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Ed McMahon needs The Donald after all

September 3, 2008 |  4:44 pm

For_sale_by_ownerRemember how Ed McMahon got into financial trouble and almost lost his house? Then Donald Trump rode to the rescue with sympathy cash and promised to buy the place, citing his affection for Johnny Carson's former sidekick.

Then a "real" buyer showed up. Except he didn't. The deal has fallen through, Peter Viles reports in his addictive real estate blog, L.A. Land. And then he asks, do you care? More important, to McMahon, anyway — does The Donald?

—Veronique de Turenne

Photo: Bloomberg News