The former wild child and self-proclaimed meatball was anything but a health nut when starring on the MTV hit. However, after giving birth to her first son, the pint-sized party girl became less about public drunkeness and more about being a good mom, getting fit, and building her brand. Now, Snooki is talking about her weight gain which occurred while competing on the show that is usually known for slimming down it's contestants.
I think we can pretty much credit MTV with the birth of reality television thanks to the explosion of The Real World, but it didn't stop there. Think about all of the families we watch on a weekly basis, from the Robertsons to the Kardashians to everyone in between. Where did the madness begin? Some may say with a ride on the crazy train courtesy of The Osbournes. Don't act like you didn't watch!
We saw Jack and Kelly Osbourne grow up on camera (although eldest daughter Amy didn't participate) with the always hilarious chirping busybody of a "mum" Sharon and bumbling, mumbling former death metal star Ozzy. And, of course, don't forget their tiny pooches! Now Kelly is a fashion consultant for E! and Jack is family man–how precious is his wife? (pictured with him and his parents above)–currently competing on Dancing with the Stars…but do they ever think about going back to the days of reality television's first family?
With the holiday weekend, our favorite reality TV stars were missing in action since not too many red carpet events were scheduled and the photographers probably took a vacation. As the week went on, the stars popped back up as the camera crews returned.
Above: Danielle Staub attends La Toya Jackson's first night performing in Newsical the Musical.
It's that time of the year again – Dancing With The Stars is in the air! I feel like they need their own carol. It's beginning to look a lot like daaaanc-ing.
Anyway, enough about that! The cast for the 17th season has just been announced and we're not particularly interested because there's no Housewives strapping on their dancing shoes. I bet Teresa Giudice could have had a chance if not for that little federal indictment. Amirite? No?
Anyway the cast lineup and professional partner pairings are below.
With less than a week until the official reveal, the Dancing with the Stars cast rumors are out of control. Sequins, spray tans, spandex, and…
Snooki?!? That's right, everyone's favorite little Jersey Shore fist pumping mama has reportedly signed on the dotted line. Most likely, ABC said, "Free spray tans," and Snooki responded, "Where do I sign?" Quickest Dancing with the Stars contract negotiation ever!
Valerie Harper, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in March, has also been confirmed for season 17. The 74-year-old actress is paired with pro dancer Tristan MacManus. Nothing against Valerie, but just once I would love for the magically delicious Tristan to nab a younger, more viable partner.