Lewis Calls It Quits


» “NO WORD YET on whether the telethon will continue without him, perhaps with a younger, spryer host like Regis Philbin.”
AVclub.com is unsure of the future of the fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, now that Jerry Lewis has announced he’ll be stepping away from the show for the first time in 45 years.

» “DESPITE WHAT HE SAYS, I suspect that many of his colleagues aren’t, unfortunately, as open minded. If/when we get an ACTIVE pro team sport athlete coming out of the closet, then we’ll find out how accepting and tolerant everyone is.”
— A commenter at WashingtonPost.com thought the former NBA player’s comments on gays in sports were constructive. Charles Barkley said, “I’d rather have a gay guy who can play than a straight guy who can’t play.”

» “THE ANIMATION, in these quick glimpses, is incredibly sharp, but at the same time it still seems to capture some of the watercolor quality that makes the books so beautiful. I hope that’s not just wishful thinking!”
— Sarah Handel at NPR.org/Blogs/Talk reacts to the new trailer for “The Adventures of Tintin,” which is set to be released at Christmas this year.

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Clinton Yates is a D.C. native and an online columnist. When he's not covering the city, pop culture or listening to music, he watches sports. A lot of them.
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