When Duff Goldman and Buddy Valastro are in the kitchen, it's pretty tough to say who's really the batter baker. In an effort to determine the true king of cakes once and for all, the two celebrity pastry chefs will go nose to nose in Food Network's new series, "Buddy vs. Duff." The network announced Thursday that the "baking brawl" between two bro...

He is the son of James Gandolfini, who originated the iconic role of Tony Soprano and won multiple Emmys, SAG Awards and a Golden Globe in an anti-hero role that made possible later bad guy turns like Bryan Cranston’s in Breaking Bad and future HBO series including Deadwood, Westworld and Game of Thrones. He died in 2013. he late actor’s son has be...

On Jan. 10, 1999, a new show debuted on HBO. The Sopranos begins with what would become the iconic song, “Woke Up This Morning,” written, remixed and performed by the British band, Alabama, as the main protagonist, Tony Soprano, is seen driving through the Lincoln Tunnel and passing through the tollbooth toward the New Jersey Turnpike. As he drives...

Kaye Ballard, the singer, actress and comedienne best known for starring as one of the meddling title characters on the 1960s NBC sitcom The Mothers-in-Law, has died. She was 93. Ballard, a popular nightclub entertainer and star on Broadway who was the first to record the popular tune "Fly Me to the Moon," died Monday at her home in Rancho Mirage,...

By now you have heard that the president of Notre Dame, under pressure from students and Native American groups, has agreed to cover up murals of Christopher Columbus. Executive Board Member of the Italian American One Voice Coalition Andre DiMino will be speaking about this issue on six different radio stations today and tomorrow - including the I...

This week, an article appeared in northjersey.com, part of the USA Today Network, that begins “You may be speaking Soprano–and not even know it.” The article talks about HBO’s show The Sopranos and how it used “Italian-American food slang words” that only New Yorkers know. The article lists a number of words such as “goomah” and “goomba” and their...

Andre’ DiMino, Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition Communications Director, will be on The Gene Valicenti Show, Tuesday 1/22 at about 8:20 AM East discussing Rev. John Jenkins, Notre Dame President’s decision to remove venerable Columbus art murals from the University. “What a complete disgrace,” stated DiMino.  “And it is unbelievable that he wou...

On the Top Chef episode “Carne!”, Hollywood screenwriter and actress Lena Waithe (Master of None) surprises the chefs. She informs them of their next challenge: to make the trademark Kentucky dish, the Hot Brown. The famous Louisville dish is an open-faced sandwich consisting of turkey and bacon and Mornay sauce. It can be baked or broiled. It’s ca...

I definitely pissed off a member of the Bamonte family. I didn’t mean to do it. I was trying to explain to Nicole Bamonte that I’m writing about how I will try, and likely enjoy, any establishment that displays one or more autographed photos of a cast member from The Sopranos, that it’s a seal of approval for me when I walk into a place in the Tri-...

You may be speaking Soprano — and not even know it. “The Sopranos” — the drama about families of mobsters in suburban Jersey —  premiered on HBO 20 years ago this week. And with it, came new entries into the American lexicon. Like “whadayagunnado?” (What are you going to do?) And “fuggedaboudid.” (Forget about it!) Before the show, these — and a fe...