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Carrie Prejean calls Larry King 'inappropriate' for asking her about why she's on his show



The strange saga of former Miss California Carrie Prejean took a turn for the surreal on Wednesday night's Larry King Live, with Prejean threatening to walk off the show because Larry dared to ask her about her settlement with the Miss California USA pageant. Even stranger, it turns out people really care what she says -- she was in Twitter's trending topics all day as the video clip of the interview (watch it above) went viral.

After a lengthy diatribe about how the "liberal media" unfairly attacks conservative women (Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Nancy Pelosi probably have a response to that), King asked Prejean about why she dropped claims of libel, slander and religious discrimination in her suit against the pageant. Carrie said she couldn't say, thanks to a confidentiality agreement.

"Why settle when you had a fight to carry on? You can't even say why you settled?" King pressed.

"Larry, it's completely confidential and you're being inappropriate," Prejean answered.

In the ensuing argument, it becomes vaguely apparent that Carrie may not even understand what her confidentiality agreement entails, although smart Juice*heads know that the answer may be that the pageant's attorney revealed a solo sex tape Prejean made when she was only 17 years old -- although that, too, may be untrue, since she may have been 20 but wanted people to think she was 17 so it wouldn't get out. That's the rumor, anyway.

King gets passive aggressice, saying "Okay, Inappropriate King Live continues," and going to a caller who asks about gay marriage, during which Prejean removes her microphone and chats with someone offstage, sitting at her desk like a spoiled brat instead of getting up and walking out like a truly indignant person would.

"I think you are being extremely inappropriate right now, and I'm about to leave your show," Prejean tells King, later saying it was wrong of Larry to take phone calls. Has she never watched the show? And this begs the question, if she doesn't want to talk about the stuff that's making her famous, why exactly does she think she deserves to be on Larry King Live?

We'd also like to note when Larry came back from commercial, she hadn't gone anywhere. She has a book to promote, you know.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:05am]


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