Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will have to look for another way to ring in the New Year now that she has been banned from the Times Square area on Dec. 31.
According to the NY Post, MTV concocted a plan to drop Snooki in a hamster- toy-like ball in Times Square Friday night. MTV however found themselves in trouble once the Times Square officials found out what the network was planning. The officials told MTV it didn’t have permission to do a Snooki ball drop from the roof of its studios.
“The request to have her in a separate ball on a setback roof came too late and was too impractical to fit into our outdoor events,” a spokesman for the event organizers said yesterday.
Meanwhile, an insider tells Popeater, “At midnight, the crowd and the media will be watching Mayor Bloomberg, Dick Clark and the official ball drop, not a cast member of the ‘Jersey Shore.’” Ouch.
TMZ is also reporting that the Snooki ball drop will still be happening, but instead in Jersey Shore. The ball, pictured below, has a giant lit Snooki sign on it.
Oh yeah, the new season of the Jersey Shore premieres Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 10/9c on MTV.
It was only a matter of time. TMZ is now reporting that Teen Mom star Amber Portwood was arrested today on domestic violence charges and is currently in jail.
If you recall, Amber was charged with two felony counts and one misdemeanor for domestic violence and battery back in mid November. According to TMZ, the arrest warrant was officially issued today by her local police department for those charges.
According to the cops, the charges stem from Amber attacking ex-fiance Gary Shirleyon three separate occasions between August 2009 and July 2010. Some of the violence was captured on video and shown on the MTV hit show Teen Mom.
Amber was reportedly booked at 4:21 PM EST and has been placed on a “24-hour hold.” Her bail has been at $5,000. Amber faces three years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines if convicted on all charges.
It is also likely that Gary will be awarded temporary custody of their daughter Leah due to this arrest.
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UPDATE: Amber’s mugshot is below. According to TMZ, Amber measured in at 5’3″, 138 lbs.
If you thought the wholeTeen Mom phenom was over, think again!
MTV has now announced the all new cast of Teen Mom 2! The new season with the new cast is set to premiere January 11 on the network.
The new cast includes 4 of the girls from the latest season of 16 and Pregnant. Above is one of the cast members Leah Messer, a bubbly cheerleader who had only been dating her boyfriend Corey Simms for a month when she discovered she was pregnant with twins! Leah is now 18-years-old and proud mom to Aliannah and Aleeah, 12 months. Leah and baby daddy Corey however broke up after she cheated with an ex.
And fret not as the original Teen Moms aka Amber, Farrah, Maci, and Catelynn are still returning for a third season. The remaining cast photos and bios below of the new Teen Moms below.
In other Teen Mom news, a day after two national magazines (Star and In Touch Weekly) reported she was pregnant, Amber Portwood is now denying the news.
“The rumors are absolutely false. I’m not pregnant,” Amber, 20, said to UsWeekly in a statement. “I’m working hard to be the best mom to my daughter,” she adds. “I have no plans to have more kids anytime soon.”
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They’re baaack! The crazy kids of Jersey Shore are set to return to MTV on January 6 for their 3rd and most likely final season.
And for the first time on Monday night, MTV aired a 30 second trailer to promote the third season. In the preview clip, posted below, Vinny is shown engaging in a four-way kiss, the new cast member Deena Nicole Cortese is shown getting down and dirty, and it seems Jwoww and Sammi get into yet another physical fight.
Also shown is Snooki‘s now infamous drunken fiasco that ended in her being arrested. Based on the preview clip, the formula of drinking, fighting and fist pumping remains in full effect. Should be a hit! The last season of the show brought MTV it’s best ratings in a very long while. The show averaged over 5 million viewers per episode.
Season 3 premieres on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 10/9c on MTV.
In other Shore news, TMZ is reporting that cast member Jenni Farley aka JWowwis being sued by her ex-boyfriend Thomas Lippolis, who has been featured on both seasons of the show.
Tom is alleging he served as JWoww’s business manager, helping her sign deals with MTV, nightclubs, a tanning lotion company and even a plastic surgeon. In court documents, Tom claims he was the one who negotiated her Jersey Shore deal of $17,500 per episode plus a $75k bonus “dependant on ratings at the end of the season.”
According to Tom, JWoww stiffed him and he now wants $350,000 to make things right. Sources close to JWoww however deny Tom’s claims, stating he did not negotiate her tanning or MTV contract and he was paid for the appearances he booked.
JWoww also fired off a letter to her ex a few weeks ago requesting he return the nude photos of her in his possession. The letter read, “It has come to [Jwoww's] attention that you may be in possession of certain photos of her that may be derogatory to her image and in violation of her contract with MTV.”
And the photo above is of the Jersey Shore cast with Barbara Walters as they earned a spot onBarbara Walters’annual list of the “10 Most Fascinating People.” The cast members gave Barbara a lesson in GTL — gym-tan-laundry — grenades,” and smooshing.”
