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Tuesday, May 02, 2006
ART IMITATING LIFE IMITATING ARTIE ...
Ain't nut'in. Boys will be boys. Y'know whadda I mean? Fuhgeddaboudit.
'ARTIE'S' GOOSE IS 'COKED': He plays a chef on "The Sopranos," but John Ventimiglia cooked himself a recipe for disaster when he was busted for drunken driving and cocaine possession yesterday about a block away from his Brooklyn home.
Ventimiglia is the latest of a slew of the mobster serial's stars to find himself on the wrong side of the law.
Lillo Brancato Jr., who played Matt Bevilaqua, was charged with murder after he and an accomplice gunned down a cop after he interrupted them robbing a home for drugs.
Tony Sirico, who plays Paulie Walnuts, was arrested 28 times before becoming an actor.
Robert Iler, who plays Anthony Soprano Jr., pleaded guilty to misdemeanor larceny in April 2002 after cops arrested him and three other teens for stealing $40 from two victims on a Manhattan street.
Vincent Pastore, who played Sal "Big Pussy" Bompensiero in the show, pleaded guilty to punching his former girlfriend last April and was sentenced to 70 hours of community service.
TONY'S 'MUSCLE' ARRESTED IN QUEENS BREAK-IN: Louis Gross - who appears as Perry Annunziata, a k a Muscles Marinara, on the mob drama - was busted Sunday for allegedly bashing in the front door of a home in St. Albans, Queens, and walking off with $2,700 in property.
The arrest was not the first for the actor. He was busted on Feb. 3 for allegedly stealing a shirt from Michael K, a trendy SoHo men's shop, and then beating the store manager and a security guard when they confronted him, law enforcement sources said.