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October 3, 2012
Notable dates in "Jersey Shore" history Dec. 3, 2009: "Jersey Shore" premieres to audience of 1.38 million viewers. Dec. 14, 2009: Facing heavy criticism following its promotion, MTV removes footage of Snooki getting punched in the face from an upcoming episode. Nov. 15, 2010: Snooki and John McCain exchange tweets - brought together in their opposition to President Barack Obama's tanning tax that summer. Dec. 9, 2010: The cast of "Jersey Shore" makes Barbara Walters' "10 Most Fascinating People" special.
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March 21, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
A rapidly moving fire tore through a motel on the Jersey Shore, killing three and setting off a search for as many as 10 people who remained unaccounted for, officials said Friday. The fire was reported about 5:30 a.m. Friday at the Mariner's Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. Most of the two-story wood motel was destroyed in the fire, officials said. Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato told reporters that three males died in the fire and at least eight people were injured.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The impending end of "Jersey Shore" is not being met with silence. For those who loved the over-tanned knuckleheads and those who thought the show was the death spasm of pop culture itself, the announcement that MTV is canceling it after six seasons is bringing out many thoughts. Snooki herself confirmed the news, tweeting , "Yes, sadly it's true. This upcoming season of Jersey Shore will be our last. But it was fricken INSANE. I will always love my roomies!" "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof tweeted , "Snooki's baby is the Yoko of JERSEY SHORE.
NATIONAL
March 21, 2014 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - A Jersey Shore motel gutted in a deadly blaze Friday had been a haven for people displaced by Superstorm Sandy, and the fire was the second major setback in less than a year to a region still struggling to recover from the 2012 storm. At least four people were killed in the early morning fire at Mariner's Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. All four victims were men, but their identities were not immediately released. The fourth victim was found as rescue workers combed through the wreckage Friday afternoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Like a tan growing pale, "Jersey Shore" is fading into the TV sunset. Thursday marks the beginning of its sixth season - its last. It began as just another low-budget MTV reality show, with lower expectations, that would chronicle the fist-pumping antics of its ultra-bronzed, ultra-average stars who would be cooped up in a house in Seaside Heights, N.J. Then the series aired in December 2009, and it quickly and curiously morphed into a surprisingly potent...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
New Jersey officials are tired of being snookered by out-of-control reality TV programs. Fed up with the antics of reality TV stars including Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and other cast members from MTV's "Jersey Shore,"  New Jersey state Assemblyman Ronald Dancer has introduced legislation that would give towns more say over reality TV shows that shoot in their communities. "These shows can attract crowds, which can benefit local businesses and challenge a community's resources," Dancer said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
After six seasons, MTV has decided we've had enough gym, tan and laundry. "Jersey Shore" is coming to an end. The reality series that gave us such wholesome role models as Snooki, The Situation and JWoww and followed them from their summer share in Seaside Heights, N.J., all the way to Italy and back, will come to a close at the end of the upcoming sixth season, set to debut on Oct. 4. MTV plans to air a retrospective special, "Gym, Tan, Look...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
We're less than two weeks away from the so-called end of the world, and MTV wants you to sit on a couch - for seven days! - to watch a "Jersey Shore" marathon. In anticipation of the long-running reality spectacle's series finale Dec. 20, the network will kick off seven consecutive days of “Jersey Shore” on Dec. 13 so fans can take a stroll down memory lane--reliving all the drunken spills, panty-less somersaults and aggressive GTL-ing. “Jersey Shore” was a seminal moment in MTV's programming - averaging as many as 8 million viewers in its peak season and fist-pumping its way into to the pop culture zeitgeist.
NATIONAL
September 25, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- The effects of Superstorm Sandy plagued New Jersey throughout the summer, according to a poll released Wednesday that showed 38% of state residents who visited the Jersey shore spent less time there than they expected. The poll, conducted by Monmouth University and the Asbury Park Press, said that 1 in 6 New Jersey adults who normally spend time at the Jersey shore during the summer did not do so this year. Of those who visited the state's summer resorts but cut their stays short, nearly half cited worries that the seasonal businesses they counted on would not be open.
NATIONAL
October 30, 2012 | By Joe Tanfani
LONGPORT, N.J.--Many residents of the New Jersey coast woke up to a gray windy morning with no electricity, swamped homes, water surging in the streets -- and another high tide threatening additional flooding.  The Jersey Shore, including Atlantic City, remained under water, without power and was “completely unsafe,” said Gov. Chris Christie during a televised news conference. He recited a litany of destruction including homes knocked off their foundations, beach erosion and amusement park rides pushed into the sea. “The level of devastation on the Jersey Shore is unthinkable,” he said.
