After speculation and denials, it’s now official that Piers Morgan will replace Larry King on CNN, beginning in January of 2011.
“I am thrilled to be joining CNN, and very much looking forward to bringing my own style of interviewing to the world’s biggest, and best, TV news organization. As a young journalist in Britain, I watched CNN’s astonishing live coverage of the 1991 Gulf War, and felt enthralled by the courage and brilliance of the journalists involved in that coverage. Years later, I watched Anderson Cooper’s visceral reports from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and felt equally enthralled by his passionate and relentless search for the truth.
“Perhaps most pertinently, I have watched Larry King Live for much of the last 25 years, and dreamed of one day filling the legendary suspenders of the man I consider to be the greatest TV interviewer of them all.”
I find Piers charming and intelligent…but he’s a Brit, so of course I do, Sweetie Darlings–CONGRATULATIONS, Piers.
I kept hearing that Larry actually wanted Pretty Boy Ryan Seacrest to replace him. Yeah. Because Ryan has the cerebral faculties to discuss U.S. Healthcare. Come ON. He’s too busy, anyway, what with his radio show, American Idol–for the moment, anyway–producing hard-hitting television series on E! (Keeping Up With the Kardashians–and hosting E! News Daily), his weekly radio countdown, and ribbon cutting at the Piggly Wiggly Whole Foods in Palm Springs (that’s code for attending the White Party..**wink wink**). Oh wait. Ryan is “dating” perennial-virgin Julieanne Hough. (Sorry. I forgot about that steamy romance. )
I’m a bit weary of Larry’s fogginess with regard to the subject at hand; you know, things like not being able pronounce guests’ names, not knowing who the hell they are, or why they are even seated at his desk. I LOVE that Jerry Seinfeld reamed Larry a knew one back in 2007 for insinuating that Seinfeld was CANCELLED, as opposed to what actually happened–Jerry was DONE with the series.
FULL BODY EYEROLL. Typical Larry. It was time for him to leave awhile ago. Just sayin’.