Jude Law is reportedly in advanced talks to play a fictional Italian-American pope in Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino’s first television venture, "The Young Pope". Sources close to the production have confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that Law is currently in negotiations, but has not confirmed the role.   Law would play a hardline...

By Jade Scipioni   He shot to fame with his carb-filled Italian-American cuisine and his countless cooking reality shows. Now 12 books later, Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito is on a mission to end obesity.   "The mission of my brand is to reverse obesity in America. The problem with food in America is that delicious and healthy don't c...

by Cookie Curci   With the exception of a few films or TV series, today's Italian-American actors have become little more than a cookie-cutter image of the nefarious mobster. Italian American film characters have been limited to the roll of mob boss or Mafia hit men. With the popularity of HBO's "The Soprano's" and the constant resurgence of...

The 57th Annual New York Emmy® Award nominations have been announced and Eat!Drink!Italy! with Vic Rallo has been nominated for two awards in the categories of Best On-Camera Talent: Program Host/Moderator,' and "Informational/Instructional" Program by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in New York.   The nominations for th...

The largest Italian American population in the United States is found in New York and New Jersey. The new two-part series Italian Americans of New York and New Jersey - premiering on Tuesday, February 17th and 24th at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN, Sunday, February 15th and 22nd at 9 p.m. on WLIW21 and on Thursday, February 26th and March 3rd at 8 p.m. on NJT...

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...