Michael Gandolfini Had Never Seen "The Sopranos" Before Auditioning For Prequel

It’s been long announced that Michael Gandolfini, son the late, great James Gandolfini is set to continue the family business portraying Tony Soprano; however, it was not until a recent interview with Esquire, that Michael Gandolfini mentioned having never seen The Sopranos before auditioning for the role. 

Of the time his father spent filming the series, Michael said, “I was just a kid when he was making it. I would go to the set and ask him what it was about, and he’d say, ‘Oh, it’s about this guy who’s in the Mob and kind goes to therapy,’” Having to rewatch the series to prepare for the upcoming role was a challenge. Michael had to face his father again, “I think what made it so hard was I had to do it alone. I was just sitting alone in my dark apartment, watching my dad all the time. I started having crazy dreams. I had one where I auditioned for David and I looked down at my hands, and they were my dad’s hands.”

Michael Gandolfini Had Never Seen "The Sopranos" Before Auditioning For Prequel
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Michael mentioned one moment in particular that hit home rewatching the show, “One that crushed me was when he yells at A. J., and he gets a pizza to apologize, and he sits by his son’s bed and says, ‘I couldn’t ask for a better son.’ I just knew he was talking to me in that scene.” 

You’ll be able to watch The Many Saints Newark on Septemeber 25th, 2020.

Rex Ryan References His Foot Fetish On Live TV And Gets Epic Reaction

New York Jets fans remember Rex Ryan as one the most entertaining coaches and figured in team history. His antics on the sidelines were always hilarious and when it came to his press conferences, he knew how to be entertaining. Ryan has been bringing his analysis to ESPN recently and as you can imagine, his takes are as hot as the sauce on a freshly-baked pizza. Today on ESPN’s Get Up!, Ryan was close to venturing into NSFW territory as he made reference to perhaps one the most egregious sagas in his tenure as Jets head coach. 

During a segment about a football player who had his toenails removed, co-host Sam Ponder expressed her disgust with feet and how the story could sicken those eating breakfast while watching the show. Of course, Ryan had to slide in with a joke, saying “Well, let’s not talk about feet,” all while raising his eyebrow. If you’re not in on the joke, Ryan was outed for having a foot fetish a while back and it was a source ridicule for the former head coach.

As you can imagine, the whole set burst into a parade laughter, while Ponder almost walked f the set in a fit giggles. Ryan knew his joke was hilarious and sat there with a smirk on his face as the viewers processed what they just heard.

At least Ryan can still laugh at himself after all these years.

Pizza Hut Is Shutting Down Nearly 500 Restaurants In The U.S.

Pizza Hut’s dining experience is unlike most chain pizza joints. While many do have seats where people could eat, Pizza Hut provided a family-friendly experience that you can’t really find at many other pizza spots. Unfortunately, the days  eating in at Pizza Hut is coming to an end. Their parent company has announced that they will be shutting down hundreds dine-in locations across America. 

Pizza Hut Is Shutting Down Nearly 500 Restaurants In The U.S.
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David W. Gibbs, president, chief operating ficer and chief financial ficer for Yum! Brand that also owns KFC and Taco Bell, confirmed the news to Food Business News that as many as 500 stores will be shutting down in an effort to increase carry-outs and deliveries. “We are leaning in to accelerate the transition our Pizza Hut U.S. asset base to truly modern delivery/carryout assets,” Gibbs said. “This will ultimately strengthen the Pizza Hut business in the U.S. and set it up for a faster long-term growth.”

In America, 6,100 Pizza Hut restaurants fer dine-in while another 1,350 are strictly for carry-outs and deliveries. 

“During this transition, we expect a temporary deceleration in the pace new unit development for the Pizza Hut division as continued healthy international unit growth will be partially fset by a short-term decline in the absolute number U.S. units,” he explained. “As a result, our U.S. store count could drop to as low as 7,000 locations over the next 24 months, primarily driven by closures underperforming dine-in restaurants before rebounding to current levels and above in the future.”

