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Larry King’s First CNN Special Set For May 1

Former CNN 9 PM host Larry King says that his first special for the cable news channel will run on Sunday, May 1, and the subject will be Alzheimer’s Disease.

King made the remarks on “Access Hollywood Live” Thursday, during a conversation with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover.

Of course, the remarks most likely to draw attention are his comments about his CNN successor, Piers Morgan (Update: King has since clarified that the following comment was not about Morgan, but about his experience leaving his nightly show).

“It’s like watching your mother-in-law go over a cliff in your new Bentley,” King quipped. Later on in the interview King clarified the joke, saying that he likes Morgan and that he does a fine job, though he still felt that CNN may have oversold the show before it began

He also talked about his possible “Daily Show” gig:

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CNN’s Piers Morgan Reveals his First Week of Guests on ‘Piers Tonight’

CNN’s Piers Morgan announced his first week of guests this morning. The show premieres one week from tonight.

We knew his first guest was going to be Oprah Winfrey — scheduled for Monday. Howard Stern — slated for Tuesday — has made his scheduled appearance on the show public by bashing “Piers Tonight” before the show has even started.

Other guests scheduled that week are former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (Wednesday), comedian and fellow Brit Ricky Gervais (Thursday). And to end the week on a handsome actor/humanitarian note, George Clooney is scheduled (Friday).

@piersmorgan tweeted this morning:

REVEALED: 1ST @PiersTonight WEEK: Mon: Oprah Tues: Howard Stern Weds: Condoleezza Rice Thurs: Ricky Gervais Fri: George Clooney.

Yes, that is “Access Hollywood”‘s Billy Bush in the studio — taken from EP of “Piers Tonight” Jonathan Wald‘s Twitpic. This is the first we’ve seen of the set.

The CNN press release is after the jump…

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Roberts, Gunn To Host Oscars Red Carpet Special

RobertsGunn_2.11.jpgGood Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts and Project Runway’s Tim Gunn will host “The Oscars Red Carpet 2009.” Roberts and Gunn, along with Entertainment Weekly’s managing editor Jess Cagle, will host the half hour, official pre-Awards show on ABC.

This will be the first time the trio has hosted the show.

The Academy Awards will be presented Sunday, February 22, at the Kodak Theatre.