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Someone is suing Snooki for $7 million

No one succeeds in America without suffering through a few lawsuits. It was true for John D. Rockefeller, it was true for Mark Zuckerberg, and now it’s true for the cast of Jersey Shore. This year, the show’s male mascot and demonic supervillain Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino filed suit against Abercrombie and his own flesh and blood. Now, female mascot and real-life cartoon Tasmanian devil Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is experiencing her own exciting experiment in litigation. In October, Snooki sued licensing company SRG Ventures, arguing that the company didn’t fulfill its obligation to her — or, in legal terms, “they didn’t make her as rich as The Situation” — and attempting to be released from her contract.

Now, as originally reported by the New York Post, SRG has filed a $7 million countersuit against Snooki, claiming that the reality star was negotiating with other companies behind its back. READ FULL STORY

Best of 2011 (or is that Worst?): The year in reality TV meltdowns

No reality TV show can really call itself worthy of the name without at least one tear-streaked, red-faced, expletive-laden meltdown — the more out of left field, the better. And 2011 was chockablock with them, from Snooki on Jersey Shore to Taylor Armstrong on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, from Meat Loaf on Celebrity Apprentice to Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Dancing With the Stars. Let us count the ways:  READ FULL STORY

Fall TV post-mort: What are you still watching? DVR'ing?

Let’s think back for a moment to the start of the fall TV season when we were giddy with hope and optimism about all the new (Hart of DixieNew Girl! The X Factor!) and old (Modern Family! Glee! Fringe!) shows we’d watch in the months ahead. Back then I posted a series of blog posts outlining what I planned to view live versus DVR every night of the week. At the time, I really did have every intention of sticking to my schedule, but naturally as the weeks wore on and plotlines developed my interests began to waver, for better and for worse. I’m sure you know what I mean, unless you’re one of those people who actually follows through with your goals, in which case we can’t be friends. Nevertheless, now that we’re in the midst of the dreaded hiatus period, I figured it would be a good time to reflect on where we started off this season and where we ended up. Check out my day-by-day post-mort below, beginning with all the shows I so naively intended to watch: READ FULL STORY

'Jersey Shore' season 5 trailer: 'This is Hurricane Situation, and it's headed straight for Snooki Island.'

The fourth season of Jersey Shore was supposed to be a rollicking fun-time adventure, with the gang returning to their ancestral Italian homeland. Instead, the Florentine misadventure slowly devolved — over 12 memorably event-free episodes — into a relentlessly miserable experiment in Buñuelian anxiety, with the Shore gang trapped in a glorious villa with no one to keep them company except for the people they hate most in the world. READ FULL STORY

'Jersey Shore'-naments: Which pop culture holiday decorations would you like to see?


In case you missed HSN’s “A Very Snooki Holiday Gift Special,” well… shame on you! You may have missed the fact that yet another holiday has been guido-fied. That’s right, GTL now stands for ‘Glitter, Trees, Lights.’ For the Nov. 10 special, Snooki partnered with Kurt S. Adler to create an exclusive collection of holiday ornaments (close-up after the jump) inspired by the Jersey Shore kids. Snooki’s collection is sold out, but it got us thinking. What other pop culture phenomena would you like to see trimming your tree this holiday season? See our suggestions and chip in your own ideas below.


Snooki's guidette beauty regimen is even grosser than you'd think...

We may live in a world where people put nightingale dung on their faces and let flesh-eating fish nip at their toes, but it still sounded like the Internet was playing a trick on Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi when she revealed her latest beauty secret on Conan last night. In her new book, Jersey Shore‘s favorite guidette mentioned that she likes to save money on her beauty regimen by Googling DIY treatments.

