By Andy Hermann As the Hollywood-based casting guru behind Jersey Shore and A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, Doron Ofir knows how the lowbrow culture game is played. But even the man who gave the world Snooki might have been caught off-guard by the outrage over one of his latest projects: a compet ... More >>
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Brianna and Gabriella almost escaped from Staten Island. But MTV pulled the plug on the original Jersey Shore
Chad GriffithBridge & Tunnel's star sisters: Brianna and Gabriella DeBartoli In this week's Village Voice cover story, we introduce you to Gabriella and Brianna DeBartoli, the would-be Staten Island stars of Bridge & Tunnel, a 12-episode reality show that MTV spent millions shooting, but inexplicab ... More >>
Chad GriffithGabby and BriAs this week's cover story explains in arduous detail, sisters Brianna and Gabriella DeBartoli were effectively the original JWoww and Snooki, two Staten Island siblings involved with the Jersey Shore precursor Bridge & Tunnel. For reasons unknown, MTV execs let Jersey Shor ... More >>
A new poll has found that people either don't really care about the negative aspects of the Jersey Shore when evaluating the Garden State. Conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind, the poll revealed that 43% of people who have seen the MTV show have a "favorable opinion" of Je ... More >>
Just when you thought Snooki couldn't get any more crazy comes this video of the drunk Jersey Shore character dancing with a potted plant. What will she think of next? [via TMZ]
Insert Jersey Shore joke here. Soon, kids on the boardwalk may no longer be able to artificially bake in Jersey. The New Jersey Assembly Health Committee passed a proposal forbidding eager young "juiceheads" under the age of 18 from tanning via bed on Monday, and the full Jersey Assembly will ... More >>
MTV has just announced that the cast of Jersey Shore will be heading to Italy for season four of their show. We're exporting our greatest national treasure to a country filled with a much more sex-fueled and corrupt government? This is a huge mistake. Here are five countries better suited for ... More >>
The latest hot and sexy word out of MTV is that their new show Skins, based on the old show Skins, might be in trouble for child porn because it's just that racy and out of control. On the front page of today's New York Times, unnamed executives worry that the "provocative new show...may viol ... More >>
Here is a ball, sans Snooki.Today in things making our brains hurt a/k/a WHY GOD, WHY? We have this: Everybody's favorite shortest Jersey Shore star/novelist/beer-bong aficionado, our dear sweet eensy Snooki, will be put in a ball and "lowered into New York's Times Square to help ring in 2011 ... More >>
Heartbreak. It's the only way to describe how one could feel on the shocking revelation that the cast-members of MTV's Jersey Shore -- and Village Voice Queer Issue cover-models -- are showing hatred towards the transgendered and bullying victims communities.
Hold on to your butts: The most popular DJ receiving regular airtime on MTV right now is coming to town, and there will be NO GRENADES ALLOWED.
PutinRumors of a Brooklyn-based show, Brighton Beach, doing for Russians what Jersey Shore has done for Italians, were not just talk. Lifetime has ordered twelve episodes of the reality program, the Daily News reports, with it set to air next year. Hopefully robot cars will have killed us all ... More >>
As we wait with bated, beer-bong-scented breath for Snooki's debut into the literati, we are plagued with questions. What will her book's title be? (A Shore Thing.) What will it be about? ("a girl looking for love on the boardwalk -- one full of big hair, dark tans, and fights galore," accord ... More >>
Click to Enlarge.An idea for the cover.Dear Struggling Authors of America, please read the following around friends, family, or other people who can protect you from harming yourself. And Jonathan Franzen, look out. You think you wrote The Great American Novel? Think again. Star Jersey Shore ... More >>
I can't even begin to give a remotely coherent explanation of what's going on here, why it's going on, or what the appeal of this is, or why I kept watching. But I did. Here's video of the Jersey Shore guidos (and Village Voice cover models) dancing to a song about "No Americano" on a webcam, ... More >>
via BuzzFeedSnooki and the gang of Jersey Shore-ists would like you to know that you are hopelessly misinformed as to their true nature, despite you watching them regularly on that "reality TV" show. Gah. On real, live talk show Ellen DeGeneres today, they expressed the existential dilemma of ... More >>
Everyone knows Jersey Shore is trashy, but is that trashiness quantifiable in any realistic way? Apparently so, as the guidos of Jersey Shore are being used -- in such an explicit dirty manner -- as pawns in luxury goods consumerism warfare. How?
Quinnipiac University conducted a study on the socio-political breakdown of New Jersey voters' opinions on the Jersey Shore and whether or not it's New York's fault for birthing the GTL crew. Does the Jersey Shore itself promote bad behavior or are New York's bad actors inexplicably attracted ... More >>
Raw seafood in an overdone place
Here's a good one to file under Things You Knew Were Bound To Happen But When They Do The Only Proper Response Is "This Is Actually Happening," as Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of Jersey Shore fame has finally released his workout video.
