Jersey Shore

UK Jersey Shore spin-off planned

MTV UK has greenlit a British spin-off of reality series Jersey Shore which will be centred in Newcastle in the north of the UK. The series will be called Geordie Shore and will aim to “bring the personality of the North East alive to viewers in the UK and around the world.”

Rove to return to TV

Australian TV presenter Rove McManus will return to TV in a new LA-based series which will broadcast on Australia’s pay-TV network, Foxtel. McManus will host the talkshow, Rove LA, which will feature celebrity guests and various comedy acts in a similar style to his previous show which ended in 2009.

Sponsors pull ads from US Skins

Subway has become the fourth major sponsor to pull its advertising from MTV in the US during new teen series Skins. Taco Bell and Wrigley are among the other major companies who have bailed from the show which has caused a stir in the US following its premiere this month, due to its depiction of teenage sex and drug-taking.

De Niro drama pilot ordered

A new pilot has been ordered by American network CBS which is being produced by Robert De Niro. The pilot centres on six new recruits to the New York Police Department and their struggles to balance their jobs with their personal lives.

New Jersey’s most recognizable housemates are reunited and returning to Seaside Heights – where the fist-pumping magic began and a pop culture phenomenon was born.

The second season of MTV’s hit reality series “Jersey Shore” resumes on Wednesday, January 26 at 9:30pm with 13 all-new episodes.

This outrageous and hilarious dysfunctional family goes back to work at the tee-shirt shop, kicks back in their original shore house and picks up right where it left off.

Even though they’re still experiencing some fallout from “the note” in Miami, nothing can stop the family dinners, G.T.L and gorilla hunting that have bonded them from the beginning.

All seven roomies agree they are glad to be back and that Angelina is gone. Too bad none of them know Snooki has invited her BFF Deena Nicole Cortese to fill the void!  This cast is about to double their pleasure because like her diminutive, fireball bestie Snooki, Deena is going to prove that big fun and big drama continue to come in small packages. More zany and entertaining than ever, these roommates are going to hit the boardwalk, beat up the beat in the club and continue to prove that while you can summer a lot of places – the Jersey Shore is truly unforgettable.

Cortese, 23, describes herself as “class in a glass” and “party in a body” and if possible, she plans to bring even more partying to the hit series.  

Cortese joins the original cast members which include Snooki, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Ronnie Magro, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, Paul “DJ Pauly D” Del Vecchio and Vinny Guadagnino.

“Jersey Shore” is a reality series that reveals the often surprising and hilarious hi-jinks of eight young adults who share a shore house in popular East Coast summer hot spots. Fights ensue and love triangles are formed, as the cast juggles their work scheduleS and take advantage of the Jersey Shore’s nightlife. Beyond the tanning, muscles and fist pumping, viewers learn there is more to this cast as they form a loyalty and bond that will last beyond their months partying at the shore.

“Jersey Shore” is Executive Produced by Sally Ann Salsano from 495 Productions. Jacquelyn French is Executive Producer for MTV.  Chris Linn is Executive in Charge of Production for MTV. Concept created by Anthony Beltempo. 

 “Jersey Shore Uncensored: Season Two” is available now on DVD where fans can relive all the fist-pumping, smashing and grenade battles from the first half of the season like it’s their first time.

There’s a new guidette in the house…and she’s ready to party!  Deena Nicole Cortese, a long-time friend of show favorite Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, has joined the cast of Jersey Shore for Season 3.

Cortese joins the original cast members which include Snooki, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Ronnie Magro, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, Paul “DJ Pauly D” Del Vecchio and Vinny Guadagnino.

Cortese, 23, describes herself as “class in a glass” and “party in a body.” There’s no word on whether she, too, has a Snooki-esque nickname. If possible, she plans to bring even more partying to the hit series. “I bring a lot of energy into the house,” she said.  “I party.”

Don’t miss the New Zealand Premiere – Wednesday 26th January @ 9.30pm (SKY Channel 014).

Talk of new Underbelly series

There is talk of a new Underbelly series for 2011 being set in Sydney during the 1920s, a time when crooks armed themselves with razors as opposed to handguns. The buzz is around a new season of the Channel Nine series featuring gangs of razor-wielding crooks who operated in the Darlinghurst/Kings Cross area during a time when pistol licensing laws made it easier for crims to choose blades over bullets.

Writer accuses MTV of stealing Jersey Shore concept

A television writer has accused MTV of stealing his idea for reality shore Jersey Shore from a 2006 pitch he called Guidos: The Reality Series. Christopher Gambale is claiming that MTV used his idea of portraying stereotypical Italians without credit, but MTV is hitting back by saying that his idea was not original.

Uni offers course on The Wire

A Baltimore university has begun offering a course based on critically acclaimed drama series The Wire. The John Hopkins University has launched the class which uses the show as a base to explore issues affecting US cities including drug use and crime with guest lecturers including the show’s creator David Simon.

Ugly Betty actor claims God was involved in murder

The former Ugly Betty actor who killed his mother last week with a samurai sword has insisted he was “doing the work of God”. Michael L. Brea has claimed that voices in his head ordered him to attack his mum after a “demon” took her soul.  

