and Joan. They are both very funny and it bothers me that there are still people who cannot take a joke. This is not the 60's we do not need to guard every word said on TV. That is what makes them both so great that they are not bothered by people like the ones on here who are bitter about them talking.

Umm ... Just in case you forgot they have both been on LKL before more then once because Larry loves them too. You people need to learn how to laugh because there is enough other stuff to be sad/mad about in this world and this is not it.

Also I doubt she asked her friends to write to support her, I do it because I think she is great all though I would not mind knowing her, and being one of her gays! Go Kathy this gay guy here here for you in the mess of these haters!

Patricia   August 10th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

and I agree with the comments of Hilary Smith above. Also, I was astonished to see Larry King have that pompous, Judge Joe,( was that his name?) I blocked it because the guy is so full of hot air. And no, I don't regret voting for Obama. He's the best president we've had since Carter, but this country loves to hate kind, decent people. Why is that?

robert & Eunice   August 10th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

we prefer Joy Behar to K Griffin ...where are you, Mr. King..seems families go on vacation a few wks before schl begins ...

Hilary Smith   August 10th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Richard the Paralegal and Law Student

I agree that LK interrupts his guests way too often, but compared to KG, he is a breath of fresh air.

If there is one thing I would change about LK it is that he would let his guests finish their thought before hammering another question at them.

JD   August 10th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Kathy watch out maybe Levi is after child support!! Never know these days!! Have ask him that big QUESTION???

houndmaster   August 10th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

HELLO CNN PRODUCERS!!!!......PLEASE somebody listen to this broadcast!!!!!
This is a classic in broaedcast history.

The audience would be more interested AND entertained if you were rediting baseball scores from 1978.

If there is a more boring individual on TV than KG I would hate to watch them. YIKES!!!!!

Deb   August 10th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

@LB: Yeah, you're right, but at least Anderson TRIES to be professional. I don't think he's ever taken delight in even embarassing someone, let alone insulting or humiliating them...can you believe she and JR made such comments about the President and Mrs. Obama? I can't believe CNN hasn't cut into the show and taken it off the air...but they let it keep going on and on...

I have really seen a side of TV/CNN tonight that I've never seen before. It's hard for me, tho, to be hard on Anderson. His history has been one of news reporting and I think he was totally MORTIFIED when he found out what he got when he let Griffin on the NYEve show.

Hope he learned his lesson, still waiting for LKL and CNN to learn theirs...

Donna   August 10th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Couldn't agree more Richard. Larry is great but his questions are sometimes weak, repetitive and don't elicit revealing answers. He cuts off guests abruptly and sometimes doesn't responds to the answer the guest gives. And I also don't understand why people on this board find it hard to believe Kathy Griffin and Joan Rivers have fans.

Richard the Paralegal and Law Student   August 10th, 2009 9:53 pm ET


nancy zoller   August 10th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I watch Larry King most evenings while eating dinner....don't watch TV during the day, but tune in to Larry to see what's going on in the world that is important.

Larry has a great deal of integrity and I enjoy his shows.

The show tonite featuring Kathy Griffith and Levi is the most offensive show I have ever seen on CNN. Is this just a joke?

Pithoor Levi.....totally taken advantage of.

I have a 17 year old daughter...want to teach her to be respectful and to have morales. Where has this gone.

shame on you Larry for inviting this to your program...I may unplug the TV forever.

Nancy Zoller

Northeast   August 10th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I love it!!!!!!! You are the girl!!! I'm sure grandma' Sarah Palin is fuming. Keep up the great work!!!!!!

natacha z   August 10th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

I think tonight show is just ridiculous. I think the sexual language was just not necessary.

Judy Patterson   August 10th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Kathy Griffin is trashy and unfunny. Levy is boring and appears uncomfortable. I am embarrassed for both of them. This isn't worth watching.

CHRISTINA   August 10th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

We have to watch this show to finally appreciate the worthiness of news, I feel like I'm watching FOX & FRIENDS... 🙁

J L   August 10th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Kathy Griffin is awesome! She's hilarious! I'll admit there were a couple of awkward moments when Levi came out. He looked so uncomfortable. But Kathy did an awesome job. She definitely pulls in a different audience and makes watching Larry King very entertaining.

Cheryl   August 10th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Oh, Levi I think you've met your match. Go Kathy!!! He's too hot........

Jk   August 10th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Levi what are you doing with her, i hope it is a joke, you can do much better.

that_guy   August 10th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

"this isnt weird at all" ... walking in circles with 2 jonbenet ramsey types ... "shall we all just go to child protective services" ... kneeling down to a 4 year old child .... KATHY GRIFFIN IS THE BEST !!!!!

Donna   August 10th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Larry a breadth of fresh air? Ha!

CHRISTINA   August 10th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Can't these women see that their children don't seem happy...

Nazem, Montreal   August 10th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I dont usually comment on your show, but I think that tonight is a must:

What is Kathy Griffin doing?
She shouldn't be replacing you , not even for 5 minutes!
The subjects on tonight's show do not match at all your reputation and the seriousness of your career!
I hope that you would quickly get back with your more interesting topics.

Perhaps you could tackle a bit the middle east peace process? I am sure that you would be able to host great speakers for that topic!

eleanor   August 10th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Larry loves Kathy, so do I...she' amusing and not abusing. good job Kathy! You 're doing it right when ya can make em mad. You are one of the few of the last Comic standing.

Laurie Fink   August 10th, 2009 9:57 pm ET


I LOVE your show and have watched you for years. You certainly deserve to take time off but could you please find another host other than Kathy? She is so ANNOYING!!!!! I can't even stand to listen to her for a minute. She has a crude sense of humor, if you call it humor and all she does is whine! She also NEVER stops talking! This is coming from a girl who can tolerate just about everyone! I know I don't stand alone on this feeling. Thanks for listening and enjoy your time off!


Harvey   August 10th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Stop being haters!!!!! This is something different than the usual LKL! Its great entertainment...if you don't like just change the channel!!!!

Sandra Robertson, GA   August 10th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Kathy Griffin did make one good statement tonight, and that is she takes care of her mother.

Deb   August 10th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Hey Anderson Cooper....if you're reading the LKL blog tonight, please don't stop being who you are. I know you take your job very seriously and we all make mistakes...yours was Kathy Griffin.

Take some advice....avoid her like the plague.

You and Erica make a great news couple and I think you two shouldl do NYE this December...can you work that out? Poor Erica seems to have had a rough last NYE too, so maybe in the booth with you would be better for her also.

Please don't stop running the animal videos and commentaries you two do at the end of the shows...and don't hold back. You have a great smile, a perfectly wonderful laugh, and a quick wit. Erica is the perfect compliment.

