News Nuggets: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ finale will be ‘unpredictable and absolutely insane’

The end is near for the violent motorcycle “Sons of Anarchy” series on FX, and the cast is already discussing the final episodes. In a new video chat, actors Kim Coates and Theo Rossi declare that the finale will be “unpredictable and absolutely insane.” Filming will wrap in December for the seventh season of the show starring Katey Sagal and Charlie Hunnam. Coates says, “We are stopping this show on the top of the world, for sure… It’s coming to an end real fast.” Rossi adds, “This stuff doesn’t come around more than once in people’s lifetimes.” The Wrap

Director Christopher Nolan will present “Interstellar” star Matthew McConaughey with the American Cinematheque Award on Tuesday night. The 28th annual gala will be held in Beverly Hills to honor this year’s Best Actor Oscar winner from “Dallas Buyers Club.” Jimmy Kimmel will host the event, which will also include presenters Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Cole Hauser, Kate Hudson, and Reese Witherspoon. Deadline

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Another original star of “The Good Wife” is leaving the series. Archie Panjabi, who won an Emmy after the first season for her role as investigator Kalinda Sharma, will depart after her contract ends this season. She has already signed a new deal with 20th Century Fox to star in a new drama pilot. Her departure follows Josh Charles, who surprisingly left with a bang last spring. TV Guide

Broadway stars are lining up for a memorial tribute to the late actress Elaine Stritch. The show is helmed by George C. Woolfe and will include Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Hal Prince, Betty Buckley, Christine Ebersole, Michael Feinstein, and Rob Bowman. It will be on November 17 at New York’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The Tony and Emmy winner died on July 17 at age 89. Playbill

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For next spring’s fifth season of “Game of Thrones,” the fantasy drama will do something it has never done before. The HBO program will feature several flashbacks to the pasts of some characters. In fact, the opening scene of the first episode will go back in time, possibly to see a young Cersei (Lena Headey). Will this be a way to bring Sean Bean back, whose character of Ned Stark died at the end of the first season? USA Today

The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles adds more names to its gala celebrating television’s impact on the LGBT community. Portia de Rossi, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sean Hayes, Norman Lear, Eric Stonestreet, and NBC player Jason Collins will take part. For the November 12 event, they will feature episodes from “Donahue,” “All in the Family,” “Will and Grace,” “The Real World,” “Queer as Folk,” “Glee,” and “Orange is the New Black.” Variety

Prolific actress Elizabeth Pena dies at age 55 in Los Angeles. Her film career included roles in “La Bamba,” “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” “Blue Steel,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Rush Hour,” and “The Incredibles.” One of her most recent guest roles was as Pilar, the mother of Gloria (Sofia Vergara) on ABC’s “Modern Family.” Latino Review

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