By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated June 18, 2003 03:25 PM
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CONFIRMED: “The Sopranos” will continue for a sixth and (this time for sure) final season, the HBO show’s executive producer Brad Grey confirmed to The New York Times. (HBO, like PEOPLE, is part of AOL Time Warner.) The extension will leave the series, which stars James Gandolfini as New Jersey Mob boss Tony Soprano, with a total of 75 episodes, enough for a very lucrative syndication deal, The Times notes.

BOUGHT: Eminem’s estate in Oakland Township, Mich., 25 miles outside downtown Detroit, cost $5.85 million, reports the New York Post. The 14,000-sq.-ft. mansion and surrounding six acres include six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a spa, a waterfall, a boating lake — and a gated front entrance. The rapper, 30, purchased the property from disposed Kmart CEO Charles Conaway, the paper reports.



WED: “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” star William Petersen, 50, married his longtime girlfriend, former schoolteacher Gina Cirrone, during a weekend ceremony in Italy, his publicist tells the Associated Press. There were no details about the ceremony. The L.A.-based twosome are now honeymooning in Europe.

ESCHEWED: Exercise-phobic Norah Jones, 24, won’t be taking weights on tour with her this summer. “I’ve never worked out. In fact, I need to lose a few pounds,” the Grammy-winning singer tells AP. “I don’t care if I’m a little chubby. I love to eat way too much.”

ADDED: Tuesday’s PEOPLE.com list of survivors of Hollywood’s Golden Era (compiled in the wake of last week’s death of Gregory Peck) was missing some important names, sharp-eyed readers and film buffs e-mailed to say. The elite club should also include the still-visible Kirk Douglas, 86, and Lauren Bacall, 78, as well as Richard Widmark, also 78, Deborah Kerr, 81, and Judy Garland‘s pint-sized sidekick in the 1945 musical classic, “Meet Me in St. Louis,” Margaret O’Brien, 66.