With only weeks left before The Sopranos’ final season, Baristanet has a major shake-up to announce. Sue Sadik, a.k.a. “Soprano Sue” has joined the Baristanet “family.”
Soprano Sue’s Bada-Bing blog, a staple of NJ.com’s blog offerings, leaves NJ.com today. Baristanet made Soprano Sue an offer she couldn’t refuse. Soprano Sue will be blogging every last detail about the Sopranos starting now, until the season ends, here on Baristanet. We welcome Soprano Sue’s readers to Baristanet. Now pass the @!%&^#@* ziti.

Today is my first day in Baristaville. To those who don’t know me, since 2001, I have been following (OK, stalking) The Sopranos for my web site Soprano Sue Sightings. It has been said that, √¢‚Ǩ≈ìSue knows when someone on the show will get killed before they know√¢‚Ǩ¬ù (once that was true). If having my 15 seconds of blogging fame wasn’t enough, I’ve appeared on the show (season 6, episode 9, “The Ride”), and have a mention on the Directors commentary on the DVD set. As a web designer, I’ve designed and maintain web sites for six of the cast members of the show (so I pretty much know what is going on with them most of the time). I√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢m excited to share my enthusiam and intel with you!
HBO releases some tidbits about the new season, set to start April 8 (Easter Sunday – does this mean the dead of The Sopranos will rise?) According to Newsday, new guests will include Nancy Sinatra, Geraldo Rivera (my guess he will be airing on a television set during the show), and Daniel Baldwin. Returning guests include Tim Daly (J.T. Dolan) and Julianna Margulies (Julianna Skiff). The Penn Live website has episode descriptions. On YouTube, there is a season 6, part 2 promo, spotlighting some of the more memorable deaths on the show. Interestingly, they are showing “Valery” the infamous Russian as dead, dead, dead. Could this be the answer to the question we’ve all been asking?

Maybe this story is out of the Richmond Virginia area, but let it be a warning to all Comcast customers. In May, the HBO network (which includes The Sopranos), will not be available to their analog subscribers. The article states they are also adding some additional fees for HBO. Lot of changes with the channel line up offered, so it gets a little confusing. I receive my HBO via satellite, but this doesn’t mean I am going to be immune to this in the future.
Movie buffs, the 5th Annual Garden State Film Festival is starting on March 22. On March 24, at screening event #P4, we have a 23-minute film, featuring James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano). The movie title is √¢‚Ǩ≈ìClub Soda√¢‚Ǩ¬ù, and the story line reads, √¢‚Ǩ≈ìThe Kid Leaves Boston for New York with dreams of becoming an actor. There, he is befriended by a group of barflies who offer their own brand of advice to help the “young Brando from Boston” He steals money from the bar, creating conflict with his new friends and forcing him to make some tough choices and changes.√¢‚Ǩ¬ù According to IMDB, the movie was released in September 2006, and also features Michael Rispoli who played the character of Jackie Aprile, Sr. from The Sopranos.
Got a little extra money to spend? On March 18, Joe Pantoliano (Ralph Cifaretto) will be hosting a dinner at his house (which is in Connecticut) to help raise money for √¢‚Ǩ≈ìA Better Chance” (ABC) of Wilton, a program which gives opportunities to youth to study at some of the nations best educational facilities. For more information, call 762-7449 or 834-1882 or check out this article from the Wilton Villager.
According to film jerk.com the Terence Winter film (director from The Sopranos) movie “Brooklyn Rules” which features Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Alex Baldwin will open in New York City and Los Angeles on May 18, 2007.
Lou Martini, Jr., plays the character of Anthony Infante on the show. If you aren’t quite sure who he is, Lou will be playing “Detective Yaros” in the March 20 th episode of “Law & Order – Criminal Intent” and will be featured on “The Black Donnelly’s” in the episode set to air on April 20 th. Lou will be in The Soprano’s episodes set to air on April 15 & 22.
Have a great day, drive carefully!
Soprano Sue

22 replies on “Baristanet’s Sopranos Spoiler”

  1. Great to have you here. I hear that one of our favorite local Taverns will be in the first episode. Look for Tierney’s as a Hunting Lodge…

  2. are you kiddin me wid dis or what? %%%%&&&@@## enough already! dat freakin show can’t end too soon for me!

  3. So, what’s the morning lines on:
    (1) The political conspiricists will hijack Sue’s column
    (2) The raging acne set will contribute puerile and immature ejaculations to the dialog
    (3) The snark-meisters will find irony in the juxtaposition of wretched local government with a TV series about wretched local mobsters
    (4) Cathar will lecture us ad nauseum about something totally unrelated
    (5) Many other readers won’t get any of it, and send in quintuple postings by incessantly whacking the Post button when their messages are not immediately displayed
    (6) Florida winning the NCAA Basketball Championships?
    Welcome, Sue — I think you know the Usual Suspects on this platform…

  4. Conan, you forgot:
    7. People who don’t like The Sopranos will bash the show and say it is disrespectful of Italian-Americans.
    8. Syracuse will win the NCAA Basketball Championship.
    Oh, and welcome Sue! I’m glad you’re here!

