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...

The television adaption of Umberto Eco’s best selling novel, The Name of the Rose, comes to the small screen today. The series debuts 30 years after Jean-Jacques Annaud’s film. The pilot episode is set in 1327, and begins with a blood medieval battle. Adso da Melk, played by Damian Hardung, appears as the apprentice of the Franciscan friar-cum-dete...

Kathy McCabe, host of Dream of Italy on PBS and editor of Dream of Italymagazine, will host two events at Georgetown's Via Umbria to celebrate the premiere of her upcoming television special, Dream of Italy: Under the Tuscan Sun. The celebrations kick off March 28th at 7pm with a wine dinner at Via Umbria featuring McCabe and bestselling author, Fr...

When Edie Falco discusses her relationship with James Gandolfini, with whom she created one of the most complex and moving portraits of marriage ever shown on television, she sometimes admits that the two didn’t know each other very well. She recently told the “Today” show that, during the eight years in which they filmed “The Sopranos,” they never...

Providence Municipal Court Chief Justice Frank Caprio opens the passenger side back door of a metallic blue 2018 Lincoln Navigator parked on the side of the private Aurora Club Civic Association in Providence’s Federal Hill. It’s the place where he is permanent director and has been a member for more than fifty years, and he has lunch there on an a...