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  • Isaac Hayes, 65, died early Sunday morning in Memphis after relatives found him collapsed on the floor near a treadmill. The cause of death is unknown but thought to be natural causes. — E! Online
  • Prior to Bernie Mac's death, he was admitted to the hospital on July 24 and in intensive care during his entire stay, despite previous reports to the contrary. A public memorial service will be held this Saturday in Chicago. — People
  • The Dark Knight was No. 1 at the box office for the fourth week in a row bringing in another $26 million. Pineapple Express came in second with $22.4 million for the weekend and $40.4 million total since its Wednesday release. — BuzzSugar
  • Angelina Jolie is undecided on who she will vote for in the presidential election this year and is waiting to hear the candidates' stances on refugees, international justice, and children in crisis. — Wilshire & Washington
  • Rumor has it Tori Spelling pulled out of the 90210 spinoff series because she is upset that Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth were being paid more than her. — Deadline Hollywood
  • Bruce Springsteen is rumored to be this year's halftime performer at Super Bowl XLIII on Feb. 1 in Tampa. — Page Six
  • Richard Dreyfuss filed a lawsuit against his father and uncle on Friday over an $870,000 loan that has allegedly remained unpaid since 1984. — AP


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kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
So sad about Bernie and Isaac. I hadn't heard about either of them until this post. I think Tori Spelling should just be happy to get any acting work. Maybe this show could open up the door to a few half dozen lifetime movies. :) It is so not news that a celebrity is undecided about who to vote for. How is being undecided news?
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Oh yeah, I can't make up my mind about who to vote for so I will just vote for whoever Angelina wants :oy: Wow, you know some people actually have minds of their own? I've been a staunch Obama supporter for a looong time. Anyone who would base their vote for the president on a celebrity's endorsement is stupid.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
That's so sad that Isaac Hayes and Bernie Mac have passed away...this has been a depressing summer for celebrities with all of the break-ups, divorces, affairs, and deaths, etc. Thank goodness for the celebrity baby boom ;) I thought Tori was reprising her role in later 90210 episodes, just not the premiere. Oh well, she is annoying anyway. I used to watch her show, but everything she would say to the camera sounded so scripted and she was so annoying when she acted all paranoid that Dean was going to cheat on her with his scuba instructor. Yet she had an affair with Dean while they both were married to other people! Hypocrites. I'm glad that Angelina is taking the time to look at both presidential candidates instead of voting for one person simply because of their political party. IMO, it is more important to look at the candidates' stances on important issues.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
nyrina i thought he died the same day when i looked at yahoo sunday morning he was dead i thought he died the same day just late at night i guess it was early sunday
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
Wow, another great legend lost. RIP Isaac. And I didn't know he died the same day as Bernie Mac did, pinkprincess. Thanks for that info- Pop was a little late reporting like a few other people. **RIP Isaac and Bernie**
ghanes14 ghanes14 8 years
Two random deaths in row, it just wasn't a very good weekend. First Morgan Freeman gave us a scare, then Bernie Mac dies when people expected he was doing better. Now Isaac Hayes and the cause was unknown! I hope next weekend is better... Read my post on Isaac Hayes Read my post on Bernie Mac
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i heard about isaac hayes last night - that's horrible. they say that bad things happen in threes - and now with bernie mac, i think that we're all waiting for the other shoe to drop. as for bernie mac, i think that it was hard for his family and friends to see this happening. he was admitted a while back and his body just couldn't fight - it's hard with pneumonia wow - i'm impressed with how much dark knight is pulling in still - and that it's staying on top - how many times can you actually see the movie right? with these numbers you know that people are going to see it more than once that would suck if that's the reason that tori pulled out, although i wouldn't be surprised. now that she's got her family and they have their house - her show on Oxygen can't really have too much more to talk about. hmm that would be cool i guess if bruce was the halftime entertainment, although it still isn't as exciting of an entertainer as i would hope, but i guess the network is trying to be safe seeing as how things turned out in years past .
Adore1 Adore1 8 years
Well since the candidates Obama and McCain reached out to her to get her support, i guess they care. How convenient that who ever wrote the post left that part off.
babyshakes babyshakes 8 years
God bless the souls of Isaac and Bernie Mac.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
"Tori needs to take whatever $$ is given to her!" She should just be happy that someone's willing to pay any amount of money to put her donkey face on the TV.
sunny1intucson sunny1intucson 8 years
Ditto to previous poster - Tori needs to take whatever $$ is given to her! Very sad about Bernie Mac. Sounds like he had a really strong family and wife though. Glad to hear that. Who cares who Angelina is going to vote for?
