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Watch Bill Cosby say "I don’t talk about it” when confronted about the numerous rape allegations The Associated Press today released footage from a Nov. 6 interview in which the comedian was asked about Hannibal Buress standup comments. “There’s no response,” Cosby said. “There is no comment about that. And I’ll tell you why. I don’t want to compromise your integrity, but I don’t talk about it.” After the interview was filmed, Cosby requested that “none of that will be shown.” Plus: Raven Symoné blasts rumors she was raped by Cosby, Janice Dickinson told Howard Stern in 2006 that her publisher wouldn’t let her write about Cosby, and Cosby’s new lawyer is reportedly trying to discredit Dickinson. Jerry Seinfeld clarifies: "I don't have autism, I'm not on the spectrum” After some backlash over his comments to Brian Williams, Seinfeld tells “Access Hollywood”: "I just »
- Norman Weiss
It’s been seven years since the lights went out on the story of Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and his extended family. Since that time there’s been a kind of renaissance on the small screen, a series of shows with the complexity and cinematic style of its bigscreen cousins. Despite all the attention paid to the show at the time, it’s still in some ways an underappreciated show, seen by some as a mere tale of gangsters and criminals.
At its core, “The Sopranos” is an operatic drama, far more about character interaction and beautiful storytelling than it is about any vicarious fun seeing bad guys be bad.
As the series is finally coming home in High Definition, HBO Canada graciously flew Cineplex down to stay in New York city to do a tour of some of the famed locations from the show. As we boarded the bus on a Saturday morning, »
- Jason Gorber
Last year saw the tragic loss of one of the greatest, most versatile and humanistic performers working in Hollywood. James Gandolfini often played thuggish, violent characters, owing to his New Jersey heritage and large stature: in reality, the actor was an avowed pacifist who had reservations about the malicious conduct of his best-known character Tony Soprano, and produced two documentaries about post-traumatic stress and life-changing injuries suffered by war veterans.
Gandolfini was an interesting guy. Refusing to be typecast despite being known to most audiences as a remorseless – if complicated – mobster, he managed to get through a great deal of diverse and interesting roles before suddenly dying of a heart attack, aged 51, during a vacation in Rome. He made his on-screen debut relatively late and all, with an uncredited part in 1991’s The Last Boy Scout, before breaking through on The Sopranos some eight years later.
An interesting guy and, »
- Tom Baker
"Everything dies, baby, that's a fact," sang Bruce Springsteen in the song "Atlantic City." "But maybe everything that dies someday comes back."
The Boss might have been singing about this week's happenings in the world of television, events that proved once again that TV is a rest home where nothing ever truly dies and everything can someday return to life (with only a minimum of zombie-creepiness). In the world of television (which includes streaming online video, where everything from last night's Jimmy Fallon shenanigans to the most ancient and obscure TV arcane is just a click away), there is a galaxy of possibilities cobbled together from pop culture jetsam; there are alternate universes where amazing shows by unlikely auteurs exist, or where those shows debut when we want them to instead of years too late; and there are realms where the inability of anything to become permanently lost in the »
- Gary Susman
Jamie-Lynn Sigler's beloved eldest brother has died. Adam Sigler passed away Wednesday after slipping into a coma following a massive brain hemorrhage, according to a report. "Words cannot express how deeply saddened we are by the sudden loss of Adam Sigler," a rep for the actress said in a statement. "He brought love and joy to everyone around him especially his family, who were by his side when he passed. Adam will continue to be a source of strength and inspiration. We ask that the family's privacy be respected during this time." Adam was reportedly engaged and in good »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd
John Oliver took over “The Daily Show” again to help promote Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater” “I’ll take another spin in the non-premium host chair,” Oliver said as he interviewed all the key “Rosewater” people, including “The Daily Show” staffers who helped inspire the film, Jason Jones and producer Tim Greenberg, plus Maziar Bahari and Gael Garcia Bernal. Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to “Fox & Friends,” reveals cancer scare The former “View” co-host says she had a tumor removed from her abdomen a month ago. “The Big Bang Theory” pays tribute to Carol Ann Susi A brief message for the “Mrs. Wolowitz” actress ended last night’s episode with the message: “Every time you spoke we laughed. You’re in our hearts forever.” Click Read Full Post For More What if Jon Stewart's movie is a hit and he leaves “The Daily Show”? Comedy Central should be feeling nervous about the performance of Stewart’s "Rosewater, »
- Norman Weiss
