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.
January 24, 2011 |
Walking through the doors of a crowded San Francisco bar, Kristin Curtin was all business. Her eyes moved from face to face before coming to rest on a pretty young woman chatting up a male patron. "You could just tell the way she was interacting with him that he was mesmerized. There were hundreds of people in that pub, but she just captured my attention," recalled Curtin, a freelance casting producer. She gave the woman her business card and a pitch about why she might want to try out for a new NBC reality show that combines love and adventure.
October 3, 2012 |
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...
August 10, 2012 |
Meryl Streep might be one of the world's most acclaimed performers, but that doesn't mean she's too good to dish the dirt on her many famous costars. And thank goodness for that, because in an appearance Thursday night on “Watch What Happens Live!” to promote her new comedy, “Hope Springs,” Streep was about as candid - yet somehow still gracious - as a living legend can be. The highlight of the appearance was a round of “Plead the Fifth,” the devilishly clever game that host Andy Cohen uses to get guarded celebrities to go off-script.
June 22, 2012 |
Rocker Caleb Followill was singing a new tune Friday: a lullaby. The Kings of Leon singer and his wife, model Lily Aldridge, welcomed their daughter, Dixie Pearl Followill, on Thursday. “Mom, Dad and baby are happy, healthy and enjoying their new addition,” a band rep told People. Pearl was delivered in Nashville around 1.am. local time, clocking in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Aldridge, a Victoria's Secret Angel, married Followill in May 2011. We at the Ministry suspect the new parents will have a blast play-dating with another Kings kid -- band member Matthew Followill's little guy Knox, who was born around the time Caleb and Lily tied the knot.
August 30, 2012 |
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.