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Actor James Gandolfini (AP Photo)

Friend reports James Gandolfini died of heart attack

ROME (AP) — An autopsy on James Gandolfini has confirmed the “Sopranos” star died of a heart attack, with no evidence of substance abuse or foul play, a family spokesman said Friday. Michael Kobold told […]

06/21/2013

Actor James Gandolfini (AP Photo)

Tony Soprano more than a memorable TV character

    NEW YORK (AP) — James Gandolfini’s portrayal of Tony Soprano represented more than just a memorable TV character. He changed the medium, making fellow antiheroes like Walter White and Dexter Morgan possible and […]

06/20/2013

James J. "Whitey" Bulger, alleged racketeer, booking photograph obtained by WBUR 90.9 - NPR Radio Boston. (AP Photo)

Bulger, Gandolfini: Mob makes headlines this week

The death in Italy of James Gandolfini, who played Mafia boss Tony Soprano on the popular HBO show “The Sopranos,” was part of an unusual convergence of mob-related news making headlines this week. Here’s a […]

06/19/2013

Actor James Gandolfini (AP Photo)

Actor James Gandolfini dies in Italy at age 51

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO’s “The Sopranos” helped create one of TV’s greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, […]

06/19/2013

Surveillance video showing man in white T-shirt, identified by police as suspect in shooting at Second Line Mother's Day parade, New Orleans. (AP Photo)

Police vow to solve shootings of 19 in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Video released early Monday by New Orleans police shows a possible suspect in the Mother’s Day gunfire that wounded 19 people during a neighborhood parade. The grainy surveillance video shows a […]

05/13/2013

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Newtown TV coverage, ‘Girls’ win Peabody Awards

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A local TV station’s coverage of the Connecticut school massacre, the HBO drama “Girls,” and a public-service campaign about Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts’ medical battle were among 39 Peabody Award winners.

03/27/2013

Suzy Unger

Suzy Unger on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks Suzy Unger, who is one of the pioneers of reality TV and has been a dealmaker in the biggest media market in the world. During her twenty-seven years in the business, she has had the unfailing instinct to discover great talent including Rosie O’Donnell, Kathie Griffin, Matt Lauer, D.L. Hughley, and Ryan Seacrest. She also has the legendary ability to sell anything and to develop projects for her clients.

02/21/2013

Al Pacino

Pacino forgot meeting Spector

PASADENA, Calif. — Al Pacino said Friday that he decided not to meet famed record producer Phil Spector before portraying him in an HBO movie — only to find he already had.

01/05/2013

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Lawsuit alleges horses mistreated on HBO’s ‘Luck’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several of the horses used on HBO’s canceled series “Luck” were drugged, underweight and sick during production, an animal rights worker who oversaw conditions on the show alleges in a lawsuit.

01/03/2013

Jessica Alba

Globes mostly dwell on cable, jilt broadcast fare

NEW YORK (AP) – The Golden Globes have an ear for musical drama, handing two nominations to ABC’s new “Nashville” and a nod to NBC’s freshman series, “Smash.” But the broadcast networks were largely overlooked, as usual.

12/13/2012

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