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She explains that “after some gentle guidance,” she persuaded Mr. King to bag the huge eyeglasses he favored in the 1980s and 1990s, which overwhelmed his face, and switch to the more subdued style he wears now. “People wrote in and said they noticed the difference, and that’s all it took.”

But it doesn’t stop there.

Mrs. King, who is a singer and mother to the couple’s young sons, also tells us she likes to help him match his ties with his trademark suspenders.

The Kings will perform together June 19 and 20 at the Encore in Las Vegas. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Larry King Cardiac Foundation. The Missus will sing, and “the king of talk” will, well, talk about life and his favorite interviews.

This, apparently, is nothing new for the lovebirds. Mrs. King told us with a mischievous smile, “We perform at home all the time.”

Chilean chills

The Latin American restaurant Ceiba was as hot as its famous salsa this week, thanks to a smokin’ guest from the homeland. We hear that Mario Kreutzberger, known to millions as “Don Francisco,” the host of Univision’s TV megahits “Sabado Gigante” and “Don Francisco Presenta,” slipped into the hot spot on 14th Street Northwest to sample the special Chilean Week menu prepared by Chilean guest chef Matias Palomo.

In his native Chile, Mr. Kreutzberger, also known as Latin America’s David Letterman, is a national hero, thanks to his fundraising efforts for hospitals. His dinner companions included one of his biggest D.C.-based fans, Chilean Ambassador Jose Goni.

“The other diners were almost as excited as the staff,” Ceiba general manager Janice Conner told us. “We were delighted to host them all — especially while Chef Palomo is with us.”

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