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'Sopranos' Stars, Friends & Family Attend James Gandolfini's Funeral

June 27th, 2013 11:36am EDT
The Sopranos
Several stars from "The Sopranos" gathered in New York City on Thursday for the funeral of their former co-star James Gandolfini, who died of a heart attack in Rome, Italy, last Wednesday at age 51.

Edie Falco, Steve Buscemi, Michael Imperioli, Tony Sirico, Dominic Chianese and Aida Turturro were among those photographed at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

"30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie also attended the service.

After invited guests arrived, members of the public who wanted to pay their respects were also allowed into the church.

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Poplopedia: 'Detroit 1-8-7' Recap (Pilot)

September 22nd, 2010 9:35pm EDT
Detroit 1-8-7
With an Emmy Award-winning show on their hands courtesy of "Modern Family", the ABC network is of course looking to multiply the success of their primetime hour by adding dramas that can compete with the shows (mainly reality) offered on cable networks.

One of those new ABC shows is "Detroit 1-8-7."

Last night, Detroit 1-8-7 premiered on ABC adding yet another cop series to television. If you are one of the many that automatically assumed that "Detroit 1-8-7" followed the same formula as other crime drama series’, within minutes of its debut you realized you were positively wrong.

"Detro...
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Michael Imperioli Took Classes In Interrogation For 'Detroit 1-8-7'

September 22nd, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Michael Imperioli
Actor Michael Imperioli was so determined to pull off his portrayal of a police detective in new police drama Detroit 1-8-7, he enrolled in a training course to learn proper interrogation techniques.

The former The Sopranos star plays Detective Louis Fitch on the TV series and he reveals he turned to the professionals for tips on how to perfect the character.

Imperioli says, "He (the teacher) was a veteran detective, teaches law enforcement people interrogation (techniques). One thing he said was... when someone commits a crime, it's normally a cry out for something, for need, out of lo...
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ABC's 'Detroit 1-8-7' Might Be The Detective Show You're Looking For

September 21st, 2010 11:27am EDT
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Are you a fan of detective shows and looking for an authentic, gritty, credible series with twists and well-timed humor? ABC's "Detroit 1-8-7" might be the place to look.

Advanced reviews are coming in positive for the new cop drama, which is filmed exclusively in Detroit, Michigan. See what some critics are saying:

"They really captured the look and feel of Detroit with solid acting from a good cast," said Daemon TV's writer who is also a Michigan native.

"Fans of police dramas will appreciate the show’s various plot twists, which lead to some interesting conclusions. Its well-timed hu...
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Tom Cruise, Madonna First Choices For 'Goodfellas'

September 19th, 2010 12:05pm EDT
Martin Scorsese
Superstars Tom Cruise and Madonna were movie bosses' first choices for the lead roles in iconic 1990 mafia movie "Goodfellas."

Studio chiefs were desperate to cast Cruise in the role of mobster Henry Hill and Madonna was wanted to play his wife - until Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco won over director Martin Scorsese and the movie's producers.

Speaking to GQ magazine on Goodfellas' 20th anniversary, producer Irwin Winkler admits, "Tom Cruise was discussed. Marty wanted Ray... Frankly I thought we could do a lot better and then me and my wife were having dinner one night in a restaurant and...
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Check Out 'Life On Mars: The Complete Series' On DVD Sept. 29

September 26th, 2009 7:39am EDT
Life On Mars
One of television’s sharpest crime dramas boogies to a classic ‘70s beat when Life on Mars: The Complete Series comes to DVD on September 29.

After a hit-and-run accident in modern-day New York City mysteriously transports police detective Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara) back to 1973, Sam finds himself in the cultural hotbed of New York City in the tumultuous times of the Vietnam War, Watergate, women’s lib and the civil and gay rights movements – without a cell phone, computer, PDA or MP3 player - suddenly hurtled back in time when he’s ripped from 2008 after being hit by a car while chasing ...
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'Eleventh Hour' Vs. 'Life On Mars'

October 10th, 2008 4:05pm EDT
Life On Mars
Two of this season's most anticipated new shows debuted in the same time slot Thursday night. The new series Eleventh Hour aired on CBS, and opposite of that on ABC was the premiere of Life on Mars. The two shows put up impressive numbers in their first episodes, with Life of Mars' 7.7 edging out Eleventh Hour's 7.3 in the Nielsen Ratings. Both shows drew more viewers than the long-running ER, which came in with a 6.0 for NBC.

Eleventh Hour is based on a U.K. series of the same name. Rufus Sewell stars as Dr. Jacob Hood, a brilliant biophysicist recruited by the FBI to invest...
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Must See (& Must Skip) New Dramas This Fall

August 27th, 2008 8:40am EDT
My Own Worst Enemy
Christian Slater has only one facial expression. His eyebrows are permanently arched in a slightly questioning yet slightly sinister gaze; he has a five o'clock shadow that no pancake makeup ever seems to hide; and his eyes are dark and brooding, appearing beady and almost dead without the proper glint from three-point lighting.

