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Alec Baldwin attempted to land the role of Tony Soprano’s killer

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Alec Baldwin has revealed he once attempted to land the role of Tony Soprano’s killer. 

In an interview with Sopranos stars Steve Schirripa and Michael Imperioli on their podcast Talking Sopranos, Alec, 63, recalled the conversation he had long before the finale ever aired regarding his potential involvement in the show. 

‘I called up whoever it was, I forget, and said, “Tell them when it’s time to kill Jimmy,”‘ he said, referring to the late actor James Gandolfini, who played Tony, ‘There is only one man who should whack Jimmy and ride off with Edie [Falco], and I am that man.”‘ 

'There is only one man who should whack Jimmy': Alec Baldwin has revealed he once attempted to land the role of Tony Soprano's killer (pictured 2019)

‘There is only one man who should whack Jimmy’: Alec Baldwin has revealed he once attempted to land the role of Tony Soprano’s killer (pictured 2019)

‘I am the guy who needs to blow Jimmy away and take Edie, who I am madly in love with, away. And they were like, “Uh-huh. Sure. Great, We’ll add your name to the list of all the Irish actors who think they should be on The Sopranos.”‘

The ending of the series has sparked heated debate amongst fans over the fate of Tony, which ends with the screen cutting to black as he sits at a diner with his family.

Unfortunately for Alec, he does not appear in the scene. 

Alec also described the first time he met Sopranos creator David Chase at a Los Angeles restaurant.   

Controversial: The ending of the series has sparked heated debate over the fate of Tony, which ends with the screen cutting to black as he sits at a diner with his family

Controversial: The ending of the series has sparked heated debate over the fate of Tony, which ends with the screen cutting to black as he sits at a diner with his family

'I am the guy who needs to blow Jimmy away': Baldwin recalled the phone call he made attempting to land the killer role

‘I am the guy who needs to blow Jimmy away’: Baldwin recalled the phone call he made attempting to land the killer role 

The pair were to meet one hot day at the Four Seasons restaurant, which Alec confused for the Four Seasons Hotel. After finally arriving at the correct location, Alec headed to the bathroom to freshen up.

It was there, after removing his clothes to dry off, that Alec ran into Chase.

‘I go into the bathroom of this super chic restaurant, take my jacket off, take my shirt off. I’m mopping the sweat up off my body, and I’m holding my shirt up to the mechanical dryer,’ he said.

‘And the door opens — and it’s David Chase. This is my introduction to David Chase. And he goes, “Alec Baldwin? What the f**k are you doing drying your shirt in the bathroom at the Four Seasons restaurant?” And I think based on that alone, I was never cast on your show. Ever.’

Looking good! Baldwin pictured with the late Gandolfini in 2010

Looking good! Baldwin pictured with the late Gandolfini in 2010 

An HBO sensation, The Sopranos aired from 1999 to 2007 and garnered numerous accolades, which included multiple Golden Globe and Emmy awards.

Fans have been wondering for years the true fate of Tony Soprano, but in a leaked interview revealed by The Independent last year, the shows creator let slip a phrase that appears to finally answer the audience’s questions about whether the main character is killed or not.  

The spoiler came in an interview with authors Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz, who co-wrote The Soprano Sessions with David about the hit HBO show.

Critical acclaim: An HBO sensation, The Sopranos aired from 1999 to 2007 and garnered numerous accolades, which included multiple Golden Globe and Emmy awards

Critical acclaim: An HBO sensation, The Sopranos aired from 1999 to 2007 and garnered numerous accolades, which included multiple Golden Globe and Emmy awards

‘When you said there was an end point, you don’t mean Tony at Holsten’s, you just meant, “I think I have two more years’ worth of stories left in me,”‘ Sepinwall said.

David answered, immediately letting the epic spoiler slip, by stating: ‘Yes, I think I had that death scene around two years before the end…

‘Tony was going to get called to a meeting with Johnny Sack in Manhattan, and he was going to go back through the Lincoln Tunnel for this meeting, and it was going to go black there and you never saw him again as he was heading back, the theory being that something bad happens to him at the meeting. But we didn’t do that,’ he continued.

Coauthor Zoller Seitz instantly highlight the slip saying, ‘You realize, of course, that you just referred to that as a death scene’.

‘F*** you guys’, David answered.

According to The Independent, David continues to leave Tony’s fate up in the air for the rest of the interview, but the ‘death scene’ reveal gives more for eager fans to chew over.

