TV’s most lovable gangster died yesterday. Former “Sopranos” star JAMES GANDOLFINI passed away yesterday, after suffering a massive heart attack in Italy. He was 51. Sadly, when he died, James was in the middle of a father-son trip to Italy with his teenage son Michael, who had just graduated eighth grade. They were gonna hang out and do some sightseeing. They were very close – you could see them at many LA Kings hockey home games. Michael is from James first marriage and TMZ says his mom immediately flew to Italy yesterday to be with her son when she heard the devastating news. James Gandolfini leaves behind a wife and a very young daughter.
So far we are not hearing of any pre-exsisting heart conditions but its no secret the actor was heavy set and enjoyed his cigars.
An LA tattoo artist says James had just popped into his shop earlier this month wanting a tattoo. James hadn’t gone into detail on the piece yet – only that he had moved into the area, was leaving on a trip and would make an appointment when he came back. The guy said he was in great spirits and a really nice guy.
Italian law states there needs to be an autopsy before a body is released – so it will be a few days before we hear of any services for the late great actor. A doctor who runs the ER where Gandolfini was taken before he was pronounced dead says there are no suspicious factors, such as alcohol. But again final results will take a few weeks. James is best known for his role as Tony Soprano, for which he won three Emmy’s.
Katy Perry is in the July Issue of Vogue magazine – and she finally talks about her ex Russell Brand. Ready for this one ladies? She says Russell announced he was divorcing her in a Text message!!! She says ‘Russell is a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him. Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he text-ed me saying he was divorcing me on December 31st of 2011.’ she also hints that there was a mysterious reason behind the split – but she doesn’t go into detail. She does say she is still madly in love with him..that he has a ‘beautiful mind – but tortured soul’. They were married for about a year and half. That Vogue is on shelves next week.
How is this for a combo?? I hear Lionel Richie and Jennifer Lopez are teaming up for a rare headline performance. The concert will happen next month at London’s Hyde Park. Cant you just hear them singing ‘Endless Love’ together? I supposed if its a success we might see them on stage together here in the states. Although she might be a bit busy. Jen is co-starring with Antonio Banderas and Martin Sheen in a movie called ‘The 33′ – about the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground back in 2010.
When Kim Kardashian first arrived to Cedars Sinai to deliver her baby, she didn’t get the fancy celebrity suite she had hoped for ’cause they were all in use. And one of the VIP’s was LA Laker center Dwight Howard and his girlfriend. (side bar – Howard is no stranger to the maternity ward – he has 3 kids with three different women.) Anyway – since Kim delivered 5 weeks early – all the fancy suites were taken. So they placed her in another not as fancy room. While the ladies were giving birth and bonding with their babies – the men bumped into each other in the hallway and were hanging out – showing pics of their new kids and Kanye even played Dwight some of his new music.
Ladies and Gentleman — especially the ladies – FIFTY SHADES OF GREY The Movie is this much closer to becoming a reality. They picked a director – she is ready to get this movie going. So who will be able to capture Christian and Anastasia’s steamy relationship? Some names that keep coming up for Christian Grey include: Ian Somerhalder, Henry Cavill, Alexander Skarsgard, Stephen Arnell and Matt Bomer. Minka Kelly, Alexis Bledel, Allison Williams, Lucy Hale and Mila Kunis and Emilia Clarke are rumored to be up for the role of Anastasia.