During Thursday's funeral service for James Gandolfini, The Sopranos' creator David Chase read a letter to the late actor as his eulogy.
"When I said before that you were my brother, this has a lot to do with that: Italian-American, Italian worker, builder, that Jersey thing — whatever that means — the same social class," Chase said at the 90-minute ceremony held in New York's Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, according to Hitfix.
Noah Munck and Steve Schirripa
Sopranos star Steve Schirripa is reuniting with some of his former cast mates for the Nickelodeon movie Nicky Deuce.
Get scoop from 39 must-watch finales
Based on the children's book of the same name that Schirripa co-wrote with Charles Fleming, Nicky Deuce is about an overprotected teen (iCarly's Noah Munck) who ends up spending the summer in Brooklyn with the uncle (Schirripa) he never knew he had. Viewers can expect fun cameos from Sopranos alums James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Curatola and Tony Sirico.
It features (to indulgent Bill Clinton's dismay) carrot sticks instead of onion rings, but a video produced by Team Hillary Clinton otherwise cannily sends up the series finale of The Sopranos. In the clip (now featured in our Online Video Guide), Hil is seated in a diner when Bill arrives and their (unseen) daughter, Chelsea, labors to parallel park. As Bill grumbles about the carrots and Sopranos star Vincent Curatola (aka Johnny Sack) shoots the pair a glare, Hillary peruses a jukebox, ultimately settling on the song chosen via some contest to be her election campaign theme. Clinton's video, though, delivers the sort of unsettling coda David Chase steered clear of: The winning tune is by Celine Dion.Of his cameo staring down a senator and former POTUS, Curatola tells the New York Daily News, "It's not easy... but as an actor, you do what you have to do."Washington analysts say the pop-culture riff could go a long way toward humanizing Hillary in a way no big-bucks campaign spendi...
Several B-list Sopranos cast members, including Richard Portnow (who?), Vincent Curatola (huh?) and Katherine Narducci (come again?), have signed on to star in the mob-themed indie Made in Brooklyn, per Variety. The film consists of four short films that focus on Brooklyn's people and hangouts. Sopranos actress Sharon Angela (wait, this one I know: she plays Rosalie Aprile!) is directing.