Donald Trump Helps Ed McMahon Avoid Foreclosure Ed McMahon won't join the legions of homeowners losing their homes. The news that McMahon's Beverly Hills mansion was in danger of foreclosure touched the heart of a man not known for sentimentality: Donald Trump, who is buying the house and will lease it back to McMahon.
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Donald Trump Helps Ed McMahon Avoid Foreclosure

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Donald Trump Helps Ed McMahon Avoid Foreclosure

Donald Trump Helps Ed McMahon Avoid Foreclosure

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. A scoop from the L.A. Times' hot property column. Ed McMahon won't be the latest homeowner to lose his home.

The news that McMahon's Beverly Hills mansion was in danger of foreclosure touched the heart of a man not known for sentimentality: Donald Trump. He's buying the house and will lease it back to McMahon. No word yet if the lease agreement will require McMahon to say: Here's the Donald. This is MORNING EDITION.

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