 

Happy National Chicken Wing Day: The Best Deals For Today

Is there anything better than some hot, spicy, mouth-watering chicken wings? Whether they’re joining you for fight night, in the middle the table at the bar table with your boys, or if you’re just chowing down on some wings dolo, chicken wings are seriously the best. All parts the chicken deserve some love but today has been set up for us to enjoy the best wings the world has to fer. That’s right, July 29 is National Chicken Wing Day and there’s only one way to celebrate: by eating some wings! 

If you’ve been waiting for today since last July, or if you just found out about National Chicken Wing Day (gotta get you on game for next year…) then we’ve got the right list for you. Most your favourite spots are introducing special pricing for today only, encouraging patrons to stop by and enjoy some wings on this beautiful Monday. Whether you’re a Buffalo Wild Wings kind dude/tte or you prefer that good-good from Popeyes, take a look at all the specials below, courtesy Uproxx.

Happy National Chicken Wing Day: The Best Deals For Today
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Buffalo Wild Wings — For dine-in guests only, receive a free snack-sized order wings with the purchase any small, medium, or large order wings.

The Buffalo Spot — Five-piece orders free bone-in wings between 3-5 p.m.

East Coast Wings + Grill — 75¢ bone-in wings and 65¢ boneless wings all day long.

Hurricane Grill & Wings — All-you-can-eat wings for $15.99 all day.

Mountain Mike’s Pizza — Six-piece wing order for free with the purchase any large speciality pizza. Promo code: 170476.

Pluckers — 75¢ classic wings with a minimum purchase 10 wings.

TGI Fridays — All-you-can-eat boneless wings for just $12 until August 4.

Hooters — All-you-can-eat wings for $15.99 all day.

Popeyes —  $5 Parmesan Ranch Double Dippers.

Quaker Steak & Lube — All-you-can-eat wings for $15.99 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Wingstop — Five free boneless or traditional wings with any wings purchase all day long.

Wing Zone — 16 boneless or classic wings for just $10 using promo code 2180.

Four Loko & Fleshlight Team Up For Inconspicuous "Sex In A Can"

Four Loko is expanding its brand into the world adult entertainment in one the most random brand collaborations. Four Loko and Fleshlight have announced their new partnership with their new product, Sex In A Can. The new collaboration is essentially a sex toy disguised as a Four Loko can, just in case you fantasized about fornicating with aluminum. The creation the new sex toy was brought to life with the help Pizzaslime, a company that specializes in merchandise surrounded by Internet and meme culture. 

“Inspired by the spirit Steve Jobs and Leonardo Da Vinci, we at Pizzaslime embarked on a quest to bring the world an innovative and cutting-edge sexual experience,” a statement reads on their Instagram page. “The result was the orchestration combining the two legendary brands that are @fourloko and @fleshlight.”

Both the CEO Four Loko’s parent company Phusion, Jaisen Freeman, and Fleshlight founder and CEO Steve Shubin, believe this product will help expand their respective across the internet and further engrain themselves into internet culture.

“The Four Loko x Fleshlight Sex In A Can is just another example how we continue to be on the cutting edge collaborations and projects,” Freeman said. Shubin added, “This unique collaboration will allow us to spread our much-needed message throughout the culture in exciting new ways.”

Enes Kanter Shows Off His Ridiculous "Cheat Day" Meal: Video

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter took to instagram on Tuesday night to give his followers a look at his latest and greatest “Cheat Day” meal, something that he routinely posts a la Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

This time around, Kanter’s colossal feast included a mountain  cheeseburgers and hot dogs, as well as plenty pizza and a sea sushi. Of course, eating all that greasy goodness wasn’t enough by itself. Kanter went above and beyond by adding a hot dog and a slice pizza to his burger – all which was topped f with ketchup, mustard and mayo.

As Kanter describes, “This is probably going to be the craziest Cheat Day ever.” The only thing that’s going to be crazier than his cheat day meal is his bathroom on Wednesday morning.

Check out the full spread in the IG post embedded below.

Kanter, 27, signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Celtics this f-season following a season spent with both the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers. In total, he averaged 13.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per night last season.

