Monday, August 20, 2007

Jerry Lewis Interview Set for Wednesday

E-mail me or post your questions here. Let me know what you want to know. We'll probably tape "The Strip" on Wednesday this week instead of Tuesday to fit this in.

I was told that Jerry is NOT angry with me. Mr. Saphire is another matter.

12 comments:

robertw4771 said...

Wow. That was some story about the request for money. I think the Pro guy/agent was trying to make some money. I am looking forward to a great inverview with Lewis. Some people like him and others hate him, but it is interesting no matter what.

dan kane said...

Yeah, well, let's see if he follows thru with that. I've heard he likes to cancel. Good luck.

Janey said...

Oh, come on. Jerry Lewis has class. He's a good guy. Does a lot for charity. Don't be so hard on him just because he had a nincompoop of an assistant.

Anonymous said...

Please: The next thing that Jerry Lewis does that isn't self-serving will be the first. That he has conflated his own personal interests with those of people with those of people with neuromuscular disease is a scandal worthy of a book.

Anonymous said...

Time is money, you big cry baby.

Once you have reached a level like he has, he doenst have time for interviews like yours. if you really need one, itll cost you.

it's business, sweetheart.

it's pathetic that you cried and pouted and posted a letter on your site.

very low of you.

janey said...

Was that Rick Saphire again? No, sir, the legit news media does not pay for interviews. maybe some tabloids do, but not the actual, proper media. I think it's fantastic that Steve blew this out into the open so people could see the greed and lies that go on in Hollywood. Bravo, Steve, and a terrific use of your blog!

Anonymous said...

earth to this lame blog: You are not legit news media!!

lol

dan kane said...

earth to lame anonymous coward: have you seen the archive of this guy's work on his website?

Mark Ebert said...

I don't know if it's too late to leave a question for Jerry, but I hope you ask him about his plans for a Nutty Professor Broadway and that you ask when the animated Nutty Professor will be released on DVD. Jerry is wonderful!

~Mark Ebert

Dave Lifton said...

Apparently Saphire has the time to make anonymous posts on blogs now...

Ryan said...

Wow... this has now been reported elsewhere...

http://www.imdb.com/news/wenn

see the August 22nd entry.

Ryan said...

The quote:

"Jerry Lewis has fired his publicist Rick Saphire after he allegedly demanded $20,000 from the media to interview the legendary funnyman. The King Of Comedy star, 81, was furious when Saphire allegedly told Newsweek journalist Steve Friess that Lewis had set up an interview fee in recent years in a bid to reduce the amount of media one-to-ones he carried out. Friess quotes Saphire on his blog as saying, "It's a healthy sum, but any story about him receives international attention and raises readership." Since Friess went public with Saphire's alleged demands, Lewis has now terminated his employment and has arranged an interview with the journalist."