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Following the wide popularity of MTV’s Teen Mom and the glamorization of the teens with the numerous countless magazine covers, it was only a matter of time before a story like this came out.
A new report by Popeater examines the whole ‘Teen Mom’ and ‘16 and Pregnant’ phenomenon. With the first crop of the MTV teen mothers now going into their twenties aka Amber Portwood, it seems MTV is eager for a new crop of knocked up teens and shockingly, insiders tell Popeater young ladies are so eager to be on reality TV that they are actually getting pregnant just to score an audition.
“This is yet another example of the desperation of fame,” Matt Titus, a relationship expert from TheLoveConsultants.com, tells Popeater. “The sad state of reality television has created a lowbrow vehicle for untainted train wreck personalities to display their private lives. Getting pregnant to be famous is like eating as many cockroaches as possible in a one minute period.”
While most networks go through thousands of applicants to cast for any reality show, MTV has a unique problem when it comes to casting for their hit show ’16 and Pregnant.’ The dilemma is the applicants have to be 16 and pregnant, leaving them a much smaller talent pool to pick their next overnight reality stars from.
Rabbi Shmuely Boteach, author of ‘Kosher Sex,’ feels that the whole reality tv celebrity culture is getting out of control. “Reality TV first began by exploiting people’s problems, assuming they would do anything for fame. The idea of teenage girls getting pregnant to be on television shows that reality TV is going a step beyond exploiting problems. It is now creating the problems.”
He adds, “These girls are ignoring the fact that this decision must followed by a lifetime of responsibility.”
A new report by Life & Style magazine is now blowing the lid off just how much MTV is paying its Teen Mom stars.
The reality show, which has now become a mega hit for the network, averaged millions of viewers per episode for it’s second season. A series insider tells Life & Style magazine exclusively that the “stars earn $60,000 to $65,000 per season.” Not too shabby for some teens who’s claim to fame was getting knocked up, though their Jersey Shore counterparts did earn over $300,000 each for their upcoming 3rd season.
And while the Teen Mom stars are earning way more than most of their peers, it seems Amber Portwood and on and off again boyfriendGary Shirley are not good savers. Gary’s best friend, Jordan Sanchez, tells Life & Style that “Gary says he’s broke.” Adding that “the money is the only reason he’s willing to do the show. You can’t walk away from money like that.”
As we have reported, MTV has already began filming the third season of the hit show.
In other Teen Mom news, Maci Bookoutis now shutting down the reports that she is getting her own spin-off show with fellow teen mom Bristol Palin. Maci tells the HollywoodLife blog that the story is false and that the two have no plans for a reality show in the future.
As for the status of her relationship with boyfriend Kyle King, she says, “It’s not getting more serious. We are just chilling out, trying not to rush anything and just enjoying our time together.”
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Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is speaking out on the way he treated his on again, off again, on again, off again, and now on again girlfriend in Miami.
In a new interview, the 23-year-old expresses regret over the way he treated Sammi Giancola, 22,while the couple filmed the second season of the MTV hit show in Miami. Ronnie was shown on the show going out to clubs, kissing other women, then coming home and jumping into bed with Sammi.
“When I saw myself in the club with those girls [it] was, ‘Wow, you’re the man right now at the club. You look f—ing awesome,’” he told MTV. “And then when I go home to Sam, I’m like, ‘Wow, I’m embarrassed. I’m ashamed of myself. I’m embarrassed about what I did to her.’”
Ronnie also swears he isn’t a bad boyfriend, despite what the rest of the world might think. “I’m not that guy. I don’t know what I was thinking about,” he said. “I watch it and I’m just like, ‘You’re an idiot. You are an idiot. Like, what are you thinking about?”
More troubling news concerning Teen Mom star Amber Portwoodjust a week after it was reported the 20-year-old was being investigated by her local police department and child protective services.
UsWeekly is now reporting that Amber’s current beau Chris Hossman, the same one who was featured on the last episode of the show, is a registered sex offender.
Chris was convicted of child molestation charges on March 21, 2005 in his home-state of Indiana. The 5’7″ offender was later released on October 6 the following year.
Chris briefly touched on his troubled past on the show, of course failing to leave out the fact that he is a sex offender. “Well, I got into trouble and I got caught and they put me on work-release,” he explained vaguely on his date with Amber. “It’s like a jail where you get to go out and work and you have to go back.”
Despite being photographed together with ex-fiance Gary Shirely just a week ago, UsWeekly refers to Chris as Amber’s current beau. One can only hope Amber will run as far away as possible from Chris upon hearing this news.
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UPDATE – RadarOnline is reporting the Chris Hossman that Amber dated is not a sex offender. Apparently, UsWeekly got his identity mixed up with another person bearing the same name. UsWeekly has since retracted their story.