ESPN announced on Tuesday that it is entering an exclusive, multi-year deal with Serie A to broadcast matches in the United States. The deal will begin this month, and the first match will be on Saturday, Aug. 18 with Cristiano Ronaldo making his Serie A debut for Juventus against ChievoVerona on ESPN+. With the deal, ESPN will feature a Serie A Ma...

Julio Vincent Gambuto grew up in Rossville and is a graduate of Staten Island Academy and Harvard University. After getting is B.A. in English, he moved on to get his M.F.A in Film and TV at University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. The son of a bus-driver slash bread-baker, “Julie”, grew up in a large Italian family on Staten Isl...

The first time Theo Rossi felt seen as a New Yorker was when Enter the Wu-Tang dropped. It didn't just herald the arrival of one of the most revered names in hip-hop. It featured the RZA and his soon-to-be crew of legends shouting out "Shaolin Island," giving New York's oft-forgotten borough one of the biggest claims to fame a neighborhood could p...

  HBO's eight-episode "My Brilliant Friend" starts with a big plus. It's based on an acclaimed, best-selling novel by Elena Ferrante. But it also presents some challenges. It's the first foreign-language series for the pay-cable network — it will air with subtitles — and collaboration with Ferrante had to be done by e-mail, since the author, who wr...

Fortina founder Christian Petroni is in the final four — and we're not talking college basketball. The Westchester chef, who owns restaurants in Armonk, Rye Brook, Yonkers, Stamford and Brooklyn, has been competing on "Food Network Star," which has been airing since June. There are just four contestants left, including Petroni. The show has turned...

Darius Arya loves the rooftop terraces of Rome because they make you see the Eternal City’s monuments from ever new angles. Even after 18 years of living in Rome, the U.S.-born archaeologist and professor still gets excited every time he walks out the door, be it to lead an educational program for the American Institute for Roman Culture, which he...

For the last few moths, there hasn’t been much news on the future of the TV rights for Italy’s Serie A in the US. BeIN previously held the rights, but they expired after the 2017-18 seasonand IMG opted to bundle the rights with the rights to England’s FA Cup to encourage higher bids. Those bids never surfaced, and no one knew where in the hell eith...

“Più vi ascolto e più capisco quanto è importante quel poco che facciamo con la tv”. Così Marco Giudici ha salutato i consiglieri del Cgie riuniti in assemblea plenaria alla Farnesina. Dal Cgie, il direttore di Rai Italia si aspetta “tante osservazioni e proposte”. Dal canto suo, ha confidato, ogni volta che sente parlare di un argomento che riguar...

In a career spanning six decades, onetime Tenafly resident Paul Sorvino has played cops, killers, the hot-wired dad to Romeo’s Juliet in Baz Luhrman’s over-the-top “Romeo + Juliet” and a chubby Dick Tracy villain with a big mouth — literally — opposite Warren Beatty and Al Pacino. At 79, he remains as active as ever, with the 2018 indie thriller “B...

Mediacom Communications founder, chairman and CEO Rocco Commisso was one of 38 people honored on July 4 as a Carnegie Corp. “Great Immigrant, Great American” an annual program that highlights the contributions made to American culture by naturalized citizens. Commisso, who came to the U.S. from Calabria, Italy, when he was 12 years old, founded Med...