On the red carpet for Saturday’s pre-Grammys party at the Beverly Hilton hosted by Clive Davis, retired CNN host Larry King was clearly not happy to be there. With Whitney Houston tragically passed away just a few floors above, he suggested to interviewer Tai Beauchamp the event should have been canceled. He was there with wife Shawn Southwick, who disagreed.

Originally, it appeared that the event had been canceled. A report on Just Jared (since scrubbed) and tweets by the likes of Beauchamp’s fellow Grammys.com reporter Alison Haislip indicated that an original decision to ditch the event was communicated, then quickly reversed.

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