From the not-surprised-at-all department, courtesy of E! Online:
DELAYED: Production on the fifth season of HBO's The Sopranos could be pushed back as star James Gandolfini has inked a movie deal to star in the DreamWorks' comedy Surviving Christmas with Ben Affleck. HBO is now looking at a January 2004 airdate at the earliest for the Mafia drama.
The WWE could put on 2 hours of Kevin Kelly sitting on the toilet reading a phone book, and I'd still watch next week.
I just looked up Beverly, and it sounds a lot like what I remember. Without having tasted it I couldn't tell you for certain, but yeah, sounds right. It was brutal, though. I should try to get my hands on some.