Tuesday, January 29, 2008

‘Sopranos’ Cast Puts Mafia Smackdown On Dumb Reporters

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Things got tense with the tough talkin’ cast of The Sopranos at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards this past Sunday (Jan. 27).

After winning three SAG Awards for “Best Male Actor” [James Gandolfini], “Best Female Actor” [Edie Falco], and “Best Ensemble Cast” in a TV drama series, the actors visited the backstage press room where they were hit with a string of questions.

But Sopranos actor Joseph Gannascoli talked trash to reporters before answering any queries.

Gannascoli called out a local reporter, saying, “We’d like to hear from the smart-ass reporter from KTLA first. Wise ass. You’re no Jillian Barberie, I’ll tell you that, you son of a b■tch.”

Things got truly heated when a dimwitted reporter began talking about the religious picketers outside the awards show condemning the late Heath Ledger for his role as a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain.

The reporter asked mob boss Gandolfini – who played the role of a gay hitman in the flick The Mexican – to share his feelings about the protesters, and Gandolfini was clearly uncomfortable with the question.

The mafia man responded, “I’m not touching that. Stupid question.”

Tony Sirico, who plays Paulie Walnuts in The Sopranos, had Gandolfini’s back, telling the reporter, “You ask stupid questions, you get stupid answers. You ask nice questions, you get nice answers.”

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