As the last several day’s headlines have been about the devastation of New Jersey–and more specifically, its shoreline–in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it was inevitable that some cynics among us would eventually get around to making Jersey Shore jokes. For example, one very funny person tweeted on Wednesday: “Snooki is a lot like Hurricane #Sandy. They’re both heading to The Jersey Shore with intentions to blow everyone within a 50 mile radius.” (You can tell this person is very good and funny on Twitter because he or she got 1,346 retweets from that zinger.)
Now that we’ve had a few days to digest the news that Snooki had a baaaabyyyyy with boyfriend Jionni LaValle, MTV took the opportunity to announce that it is ending Jersey Shore after its sixth season. And like the classy network it is, it had camera crews from her spin-off at the hospital documenting the miracle of life, with her boyfriend filming the whole thing as well, possibly to go on the air at some point.
What did you expect from a network that’s still making money off of Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant?
Fewer fears for reality star Snooki’s unborn child: the Jersey Shore cast member is reportedly moving out of the house that serves as staging-ground for the show’s drama to live by herself. Though she’ll be filming this summer, she’ll be living “nearby”–but isn’t moving away from the nest, like so many Growing Pains Read More
Too much Chianti?
It’s the last week in May and the weather is finally warm, the Hamptons commute is seasonally torturous, and our aging international businessmen are doing what has become increasingly commonplace this time of year: lecherously pursuing the housekeeping staff through the halls and in the well-appointed rooms of our fine luxury hotels. And by “increasingly Read More
Visiting the country of your ancestral origin is a formative experience. You come to understand yourself. Your tastes and interests gain new contexts. You get to have a nice long plane ride.
But do you get to have a “sure-to-be mini-bottle laden plane ride?” This is how MTV describes the voyage the cast of “Jersey Read More
In September, Jersey Shore‘s most indelible cartoon guidette decided to pen a memoir of sorts — a roman à clef detailing the boardwalk way of life.
But would this tome ever approach completion? Some doubted whether the 22-year-old woman who doesn’t eat lobster because “they’re alive when you kill it” could complete an entire work Read More
Tumblr may want to refortify its servers. Just days after suffering a 24-hour shutdown, the microblogging service welcomed to its user base someone who could very well raise its profile among less savvy webloggers. This user is none other than Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.
The inaugural post is called “First blog!!” We’ll give Read More
Unlike Tumblr, Twitter didn’t crash for 19 hours this week. In fact, the opposite happened: Twitter was chock full of non-stop wisdom, wit, and wonder. And like every week The Observer is here to deliver the goods, serving up heaping of tweeted knowledge in tasty slideshow-sized bites. Come on in! How can you resist Read More
ROUND 'EM UP, In Other News
Vogue senior market editor Meredith Melling Burke has been promoted to fashion market editor at Vogue.com in edition to her duties at the magazine. [WWD]
Teen blogger Tavi wrote a screenplay about mutants that has been made into a short film by filmmaker Alia Raza, starring Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, the daughter of French Read More