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What's the 'Jersey Shore' cast's secret? They're political animals -- VIDEO

You know that moment in Who Framed Roger Rabbit when innocent Baby Herman reveals he’s actually a lecherous middle-aged dude in a baby’s body? (Click here if you’re scratching your head in confusion.) Well, the following Funny or Die video is sort of like the reality TV equivalent of Baby Herman’s transformation.

The clip, a collaboration between the comedy site and MTV’s election-focused Power of 12, purportedly proves that Snooki, The Situation, and the rest of the Shore gang are actually well-informed members of the electorate — when shooting’s over, at least. If you’ve ever yearned to watch Snooki peruse Mother Jones, see Ronnie’s biography of French thinker Maurice Duverger, or hear JWoww mispronounce “hegemony,” then this is the video for you. And don’t x out prematurely; the segment’s very best joke is also its last.


When reality stars sing: Whose tune is the worst of all?

When reality stars sing, the results can be totally inoffensive (Brooke Hogan’s career) or surprisingly decent (Paris Hilton’s “Stars Are Blind” — seriously, it’s like a watered-down “Underneath It All”! In a good way!). More often, though, their songs are auto-tuned nightmares and tone-deaf raps, music that makes you yearn for a sweet shot of Adele to take the pain away.

In that vein, I offer up Teen Mom Farrah Abraham’s new single. Is it the worst piece of “music” in recorded history? It’s possible — though Abraham’s got some serious competition from other misguided reality crooners. Let’s survey the candidates, then decide which is the most rotten apple at the very bottom of the barrel:

Farrah Abraham (Teen Mom), “Getting Up from Rock Bottom”
The Lowdown: Knowing that this 21-year-old mother has endured substance abuse, depression, and her boyfriend’s death might make you feel bad about crapping all over her musical venture. But when a song is this dismal, it’s tough to practice the golden rule. Be sure to turn your speakers down before hitting “Play” on the linked SoundCloud file, unless you’d like to suffer from Pounding Eardrum Syndrome.
Worst Lyrics: Vocal effects are applied so thickly that you can’t really understand a word Abraham is yelping. Blessing in disguise?


Snooki is 'Jersey' sure of baby name

Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi has announced the name of her progeny! Snooki confirmed this morning to USA Today that the baby will be named Lorenzo (her female cast members previously blurted out the name during a Jersey Shore interview).

No word yet on if he’ll be taking the surname LaVelle or Polizzi. Any suggestions for a middle name? Fonzarelli perhaps?

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'Snooki & JWoww' season premiere: A photo recap

MTV debuted the latest Jersey Shore franchise extension last night. The good news: Snooki & JWoww is not as bad as The Pauly D Project, the accidentally depressing portrait of a bro-gang on a mission to relive all the Entourage subplots you hated. The bad news: Snooki & JWoww lacks the mythological heft and emotional complexity of Jersey Shore, and Jersey Shore actually has neither of those things I just said. What Snooki & JWoww did have was faux drama — or should I say, Faux-Drama, with a capital hyphen. Wait, you can’t capitalize hyphens? I thought this was America! Go back to Iceland, hippies!

Let’s take a long look at the drama, in the form of pictures which speak a thousand words and captions which will comprise decidedly less than a thousand words. READ FULL STORY

'The Choice' premiere: Cat Deeley gasps for air in a sea of trashy plastic dummies

She might have thought twice about wearing red leather pants while swimming.

First of all, the hideous dancing silhouettes have got to go. They don’t even match up to the women behind the doors! Get rid of them! (They were admittedly funny the first five times.)

