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June 2, 2010

Some things you may not know about Bill Gates

Posted: 08:28 AM ET

(via Cybernetnews)

You may THINK you know a lot about Bill Gates, but here are some interesting facts about one of the world's most famous innovators!

1. His SAT score was 1590. The top score for the test is 1600.

2. In 2002, Bill Gates was considered more idolized than Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse-tungin a poll of teenagers in Hong Kong and China.  The survey was conducted by the City University of Hong Kong.

3. If he drops a thousand-dollar bill, he needn’t even bother to pick it up because in the four seconds it would take him to pick it up, he would’ve already earned it back.

(Read more from Cybernetnews HERE)

One thing you SHOULD know about Bill Gates is that he will be on 'LARRY KING LIVE' tonight at 9pmet, along with his father!  Tune in tonight, and start the comments on what you want to ask him!

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May 29, 2010

Politics is King: Please make the oil spill go away!

Posted: 04:10 PM ET

Every news channel has been covering the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with a live stream from the bottom of the Gulf showing the oil seeping out of the broken pipes.

The blame game in Washington has started, with President Obama holding a press conference on Thursday to address his administration's handling of the crisis. Meanwhile, Secretaries Hillary Clinton and Timothy Geithner headed overseas to discuss the ongoing situation on the Korean peninsula.

With all of this going on, you may have missed some of these stories worth checking out:

1. As mentioned above, Secretary of State Clinton was in Asia.  During her travels, she granted an interview with China's Central Television, and dished about the 'most important' thing going on in her life.  Check out what that is HERE (Politico)

2. Looks like the Salahis crashed another place... this time in NYC.  At least they got a good laugh out of it (NY Daily News)

3. 'Bunny Suits now a no-no for child sex molesters' in Florida... and no dressing up like Santa Claus either. (Palm Beach Post)

4. Apparently former President Clinton and his "brother from another mother" have frequent late-night chats.  Check out who it is HERE (RollCall)

5. Meet "Little Obama" – *spoiler alert* – 'Barry' grows up to be the President of the United States.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • Politics is King


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May 21, 2010

'Dancing with the Stars' on LKL tonight! Who will win?!?!

Posted: 04:24 PM ET

We've got the final three contestants from 'Dancing with the Stars' on LKL tonight!!! Tune in and see what their predictions are for the finale!

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Politics is King: Chuck Norris and his guns, and a rat at the White House

Posted: 03:28 PM ET

Somehow, the political world survived 'Mini Super Tuesday,' and for those of you who paid attention you saw incumbent Senator Arlen Specter defeated by fellow Democrat Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania, while in Kentucky a tea party favorite, Rand Paul, won the GOP nod for Senator.

Meanwhile, back in DC, President Obama welcomed Mexican President Felipe Calderon and hosted the 2nd State Dinner... sans party crashers this time (the Salahis did make news on the same night, though)

While those were big news stories this week, you may have missed some other ones.  Lucky for you, we've got them here:

1. There's a rat at the White House.  No, it isn't another "Deep Throat."  It really is a rat. (NYPost)

2. We learned how much Bo, the first dog, is worth.  We would have thought he was priceless, but nope, there's an actual dollar figure.  See how much he is worth HERE (NYTimes)

3. Chuck Norris spoke at the National Rifle Association's convention in Charlotte, NC. This is really just a reason to post a 'Chuck Norris Fact' – ("There is no chin behind Chuck Norris's beard. There is only another fist"). (Politico)

4. Mitt Romney's childhood home in Michigan was declared 'a nuisance' and is slated for demolition.  He's probably OK with this news since he has a great home in Southern California now.

5.  To cap the week off, there was a SLIGHT misstep at the White House on Wednesday night for the State Dinner:

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May 7, 2010

Politics is King: Early Mother's Day Gift to you!

