August 14, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 12:00 PM ET

Hollywood Producer & Ultimate
Insider Jerry Weintraub!

He took Elvis on one of his most successful tours

ever – and he helped stage a Sinatra comeback!

Movie star go-to-guy Jerry Weintraub has all

the biggest names in Hollywood on speed dial.

Get the inside scoop on Clooney, Pitt,

Damon and all the hottest stars in Tinseltown!

Who is your favorite Hollywood celebrity and why?

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Smith in Oregon   July 2nd, 2010 9:03 pm ET

Good Evening and Happy 4th. of July Holiday to Larry King, CNN Staffers, Guests and fellow bloggers.

Smith in Oregon   July 2nd, 2010 9:04 pm ET

How if at all was Jerry Weintraub effected by the enormous economic recession which dumped 1/2 the worth of 401k's, stocks, investments and home values in 2008?

Smith in Oregon   July 2nd, 2010 9:08 pm ET

Elvis 'b' and 'c' movies were the biggest and best? Huh? They are at best a joke, shown by select groups simply to laugh at the plots, acting and scenes.

jack   July 2nd, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Happy 4th,Smith in Oregon. The movies made the Colonel very happy, as well as the records, appearances and Elvis paraphernalia sales . lol

Richard Wortham   July 2nd, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Veterans Administration- This Is War
Im going to take a deep breath and blow the whistle on the VA
Im livid that the VA is appointing crooks theives and bloodsuckers to oversee the finances of our senior veterans . John Wayne is rolling over in his grave @ the thought of the men who sacrificed so much to be put
into a VA nursing home for the leeeches of the lowest form to pinch steal and rob our veterans by appointing crooks to oversee the finances of our
fathers and grandfathers and billing monthly, using veterans funding to bond themselves @ 1000.00 a hit on each veteran. Im so mad about this
Im breathing fire and passing steel I-beams. Ive heard it straight from the top the VA is broken somthing isnt working. More request and certified letters are physically going in the trash other than being answered and
a declaration by some senior slymeball is telling us it may take up to six months or more to expect a simple reply. Senator McCain get on this as
your comrades are suffering from a lack of support -action- and piss poor decisions to appoint crooks in lieu of family to oversee these peoples welfare and financial life savings that is being vacuumed up by attorneys
appointees that could care less or even know whos money they are stealing. The poop has hit the fan and I will personally spead the remains.

john doe   July 2nd, 2010 9:32 pm ET


Arnold Mi   July 2nd, 2010 9:44 pm ET

My kind of town, NY-NY, two of my favorite songs.

jack   July 2nd, 2010 9:45 pm ET

I'll never forget old what's his name.

Dodie   July 2nd, 2010 9:59 pm ET

Have a wonderful July 4th Jack and Smith in Oregon. May we all celebrate and focus on all the beauty of life that is bountiful around us! For the magic resides within the connection.....

Deni   July 2nd, 2010 10:04 pm ET

Who is my favorite actor verses what is my favorite of Jerry's picture? Well I like both the Karate Kid series and the Oceans 11 series and loved the new versions with the new actors. Thought that was great genius for Jerry.... Humm.. Liberace? Tough nut to crack ... Funny?

Regardless of all the actors, you know it's Frank Sinatra. He was there when my daughter died. That's when Frank was married to Barbara Marx! What a gentleman!

Dodie   July 2nd, 2010 10:06 pm ET

@ Richard Wortham

What would you like us to do? How can we help you in your endeavor? I support and back you 100% BTW, I enjoy your written visualizations... :~)

Angie   July 2nd, 2010 10:08 pm ET

My favorite celebrity and why. My favorite actor is DENIS O'HARE and here is why: When TruBlood was filming on my street I asked a security guard to please have one of the actors come over and meet me. I had not watched the show before so I didn't know who the actors were. DENIS O'HARE came over. He was so nice. He took time to pose for pictures with me and goof around with me on his break. Then he THANKED the security guard for "taking care of me" meaning making certain I got what I wanted. DENIS O'HARE often plays characters such as: Congressman, Judge, Prince, King... this is because he is a regal and special human being. When other actors hide from fans, or sign something and run, this GREAT TONY AWARD WINNING actor took time to make a human connection. He was an ambassador for the show (I watched prior seasons and every show since, I've become his fan), and an ambassador for show business in general. He is a fantastic actor and an engaging human being. So, he's my favorite celebrity and that's why. I hope he gets every success in his chosen profession and his personal life as well. I just Love Love Love DENIS O'HARE!

jack   July 2nd, 2010 10:08 pm ET

@Dodie...You have a great holiday as well. Well stated. The magic is in the connecting. Life is a verb. : )

jack   July 2nd, 2010 10:14 pm ET


You would make a great sailor, but would not be such a great old salt. lol

Gord   July 2nd, 2010 10:33 pm ET

How can I get in touch with Jerry Weintraub. I am fascinated with his story and love the way he gets things done. I am a really interested Canadian.

jack   July 2nd, 2010 10:39 pm ET

@Dodie...a salt is a slang expression for an old sailor man.

jack   July 2nd, 2010 10:48 pm ET

@Dodie...I beams would create some major proctological issues for him I'm afraid.

