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Here’s Hoping Jerry Lewis Donates Big to His Own Telethon

Heading into Labor Day weekend, there continues to be much written about the absence of Jerry Lewis from the MDA telethon. In an op ed today in the Las Vegas Sun for example, Robin Leach suggests that the lack of a Lewis mention in the last two MDA press releases is “not only downright rude and disgraceful, but also a tragedy.”

Hmmm, that may be overstating it a bit. But we get Leach’s overall point, as echoed by many others. What the heck happened between the MDA and its former celebrity champion to trigger such an ugly, public divorce?

Amy Wallace‘s fantastic recent GQ interview with Lewis took place before the whole MDA morass. Lewis himself meanwhile has hinted that he will only possibly comment after the conclusion of this weekend’s six-hour TV broadcast.

FishbowlLA thinks Lewis should take the high road. Right around the time that he would normally have cued up his signature song “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” we would like to hear the new host(s) announce a big, fat mid-six-figures donation from the man who made the MDA. That, in our humble opinion, would be a move befitting a true king of both comedy and charity.

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