Rep: Jerry Lewis Not Reinstated as Telethon Host
Jerry Lewis still isn't hosting this year's Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon.
Despite a Las Vegas Review-Journal report to the contrary, Lewis' spokeswoman, Candi Cazau, tells Reuters that his status has not changed.
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"Him being reinstated as the host of the MDA telethon is not accurate," Cazau said.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal had cited an unnamed source close to the comedian saying that Lewis and the MDA had made peace. The paper declined to comment to Reuters.
An e-mail to the MDA was not immediately returned.
In May, Lewis, who had hosted the telethon since 1966, announced he was retiring as MDA chairman and that this year's Labor Day weekend telethon would be his last. But earlier this month, the MDA said Lewis would not host the Sept. 4 show.
Jerry Lewis won't host this year's telethon
The quartet of Nigel Lythgoe, Jann Carl, Alison Sweeney and Nancy O'Dell will instead co-host the telethon, which will feature performances from Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion and Lady Antebellum.