Saturday's New York Post dedicated its entire cover to Snooki's arrest on the Jersey Shore, turning a few line gossip item into an overlong feature that read more like press release than even a puff piece. On Sunday, the cover was unfortunately occupied by huge news, leaving Jersey Shore only ... More >>
TMZ is reporting that Jersey Shore's Snooki has been arrested in Seaside Heights, N.J., for disorderly conduct. Apparently earlier today "she was partying on the beach with a beer bong .. only she was filling it up with Coca-Cola," whatever that means. The police have her in custody. No wor ... More >>
Image via NPR/Getty."Is nothing sacred?" asks NPR today of the picture you see to your right. Because -- if you haven't heard -- the creatures of MTV's Jersey Shore (and Village Voice cover models!) rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange today. At the half-way mark of the day, h ... More >>
While we wait for our expert analyst to weight in on today's Jersey Shore-opened New York Stock Exchange (thus presenting us with the riveting conclusion to today's economic mystery: The Guido Effect on The American Economy), it might be worth revisiting some of the most incredible tidbits fr ... More >>
This afternoon, we published our own theory on the potential financial voodoo that would ensue after the cast of Jersey Shore rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange: The Guido Effect. "Brilliant!" noted the New York Observer. Flavorwire wondered if it was "too late to invest" in ... More >>
We were getting nervous for a minute there. The cast of the Jersey Shore was, up till today, on strike (everyone except Snooki and The Situation, that is). The status of Season 3 was unclear. Things were scary. Good news! Our favorite guidos, who had been holding out for more than their allot ... More >>
The cast of Jersey Shore may be getting a little big for their True Religions. TMZ is reporting that everyone except Snooki and The Situation are on strike just as shooting is supposed to start for Season 3. Ronnie, Vinny, Pauly D, Sammi, and JWoww are all holding out for more money, it seems ... More >>
When we last caught up with Village Voice Queer Issue cover model The Situation of Jersey Shore fame, he was speaking for the cause he'd inadvertently appeared in front of: advocating "Guido" acceptance of gay lifestyles. It now appears he's speaking out on other issues of the day as well.
This was inevitable. Last night, the Jersey Shore cast played a game of "I Never" on Lopez Tonight with Kathy Griffin and George Lopez, drinking to things they had done with prompts like, "I never had a girl sleep over who left orange streaks on my sheets" (Ronnie and the Situation drank). Bu ... More >>
Meghan McCain took a break from having an opinion this week and sat down to interview Jersey Shore starlette, Snooki Polizzi. The interview was embedded with political insights that make us think Snooki could really give Sarah Palin a run for her money. Below, a comprehensive guide to the Sno ... More >>
The icing on The Situation.Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, who graced the cover of The Village Voice's Queer Issue last week -- much to his own surprise -- celebrated his 28th birthday with a bevy of ladies at Tenjune in the Meatpacking district. People reports that the rea ... More >>
Honorary "Guidette" Nikki Finke posted the trailer for the second season of Jersey Shore on Deadline Hollywood this morning. "We're ready to come out and destroy this place," the thing they call "Snooki" astutely notes. She's ostensibly talking about Miami, but, really, the single place in Am ... More >>
Remember last Wednesday's Village Voice, The Queer Issue, featuring three of the four male cast members of MTV's Jersey Shore on the cover? It caused quite a stir! Maybe this is because the 'Guido' community's homophobia has been well-documented, and we documented some of its closeted gay co ... More >>
On the day of the 2010 Gay Pride Parade in New York City, it seems worth checking in with our unwitting Queer Issue cover stars, the boys of Jersey Shore -- Vinny Gaudagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino -- who had no idea they were posing for anything other than ano ... More >>
Putting the boys of Jersey Shore on the cover of The Village Voice's Queer Issue is apparently a big deal! I mean, we didn't think anything of it when it happened, and given those now-classic So Gay They Make You Go "Hmm" photos, we didn't think anybody would think much of it, either, other t ... More >>
We at the Village Voice fly all variations of flags -- patriotic, pirate, freak, or otherwise -- day in, day out as routine business around here. But this week, we're loud and proud of a very specific color (or colors), as that special time of year is here again: The Queer Issue has arrived. ... More >>
Anna Wintour, Diddy, and Oprah got their rap on like it was 1998. MTV's Jersey Shore is being sued for profiting off of... being Jersey Shore. Letterman's extortionist is off to the hoosegow. The SexFraggle now known as Ke$ha played a Bat Mitzvah at Cipriani. These are Wednesday's Gossip Folk ... More >>
Haven't gotten your fill of the Garden State from The Real Housewives of New Jersey? Jersey Shore? And freakin' Jerseylicious?
On this wonderful morning, take a minute to imagine what it would be like to be so foreign and so out of touch that you scrambled to hire a big-time publicist to fight rumors started about you on Facebook. Then, close your eyes for a second and think about what it would be like to look like Chris ... More >>
snookieshop.tumblr.com Exclusive Manhattan swingers club Behind Closed Doors is looking to have Jersey Shore's Snooki host one of its monthly sex parties. The notoriously orange poof monster wouldn't be required to take off her clothes, however, or participate in any of the sexual activities at the ... More >>
Special guest stars: Ace from American Idol, the cast of Hair, and from Jersey Shore, Snooki and that young man who named his abdominal muscles. Enjoy.
Who would have thought passing the health care bill would directly affect how often the cast of MTV's The Jersey Shore can get their glow on? The money for $940 billion overhaul of the health care system has to come from somewhere, so why not tax the tanners, right? The plan adds a 10 perce ... More >>
Fluff that hair high for Snooki!
And they're ready to throw some meatballs! Here are some highlights from their official statement: "We were pleased that MTV, feeling pressure from the Italian American community and diminishing advertisers, discontinued using the offensive word 'guido' in voice-overs and promotional spots. ... More >>
TMZ is reporting that local hero Mike "I have a pet name for my abdominals" Sorrentino of MTV's Jersey Shore worked as a lapdancing exotic dancer for a New York- and Jersey-based troupe of male strippers.