Caesar   August 10th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Please, to all those Republican conservatives that are bad mouthing this show, well, go look at your leaders in the GOP, why are you not this vicious about Rush or Pat Robertson when they open their mouths they are even more ridiculous than Kathy that is acting silly for laughs, where your ridiculous republican leaders say the nonsense for real and that is scary.

Hilary Smith   August 10th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Well, everyone I'm calling it a night – I hope I can still have sweet dreams after this fiasco.

elizabeth   August 10th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I cant beleive Larry would have his show degraded like this by having someone like Kathy Griffin doing his show. can't agree more with other blogers how unfunny it is.

Mark   August 10th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Tonight's show reveals really poor judgment on the part of Ms. Griffin and CNN. Exploiting children and lame attempts to humiliate guests might have a home on "E" or TMZ, but CNN is supposed to be a news organization. Embarrassing.

Mary Jane   August 10th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Larry loves Kathy when she's a guest and I think her parody of a his show tonight is dark, wonderful, edgy and timely. Levi is gorgeous and has presence – get him an agent. Joan and Kathy – mentor and apprentice on screen, impromptu is difficult and they did Cher justice. The little girls and their exploitation – Kathy, your one comment "should I call child protective services right now" when you looked one of them in the eye, I could feel that you were almost about to cry. Or not! It was FABULOUS!!! Great show for those of us who get you, Kathy.

Rex Berger   August 10th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

I think you make a great couple! Mentally compatible in everyway! Kathy just keep him away from the "Rush Parties" it could destroy the special love you both share!

SouthGeorgiaLady   August 10th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

I don't know which is the biggest puke Kathy, Levi, or Joan. They are all three sickening. Bristol, sometimes The Good Lord works in mysterious ways. You are much better off without that PUKE!

Diane   August 10th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

I have such a headache after listening to Kathy Griffin for an hour! She is irrating and should learn to modulate her voice. Please don't have her substitute again. If you do, I will switch channels. What happened to Joy? She's a good host.

Donna   August 10th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

Caesar – It"s just the usual republican hypocrisy. Quick to slam everyone who isn't just like them...Shoving their "values" down everyone's throats.

eric   August 10th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Well said Caesar!*

JOHN   August 10th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Thank God for Anderson Cooper!!!!

Judy Davis   August 10th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

How in the world could you degrade your show with such Crapppppp.
I watch your informative show everynight and have never seen such a disappointing show. Hope this is Friday the 13th and this nightmare which will end soon.

Hurry back Larry from where ever you are to save your show.

scott   August 10th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

kathy griffin is hilarious ur all just old and boring

Louis Toscano   August 10th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

They both look silly and appear to lack judgment.

Diane   August 10th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

It also appears that Kathy and Joan filled in for Larry at the last minute. Great job hosting LKL for the first time, Kathy!!!

mootzie   August 10th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

@Deb, @LB, @Hilary, etc.,
You need to chill. Or just change the channel. How is this such an affront to your sensibilities, when in the last few years, Larry has become one of the most impatient, uninfromed and disinterested interviewers that has ever been? But we watch him anyway. Do you really think Mr. King's all week, every week coverage of the Michael Jackson drama, (where nothing is vetted or verified, but everyone gets a platform no matter how salaciaous and specious) is investigative journalism? It's become a tabloid show with intermittent and occasional forays into the interestingly political and newsworthy.

Donna in Spokane   August 10th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Kathy and Joan – what a hoot!!!
Toddlers and Tiaras – give me a break.
As for Levi – let's hope he doesn't screw up his future too badly. He's a good-looking kid.

LB   August 10th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

@Deb, I used to think that Anderson was the best journalist out there and I would have agreed with you before he made that "tea bagging" comment, but not any longer. He also thought Griffin's "cock" comment was pretty funny on NYE and that was crude and he and his friends attend her shows. He also belittles anyone who does not support Obama. He was very unfair to Lanny Davis when he was supporting Clinton.

I am afraid Anderson likes this type of humor and is not the respectable and classy guy some of us thought he was.

Kelly   August 10th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

i really liked kathy griffin until i saw her tonight on larry king.. it was horrible.. so awkward watching her and what she was putting levi through.. horrible show .. not the show for all her sex apade jokes. was not funny at all.. she just kept on and on and on and on how she and levi made out.. horrible

ps.. i know levi wants fame and that is why he is doing this.. and if by chance he enjoyed it.. he didn't show it.. and IF he did enjoy it it was horrible for me.. just sick

sharon Binette   August 10th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

No way, Kathy G and Levi are dating? I think it is just a gag for the lkl show. Kathy G. is always entertaining, love her humor and it doesn't get any better than Joan Rivers. Its nice to change things now and then on LKL.

Jack   August 10th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

OMG! Kathy Griffin is the best! What a great Larry King Live...would have been even better if it was Larry King, Kathy and Joan!!!

Sue   August 10th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

Kathy Griffin's "interview" with Levi Johnston hit a new low. Was it supposed to be funny? Disgusting.

North carolina native   August 10th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

I loved the show i couldn't stop watchign kathy is so funny i lvoed the show tongiht i don't know why you guys don't i think its funny and kathy should have a talk show. Also joan was funny it was natural and flowed wonderfully. Levi i don't get it but have fun. I think this is for a laugh and shock factor.

Donna   August 10th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

LKL desperately needs more edge... Kudos to the producers for putting this show together tonight. TRULY a breadth of fresh air. LOVED it!

LB   August 10th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

@mootzie, Larry is not that great, but he will look like a genius after this crap.

monnie   August 10th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

yeah kathy & levi – what a great couple! sarah palin must be chokin' on her moose jerky right about now. levi is so cute and funny and obviously better off away from sarah and her goofy brood; also great line about calling child protective services on the poor child beauty pageant robots and their cretin parents; congratulations to kathy!!

Donna   August 10th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

Mootzie – Couldn't agree with you more. I wish Larry would have more experts on and not just commentators who don't really know what they're talking about.

muna   August 10th, 2009 10:16 pm ET

i just caught the end off the Larry King show. i think having those poor little kids with all that make up and hair, have them parade around is exploiting them. the parents should be ashamed. this teaches them no morals or values. its all about looks and material. they are treated like an adult and they don't even learn how to say their name properly. when all these kids start acting like an adult and start having sex at age ten then we are all surprised.
i am writing this b/c i am just surprised CNN is encouraging the exploitation of innocent children.

