Entertainment behind the scenes
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 bagels, sandwiches and coffee.
King, who was born in Brooklyn and whose father was a restaurant owner, is apparently a big fan.
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.