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 >>
...Amy Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan, Snooki, Johnny Depp, Susan Boyle, John Galliano, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Lady Gaga... Virtually everyone who's ever lived. They're all linked here to bring you back to the time before I was dressed as Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood ... More >>
Since January, smiling in your driver's license photo has been banned in New Jersey -- and nobody seemed to notice (or care) until now.In New Jersey, there's not a whole lot to smile about -- the brown water, the West Nile, Snooki. All of these things can lead to a perpetual frown. Regardless, a Sic ... More >>
In a recent interview with USA Today, Iron Chef Cat Cora talks about the possibility of kitchens being run entirely by robots: "People will no longer be able to claim they're lousy cooks. Android robots will do most of the work. 'Technology will take over the kitchen,' Cora says. 'Even if you can't ... More >>
[See More Edible News: The Snooki Sandwich | Lightsaber Chopsticks: May the Force Be with You and Your Lo Mein] Upper West Side grocery store Westside Market NYC has launched New York City's first grocery aisle for men. A relief for shopping-challenged and refuse-to-bring-a-list men, it has all the ... More >>
Get this: "After the Wizard is a heartfelt, often humorous and always entertaining story about a 12-year-old girl named Elizabeth who lives in an orphanage in Kingman, Kansas. "Elizabeth has read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz a million times times. But unlike other girls, Elizabeth believes she is Do ... More >>
Resorts casino sent me down for a gayola night of lavender luxury. All on the lucky 13th floor of their Ocean Tower, I got to drop by: *Pro Bar, the only gay bar in an Atlantic City casino. Potted palms dot the dance floor, where lesbians flail around, mixed with some gay guys, and a few slummin ... More >>
Lester's Fixins - a project of the Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops, LLC, a franchising operation founded in Camarillo, California - has recently released a soda pop, somewhat unbelievably, with a Buffalo chicken wing flavor. Does that mean lots of vinegar? And spicy as hell? Probably not. The b ... More >>
If you're like us, you've probably absolutely had it with Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony -- we're not talking about his army of child sex slaves (which, of course, is horrible), we're talking about the seemingly endless Kony-related posts on Facebook and other social media forums.The NGO Invisible C ... More >>
Two U.S. Army officers were killed at their desks in Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior Saturday by a junior intelligence officer. "We believe it was 100% linked to the Quran burning because of the religious background of this junior officer. He spent two months in a Pakistani madrassa," an Afghan ... More >>
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 >>
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:
Snooki would approve.New York's Vendy Awards is adding a new category this year: New Jersey food trucks. Three competitors from the Garden State have been entered, including Taco Truck and the vegan Cinnamon Snail, from Hoboken; and Jersey City's Two Pitas in a Pod.
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 >>
In a feat of awesomeness, Camille Dodero introduces us this week to the stars of Bridge & Tunnel, MTV's shelved reality show about the kids of Staten Island. Meet Brianna and Gabriella DeBartoli, who Dodero calls "the original JWoww and Snooki: sharper, prettier, kinder, more discriminating, ... 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 >>
Michael Becker/FOX Few low-level American Idol eliminations have been met with the hue and cry that accompanied the April booting of Pia Toscano, a comely, big-voiced belter who hails from Howard Beach and who was given this year's ninth-place trophy. The notion that Idol is a "singing compet ... More >>
Nick NolteCelebs usually love being photographed, except for colonoscopies and mug shots. Well I haven't manage to dig up the former photos--yet--but I have assembled some of the best, most poignant, scary, most desperately in-need-of-a-stylist mug shots of the criminally unglamorous stars. ... More >>
It's true, as Titus Andronicus frontman states in the prelude to his band's video for "No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future", that New Jersey has taken a bit of a beating, reputation-wise, over the past year or so, thanks in large part to the many reality-TV depictions of the Garden St ... More >>
That's what old fogies do in order to prove to you that things ain't what they used to be. I'll give you an example. "Snooki is no Katharine Hepburn." Get it? The distorted invocation of today's bargain basement star pitted against yesterday's greatest artist stacks the deck so the pres ... More >>
Boy, are parents mad about Snooki's recent appearance at Rutgers. Both about the concept of it, and the cost (almost $10,000 more than they pay in yearly tuition). And everyone else is freaked out by the fact that Shnickers was paid $2,000 more than what Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison is being ... More >>
• Bristol Palin, 20-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin and no longer teen mom (or Dancing With the Stars contender), has a memoir in the works. Of course she does! It's apparently 304 pages and currently titled "Untitled Bristol Palin Memoir," according to Amazon, where forums are busy discus ... 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 >>
Noted advice columnist Ashley Dupre, famous first for sleeping with and eventually bringing down New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, has now taken to sharing the secrets of her Playboy-famous body with a six-week plan to "look good naked!" In Sunday's New York Post, Dupre said she's gained 5 pou ... More >>
Come on, kids. Do it for mama, just one more time. CLICK HERE and savor the wit and wisdom of my year-end wrapup, which is as full of insight and innuendo as a gay fortune cookie, devoured on lots of Percoset. Read both pages, if you don't mind.
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 >>
Social and economic turmoil? Don't ask. At least we had Lady Gaga to tell us what to do.
Well, here we are. The final Press Clips. COME ON, POOKIE! Let's burn this mothafucka down!
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 >>
Clearly reaching for Daft Punk-ian heights. Pics by Chris, more below.Deadmau5/Erol Alkan/Afrojack Roseland Ballroom Friday, October 29 In the 1920s, the Roseland Ballroom was known as "the home of refined dancing," playing host to the likes of Louis Armstrong and Count Basie. These days, De ... 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 >>
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 >>
The big sceney fashion show of the week is tonight's spectacle by The Blonds, the sparkly duo who create glittery things for pop divas, but wisely draw the line at a certain reality star. Publicist Mauricio Padilha graciously tells me:
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 >>
Gotham gossip loses grip, fights off rabble. Rattled tattletales tell all.
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 >>
America, the beautiful, or America, the wanna-be beautiful, and famous, and rich, and adored. Want the simple, mathematical explanation for the existence of reality television, the E! network, why MTV doesn't play music anymore, and why the word "Snooki" is something that actually rings a bel ... More >>
If George Bush was the butt of all jokes, Barack Obama is the outlet of choice for pent-up anger -- or at least his plastic "likeness" is. A boardwalk game in Sea Side Heights -- the city with the probable highest amount of testosterone per capita and the summer home of Snooki, the Situation, ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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