Issa   August 10th, 2009 10:17 pm ET

am 21 ,yes they make a good couple , i wish that was me

Mary Jane   August 10th, 2009 10:30 pm ET

@muna – the whole point of Kathy's segment with the young beauty pageant contestants was to show the audience what insanity is behind the exploitation of these children. Kathy did a service to these girls.

carol kesling   August 10th, 2009 10:30 pm ET

LB... easy you are a little cranky... but your posts made me laugh !!!!!!!!!

tommy   August 10th, 2009 10:33 pm ET

bd show, Larry..Joy B is our favorite host...where are you, Mr King? probably on vacation w/your family,,hurry bk soon ,,

ed   August 10th, 2009 10:33 pm ET

Over the past months, we'd been wondering what happened to the LKL class act we used to watch. After tonite's disgrace, the question is moot. And if the likes of what was paraded as LKL tonite ever happens again, we are out. Too bad Larry! Finishing well would have been much preferred. 🙂

Mike L.   August 10th, 2009 10:35 pm ET

I guess my comments were too strong. Suffice to say I turned Mr. Kings show OFF tonight....for the first time.

Melissa Sue Cannon   August 10th, 2009 10:35 pm ET

I think ya'll are so cute!! You are cracking me up, Kathy!! I love your show!!

Ron San Bruno, Ca   August 10th, 2009 10:35 pm ET

Kathy dump's Anderson for a Buck and a Half .

Mary Jane   August 10th, 2009 10:40 pm ET

Ed, Ed – lighten up. Kathy is Kathy and Larry is Larry – he will likely be eternally grateful that she made people miss him more!

LB   August 10th, 2009 10:44 pm ET

@carol kesling, I am glad that you could find the humor in my comments. They could have been a lot worse. These comments are tame compared to what I post on Anderson's FB page and my own blog.

Lisa   August 10th, 2009 10:45 pm ET

Larry, thank you for having the great Kathy Griffin host for you. You're hearing from lots of people who don't appreciate her, but know that there are many of us who love her edgy, brilliant-if-you-really-listen humor. Lighten up and just have fun with it, folks–life's a lot more enjoyable that way!

natacha z   August 10th, 2009 10:45 pm ET

Levi might want to learn to read before he goes on national tv; I am very shocked and disappointed that CNN would allow such a show to air, I felt like I was watching a bad HBO special.

d.t.   August 10th, 2009 10:46 pm ET


Have you lost your mind? I have watched for years and am becoming disinchanted with your show since you latch onto a subject (such as Michael Jackson) and won't let go.
But to stoop so low as tonight's show. It was just plain stupid and I am going to think twice before I watch again. Sorry to see a once fine show lower its standards.

LB   August 10th, 2009 10:47 pm ET

@ed, At least Larry's is a celebrity show. What do you think when Anderson has this foul mouthed "you know what" on his supposedly respectable news program? It definitely gives us a little insight into what Anderson is really all about.

Clementine   August 10th, 2009 10:52 pm ET

Kathy is definitely too good for Levi. And Joan Rivers is comedic gold, partially the reason why Kathy was interviewing her was because yesterday was The Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers, therefore interviewing her on how she thought things were, i.e. the clips of the roast. Anyways, Kathy shouldn't be doing these sorts of gigs, although I do love her with all of my heart, only because she's restricted from saying many of her inappropriate, but hilarious, jokes. She did pretty well tonight, though, especially with the pageant toddlers.

And @Caesar, I totally agree. *applauds*

Laurie Fink   August 10th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

No we are not haters! We are just a bunch of LKL FANS who are genuinly interested in world events and expert opinions. I don't watch CNN to hear trashy meaningless babbling. My time is much too valuable for this. I could only take about 2 minutes of her ranting about nothing important. Is she seriously a comedian? As for Levi, I have no problem with him. He is just a young kid who got caught up in accidental fame and she took advantage of his inexperience. I was embarrased for him by the way she spoke to him. WOW the quality of this show is seriously degraded tonight and to think the whole world tunes in to LKL. Larry you are the best but the next time you are off please just do reruns.

Ron San Bruno, Ca   August 10th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

Anderson is about the new's and Kathy makes him laugh, watch the world crumbling through his eye's and you try laughing .

ed   August 10th, 2009 10:55 pm ET

Perhaps the core issue is LKL is not what it was, and that Larry is not any longer like Larry was. It is sad to see sensitive and substantive authenticity go away.

Barbara   August 10th, 2009 11:48 pm ET

omit fowl language. change to demeaning remarks.

Barbara   August 10th, 2009 11:54 pm ET

It is shocking that CNN would let Kathy Griffin go on and on with her demeaning remarks. It was not funny. The show was insullting. She should not be allowed to host the show in the future. I hope that LK and AC will stick to what they do best! Worthy news topics and intelligent commentary.

sed   August 11th, 2009 12:08 am ET

kathy and levi. is this a joke?????? he can be easily your grand son.

Will   August 11th, 2009 12:10 am ET

This was the most hilarious LKL show ever. Thank you CNN for taking a risk with comedians on this show. Of course, some people may not appreciate the humor but many of us get the jokes. Thank you Kathy for making me laugh so hard on a Monday night.

Carlos   August 11th, 2009 12:20 am ET

How does anyone get chosen to sit in for Larry...are there any requirements?

Kathy is a comedian, why is she on LKL?

Marilyn Gerald   August 11th, 2009 12:22 am ET

I have a very very very good sense of humour and find nothing funny about Kathy Griffin...She is rude and crude and seems rather desperate to get a laugh....

msm   August 11th, 2009 12:25 am ET

Thought tonight's LK show was horrible; Levi is as thick as a block of wood; just was not a good show tonight. I'm surprised that they filled in with a show of that caliber. Altho lately there's been a lot of bad programming on because of the MJ stuff; that's getting really old.

Deborah   August 11th, 2009 12:32 am ET

Sick show. Really sick.

Annette A. Penney   August 11th, 2009 12:38 am ET

Friggen right they do! Cougars rule!!! Especially cougars like Kathy (and me) who are smart, sexy, funny, and have had enough cosmetic surgery to capture these young hunks.

YOU RULE KATHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mark R   August 11th, 2009 12:38 am ET

Kathy and Levi together is a gay man's dream for sure....Kathy, you are slowly becoming the queen of all media, and Levi is hotter than most Hollywood teen "A-listers." The two of you together would be quite the force!!!

Denise   August 11th, 2009 12:38 am ET

Kathy is so funny, I think hes young but you both make a Great couple,
Kathy you should have your own talk show on cnn

Junar   August 11th, 2009 12:38 am ET

Kathy Griffin, Levi Johnston, and Lance Bass... oh yea...

Judi   August 11th, 2009 12:40 am ET

Go for it Kathy, dump that old man Cooper.

Olan Osh   August 11th, 2009 12:40 am ET

Born in Alaska .....refined by republican ..... polished Kathy Griffin... you Guys Dazzles

Larry King XXXVIII   August 11th, 2009 12:40 am ET

Hi Mary!