Skip "My Own Worst Enemy"

Yet NBC's My Own Worst Enemy (Monday nights at 9 p.m. starting Oct. 13) have him playing two very distinct men: Henry, the slightly dippy family man living in pre-fab suburbia, and Edward, a Jason Bourne-esque operative for a se...
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Made In Connecticut: Filmmakers Turn East Coast State Into Moviemaking Mecca

May 8th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Is Connecticut the new Hollywood? Probably not, but it has become a hotspot for filmmaking. The quaint, colonial towns and Yale's impressive architecture led director Steven Spielberg to direct a portion of his highly anticipated "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" in New Haven. Director Sam Mendes admits that the state is a central character in his latest movie, "Revolutionary Road," starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Sure, the New England state is beautiful in the fall with its crimson leaves, pumpkin patches, and white picket fences. It features beautifu...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 1

January 1st, 2008 3:00am EST
Michael Imperioli
"New Year's Babies Edition" - Happy Birthday to "Mini-Me" actor Verne Troyer (1969), "Soprano" Michael Imperioli (1966), "Thir13en Ghosts" actress Embeth Davidtz (1966), actress/model Dedee Pfeiffer (1964), Rap DJ Grandmaster Flash (1958), Prolific Puerto Rican film star Luis Guzman (1957), comedian Don Novello a.k.a. "Father Guido Sarducci" (1943), Woodstock generation performer Country Joe McDonald (1942), "Superman Returns" actor Frank Langella (1940), reclusive author J.D. Salinger (1919), baseball's first "Hammerin' Hank" Hank Greenberg (1911; d. 1986), Cuban bandleader Xavier Cugat (...
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'Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day,' Premieres Dec. 9 On ABC

November 29th, 2007 8:01pm EST
For One More Day
Emmy Award®-winning actor Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and Academy Award®-winning actress Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore) star in the two-hour television event motion picture Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day, premiering Sunday, December 9 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In the film, based on Albom's bestselling book For One More Day, Imperioli plays Chick Benetto, a broken-down former baseball player who has collapsed into alcoholism and despair. He returns one night to his small hometown with plans to...
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Winners At Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards

September 17th, 2007 8:29am EDT
The Sopranos
Winners in major categories for the 59th annual Primetime Emmy Awards announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (in bold):

Drama Series: ''Boston Legal,'' ABC; ''Grey's Anatomy,'' ABC; ''Heroes,'' NBC; ''House,'' Fox; ''The Sopranos,'' HBO.

Comedy Series: ''Entourage,'' HBO; ''The Office,'' NBC; ''30 Rock, NBC; ''Two and a Half Men,'' CBS; ''Ugly Betty,'' ABC.

Miniseries: ''Broken Trail,'' AMC; ''Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre), PBS; ''The Starter Wife,'' USA.

Made-for-TV Movie: ''Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,'' HBO; ''Inside the Twin Tow...
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Michael Imperioli, Ellen Burstyn To Star In 'Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day'

July 12th, 2007 2:37pm EDT
Michael Imperioli
ABC Television and Harpo Films announced today that Michael Imperioli and Ellen Burstyn will star in the two-hour television event motion picture, "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day," based on Albom's bestselling book, "For One More Day." Principal photography begins today on location in Norwalk, CT, as well as other locations in Connecticut and New York.

Imperioli will play Chick Benetto, a broken-down, former baseball player who has collapsed into alcoholism and despair. He returns one night to his small hometown with plans to take his own life. At the final mome...
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'Law & Order' June 11 Marathon Features 'Sopranos' Stars

June 10th, 2007 9:00am EDT
Edie Falco
One day after the series finale of The Sopranos, TNT is giving fans of the series a chance to spend the day with their favorite stars when the network presents 12 episodes of the hit drama Law & Order, featuring such guest stars as Edie Falco, who has won three Emmys for her performance as Carmela Soprano on "The Sopranos;" Michael Imperioli, who earned an Emmy for his performance as Christopher Moltisanti; Aida Turturro, who earned an Emmy nomination for her performance as Janice Soprano; and Frank Vincent, who plays Phil Leotardo.

Other Sopranos stars to appear in the "Law & Order" ...
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A Behind The Scenes Look At 'Cleaver,' Starring Daniel Baldwin And Jonathan LaPaglia

April 18th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Christopher Moltisanti
Christopher Moltisanti, notorious member of the elusive crime family The Sopranos, presents a film experience described as "Saw meets The Godfather II" in Cleaver, a slasher film based on his dark world of murder and deception.

