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Mac's wife files wrongful death suit

Mac's wife files wrongful death suit

CHICAGO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Rhonda McCullough, Bernie Mac's wife, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the late comedian's dermatologist, court records show.
Thousands gather to mourn Bernie Mac

Thousands gather to mourn Bernie Mac

CHICAGO, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Actor and comic Bernie Mac remained "that kid from Chicago who wanted to make everybody happy," a co-star said at a memorial service Saturday.
Hayes and Mac co-star in 'Soul Men' movie

Hayes and Mac co-star in 'Soul Men' movie

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Isaac Hayes and Bernie Mac, both of whom died this past weekend, reportedly will soon be seen together in the new Hollywood movie, "Soul Men."
Clooney, Pitt, Rock mourning loss of Mac

Clooney, Pitt, Rock mourning loss of Mac

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Chris Rock have spoken out to express their sadness over the weekend death of actor-comedian Bernie Mac.

Comedian Bernie Mac dead at age 50

CHICAGO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Comedian Bernie Mac, known for his roles in films like "Guess Who," died Saturday morning at a Chicago hospital at the age of 50, the Chicago Sun-Times said.
Source: Bernie Mac in critical condition

Source: Bernie Mac in critical condition

CHICAGO, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Comedian Bernie Mac was in critical condition after being hospitalized in Chicago, an unidentified source says.

Publicist: Bernie Mac hospitalized

CHICAGO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Comedian Bernie Mac has been hospitalized in Chicago for treatment of pneumonia, the TV star's publicist says.
Obama team reacts to Bernie Mac jokes

Obama team reacts to Bernie Mac jokes

CHICAGO, July 12 (UPI) -- Barack Obama says comedian Bernie Mac's jokes about race and politics at his Chicago fundraiser were "inappropriate," the presidential hopeful's campaign says.

Bernie Mac signs on for Disney 'Dogs'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood "Old Dogs" John Travolta and Robin Williams will be joined by Bernie Mac in the Walt Disney Co. family comedy, it was reported Tuesday.

Bernie Mac to narrate reality show

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- Bernie Mac teamed with producer Ben Silverman, whose Los Angeles-based company produced "The Office," for "Welcome to the Family," a reality pilot for NBC.

Bernie Mac to quit standup

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- Comedian Bernie Mac stopped off in New York to chit-chat on CBS' "The Late Show" and drop the bombshell that he's calling it quits as a standup comic.

Not many movie ads on Super Bowl Sunday

MIAMI, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Super Bowl XLI fans will see only two ads for movies during Sunday's Chicago Bears-Indianapolis Colts clash in Miami.

Cedric the Entertainer eyeing TV return

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Comedian Cedric the Entertainer is planning to return to U.S. syndicated television through a new development deal with ABC and Touchstone Pictures.

Simpson witness becomes ghostwriter

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A prosecution witness at O.J. Simpson's Los Angeles trial for the murder of his ex-wife is the leading suspect as ghostwriter of Simpson's book "If I Did It."

TV's Dick Wolf launches comedy projects

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- NBC "Law & Order" producer Dick Wolf is developing a pair of new comedies for U.S. TV.

Bernie Mac forms new production company

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Comedian Bernie Mac and producer Steven Greener have joined to form a Hollywood production company, which has signed a 2-year deal with Lionsgate.

NAACP says TV nets ignoring black comedies

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- The NAACP says a lack of African American stars in new U.S. TV comedies indicates the industry is letting up on its diversification efforts.

Pacino joins 'Ocean's Thirteen' cast

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood icon Al Pacino has joined the star-studded cast of Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's Thirteen," it was reported Tuesday.

Ellen Barkin joins the 'Oceans' crowd

BURBANK, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones will not be back for "Ocean's Thirteen," which starts shooting in Burbank, Calif., in July.

'Crash' is top film at NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- "Crash" was named best feature film and Terrence Howard won best supporting actor for his "Crash" role at the 37th annual NAACP Image Awards.

Bernie Mac in line for 'PDR'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Comedian Bernie Mac is in final talks to co-star with Terrence Howard in Lionsgate Films' "PDR," Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

NAACP Image Award nods announced

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The WB's "Everybody Hates Chris," HBO's "Lackawanna Blues" and Hollywood's "Crash" led all nods Tuesday for the 37th annual NAACP Image Awards.
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