Krashorama   August 11th, 2009 12:41 am ET

Absolutely!! They would become known as "Hot & Nasty"...

vicki   August 11th, 2009 12:41 am ET

Good catch Kathy I hope Sarah is pissed

Jay   August 11th, 2009 12:41 am ET

I like you Kathy...however, Levi looks like he could be your son! Let it go! He is wayyyy too young for you! I think you're right though in that he should be on Gossip Girl:)

He is clueless though...cute 🙂 LOL!

Birdy of NC   August 11th, 2009 12:41 am ET

I like Kathy & that she's a flashy cougar! Levi doesn't seem quite as genuine...

Lano Montano   August 11th, 2009 12:42 am ET


I think kathy is a lil to much for Levi. LOL So no it wont last another day! LOL



Josh   August 11th, 2009 12:42 am ET

Imagine my joy to see Kathy with the poor neglected Levi. What a wonderful change. More Kathy. More Red Hair. Levi is just fine ...give the poor kid a job behind the cameras.

Olan Osh   August 11th, 2009 12:43 am ET

Born in Alaska …..refined by republican ….. polished by Kathy Griffin… you Guys Dazzles

broses   August 11th, 2009 12:43 am ET

This was embarrassing.

mike   August 11th, 2009 12:43 am ET

They make a great couple. "!!!!!

Sue   August 11th, 2009 12:43 am ET

Have your way with him Kathy, just don't ask for any pillow talk. You can do much better, but Levi might be fun, he has that devilish look in his eye... just don't ask him any tricky questions.

Aaron   August 11th, 2009 12:44 am ET

Kathy is so funny and brilliant. She should have her own permanent show on CNN. Kathy Griffin Live!

Frank Hattula   August 11th, 2009 12:45 am ET

I think Kathy and Levi make a lovely couple. This has been the most fun I have ever had watching Larry King Live show. Please keep bringing Kathy back to guest host.

jack   August 11th, 2009 12:47 am ET

I bet Levi is so glad not to have that nutty sarah as a mother in law.

Michael Richardson   August 11th, 2009 12:48 am ET

Kathy and Levi together are so HOT they make the devil SWEAT!

sharyn   August 11th, 2009 12:49 am ET

I just had to turn off LARRY KING because I am sick of seeing Kathy Griffith. Always upstaging Levi (who will do or say anything for a buck..) The reasons the gays like Kathy is because she talks like a man and a rude one at that. I heard how she tried to tell Larry she was gay and he just didn't get it. I have a few gay friends and they do not act like Kathy. Kathy, you need God in your life. Become more humble (and smarter) like Sarah Palin. I found something better to watch...good night CNN, Hire a better host next time.

Jay   August 11th, 2009 12:53 am ET

I gotta say something about these little pageant girls...they have WAY too much makeup on! And Kathy is asking just yes or no questions instead of open ended questions that cause the girls to just say yes or no...

are they little dolls or children?

CPS, definitely

Kathy   August 11th, 2009 12:53 am ET

Please never allow Kathy Griffin to host the show. Quite frankly, I don't think she is funny! If a person needs to curse and be overly graphic to be funny then I find them that they have no talent as a comedian. You are far above this Larry and hopefully you won't consider her to fill in for you again.

Thank You

Fayth Sims   August 11th, 2009 12:53 am ET

Kathy, you'd look good with the Ugliest Dog in America, because you're a fox! Brains, beauty & wit....what a woman!

jack   August 11th, 2009 12:55 am ET

Levi, should have worked out fine in the Palin family, on second thought. He seems clueless like most of Sarah's followers. Maybe he doesn't have the hypocricy, mendacity, or mean streak, which would have helped him fit in.

Julie   August 11th, 2009 12:55 am ET

I've never known the LKL show to be distasteful or lacking class before tonight. Poor Levi for being a part of all of that. Makes Bristol Palin look good.

Dave   August 11th, 2009 12:57 am ET

LKL is usually brutal. Softball questions by Mr. Bad Check.

Marilyn, you have a "very very very good sense of humour"? Good to you. That adds a great deal of weight to your opinion. By the way, I am very, very, very beautiful. I am also very, very, very rich. I am also very very, very brilliant.

Kathy and Joan were very, very, very funny.

Barb Slessman   August 11th, 2009 12:58 am ET

Kathy is great, she is so funny!!!! I love her teasing Levi. He does not know what to think of her. She is a original!!!!!

David   August 11th, 2009 12:58 am ET

No way....Kathy is a real woman, why would you want a little boy to play with... .Bring it to San Diego... I would love to have your toes curl in the sand....You are GR8 Kathy...
Look me up. when you are near San Diego...

diana   August 11th, 2009 12:58 am ET

Kathy Griffin , you are NOT FUNNY.Levi looked bored
what an embarrassment.

jack   August 11th, 2009 12:59 am ET

Kathy is not particularly attractive and has an irritating voice aside from that she is a fine hostess.

aaron   August 11th, 2009 12:59 am ET

Kathy and Levi....are definitely a match made in wally world.... Larry... could you not have found someone with a personality to host your show
and this Levi character must have lost his personality in the wilderness of Alaska along with his compass

Sandy   August 11th, 2009 1:00 am ET

You lost me after the trite reparte with Rivers....2 classy ladies?Hopefully King's regular viewers found this show as offensive & discusting as I did. Shame on the producers.

Aaron   August 11th, 2009 1:00 am ET

To all you Kathy haters, why not find something more productive to do with your time than complain about her on a blog. Maybe you should go read your bible. Or prepare for the rapture.

William   August 11th, 2009 1:00 am ET

very dissapointing. i can't believe this is the same show. hopefully CNN learns from this mistake.

Leanne   August 11th, 2009 1:01 am ET

Tonight's show was painful to watch. Please find a host to interview relevant guests when you are away, Larry. Kathy Griffin was not funny, and Levi Johnston looked like a deer in the headlights.The experience did neither of them any favors, and you most likely lost some regular viewers. The bit about the child beauty pageants was just awful.

sheila   August 11th, 2009 1:03 am ET

obout Kathy ,it 's ok for her as a guest on your show, But please do not let her do another one for you discusting her behavior was with that young man Levi, I mean once, maybe twice saying a few things... but she was way over board and very disrespectful behavior for your show,,,,,,,,,

Judy   August 11th, 2009 1:05 am ET

Wow! LK is usually informative, not trashy. I felt really sorry and embarrassed for Levi and how gulible he must be to allow someone, so much older, exploit him on national television. Levi, I think you have been brought up better than this. Can't you see what Kathy was doing to you tonight? I hope you wake up and don't let people use you and make you look so very foolish.

Beth   August 11th, 2009 1:08 am ET

Watching Kathy and Joan together = comedy nirvana!

Kathy you're brilliant and your interview with the brilliant Levi nothing less than awesome. So where to next with you and Levi?