Posted: 12:56 PM ET

The week in politics began in a frenzy, with the focus on Times Square in NYC after an attempted car bombing plot was thwarted and the suspect arrested. Meanwhile, in the Gulf of Mexico, oil continues to spew out with hopes it will be under control early next week.

While you may have been paying close attention to these 2 big political stories, we're here to make sure you don't miss out on these other ones.

Also – heads-up – Mother's Day is this Sunday so don't forget to call Mom!

1. One famous mother had her first tweet this week – and her office says it could possibly be her last.  CHECK OUT WHO IT WAS! (Politico)

2. Another famous mama is heading to DC this Saturday night to attend the annual 'Ball on the Mall.'  Are you more curious about WHO THIS WOMAN is, or what the 'Ball on the Mall' is? (The Hill)

3. Domestic sex trafficking of children was on the mind of THIS HOLLYWOOD MOM when she came to DC this week, meeting with members of congress. (The Hill)

4. If you wanted to meet THIS FORMER FIRST LADY, you had to show your Costco card. (Yeas & Nays)

5. What should President Obama give Mrs. Obama for Mother's Day?  60% of America THINKS THIS, while 9% thinks the best gift he can give her would be to weed the garden. (US News)

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM LKL!

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Police: Suspect in UVA student's death had previous arrest

Posted: 12:54 PM ET

Yeardley Love (R) and her sister Lexie

TUNE IN TONIGHT AT 9pmET for the LATEST in this story.  Among our guests will be actress Robin Givens, and Nicole Brown Simpson's sister, Tanya.

The suspect in the killing of a University of Virginia student was arrested in a 2008 incident in which he threatened a police officer and was shocked with a stun gun, according to a police statement.

George Huguely, 22, was arrested on suspicion of murder Monday, hours after a roommate found Yeardley Love's body in her off-campus apartment in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Huguely, who was also a UVA student until resigning after his arrest, and Love played on the men's and women's lacrosse teams, respectively.

CNN affiliate WDBJ got a police statement recounting an encounter between an intoxicated Huguely and Lexington, Virginia, Police Officer R.L. Moss.

(read more)

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April 30, 2010

LKL's Top Ten UFO Sightings

Posted: 05:30 PM ET

We're going to be discussing the possibility of extraterrestrial life on tonight's LKL – do aliens exist, and will we ever get to meet them??

Some say they've already been to Earth – and Investigation Discovery put together this list of TOP TEN UFO ENCOUNTERS!

10. Angel Hair of Oloron, France – One afternoon, in October 1952, dozens of witnesses reported seeing a very unusual sight in the sky — a cylinder surrounded by a group of discs, each of which had ribbons of white smoke emanating down from it.

9. Ronald Regans UFO Sighting – In 1974, Ronald Reagan, then governor of California and future U.S. president, mentioned to journalist Norman C. Miller of the Wall Street Journal that he had once seen a UFO.

8. Foo Fighters – Many people know the Foo Fighters as an American rock band, but the name was first used to describe unidentified flying objects frequently spotted by pilots and sailors during World War II.

Check out the other ones HERE – and I bet you can guess what the number one UFO encounter was...

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Politics is King! Possible poisoning, 'Nerd Prom,' and losing weight

Posted: 04:37 PM ET

In national politics this week, President Obama left D.C. for "Main Street," and Goldman Sachs execs wished the could have left D.C. for - well, anywhere really.

Meanwhile, illegal immigration took center stage.  Arizona passed a new law that will end up in the courts faster than you can swim across the Rio Grande.

And speaking of water...now all eyes are on the Gulf Coast to see how bad the oil spill gets.  Seriously, how hard is it to put a bottle cap back on.

However, as we do every week here on the LKL blog, we want to share some political stories you may have missed:

1. In her new book, Laura Bush suggests that she, her husband, "and several members of their staff may have been poisoned during a visit to Germany," when "they all became mysteriously sick" (New York Times).

