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Originally posted 06/19/2013 10:00PM
It's a word kicked around a lot in Hollywood, but those who worked with James Gandolfini, who died Wednesday at age 51, say The Sopranos star truly was an acting genius.
"He is one of the greatest actors of this or any time," remembered the show's creator, David Chase. "A great deal of that genius resided in those sad eyes. I remember telling him many times, 'You don't get it. You're like Mozart.' There would be silence at the other end of the phone."
And like all great artists, Chase acknowledged, "He wasn't easy sometimes. But he was my partner, he was my brother in ways I can't explain and never will be able to explain."
Originally posted 06/19/2013 07:40PM
James Gandolfini, the three-time Emmy-winning actor who played mob boss Tony Soprano on HBO's hit series The Sopranos, died on Wednesday in Italy at age 51.
The actor suffered a possible heart attack while traveling in Rome, a rep for HBO says. Gandolfini had been scheduled to take part in the Taormina Film Fest in Sicily.
"We're all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our family," HBO says in a statement. "He was special man, a great talent, but more importantly a gentle and loving person who treated everyone no matter their title or position with equal respect."
Originally posted 08/31/2008 01:25AM
James Gandolfini and fiancée Deborah Lin tied the knot Saturday in her hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii, a wedding guest confirms to PEOPLE.
"There was a nice big kiss at the end with both hands on the cheeks" as The Sopranos star and Lin officially became husband and wife, the guest tells PEOPLE. "They looked great."
Originally posted 01/10/2008 01:30PM
James Gandolfini and his girlfriend, Deborah Lin, are engaged, PEOPLE has confirmed.
"Reps are happy to announce that he and his girlfriend Deborah Lin recently got engaged during the holidays," a statement released by HBO said Thursday.
According to a source on perezhilton.com – where the news was first announced – the Sopranos star "popped the question while in the Bahamas ... They're thrilled."
Gandolfini, 46, who divorced wife Marcella in 2002 after nearly four years of marriage, became briefly engaged to Lora Somoza in 2004. That relationship ended in February 2005.
Originally posted 02/07/2005 06:00AM
Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland may have postponed her March wedding to Dallas Cowboy Roy Williams, but he seems to be out of neither sight nor mind. After Kelly, Beyonce and Michelle Williams took in a Miami Heat basketball game one recent evening, they headed over to Nobu with Roy for a spot of sushi. At the end of the evening, Kelly and Roy took off in one car, while Beyonce and Michelle left in another. Destiny's Child's song "Lose Your Breath" will vie for a Grammy (for best R&B performance by a duo or group) on Feb. 13.
Originally posted 02/04/2005 10:00AM
James Gandolfini's fiancee of one year, Lora Somoza, has canceled their engagement so she can move out West to care for her ailing grandmother while he remains in New York, Gandolfini's manager confirms to New York's Daily News.
Originally posted 11/18/2004 08:00AM
Ruthless as he is, even Tony Soprano doesn't want to run afoul of U.S. troops.
Originally posted 06/16/2004 06:00AM
Will Smith loves sharing the stage with wife Jada – the karaoke stage, that is. "We're Peaches & Herb. We make beautiful music together," says Smith, 35, who was in Europe to support his wife's band, Wicked Wisdom, while they toured with Britney Spears recently. But when it comes to going solo, Will says he's still the fresh prince. "Nobody can touch me in karaoke – I'm the best ever," boasts the actor, who hopes to square off against one superstar in particular: "Tom Cruise thinks he can karaoke, so we're going to have a battle." Warm up those pipes, Tom...
Originally posted 02/11/2004 12:00PM
It looks like television critics previewing the fifth season of HBO's popular Mafia-family drama "The Sopranos" will have blood on their hands -- and on their TV screens.
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