Aaron   August 11th, 2009 1:15 am ET

Apparently everyone who watches CNN is so uptight that they would rather watch yet another hour of Michael Jackson coverage than enjoy a good laugh.

jack   August 11th, 2009 1:17 am ET

I think this show has been playing the Jackson story so long, it has run out of ideas. Tonight's show would have been more entertaining if Larry were just sitting there in silence for an hour , making googly-eyes at us.

jack   August 11th, 2009 1:20 am ET

@Beth " brilliant Levi" lmao

Gwen Hartley   August 11th, 2009 1:20 am ET

Great Show Kathy!
Such a nice change...
good for Joan Rivers too, and Levi..
lighten up's just a little joke!

Bourne   August 11th, 2009 1:22 am ET

Jeremy August 10th, 2009 9:42 pm ET
"Remember Kathy…even though Levi IS six years younger than you, age is just a number! I know it won’t stop you!"

Dude she is 29 years older than him. He is 19 and she is 48 get lolz

Joan   August 11th, 2009 1:23 am ET

Kathy Griffin? WTF?!! Please help her get a gig sitting in for David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon or the comedy channel. Take all the vacations you want but pleeeeeeease have a more substantive guest host in the future. As far as Levi Johnston's concerned, he seems like a nice kid but has the personality as a paper bag, if he's going to be television it outht to be a reality show. As for kiddie beauty pagents... Who effing cares that stuff belongs on daytime television. I am deeply disappointed Larry. I've always considered you a class act please maintain your top high standards and don't make this mistake again.

jack   August 11th, 2009 1:23 am ET

I like Levi, but brilliant is not the first adjective that leaps into my mind. Although it was a stroke of genius to get away from that silly talking, back-biting mom-in-law.

Beth   August 11th, 2009 1:49 am ET

Read "brilliant" towards Levi with deadpan sarcastic delivery.

Beth   August 11th, 2009 1:52 am ET

...and tongue firmly in cheek.

vitoria   August 11th, 2009 1:58 am ET

Kathy Griffin must have friend in the right places , she is nt funny at all
very annoying personality , please do not let her do your show anymore , bring back Larry king or do your reruns on Michael Jackson !

Chris   August 11th, 2009 2:00 am ET

Great show tonight. Kathy was hysterical, as always. She brought out the best in shy Levi. I hope that she's invited back.....

jack   August 11th, 2009 2:06 am ET

Larry my man, buck up, show that old brilliance. First you bore the heck out of your loyal viewers with weeks of Michael Jackson trivia, and tonight you unleashed, an unfunny, cougar and her poor victim, a trapped accidental "celebrity" who would probably much rather be chasing him some moose or something, than listening to the mercilous onslaught of Kathy's teasing.

julia   August 11th, 2009 2:37 am ET

Sorry he is not for you.! You are too much for him.!   August 11th, 2009 3:39 am ET

i don't think that levi and kathy make a good couple. she is way older and talks way too much. i don't who levi is but it seems awkward being around her.

David   August 11th, 2009 3:39 am ET

You know...i used to detest kathy griffin. not anymore. in fact, i find her to be extremely sexy! and the joan rivers roast~ probably one of the most hilarious things i have ever watched!

NativeSonKY   August 11th, 2009 3:40 am ET

Kathy Griffin is now the Queen of All Media! I love the idea of her and Levi as a couple!

Andrea S.   August 11th, 2009 3:40 am ET

I love you guys together kathy! I can feel your guys chemistry!!! You guys are AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!

rachel jones   August 11th, 2009 3:42 am ET

i think kathy and levi would make an awesome couple they are the modern madonna and guy richie

momvaughn4   August 11th, 2009 3:42 am ET

I am sickened by Kathy's humor towards Levi. NOT FUNNY!

Larry – fire the producer who booked this woman as a host!!

Miss Misha   August 11th, 2009 3:45 am ET

Yes! I think theyre personalities compliment each other perfectly! Kathy~ that man is so in love w/you girl=) you go!

M   August 11th, 2009 3:49 am ET

Good grief..some of you need to get a sense of humor and chill out..Kathy is very entertaining and Levi is a sweet guy..he is not jaded and bitter like his detractors:) He has every right to speak out about the Palins..he was used and discarded by them when he was no longer required and I wish him all the best!

frank   August 11th, 2009 3:58 am ET

kathy you are as childish as childish gets and levy you are no better you both made a complete fool of yourselves on lary king levy go back to your kids and take responsability. this fantasy wont last

linda   August 11th, 2009 4:00 am ET

Love Kathy except when she goes into religous mockeries! made Levi turn all Red! Levi's being judged as a Palin, nice comment he made there!!

fanglade   August 11th, 2009 4:01 am ET

I think they make an awesome couple. Kathy is experienced in the ways of the world and could teach Levi some things. And hes young enough to keep up...

Steve   August 11th, 2009 4:11 am ET

Larry I cannot believe I am watching this garbage on your show! Kathy and Levi? You are degrading your program by putting on such trash! This is not your standard. CNN must be desperate for guest/hosts!

Jesse Jensen   August 11th, 2009 4:27 am ET


Kathy Griffin was absolutely fantastic as a guest host on Larry King!She's a natural! Her ad-libs and spontaneous wit fit perfectly with the show's format.

She should be a guest host on Larry King more often!

J-ho   August 11th, 2009 4:42 am ET

What an amazing moment in LKL history (while on vacation). Feels like Joan is passing the torch on to our next great comic. At first I wasn't quite sure what to make of the Kathy/Levi thing, but after hearing him speak I'm convinced. He's Young, Dumb, and full of Come here you sexy hot red headed cougar you. Grrrrrrr. You go gurl!

damiana   August 11th, 2009 5:37 am ET

yes. beauty and the crazy beast ;o)

Mikey   August 11th, 2009 5:42 am ET

It is a good thing Levi is so damn good looking. He looks like a deer in headlights. It looks like he is just nervous being on the show with Kathy. By the way, Kathy is great.

Steve Pandolfo   August 11th, 2009 6:09 am ET

I know! I know!.....they used to say: ".....if you don't like something on TV, just turn it off" Well...I DID turn it off!.....but some things, even AFTER they are turned off, are just too slimy to go unmentioned...something akin to warning your friend that he or she is about to step on something nasty that a dog left on the sidewalk. Now before you button-hole me as some malcontent who just doesn't "get" modern "comedy" , let me tell you something...I'm a retired airline pilot who's flown 'round the world...there's not much I haven't done...and NOTHING that shocks me...not even that display of garbage that passed as the Kathy Griffin-Levi Johnston! it didn't shock DISGUSTED me; that that pap, that dribble, that unfunny, "suggestive", abrasive garbage passed for entertainment or "humor" Who in the name of heaven has a life so devoid of external stimuli that they would sit and have their minds polluted by that...that....sewage?! How sad ......what this society has become. And, to quote Woody Allen (you DO know who he is , don't you?): "I say this with all due respect"

Liz   August 11th, 2009 6:20 am ET

what a great show. kathy is great as a guest host. it's really fun to watch her and joan together but i do want to see larry interview her again. i hope she'll host the new years show with anderson cooper this year.

