October 24, 2012 |
Say what you will about Snooki, but the hard-partying "Jersey Shore" star has taken quite a turn since having her baby boy, Lorenzo. Snooki, the pint-sized star whose real name is Nicole Polizzi, appeared on the "Today" show Wednesday for her first live interview since having her baby with fiance Jionni LaValle. The couple sat down with Savannah Guthrie to discuss her transformation and shift in priorities since wrapping up the final season of the MTV reality series. "It's crazy because, you know me, I just always wanted to have a good time," Snooki said.
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.
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...
September 26, 2012 |
JWOWW is engaged - and reportedly has been for a while now, thanks to the delaying effects of reality TV. Jenni "JWOWW" Farley, 27, BFF of Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and hard partyer of "Jersey Shore" fame, has agreed to tie the knot with boyfriend Roger Matthews, it was announced Wednesday in InTouch. And her engagement ring is nothing short of ginormous: a 5 carat-plus cushion-cut diamond surrounded by another 2.5 carats of smaller diamonds, some of them pink. However, flashing the ring this week doesn't mean the question wasn't popped months ago, according to the New York Daily News . Multiple sources told the paper that Matthews proposed months ago, but producers of "Shore" spin-off "Snooki & JWOWW" told everyone to "save it for filming.
September 14, 2012 |
Mitt Romney occasionally snores. Ann Romney hogs the covers and squeezes the toothpaste tube in the middle and leaves the cap off. And what does the GOP presidential nominee wear to bed? “I hear the best answer is as little as possible,” Romney said in an interview with ABC's “Live With Kelly and Michael” that will air Tuesday. The GOP nominee and his wife sat down with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on Friday, and showed a side rarely visible on the campaign trail, opening up about their personal lives and flashing their pop culture credentials.
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.
August 27, 2012 |
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is a mom: Her baby son with fiance Jionni LaValle was born in the wee hours Sunday in New Jersey. The "Jersey Shore" star tweeted Sunday: "I am SO IN LOVE with my son Lorenzo Dominic ! I had my little man last night, healthy at 6lbs! HE'S MY WORLD!" Her rep added five ounces to that six pounds, giving the delivery time as a little before 3 a.m. and noting to MTV News on Sunday: "The world just got another Guido!!!" PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "Lorenzo is the cutest baby I ever seen," friend and "Snooki & J-Woww" costar Jenni "J-Woww" Farley tweeted Sunday.
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.
August 3, 2012 |
During its presentation at the Television Critics Assn. press tour on Friday, MTV announced the premiere date of "Jersey Shore's" sixth season as well as the premiere dates of several other series. The GTL (that's Gym, Tan, Laundry) crowd will be back on MTV on Oct. 4. New series premieres will follow, including the comedy drama series "Underemployed" on Oct. 16; "Catfish: The TV Series," based on the controversial Sundance hit; and the second season premiere of "World of Jenks" on Nov. 12. In addition to the return of "Jersey Shore,"MTV's head of programming, David Janollari, also announced that "Snooki and JWoww," the "Jersey Shore" spinoff, and "Money From Strangers," the hidden-camera prank show hosted by Jeff Dye, will get second seasons.
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.