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Snooki to 'Rolling Stone': 'I'm trying to build an empire'

snookiImage Credit: MTVWith the notable exception of an afternoon bender that left her in handcuffs, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has been pretty quiet on this season of Jersey Shore. But don’t go thinking she’s done partying — far from it. As the self-described Oompa-Loompa explains to Rolling Stone, we are witnessing the dawn of a Snooki Imperium. “I’m trying to build an empire, because after this, I cannot get a normal job,” she explains. (Admittedly, it is hard to imagine Snooki pursuing a law degree, or becoming a sassy medical examiner, or working the assembly line in a declining American automobile factory. Although wouldn’t you want to see Snooki take on the fat-cat old boys’ club at City Hall? These are all free spin-off pitches, MTV.) Snooki has a plan, you see: “What I’d like to do is turn out like Jessica Simpson, with her whole brand.” Considering that Jessica Simpson is still in the news 12 years after her first hit single, we can conclude that Snooki will almost certainly be a co-host on The View by 2021. READ FULL STORY

'Never Say Never' promo: Professor Sitch and Pauly D catch Bieber Fever

MTV fans, brace yourselves. In an undeniably great cross-promotional move from the MTV family, the network has solicited the coiffed kids from Jersey Shore to promote Justin Bieber’s upcoming biographical 3-D flick, Never Say Never. Over the past week, promo spots for the MTV Films-produced movie featuring Shore staples Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and DJ Pauly D have aired during their primetime lineup.

The commercials themselves, dare I say, are pretty entertaining. Clad in glasses, a scholarly scarf, a saucy open-chested dress shirt, and a characteristically slick ‘do, Uncle Sitch is rockin’ the professor look. So much so, that after the first 30 seconds, I imagine a bronzed, big-busted “student” might come in and teach him a lesson. Oddly, in enters Justin Bieber. Disappointed? Kind of. READ FULL STORY

'Jersey Shore': Sammi-Ronnie punch raises a double standard

jersey-shore-punchImage Credit: MTVTry as you might to black out every single episode of Jersey Shore you’ve ever watched, it’s hard to forget one particular moment from late 2009. MTV, running a promo for an upcoming episode of Jersey Shore, showed a piece of footage that had everyone gasping in disgust: Snooki got punched. Viewers were outraged (though some were disturbingly tickled), claiming the network was using footage of criminal assault in order to boost ratings. MTV, in turn, listened to their critics, and agreed to pull the scene showing the violence from the episode: “After hearing from our viewers, further consulting with experts on the issue of violence, and seeing how the video footage has been taken out of context to not show the severity of this act or the resulting consequences, MTV has decided not to air Snooki being physically punched in next week’s episode,” the network said in December 2009. READ FULL STORY

'Jersey Shore' going to Italy for season 4. Where should they invade next?

jersey-shore-in-italyImage Credit: MTVMTV announced earlier today that Jersey Shore — the highest-rated TV show to ever feature a four-foot-nine tanning addict sticking her overheated rump into a mini-fridge — will fly to Italy for its upcoming fourth season. According to the press release, the cast is “excited to trade gorillas for Italian stallions,” which is really offensive, unless you actually picture a society where gorillas and stallions are an important part of the economy. Kids, this is crazy, crazy, crazy! I can’t contain myself. This is the best news I’ve heard since I stopped caring about the future of humanity. Jersey Shore is traveling to the country of Julius Caesar, of Leonardo da Vinci, of Federico Fellini. Most importantly, Italy is the country of Silvio Berlusconi, allegedly the only prime minister with a more smush-tastic personal life than the entire Jersey Shore cast put together. This news begs two questions:

1) How will Italy react to Jersey Shore?

2) Where should Jersey Shore invade next? READ FULL STORY

Snooki is a best-selling author. Ain't America grand?

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is a New York Times best-selling author, which to many people signals the end of Western Civilization. But come on, Western Civilization arguably ended three times already: When the Roman Empire conquered Athens, when Shakespeare sold out and wrote the lame spin-off play The Merry Wives of Windsor (a.k.a. Henry IV Origins: Falstaff), and when Creed became a successful rock band. Snooki’s not on top of the best-seller list: She’s at number 24, behind Jonathan Franzen and Emma Donoghue. And who cares if Snooki did reach number one? It wouldn’t be the first terrible book to top the NYT best-seller list. (Cough cough!) And isn’t it just a little inspirational to think that a charming, semi-illiterate, perma-tanned elf with only the barest hint of self-awareness could actually become a minor literary success? Congratulations, Shnookums: You’re a true inspiration to writers everywhere, because if you can publish a successful book, anyone can. America!

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TV Insiders podcast: is 'Idol' better without Simon and 'Jersey Shore' better with Deena? Plus: 'Glee' brings flaming boobs to Super Sunday!

