by David Bauder   Cooking for family is fun for actress Valerie Bertinelli. Cooking for Betty White was intimidating. For the debut of "Valerie's Home Cooking," her new Food Network show premiering Saturday (12 p.m. EDT), Bertinelli invited co-stars White, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick from the now-defunct TV Land sitcom "Hot in Clevela...

Who would you want to star in the movie of your life? That's a question single mom Joy Mangano never thought she'd be asked. But when Jennifer Lawrence was tapped to play her in the new film Joy, she couldn't have been more pleased.   It's the perfect meeting of superpowers: shopping-TV's star moneymaker (Joy can clean up $1 million an hour...

by Stefano Brusadelli   Instead of an abbey, or a princely mansion, we're in a former slaughterhouse. Nevertheless, the model is always the same --Renaissance and Baroque Wunderkammer where treasures and bizarre objects are displayed, testifying to ingenuity and extravagance (and sometimes horror), and apt to arouse curiosity and wonder; two...

By Caitlin Brody   You know how they say America is the land of opportunity? The Italian-born actor Lorenzo Richelmy, 24, knows it to be true. He had just landed in the U.S. for the very first time when he learned that he won the lead in Netflix's drama Marco Polo, premiering this December: "I was in the Philadelphia airport, and the moment...

Cousins and best friends, Francis Garcia and Sal Basille travel the country on a culinary adventure for their travel lifestyle and food show "Pizza Masters" on The Cooking Channel. The hosts of the show own Artichoke Pizza in New York City and Berkley, Calif., and grew up in a fourth-generation restaurant family.   Together they travel...

by Giada Valenti   Thursday, March 19 - 8 PMMadison Theatre, Rockville Centre, NY Come and join me for the filming of my show From Venice With Love as a television special to air on PBS this summer. I will be performing with a 26 piece orchestra conducted by the incredible Chris Walden composer-arranger. Music producer is Grammy Award winne...

Frank Coletta anchors NBC 10 News Sunrise and NBC 10 News at Noon. Frank joined NBC 10 in 1978 as an assignment editor. He became a general assignment reporter in 1981 and began anchoring the "Today" show local newsbreaks in 1982. He began anchoring the Saturday newscasts in 1983 and was named Sunrise anchor in 1985.   Frank has receive...

Actress Doris Roberts, who died at age 90 on April 17, was probably best known for playing the meddling Marie Barone on the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.   As the matriarch of an Italian-American family, Marie was both a doting mother and overbearing mother-in-law. She checks up on her son Raymond (Ray Romano) who lives right across th...

by Sherry Wight   Chef Fabio Viviani made his national TV debut as a contestant on the fifth season of Bravo's "Top Chef," where he impressed viewers enough to be voted the cycle's fan favorite, but the straight-talking Italian chef isn't just a television star: he's also a restaurateur and a best-selling cookbook author who holds the ultima...

Long before Valerie Bertinelli was known the world over for her modeling and acting career — to say nothing of being the former spouse of guitar god Eddie Van Halen — she learned how to cook under the tutelage of her Italian "Noni," or grandmother.   "I would watch her roll out cappelletti and gnocchi. She [and my aunt] would make fresh brea...