Argentine soccer icon Diego Maradona's fancy footwork riveted Italians in the 1980s and, more recently, on pubcaster RAI's "Ballando con le stelle" (Dancing With the Stars).
Feeding an Italian fascination for the felonious, Fox Intl. Channels is launching Fox Crime, a theme web focused on crime and courtroom drama, which will bow on News Corp. paybox Sky Italia on Oct…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has rejected Italy's foreign-language Oscar candidate, "Private," because it is not "predominantly" in Italian.
Rupert Murdoch has assured Italian prime minister and media mogul rival Silvio Berlusconi that his Sky Italia pay TV platform will remain impartial in the upcoming elections.
A Rome court halted Monday's auction of seven of Italian movie mogul Vittorio Cecchi Gori's theaters, giving him time to settle debts incurred by his Cecchi Gori Group.
"This movie will be released in every theater in Italy. Without exception," Roberto Benigni boasted cheekily Oct. 4 to Italo journos convened en-masse in Rome's Grand Hotel St. Regis, following the…
Talk about a double whammy. Just as Silvio Berlusconi's approval ratings have plummeted to an all-time low, Mediaset -- the Italo TV-mogul-turned prime-minister's web -- is getting trounced in the…
The Venice Film Festival and Milan's La Scala Opera House are among cultural institutions that will be hanging in the balance if draconian spending cuts planned by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's…
An exceptionally diplomatic Roberto Benigni began tubthumping his Iraq war-set "The Tiger and the Snow" at the pic's press preview here Tuesday, 10 days before it's due to roll out on 900 screens in…
MTV's Italo music web rival All Music bowed Monday in Italy. All Music is owned by Italo multimedia group Gruppo L'Espresso, which acquired the web -- formerly known as Rete A -- from Milanese…
With just three days left before submissions close Monday, Italy, Spain, Austria, Poland, Mongolia and Singapore have unveiled their choices for foreign-language Oscar contention.