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Carrie Prejean makes Larry King 20 percent more interesting

Larry King finally asked a question somebody did not want to answer.

Embattled former beauty pageant contestant Carrie Prejean tossed off her microphone, accused CNN show host King of "being inappropriate," and threatened to walk off "Larry King Live" Wednesday night after he asked her why she'd settled her lawsuit against the Miss California Pageant.

King immediately became 20 percent more interesting.

It all started when Prejean, who was dethroned as Miss California in June after lingerie-modeling photos of her emerged, stopped by King's show to promote new light-reading tome, "Still Standing, the Untold Story of My Fight Against Gossip, Hate and Political Attacks."

They were getting along like pledge sisters. King wondered "Who is your hero?" and Carrie confessed, "Sarah Palin is my hero." King noted "You characterize yourself as being Palinized. What do you mean?" and Carrie explained "there is this double standard that conservative women are fair game to be attacked and it's not right and it needs to stop."

But suddenly, about half way through this love-fest, Carrie got all up in Larry's grill, unclipping her microphone, threatening to walk off the show and strewing the word "inappropriate" all over the studio like confetti when he asked her why she had settled her claims of slander and religious discrimination against the Miss USA Pageant.

At first, she tried to blow him off with the old "as part of the mediation it's completely confidential" gag.

But Larry persevered, not understanding the Why The Face she was getting her cami-knickers in such a bunch -- maybe because just a few minutes earlier she had confirmed on the show that she made a "sexual type tape" for a boyfriend and had prattled on merrily about how she takes "complete responsibility for the decisions that I made when I was a teenager and I've learned a lot from it."

"Larry, you're being inappropriate - you really are," Carrie scolded, her white, white teeth flashing dangerously, her blonde, blonde hair shining menacingly.

"Inappropriate King Live continues. Detroit, hello," King said, moving on to viewer questions.

But Carrie thought she was not going to have to talk to the little people.

Even worse for our Carrie, the first question was:

"I'm a gay man and I love pageants. I'm sure that you, Carrie, have got great gay friends that helped you possibly win. What would you give them as advice if they wanted to get married?

This was, of course, a sensitive point for Carrie, what with her having declared in April on national TV during the Miss USA pageant that she was opposed to same-sex marriage when asked that very question by gossip blogger Perez Hilton who, for reasons perhaps best known to NBC and Donald Trump -- who co-own the pageant -- had been asked to be one of the pageant's judges.

So Carrie took off the microphone, and appeared to be talking to someone off-camera, but did not - contrary to what you may have heard -- leave the set.

King cut to commercial break. When they returned, King noted Carrie did not want to take phone calls from viewers.

"Yes, that was the agreement that you had with my publicist," Carrie said.

King said he had not gotten the memo, adding "And, I meant nothing of the question."

"Right -- and this is you and I talking and I appreciate that," Carrie responded, her white, white teeth flashing cheerily, her blonde, blonde hair shining invitingly.

Okay, what are you going to do next?" King asked, preparing to duck and cover.

"Oh my gosh. I'm just so excited to be, you know, promoting this book! I'm so excited to be an author now! I'm 22 years old and I think I've accomplished so much!"

Is there anything like live TV?

Here's the interview:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  November 12, 2009; 2:13 PM ET
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what What WHAT has she "accomplished?"

Posted by: fmjk | November 12, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

@fmjk You ask what she has accomplished? You think hair like that colors and waves itself?

Posted by: tat8er | November 12, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Oh, yeah, Larry King is such a liberal conspirator!

Posted by: sistererasma | November 12, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Apparently "accomplished" now mean "tool".

Posted by: EricS2 | November 12, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

I meant "means" d'oh

I guess she didn't have an heroes growing up. So sad.

Posted by: EricS2 | November 12, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

She has accomplished a breast enhancement procedure (at the expense of someone else) in an effort to win a competition based on physical appearance and made an explicit SEXT to her boyfriend at the ripe age of 17. And now, experienced young Christian woman that she is, she wishes to pass judgment on others about who they may marry while protecting herself from not being judged by others because she's like learned a lot, you know.

