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Originally posted 06/10/2010 05:40PM
Larry King didn't mince words. This is a "difficult time," he says. He loves his wife "dearly" and he's certain they'll get through this "intact as a family."
His statement comes amid a report from police that his wife, Shawn Southwick King, was found unconscious two weeks ago in a Provo, Utah, home, with empty pill bottles strewn on her bed in a possible suicide attempt.
Southwick, 50, who has a history of painkiller addiction, was recently involved in divorce proceedings with King, 67, but they reconciled a week later. She was discovered May 28 by her father, Karl Engemann, who dialed 911.
"I slap her and I holler at her and she opens her eyes half way and puts them back down again," Engemann tells the emergency operator.
Originally posted 05/12/2010 09:00AM
Looks like their differences weren't so irreconcilable after all.
After both citing that reason in filing separate divorce papers last month, Larry King and his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick King, have reconciled and halted their separation.
"We love our children, we love each other, we love being a family. That is all that matters to us," the couple said in a joint statement, according to Reuters. "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 CNN host, 76, and his singer wife, 50, have two children together: Chance, 11, and Cannon, 9.
– Tim Nudd
Originally posted 04/19/2010 03:35PM
Larry King's seventh marriage may not be over after all.
"There's a 50-50 chance this divorce is not happening," King's lawyer Dennis Wasser tells PEOPLE. "His focus is on the best interest of his children. It's not clear to me which way he's going to turn on this issue."
The revelation comes as King and his wife Shawn attended counseling Monday. In a separate statement, Wasser says, "It was decided that there will be no divorce proceedings for two weeks as several issues need to be discussed and resolved."
Originally posted 04/16/2010 07:15PM
Between photos of Larry King and his estranged wife looking happy together and a report that they're in couple's counseling, could they be reconsidering their divorce?
Not as far as King's lawyer knows. "My most current information is that the divorce is proceeding," attorney Dennis Wasser tells PEOPLE.
The legendary CNN talk show host, 76, and his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick King, 50, each filed separately for divorce Wednesday after 12 ½ years of marriage.
But the next day, they were photographed embracing each other at their son's baseball game. Then TMZ reported the pair had agreed to go to therapy to try save their marriage.
Originally posted 04/14/2010 04:55PM
Larry King is getting a divorce – for the seventh time.
The legendary talk show host filed papers Wednesday in Los Angeles court to end his marriage to Shawn Southwick King, who filed her own divorce papers the same day.
King's spokesperson Howard Rubenstein, tells PEOPLE, "His major concern is the welfare of his children, and beyond that he's not going to comment about the divorce."
King's attorney Dennis Wasser tells PEOPLE his client "would like to do [these proceedings] amicably."
In his divorce filing, the TV host is seeking shared custody of their two sons, Cannon, 9, and Chance, 11. He lists the couple's separation date as April 13 and is also asking the court to deny his wife any spousal support. Southwick King, a singer and infomercial host, is seeking sole custody of the kids with visitation for King, plus spousal support.
Originally posted 10/31/2009 07:30AM
While the brand new movie Paranormal Activity is, er, knocking 'em dead at the box office, other ghostly spirits have been haunting us for centuries – and not all of them should be welcomed with open arms, according to experts.
Appearing on a special Halloween edition of CNN's Larry King Live Friday, a host of ghosthunters, paranormal activists and psychics – as well as ghost victim Joan Rivers and Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd and his séance authority father, Peter Aykroyd – debunked the disbelievers, often with jaw-dropping stories.
Rivers delivered a seriously convincing account about how a malicious spirit was haunting her New York apartment – keeping the place cold, causing havoc with the electrical power and scaring her dogs from entering the residence. When she told her elevator man what was going on, he said, "Sounds like Mrs. Spencer [the former occupant] is back."
"I used to say, this is stupid, this is nonsense," Rivers said of her unseen but clearly felt visitor. Then, "at one point, you cannot say this anymore. Something is going on here."
Originally posted 04/23/2009 08:30AM
Having sex is one thing, talking about it in a public forum is quite another.
Asked by CNN's Larry King on Thursday night, "Where did sex occur in their house?," Johnston, the former fiancé of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol – and a Palin household resident while he and Bristol were together – answered, "You know, Larry, that I'm a gentleman, you know. And I don't, you know, kiss and tell. So, you know, I don't think that really – that really matters."
So, if he won't disclose where, how about how?
Originally posted 06/26/2008 11:15AM
Christina Aguilera is urging Americans to vote – and she's using her 5-month-old son, Max, to help spread the word.
Mom and son will star in an upcoming Rock the Vote public service announcement, the pop star, 27, said on Wednesday night's Larry King Live.
"It was really important for me to get involved and get excited about this election in particular," said Aguilera, "being such one of change and new development for our country and for the future of my son."
In the PSA, Aguilera holds Max and sings "America the Beautiful." It's a takeoff on a 1992 Rock the Vote commercial with Madonna wrapped in the American flag.
Originally posted 06/24/2008 10:20AM
The wife of CNN host Larry King, Shawn Southwick King, has entered rehab for an addiction to painkillers, the New York Post's Page Six reports.
King, 74, married actress Southwick, 48, in 1997, and the couple have two children together, ages 9 and 8. She also has a 26-year-old son from a previous marriage.
Her father, Karl Engmann, tells PEOPLE: "She's had migraines her whole life, ever since she was a little girl, and she finally decided to do something about it. We're happy she's taking care of herself and everything will be fine."
CNN had no comment.
– Michael Y. Park
Originally posted 04/24/2008 12:45PM
Larry King is the latest celebrity to speak out against homophobia. In a new public service announcement on YouTube, the CNN anchor promotes the National Day of Silence – taking place on April 25 to honor 15-year-old California student Lawrence King, who was murdered by a classmate, allegedly for being gay. "Larry King and I share more in common than just our names," the anchor says in the new video. "We both believe students should be free to be themselves without the fear of name-calling, bullying or harassment."
Lance Bass has also joined the campaign, filming his one-minute public-service announcement in support of the 12th annual National Day of Silence.
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