Snooki has moved out of the Jersey Shore house because she doesn't want to be surrounded by parties.
The pregnant star - who is engaged to Jionni LaValle - is living in an adjacent house as she was worried about what people would think of her if she stayed, but show chiefs believe her change of address will provide new themes for the program to explore.
"It's not a prison. I know she's concerned about the perception of her being a pregnant woman in a party house. I think that's a common experience among a group of friends when somebody gets pregnant. This is an opportunity to see how she deals with it and how the rest of the house deals with it. The show has always been about following what's really happening in their lives," Chris Linn, MTV's executive Vice President of programming and head of production, told Entertainment Weekly.
However, he reassured that fans shouldn't worry about Snooki losing her humor now she is readying for a more sensible path in her life.
The new season of the Jersey Shore, set in Italy instead of Jersey, won’t be anything like the reality show fans have come to know and love. The mayor of Florence, where the show is scheduled to be filmed, has set forth several rules that could completely change everything.
Mayor Matteo Renzi says that cast will not be allowed to be filmed in bars and clubs in which alcohol is served, and cannot be filmed drinking in public. Jersey Shore will not be filmed in a way that promotes Florence, Italy as a “drinking town,” and should be filmed in a way to promote Italy -- featuring culture and food.
Which means we might have to watch scenes of Snooki eating. With luck, MTV will just go ahead and pull the plug on the show right now.
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Looks like that 15 minutes is going to stretch to 30 after all. MTV is moving forward with two new spin-offs from their popular reality series Jersey Shore, and that means Snooki is going to be on TV for awhile longer.
Nicole Polizzi (Snooki) and Jenni Farley (JWoww) will co-star in their own series, while Paul Delvecchio (Pauly D) will headline a series of his own. Both new shows will debut in 2012... ironically, the same year the Mayans predicted the world would end.
Both projects have been ordered to produce 12 episodes and neither is set in the Jersey Shore. Pauly D will take his act on the road “as one of the country’s most in-demand DJs,” according to a press release from MTV. He will “chase his dream with the help of the best friends he grew up with in Rhode Island by his side.” Snooki and JWoww will “deal with life and love when the vacation is over.”
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The cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore is about to become representative of Italian Americans to actual Italians. For Season 4, the cable channel is sending its reality stars to the Old World.
Why the switch? “Europe is a fresh spin on a show that continues to reach new heights for us,” said MTV programming vice president Chris Linn.
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Viewers might have been confused on New Year’s Eve, watching the festivities as recorded by MTV.
Snooki was present in Time Square, along with her fellow Jersey Shore cast members … but wasn’t she supposed to be in New Jersey? The reality star’s ball drop did go on the air as planned -- because it was recorded the night before.
Snooki’s ball was removed from Time Square after officials decided that only one ball would be dropping in New York’s famous block. Instead, the Snooks was dropped in her own hometown of Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
You can watch the entire video above.
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There is only one New Year’s Eve ball that falls in Times Square -- and the city of New York is going to keep it that way.
The official ball drop will be officiated by Mayor Bloomberg and Dick Clark, a staple of the annual event.
MTV announced recently that Snooki, of Jersey Shore fame, would be dropping from a ball during their separate celebration, but the city wouldn’t have it.
Instead, Snooki has been moved, appropriately, to New Jersey. The ball arrived on scene early on Wednesday, with a large “Snooki” spelled out in lights affixed to it.
Who knows? Maybe New Jersey just started their own New Year’s Eve tradition.
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Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this week:
- Archer (Season 1)
- Baccano (Complete Series)
- Battlestar Galatica: Razor **Blu-ray**
- A Charlie Brown Valentine
- Dragonaut: The Resonance (Complete Series)
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Part 3)
- Gintama (Collection 3)
- Jersey Shore (Uncensored) (Season 2)
- River Monsters (Season 2)
- United States of Tara (Season 2)
Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.
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MTV’s transition from music to maternity television is almost complete.
The cable channel, already known for programs like 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, is about to explore another chapter of pregnancy: abortion.
Later this month, MTV will air No Easy Decision, a special focusing on one young woman (Markai) who finds herself pregnant for the second time. (Some may remember Markai, pictured above, as a former face on 16 and Pregnant.)
That documentary will include a discussion between Dr. Drew Pinsky and other ladies who have opted to have an abortion. The program will also address contraception and the "devastating effects of facing such a decision."
No Easy Decision debuts December 28.
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Remember that annoying MTV show where Ashton Kutcher pulled pranks on unsuspecting celebrities and the odd average person?
Rumor has it the cable network is planning to bring Punk’d back—this time, with teen sensation Justin Bieber as host. Sources say that MTV has already approached the 16-year-old singer about relaunching the show that originally debuted on MTV in 2003.
Ashton Kutcher will remain in the Punk’d family, this time serving as executive producer. Kutcher stopped hosting the series in 2007.
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Judging from the unkind comments in his blog, Perez Hilton wasn’t thrilled with Chelsea Handler as the VMA host…but the ratings tell a different tale. Sunday’s broadcast was the highest-rated VMA for MTV since 2002, a fact Handler herself pointed out to Perez on Twitter.
We think the numbers are well-earned. Chelsea Handler got the show off to great start with two very funny opening skits, one featuring a surprise Lindsay Lohan appearance (viewable in the video above). See more of Chelsea’s best VMA moments after the jump.
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