Google Doodle Celebrates Fourth Of July With Its Most Addictive Game Yet

With the fourth July coming up, you might find yourself with an ample amount time your hands. Perhaps you’ll be riding passenger on a long road trip or flight; regardless, Google Doodle has released the best way to waste your time. Its new baseball browser game, which can also be played on your phone, is remarkably addictive. 

The goal is simple: score as many successive runs as possible while playing as various holiday foods. Characters range from hamburgers to ice-cream to pizza. You simply click and your food will swing the bat. From fastballs to physics-defying zig-zag balls, each pitch can be completely different but the pitcher warns you what’s coming by the color his hat. Charles Curtis at ForTheWin was able to break down the meaning each color:

White = regular fastball down the middle

Purple = disappearing ball

Yellow = zig-zag

Green = swirling pitch

Blue = stball slow-pitch

Red = super fastball

The game’s summary reads, “Today’s interactive Doodle celebrates U.S. Independence Day with a backyard BBQ ball game—and classic American summertime snacks are stepping up to the plate for a chance to hit it out the park!” Make sure to check out the game but also remember to spend time with friends and family this Independence Day.

Investor Who Splurged $800 Million in Bitcoin "On Two Pizzas" Opens Up On Live TV

Anderson Cooper was all ears last night for his interview with the dooood that dropped the equivalent $800 million in bitcoin on two Papa John’s pizzas back in 2010. The ficial transcript reads like this: Laszlo Hanyecz unknowingly spent 10,000 BTC. on the pizzas in what would appear to be a mindless transaction to the uninformed.  Hanyecz spoke at length about his decision during last night’s Bitcoin special on 60 Minutes.

Had he not held a little longer, and perhaps believed in his investment to some degree, those 10,000 BTC would have risen to $800 million in value in the not so distant future. In his defense, the lot he spent on the two pizzas was virtually worthless at the time, evidently so – about as much as two pizzas will run you in 2019, give or take a 5-note or two.

Unbeknownst to host Anderson Cooper, whose knowledge cryptocurrency is admittedly sparse, the exchange rate in 2010 wasn’t quite as forceful, or volatile as it is today. “That’s $800 million. You spent about $800 million on pizza?” Cooper asked his guest, as a person would with his limited insight into the nuances Bitcoin trading and mining. In response, Hanyecz, an early investor in the tech world, told his host that for the sake his sanity, and general well-being, he tries not to dwell on the “what ifs” his Papa John’s purchase.

In an earlier print interview with the Coin Telegraph, Laszlo Hanyecz even admitted that he didn’t regret his purchase, in light the fact, the transaction was in itself a pioneering step in the right direction. 

“I don’t regret it. I think that it’s great that I got to be part the early history Bitcoin in that way, and people know about the pizza and it’s an interesting story because everybody can kind relate to that and be like] – ‘Oh my God, you spent all that money,” he said quite frankly. “I was also kind giving people tech support on the forums and I ported Bitcoin to MacOS, and you know, some other things – fix bugs and whatnot, and I’ve always kind just wanted people to use Bitcoin and buying the pizza was one way to do that.”

Flavor Flav Sues Ex-Business Partner For Screwing Him Out Of Chicken Restaurant

Unfortunately, it feels like the only time we hear about Flavor Flav these days is when he’s involved in some sort drama. Although he’s a pivotal member in Public Enemy, he hasn’t been entirely involved in the music industry in quite some time. He’s made a name for himself from television and other ventures. However, he’s also dabbling in the restaurant business quite a bit over the years. Unfortunately, he’s suing a former business partner for allegedly screwing him out his business.

Flavor Flav Sues Ex-Business Partner For Screwing Him Out Of Chicken Restaurant
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Flavor Flav was previously partnered with James Hawkins to launch their restaurant, Flavor Flav’s Chicken & Vinny’s Pizza. Unfortunately, Flav claims that Hawkins cut him out the business as a partner and continued to prove forward with the company, Bossip reports. 

“They opened a restaurant together, and Mr. Hawkins unilaterally breached their agreement,” Flav’s lawyer Marcus Risman said. “It caused damages to Mr. Drayton because he had fans show up there.”

