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The Many Saints of Newark Star Michael Gandolfini Opens Up About Playing Young Tony Soprano

The Many Saints of Newark Star Michael Gandolfini Opens Up About Playing Young Tony Soprano
Upcoming The Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark, will delve into the younger years of iconic mobster Tony Soprano, played by the late, great James Gandolfini's real-life son, Michael. While the prospect of taking over as such a celebrated character would be terrifying for any performer, the task will no doubt prove to be even more emotional for the young actor, who has now provided some insight into both the movie itself, and how he came to win the role.

"I had this unspoken trust that David wasn't going to cast me if there was even a shred that this isn't going to work."

Despite being Gandolfini's real-life offspring, Michael Gandolfiniauditioned for writer and crator David Chase just like everybody else. In fact, the actor initially had no intention of putting himself forward for the role. Upon hearing about The Many Saints of Newark, Gandolfini's first thoughts were "Absolutely not.
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The Many Saints of Newark Official First Look at Michael Gandolfini as Teenage Tony Soprano

The Many Saints of Newark Official First Look at Michael Gandolfini as Teenage Tony Soprano
The Sopranos lead, Tony Soprano, will forever be remembered as one of the most compelling characters of all time, thanks largely to the intensely committed work of the late, great actor James Gandolfini. Tony will soon make his triumphant return to the screen, albeit in childhood form, with the legacy being picked up by Gandolfini's real-life son, Michael Gandolfini, in upcoming prequel The Many Saints of Newark. Now, a new trailer for HBO Max's 2021 slate offers our first look at the young actor in the role.

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While the clip is very short, occurring around the trailer's 20-second mark, we can already see how much Michael Gandolfini looks like his father, who sadly passed away in 2013. Not only does Gandolfini Jr.
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The Sopranos Prequel The Many Saints of Newark Gets a New Fall Release Date

The Sopranos Prequel The Many Saints of Newark Gets a New Fall Release Date
Audiences will sadly have to wait even longer before returning to the world of The Sopranos with upcoming prequel The Many Saints of Newark, with release having now been pushed back to Fall 2020. Just one of many projects that have been delayed again amid the ongoing global situation, The Many Saints of Newark will now hit screens on September 24, 2021, pushing it back a full year from its original release date.

While it has not yet been confirmed, it is likely that New Line Cinema will release The Many Saints of Newark both in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously, matching Warner Bros.' stated release plan for all its 2021 theatrical movies.

The Many Saints of Newark will precede David Chase's hugely successful crime drama, The Sopranos, and provide some insight into the formative years of New Jersey gangster, Tony Soprano. "I was interested in Newark and life in Newark at that time,
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Joey Diaz: 10 Best Movie & TV Roles, Ranked (According To IMDb)

Joey Diaz: 10 Best Movie & TV Roles, Ranked (According To IMDb)
Joey Diaz is a Cuban-American actor who is primarily known for his work in My Name Is Earl, The Longest Yard, and Taxi. In recent years he has become more popular for his podcasting, hosting The Church of What's Happening Now and serving as a regular guest on Joe Rogan's wildly popular podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.

Related: Gene Hackman's 10 Best Movie Roles, Ranked

Diaz's work has spanned decades. According to his IMDb, Diaz has been credited in over 70 movies and television shows, with his first credited appearance being in El chupete back in 1973 when he was ten years old. A career like that is sure to be wildly inconsistent. These are the ten best movie and TV roles of Joey Diaz, according to IMDb.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Joey Diaz

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Joey Diaz
You might recognize his name better if we call him Coco, but you know who Joey Diaz is. He’s a comedian and an actor and he hosts a podcast his fans love. He’s been on shows that make people laugh hysterically, and he’s been a household name for many years. But, his fans still don’t know enough about him. He’s a complex man with a lot going on, so we thought we might just narrow down a few of the most important things about him. 1. He’s from Cuba Born in Cuba, but not raised there, if you want to

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Joey Diaz
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‘The Midnight Gospel’ Creator Duncan Trussell On Discovering The “Resurrective Quality” Of Animation & Finding Love In The Most Difficult Of Moments

‘The Midnight Gospel’ Creator Duncan Trussell On Discovering The “Resurrective Quality” Of Animation & Finding Love In The Most Difficult Of Moments
With his Netflix animated series The Midnight Gospel, comedian Duncan Trussell embraced a novel technique and challenge, juxtaposing fantastic interstellar adventures with audio from a series of podcast interviews.

