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Larry King Wants Ryan Seacrest To Replace Him

Larry King: Retiring From 'Larry King Live'

Larry King announced on Tuesday (June 29) that he will be ending his show, Larry King Live, after 25 years on the air.

The 67-year-old talk show host first made the announcement on his Twitter.

“I’m ending my nightly show this fall,” Larry tweeted. “But continuing at CNN.”

“I talked to the guys here at CNN and I told them I would like to end Larry King Live,” Larry wrote on his blog. “CNN has graciously accepted, giving me more time for my wife and I to get to the kids’ little league games.”

Larry then concluded, “With this chapter closing I’m looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring, but for now it’s time to hang up my nightly suspenders.”

Larry King Taps Cameron Diaz for Oil Spill Telethon

Larry King will host a star-studded telethon on Monday (June 21) to benefit relief efforts for those affected by the oil spill in the Gulf Coast.

Monday’s episode of Larry King Live will be a special two-hour show!

Celebrity guests including Cameron Diaz, Sting, Justin Bieber and Lenny Kravitz will drop by both via satellite and on set, according to CBS News. Celebs are also expected to take viewers’ calls.

Ryan Seacrest will be manning the online side of the show with a “Social Suite” for Facebook and Twitter users.

Monday’s telethon will air from 8-10 p.m. EST on CNN.

Piers Morgan to Replace CNN's Larry King

America’s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan is said to be in negotiations to be the new Larry King for CNN.

The 45-year-old Brit reportedly has a four-year contract to consider and if accepted, will start a primetime show in the fall.

According to UK’s Telegraph, “CNN executives were also impressed by his British chat show, Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, in which he interviewed [UK's Prime Minister] Gordon Brown.”

WILL YOU TUNE IN to watch Piers Morgan’s show?

Larry King & Shawn Southwick Call Off Divorce

Larry King and his wife, Shawn Southwick, have decided not to divorce after all.

“We love our children, we love each other, we love being a family. That is all that matters to us,” the 76-year-old host of Larry King Live and his 50-year-old wife said in a joint statement (via ABC News).

“We owe it to ourselves and our children to continue being dedicated to each other. We want to thank our friends for their loyal love and support — for being there for us,” the couple continued.

Larry‘s spokesman said that Larry has moved back home and that divorce proceedings have been stopped.

Larry has been married eight times. The couple announced their intentions to divorce about a month ago.

Jennifer Knapp: Larry King Live TOMORROW!

Singer/songwriter Jennifer Knapp will be interviewed on CNN’s Larry King Live TOMORROW (April 23) @ 6PM PT/ 9PM ET.

Last week Knapp, an acclaimed Christian crossover musician, publicly came out as a lesbian. In three weeks, Jennifer will release her first album of original material in nine years.

Other guests on Larry King Live tomorrow include Pastor Bob Botsford (he recently blogged about Knapp‘s coming out) and reformed homosexual preacher Ted Haggard.

WILL YOU TUNE IN to watch Jennifer tackle the issue of homosexuality??

Larry King: Divorce #8, Bye Shawn Southwick!

Larry King has filed for divorce for the eighth time.

The 76-year-old CNN talk show host and Shawn Southwick, 50, married back in 1997 and have two sons together. Larry cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split, according to TMZ.

Shawn is the 7th woman to marry Larry – he married Alene Aknis in 1961, divorced her in 1963, remarried in 1967 and divorced her in 1972. Phew!!

In 2007, Shawn joked that she was the only one of Larry‘s wives to have lasted into “the two digits”.

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