NEW YORK, NY – There will be a new guy in Larry King’s suspenders – but it won’t be Ed Anger!
The search for Larry King’s replacement has come to an end. Piers Morgan, judge on “America’s Got Talent” and former tabloid newsman, will be trying to fill King’s legendary suspenders. The news isn’t a huge shocker, as Morgan has been rumored for months to be filling the vacancy that will be left by King when he retires. Weekly World News did learn, however, that it was a two-horse race and that Morgan beat out WWN’s own Ed Anger.
CNN President Jon Klein told the Associated Press that Morgan will “look at all aspects of the news with style and humor with an occasional good laugh in the process.”
Morgan, former editor of News of the World and Daily Mirror, appeared in the first season of The Celebrity Apprentice and barely beat out Trace Adkins for the top spot.
“Piers has made his name posing tough questions to public figures, holding them accountable for their words and deeds,” Klein added. “He is a natural fit with Anderson Cooper, Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker in our prime time lineup, and the ideal choice to update the storied tradition of newsmaker talk on CNN.”
That’s some high praise from the prez himself. Guess Ed Anger wasn’t the ideal choice – or a great fit for that matter.
“At the end of the day, we didn’t see enough humor out of Ed,” Klein told us. “He’s a very opinionated guy, who sticks to his guns, but we felt that he would just not be able to some playful banter with our guests. He would merely make them feel inadequate for not sharing the same views as his. Plus, he called me an idiot, and that was the icing on the cake.”
WWN reached out to Anger and got a few words of wisdom from him.
“I’m madder than the Jersey Shore cast at a spelling bee,” Anger told us. “Who is Piers? He doesn’t impress me. He’ll never get the ratings King got. Now there’s someone that can hold my attention. Whatever, not worth my time. Too many other problems that I need to give my two cents on – like Bill O’Reilly stealing my thunder and complaining about everything and anything. That’s my job!”