Paula Deen reportedly cooks up a platter of crispy, Southern-fried racism
Peanut oil tycoon Paula Deen was recently hit in the face with an accusations-of-racism ham, which came lovingly battered in multiple allegations of workplace discrimination by a former employee. Now, after the lawsuit was allowed to marinate in its own juices for a year, the National Enquirer (via Buzzfeed) has slowly turned up the heat by purporting to have obtained video of Deen’s deposition, in which she admits that “Yes, of course” she’s used “the N-word” that isn’t “No more butter, thanks,” and shares her recipe for a wedding where black servants pretend to be slaves—a »
Nigella Lawson Throat-Grabbing Incident: New Photo, Plus Everything We Know About Alleged Choking
Another photo of Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi's alleged choking incident has surfaced. In a pic obtained by E! News, the celebrity chef's husband can be seen reaching across a restaurant table and grabbing Lawson's throat with his left hand. Lawson appears uncomfortable during the incident, which happened at Scott's restaurant in London just last week. Here's everything we know about Lawson and Saatchi's domestic drama: An Earlier Incident: On Dec. 8 of last year, six months before the alleged choking incident, Saatchi was photographed with his left hand over Lawson's mouth as the two dined together in public. Headline Grabbing: News breaks on Jun. 17 that Saatchi »
Sean Parker Says He and Wife Are Receiving Backlash After Lavish Wedding
Newlyweds Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas are feeling the heat after their June 1 wedding in Big Sur, Calif., made headlines, the Silicon Valley mogul says. "My wife and I should be happy right now, elated to have been married," Parker wrote in an email to the U.K.'s Guardian. "Instead," he writes, "we are being spat upon by complete strangers while walking together on the street, cursed at by a waiter in a restaurant who had read bogus media reports about our wedding, and told by complete strangers that we should get our divorce papers ready since our marriage clearly isn't going to last, »
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James Gandolfini Death: Sopranos Actor's 5 Most Memorable Roles
It's a sad day in Hollywood. James Gandolfini has passed away at the age of 51, HBO has confirmed. The Sopranos actor was reportedly in Italy for the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, where he was scheduled to participate in several events over the weekend. Gandolfini has had a longstanding acting career from hit films to a groundbreaking series. Here's a look at five of his most memorable roles. 1. The Sopranos: Gandolfini's portrayal of Tony Soprano was absolutely legendary. He went on to win three Emmys for his role during the series' six-season run. 2. True Romance: The actor's breakout performance as the hitman Virgil in the Tony Scott film from a Quentin »
James Gandolfini dies: David Chase's moving statement on losing 'The Sopranos' star
James Gandolfini's tragic and sudden death at the age of 51 has shocked Hollywood, and perhaps no one shared a richer creative collaboration with the late actor than "The Sopranos" creator David Chase.
Chase couldn't have found a better fit for the role of Tony Soprano, which made Gandolfini a star and earned him three Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Gandolfini also had a supporting role in Chase's feature directorial debut, "Not Fade Away," which was released last year.
Chase released the following statement about Gandolfini's passing today:
"He was a genius. Anyone who saw him even in the smallest of his performances knows that. He is one of the greatest actors of this or any time. 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 »
Miley Cyrus, Chris Brown named worst celebrity role models in new survey
Congratulations to Miley Cyrus and Chris Brown for topping another list. This one they might be less excited about, though. The two are the top male and female worst celebrity role models according to a new survey commissioned by CouponCodes4U.
The website surveyed 2,407 parents, all of which with at least one child over 8 years old. 58 perfect of those surveyed believe that celebrities should not be used as positive examples of role models for children.
They were also able to come up with a Top 10 male and female celebrities that would make for the absolute worst role models. The lists can be found below. Reasons given for the female choices ranged from their over-sexualized images, to their being unable to make positive life choices. For the guys, arrogance was a key factor in most of the decisions, along with questionable talent.
The Top 10 worst female celebrity role models:1. Miley Cyrus »
James Gandolfini: Watch The Sopranos Star Accept His First Emmy
It's incredibly hard to believe that James Gandolfini is gone. Family, friends, colleagues and fans are mourning the actor after he died suddenly today while on vacation in Rome. He was 51. The Sopranos creator David Chase remembered his long-time muse as a "genius" and "one of the greatest actors of this or any time"—monikers that many can agree with, largely due to Gandolfini's now-iconic performance as Tony Soprano in Chase's groundbreaking HBO series. It was nearly 13 years ago that Gandolfini accepted what would be his first of three Emmys for playing Tony, a moment seemed to surprise the man of the hour far more than it threw anyone else. "I »
James Gandolfini dies: Hollywood reacts to 'Sopranos' star's death
News of the sudden and tragic death of "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini quickly spread, leading to an outpouring of love from fans, friends and fellow actors and creators. Across Twitter were tributes to the man who made Tony Soprano famous. Below, Zap2it has collected a handful of tweets from various performers and creators.
"Lost" creator Damien Lindelof writes:"James Gandolfini. You created an icon. And you cut to black way too abruptly. Thank you, and rest in peace."
