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Garden State of Mind

Ah…New Jersey…the birthplace of Bruce Springsteen, baseball, and Jay and Silent Bob. Most recently though, in case you haven’t noticed, the Garden State has taken over cable. There are so many TV shows featuring Jersey that it’s hard to keep track. That’s why I’ve put together this little round-up:

  • Jersey Couture – Premieres June 1 @ 10 PM on Oxygen, this new docu-series follows a New Jersey family who runs a popular women’s formal wear store
  • Jersey Shore – MTV’s ridiculously popular series returns for a second season July 29
  • Jerseylicious – A new series on the Style network about a Jersey hair salon, airs Sundays @ 10 PM
  • Cake Boss – TLC series about a bakery in Hoboken, where they make the most insane cakes, airs Mondays @ 9 PM
  • 9 By Design – Follow Sixx Design on their latest project, to design the interior of The Bungalow Hotel, a new boutique hotel on the Jersey Shore, episode premieres May 25 @ 10 PM on Bravo
  • Boardwalk Empire – The highly-anticipated new HBO series, set in Atlantic City during Prohibition, premieres this fall

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…Pop Culture Bites…Pop Culture Bites…Pop Culture Bites…

  • Those Jersey Shore-loving kids at MTV finally got around to taking that whole “Music Television” part off their logo AND they kind of figured out how to make the “M” part disappear too. *sniff* —  The Wrap
  • Jack Bauer will be taking his 24 hours of chaos/drama/hell/terror to the big screen. — Variety
  • Playgirl magazine has been web-only for the past year, until now, thanks to Sarah Palin’s daughter’s baby daddy, Levi Johnston and his, er, assets, which apparently are worthy of actually being printed. — FishbowlNY
  • So the search for Simon’s replacement on American Idol continues…will it be Howard Stern? Tommy Mottola? Guy Oseary? Wouldn’t it make things a lot more interesting if the contenders had to audition on TV/beg America to vote for them? — Radar Online, NY Daily News

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…Pop Culture Bites…Pop Culture Bites…Pop Culture Bites…

  • Apparently all that pretending to be happily married to Jerry Maguire has sharpened her acting skills—Katie Holmes’ performance in The Romantics is getting critically noticed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. — LA Times
  • Just hours after his musical performance on the last Conan O’Brien hosted Tonight Show, Will Ferrell’s lovely wife gave birth to their third child…it had to have been the cowbell—MORE COWBELL! — People
  • Those crazy kids from Jersey Shore will probably be back for another season of excessive hair products, endless arguing and tirelessly flexing one’s muscles. — Variety
  • So wait, the whole Brangelina break-up scare might have been staged because someone didn’t get nominated for an Oscar? WOW…conspiracy theories just got a whole lot sexier. — E!Online

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’09 In Review: This year’s most annoying quasi-celebrities

Thanks to reality TV and dysfunctional families desperate for fame, quasi-celebs are everywhere and most of them are ridiculous and do idiotic things. Here is a list of the most annoying ones (in random order) from this year. PLEASE feel free to comment with additional honorable mentions.

  • Jon Gosselin–lover of Ed Hardy t-shirts, this very recently divorced dad from TLC’s hit series, Jon & Kate Plus 8 acts like he doesn’t want press attention, yet I can’t turn around without seeing his face somewhere…Kate’s over him, TLC’s over him, now we just need the tabloids to be over him.
  • The Kardashians–ugh, this family is beyond annoying. They only have a reality show on E! because their dad was a lawyer and someone is married to Bruce Jenner, and they like to shop and date football players. Hey, E!, thank you for Joel McHale and Chelsea Handler, but all your other “shows” can go, thanks.
  • Michael Lohan–also known as Lindsay Lohan’s dad.  This guy has proven to be a real a-hole time and time again, but this year, he topped even himself when he released very private taped conversations he had with his daughter and his ex-wife.
  • The Balloon Family–remember a few months back when there was breaking news that a little boy was believed to have been in a helium balloon somewhere over Colorado? And it turned out to be a hoax, all because of a scumbag father wanting to create drama and get a TV show out of it. Thanks reality TV, this is your legacy.
  • OctoMom–see the above, but swap out kid in helium balloon over Colorado hoax/scumbag father with deranged California woman who gave birth to eight babies.
  • Everyone on MTV’s The Jersey Shore–I’ll admit, I checked out this show just to see what all the buzz was about, and by the second episode I began to get dizzy and light-headed by all the hair and tanning-product fumes seeping from my TV set. Or maybe it was because my brain was slowly turning to mush. I’m not sure.
  • Spencer & Heidi Pratt–lucky for us, these two idiots have been laying low recently…maybe we should be worried, are they plotting some huge publicity event/photo op?

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