Stars Come Out to Toast 20 Years of ‘Larry King'
October 7, 2005

From showbiz icons to presidents, Larry King has interviewed them all during his reign as the King of Talk. On Thursday night, King, his family and a plethora of Hollywood's hottest stars reunited for a Beverly Hills bash to mark 20 years of CNN's "Larry King Live."

King revealed to "Extra" that Frank Sinatra remains his all-time favorite guest, explaining, "He has everything you want in a guest: passion, sense of humor."

So which star is King's worst interview ever? "Robert Mitchum drove me nuts," he admitted. "But he got a good rating."

The Jackson family was among the news-making partygoers who came out to toast King, and Jermaine gave us an update on Michael. "Right now he's resting," Jermaine said. "And he's working on music for the Katrina thing."

And Kathy Hilton revealed how her daughter Paris was dealing with her broken engagement. "She's doing okay," Hilton said. "She thought about this long and hard, and I know that they love each other."

Meanwhile, Rod Stewart and his pregnant fiancée, Penny Lancaster, told us why they barely made it to the party. "She had this short number on and bent down to do her shoes, and it all split down the front," Stewart revealed.

And while it may be King's 20th anniversary, don't expect him to split from the airwaves anytime soon -- he says he has no plans to retire. "I really don't know what I'd do," King admitted. "I'd go nuts. They're going to have to carry me off."

So after 20 years, is there one big interview that King is still after? "Castro," he told us. "He's a fascinating figure to me."

Stars celebrate Larry King's 20 years of TV magic
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