The Sopranos and Entourage alum Jamie-Lynn Sigler and her family are mourning the death of her brother, Adam Sigler, who passed away suddenly this week at age 41. Adam was eight years older than the actress and lived in New York, where he and his siblings grew up. The cause of his death was not revealed. Jamie-Lynn and her family have not commented. A friend of the actress told E! News that Adam was in a coma when he died. "This came out of nowhere. It's a shock," the friend said on Thursday. Former 'N Sync singer Lance Bass, another friend of Jamie-Lynn, had posted on Twitter this past weekend, "Please send your prayers and positive »
Spoiler alert: Tuesday night's episode of Sons of Anarchy ended with Jax telling Abel that Wendy was his "first mommy"—and Abel later telling Jax that Gemma killed Tara. While we wait to see what Jax does with that information, and what role Wendy plays in his investigation, EW spoke with Drea de Matteo about Wendy's emotion in that moment, her feelings for Jax, the backstory de Matteo created for her, and her relationship with Gemma (and Nero). EW: I saw you tweet that you don't know what's happening next because you don't read the scripts. But you go to table reads, »
- Mandi Bierly
Kurt Sutter and the Sons of Anarchy cast did not disappoint during their Nov. 11 appearance on Conan. Here are nine moments you'll want to watch (again). Best group moment: The guys almost get into a brawl over who came up with the suggestion for a Sons of Anarchy Christmas special. Most emotional moment: Charlie Hunnam explains how he said goodbye to Jax the day after the show wrapped by returning to the set. Most outrageous fan story, Charlie edition: He recalls stopping at a red light recently on his Harley early in the morning and hearing someone yell, "Jax, I want to f-kin' rape you. »
- Mandi Bierly
As Netflix continues to assert itself as a major television company with such acclaimed series as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Amazon Studios is racing to catch up by ordering series it hopes will be equally well-received. So far, Amazon has scored one big hit in the form of Jeffrey Tambor-led dramedy Transparent, and it hopes to find some more in the new lineup of pilots, which will be made available for viewing as part of the company’s first pilot season of 2015.
Enclosed are descriptions of all seven pilots, courtesy of Deadline. The talented involved on all of them is impressive, to say the least. Mad Dogs comes from Cris Cole (The Bill) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield), while The Man In The High Castle hails from Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files). Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Strain) and Randall Wallace (Braveheart) are behind Point Of Honor, »
- Isaac Feldberg
A close-up look at a family torn apart by the start of the Civil War. An adaptation of Phillip K. Dick’s alternate history of the United States post-World War II. A satire of new age yoga culture in west Los Angeles. And a docu-series based on America’s most award-winning magazine.
Get ready for our first pilot season of 2015, when seven new series will debut their first episodes in January on Amazon Instant Video in the U.S. and U.K.. As with previous pilot seasons, you’ll be invited to watch each of them and provide feedback on the ones you’d like to see become full series.
The seven new pilots come from both highly-acclaimed and newly-discovered creators, and an impressive roster of talented actors have signed on to bring each pilot to life. Here’s a brief summary of each:
Cocked — A big city corporate lapdog »
Amazon has announced its pilot season line-up of original programming for 2015, with seven shows featuring in total, including pilots from the likes of Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), Carlton Cuse (Lost), Ridley Scott (Prometheus) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield).
The seven new pilots premiering early next year will include hour-long shows Cocked from Sam Baum (Lie to Me) and Sam Shaw (Manhattan ), Mad Dogs from Cris Cole (The Bill) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield), The Man in the High Castle from Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), and Point of Honor from Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Randall Wallace (Braveheart). The three half-hour pilots are Down Dog from Robin Schiff (Are You There, Chelsea?) and Salem Rogers from newcomer Lindsey Stoddart, as well as The New Yorker Presents, a docu-series pilot produced in cooperation with America.s most award-winning magazine. Here’s the full details
- Gary Collinson
Mark Sanchez will start at Qb on Monday Night Football and the Qb's dating history is getting a fresh look for 2014 as he steps under center prime time for the Philadelphia Eagles for the first time in his career. Mark has kept his love life out of the spotlight for the 2014 National Football League season, but he has dated several celebrities in the past, check out some of the Qb's dating history below. Some of the sexy girlfriends Eagles Qb Mark Sanchez has dated include Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton and actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (pictured above), the beautiful brunette who played Meadow Soprano in "The Sopranos". Sanchez has also been rumored to have dated MTV reality TV star of "Laguna Beach" Casey Reinhardt back in 2009 and there were rumors he was dating actress Hayden Panettiere back in 2011. Mark was also rumored to have dated Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition model »
Sopranos fan Jamie debates the merits of a prequel series documenting the years before Tony Soprano rose to power...