Dodie   July 2nd, 2010 11:04 pm ET


Maybe you could teach me how to be an "old salt"? I suspect you have plenty of experience. And I thought the Ibeams were yours! It could be seen as the "roto rooter" of the colon! :~) It truly is a miracle with 'ships' my hand becomes yours!

jack   July 2nd, 2010 11:21 pm ET

@Dodie...Nice abstractions. His three images were a bit too real in a don't really want to go there sort of way.

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Dodie   July 3rd, 2010 12:07 am ET

Water rose to your waist,
You are made of wellsprings
And lakes shone on your forehead.
From your sources of density you drew
Water like vital tears
And hauled the riverbeds to the sand
Across the planetary night,
Crossing rough, dilated stone,
Breaking down on the way
All the salt of geology,
Cutting through forests of compact walls
Dislodging the muscles of quartz.
Pablo Neruda

Sally   July 3rd, 2010 12:10 am ET

Jerry Weintraub, a true egocentric.

jack   July 3rd, 2010 12:41 am ET

@Dodie...Nice one, thanks. There doesn't seem to be very many people here tonight. Must not be one of the more popular shows. Michael Jackson related shows really brings out a lot of comments. Do you think that Bill Maher would be the best replacement for Larry, or who would you select if you could pick anyone?

frank ramos   July 3rd, 2010 12:50 am ET

dear larry and cnn
since mr. king is leaving in the fall , it will be great if you can rebroadcast some of his greatest shows on the weekends untill he's leaves this fall.

thank you

Smith in Oregon   July 3rd, 2010 1:13 am ET

@ jack, @ dodie, thank-you both for your 4th. of July holiday wishes!

Jack, those Elvis movies are so campy, they are a hoot. In a few movies the writers dreamed up the persona Elvis as a karate fighter which they aggressively tried to sell and largely failed. Entertaining yes, definately in competition with pre-john wayne westerns where the villains always wore black with large black cowboy hats and a 3 day unshaved look.

Robert Dennis   July 3rd, 2010 1:30 am ET

Great to hear about the Liberace and Scott Thorson movie. These shows need to book Scott to hear from the person who made it happen.

KIm   July 3rd, 2010 2:21 am ET

Fomally invited to the Ticker Tape Parade ! "Jumpin Jack Flash...." Rolling Stones dedications to ya ! We'll miss you Larry King !

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   July 3rd, 2010 2:32 am ET

I liked some of Elvis' movies, but I can see how he got fed up.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   July 3rd, 2010 2:37 am ET

It was a shame Elvis didn't get to tour the world like he should have.

Yuichiro Kubota   July 3rd, 2010 3:18 am ET

Thank you for interviewing .
I studied English by your book "Why I love Baseball"
Take care of yourself.

Elaine Noel   July 3rd, 2010 6:31 am ET

I missed the Larry King Show Fri. July 2nd with Jerry Weintraub. Will it be run again soon? Or can I get it on my computor. I am not computor savy.

Elaine Noel

Harris   July 3rd, 2010 8:22 am ET


It's amazing that we have these great producers and movie personalities. Why are we not providing more roles for people of color who are new to the industry? Mr. Weintraub where do you look for new talent? and how do you invite them into the Hollywood money. The money and the roles appears to be circulated among the same family groups over and over.


maggie   July 3rd, 2010 8:22 am ET

Happy 4th of July America ! My favourite celebrity is Jerry Lewis and Frank Sinatra of course is way up there too.I`v seen Jerry in concert and his movies made my daughter smile and laugh for the first time ....he also sent her a signed photograph.Love Jerry.

gerald Jolly   July 3rd, 2010 8:28 am ET

@ Gord.

Just go to a jewish synagogue they'll put you in touch.

Jayantilal Mistry   July 3rd, 2010 8:46 am ET

It is shocking news that Lary King will be not available to CNN by year end. Please convince him to continue till he is fit and vibrant.
J .B .Mistry

Dodie   July 3rd, 2010 11:31 am ET


I love Bill Maher. He articulates my thoughts. I can completely identify with his views. However, Bill Maher does not possess the nobility of Larry King. Larry has this uncanny ability to align or better yet, pace emotionally..... for lack of a better word..... with the interviewee. Larry King can remain in the middle ground whether he agrees or disagrees with the individual's views. Only once in 25 years have I seen Larry move from that centeredness. When he was discussing the holocaust with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. I really cannot think of anyone who could replace Larry King.

