Who's hungry? Will Thomas is back at it-- on the hunt for your next memorable meal. This week's throw of the dart took him to Centreville, Virginia-- and once again, we went Italian!   Viewers took to twitter to tell Will where to eat, and "where" was Ciao Osteria! It's just nine months old, but already has a loyal following.   Read m...

As we already did with music, radio, religion, cinema, sport, literature, theater, consumerism and cuisine, today we analyze the relationship between Italy and the United States from the point of view of another fundamental paradigm for the last century: television.   We do this with a young Italian talent, Luca Martera: scholar, writer, director...

IAOVC is asking all Italian American Defenders & Organizations to speak out with ONE United VOICE on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm ET   AFLAC will not remove stereotypical commercial "Family Business," which portrays Italian Americans as mobsters. They will not acknowledge that these commercials are abo...

Special Agent David Rossi is a real person for actor Joe Mantegna. Real in the sense that the character's name on the long-running TV series Criminal Minds comes from a LA police officer Mantegna knows. But the rest is pure Mantegna.   "In some ways, I try to make the character an extension of myself," he says. "I learned this awhile a...

by Nick Vivarelli   Benedict Cumberbatch has been recruited as voice talent to narrate high-profile docu "Naples '44" by Italian director Francesco Patierno, based on the eponymous diary by British travel writer Norman Lewis about his experience as a British intelligence officer in the southern Italian port city following its liberation from...

Jude Law is reportedly in advanced talks to play a fictional Italian-American pope in Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino’s first television venture, "The Young Pope". Sources close to the production have confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that Law is currently in negotiations, but has not confirmed the role.   Law would play a hardline...

By Jade Scipioni   He shot to fame with his carb-filled Italian-American cuisine and his countless cooking reality shows. Now 12 books later, Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito is on a mission to end obesity.   "The mission of my brand is to reverse obesity in America. The problem with food in America is that delicious and healthy don't c...

by Cookie Curci   With the exception of a few films or TV series, today's Italian-American actors have become little more than a cookie-cutter image of the nefarious mobster. Italian American film characters have been limited to the roll of mob boss or Mafia hit men. With the popularity of HBO's "The Soprano's" and the constant resurgence of...

The 57th Annual New York Emmy® Award nominations have been announced and Eat!Drink!Italy! with Vic Rallo has been nominated for two awards in the categories of Best On-Camera Talent: Program Host/Moderator,' and "Informational/Instructional" Program by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in New York.   The nominations for th...

The largest Italian American population in the United States is found in New York and New Jersey. The new two-part series Italian Americans of New York and New Jersey - premiering on Tuesday, February 17th and 24th at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN, Sunday, February 15th and 22nd at 9 p.m. on WLIW21 and on Thursday, February 26th and March 3rd at 8 p.m. on NJT...