According to Risman, Flavor Flav was putting in a ton work to make sure that business is booming. Flav’s lawyer said Public Enemy member and his wife Trujillo put  “blood, sweat and tears” into the business. Flav even tried handing out hundreds copies his memoir to customers to create more buzz surrounding the business.

Flavor Flav’s Chicken & Vinny’s Pizza included a cartoon the rapper as its logo. However, Risman said that after Flav was cut out the business, Hawkins went on to change the restaurant’s name.

Flavor Flav wants the money damages for the prits that he claims he and his wife are entitled to, per their agreement with Hawkins. 

Shaq Joins Papa John’s Board Of Directors

NBA Hall Famer Shaquille O’Neal has added one other title to his ever-growing checklist accomplishments. 

According to CNBC, Shaq has been named Papa John’s latest board member, and can function the board’s first African American director, in addition to an investor in 9 Papa John’s eating places in Atlanta. Additionally, The Diesel will function an envoy, because the pizza model seems to restore their picture.

CNN reviews that the corporate pays O’Neal $eight.25 million over three years for the endorsement deal.

“Shaquille has a superb entrepreneurial background, together with as a restaurant franchise proprietor, and is a pure artistic marketer,” stated Jeff Smith, chairman Papa John’s board administrators.

As famous, Shaq has a lot expertise within the meals enterprise. For occasion, he owns a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts franchise in Atlanta, a “Big Chicken” spot in Las Vegas, and “Shaquille’s” restaurant in Los Angeles.

“Papa John’s is constructing a greater tradition, and I need to be a component bettering the corporate] from the within,” O’Neal said in an announcement.

Offset Says A "Father Of four" "Repackage" Is Coming With four New Songs

Capping f an unprecedented “AMA” session going down on Twitter, Offset revealed his plans so as to add a number of new songs to a repackaged model Father four – inside the similar breath a revelatory posting spree that introduced consideration to Culture III’s speculative launch date, his reward Eminem, and the potential (fingers crossed) for a 2nd Without Warning venture with Metro Boomin and 21 Savage.

Offset Says A "Father Of 4" "Repackage" Is Coming With 4 New Songs

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The inevitable “repackage” as Offset calls it, will put Father four in the identical class as a number of different rap albums who generated a second wave curiosity beneath the identical pretenses. Looking again, some these “deluxe” antics have been fairly preposterous.

In 2014, the Wu-Tang Clan revealed a restricted version copy A Better Tomorow full with a set on Bluetooth speaker. MF Doom as soon as delivered the deluxe model to an album in a lunchbox set. Hell, even the Fat Boys delivered theirs in a pizza field, and GZA his basic Liquid Swords LP in a one a king chess board casing. So, in truth talking, Offset’s plan to unveil new songs to his solo debut is definitely fairly pedestrian compared – however do not let that dissuade you from lining up come re-launch time.

Donald Trump Says Obama Nearly Kicked Off A Nuclear War With North Korea

Donald Trump’s phrase is about as strong as a microwavable pizza bagel, however that hasn’t stopped him from talking within the loudest method, nearly each time he opens his mouth. His newest pronouncement towards Barack Obama has him claiming that America’s earlier President virtually led the nation right into a conflict with North Korea. Trump uttered his phrases at a press convention on Friday, the place he once more patted himself on the again for saving the US–A from an all however sure Nuclear recreation chess with the Socialist regime.

“I consider he would have gone to conflict with North Korea,” Trump informed members the press. “I feel he was able to go to conflict. In truth, he informed me he was so near beginning a giant conflict with North Korea.”

In response to these claims, Barack Obama’s memoirist jumped on Twitter to level out, that though America and North Korea are always at odds for varied philosophical and downright insensible causes, the 2 international locations weren’t on the brink a conflict in 2016 – as a result of as Rhodes so aptly put it, “Highlighting the longstanding and extensively identified risk North Korea’s nuclear program could be very totally different from saying..” you get the gist.

