If you want to test your willpower as an individual, you study abroad. If you want to test your willpower as an athlete, you study abroad in Italy. In a city, Milan, where every meal involves at least seven courses (il aperitivo, l'insalata, il primo piatto and il secondo piatto, il dolce, and il caffè), and every gym is €400 and up, it proved quit...

“I always dreamed of working, one day, in the entertainment industry and, being an extremely ambitious person, I had high standards: I wanted to go to Hollywood and become an agent, but especially a producer.”  Oscar Generale’s tenacity brought him exactly where he desired, in Los Angeles, where his goal of becoming a film producer and an expert in...

Born on February 18, 1954, John Travolta turns 65 today. A unique star with a singular career, Travolta is a true Hollywood survivor. He first gained notice in the mid-1970s playing high-school students in Carrie and Welcome Back, Kotter, though already in his early 20s. Then came the two roles that defined his movie stardom: Saturday Night Fever (...

Give him two slices – and an award. Forty-one years after “Saturday Night Fever” changed the game for southern Brooklyn, its leading man will be returning to the borough he helped make famous. On Tuesday, June 12, John Travolta will stop by Lenny’s Pizza, 1969 86th St., to receive a special achievement award from State Sen. Marty Golden, and be cel...

A man recreated the famous disco in "Saturday Night Fever" for the movie's 40th anniversary Wednesday. The iconic film was released in December of 1977. Gianluca Mech put on the event at the original location of the 2001 Space Odyssey Nightclub in Bay Ridge. The location is now a Chinese restaurant. Mech, who is from Italy, says he spent more than...

John Travolta is voicing his disappointment about some of the false reports surrounding Lionsgate's upcoming film, Gotti. The actor maintains Lionsgate didn't drop the film. In fact, the film is getting a wider release.  "Unfortunately, the reports were speculation bordering on fake news," Travolta told Deadline. "Lionsgate was planning on a minima...

Cincinnati is getting typecast: The Queen City will stand in for New York City in yet another major motion picture this year.   John Travolta, of "Pulp Fiction" and "Saturday Night Fever" fame, will star as the title character in "The Life and Death of John Gotti," a biopic on the life of New York mob boss. The Golden Globe-winning actor's r...

by Carlos Greer   John Travolta was in such a good mood Sunday at Serafina Always on East 61st Street, the "Grease" star put on his dancing shoes. We hear Travolta — in town for a VIP screening of "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" at the Paley Center for Media — had a private dinner at the popular Italian eatery and lef...

di Chiara Barbo   A New York City vive la comunità di italoamericani più numerosa degli Stati Uniti: così esordisce la pagina Wikipedia dedicata a "Italian Americans in New York".   Molti di loro, reali o immaginari che siano, abitano gli schermi cinematografici americani di tutti i tempi, a partire da quel leggendario Rudolph Valenti...