Posted by: VirginiaReader1 | November 12, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

The boyfriend claims that Prejean made the tape when she was a presumably older and wiser 20, not a young and misguided 17.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | November 12, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

what What WHAT has she "accomplished?"
She managed to keep her hair perfectly still while the "wind" blew her shirt open in that topless pic of her.

Posted by: onlytheshadowknows1 | November 12, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

What a useless piece of trash! Why do we even give idiots like this air time??

Larry, better to interview someone who really is doing something positive for the human race.


Posted by: wxdancer | November 12, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to keep watching this post; I really wonder if anyone on this earth can find one positive thing to say about this person.

Unless someone comes along and tells me otherwise, she is the nadir (or apogee, depending on how you look at it) of the conservative attempt to promote misinformation and non-empathetic positions in their effort to make Americans think just like them.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 12, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

What has she accomplished?

National exposure as someone who can look directly into the camera and distort who she is, what she is, while declaring values she doesn't have and beliefs she doesn't follow.

Natch, she's a "conservative".. a member of a class of people with an obsessive/compulsive disorder (but of course, won't admit to it.

She is especially accomplished at ducking and dodging anyone who might point out the discrepancies (which are legion) between her stated opinions and her actions.

There should be a laugh track playing behind any appearances she makes in the future.

Posted by: BellsBlu2 | November 12, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Maybe she is saying she was only 17 years old so that no one will dare release it and be investigated for distributing child p*rn. Although that is a pretty risky bluff because she would then be opening herself to a manufacturing charge.

Posted by: buffysummers | November 12, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse


Palin and Bachmann are "attacked" because they are bimbo's.

And this little miss prissy just added herself to the bimbo hall of fame collection of the wingnut party.

Posted by: mdpilot | November 12, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Hasn't this girl's 15 minutes of fame long since passed? By the time Christmas rolls around, I'm sure I'll be seeing this book on the Dollar Store shelf with all the other dusty books that don't move in the real book stores.

Posted by: jeiken | November 12, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Hmm, her idol is Palin. That says a lot right there. Both this nit wit and that nit wit love to talk their psuedo-conservative, fraudulent Christian, brand of b.s., and both bristle if anyone dares ask them a question.

Posted by: sonny2 | November 12, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

If it weren't for their very pretty faces these two would never have been heard from. Both would have been fortunate to gain entry level jobs at McDonald's. And no, I'm not a disgruntled, unattractive woman. My past includes stints as pledge queen at my university and prom queen and beauty queen in high school. No sour grapes here. Just a painful truth.

Posted by: m_richert | November 12, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Hmm. I didn't think holier-than-thou, do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do "Christians" made sex tapes. Can you say "hypocrite?" :)

Posted by: Brittman1 | November 12, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

There are about 299,999,999 people in the United States more interesting than Carrie Prejean.

Posted by: homer4 | November 12, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I watch Fox News, and I have heard no criticism of her sex tape on that network, so she must be okay. Making a sex tape is okay if you have the right political views. Just what conservatives accuse liberals of.

Posted by: Sutter | November 12, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

The question is more like: Is there anything like so many annoying idiots getting air time and ink. Between her and palin, I highly doubt there's a full brain.

Posted by: MILWI | November 12, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

good for her. larry is plain dumber than the words wriiten on the paper he reads from. and the gay guy caller was just an ignorant ass for baiting her. i would have told them both to f off.

Posted by: jrzshor | November 12, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

She's been seen naked on the Internet AND appeared on TV. What else is there to be done?

Posted by: TheProFromDover | November 12, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what newspaper she reads.

Posted by: Carole5520 | November 12, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Not too difficult to see why she admires Palin, inasmuch as the two are so much alike: neither has command of the language and neither realizes how very stupid she really is.

Posted by: Diogenes | November 12, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

@jrzshor: She should have "told [the gay man and Larry King] to f off" for what? Asking her questions? Traditionally, when people go on talk shows, they answer questions. That's the whole point. Ms. Prejean created a whole persona around being "victimized" for her anti-gay rights views. Her preference for "opposite marriage" as the only legal option is, you know, the only reason she is in/famous in the first place.

Posted by: RJ24 | November 12, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

I didn't watch IT... I didn't read THIS... I just wonder WHY anyone cares.

