This is the Italian American Podcast, and in this episode, we talk to Candice Guardino, star of the one-woman show “Italian Bred” about her upbringing in an Italian American family and the dream she had to become an actress. Candice shares some very interesting and funny stories, and also talks about how her acting career has brought so much fulfil...

Italian actress Michela De Rossi has been cast in a “pivotal role” in “The Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark” as the film begins production next week, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. De Rossi joins Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro and Michael Ga...

A new generation of racing enthusiasts is about to meet Italian-American motor-racing icon Mario Andretti, albeit in animated mouse form. The legendary driver is guest-starring on Disney’s animated series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” as Mario Mousedretti in “Mickey’s Spring Grand Prix,” and the episode looks adorable. Mousedretti teams up with...

Netflix is making a major investment in the Italian market with the announcement of three new original series. The global streamer is expanding its genres in the country with a supernatural drama series, Curon; a young adult adaptation, Three Meters Above Heaven; and a drama adaptation of the award winning novel by Marco Missiroli, Fedelta (Loyalty...

For a guy named Gatto — Italian for “cat” — Joe Gatto sure loves dogs. “We have four now,” says the Lynbrook resident, one of the stars of truTV’s hidden-camera prank show “Impractical Jokers,” which begins its eighth season Thursday at 10 p.m. He and his wife, Bessy, “were up to five,” he says, “but we’d also adopted a senior” who has since died....

Danny DeVito has a spoon hanging off his nose. He’s trying to impress the beautiful woman having dinner at the next table at Craig’s, the Hollywood clubhouse. And it’s working. She’s cracking up. But a mere utensil is not enough to hold Jennifer Lopez’s attention for long. Soon, J-Lo swings back around to return her focus to A-Rod. Their engagement...

For all the friends who had the fortune to taste Tina Zaccardi’s cookies, cakes, and pies, it was not such a big surprise that she had won “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition”: the heavenly experience of flavoring her desserts convinces you immediately that you are dealing with an artist and a winner. So much so that in the towns of Tu...

“Dream of Italy” Premiere, Book Launch, and Italian Culinary Tour. Wednesday, April 3, 6:30–8:30 pm. Piattino, 67 Union Place, Summit; 908-219-4801. There’s a lot to pack into these two hours at Piattino: Kathy McCabe of PBS’ “Dream of Italy” and Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, will co-host this book signing/culinary tour/television...

Michael Gandolfini is stepping into his father’s shoes! In January, Michael, 19, signed on to play a younger version of Tony Soprano — the iconic mobster his late father James Gandolfini famously played in The Sopranos— in a prequel movie to the series. Michael recently got into character by visiting the real-life restaurant booth where The Soprano...

Un po’ amareggiata, ma più combattiva e orgogliosa che mai. Consapevole di avere alle sue spalle milioni di italiani nel mondo, che contano sul suo impegno quotidiano per dare risposte concrete alle loro annose richieste, per troppo tempo rimaste senza risposta. Perché lei, invece, li ha sempre ascoltati. Lo ha fatto per tanti anni in tv, sugli sch...