Politicians are attempting to justify yesterday’s decision to award Jersey Shore a $420,000 tax credit by noting that the show has an economic halo effect. No less an authority than the mayor of Seaside Heights, P. Kenneth Hershey, claims that the series provides an essential boost to the local economy, although to be fair, that “boost” mostly comes in the form of additional shots ordered at Karma and overtime pay for beefy security dudes who have to follow the Jersey Shore cast everywhere. READ FULL STORY
Tag: Jersey Shore (41-50 of 165)
Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola and Jenni “JWoww” Farley recently sat down with Access Hollywood to talk about their cameos in the Farrelly brothers’ upcoming The Three Stooges, which also features roommates Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. Said JWoww, “For the Farrelly Brothers to say how well we did… it gives me chills.” Honored and emboldened by the experience, the roommates gushed over each other’s performances and hinted at the possibility of pursuing acting beyond the Shore. See the full interview after the jump. READ FULL STORY
'Jersey Shore' season premiere is tonight! But first, let Ronnie and Sammi tell you about the joys of Florence
The fourth season of Jersey Shore is based around a premise so deliciously off-kilter that even the vocal mass of people who consider the show a harbinger of the end of Western Civilization will probably tune in, if only so they have something new to complain about. The tanned-up gym freaks are leaving behind the humble decadence of Seaside Heights, N.J., to return to the ancestral home of the modern age of wonders: Florence, the Italian metropolis that was once home to Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and many of the other great thinkers and artists of the Renaissance. It’s a perfect mixture of the sacred and the profane, the rough equivalent of asking the Pope to consecrate a row of tequila shots. The famously problem-plagued shoot included delays, Visa problems, fights, neck braces, and presumably a few Bunga Bunga parties. READ FULL STORY
On August 4, MTV’s Jersey Shore gang will take their GTL adventures overseas for a much-publicized trip to the motherland — that is, Florence, Italy. In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, guest columnist and Jersey Shore exec producer Sallyann Salsano writes about the culture clash that ensued, including car accidents, crying, and lots of cobblestone wipeouts. Check out an excerpt after the jump. READ FULL STORY
My obsession with Jersey Shore is unfortunately well-documented, so you can imagine the explosive mix of emotions I felt earlier today, when rumors started circulating that MTV was planning to replace the original Shore cast — whose paychecks are swelling at roughly the same rate as their pectorals — with a new crew of tandroid gym-freaks with colorful nicknames and self-esteem issues. MTV has since denied the recasting; the network told EW, “We love the present cast, and their summer adventures have just begun.” The original cast has already filmed the upcoming fourth season in Italy, and is currently filming a fifth season back in Jersey. READ FULL STORY
No no no, please, we don’t need an explanation, we’re just begging MTV to tell us when this show is coming back, because apparently Jersey Shore season 4 is taking a horrifically beautiful bellyflop into Lady-Gaga-circa-2009 territory.
Follow Darren on Twitter: @EWDarrenFranich
‘Jersey Shore’ in Italy: Local Florentines react to the GTL invasion of their city?
‘Jersey Shore’: Florence reportedly won’t let cast drink in public or in bars. So what’s left?
‘Jersey Shore’: 25 Most Outrageous Moments
I thought 2010 was the Year of New Jersey. Then we saw this news: Last night’s Real Housewives of New Jersey premiere attracted 2.87 million viewers, making Monday the best night in Bravo’s history, according to the network. Add to that the fact that interest in Jersey Shore has only increased in its third season, and that I see posters for Jerseylicious more than I see my own face, and it’s official: I was wrong. Clearly, 2011 is the year in which we will fully embrace the Garden State (until next year) with successful series that spout more stereotypes than a third-rate stand-up comic at an open mic night. Because, if we listen to reality TV, New Jersey is a state full of loud women with big hair and beefy husbands who are
suspicious waste management workers entrepreneurs. Actually, that’s true. (Hey, I live there half the year.) But! It’s also full of other wonderful things that should be highlighted on the small screen. Television, here are the New Jersey-centric series I want to see in 2011: READ FULL STORY
- Sony CEO: We've 'not caved, not given in'
- Obama: 'A mistake' to pull 'The Interview'
- 'Once Upon a Time' casts Ernie Hudson as...
- 'Colbert Report' has immortal, all-star finale
- 'Fargo' season 1 to stream only on Hulu
- Kate Upton is People 'Sexiest Woman Alive'
- 'Parenthood' series finale date: Jan. 29
- 'Serial' finale: Sarah Koenig rests her case
- 'Once Upon a Time' return for Eion Bailey
- 'Star Wars VII': 10 things Andy Serkis can say
- 31 Days of Holiday Binge: December picks