| May 5, 2014
| 6:30 AM
ROME - Juliette Binoche is attached to star in female competition drama "The Wait" to be directed by first-time Italo helmer Piero Messina, assistant of recent foreign-language Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino ("The Great Beauty").
| May 5, 2014
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- Rachel Weisz, Harvey Keitel and Paul Dano ("Little Miss Sunshine") have joined Michael Caine for Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth" (aka "In the Future"), the Italian director's follow-up to his Oscar-winning "The Great Beauty" and a buzz-title among...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
ROME -- The Weinstein Company has closed a deal with Beta Film to acquire U.S. rights to "Gomorrah," the hot Italo TV series that depicts the real Neapolitan mob with a degree of authenticity never seen before.
The deal marks the first time an Italian TV...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Original post | 10 a.m.
Updated with pictures (above) | 10:45 a.m. (With thanks for many of the pictures to Fort Lauderdale photographer Art Seitz.)
A little unfinished business from Charlie Crist’s book tour stop in Fort Lauderdale.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:00 PM
ROME -- The Senate in Italy voted to eject Silvio Berlusconi from its ranks on Wednesday, bringing a temporary end to the parliamentary career of the three-time prime minister who has dominated the country's politics for two decades.
With insults flying...
| Nov 26, 2013
With each trip I take, I make it a point to bring home cultural souvenirs -- gold nuggets of experiences I'll remember all my life. Whether it's sitting and talking with a Muslim at the Great Mosque of Granada in Spain, waving a flag at an Irish hurling...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:54 PM
The hot priests calendar. In Rome, that's what they call the Calendario Romano. Its pages are filled with good-looking young men in clerical garb, posing for the camera.
Yes, they're actual priests, photographer Piero Pazzi told the Los Angeles Times,...
| Mar 25, 2014
Don't be apprehensive about navigating public transit just because you're overseas. Transit systems in much of the world, especially in popular destinations, are at least as good as those at home and often better, and most include stops to the main...
| Feb 11, 2014
Sometimes I wonder why I lug my bag through airports, following my own recommendation to pack light enough to carry on and avoid checking any bags on international flights. It can be a drag, dragging your bag through airports. But when scrambling with...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:56 PM
In the Disney animated film "Frozen," Jonathan Groff does the voice work for Kristoff, a rugged, slightly oafish outdoorsman. "It was so much fun playing that character," says Groff, 28. "The movie turned out really well and my fascination with Disney...
| Dec 11, 2013
Stand within the Colosseum's massive bowl, and you can practically hear the roar of the ancient crowd. But to capture the sounds of today's Rome, it's best to get away from the flurry of tourists and settle into a quaint trattoria like Da Tonino, where...
| Feb 25, 2014
Rome is a showcase of Western civilization, layered with elements of the city's 2,000-year-old history. Among the traffic-choked 20th-century boulevards, you'll find marble ruins of ancient times, early Christian churches, grand Renaissance buildings...