NATIONAL
January 10, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
He has berated questioners at campaign events from California to New Hampshire, called a former Navy SEAL an idiot for criticizing his education policies and, wielding an ice cream cone, dressed down a passerby in a widely broadcast confrontation along the Jersey Shore. Chris Christie's success owes largely to his image as the unvarnished, let-the-chips-fall antithesis of the buttoned-down politician who can barely breathe without first polling the response. "I am not a focus-group-tested, blow-dried candidate, or governor," Christie said at Thursday's operatic news conference, in which he abjectly and repeatedly apologized for the action of staffers who tied up the George Washington Bridge, apparently to punish a small-town mayor.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Thanks to a brewing scandal centering on the closure of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge, it might seem like Fort Lee, N.J., with its massively snarled traffic, has something in common with Los Angeles. But blood-boiling gridlock is hardly the only similarity between the two places: The site of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal was, in fact, once a cradle of the American film industry. The city that sits across the Hudson River from Northern Manhattan was a precursor of sorts to Hollywood when it came to film activity.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jenni Farley, a.k.a. JWoww of "Jersey Shore," is pregnant! Hark the herald sound of the crying mini-juiceheads! The MTV reality TV star and her fiance Roger Mathews are expecting their first child, Farley announced on Christmas Day by posting on Instagram a holiday card featuring an ultrasound image.  "Santa brought me and Roger the best gift of all," she wrote in the post. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "Happy Holidays from our growing family to yours! Love Jenni, Roger and, arriving July, 2014, baby Mathews," the card says.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Evelyn Lozada of "Basketball Wives" is engaged to the Dodgers' Carl Crawford.  The baseball star popped the question on Christmas Day. The pregnant starlet made the announcement with an Instagram photo, simply  captioning a picture of the enormous engagement ring on her finger with "YES!" PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "I'm overjoyed and in complete and utter shock!" the 38-year-old told People. "What a different year and a half it has been - I'm truly happy!"
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Pauly D is a dad! The "Jersey Shore" stud has revealed that he has a baby girl. Well, we can't say we didn't see that one coming... "I'm proud I'm a father," the reality TV alum, real name Paul DelVecchio, told TMZ . "I am excited to embark on this new part of my life. " QUIZ: Test your 'Jersey Shore' vocabulary So, we suppose, his gym-tan-laundry routine will need to change to gym-tan-baby? The 33-year-old Rhode Island native fathered the child, who is now a few months old, with a 26-year-old woman who is currently living in New Jersey with the baby, the site reported.
NATIONAL
September 25, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- The effects of Superstorm Sandy plagued New Jersey throughout the summer, according to a poll released Wednesday that showed 38% of state residents who visited the Jersey shore spent less time there than they expected. The poll, conducted by Monmouth University and the Asbury Park Press, said that 1 in 6 New Jersey adults who normally spend time at the Jersey shore during the summer did not do so this year. Of those who visited the state's summer resorts but cut their stays short, nearly half cited worries that the seasonal businesses they counted on would not be open.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
"Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been hospitalized for kidney stones.  Ortiz-Magro, 27, the MTV reality series' resident "juicehead" who rose to stardom because of his tumultuous relationship with Sammie "Sweetheart" Giancola, tweeted about his illness Saturday with just one word: "Hospital. " His rep confirmed to People that he was indeed suffering from kidney stones and was admitted to an Orlando, Fla.-area hospital Saturday night. He was there promoting his new beverage, Smush Cocktails, at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America convention.
NEWS
May 28, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
POINT PLEASANT, N.J. -- President Obama and Gov. Chris Christie reunited for a buddy trip to the beach Tuesday, showing off the improvements to the Jersey Shore in the seven months since it was hit by Superstorm Sandy and encouraging tourists to return to the storied vacation destination. “The Jersey Shore is back, and it's open for business,” the president said on a cloudy and drizzly day. The trip served as a sort of tourism commercial, featuring the two politicians playing at an arcade on the boardwalk, high-fiving excited kids and marveling at a giant sand castle under construction.
NATIONAL
September 16, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Several people reportedly were wounded Monday morning in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. A release from the U.S. Navy at 8:20 a.m. EDT reported an active gunman inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building.  A tweet from the official Navy account about half an hour later said a "still active shooter"  was at large. According to CNN, several people had been injured. Meanwhile, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tweeted, asking people to "stay clear of the Washington Navy Yard.
NATIONAL
August 31, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
Most Americans know Seaside Heights as the town made famous by Snooki and her ilk in MTV's reality series “Jersey Shore.” Mike Loundy simply knows the resort town as home. His grandfather came to Seaside Heights in 1932. The family never left, and Loundy's two daughters, he proudly notes, are fourth-generation residents. The town Loundy calls home was among the many devastated when Hurricane Sandy roared up the eastern seaboard last October. Rain, wind and surging tides tossed a roller coaster from Seaside Heights' boardwalk into the Atlantic Ocean before pummeling homes and businesses.
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