Bill Maher is very bright, witty and banters. He has the ability to help one laugh at the tragic events taking place in our country along with the understanding it is actual and real. "He inspires through humor." That is a gift. I would like to see Bill Maher more visible. It would be nice to see CNN create a new program with the formatting around Bill Maher's natural abilities. Anderson Cooper has a two hour segment after Larry King. The second hour is a repeat of the first hour. I would love to see Bill Maher replace the second, repeat hour of Anderson Cooper. Anderson Cooper can report the tragedies taking place and Bill Maher's banters and humor would help inspire the American public. What are you thoughts on this format?

Dodie   July 3rd, 2010 11:33 am ET

@ Smith in Oregon

What are your thoughts on a Larry King replacement?

Dodie   July 3rd, 2010 11:35 am ET

@ gerald Jolly

Who would you like to see replace Larry King?

Maybe CNN should explore with the viewers who they would like to see replace Larry King.

gerald Jolly   July 3rd, 2010 12:41 pm ET

@ Dodie seriously

I would give my right eye for CNN to replace Larry King with my favorite CNN anchor RICK SANCHEZ


He calls it as he sees it, and does'nt COWTOW to the CNN Brass

He is his own man.

He can be funny, and serious.

But what I like about him most is

THAT HE IS HONEST, something that CNN has been lacking lately.

gerald Jolly   July 3rd, 2010 1:31 pm ET

@ Dodie.

Unfortunately Rick Sanchez is not jewish

But Ryan Sieford is.



gerald Jolly   July 3rd, 2010 1:32 pm ET

@ Dodie.


Lucy   July 3rd, 2010 7:40 pm ET

Jerry Weintraub is a fascinating guy with an amazing story to tell. I don't know if I'll get around to reading his book but I sure loved hearing him tell his stories - and he tells them very well in person.

And, damn! He's one of those men who gets better looking the older he gets!

Peter Belanger   July 4th, 2010 11:37 am ET

One of the best shows ivw seen.

Elaine   July 4th, 2010 12:15 pm ET

Will the interview with Jerry Weintraub and Larry King be replayed? I missed it!!!

gerald Jolly   July 6th, 2010 4:08 pm ET

Jerry Weintraub has been quoted as saying that..

Bernie Madoff was railroaded and that he is a good man, and still a dear friend of his.


Stop Talking Jerry

Dodie   July 6th, 2010 8:12 pm ET

@ Gerald

I like Rich Sanchez. I love the Ricks list. He is no BS person and seems to deliver to the audience the actual News.

chris   July 20th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

L. Lohan is not on drugs Shes on Theraputic medicine according to the recent list of drugs found in her system. If anything the drug list shows she is working on her deppression. Her dad and Dr. Drew know this.

Ask about this question to Dr. Drew and/or her dad please.

Smith in Oregon   August 14th, 2010 9:02 pm ET

Pushing Muslims to leave Islam and embrace Christianity carrys a death sentence in Islamic ruled countrys across the Middle East. Muslims that leave Islam to embrace Christianity also carrys a death sentence in Islamic ruled countrys. Missionary groups spewing bible verses and passing out Christian tracts are seen as a distinct danger to the residents of that village as well as to themselves across Afghanistan. When Christian Missionary groups ignore those facts, bad things happen.

Did it ever occur to anyone the (Taliban fighters) 'hitch hikers' were waiting for this Christian Missionary Medical team to arrive at that point after a previous village elder turned them in for attempting to convert those village residents to Christianity, spewing bible verses and passing out Christian tracts?

Why do bible thumpers insist on carrying bibles, Christian tracts and spewing bible verses in Islamic ruled country's in the Middle East? Travel advisory's, agency's, US State Dept. and even the residents of those Islamic ruled country's clearly tell outsiders and tourists to not engage in spewing bible verses or in any activity which could possibly be construed as religious conversion of the Muslim residents to Christianity. Regardless of the multiple warnings, thumpers and Christian missionary's continue these practices like they were in America where religious beliefs are mostly tolerated.

One or more of the 'hitch hikers' likely asked several bible thumping trigger questions to affirm this Christian Missionary medical group were engaged in religious conversion before the ambush took place.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   August 14th, 2010 9:30 pm ET


No-one should force anyone to believe in what they want to believe in. We all have free choice. You cannot even force anyone to be a Christian. It is God that will lead you to it.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   August 14th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Actually, Elvis did eventually get to tour the world, but not in the flesh. All done electronically with modern technology.

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