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Mitchell Benson, famed sports columnist from, recently guest-hosted for Larry King on the CNN program "Larry King Live". Rumors now are circulating that Larry King is preparing to retire and will ask Mitchell to become the permanent host.

When asked about the Larry King hosting job, Mitchell downplayed the rumors.

"It was a cool thing to do for one night. I had alot of fun, and I was honored to have the chance to do it. But I seriously doubt if I'm going to become the permanent host. Especially since I can't talk yet."

Photo alteration done by Ted Benson. For more of Ted's work, click here.