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Larry King — from broadcast to bagels


bagel Just days after announcing he will be quitting his CNN interview show in the fall, Larry King has found a new job that takes him right back to his Brooklyn roots — promoting a new bagel franchise.

King, 76, is to play a key role in promoting and developing the franchise business for the Original Brooklyn  Water Bagel  Co, and help with training and seminars, the company said on Thursday.

The Florida-based franchise is a quick-service restaurant chain that creates Brooklyn-flavored water and uses it in baglarry kingels, sandwiches and coffee.

King, who was born in Brooklyn and whose father was a restaurant owner,  is apparently a  big fan.

Team Britney joins Ashton Kutcher, CNN in Twitter race


britney-spearsGame on. The race to 1 million followers on Twitter has a new player, after singer Britney Spears’ manager made it known she has joined the competition.

For those who have not heard about it, the race started earlier this week when actor Ashton Kutcher challenged cable news channel CNN to a Twitter duel, promising to ring CNN founder Ted Turner’s doorbell if he wins. Not one to shy from attention, CNN broadcaster Larry King put out a video online responding to Kutcher’s challenge. “CNN will bury you,” King vowed, as he also lectured Kutcher that Turner no longer runs CNN.