When Larry King asks you over to his house for dinner, you go! The veteran newsman put together a CNN TV special called "Dinner with the Kings," in which he hosted dinner for seven of his friends -- and talked all about it to "Extra" host Mario Lopez at The Grove.
Those who broke bread with King included Tyra Banks, Quincy Jones, Twitter creator Jack Dorsey, Shaquille O'Neal, Seth MacFarlane, Conan O'Brien, and actor Russell Brand, who was up to his usual antics, raiding King's wife Shawn Southwick's underwear drawer.
Ruth Madoff recently said she and husband Bernie tried to commit suicide on Christmas Eve over the $60-billion scandal that rocked the financial world.
The most hated woman in New York told "60 Minutes" (airing Sunday) that she and Bernie swallowed a bunch of pills, even though Bernie told the NY Times earlier this year, "I never thought of taking my life, it's just not the way I am."
Veteran journalist Larry King opened up for the first time to "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli about his personal investment losses from the Bernie Madoff scam -- and his thoughts about Ruth Madoff's candid interview with "60 Minutes."
King was one of many high-profile celebrities who were involved in the Madoff Ponzi scheme. The former talk show host said, "I would say that we put in about $4 million, but we took out $3.3 million," leaving roughly $700K with Madoff.
Caught between a frenzy of flashbulbs and screaming fans, "The Rum Diary" star Johnny Depp said he was thrilled about the project. "You know, for me, this has been a very long, long road that I started with my friend, Hunter."
The actor spoke about fulfilling Thompson's desire for the film to be completed, and said, "Unfortunately, Hunter's not here tonight... well, he is here, but he's not physically here... and yeah, for me, it's closure."
Former CNN talk show host Larry King chatted with "Extra's" Mario Lopez at The Grove -- and said he loves being with his children since hanging up his suspenders last year.
"I have more time with the kids," King said. "We have dinner together, which I never used to have before."
King is also coaching Little League for his sons. "I've been thrown out of three games so far," he laughed. "Three weeks ago, I got thrown out and I'm walking across the field thinking, 'I'm a world figure and this umpire is throwing me out of a baseball game.' He threw me out. He said, 'Go back to CNN.'"
Veteran journalist Larry King hung up his suspenders for "Larry King Live," but that doesn't mean he has retired from show business!
The former CNN talk show host spoke to "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli and said his life after "Live" has been "hectic." "I've been offered a lot of things. I've been in a lot of meetings," King explained.
Among the offers, Larry revealed he may join Jon Stewart and the "The Daily Show" to do some specialty reporting. "Now they're talking, working out the deal. So yeah, I'll do that."
Veteran talk show host Larry King, wearing his signature suspenders, made his last broadcast of "Larry King Live" Thursday after 25 years.
"Good evening, and welcome to the last 'Larry King Live'" the 77-year-old said as the show opened. "It's hard to say that. I knew this day was coming. These words are not easy to say."
Sitting with King at his table were guests Ryan Seacrest, Bill Maher, former President Bill Clinton and others. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who made an appearance, declared it "Larry King Day" in California and thanked King for doing his show from Los Angeles.
After 25 years of hosting "Larry King Live," the veteran newsman, 77, is saying goodbye to his nightly show this evening.
At the end of June, King surprised viewers when he announced he was semi-retiring, saying, "It's time to hang up my nightly suspenders," he said.