Idara   August 11th, 2009 6:44 am ET

@Mary Jane, u said it!

I hardly ever watch LKL, but today I felt sorry I didn't watch it from the start...Kathy & Joan have such wonderful chemistry, I wish I could have their confidence & persona!....Levi is soooo hot, i think he's just looks & acts shy, but is a 'little demon' underneath, else how can he handle a vixen like Kathy? I believe people underestimate him way too much & that's how he's going to get places...No one should say he can't read! I bet that kid just scribbled that letter, I mean isn't that more likely?

Idara   August 11th, 2009 6:45 am ET

& yes, they make a really good couple...wish them all the best

Dara   August 11th, 2009 7:13 am ET

I am a fan of the Larry King Show. Last night, the show was done in poor taste and lacked the humor that Kathy Griffin was trying very hard to exude. To sit there and humiliate a 19 year old boy with sexual and other comments was tptally insulting. Yes, the ';kid' could have chosen not to do the show, however, who is the adult here?? Yes, as a 19 year old, he IS still a kid although legally an adult. It's really hard to believe that the producers would have permitted this on such a quality show. I just hope that last night was simply an outlier and not a step towards another below the belt television show. We don't need MTV on CNN!!!!!!

Lamesy   August 11th, 2009 7:29 am ET

That was totally surreal. Television definitely needs to see more of Joan Rivers' comedy (less of her QVC hawking). Levi was like a deer in headlights, about as conversational as the six y/o pageant contestants. Kathy was awesome; her background in bombing live prepped her to fill all those awkward moments with funny little asides.

Cookla   August 11th, 2009 7:43 am ET

l thought Kathy and her guess Joan humour very bad especially there jokes please Larry if you care about us please please don't leave us with them ever again "boring boring boring' no class what so ever and the false smiles all the way thro' she knew she had blown it stupid woman if you call that entertainment then she need's a brain fart.
Can't wait to see you back Larry.

anonomous   August 11th, 2009 8:23 am ET

Larry....doubt you'll ever see or read this.....I enjoy Kathy Griffin as a guest but last night's show took your show to an all time low. She and Joan was like a big private conversation....made no sense to the viewer....and then her "interview" with Levi.....I guess it was meant to be funny...but truly, the gushing of her affection toward Levi was disgusting. One doesn't know if it was a joke or not. This guy's 15 minutes have expired. Let's leave your guest hosts to people of your caliber. Thanks.

yola   August 11th, 2009 8:26 am ET

Sandy is correct, SHAME on the producers !!,,,disgusting show ! where are you Larry & where is Joy Behar? is everyone on vacation ?..

Nancy   August 11th, 2009 9:16 am ET

Horrible show last night – really horrible!! Larry – what were you thinking? Kathy Griffin is awful! Will not watch here again, EVER!

Sheryl   August 11th, 2009 9:17 am ET

Who cares? I wouldn't waste a second listening to anything in regards to Johnston.

joan   August 11th, 2009 9:34 am ET

Griffin and Johnston has brought down the standard of your show; the kid can't even read!! Griffin is not a good choice to replace Larry – please bring on a decent journalist not a pathetic comedian!

vallary   August 11th, 2009 9:38 am ET

REALLY now why is this junk on TV. this guy I hope is paying some type of child support going on to school . when his 15 mins are up there is going to be nobody know his name

laura   August 11th, 2009 9:50 am ET

Last night's show was insulting and it's hard to believe LKL has stooped so low. Kathy is disgusting and Levi has no business on TV. I guess he is not smart enough to see he is beign used by liberals to smear the Palin's. With everything going on in the world is this the best you can..come on???I've tried to tune in to what once was a show with some respect but this time was too much.

Lori   August 11th, 2009 10:24 am ET

What an awkward, embarrassing segment that was! Boy, did Levi ever get bad advise from his agent. He looked so uncomfortable and was clearly not enjoying himself. He didn't seem to get most of the jokes because he was so uptight and out of his element. It felt like someone had a gun to head as he sat there. Bad idea all around!. BOOOO!

lyn g.   August 11th, 2009 10:28 am ET

What has happened to Larry King Live! CNN has turned this show into a combination of sensational TV! The show has become obsessed with every dirty detail of MJ's life and now has stooped to a new low with the Kathy Griffin/Levin Johnston skit! What was a venue for interesting guests has become a combination of primetime Maury ,
Entertainment tonight, and Larry Springer. I thought Larry King had more going for him than resorting to these sensational subjects that done are droning on and on.

Rose   August 11th, 2009 10:39 am ET

Is anyone more BORING than Levi? He deserves the Mumbler of the Year award. That segment was a waste of precious air time. Why does Vanity Fair etc think ANYONE is interested in this extremely un-interesting person? A unprepared northern hillbilly ill-equiped for media attention (reminds me of Palin). Make your money Levi and go back to Alaska.

Both Palin & Levi have one thing in common – they both can't speak understandable English – and both should stay off the air.

Ellen   August 11th, 2009 10:41 am ET

Please, I hope that Kathy Griffin will NEVER host LKL again. Gosh she is annoying and so arrogant. I watch the show every morning in The Netherlands, but when Larry is not there I miss his professionality. This Mrs. Kathy Griffin in not a professional at all. I realy hope this was her last time as a host.

Dee Dee   August 11th, 2009 10:59 am ET

LARRY, Your show just went out the window! Kathy Griffin & Joan Rivers were so not appropriate to host your show. Not even close! Please don't do this to your viewers again ! You have way too much class for these silly 40+/70+ highschool wantabees! Please...............!!!

Dee Dee   August 11th, 2009 11:07 am ET

This show would have been fine if it were an R rated verison of " Laugh In" but this is supposed to be Larry King Live! LARRY, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?

Joann B   August 11th, 2009 11:19 am ET

My 10 yr old son and I watch and adore Larry King. What was up with Kathy Griffin last night and the vulgarity with Levi what's-his-name?
Since when did he become news worthy and why did Kathy have to turn a reputable news program into an R rated smut show last night.
It's one of the rare shows on tv that my son can watch and actually learn something about the world. I am extremely disappointed in Kathy Griffin – she belongs on some hidden cable channel that no one can find. . . . And Levi is about as news worthy as a dead skunk.

Heather   August 11th, 2009 11:19 am ET

Even worse than the dry and boring interview with Levi was the interview exploiting children that followed. C'mon CNN, you seriously made a conscious decision to endorse that??? They were LITTLE GIRLS, not ladies. It was DISTURBING. It was such bad taste all around. I could lighten up about the whole Levi thing and just change the channel and chalk it up to CNN being desperate for material – it was the exploitation of the little girls that really got to me. There is a much more responsible and dignified way to address that sick industry and I would have expected CNN to have some higher standards. Whatever makes money though, right?! I am not even a mother and it made my skin crawl.

