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Britney's Ironic Message to Ed

6/23/2009 5:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears -- who once placed second on "Star Search" -- just issued a sweet statement about Ed McMahon, saying "He is responsible for giving so many artists their first shot including myself."

Britney Spears Ed McMahon

Here's the ironic part. The insanity surrounding one Britney Spears may have contributed to the foreclosure of Ed's house.

Britney used to live around the corner from Ed in Bev Hills. Ed's house sat like a white elephant for several years, partly because of the mold problem but partly -- according to his realtor -- because of the paparazzi frenzy at Britney's pad. The realtor told us buyers were being scared away.

Eventually Ed's house went into foreclosure.

Britney called Ed "a wonderful man who will be greatly missed."

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kadesia    

FIRST

1917 days ago
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First whores!    

I am AWESOMEman!

1917 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

We love ED`s old house

1917 days ago
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roni    

Really TMZ? It was only Britney's fault there was paparazzi? Or was it in part due to the gossip sites/mags that have those paps follow her? Nice pot calling the kettle black, huh....

1917 days ago
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NotBuyn-It    

With that logic TMZ is partly responsible for ED Mac.'s foreclosure. No your right it's Britney's fault. SARCASM.
R.I.P Ed.

1917 days ago
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springs    

Smartman, I have missed you!!
How goes mate???

1917 days ago
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Psyclon Nyne    

RiP Ed McMahon. Always been a fan of The Johnny Carson Show. Celebs like Spears, Timberlake, Usher, Rosie O'Donnell, Drew Carey, among many others owe him mad respects for launching their careers via Star Search.

I never understood the spoke model competition. Has anyone launched their careers and become famous or infamous from that category?

1917 days ago
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springs    

Brit, you remembered who gave you your big break!!! Kudos to you for that!!!
RIP Ed!!!!
Semper Fi!

1917 days ago
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dom    

THe house hd TOXIC mold (pardon the pun), Britney and her paparazzi i doubt were NOT the reason that house did not sell. Shame on that realitor for stating otherwise.

1917 days ago
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Michael    

How about Ed, He will be missed. HERE'S Johnny!

1917 days ago
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toofastforyou!    

sorry that im gay so cant touch that

1917 days ago
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sonny chiba    

are you guys serious???tmz you guys are just plain criminal,shes mourning the death of a friend and your doing mathamatic calculations that equal shes responsible for his troubles...you guys gonna get lumped up like that other gossip queen

1917 days ago
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1917 days ago
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Paige    

I want to start a petition....anyway we can get TMZ to stop posting any pictures of that camera whore Kim Kardashian and start posting pictures of her ridiculously hot sister Kourtney? Im beggin you, I saw some pics of her the other day and she is way hotter and so much more level headed and down to earth.

1917 days ago
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mike    

screw ed he was a racists and gave houses only to white people

1917 days ago
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