On the fifth-ever episode of HBO’s The Sopranos, titular patriarch Tony (James Gandolfini) strangles a man to death with a pair of cables. When the series concluded on an ambiguous note nearly a decade later, audiences were left emotionally bereft at the unknown fate of the man who perpetrated such hideous crimes. Gandolfini himself left us soon af...

Best known for portraying Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri on The Sopranos and Detective Anthony Abetemarco on Blue Bloods, Steve Schirripa recently surprised pedestrians in the heart of midtown Manhattan by standing guard at a billboard promoting high-end condiment company Sir Kensington’s. A native Brooklynite, the 63-year-old was perfectly at home play...

Fans of the hit HBO drama "The Sopranos," which aired for six seasons and garnered numerous awards throughout its run, will definitely recognize a few of the characters featured in new trailer for the upcoming prequel film, "The Many Saints of Newark." Vera Farmiga plays a young Livia Soprano, whose relationship with Tony (played as a teenager in t...

It goes without saying that “The Sopranos” is one of the most beloved and acclaimed television series of all time. Nominated for 111 Primetime Emmy Awards across its eight-year run on HBO, the mafia drama picked up 21 trophies and won twice for Outstanding Drama Series (after being nominated in the top category for every season). Fourteen years aft...

Lorraine Bracco's voice sounds like a hug feels. It is a voice for belting "Oh, my God!" at news that delights or amazes her, for describing people she adores as "delicious." On "My Big Italian Adventure," the HGTV show documenting her renovation of a house in Sicily that she purchased for one euro, her voice booms joyously down cobblestone streets...

Actor, author, and podcast co-host Steve Schirripa of “Talking Sopranos” discusses dining out in New York City with The Sopranos cast, the surprise success of his podcast, and his ideal meatball. The Sopranos premiered on cable television in 1999 and ended in 2007 after a six-year run, yet it continues to be one of the most revered television shows...

Few parts have reached the same heights in television’s pantheon as James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano. The Sopranos was appointment TV at the dawn of cable, and 13 years after the series ended, The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel film, will be playing in theaters and streaming on HBO Max in the U.S. this fall, with Michael Gandolfini succeeding his...

It’s a huge week for Italian American filmmakers in Hollywood as the Russo Brothers and Sopranos’ creator David Chase begin to promote their major releases, which are due out in the coming weeks and months, respectively. On Wednesday, Warner Bros. unveiled footage of The Many Saints of Newark, which shows Michael Gandolfini — son of the late actor...

“The Sopranos” prequel film “The Many Saints of Newark” has been pushed again and will now open this fall, Warner Bros. announced on Wednesday. “The Many Saints of Newark” will now open September 24, 2021 from its original March 2021 release. “The Many Saints of Newark” is helmed by Alan Taylor, a frequent director of “The Sopranos,” based on a scr...

Maya, a 21-year-old woman living in New York City, chuckles that she was “still very much in utero” when HBO’s The Sopranos premiered in early 1999. After watching (and rewatching) the series between her senior year of high school and freshman year at college, she started a Twitter page — sopranos out of context — to share screenshots from the show...