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Jerry Lewis' The Day The Clown Cried To Be Released In A Decade

The funnyman wrote, directed and starred in the 1972 film, about a clown forced to lead Jewish children into the gas chambers of a Nazi concentration camp during World War Two, but he...

Joan Collins Honoured By Friars Club

The Dynasty star joined the comedy institution in a ceremony at the fabled Manhattan club which was hosted by veteran comedian Jerry Lewis, and she made the crowd laugh with a self-deprecating speech....

Jerry Lewis' Labor Day Telethon Scrapped

Officials at the charity insist the the event has become less appealing in recent years. Celebrities like Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and Michael Jackson have performed on the telethon, which was first...

Jerry Lewis To Be Honoured By Broadcasters Association

The TV and movie legend has been named this year's (15) recipient of the organisation's Distinguished Service Award, in honour of his decades of work in entertainment, and his ongoing efforts as the...

Polly Bergen, Us Actress Known For 'Cape Fear', Has Died Aged 84

Polly Bergen, the US actress best known for her roles in such classic films as Cape Fear and for her television appearances on The Sopranos and Desperate Housewives, has died at the age of 84.Polly...

Quentin Tarantino At Cannes: "Digital Projection Is The Death Of Cinema"

Quentin Tarantino has spoken out again about the changes and development in cinema since his youth. Digital Vs. traditional technology continues to be a hot topic amongst film makers with numerous high profile names arguing...

Jerry Lewis Is Still Not A Fan Of Female Comedians

Jerry Lewis say wha-??? The beloved comedian has earned his right to an opinion in the standup world, but his latest statement had more than a few eyebrows raised. On Saturday, Lewis left his hand...

Movie Reviews: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

For a film contrived principally for the kiddies, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is surprisingly receiving some mighty enthusiastic reviews from ordinarily jaded adult movie critics, although the review by Miriam Bale in...

Rare Film Footage Of Jerry Lewis' The Day The Clown Cried Surfaces Online

Previously unseen footage of Jerry Lewis' infamous movie The Day The Clown Cried has surfaced online, 31 years after the legendary comedian pulled the film from release.The funnyman wrote, starred in and directed the 1972...

Jerry Lewis' Controversial Clown Film Footage Released After 41 Years

Acclaimed entertainer and director Jerry Lewis has seen footage of a film he helped make 41 years ago surface online after he swore it would never see the light of day. The movie, entitled The...

"Lost" Jerry Lewis Film Debuts On Youtube

Ordinarily it's a cause for celebration when a long lost film is found, but it won't be for Jerry Lewis, who has done his best over the years to keep his The Day the Clown...

Muscular Dystrophy "Telethon" To Become Two-hour Special

The Muscular Dystrophy Assn., whose annual telethon had been associated with Jerry Lewis for 45 years (Jerry's Kids) before the MDA unceremoniously dropped him as host and national chairman in 2011, is planning another big...

87-Year-old Jerry Lewis In France For Screening Of New Movie

Jerry Lewis returned to the country where he is regarded as a veritable cinematic deity. At the Cannes Film Festival, where his film Max Rose is being screened out of the main competition, the 87-year-old...

Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis And Martin Scorsese Reunite For King Of Comedy Screening At Tribeca Film Festival

The King of Comedy is thirty years old and to celebrate the momentous anniversary, the star of the mad-cap kidnap comedy Robert De Niro decided to air a special screening of the movie at the...

Jack Black Lands Friars Club Roast

Jack Black will follow in the footsteps of Quentin Tarantino, Barbra Streisand, Jerry Lewis and Billy Crystal when he is inducted into New York's legendary Friars Club.A host of comics and former colleagues will poke...

Jerry Lewis Heading Back To Work

Comedy icon Jerry Lewis is bouncing back after his recent hospitalisation by kicking off rehearsals for a new play.The 86-year-old actor/director collapsed on Tuesday (12Jun12) just hours before he was due to hand Tom Cruise...

Jerry Lewis Collapses Before Tom Cruise Award Presentation

Jerry Lewis was rushed to hospital on Tuesday night (June 12, 2012) just moments before he was due to present Tom Cruise with an award at a prestigious Friars Club event. 86 year old Lewis...

Jerry Lewis Released From Hospital

Comedian Jerry Lewis has been released from hospital after collapsing at a Friars Club gala in New York on Tuesday night (12Jun12).The TV and movie veteran was scheduled to present Tom Cruise with the organisation's...

Tom Cruise Receives Entertainment Icon Award

Tom Cruise received the Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award in New York last night (12.06.12). The 'Rock of Ages' star became only the fourth person ever to be presented with the award - following in...

Tom Cruise Honoured By Friars Club

Jerry Lewis missed out on handing Tom Cruise the Friars Club's highest honour on Tuesday night (12Jun12) after he collapsed just hours before he was due onstage in New York.The Top Gun actor became the...

Tom Cruise To Receive Entertainment Icon Award

Tom Cruise is set to receive the Friars Club's Entertainment Icon Award. The 'Rock of Ages' actor will become only the fourth person ever to be presented with the award - along Hollywood legends Douglas...

Nutty Professor To Lecture Broadway In November

Jerry Lewis' cult comedy The Nutty Professor will hit the Broadway stage as a musical in November (12), according to the funnyman himself.Lewis let the news slip to the The Wall Street Journal while celebrating...

Jerry Lewis Not Part Of Annual Telethon

Funnyman Jerry Lewis was a no-show at the 46th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon on Sunday (04Sep11), despite reports suggesting he had been reinstated as host following a dispute with organisers.British TV mogul Nigel Lythgoe...

Jerry Lewis Back As Labor Day Telethon Host

Comedian Jerry Lewis has been reinstated as the host of America's Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon after reconciling with charity bosses.Lewis has hosted the event annually since 1966, but the 85 year old was...

Jerry Lewis Ousted As Telethon Host

In a statement shocking for its perfunctory character, the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced on Thursday that Jerry Lewis would not appear on this year's telethon and that he would no longer act as the group's...

Jerry Lewis Will Not Host Final Labor Day Telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis will miss out on hosting the Labor Day weekend Muscular Dystrophy Association (Mda) telethon, despite insisting this year's (11) event would be his final turn as host.The Nutty Professor star announced plans...

Jerry Lewis Scraps More Shows

Veteran comedian Jerry Lewis has cancelled the Sydney leg of his Australian charity tour as he recovers following his hospitalisation for exhaustion.The comedian/actor planned the shows to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, of...

Jerry Lewis Feeling 'Fine' After Hospitalisation

Veteran entertainer Jerry Lewis is feeling "fine" after he was hospitalised for exhaustion in Australia on Friday (24Jun11).The comedian/actor pulled out of a sold-out fundraiser for The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia in Sydney at the...

Jerry Lewis Rushed To Hospital In Sydney

Jerry Lewis, the legendary Hollywood actor and comedian, was taken ill last night in Sydney, and was unable to take the stage. E! Online reported that 85 year-old Jerry Lewis, who shot to fame as...

Jerry Lewis Cancels Australia Show Due To Poor Health

Comedian/actor Jerry Lewis has cancelled a planned performance in Australia due to poor health.The star was set to take the stage for a sold-out show with The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia in Sydney on Friday...

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