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FIRST LOOK: Fearless Females Like Shonda Rhimes and Alicia Keys Share Their Path to Success in American Masters: The Women's List

Originally posted 08/20/2015 02:00PM

Talk about girl power.

Fifteen of the most influential women in the country come together to discuss their sometimes fraught path to success in American Masters: The Women's List, which premieres on PBS next month.

In an exclusive First Look, Alicia Keys, Shonda Rhimes, Wendy Williams and Gloria Allred are just a few of the women who talk frankly about the challenges they faced as they attempted to reach their goals in a male-dominated world – and how they overcame them.

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What's One Thing Edie Falco Admits She'll Never be Good At?

What's One Thing Edie Falco Admits She'll Never be Good At?

Originally posted 06/19/2015 04:45PM

Actress Edie Falco stars in the season finale of Nurse Jackie, airing June 28 on Showtime but the 51-year-old Emmy winner admits while she may be comfortable in the acting world, she's not so at ease in the kitchen! She says it's her daughter who always kept her laughing and reveals her latest TV obsession , when she chatted with PEOPLE this week about "one last thing" …

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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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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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Sopranos Stars Edie Falco & Lorraine Bracco Attend James Gandolfini's Funeral | James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini's Funeral: Sopranos Costars Say Goodbye

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.

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Booth From Final Sopranos Episode 'Reserved' in Tribute to Gandolfini | James Gandolfini

Restaurant Where James Gandolfini Filmed Final Sopranos Scene Keeps Booth 'Reserved'

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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Edie Falco Remembers James Gandolfini's 'Tremendous Depth and Sensitivity' | Edie Falco, James Gandolfini

Edie Falco Remembers James Gandolfini's 'Tremendous Depth and Sensitivity'

Originally posted 06/20/2013 10:20AM

Tony and Carmela Soprano had one of the most turbulent relationships in the history of television, but a day after James Gandolfini's shocking death in Italy, TV wife Edie Falco offers an emotional tribute to the man who was her intimate collaborator for a decade.

"I am shocked and devastated by Jim's passing," Falco says in a statement. "He was a man of tremendous depth and sensitivity, with a kindness and generosity beyond words. I consider myself very lucky to have spent 10 years as his close colleague."

The Sopranos racked up Emmy awards for its fictional portrayal of the dysfunctional New Jersey crime family, with Gandolfini and Falco at its emotional core.

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PEOPLE's TV Critic: James Gandolfini Was a True Television Giant | James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini Was True Television Giant: PEOPLE's TV Critic

Originally posted 06/20/2013 09:40AM

In a nutshell: James Gandolfini gave one of the greatest performances in one of the greatest roles in one of the greatest series at the dawn of what is now regarded as television's new golden age.

In fact, you could probably remove those qualifying “one of"s and still find heads nodding in agreement among critics, viewers and whatever poor thugs are left hanging around the Bada Bing club, nursing their beers and watching the dancers.

Gandolfini, who died at age 51 in Rome on Wednesday, was known throughout the world for his six seasons on The Sopranos (1999-2007), the classic HBO drama about a mob boss living in suburban New Jersey with his wife, two kids and some occasional, possibly symbolic ducks in the backyard.

Mobster and "waste management" executive Tony Soprano, as brilliantly conceived by series creator David Chase, was perhaps meant to put the kibosh on the romanticized Corleones of The Godfather, ruthless killers who nonetheless had the smooth beauty of movie stars, eyes full of regret and an air of tragic inevitability.

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Which Emmy Nominees Do Facebook Users 'Like'?

Emmy Nominees on Facebook: Who Has the Most Likes?

Originally posted 09/22/2012 04:30PM

Only the accountants at Ernst & Young – the official vote-counters for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – know who will take home an Emmy during Sunday's ceremony.

Until then it's anyone's guess. But we can tell you which Emmy nominees are getting the most buzz among 170.89 million Facebook users in the U.S.

Based on the number of "Likes" and the number of mentions on the social networking site, it seems Sofia Vergara is a fan favorite. The Modern Family star leads over Kristen Wiig, Mayim Bialik, Julie Bowen, Merritt Wever and Kathryn Joosten for the supporting comedy actress category.

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Edie Falco Meets 33-Lb. Cat Sponge Bob

Edie Falco Meets 33-Lb. Cat Sponge Bob

Originally posted 06/11/2012 09:00AM

Edie Falco brought in the big guns for a charity event Thursday in New York City – her own!

The Nurse Jackie star met a fat cat – 33-lb. Sponge Bob – at SoHo-based shelter Animal Haven's 2nd Annual Performance for the Animals, and easily lifted up the outsize cat.

"I have an 85-lb. dog at home!" she explained to handlers at the event. Falco kept the 9-year-old cat in her arms for several minutes while she did interviews with press, and later remarked that he was "sweet."

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