Bow Wow’s Daughter Hijacks His IG Live & Hilariously Roasts Him

Bow Wow is simply making an attempt to reside. The iconic rapper has taken his justifiable share licks within the public eye, however he is typically stored a constructive perspective amidst the jokes and rabblerousing. In fact, the person has racked up a good quantity wins in his heydey, and now he is free to reap the advantages a hard-earned life-style. Yet not everyone seems to be prepared to let Bow Wow lamp freely. His personal flesh and blood, daughter Shai Moss, lately discovered her manner into Bow Wow’s telephone, and took to Instagram reside to roast her father like a younger savage. 

Shai Moss proceeds to work together with Bow Wow’s followers, and, maybe emboldened by the outpouring admiration, units her sights on her father’s private hygiene. “Your toes stink, dad,” she remarks, prompting an incredulous response from Bow Wow. She claims she was compelled to say it by one the spectators, although she does not finish there. “You did not go within the bathe yesterday!” she accuses, prompting Bow Wow to defend his honor. She additionally shoots down the prospect taking pictures a film together with her father, a prospect that Bow Wow dreads with equal ardour.

“Dad, you make such a multitude,” she continues, choosing the complete publicity. “You put the juice on the desk. At the resort, you set the crust, ON THE FLOOR.” In fact, the change is endearing to say the least, and proves that Bow Wow is, regardless of his obvious lack pizza crust disposal etiquette, a very good father. 

Quavo Shades Trump Over Serving Fast Food To Clemson Tigers At White House

Last evening, the nationwide faculty soccer champions Clemson Tigers headed over to the White House for dinner with Donald Trump. Instead fering the gamers and their visitors some kind wonderful eating, Donald Trump got here by means of with a large quick meals buffet that included McDonald’s, Burger King, Dominos and Wendy’s because of the ongoing authorities shutdown. Many felt just like the gamers deserved higher than just some burgers from McDonald’s and different quick meals joins. Quavo is among the many many who felt the champs weren’t handled as they need to’ve been and fered to indicate the Clemson Tigers how they need to’ve been handled.

Quavo Shades Trump Over Serving Fast Food To Clemson Tigers At White House
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Quavo is seeking to carry the Clemson Tigers over to the Quality Control headquarters for dinner one as of late. The Migos rapper took to Twitter to ask the gamers to a pleasant dinner whereas shading the POTUS.

“I WANNA SHOW CLEMSON TIGERS AND POTUS HOW CHAMPS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE TREATED YALL WELCOME TO COME BY THE QC HEADQUARTERS ANYTIME Dabbin DABO STILL #GODAWGS The Stir Fry Way!” He wrote on Twitter. 

Before the occasion began, Trump delivered a speech welcoming the Clemson staff to the White House. “Because the shutdown, you understand we have now the nice Clemson staff with us, the nationwide champions. So we went out and we ordered American quick meals, paid for by me,” Trump mentioned. “Lots hamburgers, tons pizza.”

It’s not sure what Quavo has on the menu for Clemson, however hopefully, he comes by means of with some good Georgia delicacies. 

Air Jordan four “Do The Right Thing” Releasing This Spring

Previously dubbed the “Gucci” Air Jordan 4s for his or her crimson and inexperienced colorway, it seems these two upcoming AJ4s are literally impressed by fictional pizza spot Sal’s Famous Pizzeria from Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing.”

The kicks do not have a launch date as now however rumors recommend the 2 pizzeria-themed 4s will probably be dropping someday this Spring.

Air Jordan 4 “Do The Right Thing” Releasing This Spring

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In celebration the movie’s 30th anniversary, and the 30th anniversary the Air Jordan four, Jordan Brand will reportedly launch equally styled white and black variations the DTRT Air Jordan 4s.

Both the kicks function the identical crimson and inexperienced coloration blocking as a nod to the Italian flag impressed pizza field.

Air Jordan 4 “Do The Right Thing” Releasing This Spring

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Official photos and launch particulars haven’t but been introduced however “Do The Right Thing” debuted on June 30, 1989, so do not be stunned if Jordan Brand releases the 2 particular version 4s someday round that date.

Take one other have a look at the inspiration behind the colorways within the IG put up embedded under.