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.
UsWeekly magazine is confirming the news that Jersey Shore’sbreak out star Snooki is getting her own spinoff show!
Despite reports and rumors that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, 22 would be doing a show with her BFF from the show, Jwoww, 25, UsWeekly is reporting that MTV only wanted the Snookster!
“Execs think a show focusing on Snooki will be a bigger hit, so they pushed JWoww out,” the insider tellsUs though MTV is refusing to confirm the news. “We can’t confirm any new Jersey Shore–related programming at this time,” says a MTV rep.
This news follows the report that Pauly D will begin filming his own spinoff show for the MTV network any day now.
In the meantime, Snooki has other projects in the works including writing a book tentatively titled A Shore Thing, developing hair products and reportedly commanding $20,000 to walk a red carpet event.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK THE JERSEY SHORE SPINOFFS WILL BE A SUCCESS? WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ON LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE?
Jersey Shore’s breakout star Nicole Polizzi aka Snooki, got a verbal lashing from a New Jersey Judge during her court appearance yesterday.
This all stems from Snooki’s July 30 arrest for public intoxication. According to UsWeekly, the charges were later changed to “creating a public nuisance, disorderly conduct and annoying beach-goers.”
“You seem to be acting like a Lindsay Lohanwannabe in this matter, going through life rude, profane, obnoxious and self-indulgent,” Judge Damien Murray told Snooki following her sentence of two days of community service and fines totaling $533.
The Judge didn’t end there, also questioning whether Snooki’s drunken antics was all for show. Judge Murray told Snooki that if it was all for TV, she needed to decide if “it was worth trading your dignity for a paycheck.”
Snooki appeared remorseful for her behavior as she said she was “very embarrassed” when she addressed the court. She later tweeted “Ah never again! So scary…thank you judge for understanding, I’m very thankful for that! Whew…now I can breath!”
A new episode of Jersey Shore airs tonight during which Sammi will likely utter the words “I’m done” a minimum of 10 times before jumping back into bed with Ronnie. Photos of Snooki during her court appearance below -
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHAT THE JUDGE’S COMMENTS? PLUS TONIGHT’S EPISODE OF THE JERSEY SHORE?
There’s a new shocking report by UsWeekly magazine claiming The Hills star Heidi Montag might be addicted to painkillers after undergoing 10 plastic surgery procedures last year.
According to US, sources on the set of The Hills fear that the 23 year-old reality star is in trouble. “She’s a shell of her former self,” a show insider reveals. The source adds that Heidi and her husband, Spencer Pratt, have developed increasingly weird behavior, which includes falsely accusing the Hills creator of sexual harassment, and Spencer threatening the life of a female producer.
“They are addicted to the fame,” the source says. “As The Hills winds down and people start to care less, they are desperate to get back that high.”
In other news, PEOPLE magazine is reporting that Spencer has created a dating reality show for Emilio Masella, the ex-boyfriend of Jersey Shore star Snooki. Despite only being dumped by Snooki just two weeks ago for being a famewhore, it seems Emilio is wasting zero time in moving on.
Apparently Spencer has a production company (who knew?), Pratt Productions, and has teamed up with Emilio for his new dating show, Fist Pumping for Love, which will follow Emilio as he travels the country “in search of love.”
“I am tired of these fake Italian girls,” said Emilio, who dated Snooki (real name Nicole Polizzi) for four months. “I want a real guid-ette who can speak Italian, so we are prepared to take my search from Hollywood, Calif., to the streets of Howard Beach in Queens, N.Y.”
TELL US – WILL YOU BE TUNING IN FOR FIST PUMPING FOR LOVE?
First comes fame, then comes the pitfalls of fame. It seems Jersey Shore’s Snooki is now experiencing the later as RadarOnline is reporting that nude photos and videos of the 21 year old reality star have now gone up for sale.
According to Radar, Snooki, real name Nicole Polizzi, is featured in the self-snapped nude photos and video that are currently being shopped around to various media outlets.
It seems RadarOnline has seen these photos and according to them, Snooki took the steamy shots and footage herself, appears in her bedroom in one photo, kneeling with one hand on the floor and the other grabbing her bed frame. And according to Radar, another photo is simply too raunchy to describe.
Snooki is however denying this as she took to her twitter page yesterday to post the following – “Idk [I don't know] where radar online comes up with their stories … weirdos.” She continued, “Like i said before about my supposed ‘sex tape’…There are no nude pictures nor will there ever be. the tabloids just love snook gossip ;]”
RadarOnline is however certain the photos are indeed of Snooki. Just last week, Radar also reported nude photos of castmember J-Woww were also being shopped around.
In other Shore news, TMZ is reporting the second season which is now scheduled to begin filming in March, will be filmed at a new location. Evidently, the Jersey Shore is too cold at this time of the year, and MTV is looking into other locations to film season 2. TMZ also confirms that search has expanded out of the country, as MTV Producers have called the cast members to make sure they have valid passports.
TELL US – WHAT LOCATION WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE JERSEY SHORE 2 FILMED?
The Jersey Shorecast is proof that all publicity is good publicity, as the strong and loud criticism from lawmakers and Italian groups has only helped propel the show and it’s cast into being very popular. Plus with the very high ratings, the show will certainly be returning for a 2nd season.
