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MDA Telethon Host Says Yesterday that Jerry Lewis is “Always Welcome”

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The annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon took place yesterday, and while it might have been sans Jerry Lewis, that doesn’t mean that big elephant in the room wasn’t talked about.

In fact, it was mentioned many times over.  American Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe and co-hosts Jann Carl, Nancy O’Dell and Alison Sweeney spent five minutes after being introduced talking about Lewis and his lifelong legacy to the association, saying that Lewis “retired”:

“There appeared to be an elephant in the room, and it’s one that you go talk about…This guy is someone who’s put this whole thing together…It has to continue without him and we are going to need a lot of help from everybody to ensure that it does continue…Because Jerry, bless him, is 85 and isn’t going to be around forever anyway. And the MDA and this telethon has to continue.”

Many of the celebrity guests and performers also commented on Lewis’ absence, including Celine Dion, who called him a friend.  And during the show’s closing minutes, a two-minute montage was played, showing classic moments of Lewis dancing, speaking, singing, and being with his famous friends and the children that he loved so much.

While there was never any public comment from Lewis or his PR team about his departure, and besides the comments during the show, nothing else has been said by the association, Lythgoe still told the Associated Press that he wished he had seen the star at some point:

“I was fully expecting him to turn up at any point and join that six hours — and I’m sorry he didn’t…And hopefully another year he might. I mean, he knows that he is always welcome on the telethon. It’s his baby.”

Lewis publicist Candi Cazau said in the past that Lewis never agreed to any appearance, recorded or live.

In his 45-year run as chairman, Lewis raised a total of $1.66 billion.  This year, according to officials, it raised $61.5 million, an increase of about $2.6 million over last year.

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Amber Riley Performs Beautiful Tribute To Naya Rivera On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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RIP.

Whenever Amber Riley and Naya Rivera combined their insurmountable talents on the hit show Glee there was an almost tangible magic that left fans in awe of the powerhouse duo. Playing Mercedes Jones and Santana Lopez respectively, the two characters may not have always seen eye to eye but when they joined you knew you were in for a memorable performance. It is sad to think that we will never get another “River Deep, Mountain High” or “The Boy Is Mine” moment after Rivera’s passing last month but there is something special in knowing Riley will carry the torch for her fallen costar forever.

On Thursday night introduced by guest-host Lil Rel, Riley virtually appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!  to perform a new song from her EP entitled “A Moment” which was dedicated to Rivera. “Not too long ago we both lost a really amazing friend in a tragic accident and we both will miss her forever,” said Lil Rel. The performance is displayed in black and white and features Riley singing in front of a montage of photos of her former co-star. It is truly stunning.

Check out the tribute below.

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You Will Have Hearts In Your Eyes When You See Cardi B’s New Hair Do

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Wait till you see her WAP (Wonderfully Artistic Pigtails)

Cardi B has never shied away from a bold look and her latest hair do is proof of that.

The 27-year-old “WAP” singer…song of the year IMO…took to Instagram Tuesday night to show off her pink, heart-shaped pigtails and people are loving the look. In the short video Cardi asks fans if they would “go to the club with your hair like this” and I think we can all agree that this look would definitely turn heads at the clurb.

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The artistic hair do was crafted by Cardi’s long time longtime stylist Tokyo Stylez and took at least three hours to complete. Fans commented about how beautiful the unique hairstyle is but questioned how the rapper was going to sleep that night. Let’s hope those pigtails can be twisted off and be thrown on the nightstand.

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Check It Out, Joe Jonas Has Shocked His Fans With His New Look

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I’m a sucker for his new do.

It doesn’t matter if you are more of a “Nick” or a “Kevin” or a “Joe” when it comes to loving the Jonas Brothers. All that matters is that you all agree with me that Joe is obviously the most attractive of the three brothers and that’s just a fact. I’m sorry but I don’t make the rules.

The 31-year old stunned fans today earlier today when he debuted a shocking new look on his Instagram. Sporting a black t-shirt and those signature dark, furry-Murray eyebrows, Joe flashed his new platinum blond buzzcut. I know I might be in the minority here but I do love when these Hollywood hotties switch it up and do the blond thing. I loved it on Adam Levine. I loved it on Zac Efron. I even found myself oddly drawn to the OG platinum stud, James Michael Tyler aka Gunther from Friends.

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Perhaps the new do is a part of Joe’s daddy-makeover as he and his wife, Sophie Turner, recently welcomed their first child, Willa. A source told ET “Sophie and Joe have named their daughter Willa. The couple’s bond has gotten even stronger since the addition of their daughter. Although circumstances are different right now because of the [coronavirus] pandemic, Joe was there for the birth of his daughter. The couple is happy they now have time to spend at home with their daughter and get used to their new life together.”

Be still my heart.

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