Monday, September 26, 2005

Another Sign of the Apocalypse

Sopranos Actor Pastore to Plead Guilty

September 26, 2005
Filed at 12:51 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- Vincent Pastore, who played gangster Salvatore ''Big Pussy'' Bonpensiero on HBO's ''The Sopranos,'' has agreed to plead guilty to a charge that he attempted to assault a former girlfriend last spring.
The plea bargain, which has yet to receive final approval from a judge, calls for Pastore to perform 10 days of community service and attend a counseling program for batterers, lawyers involved in the case told a judge Monday.
Leaving a Manhattan courthouse after the brief hearing, the actor said he was satisfied with the deal.

''I want this to go away. What do you think, I want to die of
a heart attack?'' he said, adding that he is still recovering from an emergency triple bypass heart surgery performed about two months ago.

''I can't do nude scenes now because of the scar,'' he said.

Pastore was originally charged with two counts of assault, attempted assault and harassment for allegedly attacking Lisa Regina, 44, in April. Prosecutors alleged that he punched her in the back of the head, grabbed her hair and forced her head down on a car's gear shift during an argument. (But officer! It was in the script!)

The 59-year-old actor has remained free on bail while the case is pending on the condition that he refrain from contacting Regina. If convicted, he could have been sentenced to as much as a year in jail. Pastore's ''Sopranos'' character was killed early in the series as payback for snitching on the mob.


Cassandra said...

Well this is my last goddamned try.

I am not leaving snarky comments here if my efforts are not appreciated.

Portia, are you, perchance, struggling as hard as I am to reconcile this post with the previous two?

Hint: *he* can't do nude scenes because of the scar.

I cannot *watch* them because of the mental scarring.


And now I will run like hell before I am eviscerated by ferocious lawyers.

spd rdr said...

Hey! Just give me a month or two to come up with a comeback!
I'm thinking here!

(Note to self: Watch more football.)

portia said...

Heh. Women and Cars, Cass. I opted to censure myself when I read the part about her head and the gear shift.

Almost makes me nostalgic for those Commerce Clause days of yore. Almost:)

Cassandra said...

I'm sure he was just trying to drive home a point about proper shifting technique. Women can be so absent-minded about these things.

portia said...

Ohhhhhhh, that's why it keeps happening....:)

KJ said...

This makes three posts in a row of someone with big breasts.

I think your blog has changed directions spd.