Monthly Archives: September 2011

We love their pasta…and their support for the Italian Cinema: PASTA GAROFALO!


“At the age of 18 a Neapolitan boy, an orphan, receives the most important news of his life: about his parents, about the uprising of Napoli against Germans in 1943, about happiness. It consists in a wonderful and crazy girl who comes from the past”


The day before happiness by Erri De Luca

Me…and the angels!


I caught up with Rachael Taylor, Annie Ilonzeh and Minka Kelly on the set of the new television series “Charlie’s Angels” in Miami. The show premieres this week in the United States, and even though the producers and the actresses promise us that this series is very different from the original, which aired from 1976 to 1981, or from the two movies of the last decade, you can tell that glamour, beauty, high heels and hair moving in the wind are still going to be a staple of this series. I am not sure how Rachael, Annie and Minka will fill the shoes of women like Farrah Fawcett, Drew Barrymore or Cameron Diaz, but we’ll know very soon. Let us know what you think after the pilot episode this week!


Silvia, our fourth angel


Silvia meet the new Angels: Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor, Annie IIonzeh.

Thirty-five years ago, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson became TV icons as private investigators in the ABC television series “Charlie’s Angels.”
Cut to 2011, the same network is bringing three new Hollywood beauties to the small screen for a revival of the crime drama.

“Everyone deserves a second chance–even a thief, a street racer and a cop who got in a little too deep. After all, the three women who solve cases for their elusive boss, Charlie Townsend, are no saints. They are angels… Charlie’s Angels.”


“Naples forged my nervous system in a feverish body that was attune to the
tensions of the city from an early age. Until I was eleven, I lived in the working-class neighborhood of Montedidio, and this area shaped my world of sound as the air was filled with shouting, insults, shop noises, songs, and arguments. It was the cacophony of an excited crowd that never slept: adults talking in the Neapolitan dialect about aerial bombardments, earthquakes, the eruptions of Vesuvius—from the most tragic in 79 CE, which buried Pompéi and Herculanum, to the most recent in 1944. And they told stories about the ghosts that stalked Naples in voices that have left an indelible impression on me.”

Napoli by Erri De Luca