Every so often rightbloggers look at their cause and their Party and chart a new course of action to guide them back to victory. Though their efforts have of late been about as successful as those of Wrong-Way Peachfuzz, you can't say they're quitters, nor that they aren't willing to try bold ideas ... More >>
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As reality television slowly drags itself into the oblivion, it is safe to say that we, as a country, are pretty much done with MTV's 'Jersey Shore.' The greased-up guido and obnoxious fist-pumping fad came and went but, nonetheless, it did happen: at one point, the show was the highest rated show e ... More >>
Is Snooki the Bret Easton Ellis of guidos? Her novel Gorilla Beach -- a Jersey Shore roman a clef, if you will -- will hit bookstore shelves May 15. Hollywoodlife.com claimed this afternoon to have gotten an exclusive copy of the first chapter, "Like a Slutty Virgin." Of course, we had guessed t ... More >>
The hated revenge-porn profiteer says he wants to teach a lesson with his web site. How long before the 26-year-old learns one himself?
Ah, New Jersey. The land where fake orange tans and affable, clueless Republicans come together to make magic. New Yorkers should consider themselves lucky to live so close to New Jersey, particularly right now. New Jersey governor Chris Christie, one-time potential Republican presidential candidat ... More >>
Baltimore's Lexie Macchi isn't so much a relentlessly inquisitive sound-shifter as she is a Renaissance Everywoman dynamo. There is, seemingly, nothing she can't do or hasn't done. The Crazy Dreams Band, which she fronted, exploded Gang Gang Dance's polygenre supernovae into something capable of set ... More >>
We're about to close up shop here until 2012, and what better way to send out the year that birthed trollgaze than to run down the 11 posts on Sound of the City that generated the most pageviews over the course of the past 52 weeks? Enjoy this look back on the psyche of our readers, and have a happy ... More >>
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Snooki You heard me. Well, I guess she knew that "Ode on a Grecian Urn" was already written, so she stuck with what she knows. This is from the Jersey Shore star's new book, Confessions of a Guidette:
This past weekend at New York Comic-Con, Beavis and Butt-Head creator Mike Judge presented the inaugural public screening of his crude animation's newly rebooted first episode. Chris Linn, MTV Executive Vice President of MTV Production, introduced the pilot, which premieres October 27 at 10 p.m.. ... More >>
The raucously low-class reality show Jersey Shore tends to spoof itself, so a musical mockery of it seemed to me like a bad idea. But the production I just saw at the Actors Playhouse--which was a hit at the Fringe Festival--was a winner, because it's fast-moving, with nonstop music and raun ... More >>
LMFAO w/Swizz Beatz Pier 36 Thursday, August 11 Better than: Watching the new episode of Jersey Shore. It was a beautiful coincidence that LMFAO, holders of the No. 1 song on Billboard's Hot 100 for most of the summer of 2011, headlined the trade publication's end-of-summer blowout at Pier ... More >>
MTV turns 30 today. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. Last Wednesday's Village Voice cover story profiled the DeBartoli sisters, two Staten Island sisters who starred in the never-aired Jersey Shore precursor Bridge & Tunnel who signed enorm ... More >>
MTV turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. You may have heard by now that Beavis and Butt-Head are returning to MTVa real comeback after years of cruel teasing rumors, none of them particularly believable. Mike Judge an ... More >>
I don't know why you would want to watch this either.As the fourth season of Jersey Shore creeps upon us like red tide, and we learn more about Bridge & Tunnel, a precursor MTV show that the Shore's guido-monsters ate, let us remember how hyperventilating poofball Snooki came to be.
