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The funeral service for actor James Gandolfini will take place at 10am on Thursday at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.

The star of "The Sopranos" died on Wednesday in Rome after suffering a heart attack.

Gandolfini's body arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday night.

Never before seen footage of Michael Jackson was released by Madame Tussauds on Monday.

The material shows the King of Pop performing his iconic dance moves for sculptors who were creating his wax figure.

Its release coincides with the attraction's launch of three wax figures of Jackson, which celebrates his life in three different stages of his career.

Zombies and Superman were no match for monsters this weekend.

Disney's "Monsters University" was the box-office winner taking $82 million. That's according to studio estimates.

It beat Brad Pitt's zombie romp "World War Z," which opened in second place with $66 million, and Warner Bros. "Man of Steel" which took third place with $41.2.

This is Adam Egan with AP ShowBiz Minute.

SHOTLIST:

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FILE: Los Angeles, 10 December 2012

1. Actor James Gandolfini posing for photographers with wife

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FILE: New York, 26 November 2012

2. James Gandolfini on the "Killing Them Softly" premiere carpet

Madame Tussauds

3.Various archive footage of Michael Jackson

Disney Pixar

4. Trailer clip - "Monsters University"

Paramount Pictures

5. Trailer Clip "World War Z"

Warner Bros.

6. Trailer clip, "Man of Steel" trailer

 

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