Ed McMahon

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Era of Celeb Endorsers Is Dying Along With Celebs

Iconic ads are history as audience splinters

(Newser) - There was a time viewers couldn't turn on the TV without seeing the King of Pop opening a Pepsi or hearing Karl Malden warning everyone not to leave home without an American Express card. But the recent death of mega sellers like Jackson, Malden, Farrah Fawcett, and Ed McMahon signals... More »

Iconic Sidekick Ed McMahon Dead at 86

Former Tonight Show sidekick fought cancer

(Newser) - Ed McMahon died last night in Los Angeles. The former Johnny Carson sidekick, 86, had long fought cancer and was recently admitted to the hospital with pneumonia, WAPT reports. Besides his Tonight Show role, McMahon was known for hosting Star Search and appearing on commercials handing giant checks to American... More »

Celebs Headed for Foreclosure

Jacko, Canseco, Ed McMahon fight for roofs over their heads

(Newser) - Even the famous aren't immune to foreclosure, as these celebrities, listed in Forbes, prove:
  • Xzibit: A pimped ride hasn’t been enough to pay the bills on his $536,000 Woodland Hills, Calif., home.
  • Jose Canseco: The ex-ballplayer, who penned a book on big-league steroids, stands to lose his $2.
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Ed McMahon Alive and Well; Mr. Pitt Goes to Washington

And Guy won't cry for you, Madonna

(Newser) - Reports of Ed McMahon’s ill health have been greatly exaggerated, Perez Hilton reports, quoting a rep who said the nearly-86-year-old “is alive and kicking, and is in fact amused by rumors of his demise.” More from the crazy world of gossip:
  • Do-gooder Brad Pitt is meeting with
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McMahon Has Pneumonia, Bone Cancer

(Newser) - Ed McMahon has been hospitalized for almost a month with pneumonia, and was recently diagnosed with bone cancer, Entertainment Tonight reports. McMahon’s wife, Pam, has been with the sickly former Tonight Show sidekick, and her “deep faith is helping her through this difficult time,” a source said.... More »

McMahon Home Woes Persist

Mystery buyer drops out, but Donald Trump may still spring for Beverly Hills mansion

(Newser) - Ed McMahon’s money woes continued this week when the sale of his house fell through. The mystery buyer who had topped Donald Trump's offer "did not perform on a specific point of the contract," McMahon's realtor said—although Trump's bid is apparently still on the table. McMahon's... More »

Buyer Trumps Donald for McMahon House

Anonymous buyer makes deal for Carson sidekick's mansion

(Newser) - Donald Trump won't be buying Ed McMahon's home after all, the AP reports. An anonymous buyer has made a deal to purchase the longtime Carson sidekick's foreclosure-threatened home. Trump had made an offer on the multi-million dollar Beverly Hills house after it became known that the 85-year-old McMahon was about... More »

Heeeeeeeeere's Donald!

Trump bails out Ed McMahon

(Newser) - Billionaire Donald Trump is giving a helping hand to 85-year-old Ed McMahon, who was about to lose his Beverly Hills home to foreclosure. Trump is buying the 6-bedroom house, listed at $4.6 million, and leasing the property back to McMahon so he can continue to live there, the Los ... More »

McMahon Sues Billionaire, Hospital Over Broken Neck

He blames unsafe stairs, shoddy care

(Newser) - Venerable TV sidekick and debtor Ed McMahon is suing two parties he says have contributed to his financial crisis, People reports. First, McMahon’s suit alleges that “unsafe entry stairs” at a billionaire investor’s home caused him to fall and break his neck; the second party is the... More »

Heeeeeeeeeeeeere's a Lawsuit!

$200K suit adds to McMahon's financial woes

(Newser) - Citibank has filed suit against former Johnny Carson sidekick Ed McMahon to recover $200,000 it loaned to the struggling actor, the AP reports. McMahon, 85, who has not worked since falling 18 months ago, also faces foreclosure on his Beverly Hills home. “If you spend more money than... More »

Carson Sidekick Faces Home Foreclosure

McMahon, out of work after injury, tries to keep $5M Beverly Hills pad

(Newser) - Former Johnny Carson sidekick Ed McMahon, 85 and out of work following a fall, is in negotiations with lenders to save his Beverly Hills home from foreclosure, the Wall Street Journal. He owed $644,000 on a $4.8 million loan as of February, plus $300,000 on a line... More »

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