A young wise guy assassin gets betrayed by his own people after they whack him and spread his body parts all over the city. The murdered mobster comes back from the dead for revenge against Mob Boss, Sally Boy, who planned his killing, as the Cleaver.

Starring Jonathan LaPaglia as the "Cleaver" and Daniel Baldwin as Mob Boss "Sally Boy," Cleaver is the br...
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'Sopranos' Stars Reveal How They Would End The Series

March 26th, 2007 9:58am EDT
The Sopranos
In an exclusive interview with DISH Entertainment Magazine, 10 main cast members of HBO's The Sopranos tell how they would end the series, which is coming to a close after a six-year run. The final nine episodes begin airing in April.

James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano), Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano), Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti), Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Jennifer Melfi), Steve Van Zandt (Silvio Dante), Tony Sirico (Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri), Robert Iler (Anthony "A.J. Soprano Jr.), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Meadow Soprano), Steve Schirripa (Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri) and Dominic Chian...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 1

January 1st, 2007 3:00am EST
Frank Langella
"New Year's Babies Edition" - Happy Birthday to "Mini-Me" actor Verne Troyer (1969), "Soprano" Michael Imperioli (1966), "Thir13en Ghosts" actress Embeth Davidtz (1966), actress/model Dedee Pfeiffer (1964), Rap DJ Grandmaster Flash (1958), Prolific Puerto Rican film star Luis Guzman (1957), comedian Don Novello a.k.a. "Father Guido Sarducci" (1943), Woodstock generation performer Country Joe McDonald (1942), "Superman Returns" actor Frank Langella (1940), reclusive author J.D. Salinger (1919), baseball's first "Hammerin' Hank" Hank Greenberg (1911; d. 1986), Cuban bandleader Xavier Cugat (...
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'24' Wins Best Drama & 'The Office' Is Best Comedy

August 28th, 2006 8:45am EDT
24
Last night the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 58th Annual Emmy Awards. The Fox drama 24 was named Outstanding Drama Series for the first time after five nominations in the category, and in its first season, the NBC series The Office, a U.S. adaptation of the hit British series of the same name, was named Outstanding Comedy Series. Winners in the lead categories follow in bold:

Outstanding Comedy Series

Arrested Development

Curb Your Enthusiasm

The Office

Scrubs

Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Drama Series

Grey’s Anatomy

The So...
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'24' Gets 12 Emmy Nods, 'Grey's Anatomy' Receives 11

July 6th, 2006 10:36am EDT
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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences just announced the complete list of nominations for the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards. The TNT miniseries Into The West garnered the most nominations (16), followed by Elizabeth I (13), Mrs. Harris and 24 (12), Grey's Anatomy (11), and Bleak House and Will & Grace (10).

Nominations in the lead categories are:

Outstanding Comedy Series

Arrested Development

Curb Your Enthusiasm

The Office

Scrubs

Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Drama Series

Grey’s Anatomy

The Sopranos

24

The West Wing

House

Outstanding Miniser...
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Michael Imperioli's Character Hits Hard Times in 'Law & Order'

May 8th, 2006 1:45pm EDT
Michael Imperioli
The Sopranos star Michael Imperioli reprises his role as Detective Nick Falco on NBC's Law & Order on Wed., May 10. This time the detective, who has an immense passion for making the world safe, is the one feeling the heat when he finds himself under investigation for murder.

"He's in a bit of trouble," said Imperioli. "The last time we saw this character he was going to night school, which he's still doing, but he was married and had kids. In the interim his wife left him and took the kids. He's kind of hit hard times."

In "Hindsight," the tables are turned on Detective Falc...
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'Sopranos' Game Announced By THQ

May 4th, 2006 12:31pm EDT
The Sopranos
THQ Inc. today announced its upcoming videogame based on HBO's critically acclaimed series The Sopranos. Currently under development, the game will evoke the atmosphere, action and conflicts that are the cornerstone of the hit show, which has found worldwide success as one of HBO's premier original programs.

The game is backed by key members of the all-star cast who will lend their voices and likenesses, including James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano. The Sopranos game is scheduled to release for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 2 computer en...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 1

January 1st, 2006 3:00am EST
Luis Guzman
"New Year's Babies Edition" - Happy Birthday to "Mini-Me" actor Verne Troyer (1969), "Soprano" Michael Imperioli (1966), "Thir13en Ghosts" actress Embeth Davidtz (1966), actress/model Dedee Pfeiffer (1964), Rap DJ Grandmaster Flash (1958), Prolific Puerto Rican film star Luis Guzman (1957), comedian Don Novello a.k.a. "Father Guido Sarducci" (1943), Woodstock generation performer Country Joe McDonald (1942), reclusive author J.D. Salinger (1919), baseball's first "Hammerin' Hank" Hank Greenberg (1911; d. 1986), Cuban bandleader Xavier Cugat (1900; d. 1990), scientist/botanist George Washin...
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