Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production of La Bohème , the most-performed opera in Met history, starring Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the poet Rodolfo and Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais as the fragile seamstress Mimì, airs on Great Performances at the Met on Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m.   Opolais made headlines and history when she agreed...

Can you disparage a cheese? The Grana Padano Consortium of Italy certainly thinks you can. That's why they're suing America's longest-running soap opera. Their cheese was insulted on a recent episode, they claim.   In today's top entry to the you-can't-make-this-shit-up list, the Italian cheese manufacturers are suing The Bold and the Beauti...

As it turns out, the late James Gandolfini, known to many as just Tony Soprano, was acting the whole time – he wasn't actually a tough guy mobster.   In fact, "the true Jim", as Julia Louis-Dreyfus affectionately nicknames him, was more accurately depicted in Enough Said.   Read more   Source: http://cphpost.dk   &n...

di Francesco Salvatore Cagnazzo   PERCHE' SE NE PARLA Tutta l'America rende omaggio a Frank Sinatra, The Voice, nato da padre palermitano, esattamente, di Lercara Friddi, e da madre ligure, di Lumarzo. Il 12 dicembre il mito della musica avrebbe dovuto compiere 100 anni, ma le celebrazioni sono già ben avviate.   A New York c'è la mos...

Italian singer Giada Valenti will make her debut on PBS with her music special "From Venice With Love", during the Pledge Week taking place on Public Television from November 28 untill December 6.   In her PBS Special the songstress takes her audience on a romantic and magical journey, as she performs her own interpretations of American and...

by Ron Irwin   Italy invades Beverly Hills in 'Bruna in Beverly Hills' and the result is amazing hilarity. Let's take a look behind the scenes. Ronn Moss, known to his fans as Ridge Forrester, married to Brooke Logan in 'The Bold and the Beautiful', has a new lady in TV.   Moss is starring alongside actress Kim Kopf in the new si...

by Alyssa Sage   John "Cha Cha" Ciarcia, guest actor on "The Sopranos" and owner of a bustling Italian restaurant in New York's Little Italy, died Nov. 21 at NYU Langone Medical Center following a brief illness. He was 75.   Dubbed the "unofficial mayor of Little Italy," Ciarcia's acting career included film appearances alongside long...

Actors, directors and producers love tossing around the most overused word in Hollywood, "organic," to describe how naturally a project progressed. Yet few people are less slickly Hollywood than chef Lidia Bastianich on the least Hollywood network, PBS. Her PBS special "Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday Tables and Traditions" Tuesday, Dec. 20 (che...

With Cooking Channel's Laura Vitale, what you see really is what you get. Vitale, a native of Italy but has been a resident of Atlantic County since age 12, is a self-taught 29-year-old culinary personality who earned her stripes as the star of her self-created Web series "Laura in the Kitchen."   Vitale, regarded for her mix of all-America...

by John J. Moser   When comedian Joe Piscopo was appearing on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s, he says he did an impression of legendary singer Frank Sinatra with great trepidation. "I didn't even want to do him," Piscopo says. "I hesitated, didn't want to do him. And then I'm a good team player; they said, 'Joe, we need you to do hi...