The latest and greatest, Snooki said, was putting cat litter (“Clean cat litter!” just in case you wondered) on her face. “It’s got exfoliates, they’ve got rocks in there,” she insisted, “It makes your skin really smooth,” and later added, “I haven’t broken out yet!” A ringing endorsement if there ever was one. See her describe the home remedy, plus advise Conan on how to become a guido, below. READ FULL STORY

The Situation is suing Abercrombie & Fitch for $4 million

Remember back in August, when Abercrombie & Fitch declared that they would pay The Situation money to not wear its clothing on Jersey Shore? We all had a good laugh about it. Then Abercrombie’s stock dropped 9 percent, a fact which made The Situation giggle with malicious glee. But Sitch is not satisfied with seeing his enemies merely defeated. He will not rest until he crushes Abercrombie, and he sees the board of directors driven before him, and he hears the lamentations of their women. Thus, on behalf of MPS Entertainment — a company founded by The Situation and his brother, Marc — lawyers have filed a Florida lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch for $4 million. READ FULL STORY

When Beavis and Butt-Head met Snooki: Watch the trifecta converge on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

As promised, Beavis and Butt-Head paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel on his show last night. But before the animated duo made their Jimmy Kimmel debut, MTV’s other animated success, Jersey Shore‘s Snooki, was on first to discuss how Italy is different (“The roads… and the cobblestones… and the language”) and her arrests (“I’m a badass.”) When asked by Kimmel what her favorite TV shows are, Snooks replied she’s a fervent watcher of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Mob Wives.

In what could only be described as pure coincidence, Snooki also announced she was excited for the return of Beavis and Butt-Head. Which was convenient considering the duo were watching — and judging — the show from the comfort of their famous tattered couch. (“This is a horrible interview!”) Sick of the taunting from Beavis and Butt-Head (“This a whole other show.” “You said, ‘A hole’!”), Kimmel offers up his show to the pair. (Huh-huh, pair.)

Watch Butt-Head, host of Butt-Head Live!, attempt to interview Snooki (who they have already mocked on their own show), while Beavis holds up helpful cue cards. (“Talk About Boobs”) below. Come on, you don’t want to be the only one at your Mensa meeting to have missed this! READ FULL STORY

Why 'Jersey Shore' is better than 'Boardwalk Empire'

Boardwalk Empire is the absolute Platonic Ideal of the modern television drama: Lavishly expensive, produced by HBO, created by a writer of The Sopranos, stamped with artistic goodwill by a cinematic icon (Martin Scorsese), featuring elliptical storylines filled with meaningless-and-yet-so-meaningful tangents and just-for-the-hell-of-it soliloquies and brutally sexy violence, all brought to life by a massive cast of theater veterans and big-screen character actors and other generally creative people who don’t mind nudity clauses.

So Boardwalk Empire is the exact polar opposite of Jersey Shore, a show which represents something like the absolute sewer-rat debasement of what used to be called “the documentary art.” READ FULL STORY

The battle over the 'Jersey Shore' tax credit proves we are in the declining days of the American empire

When it comes to the Battle for the Snooki Subsidy — the $420,000 tax credit that the New Jersey government originally granted to Jersey Shore, which has just been vetoed by Governor Chris Christie — there are no heroes. Not MTV, which made untold millions off the Shore franchise in the last year and a half, but still couldn’t resist a tasty government shakedown for a few measly hundred thousands of weak American dollars. Not the grandstanding politicians, whose mock outrage over such an inessential matter proves once again that the modern American political system is incapable of focusing on actual important things, like a Ritalin-starved fifth grader who keeps getting distracted by his own shoelaces. Not the American public, who care more about half a million dollars misspent on popular drunk idiots than about untold trillions misspent on soulless finance kingpins and endless wars.

In fact, the only people who come off well in all this are the cast members of Jersey Shore. We like to pretend that they are the barbarians at the gate, the horsemen of the apocalypse. But the apocalypse is already here; we are the barbarians. At least the Jersey Shore cast is having fun. They’re like the tannest, drunkest, stupidest violinists left on the Titanic, playing string-quartet interpretations of crap house music while the ship sinks away.

Follow Darren on Twitter: @EWDarrenFranich

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