Hamish and Andy apologise following TV stunt

Australian TV comedians Hamish and Andy have apologised following a stunt for a new TV special which saw them dress in gorilla suits and frolic in a public zoo, playing with golf clubs and remote control cars. Several zoo patrons were fooled by the stunt despite the presence of cameras and signs warning of the filming in progress and later complained to zoo management.

Underbelly actor arrested on drugs charges

A former Underbelly and Home and Away actor has been arrested on cannabis charges following a raid on his home which saw several plants and bags of the drug found. Alan Cinis, who featured in the third season of Underbelly, was charged with four offences and now faces losing his place on the local council.

Brits employ octopus to predict X Factor result 

The Brits have employed the help of what they call a “distant relative” of Paul the Psychic Octopus in an attempt to predict the outcome of the latest season of The X Factor. The new octopus was born in the same tank as the original one was in Weymouth and is expected to be employed to predict other things leading up to Christmas.

Richie comedy pilot picked up

A new comedy pilot featuring Nicole Richie has been picked up by American network ABC. Details of the show are not available yet but it is expected that it will be focussing on a professional woman of some kind.

Canada launches Jersey Shore spin-off

A new reality show kicking off in Canada soon is billed to be far wilder than current MTV series Jersey Shore. The series, entitled Lake Shore, follows a group of eights partygoers as they fritter away their youth in a drunken haze of idiocy.

Top Gear host describes the show as a “sitcom”

Top Gear host James May has described the show as a sitcom nowadays as opposed to the motoring show it once was. May expressed his frustration that him and his co-hosts Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond have to play “characters” on the BBC and that often the trio’s technical expertise is sacrificed in favour of comedic setups and challenges.

Love Hewitt plans TV return

Jennifer Love Hewitt is lining up plans to return to TV following the cancellation of The Ghost Whisperer. The actress is planning to develop a half-hour comedy titled Bad Taste in Men along with a romantic comedy project. 

Vosloo joins Bones

The Mummy and 24 actor Arnold Vosloo is joining crime series Bones for a recurring role in the show’s next season. The actor, whoplayed terrorist Habib Marwan in the fourth season of 24, will play a villain on Bones.

MTV forced to apologise for Jersey Shore scene 

MTV has had to apologise to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation following a scene on a Jersey Shore special. One of the male cast members was filmed flirting with a nightclub patron who his friends described as a “tranny”.  GLAAD described the segment as “one of the most blatantly transphobic scenes aired anywhere on television in the last few years.”

Spielberg series hits trouble

Steven Spielberg’s latest big-budget TV series Terra Nova is said to be blowing out way over budget already during its current production in Australia. Along with creative disagreements, the pilot is said to be already $10m over budget.

Big Bang writer cover Cuoco’s injury

The writers of The Big Bang Theory will cover up actress Kaley Cuoco’s recent leg injury by writing her character Penny into the existing storyline as a bartender. Cuoco missed several episodes of the comedy series due to her broken leg.

E! to screen rock stars’ wives series

E! Channel will launch a new series which focuses on the lives of rock stars’ wives. Married To Rock will centre on the other halves of well-known rock stars such as ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell and Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens.

De Niro cop drama picked up

Robert De Niro has reportedly sold his new police drama Rookies to a network in the States. The actor is producing the series through his company Tribeca Productions alongside The Wire’s writer Richard Price.

The Situation gets boot from DWTS

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino may be top dog on MTV’s Jersey Shore but the reality star has been knocked down a peg or two overnight after getting eliminated from the American version of Dancing with the Stars. The judges described his efforts as a “terrible mess” and “consistently bad”.

MTV Networks will close its New Zealand offices in December this year and run its operations out of Sydney.

MTV Networks, whose portfolio includes MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, will still run on Sky TV in NZ but will no longer operate out of Auckland.

All of MTV NZ’s 23 staff will be left to look for alternate employment, with the exception of presenters Jay Reeve and Amber Peebles who MTV claim are “still very much part of the family”.

Spokesperson Polly Stevens said: “Right now we are working through with them what the implications of this agreement means, but certainly it will be our intention that they will be working with us in our top projects in the future.”

Ms Stevens said the decision to merge with Australia comes down to the similarities in scheduling and content.

“The logical next step for us was to service one feed … that covers Australia and New Zealand marketplaces.

“Like any business, this is about growth and doing the right thing for the organisation.”

Management and staff will be meeting tomorrow to discuss the process.

Source: Stuff

The cast of Jersey Shore poke fun at the controversy surrounding Katy Perry’s cut scene from Sesame Street by launching a new “DVD” for children on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Jersey Shore cast member Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s iPhone app has hit the top 10 list on iTunes.

Sorrentino, who is currently taking part in Dancing with the Stars in the US, released the app which plays to his signature GTL (Gym, Tan, Laundry) routine.

The app features an ab work-out routine, a video game called Grenade Dodger, audio quotes from Jersey Shore and a GTL finder that locates nearby gyms, tanning salons and laundries.

Fans can purchase the app, which is featured in the top ten-grossing international apps following its Thursday release last week, on iTunes for $US4.99.

Source: Digital Spy