Monday, August 22, 2011

Jerry Lewis Not Returning to MDA Despite Reports

THR -- Jerry Lewis won't be returning to host the annual MDA telethon after all.
On Sunday, a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal said the comedian, would be returning to the Labor Day event this year.

But it turns out the story isn't true. His spokeswoman, Candi Cazau, denied the accuracy of the Review-Journal's original story to Reuters.

The original story, written by gossip columnist Norm Clarke, said that Lewis and been "reinstated" as host of the MDA telethon. Clarke later tweeted a clarification saying he meant "reconciled."

After announcing Lewis' departure, the MDA released a list of performers for the event that includes Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion and Steven Tyler.

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