When a link arrived on my Facebook wall with the headline: “David Chase intrigued by Sopranos prequel idea”, my initial reaction, before even reading the article, was to pooh-pooh the prospect. This was a bad idea. The story of The Sopranos is over, the narrative is complete. Don’t flog a dead Pie-o-My. Leave it be. The Sopranos isn’t The Vampire Diaries: it doesn’t need a bloody spin-off. Chase is probably just playing the PR game to drum up click-bait and sales for the series’ release on Blu-Ray. In any case, there already sort-of is a prequel series to The Sopranos: Boardwalk Empire. And it’s finished too, so enough already.
And then I left my brain alone for a few minutes to let it wash and tumble my thoughts together, »
Released in cinemas this Friday here in the UK, The Drop stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. In this special video from 20th Century Fox, the cast and crew of The Drop talk about working with the late James Gandolfini, who also stars in the movie.
Check out the video below:
The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all »
- Luke Owen
After the end of The Sopranos‘ successful six-season run on HBO, fans were left pondering many, many things. The most-oft discussed talking point of course involved the final episode’s chilling fade to black, which prompted many speculative theories about what that could mean for loveable antihero, Tony Soprano. Consensus has generally indicated that he was probably offed in those ebbing moments. But, some held out hope for further tales of the New Jersey crime boss, until its leading man James Gandolfini tragically passed away.
Series creator, David Chase, has now begun to stoke the fires of curiosity surrounding the show’s future. Alas, we won’t be treated to a straight-up sequel, But, there could be something in the works that’s got a certain Soprano-esque flavour. While doing the press for a brand new Blu-ray release of the complete Sopranos collection, Chase told The Associated Press of an »
- Gem Seddon
Just above is your first look at Kurt Russell in Bone Tomahawk, a brutally violent, character-driven story following a sheriff (Russell), a gunslinger, a befuddled oldster and a cowboy as they attempt to rescue a group of captives from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes. The film co-stars Richard Jenkins, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, David Arquette, Fred Melamed, Sean Young, Sid Haig and Michael Pare. Showtime will be joining HBO and CBS and launching a streaming-only service sometime in 2015. Yahoo David Chase says he's open to the idea of a prequel to "The Sopranos": "Even if I did it, it wouldn't be 'The Sopranos' that was on the air - obviously at least one person is gone that we would need. There are a couple of eras that would be interesting for me to talk about, about Newark, N.J. One would be (the) late '60s, early '70s, »
- Brad Brevet
HBO's The Sopranos is arguably one of the best shows of all time, with an ending that is still debated to this day. While promoting the new complete series Blu-ray set that was released earlier this week, series creator David Chase revealed that he's interested in exploring a prequel TV series. Here's what he had to say in an interview with Associated Press, where he revealed the prequel would be much different than the original show.
"Even if I did it, it wouldn't be The Sopranos that was on the air - obviously at least one person is gone that we would need. There are a couple of eras that would be interesting for me to talk about, about Newark, New Jersey. One would be (the) late '60s, early '70s, about all the racial animosity, or the beginning, the really true beginning of the flood of drugs."
Since its final episode, all anyone wants to talk about in regard to The Sopranos is the ending. By cutting to black without any definitive conclusion, David Chase did something gutsy and different that will be debated until the end of television. People tend to forget the reason everyone was so glued to that final […]
The post David Chase Teases The Possibility of a ‘Sopranos’ Prequel appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
It was the success of HBO's "The Sopranos" that heralded the golden era of high-quality dramatic television programming we currently all enjoy. Ever since the show ended so dramatically in 2007, there has also been the occasional talk of some kind of follow-up which never really went anywhere.
In a new interview with The New York Daily News to promote HBO's release of the series as a remastered Blu-ray box-set, creator David Chase reveals that he's open to the idea of a prequel to the show:
"Even if I did it, it wouldn't be The Sopranos that was on the air - obviously at least one person is gone that we would need. There are a couple of eras that would be interesting for me to talk about, about Newark, N.J. One would be (the) late '60s, early '70s, about all the racial animosity, or the beginning, the »
- Garth Franklin
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