Guy Fieri has replaced the canary-yellow Lamborghini that was stolen last month with what calls a "bitchin' Camaro," in bright yellow. [SF Chronicle] A new iPhone app allows you to snap a picture of a dish, then converts it into a corresponding calorie count. Magic? [CNET] The new People's ... More >>
Not a joke: New York Times best-selling author Snooki will be paid $32,000 by the Rutgers University Programming Association for appearing at two "student-produced comedy Q&A sessions" yesterday. This has generated great controversy, as that's $2,000 more than the amount Toni Morrison, who, y ... More >>
From the network that brought you Skins, a slanted version of the British teen drama featuring drugs, booze, and scandalous sex, and Jersey Shore (we'll save our breath explaining that one), MTV presents: SEXIDENTS, the failed attempt at a sex-education campaign. Bravo, MTV, you have yet agai ... More >>
Our tiny, tanned authoress really can do anything she sets her mind to, can't she? Here, Snooki has her own horribly overacted WWE moment, which, now that we think about it, is probably not all that different from being on the Jersey Shore. Snooki will wrestle Vickie Guerrero live at the Georgia Dom ... More >>
Jersey Shore star Snooki has been voted by Yahoo users as the worst Valentine's date. The New York Daily News News reports that she "got 41 percent of votes in a poll of omg! Yahoo readers on the woman with whom they would least like to spend Valentine's Day." This is so wrong: Snooki would b ... More >>
A competitor in today's Puppy Bowl.This evening at 6 p.m., you'll most likely be tuning into the Super Bowl to watch some football team play some other team. I think its the Packers vs. the Seahawks or something. The Steelers. The Packers vs. the Steelers. Look, you could join the lowest com ... More >>
Just days after her New Year's Eve ball drop in Seaside Heights and the launch of her very own limited edition $49 pendant, Snooki is in the news again, this time with the release of her highly anticipated debut novel, A Shore Thing, out tomorrow! The New York Post has a preview of some of th ... More >>
Rest easy, friends, because our dear, displaced Snooki has found a home for New Years Eve! After being ousted from the Times Square ceremony in which she'd been "supposed to" drop in the ball "like a friggin' hampster," her homeland has taken her in again. Via the New York Times Arts Beat, sh ... More >>
Your partying jag kicks off on Thursday this week and features a global takeover of NYC. Jamaican dancehall queen Natalie Storm is something of an obsession for us lately (especially after Friday night's reOPENed party) -- she's returning to the Lower East Side for an appearance at Happy Endi ... More >>
Today not only brought snow flurries and a seasonal chill to the air, it also brought the kickoff to bear hunting season in New Jersey, a manly bloodletting event that's been reinstated after five years despite a round of protests and lawsuits from people who feel, for better or worse, that b ... More >>
No, I haven't lost my mind. If I ever go back to Jersey, I'll surely be brave enough to do it sans gel -- and even sans undies. I'm just quoting one of the beach blanket witticisms in the new Gym, Tanning, Laundry: The Official 'Jersey Shore' Quote Book, which is as chockfull of epigrams a ... More >>
This week's New York magazine features a short article entitled "Why MTV Is Bringing Back Music Videos," which it isn't exactly. What MTV is doing is using its sizable funds to pair working directors with musicians and possibly even famous actors for a music video series entitled Supervideo. The fir ... More >>
In the last few years, whole-wheat pasta options have expanded and gotten tastier, with varieties made of farro and spelt going for $10 a pound or more. [NY Times] Wal-Mart has officially announced that it will source produce from local, sustainable small and medium-size farmers. [NY Times ... More >>
It is no longer hailing, but it's supposed to be freezing outside. Inside, I have a fan blowing on my face. It's Tuesday. Press Clips, Day 12, Late Edition, right here:
Sometimes the headlines just write themselves. Spoiler: The Jersey Shore's embattled Snooki was found guilty of "annoying others on the beach with her antics," which included, apparently, using a beer bong, falling off a bike, and being entirely too tan (that's just our opinion).
A beloved pop star's Body Talk series withers away to treble
Every post-modern girl of a certain age dreams of being proposed to on the cover of a high-class glossy magazine. And yet, only a few of us ever actually get to see that fantasy come true. A beer-bong toast, then, to the Jersey Shore's Snooki, whose ex-Iraq vet boyfriend of two weeks has seen ... More >>
Raw seafood in an overdone place
New Jersey gets a bad rap as the "armpit of America," which goes without mentioning all the wonderful reference-points pop culture's recently yielded to represent The Garden State, like Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Oxygen's Jersey Couture, and of course, MTV's ratings record-bre ... More >>
Art: this is how we explain away indulgent decisions. Last night, Kanye West released the first visual--do not call it a video--from his as yet untitled new album: a "painting," as he and his director call it, for "Power." The clip premiered on MTV directly following an episode of the network ... More >>
Yesterday, upon the arrest of Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, we got a lesson on Twitter reporting, as TMZ scoured feeds for beachfront witnesses of "America's beloved pint-sized troublemaker." Wait, who called her "beloved," you might be wondering. That's the New York Post in today's cover story, a ... More >>
Watch carefully, Journalism majors. This is how you do it.
It seems that the fountain of Jersey Shore happenings will never run dry. The Post reports that a new cast member has joined the crew. Deena Nicole Cortese, of New Egypt, New Jersey, will be replacing villainous Angelina for Season 3.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, one of the Jersey Shore stars on our recent cover, is ready to help you look more like him. Think you can handle it? He's launching NoX Edge (on Twitter), a pre-workout tablet designed to help people get the most out of their gym time. Publicizing his new supp ... More >>
Okay, so this reality television personage known as "Snooki" (a/k/a Nicole Polizzi, you probably know her as "the girl who got punched in the face on the Jersey Shore") said some things about President Obama's proposed, totally bogus tanning tax during the second season's first episode. Well, ... More >>
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