Posts Tagged ‘guidette’

Will MTV Rename ‘Jersey Shore,’ Since The Second Season Won’t Be in Jersey?

January 30, 2010

They're coming back this summer, but they won't be in Jersey

We were dreading heading out early this morning, in 9 degree weather, to go to the gym. It doesn’t open until 7 a.m., and it was 6:30, so we decided to check our e-mail.

Lo and behold, at about 1:30 a.m. Eastern Time MTV had issued a press release saying it had greenlit a second season of “Jersey Shore.” That’s a real lid lifter for you. We quickly wrote it up for NewJerseyNewsroom.com.

We were amused to see that the 12 new episodes, which will air this summer, will not only not be shot in Seaside Heights, they won’t even be shot in Jersey. The press release didn’t disclose the new location that will infested by the unlovable and annoying self-proclaimed “guidos” and “guidettes” of the cast.

The ghastly “Jersey Shore” crew, who actually may not be as dumb as they act, had been holding out for more dough, reportedly $10,000 an episode, from MTV. They were negotiating as a group, the tack that the cast of “Friends” used to get big pay bumps. Our guess is that the Jersey group managed to wring some extra dollars out of Viacom.

“Jersey Shore” certainly has been a bit hit for MTV, and for the man who made it possible: MTV president of programming Tony DiSanto. In a prior post, we said we wanted to hunt down the MTV exec who approved “Jersey Shore.” And we questionned whether Midwesterners knew what a “guido” was.

Well, now we know DiSanto is the exec behind the show. And we’re sure most of America knows what a guido is now, thanks to MTV.

“Jersey Shore” may be a breakout show, and a pop culture phenomenon, but we still hate it. And we’d still like to hunt down DiSanto.

Here is his canned quote about the second season renewal:

“Our audience has fallen in love with ‘Jersey Shore’ and its amazing cast who have really grown together as a family. That bond gives the show its heart, and we’re thrilled to reunite these friends to bring fans more of what they love — laughs, love, drama and of course, GTL.”

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MTV ‘Jersey Shore’ Episode Where ‘Snooki’ Gets Punched Adds Fuel To Call For Boycott Of Show, New York Tabloids Report

December 10, 2009

MTV screen grabs from New York Post report on the punch episode

MTV’s “Jersey Shore” is back tonight, and the debate over the sleazy show continues, at least in the Big Apple media.

The New York Times, New York Daily News and New York Post all have follow-up stories Thursday on the reality show, with the latest rub being that one of the self-proclaimed “guidettes” in the cast, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, gets punched by some jerk at a bar in the Dec. 17 episode.

MTV plans to run a PSA after that installment saying that violence against women is a crime, and providing the number for the National Teen Dating Hotline, according to the News.

UNICO, an Italian American group, is calling for advertisers to boycott the show. So far, Domino’s Pizza and American Family Insurance have pulled their ads from “Jersey Shore,” the Post and Daily News reported Thursday.

The New York Times did a story on “Jersey Shore” in its “Our Towns” column. The piece quotes a guy we’d like to get in touch with, Robert Galinsky, who coaches reality-TV performers at the New York Reality TV School.

He postulates that our beloved Garden State has become “reality central” because of its diverse and feisty population, who’ve “got that chip on their shoulder because of New York,” he tells The Times.

Los Angeles Times Offers Glossary Of ‘Jersey Shore’ Vocabulary, Including ‘Guido,’ ‘Guidette’ And ‘The Situation’

December 9, 2009

You may be sick of hearing about MTV’s controversial “Jersey Shore,” but we aren’t sick of writing about it. Or at last telling you what others are writing about it.

The Los Angeles Times’s “Ministry of Gossip” blog has a fresh take on “Jersey Shore.”

The story is different because it includes a very amusing glossary of “Jersey Shore vocabulary.” We agree with the “down the shore” entry. We don’t buy into some of the others, but we guess those younger folks use them.

For example, there is “poundin’ it out” for sex and “vibin'” for hitting on a member of the opposite sex. The Ministry also offers official definitions of “guido” and “guidette.”