A collaboration between Trussell and Adventure Time’s Pendleton Ward, the adult animated series centers on Clancy, a spacecaster (or video podcaster in space) living in a dimension known as “The Chromatic Ribbon,” who uses his multiverse simulator to travel to dying worlds.

Framed on pre-recorded interviews with comedians, spiritual teachers and other guests of The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, including Joey Diaz, Trudy Goodman and Dr. Drew, each episode features conversations between Clancy and a being from a distant planet, touching on such themes as meditation, hope and death.

Trippy, existential and heartfelt, The Midnight Gospel emerged as a concept on the part of two-time Emmy winner Ward. “He was a fan of the podcast, and he had this idea,
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The Comedy Store To Stream Live Comedy Event As Covid-19 Fundraiser – Update

The Comedy Store To Stream Live Comedy Event As Covid-19 Fundraiser – Update
Update: Dave Chappelle was the “special guest” on The Comedy Store’s live broadcast, which is raising money to support The Comedy Store Family Fund. The special, currently airing now on YouTube, Twitch and www.comedystore.com, will be followed by an “on demand” broadcast through The Comedy Store Channel on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku and Xbox.

Exclusive: La’s Comedy Store will stream a live, three-hour video showcase for comedians on April 21 as a fundraiser for The Comedy Store Family Fund, a charitable effort that has taken on new urgency during Covid-19.

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The benefit event, billed as a podcast, will kick off at 5Pm Pt / 8Pm Et. Its first hour will be hosted by Whitney Cummings and feature comedians Chris D’Elia,
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‘Sopranos’ Podcast Coming From Michael Imperioli, Steve Schirripa Will Break Down Show Episode by Episode

‘Sopranos’ Podcast Coming From Michael Imperioli, Steve Schirripa Will Break Down Show Episode by Episode
Michael Imperioli, who played prodigal mafia son Christopher Moltisanti, and Steve Schirripa, who played Tony Soprano’s brother-in-law Bobby Baccalieri, are set to revisit the show that launched Peak TV in 1999 with a new podcast.

“Talking Sopranos” will revisit the series, which ran on HBO through 2007 and concluding with that haunting final smash cut to black, episode by episode, making this the definitive “Sopranos” rewatch podcast. And the series lends itself very well to a rewatch. Or, if you’re like Zoe Kravitz’s character in “High Fidelity,” maybe you haven’t started it, and this is your chance. In the podcast, Imperioli and Schirripa will share behind-the-scenes stories and little-known facts that could only come from someone on the inside, as it were. The podcast will feature cast interviews, and chats with writers, crew members, and other special guests. As dead as the topic of what really happened in
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Actor Ethan Suplee Is Unrecognizable After "1,000 Pound" Transformation

Actor Ethan Suplee Is Unrecognizable After
Need more inspiration to achieve your New Year's resolutions? Look no further than Ethan Suplee. The Remember the Titans star is impressing and inspiring dozens of people after showing off his impressive body transformation. For many years, the star was known as the overweight football player on Remember the Titans or the dim-witted Randy from My Name Is Earl, but Ethan's no longer letting his appearance dictate who he is.  Back in 2018 he went on actor Joey Diaz's podcast, The Church of What Is Happening Now, and revealed he was around 500 pounds in 2001. At the time of his interview with his former My Name Is Earl co-star, he said he was 300 pounds, although a...
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Why Andrew Dice Clay and Joey Diaz Should Team Up

We live in dark times and sometimes the simplest acts can bring people together. A simple act like laughter can brighten someone day. I know we all could use a few more laughs nowadays with all the tragedy that is going on in this world. Two of my favorite comedians who bring a smile to my face are Andrew Dice Clay and Joey Diaz. Both men have been on the comedy scene for years and have jokes to make you laugh for days.

Back in the day when I first became a fan of comedy you had to wait till the wee hours of the night to catch a stand-up’s special. Thanks to social media, YouTube, and podcasting you can follow your favorite comedians and see their latest shenanigans. Comedian Joey Diaz is the host of the very popular podcast The Church of What’s Happening Now. Andrew Dice
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The Mad Flavor Of Comedian Joey Diaz

After telling a coworker that my fiancé and I have a podcast called Coffee & Conspiracy, he recommended that I check out the Joe Rogan Podcast and so I did. I’m glad I did check out Joe Rogan’s podcast, because it made me aware of a great comedian and storyteller named Joey Diaz.

