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Trixie Flynn, Personal Assistant to James Gandolfini, James L. Brooks and Robert De Niro, Dies at 74

Trixie Flynn, who served as an invaluable personal assistant to such Hollywood A-listers as James Gandolfini, Steve McQueen, James L. Brooks, Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro, has died. She was 74. Flynn died July 22 of sudden respiratory failure at her home in Marietta, Georgia, her son, theater scenic designer Seamus M. Bourne, told The […]

John Zderko, Actor in ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘The Mentalist,’ Dies at 60

John Zderko, a late-blooming actor who worked on such series as Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, 911: Lone Star and Bosch: Legacy, has died. He was 60. Zderko died Thursday in Los Angeles of complications from his treatment for cancer, his friend and fellow actor Charley Koontz (Community, CSI: Cyber) told The Hollywood Reporter. This year, […]

‘The Godfather’ Turns 50: Film and TV Homages Likely Seen Before the Francis Ford Coppola Masterpiece

The Godfather is arguably the greatest film ever made. But at 50 years old, it’s a good bet today a decent portion of viewers saw an homage to the Francis Ford Coppola masterpiece before watching the actual masterpiece. And that makes perfect sense. The film, based on the best-selling novel by the late Mario Puzo, […]

Jamie-Lynn Sigler Talks Emotional Reprisal of ‘Sopranos’ Character for Chevrolet Super Bowl Commercial

Jamie-Lynn Sigler is back as Meadow Soprano for a Chevrolet Super Bowl commercial — and fans of the iconic HBO mob series are likely going to get goosebumps. The actress and her Sopranos bother, actor Robert Iler (A.J. Soprano), appear in the “New Generation” spot — touting the first-ever Chevy Silverado EV — which re-creates, […]

‘Sopranos’ Star Lorraine Bracco Was “Upset” Over Dr. Melfi’s Uncharacteristic Show Exit

Lorraine Bracco was thoroughly unhappy with the way her iconic character departed The Sopranos in the show’s final season. During a recent visit to Talking Sopranos, the popular podcast hosted by show alums Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa, the actress — who starred as therapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi — revealed her disappointment with her final […]

‘Sopranos’ Star Steve Schirripa Says Significant Bobby Baccalieri Moment Was an Accident

Fans of The Sopranos know one of the most devastating moments involving the kind-hearted Bobby Baccalieri was his first hit, which happened toward the end of the series. It’s in that moment a brilliant metaphor for the character losing a part of his soul occurs — but Steve Schirripa reveals the instance was not planned. […]

Michael Gandolfini Had to Pull Back an Overzealous Tony Soprano Performance

Michael Gandolfini felt a lot of pressure to play a version of the ruthless Mafia boss his late father turned into a television legend on The Sopranos. In an interview on CBS Sunday Morning, the 22-year-old actor opened up about his young Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark, the prequel film that sets […]

Michael Gandolfini on Why He Didn’t Think About His Grief While Playing Young Tony in ‘The Many Saints of Newark’

Michael Gandolfini says he had to set aside his grief while playing the titular character in Many Saints of Newark — the role his father James Gandolfini embodied for more than half a decade. In a new interview with Empire magazine, the actor, who is taking on his first major movie role after making his […]

James Gandolfini Did Classic ‘Sopranos’ Beatdown Scene in One Take (Hungover), Robert Patrick Says

Robert Patrick made it a point to get under James Gandolfini’s skin right away to ensure his character’s beating in an early, classic Sopranos episode would be intense. The Davey Scatino actor appeared on the most recent installment of the popular Talking Sopranos podcast hosted by show alums Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa, where he […]

‘Sopranos’ Stars Say James Gandolfini Was Paid a Big Sum to Turn Down ‘The Office’ Role

Sopranos stars Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa say that James Gandolfini was paid millions to not supersede Steve Carell following his departure from NBC’s The Office. Imperioli and Schirripa spoke about the reported deal during the latest episode of their Talking Sopranos podcast, which featured guest Ricky Gervais. The star of the original U.K. Office series […]

Alec Baldwin Asked to Play Character Who Whacked Tony Soprano

Alec Baldwin — like every other actor in town — wanted a piece of The Sopranos during the run of the iconic HBO mob series, and he even asked the production if he could play a vital character. A superfan of the award-winning show, Baldwin on Sunday joined Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) and Steve Schirripa […]

James Gandolfini Reprised Tony Soprano in Lost Video to Lure LeBron James to the Knicks

The late actor played his iconic character one more time when teams were all clamoring for the NBA superstar in 2010.