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McMahon films ads with Kimmel

July 26, 2008|From the Associated Press

Ed McMahon has a job.

The former "Tonight Show" sidekick is reprising his role as pitchman with several comical commercial segments during "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The first of the four spots, which were filmed Thursday evening and feature McMahon and Kimmel together, will air Monday during the late-night ABC show.

"It felt very good to be out of the brace and working again," McMahon, who recently underwent a third neck surgery, said in an interview Friday. "I spent my whole life doing commercials, so here I was back doing a commercial again. It was very comforting. Believe me."

The 85-year-old former "Star Search" host is currently embroiled in a lawsuit against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, two doctors and the owner of a home where he says he fell during a dinner party in March 2007 claiming negligence, battery, elder abuse and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He is seeking unspecified damages, claiming the injury left him unable to work -- until now.

Last month, McMahon revealed he was fighting foreclosure after falling $644,000 behind on mortgage payments on his Beverly Hills home. His financial woes also include a lawsuit against him by Citibank, which is trying to recoup nearly $200,000 it said it loaned McMahon and his wife, Pam.

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