The second annual Los Angeles, Italia Film Festival, celebrating Italian cinema, art and fashion in America, featured 40 films and hosted over 12,000 audience members in just seven days. The fest was in honor of renowned film music composer Ennio Morricone, who received the 2007 Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Also honored was Milena Canonero, who won an Oscar for Best Costume Design, and whose costumes from Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette were on exhibit.

Movie PictureMonica & Penelope Cruz at Italia Film Festival{2} who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Volver, came out to support her sister {3}'s acting debut in the World Premiere of The Inquiry, being released by Twentieth Century Fox in April. Monica, known primarily as a Spanish dancer, is fortunate to resemble her stunning sibling, and The Inquiry, which is the story about the death and resurrection of Christ, is sure to bring her international attention.

If you love meatballs and Vegas, I have an offer you can't refuse. You are invited to attend a True Vintage Vegas Evening honoring the Ronald McDonald House on April 22nd at The Imperial Palace Hotel. The Third Annual Meatball Award showcases the earlier days of entertainment in Vegas and honors outstanding members of the food industry, news and business media. Some of those who will be in attendance include George Wallace, Clint Holms, and Mayor Oscar Goodman, to name a few. The best part is the after-party, where a variety of specially prepared meatballs will be offered for the audience's consumption. For ticket info, please call 707-732-3311.