Sometimes it's still hard for me to believe that the fist-pumping, falling down drunk, slipper-wearing, foul mouthed teeny orange star of MTV's Jersey Shore became a much more grounded, rascal riding mom during the course of the hit show. Who knew that Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi could make such a 180 in life?
Now, Snooki is engaged to Jionni LaValle and proud mom to precious baby Lorenzo. She's focused on a healthier lifestyle and wants to be a positive role model for her son. Don't get me wrong, she's still the opinionated meatball who brought havoc to Seaside Heights, but Snooki has definitely grown up a lot…even if while she was growing, her ta-tas were deflating. No worries, that's what plastic surgery is for, right?
Our favorite reality TV stars can’t get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to Twitter to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite photos from the Twitterverse this week! Enjoy!
Above: Michael Strahan tweeted, "Thank u for coming on @KellyandMichael and showing us your moves Lisa Vanderpump. Good luck the rest of the season!!"
I have to admit that this one caught me off guard! According to RumorFix, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is itching to try reality TV hosting, and she has her immediate sights set on the X Factor. The site claims that Snooki has openly discussed the pros and cons of standing next to Mario Lopez on the X Factor stage with her friends.
Snooki gained almost 50 lbs when she was pregnant with son Lorenzo, now 6 months old – and the reality star has lost almost all of it!
The Jersey Shore star reveals that she's shed a whopping 42-lbs and is almost down to her pre-baby weight of 98 lbs. "When you have a baby, everything changes," Snookitells Us Weekly.
Now weighting in at 102 lbs, the 4-foot-nine-inch Snooki says she's ready for bikinis and hoochie attire again.
"I lost it for me," Snooki reveals, "but I also wanted Jionni to know that I can be hot as a mom." Snooki says diet and exercise helped her shed the weight, but also diet pills! Snooki endorses Zantrex-3.
"Hard work pays off Big thanks to my trainer @anthonycpt27, Express Meals & Florham Park Fitness!!" she tweeted.
More photos of Snooki's post-baby weight loss body below!
I'm going to be honest. I sometimes miss my guido and guidette fist pumping friends from Jersey Shore. Don't get me wrong, the series needed to end. They were too old to keep partying at the shore, and they had undergone too many life changes. But, we had some really fun times together, didn't we? Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi may have done the biggest 180, starting out as the orangest, drunkest meatball and transforming into a calmer version of her former self when she became a mom.
Thankfully, I can still get a smaller dose of Snooki thanks to the Internet…and usually a small dose is all I need. Snooki is now designing her seventh tattoo that she is getting as a tribute to baby Lorenzo and any other future kids she may have with fiance Jionni LaValle. In fact, she plans on her and Jionni getting matching tats!
Oompah Loompah, Doopity Doo, Snooki wants another baby, it's true! Twenty-five-year-old Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is a new mom to baby Lorenzo with her fiance Jionni LaValle. We watched her pregnancy progress on the final season of JS, and we'll get to the birth on this season of Snooki & JWoww.
Like a good meatball, Snooki wants lots of kiddos with her gorilla juicehead. They seem to make adorable babies together, so I am sure Lorenzo won't have any grenades as siblings.
Can you believe this is the last weekend of 2012?! The year has flown by and it was filled with all kinds of reality TV drama (just the way we like it!)! Instead of a weekly wrap up, I thought we'd reflect on the some of the headlines from the most popular shows of the past year!
I also want to take a minute to thank every one of our readers for hanging out with us all year long. We may not all agree on everything all the time, but we love that we can debate and disagree and still have a great time in the process! We are convinced that we have the BEST group of readers and commenters and supporters on the web! We wish you all a wonderful 2013 and thank you so much for sticking with us, your fellow reality TV junkies!!
Each of the reality shows had their fair share of drama both in front of and away from the cameras in 2012! Check out a few highlights below!
I'm not going to lie, but I've got some tissue on hand for the series finale of Jersey Shore. I always get super teary when shows end…Zack and Kelly's wedding, the final Family Ties, Who's the Boss, and don't even get me started on Friends! However, I can honestly say I've never gotten sad about the end of a reality show. Hopefully, that's the norm. I don't remember getting upset saying good-bye to any of the Real World casts (more like good riddance!), and I barely noticed when my fave Rosie Pope didn't get renewed. However, for some odd and unknown reason, these orange meatballs and gorilla juiceheads are different.
After being accosted by a friend to give the show a chance, I was appalled. Who wears slippers out in public and thinks it's funny to show their Britneys while on the dance floor? What idiots tan every day and use enough hairspray that we may have cause to sue them for global warming? Sadly, I was quickly won over by Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, DJ Pauly D Delvecchio, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Deena Cortese, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, and Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola. Yes, their antics showed no inkling of decorum or maturity, and yes, I was (and still am) grossed out by many of their actions, but in a world of reality television show where cast mates hate one another, it was beyond refreshing to see this group grow into a legitimate family. I have no doubt that the majority of them will still be pranking each other in the assisted living facility. Hanging out for a day with Vinny and Pauly is on my bucket list. Instead of VPL being code for visible panty line, it would be Vinny/Pauly/Lauren. I digress (what else is new?). On to the recap…I'm wearing my favorite airbrushed tank top, my whitest pair of sneakers, and leopard print track pants. My hand is wrapped around some Ron-Ron juice (kidding, I don't want to die!), and I'm ready to wish these imbeciles well. Do you think it's a coincidence that their show ends the night before many doomsdayers think we're all goners?
The roommates have decided to throw a giant bonfire party on the beach. They plan to invite all of their family and friends to commemorate their final MTV summer together. Pauly and Vinny are in charge of getting wood. Erection jokes ensue. The wood won't fit in their vehicle, so Vinny is forced to wheel it home on the handcart while Pauly follows behind him in the SUV. Classic VP. A party rental place is delivering tables, chairs, and the like. I guess these people can finally afford a legitimate party. They even bring the grill to the beach. Pauly lights the bonfire. Oh yeah, fi-arh, yeah!