Ikandy Ikandy 8 years
R.I.P Bernie & Isaac.....I cant believe they just finished a movie tragic.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
Sad weekend in celebrity news :-(
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
This is so sad :( PIP Bernie & Isaac. My thoughts are with their families
mswindang mswindang 8 years
so sad for bernie mac and isaac hayes.. so sudden. condolences to their families. as for richard dreyfuss, it's his money that's true. but it's not like he doesn't have enough to share. maybe it's just me. i'd let it go if i were in his shoes. it's his dad and grandfather anyway. but then i don't know what his relationship is like to begin with, so who knows.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
"I guess I have to wait to see who Jolie endorses cause us simple-minded folks cannot decide things for ourselves.Only a complete moeon would give a crap who a celebrity backs in a presidential race.Guess the loons are still waiting for their minds to be made up for them.Pathetic." LMFAO so damn true
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
Its so sad about Issac and Bernie... I can't believe they passed. They will be missed.
L7amiguita L7amiguita 8 years
Yeah, this weekend was sad. My prayers go out to Bernie Mac's and Isaac's family. Tori needs to accept any money she's given. Has she even done anything else since 90210? Get over yourself, you were annoying on the show and even more annoying in real life.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
RIP Bernie, Issac, Tim, Aaliyah, Left Eye, and everybody that has departed this earth. I don't give a fuck who Angelina Jolie is voting for.
serasvictoria serasvictoria 8 years
Sad weekend with Isaac and Bernie both passing away.I guess I have to wait to see who Jolie endorses cause us simple-minded folks cannot decide things for ourselves.Only a complete moeon would give a crap who a celebrity backs in a presidential race.Guess the loons are still waiting for their minds to be made up for them.Pathetic.
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 8 years
So sad about Isaac. However, I want to know how the Scientologists plan to see him off. Should be interesting. Didnt you all know that the world stops until Angelina decides on who to vote for? I know I wont be right until she figures it out. *sidenote to add: who cares?* LOLZ @ Richard Dreyfuss. Hey, its his money - why not chase it? Times a little hard or is it principle?
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
RIP Isaac Hayes and Bernie Mac.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
its about time with isaac he also died on the same day, FROM PEOPLE .COM Bernie Mac’s wife and daughter were with him until the very end, says the late comic's sister-in-law in a personal and touching interview with PEOPLE that took place Saturday. Speaking of a heartbreaking moment between her younger sister, Rhonda, and the 50-year-old actor-comedian – who succumbed to complications from pneumonia in a Chicago hospital at 2 a.m. Saturday – Mary Ann Grossett says that the night before Mac died, "He struggled for his life. He couldn't breathe. "He opened his eyes on his own and looked at Rhonda. She called his name, and he opened his eyes and nodded to her. She smiled at him and told him, 'Don't leave me … 'I'm waiting for you to come back.' He shrugged his shoulders, and she said that's when she knew he was tired. He signaled to her that his body was tired." Rhonda, Mac’s wife since 1977, and their 30-year-old daughter, Je'Niece, were with him when he died. "[The doctors] were working on him," says Grossett. "They tried to resuscitate him two times. One time he came back for about an hour. Then he went into cardiac arrest the second time." Prior to that, the couple had last communicated on July 31. "He told his wife [non-verbally] that he could breathe on his own, and he wanted the ventilator out. He motioned that he wanted it out," says Grossett. Lung Disease Contributed The sister-in-law says Mac's inflammatory lung disease contributed to his death. "He had sarcoidosis, but it was in remission," she says. "But because he had it, his immune system was compromised. He had an infection ... He was on a new medication that suppresses the immune system, and that's where the pneumonia came from." She reveals that Mac – having trouble breathing and running a fever – was actually hospitalized on July 24, eight days before the date given for his admittance. The actor was diagnosed with pneumonia and immediately placed on a ventilator. "He was critically ill when he was in the hospital," says Gossett. "He was in intensive care the whole time." She adds that doctors kept the star sedated, although he was conscious at times and he contracted a second strain of pneumonia while in the hospital. His Wife's Reaction Of her widowed sibling (like Mac, Rhonda is 50), Grossett says, "She’s devastated. However, she's at peace about his transition because of her faith in God. Her faith is what is sustaining her." She says of the couple's enduring union, "They had 30 years of marriage. That's unprecedented in today's time, particularly for celebrities. That brings joy to her. They loved each other and respected each other on a daily basis. She was by his side to the very end." Recalling the couple's early years, when they were still in their teens, Grossett says, "When they started dating, he said, 'Girl, you better come on board this train, because I'm going to be rich.' And her response was, 'Okay,' and they were married. That's how he charmed her, with his sense of humor." She adds, "When they got married they were kids. He was 20 and she was 19. They both grew up together, and they both matured in this marriage. 'She's Going to Miss Him Dearly' "What she will treasure the most is the fact that she was his wife for 30 years – and not only was she his wife, but she was his best friend. She's going to miss him dearly." Mac’s funeral is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16, at an undisclosed location. The family requests that donations be made to the Bernie Mac Foundation for Sarcoidosis, 40 E. Ninth St., Suite 601, Chicago IL 60605.
LolaDub LolaDub 8 years
since 1984? goodness lord isaac and bernie :cry: very sad
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
RIP Isaac Hayes and Bernie Mac! :( Tori needs to get over herself! :oy:
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