Larry King and Shawn Southwick-King in March 2010
Larry King is not the world's most virtuous man. This is a guy who, in his Miami radio days, was arrested for grand larceny and eventually pleaded no contest to charges that he passed bad checks. He's embellished stories to the point that he probably really believes he grew up with Sandy Koufax, even though Koufax himself denies it.

And, of course, he's been married eight times to seven different women. His latest marriage, to the former Shawn Southwick, is now heading toward divorce, with allegations surfacing that King had an affair with his wife's younger sister.

Despite all of this, though, I still feel bad for the guy -- mainly because at 76, it seemed that he was finally getting it right.