The Florence native directed stars including Elizabeth Taylor in the 1967 film Taming of the Shrew and Dame Judi Dench on stage in Romeo and Juliet. Italian media said Zeffirelli died after a long illness which had grown worse in recent months. The two-time Oscar nominee also served in the Italian senate for two terms as a member of Silvio Berlusco...

What happens in Italy does not stay in Italy, my friends. Let that be a word to the wise. This summer, Lifetime has their Book to Screen Saturday movies, and on the list was Adriana Trigiani’s Very Valentine starring Kelen Coleman from Big Little Lies. The real star of the movie was Jacqueline Bisset as the coolest, prettiest, and most awesome gran...

LA's Little Italy is a neighborhood undergoing change. From corporate stores to hipster salons, foreign food trucks to gay bars. "Little Italy, Los Angeles" follows the interconnected lives of the community's diverse residents, led by its last original Italian, Frank the Barber, as they learn to adapt to its' inevitable transformation. Winner of Be...

The mood was joyful on Tuesday (May 28) night inside Gio’s Villa Vancheri in Mandeville, where owners Giovanni and Yoko Vancheri hosted a dinner celebrating the restaurant’s victory on the Italian reality TV show, “Little Big Italy.” The premise of “Little Big Italy” is this: Italian restauranteur Francesco Panella meets with three Italians now liv...

We got an amazing opportunity to meet and interview Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro. He is a reality TV show host, and owner of Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, and other locations. He also has several TV shows, such as “Cake Boss,” “Bake You Rich,” “Bake It Like Buddy” and “Bakers vs. Fakers.” If you have seen his show or have been lucky enough...

Adriana Trigiani’s Very Valentine. Starring Jacqueline Bisset and Kelen Coleman. Premiering Saturday, June 8th at 8/7c on Lifetime Television. Check your local listings Adriana is thrilled to share the official trailer for Very Valentine, starring Jacqueline Bisset and Kelen Coleman. Adriana’s screen adaptation of her bestselling novel premieres Sa...

'The Sopranos' finale aired 12 years ago, but we're still thinking about one of the show's most prominent characters -- food! There's not a single episode of the New Jersey mafia drama that doesn't include someone chowing down on some braciole (stuffed beef rolls), manicotti (pasta stuffed with ricotta), baked ziti (a pasta bake with sausage) or a...

From the moment she walks on stage, Deana Martin takes her audience on a musical journey with her non-stop dynamic energy, honoring her legendary father Dean Martin and other great performers who shaped American music and popular culture for over four decades. For this Memorial Day week, Martin has been tapped to perform and participate in multiple...

Luca Guadagnino is set to start shooting his first TV series, “We Are Who We Are,” for HBO and Sky, “in a couple of weeks,” the director of “Call Me by Your Name” told Variety. Guadagnino is currently in Cannes with his star-studded short “The Staggering Girl,” which world-premieres Friday in Directors’ Fortnight. “We Are Who We Are” will focus on...

Una pubblicità “inappropriata e offensiva” torna a colpire la comunità italiana negli Usa. A denunciarlo oggi è Vincenzo Arcobelli, presidente del Ctim e consigliere del Cgie, che ha scritto alla catena di ristorazione “Wendys” che, spiega, “ha utilizzato in maniera negativa gli stereotipi italo americani etichettati come mafiosi, durante la pubbli...