Image Credit: Michael Becker/Fox; Solarpix/PR Photos

We’ve finally gotten our first glimpse at the new, revamped American Idol judging panel. And it has Annie Barrett wondering: Could the show have actually improved with the loss of Simon Cowell? Crazy, right? You know what’s even crazier? Tim Stack is kind of thinking the same thing! They’re in cahoots, these two! On the latest edition of the TV Insiders podcast, I tell Annie and Tim just how wrong they are while explaining what’s missing from the kinder, gentler Idol. The one thing we all can agree on, however? Too many teenagers! (And yes, we’re talking to you, Victoria Huggins.)

And since we’re already in New Jersey for the Idol auditions, we’ll also drop by Jersey Shore to discuss whether the show traded up by losing Angelina and adding Deena. Plus, which side are you on in the big Jersey Shore feud: Team Sammi or Team JWoww? We tell you which corner we’re in. But that’s not all! Tim was also on set for filming of Glee‘s big post-Super Bowl extravaganza and tells us why we should prepare ourselves for both dancing zombies and boobs that shoot fire. No, that is not a misprint: boobs that shoot fire! In non-flaming boob related news, Tim will also be giving up some intel on when we may finally see Kurt and Blaine become a couple.

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Joy Behar to Snooki and Fred Armisen: 'I'm old, I'm fat, so what?'

On HLN’s The Joy Behar Show, Joy insisted it doesn’t bother her at all when clowns like Jersey Shore‘s Snooki or, better yet, Saturday Night Live‘s Fred Armisen make fun of her. “Not even when you’re alone … quiet … lonely?” cried random panel member Penn Jillette, in a desperate attempt to turn the discussion into a personal therapy session. “Not at all,” said Joy. “I never even thought I was a celebrity!” I think my favorite part is when Penn name-checks freaking Tennyson [update: or maybe Kinison, as in Sam, but I wish it was Tennyson], and Holly Madison is like “What?” READ FULL STORY

'Jersey Shore' newbie Deena says nudity was 'such an accident': You buying this?

On last night’s Jersey Shore premiere, new housemate Deena experienced so many Firsts. It was like watching a child grow up before our eyes: Baby’s First Grey Goose, Baby’s First Awkward Hot Tub Flirtation, Baby’s First Angry Argument With Sammi. And don’t forget Baby’s First Wardrobe Malfunction: While trying to show off her bikini body to a nonplussed Situation, Deena accidentally revealed what Gustave Courbet called “L’Origine du monde,” which is French for lady parts. What happened? Over at MTV News, Deena blames it on the alcohol: “I wasn’t used to the environment, I didn’t know anybody,” she notes, admitting that she may have had a little bit too much to drink. “My little buzz turned into a quick hammered.” She claims it was an accident that she went full monty for Sitch: “I wanted to show just my bikini, so I go to take off my dress, not realizing my bottoms are not there any more. It came down with my dress.” Watch the video below. READ FULL STORY

Snooki's ball dropped: Raise your Solo Cup to 2011!

Her original plan to ball-drop in Manhattan thwartedJersey Shore’s little orange daredevil instead rang in 2011 from Seaside Heights for MTV’s New Year’s extravaganza. Basically a Jersey Shore ad hosted by Whitney Cummings, the party culminated in a pre-taped segment of the Snookster, encased in a glass ball glitzed out to look like the magic pumpkin carriage in the Sleazeside Playhouse production of Cinderella, dropping slowly into a crowd of disappointed drunk people. One of a kind? Definitely. But despite what Snooki said of the experience, “Frickin Awesome” it was not. READ FULL STORY

Pauly D inks series option deal with MTV. Which 'Jersey Shore' cast member would you rather see a show about?

Pauly-DImage Credit: Scott Gries/Picture Group/MTVStart fist-pumping, Jersey Shore fans: MTV announced that it has locked a series option deal with cast member Paul “DJ Pauly D” Delvecchio. According to a release, 495 Productions has already shot a pilot presentation centered on the reality star, known for his immobile hairstyle and impressive creeping skills. “At the heart of Jersey Shore is the unique and genuine cast and Pauly D truly embodies both qualities,” Executive Vice President of Programming and Head of Productions at MTV Chris Linn said in the release. “He’s distinguished himself onscreen as the fun-loving, well-coiffed, and dependable guy you can’t help but want to hang out with. We know viewers are curious about his life away from the shore and we look forward to exploring new possibilities around that.” (By “unique” and “genuine,” I’m sure Linn means “oily” and “wow, that guy’s back tattoo is just too much.”)

I’m not surprised that a Jersey Shore cast member has inked an option deal, but, admittedly, I’m surprised Pauly D was the first. Sure, the DJ is not the most soul-sucking of characters real-life people on the show, but, surely, viewers are more interested in a show focusing on how JWoww’s breasts manage to defy gravity. (MythBusters, get on that!)

PopWatchers, which Jersey Shore character would you like to see a show about? Vote in our poll below. READ FULL STORY

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