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Jerry Lewis To Step Down As Telethon Host

Comedian Jerry Lewis is to step down as the host of America's annual Labor Day weekend Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon after 45 years.The Nutty Professor star will make his final appearance as the TV marathon's...

Lewis' Comedy Remakes Heading To The Big Screen

JERRY LEWIS' slapstick humour is heading back to the big screen - the funnyman has signed a deal to remake his most successful comedies.Artificial Intelligence Entertainment and Social Capital Films have acquired the remake rights...

Forbidden Planet Star Anne Francis Dies

Hollywood actress Anne Francis has died aged 80. The American actress - who is best known for her role in the 50s cult classic movie 'Forbidden Planet' - was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007...

Lewis Lands Lifetime Award From Friars Club

Veteran funnyman JERRY LEWIS was the toast of America's comedy circuit on Wednesday night (29Sep10) when he was honoured by New York's legendary Friars Club.The entertainment legend was handed a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for...

Lewis Takes Aim At Lohan

Showbusiness veteran JERRY LEWIS has nothing but tough love for troubled actress LINDSAY LOHAN - he wants to punch her in the mouth.The funnyman admits he has no tolerance for young celebrities - and he...

Film Greats To Appear At Hollywood Festival

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel has lined up an all-star cast of Hollywood veterans to appear at its upcoming Classic Film Festival from April 22-25 and discuss their experiences making some of the most memorable...

100-Year-old Oscar Winner Rainer To Make Rare Appearance

Luise Rainer, who won back-to-back best actress Oscars in 1936 and 1937 for The Great Zigfeld and The Good Earth but who has rarely made public appearances since then, has agreed to introduce a restored...

Gary Lewis Slates His Father Over His Brother's Death

Gary Lewis, the pop star son of comedian Jerry Lewis, has blamed his father for the death of his younger brother. The 1960s Gary Lewis and The Playboys frontman has suggested that his comedian father...

Jerry Lewis Reviving The Nutty Professor On Broadway

Eighty-three-year-old Jerry Lewis will join the list of Hollywood personalities bringing stage versions of their movie work to Broadway, published reports said Monday. He is expected to direct a musical version of his 1963 film...

Lewis To Take Nutty Professor To Broadway

Legendary funnyman JERRY LEWIS is to make his Broadway directorial debut with a musical based on his hit movie THE NUTTY PROFESSOR.Hitmakers Rupert Holmes and Marvin Hamlisch have teamed up to create the score for...

Lewis' Cannes Fall No Big Deal

Funnyman JERRY LEWIS' representatives have dismissed reports the veteran comic is ill after he took a tumble at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Friday (15May09). Lewis, 83, is in France to promote his new...

Lewis Honoured With Humanitarian Oscar

Veteran comedian JERRY LEWIS will be honoured with an Academy Award for his humanitarian work at next year's (09) Oscars ceremony. The 82 year old is set to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at...

Lewis Lambasted For 'Homophobic' Slur

Veteran comedian JERRY LEWIS has come under fire from gay rights advocates after he made a seemingly homophobic comment on an Australian TV show. The 82-year-old made an appearance on a chatshow Down Under to...

Lewis Refuses To Quit

Veteran comedian JERRY LEWIS has refused to quit performing - because he gets better with age. Lewis' career spans over 50 years - but has vowed to continue despite being 82-years-old. He says, "A break?...

Actor Kim Chan Dies

Chinese actor KIM CHAN, who has starred in films alongside ROBERT DE NIRO, JERRY LEWIS and JACKIE CHAN, has died. Kim Chan, born in 1917, passed away on Sunday (05Oct08) in Brooklyn, New York. His...

Lewis Gun Charges Dropped

LATEST: A judge in Las Vegas has dismissed a gun charge against comedian JERRY LEWIS. The veteran funnyman was stopped by airport police in the city in July (08) after they found an unloaded firearm...

Lewis' Gun Controversy Was A Foolish Mistake

Beloved comic JERRY LEWIS insists his forgetfulness was to blame for a recent airport incident, which left him red faced over a concealed gun in his luggage. The ageing funnyman was stopped by airport police...

Jerry Lewis Cited For Hidden Gun In Las Vegas Airport

Veteran comedian JERRY LEWIS was tackled by guards at Las Vegas's MCCarran Airport on Friday (25Jul08) after they found a gun in his carry-on luggage. Staff spotted the weapon in the 82 year old's bag...

Lewis Representative Campaigning For Top U.s. Honour

The man allegedly fired by JERRY LEWIS over claims he charged a freelance journalist thousands to interview the funnyman is now fighting to land the comedian the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. Entertainment svengali Rick...

Jerry Lewis Apologises For Gay Slur

LATEST: Comedian JERRY LEWIS has publicly apologised for using the word "fag" during his annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon. The funnyman caused controversy during the Labor Day (03Sep07) fundraiser when he called a family member...

Lewis Slips Up During Telethon

Funnyman JERRY LEWIS caused controversy during his 42nd annual Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon on Monday (03Sep07) when he called a family member an "illiterate faggot". The comedian was in the 17th hour of...

Lewis' Rep Slams Entertainment Tonight

LATEST: JERRY LEWIS' spokeswoman has hit out at bosses on U.S. TV show ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, accusing of them of taking the comedian's comments about MERV GRIFFIN out of context. Speaking on the show, Lewis said...

Jerry Lewis: 'Merv Griffin Deserved To Die'

MERV GRIFFIN "deserved to die" because he avoided treating his prostate cancer, according to comedian JERRY LEWIS. Griffin, the brains behind game shows like Jeopardy and Wheel Of Fortune, died earlier this month (Aug07) at...

Jerry Lewis Fires Publicist

JERRY LEWIS has fired his publicist RICK SAPHIRE after he allegedly demanded $20,000 (GBP10,000) from the media to interview the legendary funnyman. The King Of Comedy star, 81, was furious when Saphire allegedly told Newsweek...

Lewis: 'I Thought Heart Attack Would Kill Me'

Legendary comedian JERRY LEWIS was convinced he was going to die when he suffered a second heart attack last year (06). The 81-year-old, who had his first heart attack in the 1980s, feared he'd never...

Kramer's Widow Plans Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Sequel

The widow of the late STANLEY KRAMER is bringing the director's cult comedy IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD back to the big screen, and she wants GEORGE CLOONEY and DONALD TRUMP to join...

Schwartzman's Fischer Tops Movie Nerd List

JASON SCHWARTZMAN's portrayal of MAX FISCHER in cult movie RUSHMORE has topped a new poll to find the greatest film nerd. Fischer beat ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL's FARMER TED in 1984's SIXTEEN CANDLES and JERRY LEWIS'...

Lewis Telethon Breaks Record

Veteran funnyman JERRY LEWIS' 41st annual Labour Day holiday telethon has raised a record $61 million (GBP33.9 million) for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Contributions sent in during the mammoth event in Las Vegas beat last...

Lewis' Telethon Raises Record Amount

Comedian JERRY LEWIS' annual Labor Day telethon for muscular dystrophy raised a record $61 million (GBP34 million) in contributions and pledges over the US holiday weekend (ends04SEP06). The telethon returned to Las Vegas, Nevada after...

Lewis Attacks Gibson

JERRY LEWIS has taken a swipe at MEL GIBSON over the anti-Semitic comments he made when he was arrested for alleged drink-driving in July (06). Gibson was forced to publicly apologise after it emerged he...

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