When it comes to cooking competitions, Westchester has some top-notch chefs and bakers. In August, Christian Petroni, the charismatic chef behind Westchester's Fortina restaurants tied with Pleasantville native (and food novelist) Jess Tom to become the "Next Food Network Star."  And now, Eastchester resident Tina Zaccardi has bested 10 other baker...

The best Italian movies on Netflix include classic films and newer takes on the genre as Netflix continues to pick up original films and series from Italy. Whether you’re hoping to pick up on some Italian phrases with the help of closed captioning or you speak fluently, you’ll have a small but mighty collection of mobster classics, crime thrillers,...

Actress and director Penny Marshall, whose love of sports made her a regular in the Los Angeles celebrity fan crowd and helped inspire her to direct "A League of Their Own," died Monday night because of complications from diabetes, according to multiple reports Tuesday. She was 75. Born in the Bronx in 1943, Marshall first gained acclaim playing La...

There hasn’t been a more decent and selfless movie hero this year than the title character of Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro, a sublime new Italian movie released directly to Netflix last month. As with Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma and Joel and Ethan Coen’s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the film’s broadly mainstream digital platform is at once at odd...

Grammy Award-winning artist Francesca Battistelli will appear on the holiday special, "Andrea Bocelli: The Heart of Christmas," which is set to air on TBN on Dec. 20 (8 p.m.). The holiday program will feature Battistelli singing a duet with the world-renowned classical music icon, along with a duet between Bocelli and his son, Matteo, select Christ...

The world of streaming has worked wonders when it comes to broadening our pop culture horizons. Not too long ago liking British comedies felt like a niche interest. Now it’s common for shows like complicated international thrillers likeNarcos and Dark to be praised in casual conversations. But there’s one country that’s been getting a little extra...

Andrea Maranville never expected she would make it on the upcoming season of the Great American Baking Show. After applying last year, but failing to make it through, she wasn't nearly as confident the second time around. But back in August she and nine other contestants were selected to compete on the show and spent a full month taping and baking...

Alessandro Nivola is American. This is a fact I thought I had come to terms with. Yet it still felt like a complete bolt out of the blue when an English accent didn’t emerge as we sat down to chat. Ever since Michael Winterbottom took a chance on casting him as a Hastings fisherman in 1998’s I Want You, Nivola has cemented himself as stage and scre...

"L'Amica Geniale” e’ tra i finalisti per il miglior dramma in tv dei Critics Choice Awards che saranno assegnati il 13 gennaio sul canale CW. Le nominations dei premi della Broadcast Film Critics and Television Journalists Associations per il 2019 sono state annunciate oggi. Concorrono nella categoria Best Drama con l’adattamento televisivo della s...

My Brilliant Friend is getting another chapter: HBO has renewed the critically acclaimed literary adaptation for a second season, TVLine has learned. Based on the bestselling books by Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend follows Italian girl Elena and her childhood best friend Lila as they grow up together, covering a whopping 60 years of their live...