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Posts Tagged ‘Shawn Southwick’

Larry King Reminds at NATPE: It’s Who You Know

Although the biggest news to come out of Guggenheim Digital Media CEO Ross Levinsohn‘s chat at NATPE in Miami Beach today with Larry King is the imminent announcement of UK-Australia distribution for the talk show host’s ambitious endeavor Larry King Now, we were struck by the idea that even for someone like King, it’s who you know.

Per a report by THR‘s Alex Ben Block, King explained just how casually the whole Ora TV opportunity came about. It must be nice when things like this can happen at your dinner table:

He said that he met the Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim when he went to Mexico for a charity event. Later Slim came to his home in Los Angeles for dinner and asked what King wanted to do next. King’s wife suggested he do a new talk show on the Internet, and Slim agreed to provide financing.

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Should Clive Davis Have Canceled Pre-Grammys Bash?

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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