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Mac's Widow Sues Longtime Doctor

BERNIE MAC's widow is suing the late comedian's longtime doctor, accusing the medic of failing to recognise the seriousness of his symptoms in the weeks leading up to his death from heart failure in 2008.The...

Movie Reviews Old Dogs

Old Dogs is a "turkey," writes Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times, getting into the holiday spirit. So does Ty Burr in the Boston Globe and a host of online reviewers, including one who compared...

Mac's Death Kills Off Ocean's Fourteen

Moviemaker STEVEN SODERBERGH has ruled out another OCEAN'S ELEVEN sequel because no one wants to carry on the film franchise without funnyman BERNIE MAC.MAC, who portrayed Frank Catton in all three Ocean's movies, died last...

Jackson's Crippling Golf Memory With Mac

Late comedian BERNIE MAC left SAMUEL L. JACKSON with a painful memory he will never forget - the funnyman accidentally struck him with a golf ball during a game.The stand-up comic challenged the Hollywood star...

Bernie Mac's Spiritual Visits To Widow

Late comedy star BERNIE MAC has been visiting his widow from beyond the grave, to help her mourn his death. The Ocean's Eleven star died of heart failure in August (08), following a prolonged battle...

Mac Hit Jackson With A Golf Ball

SAMUEL L. JACKSON has a painful memory of late pal BERNIE MAC - the comic hit actor with a ball while they played golf. Jackson was stunned when he learned that MAC had died in...

Movie Reviews Soul Men

Soul Men may be the first movie ever released in which two featured players died after filming ended and before the movie hit thescreens. Virtually each review mentions the missing two souls, Bernie Mac,in a...

It's Holiday Time At The Box Office!

The holiday season semi-officially arrives at theaters this weekend with theopening of the animated Madagascar Escape 2 Africa from DreamWorksAnimation and Paramount. Box office prognosticators are forecasting a$45-65-million debut for the film. The original Madagascar...

Jackson Hails Mac's Soul Men Performance

SAMUEL L. JACKSON is confident fans of late comedian BERNIE MAC will enjoy his appearance in new movie SOUL MEN, describing it as "a fitting last performance". Jackson - who stars in the movie with...

Sam And Dave Man Says Movie Producers Ripped Him Off

Sam Moore, half the 1960s R&B duo Sam & Dave, says he is considering suing the produers of the upcoming Soul Men , starring Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mac, which opens on...

Moore Furious Over Soul Men Movie

Producers of SAMUEL L. JACKSON and late comic BERNIE MAC's film SOUL MEN have brushed off claims the movie is based on legendary musician SAM MOORE, after the furious soul singer threatened legal action. Jackson...

Mac Missed Out On His Greatest Film Role

Funnyman BERNIE MAC missed out on seeing the movie that friends feel sure will cement his reputation as a bona fide film star - because he fell ill before a finished print was complete. Soul...

Cheadle Pays Tribute To Late Comic Mac

Actor DON CHEADLE has paid tribute to his former co-star BERNIE MAC following the comedian's tragic death earlier this month (Aug08). Cheadle starred alongside MAC - real name Bernard Jeffrey MCCullough - in two episodes...

Samuel L Jackson Joins Mourners For Funeral Of Bernie Mac

The funeral of US film star and comedian Bernie Mac has taken place with mourners gathering in Chicago's House of Hope church on the city's South Side. Samuel L Jackson was among thousands of mourners...

By on 17 August 2008

Stars Pay Last Respects To Mac At Funeral

Thousands of mourners, including actor SAMUEL L. JACKSON and comic CHRIS ROCK, gathered for the funeral of U.S. funnyman BERNIE MAC on Saturday (16Aug08). Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer and Reverend Jesse Jackson were among...

Bernie Mac's Wife Knew His Time Was Up

LATEST: The wife of tragic comedian BERNIE MAC began preparing herself for the star's death a week before the star passed away. The funnyman, real name Bernard Jeffrey MCCullough, was admitted to Chicago, Illinois' Northwestern...

Mac Didn't Upset Obama, Say Comics

American comedians D.L. HUGHLEY and STEVE HARVEY have played down reports late pal BERNIE MAC offended U.S. presidential candidate BARACK OBAMA during a stand-up show. MAC was told by Obama to "clean up (his) act"...

Harvey: 'Pryor Was Mac's Inspiration'

Late star BERNIE MAC aspired to be as popular as actor RICHARD PRYOR, according to comedian STEVE HARVEY. The funnyman - real name Bernard Jeffrey MCCullough - died on Saturday (09Aug08) after losing his battle...

Cedric The Entertainer: 'Mac Had No Plans To Retire'

American comedian CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER denies late pal BERNIE MAC wanted to retire - insisting he planned to produce more movies. MAC - who died on Saturday (09Aug08) after a battle with pneumonia - told...

Harvey Believed Mac Death Was Rumour

American comedian STEVE HARVEY refused to believe pal BERNIE MAC had died - insisting it was just a rumour. Harvey toured with MAC for The Kings of Comedy show before his death from pneumonia on...

Kutcher: 'Mac Refused To Be Sick'

Late star BERNIE MAC vowed to continue filming his 2005 movie GUESS WHO despite suffering from a rare disease, according to co-star ASHTON KUTCHER. The comic - real name Bernard Jeffrey MCCullough - died on...

Lee: 'Film Will Be A Tribute To Mac + Hayes'

Director MALCOLM LEE is re-editing his new movie SOUL MEN in a bid to honour his late stars BERNIE MAC and ISAAC HAYES, who both died at the weekend (09-10Aug08). Lee, the cousin of moviemaker...

Shields Shocked By Dead Celebrity Insults

Actress BROOKE SHIELDS was mortified when comics at a recent event made jokes at the expense of late celebrities HEATH LEDGER, BERNIE MAC and ESTELLE GETTY The 43-year-old star was acting as a panelist at...

Isaac Hayes, Dead At 65

Isaac Hayes, who came into prominence as a hit-making soul singer in the '60s, then went on to compose the film scores for Shaft, Tough Guys , and Truck Turner in the '70s and '80s,...

Bernie Mac, Dead At 50

Comedian Bernie Mac, whose eponymous television show became a big hit for Fox in 2001 and lasted for five seasons, died Saturday from complications due to pneumonia in Chicago at age 50. His death was...

Mac's Wife In 'Don't Die' Plea

LATEST: Tragic comedian BERNIE MAC's wife reportedly begged him not to die as his life slipped away. The comic, real name Bernard Jeffrey MCCullough, died on Saturday (09Aug08) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois...

Mac Spent Two Weeks In Intensive Care

LATEST: Comedian BERNIE MAC was in intensive care for more than two weeks before he died. The comic, real name Bernard Jeffrey MCCullough, passed away on Saturday (09Aug08) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois...

Rock And Ice-cube Pay Tribute To Mac

CHRIS ROCK and rapper ICE-CUBE have paid tribute to comedian BERNIE MAC who died on Saturday (09Aug08). MAC passed away after losing his battle with pneumonia at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He was...

Mac Surrounded By Family Before Death

LATEST: Comedian BERNIE MAC died surrounded by his family, according to his sister-in-law. The comic, real name Bernard Jeffrey MCCullough, passed away on Saturday (09Aug08) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois after losing his...

Clooney + Pitt Lead Tributes To Mac

GEORGE CLOONEY and BRAD PITT have paid tribute to their OCEAN'S ELEVEN co-star BERNIE MAC who died on Saturday (09Aug08). MAC passed away after losing his battle with pneumonia at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago,...

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