Carol/S.   August 11th, 2009 11:34 am ET

It was truly demeaning to allow Larry's program to be hosted by Kathy Griffin. It was in bad taste especially having Levi Johnston as a guest and how she interacted with him.

Janice   August 11th, 2009 12:23 pm ET

It was totally inappropriate and cruel when Ms. Griffin mentioned calling Child Protective Services to the two little pageant girls she hosted on stage. Hopefully, CNN, Kathy Griffin and Larry King will apologize for the crass remark.

Rose   August 11th, 2009 12:40 pm ET

I can imagine a conversation between Palin and Levi:

– Palin: You are responsible as a father. . . pass the ball to Tripp. . .and fish will float downstream.
– Levi: Mumble, mumble, mumble
– Palin: Be patriotic, do it for your country Levi, stop spreading lies.
– Levi: Mumble, mumble . . .yeah I guess.
– Palin: It's about the economy, shore up, protect the ball.
– Levi: Oh, I don't know, mumble, I guess so.
– Palin: You should stand in front of Obama's death panel.
– Levi: Yeah, I guess that would be okay. I don't know. I guess.

Susan   August 11th, 2009 12:52 pm ET

I could not believe your show last night! This foul-mouthed redhead is NOT a CNN commentator! Nor is her equally foul-mouthed and disgusting guest! I have gone BACK to watching FOX NEWS.

Sueb   August 11th, 2009 1:24 pm ET

I love watching LKL, even when he has someone sitting in. But my attention last night lasted about as long as it took for Levi whatshisname to try to utter something intelligible. The entire scenario (cougar and the kid) was limited entertainment at best. I think LKL can do much better. Come on.

arnold   August 11th, 2009 2:00 pm ET

Rivers & Griffin,,NO CLASS !!,,sorry Mr. King, what were the producers thinking ?..where are you & where is Joy Behar? vacation ?..

Rose   August 11th, 2009 2:21 pm ET

Janice: Many people find child pageants to be offensive. Very young girls made up to look like women. The constant pressure of winning. Hours spent on appearance, all patched up with the pre-text of "it gives them confidence". The sexualization of kids. I think that's why Kathy said to call Child Protection Services. Although funny, it should not have been said to the kids directly – I agree with you on that.

clopara   August 11th, 2009 3:14 pm ET

Kathy, you were at your best last night. I loved the show. You should guest host more often! I'm so glad Larry King and CNN are fans of yours! I loved Joan Rivers when I was a little girl and I love you now! I wish your D-List show had a longer season.

I thought Levi was very cool...i didn't think he seemed nervous at all! Good move, you cougar you!

justsaying   August 11th, 2009 3:16 pm ET

OMG turned it off after 5 min

Trash like that has NO place on CNN

lois   August 11th, 2009 3:21 pm ET

What a discredit to CNN – cannot believe Larry King let her host. What a waste of air time – kathy griffin has know class – she doesn't belong on CNN, she is trash . If you think she is funny then you must be low life like her. What has happen to CNN – to put trash on like Kathy Griffin. There are so many talented people that could contribute to Larry King Show and interesting things to talk about – please Laryy don't put yourself on her level – thought you were a man of good judgment.

Rose   August 11th, 2009 4:10 pm ET

Levi wasn't cool, he was comatose.

molly putts   August 11th, 2009 4:50 pm ET

I would not let Kathy Griffin host a cat show. CNN/Larry King what are you thinking. Larry always has a good show I hate to miss one, but last night I could hardly gut it out. When she said to Levi, stop looking at my "RACK", that was enough.The ballgame was better than the show!! I'm glad that I think alot like the others. CNN/Larry King take notice.

Steven   August 11th, 2009 5:11 pm ET

I could only take about two minutes of the drivel between Kathy and Levi before I had to turn to another channel. Levi appears to be a little short, no make that a lot short, on interpersonal skills and communications skills. It was almost an embarrassment to watch, hence I couldn't.
so who is kathy what's her name? I never heard of her before and wish I wouldn't again, same with Levi.

Rose   August 11th, 2009 5:29 pm ET

Larry I hope you're OK, we need you back soon. Kathy was a disaster.

Jason Calaway   August 11th, 2009 7:20 pm ET

Just when you thought that the Larry King show could not get any worse or reach the all time lowest point, by having Kathy Griffin on last night, you made the Jerry Springer show look classy in comparison.
You were the laughing stock or air waves last night. I cannot believe that the show producer let the show go on with that nonsense. It's time to make a major change...


Terry, TX   August 11th, 2009 7:38 pm ET

Kathy Griffin....please.....what a radical maroooooon. Larry you have to work on your are being slaughtered....I wonder why.

Kathi   August 11th, 2009 8:37 pm ET

The Kathy and Joan show made me queasy. The Kathy and Levi show made me nervous. But if I hadn't subjected myself to all that I probably wouldn't have found out that Levi just did a Vanity Fair shoot—Vanity Fair, as in serious, often breathtaking photojournalism. I want it, and I want it now, LOL, forget paper and ink, put it online. Levi Johnston is impossibly, ridiculously beautiful. Can't-take-your-eyes-off-him beautiful. Maybe the most beautiful young man I've ever laid eyes on, and I've been around a while. So beautiful he doesn't NEED an agent, I'll wager, not to get the gig (though maybe to defend him against exploiters). No matter how stupid the pretext, if he's on TV I'm watching. Hope Kathy made the most of her time in his aura. 😉

carol   August 11th, 2009 8:41 pm ET

Gosh! What a sigh of relief when you realize what we could have put in the White House. We have a woman, Sarah Palin who is basically an angry mean illiterate woman who rather than complete the job she was hired to do, resigns because she realizes she is in so over her head, she will be drowned anytime now. she knows little of foreign policy, government and is a castrating and ascerbic woman. Then you have her husband who is about as deep as Levi Johnston, referring to himself as the "First Dude". You have a teenaged daughter who has been taught abstinence and she got herself pregnant by a guy who Kathy Griffin said, "Levi isn't smart enough to know how to spell his first name. The more airtime you give to Levi, the more we in America can sit back and sigh a collective air of relief because if this family is the example of what YOU want as an example of good, honest, people with integrity, you would NOT have gotten that. The Palin's are cruel, uneducated and frightening people. I thank God each and everyday that we escaped the "family values" this family exemplified. Thank you for the Obama's. They are truly a family of good, strong, honest values. Let's pray the Palin's disappear. It is a mockery, a joke and insulting that Sarah Palin thinks she can match President Obama in intelligence and kindness or any other way. . She doesn't come close.

