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Bernie Mac (

Ocean's Eleven, The Bernie Mac Show) is responding well to treatment and should be released soon after being admitted Friday to a Chicago hospital with pneumonia. That said, a spokesperson for the comedian had to shoot down as "absolutely untrue" an early rumor that Mac in fact had passed on. Mac, 50, has sarcoidosis (a chronic disease that can inflame tissue), but it has been in remission for years and is unrelated to the pneumonia. - Matt Mitovich