Larry King Wants to Pass Torch to Ryan Seacrest
- Photo: Jordan Strauss/WireImage.com1 of 8
- Photo: Jesse Grant/WireImage.com2 of 8
- Photo: Twitter/.3 of 8
- Photo: Eric Jamison/Invision/AP4 of 8
- Photo: RyanSeacrest.com/Promotional5 of 8
- Photo: TwitPic.com/Promotional6 of 8
- Photo: Evans Vestal Ward/Invision/AP7 of 8
More Celeb News
- Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight.Com Re-Launching This MonthMSNEntertainment 3/8/2014 1:41:00 PM
- 'Nymphomaniac' Reviews: Is Lars von Triers' Latest Sexy or Stupid?MSNEntertainment 3/8/2014 1:15:00 PM
- Sheila MacRae of 'The Honeymooners' dies at 92MSNEntertainment 3/8/2014 11:56:31 AM
- '300: Rise of an Empire' Plunders $20.2 Million in Foreign MarketsMSNEntertainment 3/8/2014 11:38:00 AM
- Network says signal of Egyptian satire show jammedMSNEntertainment 3/8/2014 11:33:00 AM
- Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight.Com Re-Launching This Month
With Larry King announcing his departure from "Larry King Live," resumes are surely to be flooding into the CNN offices for the vacant seat. The retiring host told guest Bill Maher on Tuesday's show that he hopes Ryan Seacrest's name is in the mix.
Upon being prompted by Maher to come forth with a recommended successor, King replied, "I can't be objective because I don't know his feelings, his interest in politics. But Ryan Seacrest … He is curious. He is interesting. He is likable."
King did stress his concern that he was unsure where Seacrest stands in political awareness. The "Larry King Live" show welcomes guests from all sorts of headlines, political and entertainment. "If he has a great interest in politics, I would recommend him," asserted King.
The "American Idol" host sent King a message via Twitter, commending, "You're a legend. One of a kind."
Leading up to King's big announcement on Tuesday, there was chatter that "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan would inherit the prime hosting gig.
From Crowd Ignite