The entire cast of Jersey Shore spent some time in Los Angeles recently, and paid a visit to the Chelsea Lately show during their LA stay. Though Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino clashed on last week’s episode of the shore when he made fun of her “rolls,” the two seem to have now kissed and made up, literally. As previews for tonight’s finale episode show the two hooking up in a hot-tub.
It seems their new found “friendship” might have continued post show when on E!’s Chelsea Lately, host Chelsea Handler asked Snooki and The Situation if they’ve hooked up. “Yeah, yeah, yeah,” he replied. But it’s not a big deal according to Snooki. “It’s not awkward at all,” she said. “If I wanna make out with him right now, I can. It’s not weird.”
The Situation also clarified what “hooking up” means. “On the show, it’s just a kiss,” he said. “But sometimes, on the road, it’s a little more than that. We save the special stuff for on the road,” he jokingly said. When asked if he’s gotten luckier with the ladies since appearing on the show, he smiled. “I like to think [I was popular with women] before the show,” he said. “But after the show, it’s been a Situation.”
The cast also hit up West Hollywood hot spot Voyeur, during which Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio said they partied with Lindsay Lohan and “Lindsay’s mom,” Dina. They were however the most star struck when they met Leonardo DiCaprio.
“It was weird, ‘cuz we were with Kevin Connelly the whole night, and he took us over to his VIP table, and there was someone with a hat pulled down, and it was Leo,” he said. “All of a sudden, he looks up and goes ‘GTL, baby!’ And I was like ‘Yeah!’”
“GTL” is Jersey Shore-slang for “Gym, tan, laundry.”
There are also talks of Snooki, the break out star of the show, getting her own reality show. According to Snooki, she has received numerous offers to have her own reality or dating show.
“Definitely there is no set thing, but it has been talked about,” Snooki told UsMagazine. “I got offers from VH1 and other reality networks,” said Snooki, 21.
Tonight’s episode of MTV’s hit show Jersey Shore will feature another run in with the law. This time around, it involves cast member Ronnie Magro, who was arrested back in September after getting into a fight with another man in front of MTV’s cameras.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was arrested on Sept. 4 for aggravated assault for striking a man with a closed fist. Ronnie, 24, tells PEOPLE that though the charges have now been dismissed, he did spend a few hours in jail, had a mug shot taken and paid about $600 for bail.
Ronnie claims he was provoked while he was walking home from a bar with Snooki and their costar Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola. According to Ronnie, the other person involved in the fight was being disrespectful to his friends, shouted “racist” remarks at their African-American security guards and might have spat on him. He however regrets the incident, “I definitely felt out of place,” he says of being in jail. “It’s definitely a place I never want to go back to again. Definitely a lesson learned.”
Still A Couple – In other news, Ronnie and his girlfriend from the show, Sammie Sweetheart are surprisingly still going strong. The pair confirms to PEOPLE that they are indeed still together and care very much for each other. “I care about her deeply and I see it going for a long time,” Ronnie says. “I don’t really want to jinx anything [but] I love being with her. I have a best friend that’s my girlfriend, which is really hard to find.”
Adds Sammie: “I’m very happy and content with my life right now. Things are just amazing and I’m just gonna go with it.”
Jenni “J-WOWW” Farley, has also reconciled with her boyfriend Tom, despite cheating on him with costar DJ Pauly D on the show. Jenni says all is well with their relationship and he moved in four months ago.
And finally, the ladies of the show stripped off their 5035 20 pounds of make up for a makeunder photo-shoot courtesy of In Touch magazine.
From left to right, Jenni “J-Woww” Farley, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola — who swear by eyeliner, bronzer, and lip gloss — ditched their make up for the shoot. Must say Snooki looks the best, she should consider making this look permanent.
Even though a lot of people don’t seem to be fans of MTVs controversial show Jersey Shore, the ratings still continue to rise. Some companies including Domino’s and Dell have pulled their advertising, reports Usmagazine. However, one of the stars of the show isn’t keeping quiet amidst all the controversy, instead the Jersey Shore starNicole Polizzi (a.k.a. “Snooki“) is saying people who aren’t interested in watching the show should stay away.
“I just have one thing to say to Domino’s, Dell, UNICO and all the other haters out there,” she yelled. “F*** you! If you don’t want to watch, don’t watch. Just shut the hell up! I’m serious… F*** you!”
The controversial MTV reality show follows a group of 20 something year old Italians as they live and work on the Garden State’s shoreline. The Italian-American organization (UNICO) claims that the show perpetuates negative stereotypes and should be pulled off the air. They also want sponsors to boycott the series.
“She is not an embarrassment to Italian Americans — she is actually an embarrassment to the entire human race!!!!” UNICO released in a statement.
In addition to UNICO and advertisers bashing the MTV series, the New Jersey beach town also released a statement saying it doesn’t “solicit” or “promote” the filming of Jersey Shore.
One thing is for sure, if ratings continue to increase like they have then this shore isn’t going off the air anytime soon.
In other news, the Jersey Shore cast received a makeover from Life&Style magazine. The photo of the cast is below –