2. Chelsea Clinton is asking her father, President Bill Clinton, to lose FIFTEEN POUNDS before her summer nuptials.  That means NO McDonalds. (Politico)

3. So, a Supreme Court Justice walks into a bathroom and sees a U.S. Senator and the senator says.... (The Hill)

4. A-list celebrities are descending upon our nation's capital this weekend to attend what is dubbed as the "Nerd Prom," the annual White House Correspondent's Dinner.  Our fearless host, Larry, will be there – as for the rest, it's easier for you to just click HERE to see who else will be attending the event. (Politico)

5. "I've been sleeping with a teacher for a long time" - Vice President Joe Biden (HuffingtonPost)

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April 26, 2010

Looking back at 25 years of Larry King Live!

Posted: 03:50 PM ET

It’s Larry King Live’s 25th anniversary and we want to share with you some of our LKL memories, what it’s like to work on the program and our favorite moments of the past 25 years of history-making television.  During the next few weeks, we’ll be posting blogs from Larry’s staffers as we count down to the program’s 25th anniversary week, beginning May 31st.

Let us know what you think and don’t forget to rate YOUR favorite moments and enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to meet Larry in person!

By LKL Senior Producer Hunter Waters

Years after interning for “Larry King Live,” I travelled back to Washington, D.C. for my official job interview.

Like most job applicants, I dressed in my finest suit, ready to impress. I was hardly prepared, though, to start helping out for the type of show we were taping that day; Jack Hanna and his animal friends were in town!  When Jack does our show, the animals show up hours before the taping starts.  While they’re kept in cages during their travels to the studio, once they’re here, they want to get out.  The trainers opened up a cage with the cutest lion cub so that it could roam around one of our conference rooms, and my duty that day was to make sure it stayed within the confines of the conference room.  As you can imagine, the cub also wanted to play a bit and had the best time pretending my leg was a scratching pole.  Needless to say, those suit pants were unmendable after that show.  

A decade later, having covered the 9/11 attacks, wars, legal cases and all the major news stories of the past 10 years, more often than not, the moments here at “Larry King Live” are ones we’ll always want to remember.

Who else can say they’ve held Bo “10” Derek’s hand while escorting her at an event to our camera location for an interview?

Having the opportunity to celebrate former President Bush’s 80th birthday and watching him parachute out of a plane certainly ranks up there.  The night before his celebratory jump, Larry emceed the official birthday party at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.  With a stage set-up at home plate, Larry shuffled musical entertainers on and off the stage while introducing speeches by dignitaries paying tribute to the former President.    

Best moment of that day for me, though, was having the chance to see two worlds collide when Rush Limbaugh asked me to take a picture of him with former Soviet Premiere Mikhail Gorbachev.     Well, that, and getting a slice of this birthday cake (shown here with fellow LKL producer Eleanor McManus).

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April 23, 2010

King of Politics: Sandwiches, coffee and jalapeno fries

Posted: 09:37 AM ET

In a week that started with President Obama travelling west to California for a night of fundraising to New York City to take on financial reform, there have been a few political stories that have gone unnoticed.

So in case you missed them, here are some from this week you MAY have missed.

For some reason, a lot have to do with food.

1. The "Schumwich" – Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) staff has dubbed his favorite lunch bite, and it is one you HAVE to check out.  Onions, peppers, pickles and more.  You've got to see it to believe it. (NYPost)

2. Six years ago, actor Tom Hanks visited with the press at the White House and noticed they did not have a good coffee machine, so he bought them one.  Last month, he returned to the White House and promised the press corps a new one.  It arrived this week. (WHC Insider)

3. Remember Crawford, Texas?  Former President Bush still has his ranch there, but apparently a lot of the businesses have closed.  The president's last trip was back in July, and he got a burger and jalapeno fries while he was there.  Sorry, no picture of those. (NY Times)

4. Either Harold or Kumar got mugged outside the White House.  Kal Penn, who currently works in the Office of Public Liaison at the White House was robbed at gunpoint.  No word on whether he was heading to a White Castle or not.

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