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Michael Constantine, Father in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ Dies at 94

Michael Constantine, who played Gus, the father of Nia Vardalos’ Toula Portokalos in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” by far the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time, died on Aug. 31. He was 94. He died of natural causes. Constantine...

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” to Be Filmed in Greece

Nia Vardalos took to Instagram on April 7 to share updates on "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3". Fans have been waiting to hear about the highly anticipated sequel to her hit 2002 comedy. The actress and producer confirmed on...

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Goes Online in 2020

After the festival's delay this year due to the current pandemic, the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) has decided to launch virtually on October 1, 2020. Features and shorts will be available online and on-demand only. Though the 14th LAGFF...

Nia Vardalos Couldn’t Fly to Her Father’s Funeral, So She Turned to Fundraising

Nia Vardalos' father Gus passed away on March 12 in Winnipeg, Canada, at 87 years of age. He had been in declining health for some time. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions, the actress was not allowed to...

Nia Vardalos Plays ‘The Black Widow’ in New Lifetime Movie

Nia Vardalos is starring in a new Lifetime movie based on a true story, titled "Poisoned Love: The Stacey Castor Story". The 57-year-old actress plays the role of Stacey Castor, who in real life was accused of poisoning her second...

Is Nia Vardalos Planning ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’?

Nia Vardalos gave out some hints recently that she's been thinking of filming another sequel to the film that made her a star, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". The Greek-Canadian actress told "Closer Weekly" that possibly filming "My Big Fat...

Nia Vardalos Receives Rave Reviews for “Tiny Beautiful Things”

"Tiny Beautiful Things", the play Nia Vardalos helped create and is currently starring in at the Pasadena Playhouse, has opened to rave reviews. The play is based on Cheryl Strayed's "Dear Sugar" advice column. Strayed is also the woman behind...

Nia Vardalos Will Star on Stage at Pasadena Playhouse

Nia Vardalos will reprise the role of "Sugar" on stage at Pasadena Playhouse, in the play, "Tiny Beautiful Things". The play is based on a best-selling book by author Cheryl Strayed, who also wrote "Wild", which was adapted into a...

Nia Vardalos Hosts Star-Studded Craig Zadan Tribute

Nia Vardalos hosted an A-list charity event on November 11 in honor of legendary producer Craig Zadan. The evening was originally intended to honor Zadan in person, but after his sudden death from surgery complications on August 20, the...

Nia Vardalos, John Stamos Join Efforts To Rebuild Orphanage

Well-known actors of Greek descent, Canadian Nia Vardalos and American John Stamos, have joined forces with The Hellenic Initiative to launch an online campaign for the rebuilding of the Lyreion Orphanage, destroyed during the 2018 summer wildfires in Eastern Attica. The Hellenic...