04:24 PM EDT 08/29/2014
Originally posted 08/28/2014 07:15AM
It shouldn't matter whether Tony Soprano lived or died after the controversial 2007 finale of The Sopranos.
That's the latest from David Chase, the creator of the classic HBO drama, who was compelled to issue a statement after Vox quoted him as saying the New Jersey mobster lived after the screen went black in the series ender.
On Wednesday, Vox wrote a long tone poem about the infamous finale and finished it off with an eye-opening quote from Chase about whether Tony, played by the late James Gandolfini, was actually dead.
Originally posted 08/13/2014 08:30AM
Lauren Bacall admitted that her marriage to Humphrey Bogart, one of the great leading men of Hollywood, probably hampered her own movie career – to many directors, she was simply Bogie’s wife.
Originally posted 04/13/2014 06:30PM
Let's be clear: There's nothing funny about drug addiction, nor is there anything to be gained from glamorizing it.
But there have still been some amazing characters struggling – with varying degrees of silliness – with addiction on television.
As Edie Falco returns to television Sunday in Nurse Jackie, we're looking at other famous addicts from the small screen who have captured our hearts.
Originally posted 11/26/2013 11:40AM
Hold on to your martinis, bereaved Family Guy fans. Love for Brian had fans hoping it was a ratings stunt, and now a new website has them wondering: Is Brian really dead?
A site "affiliated" with FOX and Seth MacFarlane's popular crass cartoon sitcom has cropped up – www.briansannouncement.com – and promises "a special announcement from Brian" with a countdown clock that shows the big reveal will happen on Dec. 6 at noon ET.
The sparse home page also features a blue sedan driving into the Griffin's mythical hometown of Quahog, Rhode Island, where the sign entices visitors to "come taste our clam."
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 06/20/2013 02:00PM
From The Sopranos to Zero Dark Thirty, look back on the late actor's career
Originally posted 06/20/2013 02:45PM
About to become a parent herself later this summer, Jamie-Lynn Sigler is keeping James Gandolfini's wife and children in her thoughts as she mourns the Wednesday death of her TV father.
"This news has left me heartbroken," the actress tells PEOPLE in a statement. "I can only imagine the pain his family feels at this time, and my heart goes out to them, especially Deborah, Michael and Liliana."
"I spent 10 years of my life studying and admiring one of the most brilliant actors, yes, but more importantly, one of the greatest men," Sigler, who played daughter Meadow Soprano on the hit HBO show, continues.
Originally posted 06/20/2013 10:40AM
As tributes pour in from around the globe for James Gandolfini,, who died of an apparent heart attack in Rome on Wednesday, one Bloomfield, N.J., restaurant is paying tribute to the late actor in its own way.
At Holsten's, where the unforgettable final scene of The Sopranos was filmed, the booth where Tony Soprano and his family dined is being kept empty in Gandolfini's honor, the New York Post reports.
A sign that reads "reserved" marked the spot Wednesday.
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