Cable Network A&E's latest reality show, "The Godfather of Pittsburgh," has been cancelled after only three episodes. The show was targeted by the Italian American One Voice Coalition, Unico National and many Italian Americans.   "Godfather of Pittsburgh" follows Vince Isoldi, who operates several businesses including a strip club, and s...

by Marakay Rogers   You've been watching those culinary competition shows again. We can tell. You're having nervous breakdowns over fresh pasta. Should you buy it in the grocery store, go to the specialty shop, or make it yourself? Can you possibly get it thin enough running it through the pasta machine?   What did you do with your pa...

by Phil Leo A new gritty six-part series, Inside the American Mob, will premiere Sun. July 28 at 9:00 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel.Former mobsters, informants, and FBI agents will expose the takedown of the deadliest and most infamous organized crime ring in U.S. history. Exclusive television interviews include Jimmy Calandra, a member...

by Frank Totaro  Actor Joseph Gannascoli says he turned down a role in a new movie because he didn't want to share the screen with his former castmate on 'The Sopranos' Lillo Brancato. "I'm not here to judge, people have to live with themselves," Gannascoli told the Daily News, referring to Brancato's conviction for his role in the slayi...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition has added Wisconsin-based Johnsonville Foods to its "Wall of Shame". Johnsonville Foods has been singled out for continuing to air a commercial for its 'Family Brats' that features a character resembling Tony Soprano. The spot depicts a family barbeque and is riddled with worn out organized crime refere...

This workshop is designed for everyone who is interested in learning about the evolution of Italian Advertising. From the Italian Carosello to modern advertising, you will learn how Italian TV Commercials have evolved.   When someone mentions "Made in Italy," the mind almost automatically goes to fashionable clothing, lux...

Emmy-award winning TV host, best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur and co-owner of Eataly - the delightful Chef Lidia Bastianich visited again. She talked about her latest cookbook "Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine," which was written with her daughter Tanya.   In the book, she gives pointers on using different ingredien...

Isabella Rossellini is very popular these days with her show that sounds like it should be dull. After all, it's a scientific theater piece about animals.   "It's also about sex," says Rossellini, laughing. "That's what makes it popular. If it was about the digestive system, I don't think anyone would enjoy it as much." Rossellini, 61, has...

by Rebecca Godwin   When given the choice between watching an opera and a sitcom, most people would choose the sitcom. But according to Associate Professor and Opera Director in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Robert Swedberg, the upcoming production of "The Barber of Seville" by Gioacchino Rossini and Cesare Sterbini, which Swedbe...

di Lara Gusatto e Natascia Gargano   Il nuovo MasterChef Usa è Luca Manfè, 31 anni, friulano. Manager di ristoranti a New York, è l'unico italiano ad avere mai partecipato alla trasmissione e, oggi, il primo ad averla vinta. Nella stagione precedente, Manfè aveva superato le selezioni ma era stato subito eliminato. "Torna il prossimo anno",...