How The Sopranos Star Vincent Pastore Pays Tribute to James Gandolfini

As Vincent Pastore knows all too well, time cannot heal all wounds. Over two years after his Sopranos costar James Gandolfini died suddenly at age 51, Pastore still thinks of his friend frequently.

Zach Braff Is 'Exhausted' from His Broadway Run

Zach Braff says he had a blast making his debut on the Great White Way in Bullets Over Broadway, but as the show comes to an end this weekend, he admits that all that dancing and singing night after night has worn him out.

“I am exhausted!” Braff, 39, told PEOPLE at an “appreciation party” that his co-star, Vincent Pastore threw for cast members at The New York Beer Company in Manhattan after their Thursday show. “But I had more fun doing this than in any other time in my life.”

Vincent Pastore Drops Out of Dancing with the Stars

Vincent Pastore will not appear on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars when the hit show begins its fourth season on March 19, the network announced Wednesday. After one week of training, the 60-year-old actor said the strenuous nature of the competition was just too much.

“When I initially committed to joining Dancing with the Stars I didn’t realize just how physically demanding it would be for me,” Pastore said in a statement. “Unable to put forth my best effort, I felt it appropriate to step aside and give someone else the opportunity.”

Sopranos Actor Pleads Guilty after Fight

Actor Vincent Pastore, whose Sopranos character “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero was mercilessly killed for snitching on the mob on the HBO series, got off with community service for a real-life crime.

Pastore pleaded guilty Monday in a New York courtroom to misdemeanor attempted assault, following a fight last April with then-girlfriend Lisa Regina in New York’s Little Italy neighborhood, the Associated Press reports.

Gregg Gets Sideswiped on Survivor

FOOLED: The Koror alliance crumbled Thursday on Survivor: Palau, when 28-year-old Gregg Carey was sent to the jury after being ambushed by teammates Tom and Ian. Following his win for the reward challenge, Gregg took his Survivor sweetheart Jenn and fellow player Katie on a yacht cruise where the three plotted their road to the end. But back at camp Tom and Ian enlisted the help of odd-member-out Caryn, and decided to surprise Gregg, whom they felt was likely to go all the way.

Sopranos Actor Charged with Assault

Sopranos actor Vincent Pastore was told on Tuesday to stay away from his girlfriend Lisa Regina after prosecutors alleged he punched her in the head, grabbed her hair, and yanked her out of his car with such force that she fell onto the sidewalk, Reuters reports.

Through his lawyer, Pastore, 58, who played Big Pussy in the hit HBO mob series, pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault and one count each of attempted assault and harassment during an incident Saturday in the Little Italy area of Manhattan.