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Larry King Blasts 'Tabloid Fodder' Surrounding Joan Rivers' Death

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Larry King and Dick Cavett are not happy about the coverage surrounding the investigation into the New York City clinic where Joan Rivers had the oper...

Johnny Carson Made Joan Rivers' Career, Then Sent It Crashing Down. What Happened?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment

The late Joan Rivers' first step to becoming a comedy icon was her hilarious relationship with the great Johnny Carson, who appointed Rivers as his pe...

WATCH LIVE: Larry King And Dick Cavett Remember Joan Rivers

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The world lost a beloved entertainer and comedian Sept. 4 with the passing of Joan Rivers. Larry King and Dick Cavett join HuffPost Live to share thei...

Dick Cavett Calls Robin Williams Daily News Cover 'Yellow Journalism'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Much of the media focus surrounding Robin Williams' death has been on the explicit and often invasive details of the actor's suicide. Williams' long t...

Hamptons Journal: Anthony Bourdain and 'Masters of Sex' on Authors' Night

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.11.2014 | Books
Regina Weinreich

At Guild Hall, when Florence Fabricant asked CNN's Anthony Bourdain at a recent Q&A, which country was most surprising, he quickly answered Iran. Most Americans have not been there, and I seized a moment of opportunity.

Gottfried's Gotta Podcast

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.06.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

It was just a matter of time, really, before Gilbert Gottfried got into the podcasting game. We couldn't expect him to keep that trademark cackling laugh restricted to the odd roast or obscure gig forever, could we?

Talk Show Legend: Stephen Colbert Is 'Limited' By His Current Show

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Talk show icon Dick Cavett joins HuffPost Live to weigh in on how Stephen Colbert will perform as David Letterman's "Late Show" replacement....

Dick Cavett On A White Man Replacing Letterman: Arts Aren't A Democracy

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

When Stephen Colbert was announced as David Letterman's replacement, some critics claimed CBS should have chosen a woman or minority to fill the "Late...

Mickey Rooney, Up Close and Personal

Charlie Carillo | Posted 06.08.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

He was being Mickey Rooney, the only thing he'd ever known. And he was still out there, swinging for the fences.

First Nighter: Check Out 'Hellman v. McCarthy,' 'Red Velvet,' 'Heathers'

David Finkle | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

On January 20, 1980 Mary McCarthy, never known to mince words in print or in person, was asked on Dick Cavett's PBS talk show whom she considered overrated writers. After a moment's thought, Lillian Hellman came to her mind.

Uma Thurman Reads from Moby Dick and Salman Rushdie Wins a Prize at House of Speakeasy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Good news: the written word thrives downtown. The brainchild of Doctor Amanda Foreman, the author of historical works like Georgiana: Duchess of Devon...

WATCH: The Worst Thing To Say To Someone Who's Depressed

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Legendary TV host Dick Cavett and actor, comedian and writer Stephen Fry spoke openly about their battles with depression during a recent segment on H...

WATCH: Dick Cavett Interviews Stephen Fry On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Legendary TV host Dick Cavett takes over HuffPost Live and interviews prolific actor and comedian Stephen Fry....

First Nighter: 'A Night With Janis Joplin' Gets Only a Piece of Her Heart

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Whenever performers -- such as Mary Bridget Davies in A Night With Janis Joplin, at the Lyceum -- impersonate iconic figures, they're going to be compared to the original, whether they like it or not. They certainly can't be surprised when they are.

How George Saunders Helped Me Find My Intellectual Life

Larissa Zimberoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Larissa Zimberoff

But for some, for many just a bit older than I, there was really real programming in the form of The Dick Cavett Show: live television that featured the great literary and cultural personalities of the time.

WATCH: Another Dick Wonders Why Cheney Is Still Alive

Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

When legendary talk show host Dick Cavett stopped by the HuffPost Live studio to discuss his five-decade career, host Josh Zepps asked him about the p...

Hamptons Journal: Hall & Oates Rock Rydell High Evoking Nostalgia for the Mid-Century

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Among the many pleasures of the Grease-themed benefit for the Prostate Cancer Foundation this weekend in Wainscott, was seeing Michael Milken in a let...

Dick Cavett Was The Most Dapper Man On Television, Bar None

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 08.23.2013 | Style

When we think of stylish late night talk show hosts, the first person that comes to mind is Dick Cavett. Although he stands at a petite 5 feet 6 inche...

Gayness and the Gandolfini Eulogies

Noah Tsika | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

I feel as if I've been denied the opportunity to mourn Mr. Gandolfini in an uncomplicated way. Instead, I have to think of the enduring, insidious bigotry that that actor may well have represented and that at least two memorials -- one spoken, the other written -- have made impossible to ignore.

Walking the Walk: Twenty Feet from Stardom

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

She may not be as famous as her sister in soul, Aretha Franklin, but that does not make Merry Clayton any less of a diva. Her story may be famous in m...

Morton Downey Jr.'s American Tragedy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.08.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In his time, the late '80s, Morton Downey, Jr. was the hottest voice on television, loud and abrasive. For nearly two years, he brow beat and brawled ...

Groucho Gave Secretary High Marx: Author Steve Stoliar Recalls His Days as Groucho Marx's Secretary

Steve Karras | Posted 04.07.2013 | Comedy
Steve Karras

Stoliar's storied tenure as Groucho Marx's secretary is tempered with highs and lows, bookended by the psychotic Erin Fleming -- Groucho's young and mercurial life manager and companion who hitched her wagon to the star in his declining years.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Dick Cavett on Duck Soup

Dan Persons | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The late '60s had its share of momentous events: Nixon attaining the presidency; the manned moon landing; and most important of all, Dick Cavett interviewing the 78-year-old, and still blisteringly funny, Groucho Marx on his late-night TV show.

Hamptons Journal: The History of Art and the Big Apple Circus

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.03.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Audrey Flack and the History of Art String Band offers a crash course in such giant art figures as Caravaggio, Camille Claudel, Lee Krasner, Van Gogh, Picasso, Mary Cassat, and Jackson Pollock.

What the Vidal/Mailer Feud Taught Us: When In Doubt, Laugh

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.05.2012 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

He was neither the first nor last intellectual jailed for heretical writings, and in some respects he proved lucky: Governments and other powers have a longstanding habit of killing thinkers whose ideas threaten the status quo.