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Gandolfini's Son 'Riveting' in Sopranos Prequel
What Critics Are Saying
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What Critics Are Saying About Sopranos Prequel

James Gandolfini's son is 'riveting,' though film itself has some so-so reviews

(Newser) - Fourteen years after the cut-to-black ending of The Sopranos, James Gandolfini’ son, Michael, reprises his father's iconic role as Tony Soprano in the prequel , The Many Saints of Newark , co-written by Sopranos creator David Chase (with Lawrence Konner) and directed by series regular Alan Taylor. Set around Newark, New...

Who's Playing Young Tony Soprano? Gandolfini's Son

Michael Gandolfini's dad, of course, originated the iconic role

(Newser) - Awesome casting news for the Sopranos prequel : James Gandolfini's own son will play a young Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark. The feature film from Sopranos creator David Chase is set during the 1960s Newark riots, when black and Italian gangsters in the city clashed, and will...

20 Movies That Debuted After a Star's Death

Paul Walker died less than two weeks before 'Hours' release

(Newser) - Paul Walker died less than two weeks before the Dec. 13 release of Hours, a movie about Hurricane Katrina he starred in. The San Francisco Chronicle rounds up many more examples of movies released after one of their stars died. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out...

Stars Come Out for Gandolfini's Funeral

Broadway dimmed the lights for him last night

(Newser) - Mourners gathered today for the funeral of James Gandolfini, including quite a few of his Sopranos co-stars and, of course, adoring fans. David Chase, creator of the series, is one of four people scheduled to offer remembrances during the ceremony at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. The...

Gandolfini's Last Meal Booze-Filled: Source

Actor said to have had 8 drinks

(Newser) - James Gandolfini's autopsy was conducted today in Italy, and though no official word has been given, a hospital source tells Reuters it confirmed the actor's cause of death was a heart attack. An Italian official gives the same confirmation to CNN . Doctors will make the official announcement later...

Jersey Store Gives Fitting Tribute to Gandolfini

'Reserved' sign goes up at booth where final scene of 'Sopranos' was shot

(Newser) - Amid all the tributes to the late James Gandolfini , a New Jersey ice cream parlor came up with one of the most fitting. The owner of Holsten's in Bloomfield put up a "reserved" sign at the booth where the final scene of The Sopranos was shot, reports the...

Eerie GQ Story Explores Gandolfini's Darker Side

Book excerpt reveals time he disappeared from 'Sopranos'

(Newser) - A GQ story that was already on newsstands when James Gandolfini died is rattling: Titled "The Night Tony Soprano Disappeared," it takes a close look at Gandolfini's darker side, from his struggles with drugs and alcohol to his intense, often difficult, and sometimes even self-punishing behavior while...

Son, 13, Found Dying Gandolfini

They were on 'guys' trip' to Italy

(Newser) - James Gandolfini was found, collapsed in the bathroom of his Rome hotel room around 10pm local time last night, by his own young son, NBC News reports. Michael, 13, called for help, the hotel manager says, and Gandolfini was alive when the ambulance arrived. Hotel workers had tried to resuscitate...

Sopranos' James Gandolfini Dead at 51

He has apparent heart attack in Italy

(Newser) - Sad and surprising news from Italy, where Sopranos' star James Gandolfini died of an apparent heart attack today at age 51, reports TMZ . (Other reports say a stroke.) The actor who brought Tony Soprano to life on HBO for six seasons was in Sicily for a film festival, says...

Top Actors Cut From Big Movies

Big names not enough to save actors from the edit splice

(Newser) - Bloated running times, terrible performances, a 60-pound weight gain—there are a host of reasons why even the most well-known actors are sometimes cut from films. The Huffington Post takes a look at 11 notable instances of big names getting axed from big movies:
  • Ryan Gosling, The Lovely Bones: Gosling

Top Sundance Buzz Generators
 Top Sundance Buzz Generators 

Top Sundance Buzz Generators

Twilight star Kristen Stewart has two breakout films

(Newser) - With the Sundance Film Festival under way in Park City, Utah, the Daily Beast takes a look at the ones generating the loudest buzz:
  • Howl: James Franco turns in a Milk-caliber performance as counter-culture poet Allen Ginsberg as he faces obscenity charges in 1957.
  • Kristen Stewart: Gets well beyond Twilight

Wild Things Runs Rampant

 Wild Things 
 Runs Rampant 
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Wild Things Runs Rampant

Law Abiding Citizen also enjoys strong opening weekend

(Newser) - Where the Wild Things Are ran wild at the weekend box office, exceeding expectations by doing $32.5 million worth of business. Spike Jonze's first foray into children's cinema earned the director his strongest opening weekend ever. "I can't imagine too many people who could do what Spike did,...

Highs and Lows of the Tonys
 Highs and Lows of the Tonys 

Highs and Lows of the Tonys

From the three Billys to a lost Dolly Parton

(Newser) - The 2009 Tony awards were not without their laughs—and gaffes. The LA Times outlines the best and worst of Broadway's biggest night.
  • Dolly Parton was a crowd-pleaser during the show's opening number, but later appeared accidentally, and uncomfortably, on the stage when she lost out on the music and

'Tony Soprano' Ties the Knot
 'Tony Soprano' Ties the Knot 

'Tony Soprano' Ties the Knot

8-year-old son is best man

(Newser) - Tony Soprano's alter ego, James Gandolfini, married Deborah Lin in her hometown of Honolulu Saturday. The actor’s 8-year-old son served as best man, People reports. "There was a nice big kiss at the end with both hands on the cheeks," a guest said. The Hawaiian wedding feast...

Fuhgeddaboutit! Soprano Garb Grabs $200K

Auction raises money for wounded soldiers

(Newser) - Fans of fictional mob boss Tony Soprano shelled out nearly $200,000 for the outfits he wore on his hit TV series, including a set of "blood-spattered" threads, reports E! Online. Top grossing was the suit and undershirt Tony wore when Uncle Junior shot him in season 6, which...

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