Sopranos Suspends Production

HBO has suspended production of its global hit The Sopranos as a result of a bitter legal fight between the network and the show’s lead actor, James Gandolfini. The conflict began when Gandolfini claimed that HBO had missed a contract deadline, and thereby voided his agreement. HBO has countersued in an effort to force Gandolfini to work. Conventional wisdom holds that Gandolfini doesn’t actually want to leave the hit show – he’s simply angling for a sizable raise.