Comedian Patton Oswald writes:"Death needs to be driven out into the woods by Silvio Dante. #RIPGandolfini"
James Gandolfini's Death at 51 Stuns Hollywood
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, »
Miss Utah Rebounds From Miss USA Flub, Crowns Giuliana Rancic
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James Gandolfini -- Tattoo Shopping Before Death
James Gandolfini was in the market for a mysterious new ink job before his death -- dropping by an L.A. tattoo parlor earlier this month ... and promising to return with a special order.TMZ has learned Gandolfini visited T-Man Tattoo in Studio City on June 1st -- and the owner (pictured above) tells us, the actor was extremely excited about a new tattoo he was planning.Gandolfini didn't tell the owner what he wanted »
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James Gandolfini's Best Movie Roles
Gandolfini died on Wednesday in Italy at the age of 51. His death, first reported by Deadline.com, was the result of a fatal heart attack.
Gandolfini's first credited role was as an orderly in the 1987 film "Shock! Shock! Shock!" He received major notices, however, for a small but memorable scene in the 1993 Tony Scott movie "True Romance." (Warning: Link Nsfw.)
Gandolfini reunited with Scott for "Crimson Tide" in 1995; that year also found him starring in "Get Shorty" as Bear, a gruff and physical bodyguard with a heart of gold. Other supporting parts in "A Civil Action," "8Mm," "She's So Lovely," "The Juror" and "Night Falls On Manhattan" soon followed.
After winning the role of Tony Soprano on "The Sopranos" in 1999, Gandolfini took a break from films. »
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James Gandolfini Dies: Sopranos Creator David Chase Remembers "Genius" Actor
James Gandolfini's sudden death today at 51 didn't just rob Hollywood of a great talent. "He was a genius," David Chase, the Emmy-winning creator of The Sopranos who most recently directed Gandolfini in the film Not Fade Away, said in a statement to E! News. In Italy to attend a film festival Gandolfini died after suffering an apparent heart attack in Rome "Anyone who saw him even in the smallest of his performances knows that. He is one of the greatest actors of this or any time. 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 »
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Kanye West has had two special deliveries this week - his new baby girl to be named and his new album entitled Yeezus. His latest musical endeavor, which dropped yesterday, has made more of a tidal wave than a splash. We've got a quick review of Kanye's intense new sound, plus the three most download-worthy tracks you have to check out! »
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Video: Kim's Bikini Body Days Before Birth, but What About the Name?!
In our lead story, we've got exclusive pictures of Kim Kardashian flaunting her hot-mama bikini body just five days before giving birth to her baby girl with rapper Kanye West. So what have we heard from the new parents since their bundle of joy arrived? We'll fill you in - plus, we keep up with the rest of the Kardashians. »
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'Sopranos' Star Dies At Age 51
James Gandolfini has reportedly died while in Italy, according to Deadline.com.
According to the website, the "Sopranos" star was in the country for a film festival. Variety also initially reported that he suffered a fatal stroke, but both the trade site and Deadline.com updated the cause of death to a heart attack.
Gandolfini was 51 years old and is survived by a wife and two children. He became a household star for his portrayal of mob boss Tony Soprano on "The Sopranos," a role which earned him three Emmys on six total nominations. “Absolutely stunned," Chris Albrecht, the former chairman and CEO of HBO who greenlit "The Sopranos" told Deadline. "I got the word from ['Sopranos' star] Lorraine Bracco and just got off with [producer] Brad Grey who had just heard from [show creator] David Chase. We had all become a family. This is a tremendous loss.”
"We're all in shock and feeling immeasurable »
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Madonna's Circus Chic Suit Is Better Fit For the Big Top
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James Gandolfini Dead at 51, Actor Won Three Emmys for The Sopranos
James Gandolfini has died. The Emmy-winning star of The Sopranos suffered a possible heart attack while in Italy, HBO confirmed Wednesday. He was due to attend the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily later this week. "We're all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our family," the network said 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. "He touched so many of us over the years with his humor, his warmth and his humility. "Our hearts go out to his wife and children during this terrible time. He »
James Gandolfini dead: 'Sopranos' actor dies suddenly at 51
It's a dark day in Hollywood, as "Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini has reportedly passed away at the age of 51.
Deadline reports that Gandolfini was in Italy when he died after suffering a suspected heart attack on Wednesday (June 19). The actor was in Rome on holiday with his family, his managers confirmed.
HBO has issued a statement on the actor's passing, saying, "We're all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our family. 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. He touched so many of us over the years with his humor, his warmth and his humility. Our hearts go out to his wife and children during this terrible time. He will be deeply missed by all of us."
Gandolfini, of course, became a »
The Best Of James Gandolfini On 'The Sopranos'
The passing of "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini leaves a gaping hole in the TV landscape.
The actor, who died suddenly of a heart attack in Italy at the age of 51 on Wednesday, won three Emmys for his performance as mob boss Tony Soprano on the highly-acclaimed HBO series, which aired from 1999-2007.
"We're all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our family," HBO said 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. He touched so many of us over the years with his humor, his warmth and his humility. Our hearts go out to his wife and children during this terrible time. He will be deeply missed by all of us."
Tony Soprano has largely been hailed one of the »
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