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How The Sopranos Star Vincent Pastore Pays Tribute to James Gandolfini

How The Sopranos Star Vincent Pastore Pays Tribute to James Gandolfini

Originally posted 07/22/2015 01:05PM

As Vincent Pastore knows all too well, time cannot heal all wounds. Over two years after his Sopranos costar James Gandolfini died suddenly at age 51, Pastore still thinks of his friend frequently.

"I think about Jimmy every day," Pastore told PEOPLE on Tuesday night at the premiere of Staten Island Summer, the Netflix comedy that Saturday Night Live funnyman Colin Jost penned.

"I've got Jimmy's watch," he added, putting out his wrist to show off his timepiece. "Yeah, Jimmy gave me this."

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Former Sopranos Star Lorraine Bracco: James Gandolfini's Death Was a Wake-Up Call

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Former Sopranos Star Lorraine Bracco: James Gandolfini's Death Was a Wake-Up Call

Originally posted 04/03/2015 09:45AM

Motivated by personal tragedy, former Sopranos star Lorraine Bracco turned her life around with diet and exercise.

In her new self-help book, To the Fullest: The Clean Up Your Act Plan to Lose Weight, Rejuvenate and Be the Best You Can Be, Bracco, 60, recalls how James Gandolfini's untimely death from a heart attack in 2013 was a wake-up call.

The death of her parents, too, weighed heavily on the actress; in 2011, they died within nine days of each other. (Bracco, who played Dr. Jennifer Melfi on The Sopranos, writes in To the Fullest that Dominic Chianese, who played Uncle Junior in the HBO mob drama, sang at their funerals.)

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12 Songs Given Second Lives as Famous TV Show Themes

12 Songs Given Second Lives as Famous TV Show Themes

Originally posted 04/01/2015 07:00AM

Mad Men is ending, and while the show's opening credits are inseparable from RJD2's haunting theme, there was a time when that beat was known only as "A Beautiful Mine," by RJD2 and rapper Aceyalone.

Matthew Weiner originally wanted a Beck song to play as the show's opening theme, but the singer turned down every offer from the show's producers. Weiner was driving and listening to NPR one day when he heard "A Beautiful Mine" played as segue music between two stories and was immediately struck by it, though the version that ultimately was used was so different from the original that RJD2 didn't recognize it when he first heard it. He's probably okay with it now, though.

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New Jersey Strip Club Used in The Sopranos Robbed of $30K

New Jersey Strip Club Used in The Sopranos Robbed of $30K

Originally posted 12/21/2014 04:05PM

Authorities say the northern New Jersey strip club that was used for filming of The Sopranos has been robbed of $30,000.

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Sopranos Actor Discovers a 17th-Century Painting Worth Millions

Sopranos Actor Federico Castelluccio Discovers a 17th-Century Painting Worth Millions

Originally posted 09/29/2014 09:45PM

That's one purchase that paid off!

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The Sopranos: Did Tony Soprano Survive or Not? | The Sopranos, Edie Falco, James Gandolfini

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The Sopranos: Did Tony Soprano Survive or Not?

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.

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PEOPLE's Critic Looks Back on Lauren Bacall's Unforgettable Roles – and Talents | Lauren Bacall

PEOPLE's Critic Looks Back on Lauren Bacall's Unforgettable Roles – and Talents

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 Рto many directors, she was simply Bogie’s wife.

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Nurse Jackie and 7 Other TV Drug Addicts We're Addicted To | Nurse Jackie, Edie Falco

Nurse Jackie's Edie Falco and Other TV Drug Addicts We're Addicted To

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.

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The Sopranos Premiered 15 Years Ago This Weekend

Originally posted 01/12/2014 04:00PM

The Golden Globes may be receiving the lion's share of attention right now, but we'd be remiss in our duties if we didn't point out another milestone: The Sopranos premiered 15 years ago this weekend.

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Is Family Guy's Brian Really Dead?

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UpdatePosted 11/26/2013 12:40PM

Brian of Family Guy: How Dead Is He?

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."

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