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Ed McMahon -- S.O.L. Again

8/30/2008 10:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ed McMahonWe've confirmed the guy who went into escrow to buy Ed McMahon's house has pulled out of the deal.

We're told the buyer never came up with any cash ... which means the whole thing sounds phony. The escrow was opened without a deposit, but the buyer never put his money where his mouth was.

So that leaves Ed with no place to live if the house does go into foreclosure ... which again leads to the doorstep of Donald Trump. Trump has said he'd step in again and buy the house and lease it back to Ed for life. Our sources say Donald has offered a low ball offer already, but that's it.

We're told Trump has had discussions with Ed's realtor, Alex Davis, since the deal fell apart last Thursday. Will Donald save the day or is this a publicity stunt? We know the stumbling block with Trump is price -- he hasn't offered what Ed wants/needs to get the monkeys off his back.

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savvydude    

I hope the Donald can truly save Ed's house and give him a place to live. Trump would be a hero of the best kind.

2153 days ago
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FoxyG    

WHy should he have to pay more for the property than its worth. No one else wanted the property the fact that he has the cash to pay and McMahon is NOT in the position to be playing hardball he should take the offer and accept the fact that someone is being nic e enough to not kick him out of the property after the purchase! WHo cares if its for publicity if McMahon was in Trumps shoes Im sure he would do the exact same thing! Business is business get over it!

2153 days ago
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jian    

enough already - ed move on and move out - other things in the world to worry about - hurricanes - going to ruin so many people's lives

2153 days ago
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frankiestage    

Good investment by Trump. Low ball on the price, and after Ed's dead (in less than 3 years), sell it for a healthy profit.

2153 days ago
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haha    

Ed may be out of money, but why do we feel bad? Plan your expenses and if you're out of cash, either work or sell something. Seems like you can't afford your house anymore, so sell it and move to something smaller. You don't deserve some special standard of living because you were once famous. Move somewhere you can afford. My current apartment is 548 square feet. I'm moving to 1700 square foot place because that's what I can afford. It's the free market baby!

2153 days ago
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justanotherfknday    

Put Ed and his gold digging wife on a raft and drop it off in the Gulf of Mexico...I want to see where Huricanne Gustov takes them! :)

2153 days ago
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nigsRstoopid    

Obviously Ed cannot manage his money.
He should have hired a pro....Yesssssssss!

2153 days ago
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Kay    

For all the talk you hear about "poor Ed McMahon" you'd think he's being kicked out of an apartment and is doomed to live under a bridge with his belongings in a shopping cart. Why do these people need a mansion? Sell the thing and get a smaller home, which is what most retirees do anyway.

2153 days ago
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Big Bear    

Donald has no obligation to bail ole Ed out of his problem. Ed's problem is his bimbo wife. Ed's wife will continue to get him into financial trouble so long as he is live.

2153 days ago
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maria    

Who cares that about Ed Mcmahon he had a ton of money what he sis with it? is a lot of people living in the streets he is not the only one ,put his young wife to work she can't be not longer be a trophy wife not more ,sell the mansion ,live in a small place and problem solved I don't care about him he was famous ,rich and he don't took care we can't feel sorry for him I don't feel sorry for celebreties at all...

2153 days ago
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Melon Head    

WHY IN HELL DOES MCMAHON HAVE TO TRY TO LIVE LIKE A SULTAN IN A MANSION HE CANNOT AFFORD...GET THE HELL OUT GET A 2 BED 2 BATH APT IN A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND CALL IT A DAY..I HAVE ONE AVAILABLE FOR $1850.00 AND I WON'T EVEN ASK FOR A SECURITY DEPOSIT...

2153 days ago
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Jonhy T    

Ed Should get rid of the gold digger wife. He has had a lifetime to save but the vag is soaking him. We should not feel sorry for him as we have to live within our means.

2153 days ago
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jerry doremus    

i agree with you number 1

2153 days ago
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jackschitt    

The Donald should bail out Ed with the stipulation he divorces the money grubbing whore. I'm sure he's too old to get it up anyways.

2153 days ago
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anonymous    

These mentioned monkeys....are they spayed or neutered?

2152 days ago
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