by Michael Traversa   Being born in a family with a distinct heritage is one thing, how said heritage is perceived and the respect paid to the family roots is what really matters. Among those who always felt a deep connection and quickly became one of the most beloved Italian American actors in the community is Lorraine Bracco. Lorraine was...

Leading up to the May 16, 2014, release of Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' hugely anticipated epic action adventure "Godzilla," FIAT Brand North America launches a new commercial across television on Monday, May 5. The 30-second spot features Godzilla rampaging through an American city, targeting anyone driving a FIAT vehicle. ...

by Michael Traversa   Joe Lo Truglio is one of those actors that the mainstream audience knows they have seen before but can hardly remember the name; yet in the comedy world he is very well known and respected. He has a memorable face, he often steals the show and he has an extraordinaire comic timing.   In the past three years he ha...

Devine Pastabilities, located at 3545 Midway Dr., Ste. E, in San Diego, Calif., becomes the next Food Network television celebrity with a show dedicated to its regional favorite, the Torpasta. Appearing on "Mystery Diners" at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, the restaurant has had to keep details of the episode under wraps. However owner Damien Devine, w...

A+E Networks has set up a Rome-based company to launch and operate branded channels and services in Italy: A+E Networks Italy.   A+E Networks will launch Crime & Investigation on Sky Italia on December 16. It is working with FOX International Channels to assume full ownership of HISTORY Italy in early 2014.   Read more   So...

Una vera e propria maratona dantesca - 7 ore di trasmissioni, 34 canti dell'Inferno, e migliaia di chilometri attraverso le bellezze paesaggistiche e architettoniche italiane.   Questo progetto offrirà a tutto il pubblico di RAI ITALIA una rilettura in chiave contemporanea dell'Inferno dantesco. Un programma non solo culturale, ma anche un v...

With its slow economy and aging population, Italy seeks strength from abroad from the nation's ambitious expatriates, successful descendants of long-ago immigrants, and fans of Italian art, food, technology and investments.   And calcio (soccer): Juventus, AC Milan, Roma, and other top clubs are the top draw among the three channels that Ita...

by Chiara Beghelli   Luisa Spagnoli, in the Parisian clinic where she died when she was only 57 (in 1935), could hardly have imagined that 81 years later her story would be narrated in a two-episodes TV series dedicated to her entrepreneurial experience first in the chocolate sector and then in fashion.   In 1907, she founded in Perug...

by Bruce Weber   The Army-Navy game of 1963 was an important one in that season's college football landscape. With a Heisman Trophy winner and future pro star at quarterback, Roger Staubach, Navy, the No. 2 team in the nation, won by 21-15 and went on to face top-ranked Texas in the Cotton Bowl. (Texas won.)   The Army game is better...

When you think about the models of young Italian Americans in the show business world, you sadly end up admitting that the most famous are the shameful boys and girls of Jersey Shore. Those girls, in particular, gave a very bad message and this happens even if you switch to Italian American adult women characters in a few stupid reality show. On t...