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Everly & North: Channing & Kim's Daughters Get Biggest Reader Reactions | Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian

Channing Tatum and Kim Kardashian's Daughters Get Very Different Reader Reactions

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.

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Autopsy Confirms James Gandolfini Died of a Heart Attack | James Gandolfini

UpdatePosted 06/21/2013 10:25AM

Autopsy Confirms James Gandolfini Died of a Heart Attack

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."

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Remembering James Gandolfini: His Most Iconic Roles (VIDEO)

Remembering James Gandolfini: His Most Iconic Roles (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/20/2013 02:00PM

From The Sopranos to Zero Dark Thirty, look back on the late actor's career


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Tributes to Tony Soprano – All in One Spot | James Gandolfini

UpdatePosted 06/20/2013 05:30PM

Remembering James Gandolfini: Famous Fans Mourn the Actor Online

Originally posted 06/20/2013 10:00AM

James Gandolfini's sudden death of an apparent heart attack at age 51 has stunned the actor's costars and fans, who were quick to pay tribute to the late Emmy winner known best as Tony Soprano.

"Jimmy treated us all like family with a generosity, loyalty and compassion that is rare in this world," Gandolfini's Sopranos costar Michael Imperioli, who played Christopher Moltisanti, said in a statement to PEOPLE. "Working with him was a pleasure and a privilege. I will be forever grateful having had a friend the likes of Jimmy."

"Fughedabout losing one of the best actors of our time – we lost so much more," Drea de Matteo, who played Adriana La Cerva, tells PEOPLE in a statement. "Anyone from the Soprano family will tell you he was one of the most generous, real and humble human beings ever, with a presence that could shatter planets when he walked into a room. A king through [and] through. So very sorry for his family."

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler 'Treasures Memories' with Sopranos Dad James Gandolfini | James Gandolfini, Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler 'Treasures Memories' with Sopranos Dad James Gandolfini

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.

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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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James Gandolfini's Teen Son Called for Help from Hotel Room: Report | James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini's Teen Son Called for Help from Hotel Room: Report

Originally posted 06/20/2013 08:50AM

As tributes continue to pour in for James Gandolfini, the Sopranos star who died in Rome Wednesday night, details are also emerging about his final moments.

The actor's son Michael, 13, reportedly found his father alive but in distress in the bathroom of their Rome hotel room after the actor suffered an apparent heart attack.

NBC News reports that the teen called for help as his father lay alive but stricken in his room at the Hotel Boscolo around 10 p.m., Antonio D'amore, the hotel's manager, said.

Hotel employees attempted to resuscitate Gandolfini, 51, as they waited for emergency crews to arrive. The actor was still alive when his ambulance arrived at the hospital, but was later pronounced dead at Policlinico Umberto I hospital, located about three minutes away from the hotel, NBC said.

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James Gandolfini's Death: The Performances That Won't Be Seen

James Gandolfini's Death: The Performances That Won't Be Seen

Originally posted 06/20/2013 07:45AM

Wednesday's shocking death of James Gandolfini not only leaves behind legions of bereft fans, but two major projects at HBO and another at CBS, all of whose immediate futures are now up in the air.

Those were in addition to his recently completed role in the theatrical film due for release next year, Enough Said, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a recently divorced woman and Catherine Keener as her friend and ex-wife of Gandolfini. Louis-Dreyfus falls in love with him, says the Hollywood Reporter.

According to Deadline.com, Gandolfini's HBO-based Attaboy Prods. had the actor-producer set to costar with Steve Carell in Bone Wars, about a pair of real-life paleontologists after the Civil War who discovered the fossils of more than 160 dinosaurs.

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