Category Archives: Shocking

‘The Sopranos’ Star, James Gandolfini Dead At 51

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James Gandolfini, dead at age 51

 

Nooooo! I just can’t take this sad news.

James Gandolfini, everyone’s favorite TV mob boss, Tony Soprano has died at the age of 51.

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via Variety.com

Three-time Emmy winner James Gandolfini has died in Italy at the age of 51 of a possible heart attack. According to HBO, he was on vacation at the time.  The “Sopranos” actor appeared recently in “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.” He had been working on Fox Searchlight’s “Animal Rescue,” now in post-production, HBO show “Criminal Justice” as well as CBS show “Taxi 22.”

Gandolfini had six Emmy lead drama actor nominations as well as a Golden Globe for his work in the “Sopranos,” which ended in 2007. Among his film roles were “Mr. Wonderful,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” and “True Romance.”

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Lin, a son and a baby daughter.

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I loved this guy.

True Romance – You Got A Lot Of Heart, Kid (HD) from K7vn on Vimeo.

If you haven’t seen him in the classic film True Romance, put it in your queue now.

New Coroner’s Report Reveals Natalie Wood Was Beaten Before Drowning Death

The Lovely and Tragic Natalie Wood

 

Blink. Blink.  Yeah.  I KNOW.

Listen, I never believed for one second that Natalie Wood stumbled around in a nightgown and jacket  to take a little time out on the dinghy attached to the yacht The Splendor that fateful night.  Nor do I believe she got close enough to the edge to “fall” into the drink.  Anyone who is terrified of “dark water” will tell you, NO WAY.  In my mind there has been a Big Secret between Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken about what really happened that night off the coast of Catalina.

Look what we have here:

via freepublic.com

“An explosive new coroner’s report reveals Hollywood star Natalie Wood was likely beaten aboard her yacht before he went overboard and drowned in 1981.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s examination of the Wood case also found flaws in ‘every major’ finding of the previous autopsy report that led medical examiners to rule the Hollywood star’s death an accident.

It’s the latest step toward settling the question of whether Wood was murdered, or whether she accidentally fell overboard on her 60-foot yacht and drowned – as the original police investigation concluded.

The new coroner’s examination asserts that bruises found on the actress’ wrists, knees, and ankles were consistent with her being beaten…”

Natalie and Christopher were filming “Brainstorm” together at the time of her death.  As well already know, the trio all went out drinking earlier the evening she died.  Let me ask you something.  Would Christopher have enough emotion invested in Natalie to beat the crap out of his co-star–or does that sound like something her possibly jealous and angry husband might do?

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Just asking.

There Are No Words…

 

I don’t even know how to approach discussing the events that occurred earlier to day in Newtown, Connecticut.  Children–babies, really–killed by a gunman who ambushed their little classrooms.  Adults killed while working at an elementary school filled with rosy-cheeked, darling little  ones on a chilly winter’s day.  I  feel like we as a country have collectively lost the ability to breathe.

I want to turn off the TV, but I can’t.  I’m angry at  media outlets (CNN, I’m talking to you) that are making statements about having “permission” to shove cameras and mics into the surviving children’s faces to speak about the horror they just witnessed.  Those little kids are going to have to endure their childhood images on the Internet for the rest of their lives…and their families’ lives.  Is a “scoop” really that important?  Those parents who “gave you permission” are in SHOCK.  Yeah.  Nice job.  The coverage is only going to accelerate  over the next hours and days.  The minutiae of these events will be dissected, reported, retracted,  then re-reported just as it is every single time this happens.  How many more times can we endure these tragedies?

Watching our President speak to the country not only as our Leader, but as a loving parent of two young daughters was heartbreaking. Seeing him break down during his statement  was almost too much to bear.

“The majority of those who died today were children — beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10-years-old,” he said. “They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.”

 

I don’t have an answer.  We all want to know “why?“.  All I have are the same reactions and pain the rest of you are feeling.  Evil is real.  And it stormed into an elementary school in a small town in Connecticut today.

My heart is broken.