Oscar-winning writer/director/producer Francis Ford Coppola, best known for "The Godfather" film series, sank his hands and feet into cement today outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.   The ceremony was held as part of the 2016 Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival, which began Thursday. "Thanks to TCM, thanks for this op...

by Kaleem Aftab   Al Pacino has so much chutzpah that he commands every room, every film set, and every theatre stage on or in which he appears. "I am a movie star," he spouts at one moment, and he doesn't want us to forget it. Even at 75, he has the brash confidence of youth, and yet his escapades of yesteryear provides the chorus to his or...

By Lavinia Pisani   Zeno Pisani was meant to shine among the Hollywood stars. For more than 20 years he has been speeding across the roads of Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Rodeo Drive, jumping from an exclusive meeting to another.   Apparently, he is living the life. The one he dreamed of since he first stepped foot in Los Angeles...

by Jasmin Rosemberg As a grand finale to its 100 Years in Hollywood campaign, Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo is premiering a new short film project, "the Ferragamo Signature Film," starring Ethan Peck, grandson of late Oscar-winning actor Gregory Peck ("To Kill a Mockingbird," "Moby Dick"), and Elettra Wiedemann, daughter of Isabella Ro...

October 24, 12-22 in PDT10901 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91606www.victoriositalianfestival.com Come To The San Fernando Valley Victorio's Italian Festival Saturday AND Sunday October 24-25! Enjoy Italian food, music, comedy, beer, wine, a grape stomp, bocce ball and entertainment all day long hosted by The Meatballs Of Comedy! There...

One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. Later in 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. There, the family boarded a train for the trip to California, where Frank's older brother Benjamin was living.   On their journey, they subsisted on bread a...

A taste of the Mediterranean has come to Hollywood. The Pellegrino family has opened the 13-room Casa Pellegrino Boutique Hotel at 2007 N. Ocean Drive after nearly two years of renovations.   The work built in architecture and decor inspired by the owners' Italian ancestry and European roots. Each room displays its own style influenced...

by Jacob Bryant Film composer Ennio Morricone is being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Morricone will receive the 2,574th star on the Walk of Fame — located on 7065 Hollywood Boulevard — on Feb. 26 at 11:30 a.m. Event emcee and Hollywood Chamber president-CEO Leron Gubler will unveil the star with help from director Qu...

The cement was barely dry from the hand- and footprint ceremony in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theater (Grauman's Chinese) in Hollywood where director Francis Ford Coppola had just been enshrined before he took the stage to talk about some of his seminal 1970s films with TCM Classic Film Festival host Ben Mankiewicz.   Ostensibly, Coppo...

Robert De Niro's manager, Danilo Mattei, is currently in Abruzzo researching various locations for a film, which will definitely be showing in our region, and which, amongst others, will star De Niro, the Hollywood legend, who actually has roots via his great-grandparents to Ferrazzano (Campobasso).   The idea came about after a meeting with...