  5. Just one thing wrong with your NCAA prediction, Ms. Martta: Syracuse was not invited to the NCAA Championships this year. They were spurned in favor of any number of other bubble teams, most notably the Arkansas Razorbacks. But other than that, feel free to root for them!

  6. Is this really what we want our children reading ?
    March 16, 2007
    Marred graffiti costs teen’s life
    Detroit cops: Gangs knew gunman as Little Capone
    The penalty for defacing the gang’s graffiti is death.
    Shortly after midnight Feb. 11, a masked teenager known as Little Capone set out to punish such blatant disrespect of his gang’s name and symbols, Detroit police said Thursday.
    Police said 14-year-old Caleb Sosa, accompanied by two or three other young gang members, was carrying a semiautomatic pistol when he chased down a 19-year-old man for painting over the gang’s tagging on buildings in southwest Detroit. As the 19-year-old ran to a friend’s house in the 7000 block of St. John, Sosa opened fire, wounding his target, police say, but also wounding 13-year-old Christian Sanchez in the head as he opened the door. Christian died instantly.
    On Thursday, Sosa was charged as an adult in Detroit’s 36th District Court with first-degree murder, assault with intent to commit murder and possession of a firearm during a felony. He faces possible life in prison without parole. Sosa is an eighth-grader at Earhart Middle School near Detroit’s Clark Park and has no criminal record, police say. Sosa admitted to a lengthy history of being involved with a gang, said Detroit Police Homicide Investigator Dwight Pearson. Sosa is being held in the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility without bond pending a March 22 preliminary examination in district court. His attorney, Lillian Diallo, appeared at the teen’s arraignment but wouldn’t comment afterward, saying she had not yet gotten copies of police reports on the case. Sosa’s mother and sister also attended the hearing but declined to comment.
    The 19-year-old victim, known by his graffiti as A.B., declined to be interviewed when contacted at his home by the Free Press on Wednesday. The Free Press is not naming the artist because he was a witness to a gang shooting.

  7. Didn’t matter before the election
    N.J. governor and his union boss ex-girlfriend face questions
    3/16/2007, 1:18 p.m. ET
    The AP
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) √¢‚Ǩ‚Äù After Jon broke up with Carla, he forgave a half-million-dollar mortgage loan he had given her. He also may have paid her kids’ tuition and helped her with other expenses.
    All of this might have been merely a story about a boyfriend and girlfriend who broke up and managed to stay friends, except that Jon is Gov. Jon S. Corzine and Carla is Carla Katz, president of New Jersey’s biggest state employee union. And the two have been on opposite sides lately during contract talks covering 40,000 workers.
    In recent weeks, their romantic and financial ties have raised conflict-of-interest questions, namely: Are Corzine and Katz faithfully serving the people they represent? Or are they hopelessly compromised?
    The Republicans have called on the Democratic governor to seek a state ethics panel ruling on his financial dealings with his ex-girlfriend. The furor has also led to demands for more of an explanation than Corzine has been willing to give.
    “Of course the public has a right to know about their past or present relationship,” said conservative GOP state Assemblyman Richard Merkt. “These two people play a key role in how billions of public dollars get spent.”
    Corzine’s decision to forgive a $470,000 mortgage loan to Katz became public during his 2005 campaign for governor and stirred controversy at the time. But the conflict-of-interest questions became stronger recently when it was learned that three months ago Katz bought a luxury condominium for $1.1 million in the same waterfront Hoboken building where Corzine lives.
    At the same time, she was completing more than $500,000 in renovations to the country home he helped her buy.
    “Personal is personal,” said the 60-year-old governor, who campaigned on a theme of openness and integrity in a state with a rich history of political corruption. “You can ask until you get tired of asking……….”

  8. And Conan will imagine that his posts have wit and style and distinguish him from the rest of the groundlings here. Not even in grammar, you sad humbug. My “morning line” is always that he is overly impressed with himself… and confuses sonorousness with terse insight.
    I’m also hoping for either Texas A&M or BC in the Final Four. But go VCU!

  9. I’ll save you all the trouble of watching.
    Hey, goombah!
    Wassamatta fo’ you?
    He hits ma hair.
    You f**k my wife?
    Bada Bing, bada boom!

  10. where’s laser mike…you know that it’s the fault of the Bush administration that the Soprano’s have so much killing. It’s the power and money of the military industrial complex…and oh, yeah, the NRA.

  11. Hey, just curious, back a few years…Was the Russian money launderer guy HQ’d at that wedding hall on Bloomfield Ave in Verona? The one not too far from V park. I thought that looked like the place.

  12. “And Conan will imagine that his posts have wit and style and distinguish him from the rest of the groundlings here…[etc.]”
    In the words of Professor Richard Vitale, “Q.E.D., baby!”

  13. Who gives a damn about this overrated piece of crap show? It hasn’t been good since maybe the third season. Its gotten to the point that the Spanish soap operas, telenovelas,look like Citizen Kane in comparison. I can’t wait till this hype dies so Gandolfini, Falco, Little Steven, and the rest of the cast can go back into obscurity.

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