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Tony Sirico Was “Horrified” Over Early ‘Sopranos’ Script and Successfully Lobbied for Change

Tony Sirico had a couple of firm rules when it came to his beloved Sopranos character, and he would not compromise. In fact, he was so upset over one word in a script for the HBO classic series that he lobbied for a rare script change. The fan-favorite actor died Friday. He was 79. Sirico […]

Tony Sirico, ‘The Sopranos’ Actor, Dies at 79

Tony Sirico, best known for his role as “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri on The Sopranos, has died. He was 79. Sirico passed away Friday at an assisted living facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, according to his manager of 25 years, Bob McGowan. No cause of death was revealed, but Sirico had been suffering from dementia for the past couple […]

Tony Siragusa, Super Bowl Champion and ‘Sopranos’ Actor, Dies at 55

Tony Siragusa, the NFL’s charismatic defensive tackle who helped lead a stout Baltimore defense to a Super Bowl title, has died. He was 55. Siragusa’s broadcast agent, Jim Ornstein, confirmed the death Wednesday. The cause of death was not immediately available. “This is a really sad day,” he said. “Tony was way more than my […]

From ‘Full House’ to ‘The Simpsons’: Best and Worst TV Dads

Whether giving life lessons or having public displays of drunkeness, a look at the TV dads offering heart and humor and those showcasing what not to do.

Ray Liotta, Actor in ‘GoodFellas,’ Dies at 67

Ray Liotta, the intense actor from New Jersey best known for his turn as the hustler turned mob rat Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas, has died. He was 67. Publicist Jennifer Allen told The Hollywood Reporter that the actor died Wednesday night or early Thursday in his sleep in his hotel room while in the […]

Paul Herman, Actor in ‘The Sopranos,’ ‘Entourage’ and ‘The Irishman,’ Dies at 76

Paul Herman, an actor in The Sopranos, Entourage, The Irishman and Goodfellas, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. He was 76. Herman’s representative T Keaton-Woods confirmed his death, sharing with THR the following statement from The 5 Management company: “We are deeply saddened at the loss of our beloved Paul Herman. A true character on […]

‘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, […]

From ‘And Just Like That’ to ‘Westworld’: 20 Questions With HBO/Max’s Casey Bloys

Eighteen months ago, Casey Bloys’ biggest concern was the future of Game of Thrones. Now, the HBO and HBO Max programming chief is in the midst of getting a new corporate parent, busy overseeing a sprawling content portfolio that includes revivals of some of HBO’s most iconic shows for the years-old streamer, navigating the complex […]

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, […]

Peter Bogdanovich, Oscar-Nominated Director and Champion of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 82

Peter Bogdanovich, the Oscar-nominated writer-director of The Last Picture Show whose career, which also included hits like What’s Up, Doc? and Paper Moon, put him on a path toward living up to the example of those like Orson Welles and John Ford he so lionized, has died. He was 82. Bogdanovich died shortly after midnight Thursday at his home in […]

David Chase Spills on Lingering ‘Sopranos’ Questions for Final Podcast Episode About the HBO Series

The second era of The Sopranos has come to a close. Talking Sopranos, the popular podcast started by show alumni Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa as a project to help ease fans’ stress during the pandemic, concluded Monday. It premiered in April 2020. The duo thanked fans from the bottom of their hearts for the […]

Why ‘Red Notice’ and ‘True Story’ Star Chris Diamantopoulos Won’t Give Up Roles Without a Fight

Red Notice just became Netflix’s most watched movie of all time, and since its release on Nov. 24, the Kevin Hart-led miniseries True Story has topped the streamer’s domestic charts. The common thread between these two hit Netflix properties is that Chris Diamantopoulos plays a key antagonist in both. Starting with Rawson Marshall Thurber’s Red […]