I started watching all the Joey Diaz’s clips on YouTube that I could find and checking out his podcast called The Church of What’s Happening Now. If you want some inspiration and motivation in your life, and a laugh I recommend that you check them out. I think we need more inspiration and motivation in this crazy world we live in now. For me personally listening to Joey Diaz makes me want to work harder at things that I want to do in my life.

If you have Netflix be sure to check out Joey Diaz’s standup.
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Lionsgate Taps 3 Arts Roster for Two Fox Comedy Series Prospects

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Lionsgate is capitalizing on its recent acquisition of 3 Arts Entertainment by setting up two multi-camera comedy series prospects for Fox from talent repped by the management-production firm.

Both projects will be co-productions with Fox Broadcasting Co. The orders for these projects and others are a sign that Fox intends to continue developing scripted series even as its parent company awaits a big transition in selling off other studio and network assets to Disney.

“Uncle Joey” stars comedian Joey Diaz as a Cuban immigrant with a troubled past who moves to an upscale suburb to raise his daughter. “King of the Hill” alums Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin penned the script and exec produce with Diaz and 3 ArtsMichael Rotenberg, Jonathan Berry and Josh Lieberman.

“Significant Brother” revolves around a newlywed couple whose life is changed when the brother’s estranged gay brother moves in and becomes best friend with his wife.
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Joey Diaz Sitcom Among 2 Comedies In Works At Fox From Lionsgate & 3 Arts

Fox has given a script commitment with penalty to two multi-camera semi-autobiographical comedies, Uncle Joey, toplined by comedian Joey Diaz and written by Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin, and Significant Brother, written by Scott King (Difficult People) and Moe Jelline (You Again). Both hail from Lionsgate and 3 Arts Entertainment, in their first broadcast development season six months after Lionsgate acquired a majority stake in the management/production company.

Written by Glarum and Jamin, Uncle Joey is inspired by the comedy of Diaz. It follows a Cuban immigrant (Diaz) with a troubled past who’s given a second chance at life when he moves his family to an upscale suburb. Intent on being the best family man possible, Joey works to raise his young daughter with old school values in today’s rapidly changing world.

Glarum, Jamin and Diaz executive produce with 3 ArtsMichael Rotenberg,
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Fox Buys Pair of Multicamera Comedies From Lionsgate, 3 Arts

Fox is bolstering its multicamera offerings.

The network, home to revived hit Last Man Standing, has handed out script orders to multicamera comedies Uncle Joey and Significant Brother, both of which hail from Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts.

Uncle Joey is inspired by the comedy of Joey Diaz, who stars as a Cuban immigrant with a troubled past who is given a second chance at life when he moves his family to an upscale suburb. Intent on being the best family man possible, Joey works to raise his young daughter with old-school values in today’s rapidly changing world.

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Frozen short being pulled from Us cinemas

Simon Brew Dec 4, 2017

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is not going down well in the Us...

In the UK, Disney’s Frozen found itself back in the box office top ten last week, courtesy of a special re-release that saw the inclusion of a new 21 minute short film, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure beforehand. The original plan was to play the short before Pixar’s Coco. But Coco doesn’t land in the UK until next month, and because the new Frozen short is Christmas-themed, Disney opted with a limited Frozen release in the UK instead.

But in the Us, the short is indeed playing with Coco. And, er, there’s been a bit of a backlash. Parents in the States have been registering unhappiness at having to sit through 20 minutes of trailers, and then the 21 minute short, until they get to Coco itself. Also, the short itself is hardly getting rave reviews.
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Ice T Has Coco by His Side at a Celebration For Law & Order: Svu's 400th Episode

Ice T Has Coco by His Side at a Celebration For Law & Order: Svu's 400th Episode
Ice T and Coco hit the red carpet for a special celebration in NYC on Wednesday night. The couple, who recently rang in their 16th wedding anniversary, met up with Ice's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit costars for a TV Guide-hosted celebration of their 400th-episode milestone at the Gansevoort Park Avenue. Coco flaunted her famous figure in a low-cut printed dress, while Ice kept things cool in all black. He posed for fun photos with his wife, as well as castmates Peter Scanavino, Kelli Giddish, and Mariska Hargitay, who was joined by her husband, Younger star Peter Hermann. Ice and Mariska - who is the longest-running member of the cast - spoke about the impact of the iconic show to reporters. "The topics we deal with are real; we're dealing with survivors," Ice said, adding, "This is therapy for a lot of people. They don't just watch the show for entertainment,
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Cottbus Grand Prix goes to Russia's 'Zoology'

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Cottbus Grand Prix goes to Russia's 'Zoology'
Festival’s industry strand crowns work-in-progress winners from Macedonia and Ukraine.

