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...
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.
November 19, 2010 |
The protest that would lead to a significant change in British law guaranteeing equal pay for women begins inauspiciously enough. It's a summery day in 1968 in the factory town of Dagenham, not far from London. The morning streets are filled with workers bicycling into the massive Ford Motors plant. Most of the facility is state-of-the art new, but the women are relegated to sewing car seat covers in an old sweatshop of the type that put the sweat in the shop. It's so hot they strip down to their bras (strictly utilitarian, no Victoria's Secret here)
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.
July 25, 2012 |
As everyone knows, part of the Faustian bargain of fame is that, in exchange for extreme wealth and adoration, celebrities also have to deal with haters. Sure, you get paid ridiculous sums of money, get lots of free stuff and date other attractive people, but you also have to put up with the vitriol. That's why so many famous folks surround themselves with an entourage of sycophants: to shield them from the nastiness. However on Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel subjected a few of his celebrity guests to the full wrath of the Internet.