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Originally posted 09/22/2013 11:45PM
There was an outcry when the Emmy producers announced that they were paying special tribute during Sunday's telecast to five people the industry had lost over the past year.
The rumblings were so loud about what some saw as favoritism that even Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris stepped into the fray to explain the reasoning.
"I always find the In Memoriam is just really interesting because sometimes it seems weird that they keep the audio on in the house, so some people get applause and some people don't, and it turns it into this weird moment," he told Access Hollywood. "And you want that moment to be honoring those people, and not a competition."
Originally posted 09/17/2013 05:45PM
Gone, but not forgotten.
2013 saw many unexpected Hollywood deaths, but the legacy of the beloved stars who passed away will live on in a special expanded Primetime Emmy Awards memoriam segment.
The careers of James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith, Jean Stapleton, Jonathan Winters and Gary David Goldberg will all be highlighted.
Originally posted 08/06/2013 07:30PM
The first trailer has been released for one of James Gandolfini's last performances, and it's a bittersweet reminder of just how talented the late actor was.
The Sopranos star, who died in Italy on June 19 of a heart attack, plays Albert, a divorced dad who begins dating Eva, a masseuse (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus), in the upcoming romantic comedy Enough Said.
Things get awkward, and funny, when Eva realizes that her new client is Albert's ex-wife.
Originally posted 06/27/2013 10:55AM
Friends and family are saying their final goodbyes to James Gandolfini.
During the late actor's Thursday morning funeral service at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine on Manhattan's Upper West Side, the triple-Emmy winner was remembered by his wife Deborah Lin Gandolfini, family friends Thomas Richardson and Susan Aston and David Chase, the creator and executive producer of the television show that made Gandolfini a household name, The Sopranos.
Also in attendance were Gandolfini's Sopranos costars Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Lorraine Bracco, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico, Vincent Pastore, Aida Turturro, Dominic Chianese, Joe Pantoliano, Julianna Margulies and Steve Buscemi, his Juror costar Alec Baldwin and God of Carnage costar Marcia Gay Harden, as well as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The 90-minute service was lead by the Very Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski.
Originally posted 06/27/2013 07:00AM
Emotions ran high Wednesday night at a New Jersey funeral home for a by-invitation-only private wake for James Gandolfini, who died last week.
The actor's widow, Deborah Lin, and their 8-month-old daughter, Liliana, were among the first mourners to arrive, having flown in from California, reports New York's Daily News.
"It's a nightmare for the whole family. It's a horrible, horrible thing, everybody is just devastated,” Bob Price, whose wife is a cousin of the late star, told the newspaper. "This man was everybody's hero. It's just the worst thing that could have happened."
Originally posted 06/23/2013 04:00PM
The body of James Gandolfini, who died in Rome Wednesday, has been returned to the U.S., a Port Authority of New York & New Jersey spokesman confirms.
A Signature Airlines flight carrying the actor's body arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from Rome Sunday night. The body was taken from the airport around 11:20 p.m., said the Port Authority rep, Steve Coleman.
News reports say the body was then taken to a New Jersey funeral home.
Sunday morning, family spokesman Michael Kobold said: "On behalf of the Gandolfini family, I would like to thank the Italian authorities for all the assistance they have rendered in expediting the formalities necessary to repatriate James Gandolfini's remains to the United States.
Originally posted 06/22/2013 03:30PM
Everyone loves a beautiful new baby – and with so many stars expecting or close to delivering, the world has gone goo-goo and ga-ga over the happy news, including the ah-dorable first pic of reigning Sexiest Man Alive Channing Tatum's daughter Everly.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby girl, North West, meanwhile, evoked the opposite side of the spectrum, making readers angry that Kim went that direction with a name.
Here are the five stories that our readers connected with the most in the past week – news that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud and even angry.
Originally posted 06/21/2013 09:40AM
An autopsy on the body of the late actor James Gandolfini confirms The Sopranos star died of a heart attack.
"Today we received the results of the autopsy, which stated he died of a heart attack, of natural causes," the actor's spokesperson, Michael Kobold, told reporters on Friday. "The autopsy further states that nothing else was found in his system."
"We are all devastated by this loss," he said. "James was a devoted husband, a loving father of two children, a brother and cousin you could always count on. We thank you for the privacy you have afforded us during this difficult time."
Originally posted 06/20/2013 02:00PM
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