The Grand Prix of FilmFestival Cottbus (8-13 November) went to Russia for the fourth time in the last six years, with filmmaker Ivan I. Tverdovsky taking the top award for his second feature Zoology after also winning top honours for his debut Corrections Class in 2014.

The other previous winners from Russia had been Angelina Nikonova in 2011 with Twilight Portrait and Alexander Veledinsky in 2013 with The Geographer Who Drank His Globe Away.

Moreover, Tverdovsky is the third film-maker to win Cottbus’s top prize twice in the festival’s 26-year history following Slovakia’s Martin Sulik (1993: Everything I Like and 1995: The Garden) and Serbia’s Oleg Novkovic (2006: Tomorrow Morning and 2010: White White World).

The international jury, which included veteran Israeli producer Marek Rosenbaum and Serbian actress-director Mirjana Karanovic, described Zoology as ¨an original and emotional story about loneliness, love, hope and
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Coco's Daughter Chanel Falls Asleep on Mom's Chest -- See the Sweet Video

Coco's Daughter Chanel Falls Asleep on Mom's Chest -- See the Sweet Video
Coco Austin rarely goes anywhere without her baby Chanel.

The 37-year-old model shared yet another mother-daughter moment with her Instagram followers on Wednesday night by posting a video of Chanel resting on her bosom, and also going into detail about their long day. "Yesterday, all day on the plane watching Zootopia for the 100th time," she captioned video. "Then trying out Halloween costumes, then ending the night with my Mexican food fix in L.A."

Yesterday all day on the plane watching Zootopia for the 100th time then trying out halloween costumes then ending the night with my Mexican food fix in La. Gonna start posting some of my snapchats here, as requested. Snapchat name- cocosworld100

A video posted by Coco (@coco) on Oct 26, 2016 at 9:41am Pdt

Watch: Coco Austin Just Can't Stop Twinning With Her Baby Daughter Chanel While on Vacation

Chanel also joins her mom at the salon and her workout sessions. A few days
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This Is Not Happening: Season Four Renewal for Comedy Central Series

It's happening, all right. Ahead of tonight's season three premiere, the This Is Not Happening TV show has been renewed for a fourth season on Comedy Central. Ari Shaffir hosts the show from Cheetahs in Hollywood. It features Shaffir and his comedian friends relating true stories "of humiliation, degradation and supreme embarrassment." Watch a sneak peek, after the jump.Comedians slated to appear the third season of This Is Not Happening include: Gastor Almonte, Louie Anderson, Maria Bamford, Greg Behrendt, Lavell Crawford, Joey Diaz, Greg Fitzsimmons, Sean Flannery, Al Jackson, Bert Kreischer, Bobby Lee, Julian McCullough, Bonnie McFarlane, Big Jay Oakerson, Tom Papa, Russell Peters, Steve Rannazzisi, Brian Regan, Rory Scovel, Ali Siddiq, Steve Simeone, Doug Stanhope, Nick Thune, Liza Treyger, Sal
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Ice T's Tough-Guy Attitude Really Melts Away When He's With Baby Chanel

Ice T's Tough-Guy Attitude Really Melts Away When He's With Baby Chanel
Since welcoming their baby girl, Chanel Nicole, back in November 2015, Ice T and Coco Austin often take to social media to share adorable snaps of their daughter. While Coco already has a slew of cute moments with Chanel, so does Ice. The proud father is frequently pictured hanging out with his daughter at home or on the set of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and enjoys sharing Chanel's milestones on Twitter. Just last month, he uploaded a photo of one of them and captioned it, "Somebody got her First tooth!" Related Stories:Coco Austin Singing "Part of Your World" to Daughter Chanel Is Enchanting
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