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Jerry Lewis: MDA Pulls Plug on Labor Day Telethon

Jerry Lewis hosted the Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon on Labor Day Weekend for 45 years. On Friday, MDA executive vice-president Steve Ford announced the telethon has ended. For the last two years, what once was a 24-hour event, only received two hours of air time. “It’s not a 21-hour world anymore,” he said of the telethon, during which Jerry Lewis …

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Jerry Lewis: Muscular Dystrophy Telethon Ends, Marking the End of an Era

Jerry Lewis worked tirelessly for more than 45 years bringing together celebrities, his humor and viewers for an annual Labor Day telethon to benefit children suffering from Muscular Dystrophy. It seemed the country came together to watch celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez perform and man telephones as the tote board marked the millions of dollars coming …

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Jerry Lewis Makes Attempt To Clarify Comments

Jerry Lewis had some serious backpedaling to do after his comments a few years ago, and in his attempt, did graciously tip his hat to classic comediennes Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball, according to AP. The offensive comment that he made went something like he thought women were funny, but not when crude. I could agree, but some who are …

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Jerry Lewis Praises Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett

Jerry Lewis was full of praise Saturday for fellow comedians Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett while having prints of his hands and feet immortalized in the cement outside the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Lewis, 88, hasn’t always been a big proponent of female comedians. In fact, there was a time when Lewis said he didn’t like female comedians at …

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Jerry Lewis Doesn’t Find Crude Women Funny

Jerry Lewis isn’t impressed by female comics who cross the line into vulgarity. He simply doesn’t find them funny. The 88-year-old comedian and actor was once criticized for expressing what many believed was his distaste for female comics altogether. He clarified his comments, however, on Saturday when he was honored following the placing of his hands and feet in cement …

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Jerry Lewis Honored, Said Women Are Funny

Jerry Lewis was immortalized in hand and foot prints at famed TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday, and said that women are funny, but not when they are crude. The 88-year-old entertainer was criticized for expressing his distaste for female comedians a few years ago, but delivered clarifying comments on the matter after leaving his prints in cement …

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Jerry Lewis: Is His View Of Women In Comedy Sexist?

It’s been a popular criticism of women in comedy and now a famous old school star is adding his voice to the argument. Jerry Lewis says that he absolutely enjoyed old school comediennes Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett. Ball’s comedy is “brilliant” to Lewis while Burnett was deemed “the greatest female entrepreneur of comedy.” Lewis credits the talent of these …

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Larry King New Dean of Friars Club

Larry King was honored at a Friars Club dinner and roast just a couple of years back, but this week the retired host of Larry King Live was named as the club’s dean. The Friars Club is well known for its raunchy roasts of numerous celebrities throughout the years. King will replace outgoing dean Freddie Roman. He will serve as …

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“The Day The Clown Cried” Footage Leaked Online

“The Day The Clown Cried”, a 1972 Holocaust film directed by and starring Jerry Lewis, has been hidden away for years due to Lewis’s wishes that the public never see it. Now, pieces of the movie have been released online, and it’s garnering a lot of attention that Lewis would probably rather go away. Lewis plays a German circus clown …

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