The news of James Gandolfini's unexpected and untimely death shocked the entire world today.
As we told you earlier, the Emmy-winning Sopranos star was vacationing in Rome when he suffered a heart attack that proved fatal.
The supremely gifted actor was only 51 and his premature loss will surely be felt across the industry.
HBO, proud home to The Sopranos for six seasons, issued this statement:
"We're all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our family. He was special man, a great talent, but more importantly a gentle and loving person who treated everyone no matter their title or position with equal respect. He touched so many of us over the years with his humor, his warmth and his humility. Our hearts go out to his wife and children during this terrible time. He will be deeply missed by all of us."
Many of James' friends, co-stars, and fans also took to Twitter this afternoon to express their grief and offer their condolences to his family.
Here are but a few of the kind words:
Well, well, well…
Someone's grown up quite nicely.
Hello there, tatted up and shirtless Aaron Carter!!
Now do you FINALLY understand why Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff feuded over the mini-Nick Carter??
Because we'd go to Aaron's Party and take all his candy! ;)
Want to see the HOT blondie serenade you in person??! Then today's your lucky day!
Aaron is inviting all of us to the next leg of his After Party tour across the country AGAIN.
"I'm so excited to be back on the road again. It's truly the only place I can call home. My fans have been extremely supportive throughout the years and I can't wait to see them all."
We can't wait to see you either!!!!!
With a name like After Party and the promise of a real, live near-nekkid Aaron, we KNOW we're in for a good time!
Ch-ch-check out when you can catch the dapper dude during his BIG comeback …AFTER THE JUMP!!
Paris Hilton found the best seat in the house!
Paris cozied up to Piers Morgan's lap while she was hanging out at Piers Morgan Live.
She was there to be interviewed about The Bling Ring as well as talk about her booming business ventures.
She instagrammed a pic of herself sitting on the Piers’s lap, and wrote:
James Franco might like both the Kirsten Dunst and leaf-version of Mary Jane, but for him, there's only one true Peter Parker…
In a recent review of Man of Steel, James Franco gave the new Superman flick a positive assessment. However, in the course of his piece he was not so kind to The Amazing Spider-Man, mentioning that the reboot of the series was made "before there was time to bury the corpse of the old one." Whoa, harsh! Sounds like James has some serious Arachnophobia when it comes to newer Spidey films.
James, who played Harry Osborn in the previous Spider-Man trilogy directed by Sam Raimi, said in another interview that the remake was, "eh." And mind you, that's the bad "eh," not the thumbs-up Fonzie "ehhhh!"
Apparently, watching The Amazing Spider-Man left James with his spider senses very much un-tingled, as he continued his diss fest by saying this:
Weird! When we think of unhealthy fast food, we don't usually think of people who are incredible shape — or models!
Still, Carl's Jr. is trying to force that down our throats with the rest of their suuuuuper fattening food. That being said, Jenny McCarthy looks SEXY AS HELL, regardless of what company she's posing for! LOLz!
"From the beginning when I signed up for the show I said I would like to take a country act from the beginning to the end and win this thing and now that has happened. It is so funny, along the way I read all these things from critics and people who are naysayers, and now that it has happened. So they can KISS MY A**; we really worked hard for this!"
-Blake Shelton speaks up about his Voice haters following his third win!
[Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.]
Ch-ch-check it out!
Above is a new picture of Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan onset for the upcoming movie-musical hybrid, The Last Five Years, which just started filming in Brooklyn, despite being postponed for about 30 minutes due to strong winds and rain.
Let’s be real though, their biggest threat in Brooklyn was roaming packs of wild hipsters.
The two here are most likely singing the number I Can Do Better Than That, which has the character couple of Jamie and Cathy, Jeremy and Anna respectively, going on a road trip from New York to Connecticut.
The Last Five Years, written by playwright and lyricist Jason Robert Brown, is a