by Robert Lloyd   Garry Marshall wore many hats in movies and television over the last 60 years, as a writer, director, producer and actor. His successes were as mainstream as they come: "Happy Days," and its hit spinoffs "Laverne & Shirley," "Mork & Mindy" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," on TV; big-screen hits like "Pretty Woman," "Beach...

Once again The Italian American One Voice Coalition feels it necessary to bring the perpetuation of negative stereotypes and defamation of Italian Americans to the public's attention. A&E's latest and most disgraceful "reality" series to date "The Godfather of Pittsburgh," is a meritless, crass and heavily scripted "reality" show that glorifies...

by NOIAW   We're so pleased to feature Mary M. Tedesco as this week's Member Spotlight interview guest! Mary discovered NOIAW via Twitter and is looking forward to getting to know all of our members more.   mary-tedesco-genealogySo many of our members are seeking to connect with their roots in Italy and deepen their knowledge of their...

On the verge of a whole new season for acclaimed HBO series True Detective, set to start in the mid of summer 2015, creator, writer and director Nic Pizzolatto celebrated a well deserved victory for best drama series at this year's Writers Guild Awards.   "We're about halfway through filming season two," he said in his acceptance speech. "I...

Do you know a Nonna who can dominate any kitchen? Food Network contacted NOIAW in search of Italian American grandmothers to join the cast of their upcoming cooking show, the Clash of the Grandmas. If you have any questions or know someone who'd like to participate, get in touch with Christopher Lutz, Casting Producer, Levity Entertainment Group a...

Solo due puntate e l'Italia avrà un nuovo "mastro" pasticcere. O quasi. E' ormai agli sgoccioli la seconda edizione di Bake Off Italia su Real Time che quest'anno ha visto la bellezza di 16 concorrenti sfidarsi in una sequenza di sfide a colpi di frusta e mattarelli.   Sfide che spesso – nonostante l'indubbia facilità – li hanno messi a dura...

Danny Aiello can play a terrifying tough guy like nobody else — but the beloved actor says he turned down a chance to play a vicious Mafioso in a new movie in order to tackle the much smaller role of a troubled priest.   Aiello, 80, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV that he was approached by director John Herzfeld to star in "Reac...

She's known for her roles in such films as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her, and a glamorous career as an international model, but lately Isabella Rossellini has other things on her mind — namely, sex.    On Sunday, May 17, Ovation TV, America's only arts network, will take you around the world with the superstar as she prepares for an...

by Tony Lo Bianco   On June 25th, I won an Emmy for my work on the Just A Common Soldier video. And my producing team also won an Emmy. In my hundred plus film career, I'm extremely proud of the message that honors America's military veterans who we owe our freedom to.   As of now, this beautiful video has received over 19,200,00...

by Michael Traversa   Being born in a family with a distinct heritage is one thing, how said heritage is perceived and the respect paid to the family roots is what really matters. Among those who always felt a deep connection and quickly became one of the most beloved Italian American actors in the community is Lorraine Bracco. Lorraine was...