The funeral for James Gandolfini will be held Thursday at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City. An HBO spokeswoman speaking on behalf of Gandolfini’s family says the funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. The 51-year-old star of ‘‘The Sopranos’’ died Wednesday in Rome. Family spokesman Michael Kobold says Gandolfini died of a heart attack. HBO confirmed on Monday that Gandolfini’s body had been returned to the United States from Rome.
Mumford & Sons back after bassist’s blood clot
Mumford & Sons are heading back on tour. The Grammy-winning band announced Monday that it has rescheduled dates in Dallas; Woodlands, Texas; and New Orleans. The upcoming shows will include bassist Ted Dwane, who received treatment for a blood clot on his brain two weeks ago. The band postponed shows as a result, including a headlining gig at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The foursome’s ‘‘The Full English Tour’’ will begin Aug. 26 in Toronto. It wraps Sept. 20 in Bonner Springs, Kan. Other stops include Milwaukee, Atlanta, and Simpsonville, S.C. The folk-rock band’s sophomore album, ‘‘Babel,’’ won album of the year at this year’s Grammy Awards.
named CEO of film company EchoLight
Former US Senator and GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has been named CEO of a company that makes movies meant for a Christian audience. EchoLight Studios said Monday that Santorum will serve as head of the company. The company’s first film is slated for release in the fall, and it has another movie in post-production.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome the new faces that will be joining the regular cast of “Downton Abbey” in Season 4.” — PBS announcement that actor Paul Giamatti will join the cast as Cora’s maverick playboy brother, Harold.