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We reported a while back on rumours that MTV was filming a new show entitled “The Guidos.”  Apparently MTV is now calling its new reality show the”Jersey Shore.”  MTV claims to lift the veil over “one of the Tri-state area’s most misunderstood species … the GUIDO” (as per its press materials). You don’t need to be the head of an Italian American organization to protest the trash that MTV is dumping on America.   Italian Americans should protest this offensive show by pulling the plug on MTV and letting the local cable know that such trash is not acceptable by all Americans and not just by Italian Americans.  Here’s a Teaser for the show spotlighting the “hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos”  working out, working on their tan, and working on their hair. As always, let us know what you think.

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Born in March 28, 1986, in Yonkers, New York, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, now known as  Lady Gaga, has hit America like no other storm. She’s is everywhere!  Her latest CD, the Fame Monster, captures appropriately her quest for stardom – something she has already accomplished.  As the Washington Post said today (Nov, 24), “Lady Gaga is pop’s newest shining thing, a real-life kewpie doll weaned on a steady diet of Wagner and Ectasy.”  On top of that, she also recently said that she loves to cook. and that she is really good at Italian food because she comes come from a “very Italian family.” She is, we’re all discovering, an Italian American.  Ciao America!

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Italian Americans are being asked to urge their Congressmen to co-sponsor and to support two resolutions honoring Galileo and 16th century architect Andrea Palladio. Washington, D.C. attorney Joe Grano noted that 2008 was the 500th anniversary of the birth of the influential Italian architect. “His influence can be seen in the architecture of Europe, England and the United States, including the White House and the U.S. Capitol.” This year is the 400th anniversary of the first use of the telescope for astronomical observation. “With that act, Galileo literally and figuratively changed the way we see the universe,” said Grano. This anniversary is so significant that the United Nations has declared 2009 the International Year of Astronomy.” Read more…>>

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dinardi_star_ledgerItalian-American police detective MarcAnthony Di Nardo was honored at the Annual Mass for Law Enforcement officials held on November 12, 2009, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey.  DiNardo was slain on July 21, 2009, as he tried to arrest two robbery suspects.  He was 37 years old and married with three young children. The mass was celebrated by the Archbishop of Newark, H.E. John Joseph Myers.  Among the attendees were N.J. Gov. Jon Corzine and Gov.-elect Chris Christie, who met for the first time since the election, and deputy police chief William Schievella, president of the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey.  Ciao America!

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Ciao America! salutes the men and women who serve and have served in our armed forces. On this Veteran’s Day, we are particularly proud of the hundreds of thousands of Italian Americans who served in World War II and in particular those who helped liberate Italy. Their courage, valor, service and allegiance to America makes us all proud to be Italian Americans.

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Ciao America! salutes the men and women who serve and have served in our armed forces. On this Veteran’s Day, we are particularly proud of the hundreds of thousands of Italian Americans who served in World War II and in particular those who helped liberate Italy. Their courage, valor, service and allegiance to America makes us all proud to be Italian Americans.

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A couple of days ago we received an inquiry from a UK journalist asking us what we thought about the Giro d’Italia coming to Washington.  At first we thought he was kidding.  But, the more we thought about it, the more sense it made and we became excited about the possibility.  Washington’s Mayor Adrian Fenty is an avid sports enthusiast – a triathlete – and an amateur cyclist.  His mother, Jan Fenty is Italian American.  Much of the architecture in our nation’s capital reflects the splendor of  Italy.  The avenues criss-crossing the city were designed by a Frenchman.  Washington would be just  an ideal location for the start of the  Giro d’Italia!

 But the rumors have been confirmed that D.C. is indeed in the running.  Jack Pfeiffer,  Mayor Fenty’s  spokesman  said  yesterday that there  have been discussions about hosting the start of the race, although “nothing is final.”  Pfeiffer said that “the city welcomes discussions with race officials and share their enthusiasm for the District to serve as a host city.”  The director of Giro d’italia, Angelo Zomegnan, was quoted quoted as saying, “There exists a concrete interest from the city of Washington.”  

The 2010 Giro will start in Amsterdam.  In 2011, let’s make it happen in Washington, DC.

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