Kevin Hart to host famed telethon long hosted by Jerry Lewis

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FILE - Kevin Hart poses for photographers at the premiere of "Jumanji: The Next Level," on Dec. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. Hart will host the return of a popular telethon once spearheaded by the late Jerry Lewis. The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, that Hart will host the MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon. The two-hour, star-studded virtual fundraising event will air Oct. 24. Celebrity guests will include Michael B. Jordan, Eva Longoria, Jack Black, Usain Bolt, Josh Gad and Jillian Mercado. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Sep 09, 2020 4:10 AM JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart will host the return of a popular telethon once spearheaded by the late Jerry Lewis to fight muscular dystrophy. The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced Wednesday that Hart will host the MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon. The two-hour, star-studded virtual fundraiser event will air Oct. 24. Celebrity guests will include Michael B. Jordan, Eva Longoria, Jack Black, Usain Bolt, Josh Gad and Jillian Mercado, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy as a child. Hart said the telethon’s return is an “incredible opportunity” to bring back the work of Lewis, who helped make the Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon a television tradition for decades.
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