Later in ‘The Soprano Sessions’ David notes, ‘[The point was] that he could have been whacked in the diner. We all could be whacked in a diner. That was the point of the scene’.

Suited up! Baldwin pictured with Sopranos stars Michael Imperioli, Gandolfini, and Steve Schirripa in 2010

Suited up! Baldwin pictured with Sopranos stars Michael Imperioli, Gandolfini, and Steve Schirripa in 2010

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QAnon Follower Writes Open Letter to Trump, Says Predictions Are False

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  • Donny Warren wrote to Trump expressing his frustration about QAnon’s inaccurate predictions.
  • The conspiracy movement believed a supposed group of “deep state” elites would be arrested in October.
  • Warren complained that the group’s conspiracy theories kept turning out not to be true.

AQAnon supporter wrote an open letter to Donald Trump expressing his frustration that the conspiracy theories pushed by the movement kept failing to happen.

Donny Warren’s letter, which was reviewed by Insider, appeared on the Telegram channel of the prominent QAnon adherent Ron Watkins on Sunday. It was first reported by Newsweek.

Adherents of the far-right group believe, baselessly, that a global cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles were embedded in institutions including the “deep state” and the Democratic Party, and were responsible for mind control and other nefarious acts.

They also believe that former President Donald Trump was elected president as part of a plot to launch a counter-coup against that cabal.

In his letter, Warren complained that “Red October” — one of the multiple dates on which leading QAnon proponents promised that the alleged cabal would be rounded up and arrested — had not come to pass.

“At the beginning of October, we were told of a Red October, with rumors of mass arrests across the world,” Warren wrote. 

“We were given hints by ‘Q’ experts that November was to be THE month,” he wrote. “I told a few of my awake friends that either this would be the best Thanksgiving ever, or the worst. Guess which one it was?”

The term “awake” is used to describe other adherents of the QAnon movement and is a reference to “The Great Awakening,” an event in January when Trump was supposed to declare martial law and imprison his political enemies — which also did not happen.

“For months, I have anticipated each day with excitement knowing that I was watching my president and his crew of Patriots take back our country and our freedom. I am losing that excitement now,” Warren said. “This is starting to get very old.”

Warren also described the toll that his belief in the conspiracy theory was taking on his family, writing: “They think I am a nut for believing in all this.”

The letter was addressed to Trump, his former national security advisor Michael Flynn, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and John F. Kennedy Jr., “if he is alive.”

Hundreds of QAnon supporters gathered in Dallas earlier in November in the belief that Kennedy Jr., who died in 1999, would reappear and announce that he wasn’t dead.

Tom Porter contributed reporting.

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Expert groups considering scientific evidence on need for booster dose- The New Indian Express

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NEW DELHI: The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) and National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) are deliberating and considering scientific evidence for the need and justification for booster dose, Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday.

Responding to a query on the stand of the Indian Government on booster doses, Union Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar in a written reply said some countries are providing booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

“The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) and National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) are deliberating and considering scientific evidences related to dose schedule of COVID vaccines as well as the need and justification for booster dose,” she said.

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Probe in Iraqi PM Assassination Plot Reaches Significant Leads

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Iraq’s national security advisor, Qassem al-Araji announced on Monday that the investigation into the failed assassination attempt against Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi had reached significant leads.

During a press briefing, he said the probe has acquired evidence, but fell short of determining the perpetrators.

Moreover, he added that the investigating team was surprised that the forensic evidence team had detonated a second unexploded ordinance used in the attack before it could lift fingerprints from it.

The people involved in detonating the device have since been referred to the interior ministry, he revealed.

Kadhimi had survived a drone attack on his residence earlier this month in what was seen as an attempt on his life.

The unexploded device was found on the roof of his house the day after the attack.

The investigation needs more time to pursue the leads to uncover the truth, stressed Araji.

The team has managed to determine the coordinates from where the drones that targeted the PM’s house were flown, he continued.

The drones dropped two explosives on the house: one fell on the roof and the other in the yard.

On the political debate the attack has sparked and the suspicions harbored by pro-Iran factions that Kadhimi had set up the attack himself, Araji said the investigators invite anyone to provide evidence.

The team is carrying out its tasks away from pressure because this is its national duty, he stressed.

The team has yet to accuse a party or suspect as it needs more time, he stated.

The prime minister has ordered the team to be objective and professional and for national interest to be its ultimate goal, he added.


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