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Posts Tagged ‘Jerry Seinfeld’

Springsteen’s Guitar and Brian Williams’ Tie Bring $250,000 to Bob Woodruff Foundation

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At the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s “Stand Up for Heroes” benefit last night at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Bruce Springsteen fanatic Brian Williams joined Springsteen on stage to help with the event’s finale: a live auction of an autographed Springsteen guitar, a one-hour guitar lesson provided by The Boss, an invitation to sit in on a Springsteen recording session, and lasagna cooked by Springsteen’s mother. And Williams contributed too: he threw in the tie he was wearing.

The winning bid was a quarter million dollars. Also appearing at the benefit show: Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, Jim Gaffigan and Roger Waters.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation was founded by the ABC Newsman and his wife, Lee, following Bob’s injuries while covering the war in Iraq in 2006. The foundation provides resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families.

(Photo Credit: Eason Jordan)

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CNN Highlights Top Moments From ‘Larry King Live’

On the network today, CNN has been running this clip package highlighting some of the most memorable interviews and moments Larry King has conducted over the years.

Not to be outdone, the Los Angeles Times compiled some of King’s most memorable awkward moments, including the infamous interviews with Marlon Brando and Jerry Seinfeld, and when he referred to Beatle Ringo Starr as “George,” as in George Harrison, who had since passed away.

After the jump, the Brando interview.
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Coming Soon: Larry King’s Def Comedy Jam?

December 16 will mark the final original nightly installment of “Larry King Live,” and with it, the end of an era.

While Larry King may be leaving his 9 PM perch, he will still have plenty to keep busy. In addition to his four annual specials for CNN, King has been rumored to be in talks for a new radio show, and now New York magazine reports that he wants to do… a stand-up comedy tour?

And he’s sifting through professional offers. “I’ve got a lot of people talking to me,” he says. “I might do Internet stuff.” One definite project is a comedy tour. “I’m funny,” says King. “I’m going to do stand-up. That’s what I love.”

While King’s stand-up comedy chops may be untested, he certainly has the right connections. King is known to be close to the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” Jerry Seinfeld, and his former regular fill-in turned HLN competitor Joy Behar.

Update: Video of Larry King doing stand-up–spotted in C-SPAN’s epically comprehensive video library–is after the jump.

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Barbara Walters to Make ‘Final’ Larry King Appearance

BWaltersLarryKing092010.jpgCNN’s outgoing 9 PM host Larry King announced his lineup of guests this week, and it is a veritable who’s who of people in entertainment, politics and news.

Among the guests is ABC’s Barbara Walters, who will be appearing Tuesday in what CNN is billing as her “final interview” for “Larry King Live.”

Tonight, King will welcome former President Jimmy Carter, who has been making the rounds this week.

Wednesday, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who will be in New York for the annual UN confab, will sit down with King.

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Conan O’Brien on ’60 Minutes’ Sunday

Soon-to-be host of his own late-night show on TBS Conan O’Brien will speak for the first time since losing his short-lived stint on NBC’s “Tonight Show.” O’Brien talks with “60 Minutes’” Steve Kroft in an interview airing this Sunday.

Earlier this month at the RTDNA conference, Kroft talked about one of his favorite “60 Minutes” stories — a 1996 profile of then-NBC star Jerry Seinfeld.

John King Jokes About His Puffy Eye: “No One Landed A Punch”

J King.jpgFirst, Jerry Seinfeld had a puffy shirt. Now, CNN’s John King has a puffy eye.

Filling in last night for Anderson Cooper on AC360, King was about to toss to a break (and, ironically, had just wrapped up a story on health care) when he motioned to his right eye and joked that “no one landed a punch, [it was] some odd allergic reaction.”

King also mentioned his eye on the AC360 blog, writing that it’s “hard to miss some swelling around my right eye. No worries; some sort of allergic reaction.”

King tells TVNewser, “The source of the allergy is a mystery. But I’m alive and I will be anchoring tonight!”

Katie Couric at Princeton: “I Can See New Jersey From My House”

couric_6-1.jpgWhile Charlie Gibson prepares to anchor ABC World News from a New Jersey car dealership tonight, CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric was speaking at a New Jersey university — she gave the Class Day address at Princeton this afternoon.

The Huffington Post published her speech. “Since I’ve been called a cougar lately in the tabloid press — today I’m very happy to be an honorary tiger!” she said. “Coming here was a real no brainer! After all, I can see New Jersey from my house!”

Later, she joked about her audience. “I am moved to be sharing this special moment with parents and professors who may have woken up to me on the Today show….and with students who MAY wake up in time for the CBS Evening News,” she said. “Although based on the average age of our viewers, I think you’re probably watching ‘Shot at Love with Tila Tequila‘ instead.”

Couric says the experience was “quite an honor, although slightly daunting to follow in the footsteps of Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld,” and cautioned: “Please excuse some of the racier jokes — I was encouraged to be saucy and sassy!”