Cathy MacKenzie   August 11th, 2009 8:43 pm ET

This was the worst Larry King Live I have ever seen in my entire life. It was actually quite embarrassing to watch. Kathy Griffin was terrible; her jokes weren't even funny....and even tho I'm not too impressed with Levi Johnston, I felt quite badly for him. He appeared to be mortified by her questions and comments most of the time. Please don't ever bring Kathy Griffin back to LKL.

joe   August 11th, 2009 8:50 pm ET

Gwen Hartley August 11th, 2009 1:20 am ET
Great Show Kathy!
Such a nice change…
good for Joan Rivers too, and Levi..
lighten up’s just a little joke!@@@@ i agree its a joke...but you know what??? so was david letterman's joke. how is it any different to have a 49 yr old woman sexually tease a 19 yr old on something that has to do with "TEENS CHOICE"? Sarah was "speaking in behalf of all teens" when the AROD joke was made on Bristol. And AROD is only 34-16 yrs older than Bristol. We're talking 30 years between Kathy and Levi. But if she honestly felt that Letterman was serious on "RAPING" a 17 year old, then where is Palin's mouth now?? And I dont wanna hear "well Levi's of legal age" doesn't defeat the pupose of having a woman 30 yrs older than a 19 yr old acting as if they screwed the night before. Remember this has to do with the "TEENS" CHOICE AWARDS. Sarah Palin is a hypocriyte and she shows it in her actions. That Letterman scenario was a personal vendetta and had all of you fooled and bashing Letterman. She's vengeful on CBS for Katie Couric embarrassing her on national tv. But who's fault is that?? I dont think Katie was asking a hard Calculus questioon with respect to what newspaper she reads.

Carl N. Henry   August 11th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Where does James Carvel get the "we are spending twice anyone else in the world on health care." I don't think that is what we just heard on Lou Dobbs. Please check the facts.

frankie   August 11th, 2009 10:51 pm ET

horrible show last night....a little better tonight..but we miss you Larry King ...

Enne   August 11th, 2009 10:59 pm ET

Levi is a handsome idiot. Modeling will work for him as long as he doesn't walk or talk for heaven forbid have to think! Not a brain cell in that dome of his. He's making a fool of himself and actually making Palin look smart for casting him out of her circle.
and Mr. L King, please don't let that Kathy Griffin ever host your show again.

Janice   August 11th, 2009 11:01 pm ET

Rose... I too have a distaste for child pageants. I understand why Ms. Griffin mentioned Child Protective Services. What disturbed me is the fact she did so directly to the children she was hosting on the CNN stage. She should have made the comment to the parents as they're making the decisions for these girls. So, we agree that it was completely inappropriate.

From Rose:
"Janice: Many people find child pageants to be offensive. Very young girls made up to look like women. The constant pressure of winning. Hours spent on appearance, all patched up with the pre-text of “it gives them confidence”. The sexualization of kids. I think that’s why Kathy said to call Child Protection Services. Although funny, it should not have been said to the kids directly – I agree with you on that."

carol   August 12th, 2009 2:36 am ET

My 15 year old daughter who is beautiful, intelligent, kind and compassionate was completely taken aback by your show with Levi Johnston and Kathy Griffin. I search and search for news shows that are noteworthy. Larry King has, in the past, been an awe inspiring interviewer. His show has shown great thought and he has been very good with his guests. Lately, the show has digressed. It is like reading the New York Times all your life and then having only the National Enquirer to read. The Griffin/Johnson show unfortunately has made me re-consider Larry King Live as a show that has decency and educates me and my child. When my 15 year old can look at Kathy Griffin and comment that "she is a mean and undignified woman mom. She is taking advantage of that boy because he obviously is not smart enough to get himself out of the situation. It is wrong and mean." This coming from a 15 year old who knows the difference between right and wrong, good and bad humor and simply seeing Kathy Griffin for what she is, what she was doing etc. Instead of casting criticism at the baby beauty pageant fiasco, She should instead have CPS investigate her exploitation of Levi Johnston. What she was doing with him was child abuse, plain and simply. I am sorry, we are leaving CNN/Larry King and asking many of our friends to do the same. Our country said NO to the likes of Sarah Palin, her family and Levi Johnston and we are allowing these mindless people to come into our homes and talk "trash". What is the world coming to?

Rhoda   August 12th, 2009 3:20 am ET

First I wanna say Kathy you did an AWSOME job!! And for all those bashing Kathy get over it!!! You didn't have to watch but u did...And now all you can do is compain!! You IDIOTS make me sick...

louanne   August 12th, 2009 3:23 am ET

last nights show was the worse that I have ever seen on L King class..what is she doing exploiting Johnston,,he can barely speak..& she talks talks & never says anything constructive...where did she come from? well, she does something positive, "she takes care of her mother"..

sweetcpva   August 12th, 2009 5:03 pm ET

anybody who thinks that jerk is the most handsome young male ever must not get around much....ewwwwwwww he is so greasy looking and sloppy. I'm sick of him and all the Palin groupies.

Kathi   August 12th, 2009 6:24 pm ET

... And lest I gave the wrong impression by gushing about Levi Johnston's looks, and seem to be siding with those here who've mocked him as a lightweight, a suggestion: Go to MSNBC's site (sorry CNN [ducks]), enter "Levi Johnston Ann Curry" in the search bar, and watch the video of his interview with Curry on "Today" last month (should be the first search result). This ain't no clueless backwoods boy. And, I have to say, I think I'm happy for him that he dodged the Palin family bullet.

Rose   August 13th, 2009 11:53 am ET

Carol: I agree with everything you said about the Palins. You said it right. Levi is a young adult, he is not a child. He is 19 years old, almost 20. He's not very bright (understatement) but he understands this is his big opportunity to cash in. That's why Levi is trying to get as much exposure as possible and get paid for most of it. Kathy Griffin can't be held responsible for that.

He appeared shirtless with his baby son in magazine photos. He is trying to model. Bristol Palin, now legally an adult, got paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for her People magazine photoshoot with her baby. The Palins and Levi are ALL about cashing in.

As you said, they are: U-N-E-D-U-C-A-T-E-D (in every aspect). . . and it shows. I hope Sarah's new endeavor includes standing guard while Putin rears his head into Alaska territory. That's her understanding of foreign policy.

Marilyn Bernacchi   August 13th, 2009 5:05 pm ET

The show featuring Kathy Griffin, Joan Rivers and Levi Johnson was the most disgusting show I have ever seen on Larry King Live. Larry, you should be ashamed to have a show that bears your name feature such rude and classless individuals. If you can't find better replacements during your absence, you should cancel the shows you cannot personally host. I normally love your shows and watch them regularly but I was highly disappointed with this show. Marilyn

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