Mr. Pop Culture Report – June 30

Larry King, the longtime host of “Larry King Live” announced he’s ending his primetime show after 25 years on air. An individual at CNN told TheWrap that King will continue doing his show until November. King signed a new contract with the network to produce quarterly specials once “Larry King Live” ends its run. One CNN insider said that turmoil in Larry King’s personal life led to the decision. “What brought this to a head was his messy personal life, and he’s old – it’s too much.”

Christinia Aguilera and Eminem are the latest stars to sign up for a cameo appearance in “Entourage.” Jessica Simpson and Zac Efron have previously filmed guest slots for the drama. Both Aguilera and rapper Eminem are set to appear in the upcoming series opposite Adrian Grenier. ”

Tom Cruise losing box office appeal as his “Knight and Day” does about $20 million business its first week – a Cruise low.

Pop Culture History At Its Best. Here’s A Larry King Question And Answer.

From Diane G – With Larry King announcing his retirement: he never seemed to have a bad guest. My question: who was his worst ever? Has he ever mentioned it?

Mr. Pop History – Larry King once said his absolute low-point came back in the 1970’s, with his overnight national radio show. The guest was actor Demond Wilson, who many remember as the son in “Sanford and Son.” According to Larry King – during that live interview – Wilson answered questions with either a yes or no. He refused to elaborate when King wanted to know. At one point, Wilson blurted out – “When Am I Going To Get Paid?” And lastly, he refused to take telephone calls. It must have been a nightmare for King.