Posted by: whocares666 | November 12, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

I didn't watch IT... I didn't read THIS... I just wonder WHY anyone cares.

Posted by: whocares666 | November 12, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

I didn't watch IT... I didn't read THIS... I just wonder WHY anyone cares.

Posted by: whocares666 | November 12, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

I think she's perfect to share the ticket with Sarah Palin.

Dumb and Dumber in 2012.

Posted by: dfc102 | November 12, 2009 6:58 PM | Report abuse

From what I hear about the video, her nickname should be Hands Solo.

Posted by: jethro1 | November 12, 2009 8:24 PM | Report abuse

This article made me go poop.

Posted by: dlkimura | November 12, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Surprise, surprise! Carrie lied about the sex tape, too. Turns out she made it when she was 20, and the boyfriend says he's got a bunch more of them. What is it about Christians and the truth, anyway??

Posted by: MagicDog1 | November 13, 2009 12:03 AM | Report abuse

larry king; "hello, tonight we have the bimbo from california with us."

clap! clap! clap! clap!
clap! clap! clap! clap!

bimbo; "hello larry. you're inappropriate."

larry king; "what?"

bimbo; "you're inappropriate."

larry king; "i see. so, tell us why you have lied to the entire world about your values..."

bimbo; "you're being inappropriate."

larry king; "yes, you told me that."

bimbo; "you're inappropriate."

larry king; "that's nice."

bimbo; "i'm serious. you're inappropriate."

larry king; "i'm sure i am. would you mind putting on your microphone again so that we may hear you?"

bimbo; "no. you're inappropriate."

larry king; "yes, we have all heard you say that..."

bimbo; "i might walk off the show..."

larry king; "and?"

bimbo; "i'm warning you.."

larry king; "and?"

bimbo; "i'm serious.."

larry king; "and?"

bimbo; "larry, you are so inappropriate!!"

larry king; "screw you, b*tch. and now, we have a commercial for dove soap. it's soothing while being affordable. we'll be back in 60 seconds."

bimbo; "larry, you are so inappropriate!"

larry king; "hey b*tch. do you have a brain?"

bimbo; "what? are you being inappropriate?"

larry king; "oh bite me. security? get this piece of crap out of my studio."

bimbo; "you are soooo inappropriate!"

Posted by: AuthoritativeAuthoritarian | November 13, 2009 12:06 AM | Report abuse

her 15 minutes of fame are on.. and counting down rapidly... tick tick tick tick tick...

bob from the side gallery shouts out, "yea, but not unless she does well in the donkey show!!!!!"

well yea, that of course went without saying.

Posted by: AuthoritativeAuthoritarian | November 13, 2009 12:12 AM | Report abuse

NEWSFLASH: The donkey has rejected the bimbo. He doesn't want anything to do with her.

"uh oh" says bob, from the side gallery, "she's over with!"

Posted by: AuthoritativeAuthoritarian | November 13, 2009 12:16 AM | Report abuse

I find myself simultaneously repulsed and fascinated. This woman is a public relations nightmare. Although she is getting alot of attention--that was the goal, right?. Larry, sorry that you had to endure her. Apparently she thought the the questions would be directed at her brilliant and long awaited literary debut...who would have thought otherwise?

Posted by: parrowm | November 13, 2009 3:47 AM | Report abuse

Who cares what she's accomplished.

She's hot and I never tire of looking at her.

All the politically correct Washington gays and ugly women are up in's all jealousy.

Posted by: BethesdaDog | November 13, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse


Pookster: love your columns & chats. Didn't get this Q into your chat today in time:

Pookie: could you please do a column about that surprisingly good show (mostly) -- Sons of Anarchy aka Samcro aka SOA the complexities of a good/bad law-breaking outlaw motorcycle club on Fox-cable. Arc/stories include allusions and references to Shakespeare, Oedipus & all sorts of great literature & mythology as well as orgies, porn, gangs & gratuitous violence.

and especially have lots of delicious photos of 'Jax' (Charlie Hunnam who I only recently discovered is a Brit)!

Katey Sagal is terrific in it.

Posted by: flacan | November 13, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

She says she accomplished so much.

But my question is - did she even write the book herself???

Posted by: charley42 | November 19, 2009 8:18 AM | Report abuse

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