Welcome to The Choice, Fox’s new six-part dating series that rhymes with The Voice and incorporates the same four “blind audition” chairs as the NBC show. The similarities end there. Here, four “celebrities” — this week: rapper Romeo, moguls skier Jeremy Bloom, soap star Jason Cook, and “household name” DJ Pauly D of Jersey Shore — must listen to women brag about themselves for 30 seconds and then “pull their love handles” if they think she seems hot and desperate-to-cook-them-dinner enough based on voice alone. READ FULL STORY

Bethenny Frankel, Lauren Conrad, and the reality of today's entreprelebrities

Bethenny Frankel wrapped her seventh season on reality TV last Monday and is currently preparing to take her claim to the talk-show circuit next Monday. Bethenny is just the latest venture in a mushrooming empire that includes liquor, fashion, and nutrition lines, as well as best-selling fiction and nonfiction books. How did Frankel leverage her exposure on reality — a format that is generally considered flash-in-the-pan and credibility-sinking — to earn hundreds of millions of dollars? Could she have done it on her own? EW reached out to business and marketing experts, as well as reality TV vets, to discover what it is that has taken Frankel from practically penniless to the Skinnygirl. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'Game of Thrones' wraps up season 2. Plus: 'Prometheus,' E3, and Bonnaroo

Just when you thought Sunday night TV couldn’t cause more smoke to pour from your overtaxed DVR, tonight’s Game of Thrones season finale will run 10 minutes long, invading into the penultimate episode of Mad Men, all the while competing with the MTV Movie Awards. Next Sunday, the season premiere of True Blood and the season finale of Mad Men run up against the 66th Annual Tony Awards. It’s. Just. Too. Much!

Fortunately, there are six other days in the week, and plenty to occupy your time. There’s dark literary thrillers to devour, alt-y music festivals at the foot of the Smoky Mountains to enjoy, and the giant gaming confab known as E3 to overwhelm the senses. And then Friday, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus bursts into the multiplex, hugging the faces of filmgoers nationwide. Enjoy!


Game of Thrones season finale, HBO, 9 p.m. ET

How will Tyrion handle the return of his father, the true Hand of the King? What will Daenerys do to retrieve her dragons? How will Arya fare upon escaping Harrenhal? READ FULL STORY

The Situation has a comic book now: Gym, Tan, Superhero?

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino already dominates three industries: goony reality television, branded content associated with the aforementioned goony reality television, and litigation related to the aforementioned branded content. Now, like Alexander searching for more worlds to conquer, The Situation is seeking a hostile takeover of the comic book industry. The first step in this mad plan: a new comic book starring Uncle Sitch.

Right now, you’re probably thinking: “This is just a shameless cash grab which will appeal to the absolute lowest common denominator.” Reader, shame on you. How could you be so cynical? Mr. Sorrentino is a great devotee of Watchmen, Y: The Last Man, the Sandman books before Gaiman got all preachy, and the Preacher books before Ennis got all sandy. His comic book series will be tasteful and refined. Why, just look at the first art released from the don’t-call-it-a-comic-book graphic novel: READ FULL STORY

Snooki is having a boy

Jersey Shore mascot Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has officially announced to In Touch Weekly that her long-promised child will be a male-gendered human being. “Everyone said I was going to have a boy, and they were right!” said the reality TV star, whose pregnancy will no doubt form a key subplot to both season six of Jersey Shore and her vanity spin-off Snooki & J-Woww. (Rumors are circulating that Snooki, fearing for her unborn child’s safety, has decided to live in a separate house from the rest of the gang on the upcoming Shore season.)

At this point, Snooki and fiancé/baby daddy Jionni LaValle have settled on two possible names: Lorenzo and Jionni Jr. So, hopefully, Lorenzo. Snooki also noted that pregnancy has severely impacted her sex drive, before concluding with some thoughts about maternity. “I’m not going to party hard anymore, even after the baby is born… Being a mom changes you.” I give it five years before she’s a co-host on The View.

Follow Darren on Twitter: @EWDarrenFranich

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'Jersey Shore' reunion teaser: The Situation walks off -- VIDEO

Despite the insistence of the cast and producers of Jersey Shore to merrily roll along into season 6 like nothing has happened — certainly not a Snooki pregnancy nor The Situation’s confession of his prescription pill addiction — it’s hard to watch the sneak peek of tonight’s reunion with the same glee we once had. Before I get into the implications of Reality overtaking reality, judge for yourself in the clip below.


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