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Jon Lovitz Gooses Ora TV Election Night Coverage

There was probably no stranger election panelist intro on Tuesday than the one given by Ora TV’s Larry King for comedian Jon Lovitz. The rejuvenated talk show host explained that he had just watched, the night before, a crazy Kevin Costner-Elvis movie, 3000 Miles to Graceland, that features his guest getting killed.

Lovitz started out by revisiting, in very articulate fashion, the reasons for his recent (and now-infamous) “anti-Obama” rant about one-percenters supposedly not paying their fair share of taxes. The actor emphasized that in addition to a 35% federal tax rate, he is subject to a lowered but still-there capital gains tax on any stock-market reinvestment earnings.

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Ora TV’s David Begnaud Breaks Some Ann Coulter News

KTLA reporter David Begnaud knew he was taking a risk when he left the confines of traditional TV reporting to join Larry King’s new home, Ora TV. But already, he says he is basking in the ability of the online network’s second show NewsBreaker to report on news as it happens.

This morning happens to coincide with Begnaud’s first exclusive. After hearing about an open letter written by Special Olympics ambassador John Franklin Stephens to Ann Coulter in response to the latter’s now infamous Obama R-word tweet, he tracked the gentleman down and got him to read his letter on camera.

“I said to my team, ‘It’s one thing to read the open letter but it’s much more powerful to see him read it,” Begnaud tells FishbowlLA via telephone. “It’s sort of personal for me, because I grew up in Louisiana with a mentally handicapped aunt and my mother has a company that takes care of the developmentally disabled.”

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Larry King NOW Moves Across Town to Glendale

In our review of the first week of broadcasts of Larry King’s Internet talk show, we noted how strange and unusual it was to watch the suspender-ed one gabbing from the comfort of his Beverly Hills home. No longer.

Per an interview in the LA Times, the ora.tv/Hulu weekday program has been relocated to new studio facilities in Glendale, with paint colors picked out by wife Shawn. For people living in the Jewel City, this is a big deal. First came the Americana at Brand; now follows SoCal’s closest active, broadcast brand-equivalent to that term (excepting, by King’s own admission, Vin Scully):

King’s plan is to keep asking questions and continue Larry King NOW for another seven years — until 2020, or until he dies.

“I think that’s the way it’s going to end,” King said. “I will fall over. And Shawn will emcee the funeral, but she’ll be late. She’ll be home doing her hair.”

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THR Goes for Dodgers Quadruple Play

In support of Daniel Miller’s splashy cover story and Ed Desser’s team media rights sidebar in the August 17 print issue of The Hollywood Reporter, Janice Min’s operation has opted for four different hard-copy covers. They depict (left to right, below): Cy Young winning pitcher Clayton Kershaw; minority stakeholders Magic Johnson and Peter Guber; Tommy Lasorda alongside current manager Don Mattingly; and marquee stars Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier.

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Chip Away | Loving Larry | Wrong Ties

Seth MacFarlane Steers Larry King to Promising Online Debut

The most surprising element of Monday’s inaugural Ora TV episode of Larry King Now (available the next day on Hulu) is the backdrop. The host’s chat with Family Guy and Ted instigator Seth MacFarlane takes place not in some fancy new 21st century studio but rather in the den of King’s Beverly Hills home.

The sight of a King Emmy statuette on the shelf and a stack of framed paintings leaning against a wall behind King definitely give the proceedings a homier feel than the 78-year-old broadcaster’s former CNN address. But MacFarlane being who he is, there is also the story about Thanksgiving, his mom, a dog named Butch and some experimental “jacking off” that would never have made it to TV air. The same goes for guest #1′s crack about necrophilia, made during a discussion of King’s interest in cryogenics.

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Larry King Brings His Suspenders to Hulu

Larry King and his fantastic outfits are back. His new show, Larry King Now, debuted late last night on Hulu, featuring an interview with Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane. According to The Hollywood Reporter, King’s show will be available for viewing “in the early evening,” Monday through Thursday. The rest of this week’s lineup includes Matthew McConaughey and Meghan McCain.

Like anyone launching a new show with a new company, King told THR that he was excited. “I am thrilled about our partnership with Hulu,” King explained. “I love being able to interact directly with audiences, and digital TV allows me to do this in new and powerful ways.”

Larry King to Perform at KROQ’s Comedy Show

So … Larry King appears to be serious about this comedy thing, huh?

After embarking on his one-man show last year, the former CNN host is one of nine comedians scheduled to perform at Kevin & Bean’s April Foolishness charity comedy show on April 7 at the Gibson Amphitheater.

King will be joined by the likes of Eddie Izzard, Jay Mohr and the filthy Bob Saget.

This has train wreck written all over it. I’m begging the KROQ crowd not to be too mean to the 78-year-old King.

CNN’s UnSuper Tuesday | Newscast Audience | King Done

TVNewser: Without Mitt Romney and Ron Paul at the podium, CNN has decided to cancel a Super Tuesday Republican debate. The March 1st debate would be pitted Newt Gingrich against Rick Santorum.

TVSpy: Live from New York: it’s the PIX Morning News. The WPIX/Channel 11 morning news program is using a one-day experiment, having a studio audience for next Monday’s program.

FishbowlLA: It’s the end of an era, part deux. Larry King and CNN have parted ways for a second time, meaning fans won’t see anymore of King’s occasional prime time specials, or suspenders.

CNN and Larry King Part Ways

CNN has officially ended its 87-year relationship with Larry King.

No, we kid the King. He was with CNN for more than 25 years.

After ceding his daily talk show to Piers Morgan in 2011, King stayed on at the network to produce a series of special shows. But the network announced yesterday that it would no longer be airing those specials.

King’s last show–A Larry King Special: Dinner With the Kings–aired this past December.

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