Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hollywood's big night -- Take 8

I don't know what I expected from Jerry Lewis, who received this year's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, but it wasn't a short thank-you speech that was short on both madness and maudlin sentiment. Lewis, who created "The Nutty Professor," received the award form Eddie Murphy, who starred in a remake of the same movie. Looking obviously debilitated, Lewis -- who's 82 -- may have given the briefest and classiest performance of his life.

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