Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will host the U.S. Television premiere of filmmaker Edoardo Ponti's short film Human Voice, starring Sophia Loren as part of the networks five-film tribute to the actress tonight, April. 21. The evening is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. (ET) with the U.S. television debut of the internationally acclaimed Human Voice (20...

ABC's The Chew star Michael Symon will soon be opening an Italian restaurant at Atlantic City. The 46 year old restaurateur, author, and James Beard awardee who was born in Cleveland has partnered with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City to open his first Italian restaurant. Symon hasn't thought of a name for the restaurant yet, bu...

La Italia de Lidia en América (Lidia's Italy in America) is the Spanish-language version of a programme designed to educate and entertain food-loving audiences. Bastianich takes viewers by the hand on a culinary journey through different American cities.   In each episode of La Italia de Lidia en América, the chef offers up the ingredients o...

by Manny Alfano   to Christopher J. Dodd, CEOMotion Picture Association of AmericaDear Mr. Dodd: The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition's sole focus is to battle negative stereotyping and discrimination against Italian Americans. It is the only national Italian American organization with this mandate.   As such we would like to...

Debi Mazar and her brood spend at least a month in Tuscany each year, but if the "Younger" actress had her way, the region would be a far more permanent fixture in her life. "If I didn't have children in American schools, I would leave tomorrow," the New Yorker says.   While the charms of the Italian region are obvious, it's more person...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition ("IAOVC") has denounced A&E's latest and most disgraceful "reality" series to date: "The Godfather of Pittsburgh," and called on the show's sponsors to cease and desist their sponsorship.   Dr. Manny Alfano, President and Founder of IAOVC stated emphatically: "This show is a disgrace and insult to...

Emerging Italian production players Wildside and Indiana have joined forces to form Inside, a new outfit dedicated to luring foreign productions to Italy where a flurry of international shoots is starting to flock, including MGM's "Ben Hur" and upcoming James Bond pic "Spectre."   The new company, a first for Italy, is being conceived as a "...

by Paula Mitchell   The TV cameras were rolling while the pots and pans were clinking in the kitchen. Meanwhile, a whole lot of stomachs were growling for grub outside on the patio at Cucina restaurant in Woodstock. The dining spot, known as the gateway to the world-famous town, served as the set for RAI-Italian TV, or Radiotelevis...

by Dr. Emanuele A. Alfano   The history of anti-Italian American bias manifests a blatant bigotry for the past 100 years. Long before the entertainment media chose Italian Americans as whipping boys the American press maligned them in news reports, columns and in cartoons. With the advent of movies, radio and TV programming the incidence of...

by Jay Bobbin   Robert Davi got his professional start opposite Frank Sinatra, who's about to be saluted by him on Independence Day. Known for tough-guy roles, the actor-singer who was James Bond's enemy Sanchez in "Licence to Kill" and FBI man Bailey Malone on the NBC series "Profiler" has opened a new chapter of his career by renderin...