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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:09 AM
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Is Howard Stern going to get the Larry King job?
I have to wonder about this. Howard has said he's been offered TV jobs. Howard is currently on vacation. The Larry King job is perfect for Howard Stern. It's right up his alley. If it happens, you heard it here first!
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:10 AM
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1. I doubt it will be Stern, speculation has been Ryan Seacrest of all people
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 09:12 AM by WI_DEM
he sometimes sits in for Larry, too.

While potential successors like Katie Couric and America's Got Talent host Piers Morgan have been tossed about, King's pick is frequent substitute and well-known mentee Ryan Seacrest, who Forbes profiled this week as part of our annual Celebrity 100 issue (See: Ryan Seacrest: The Man Without A Shtick).

"I cant be objective because I dont know his feelings, his interest in politics, but Ryan Seacrest ... he is curious. He is interesting. He is likable, King told Tuesday's guest Bill Maher after making the announcement. "If he has a great interest in politics, I would recommend him."

Seacrest tells Forbes he could do the job. "What does is a radio show on television with newsmakers," he said in his cramped Idol dressing room last month. "It's a great show and a format that's comfortable."
http://blogs.forbes.com/bizblog/2010/06/30/ryan-seacres...
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:14 AM
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5. I think King wants Seacrest, but the network wants Morgan ...
be interesting who wins.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:17 AM
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8. Larry will not win.
And I'm not convinced Seacrest would or could handle that job. He's so bland and uninteresting.
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MattBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:26 AM
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14. What's your point?
He would be replacing King; so bland and uninteresting should be a selling point.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:27 AM
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15. lol
:rofl:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:21 AM
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27. Tracy Morgan???? nt
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:45 PM
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31. LOL! No Piers Morgan, the British guy from America's Got Talent ...
whoever the hell he is.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:25 PM
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32. Oh, I'd much rather see Tracy Morgan take King's seat. Wouldn't that be beyond fabulous? nt
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:39 PM
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34. Yes! The spot needs some life, and he'd give it
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:22 AM
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12. Ryan Seacrest--- a slightly more polished Kato Kaelin...
I don't get it.. (but admittedly, I've never been a big fan of American Idol, though I've watched on very rare occasions)
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:50 PM
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39. Phil Donahue would be my choice...
but at 74, he's probably considered "too old".
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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:10 AM
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2. Yes, Fart man could have a place on CNN... n/t
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:11 AM
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3. lol - good one . . .
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:12 AM
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4. stern may be perfect for king, but stern is far from perfect for audience.
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 09:16 AM by seabeyond
i think that matters to the networks.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:16 AM
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6. I disagree
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 09:18 AM by Renew Deal
I think CNN would want a known personality that can touch on many topics and cover multiple issues. Howard is a mix of news, politics, and entertainment. He's a great interviewer and he's a lot calmer than he was 20 years ago.

He was also the popular favorite to replace Simon Cowell. This is actally a better format for him.

BTW, there's a poll on this site and Howard is leading: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20009249-10391698...
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:18 AM
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26. I don't know
Howard is popular with totally different demographic than Larry. CNN to do this they'd have to trust younger viewers to actually watch, because I have no doubt the audience that watches Larry now would have no interest in watching Howard. I just don't see CNN rolling the dice at that time slot. He might be leading online polls, but do online poll voters = same demographic that watches Larry King. I don't think so.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:23 AM
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29. yup. nt
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:17 AM
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7. DUzy
Give me a break....................... :rofl:
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:18 AM
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9. You said it "TheCowsCameHome" - when they do Howard will "have a place" rofl! n/t
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 09:19 AM by 1776Forever
:rofl:
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:50 AM
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17. I can just picture my 95 year old mother
watching string-haired Stern trying to conduct a serious interview on prime time TV.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:20 AM
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10. Letterman or Regis.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:22 AM
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11. Letterman wouldn't do that and Regis is 78
He's too old to start now.
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:25 AM
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13. Regis could go to a hundred.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:28 AM
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16. You're probably right
Though I thought the same thing about Larry.
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:52 AM
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18. Obvious bullshit from Stern.
Just playing financial head games with Sirius to enhance his contract, just as he did when he talked about going on American Idol.

He wants to switch from spanking naked lesbians to interviewing Regis for an hour?

Nobody's buying that shit, Howard.

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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:02 AM
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20. You've confused some things.
Howard didn't bring up the American Idol job. The media did. And Howard didn't bring up the Larry King job. He's currently on vacation. I brought it up.
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:22 AM
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28. At some point he was talking about Idol.
"In February, reports surfaced that Howard Stern, 56, was in talks to fill Cowell's saucy, opinionated seat for season 10 of the singing competition. Stern vaguely told listeners on his SiriusXM radio show, "I have been offered a job at one of the big networks ... to host a -- well, not host, but judge a primetime show." In April, when TMZ approached Stern, he retorted on camera, "I'm too good for 'American Idol.' "

I think it was around this time he was negotiating with Sirius, which made me think he was using Idol as a wedge for a better deal.

Anyway, no way in hell would he replace King.

Baba Booey...Baba Booey...



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ProudToBeBlueInRhody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:44 PM
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35. Again, the media brought it up, he didn't
He talked about it. A lot. And why not?

What you quoted in that article seems to be a paraphrase. I think he was far more coy about what it was he was offered or not offered.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:53 AM
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19. they said king wants friggin ryan seacrest to replace him. uggh.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:04 AM
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21. Joy Behar is my bet.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:05 AM
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22. She's in the CNN family and is very likable
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 10:05 AM by Renew Deal
So she's not a bad choice.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:10 AM
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25. She's filled in the King on my occasions. I think she got
the show as a test run for taking over King's job. Bill Maher would be good too, but he's a bit more combative and darker in his outlook.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:08 AM
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23. Have you ever listened to Howard Stern in the past 30 years?
I highly doubt he would get that position, in fact I think he would be better at replacing Simon Cowell on American Idol than taking over for Larry King.

First, Stern would get huge protests from the fundies who have protested him for years. Second, Stern has pissed off alot of people over the years with his brand of interviewing. Don't get me wrong - Stern loves that he has done this. But there are alot of people who won't do a show hosted by Stern.

But with Idol, Stern has the perfect blunt, in your face attitude that would probably work like a charm.

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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:10 AM
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24. That might make CNN interesting enough to watch
There's nothing else worth watching on CNN.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:25 AM
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30. Yes, ever since they dropped the Rapture Index a few years ago.
I think of them as the mainstream Armageddon network.
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:25 PM
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33. We aren't that lucky
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:46 PM
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36. Yep.. they'll probably give the extra time to Blitzkrieg or Candy Crowley
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:46 PM
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37. *rofflemayo*
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:50 PM
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38. Stern is too swarmy.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:12 PM
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40. Yes, swarmy and beeish. nt
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