Edie Falco will always miss her dear friend, James Gandolfini. Fighting back tears, The Sopranos actress remembered her late costar during an emotional tribute at the 2013 Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Sept. 22 in L.A. Emmy-winning Sopranos actor Gandolfini died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 51 while on vacation...

Nickelodeon is brainwashing your kids to think Italians are all bootlegging mafiosos and it MUST be stopped -- so says a pissed off Italian-American advocacy group, demanding parents BOYCOTT Nick's new flick.   The Italian-American One Voice Coalition -- a major national org. fighting against negative Italian-American stereotypes -- is peeve...

Sam Lovullo, who as producer and co-creator of "Hee Haw" brought country music and homestyle humor to millions of American homes, has died at age 88, his publicists said Thursday. Lovullo died peacefully at his home in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles on Thursday, publicists the Brokaw Company said. No immediate cause of death was given,...

Steve Martorano: The man responsible for bringing South Philly to South Florida brings his Italian-American Thanksgiving fare to NBC's "Today" show between 10 and 11 a.m. Thursday. Martorano will demo the dishes he grew up eating around the holiday, including butter cookies and his famous meatball salad. Ought to be interesting to see how the wine...

Vic Rallo Jr., host of Eat!Drink!Italy!, today announced details of a partnership with Atalanta Corporation, one of the largest importers of specialty foods in the US, to promote the best of Italian food and beverage products on his popular PBS primetime show. The sponsorship deal incorporates Atalanta's portfolio of Italy's best known and highest...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we speak with Kathy McCabe, host and executive producer of the travel series "Dream of Italy," showing on PBS stations around the U.S. through spring 2017. The television series is inspired by the award-winning subscription travel newsletter and website, Dream of Italy, which McCabe founded in 2002,...

With his career in mid-upswing after his financially successful Expendables franchise and a Golden Globe win for Creed, Sylvester Stallone is apparently finally prepared to accept the responsibility of a lead role on a television drama.   The 69-year-old actor is attached to star as aging crime boss Raymonde Aprile in the Weinstein Company's...

By Marissa Martinelli HBO's series The Young Pope hasn't even debuted in the U.S. yet, but it's already a meme of biblical proportions in the Twittersphere. And why not? Paolo Sorrentino's drama stars Jude Law as a young, Italian American pontiff who threatens to shake up the Vatican with his war on rampant liberalism and his collection of sick po...

Following the Philadelphia visit of RAI Italia CEO, Piero A. Corsini, last 18th of November (see here), we are conducting a survey to ascertain the quality, distribution, reception and enjoyment of RAI Italia TV, radio and multimedia programs.   If you live in the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia (Pennsylva...

Great news! A new film is underway about the Grunt Padre —Servant of God Father Vincent Capodanno, a Medal of Honor recipient, posthumously, for his heroism on Sept. 4, 1967. That day, on a small, bloody knoll during a fierce battle with Marines greatly outnumbered by the North Vietnamese, it took more than 25 enemy bullets to stop Navy chaplain F...