November 11, 2014 |
S ETH ROGEN hooked up with Wayne's own Abbi Jacobson , and they want you to watch. Comedic superstar Rogen confirmed that he is a love interest for Jacobson on her Comedy Central show, "Broad City. " He dropped the news while moderating a panel on the show at the New York Comedy Festival on Sunday night. The second season of "Broad City" premieres Jan. 14. At the fest, Rogen relayed a story about running into "Broad City" co-star Hannibal Buress , who gained attention for calling Bill Cosby a rapist during a recent Philly performance at the Trocadero.
November 1, 2014 |
Few characters in TV history gave viewers such an emotional roller-coaster ride as anti-hero extraordinnaire Tony Soprano in HBO's crime saga The Sopranos . We loved Tony one moment - for his humor, his emotional vulnerability, his humanity. Yet he could morph, in the blink of an eye, into the most repulsive, frightening monster one could imagine. Ah, life with North Jersey's premier mob family! There was Ma Soprano, Carmela (Edie Falco), who had quite a taste for the most ridiculously expensive, and equally gauche, fashions.
August 29, 2014 |
Sharon Tate's sister speaks "It's hard to determine if it's a dream or if you're awake," Sharon Tate 's sister says of the 45 years she has spent with the memory of the famed actress' brutal murder at the hands of Charles Manson 's followers. Debra Tate , 61, who has published a new memoir, Sharon Tate: Recollection , tells People, "The ones that are left behind are victims as much as the actual victims. We are here to suffer for years and years to come. " Jessica Alba?
September 26, 2013 |
IT'S A testament to "Enough Said," which opens here Friday, that the film's many professional subtexts don't overwhelm it as an enjoyable moviegoing experience. There's the late James Gandolfini, so famous as a tough guy, who brilliantly plays a nervous, self-effacing romantic lead. There's Emmy-winning Julia Louis-Dreyfus, so famous as one of TV's great sitcom comediennes, finally getting to display her dramatic chops as a star on the big screen. And there's the writing and direction of Nicole Holofcener, so famous on the indie-film circuit for her unique voice in films like "Lovely & Amazing," "Friends With Money" and "Please Give," who may finally hit the mainstream with her new, for lack of a better term, "rom-com.
June 29, 2013 |
Thousands of fans converged Thursday morning at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine on Manhattan's Upper West Side for James Gandolfini 's funeral, joining scores of the actor's family and friends. The cathedral, which had set aside 1,500 seats for mourners, was overwhelmed as fans vied for open spots after the invited guests were escorted to a reserved area. The Rev. James A Kowalski , dean of the cathedral, led the service, stepping aside to allow four of Gandolfini's loved ones to offer remembrances, including his wife, Deborah Lin Gandolfini , and family friends Thomas Richardson and Susan Aston . The Sopranos creator, David Chase , also spoke.
June 28, 2013 |
* DEXTER. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. * RAY DONOVAN. 10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. THE MOURNING'S already begun in some circles for "Dexter," which begins its eighth and final season Sunday with an episode that finds Dexter (Michael C. Hall) and his sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) dealing in very different ways with the aftermath of last year's stunning finale. Charlotte Rampling guest stars this season as someone who may have a different take on Dexter's feelings for his sister as well as a use for his particular skill set. But before television's most sympathetic serial killer shrink-wraps his final victim, Showtime's hoping to fix you up with someone new. His name is "Ray Donovan," and he, too, could be a killer date.
June 24, 2013 |
Gov. Christie has ordered American and New Jersey flags to be flown at half-staff on Monday in recognition of the death of James Gandolfini, the actor who portrayed the notorious mobster Tony Soprano on television. Gandolfini, 51, died Wednesday in Rome from a heart attack. In an executive order issued Friday, Christie called Gandolfini an "iconic actor" who "left a timeless impact upon television and film" as New Jersey organized-crime boss Tony Soprano in the HBO series The Sopranos.
June 22, 2013 |
ELIZABETH, N.J. - A bag of uncooked ziti in the driveway, a "reserved" sign at the ice cream parlor booth where The Sopranos ended abruptly, and a framed photo at a strip club were among the tributes paid to James Gandolfini in the New Jersey communities where his TV character, Tony Soprano, lived, loved, and whacked people. The star of the HBO series about a mob boss with anxiety issues and a midlife crisis died Wednesday night in Italy of an apparent heart attack. In neighborhoods where The Sopranos was shot, Gandolfini was recalled Thursday with mixed emotions: a global star who made their towns famous, but sometimes at the expense of their reputations.
June 21, 2013
MY WORK often takes me to North Jersey, where the most distinctive parts of the train ride are the long, gray stretches of flat, industrial decay. Rahway, Metuchen, Secaucus, Elizabeth, Lyndhurst, Newark - a roll call of cities trapped in the rusty memory of better times. I'm always glad to see them from the other side of an Amtrak window. And yet, for a few years at the beginning of this century, North Jersey acquired some style and panache and became almost "cool" when a portly, troubled mobster strutted onto our television screens and into our suspicious hearts.
June 21, 2013 |
James Gandolfini, who died suddenly on Wednesday night in Rome, changed television. And television changed him. The actor gave one of the most incandescent performances in the history of the medium as the violent, crass, and strangely conflicted boss of a New Jersey crime family in HBO's The Sopranos . Gandolfini's ferocious and fearless work inspired a flood of supernal acting on cable, with Bryan Cranston ( Breaking Bad ), Michael C. Hall ( Dexter ), and others excelling as deeply, almost antagonistically flawed, protagonists.