Jersey Shore

Underbelly movie cast

Several familiar actors and actresses have been cast in a new Underbelly tele-movie in Australia set to dramatise the 1998 murders of two Victorian police officers. Home and Away’s Todd Lasance and Paul O’Brien will join Neighbours Annie Jones and Blue Heelers’ Jane Allsop and Greg Stone in the new project which began filming today in Melbourne.

Lion man’s new series

Lion Man Craig Busch is filming a new wildlife series in Africa which is set for an international release. With his previous NZ-based series The Lion Man performing well overseas, Busch is looking to export again with several broadcasters interested already, including the UK.

3D rugby in cinemas?

Event Cinemas is looking into providing 3D coverage of next year’s Rugby World Cup to kiwi viewers. However the decision will come down to the IRB and whether or not they deem it feasible for the technology to be used for a sport with the popularity of rugby.

Too much Italian on Jersey Shore

MTV have pledged to filter out the use of Italian references in the new reality series Jersey Shore after receiving a number of complaints. An Italian-American group have met with producers of the show and voiced their concern over the heavy Italian focus in what they call “trash television”.

The wait is over! Hollywood’s most anticipated night has arrived as MTV News is set to deliver a title wave of “Jersey Shore” exclusive content live from the 2010 Movie Awards red carpet. 

From 7.30pm on Monday 7th June, MTV New Zealand, SKY Channel 014, will air the “Jersey Shore Blow-Out At The MTV Movie Awards” pre-show as the entire cast of “Jersey Shore” appear live on the red carpet.  Snooki, Pauly, Jenni, Mike, Angelina, Sammi, Ronnie and Vinny will be on hand to present the world with the first 10 minutes of the highly anticipated “Jersey Shore” Season 2. 

Viewers will see never-before-seen footage of the cast as they leave behind the northeast cold and prepare for a drama-filled road trip to Miami, Florida.  “Jersey Shore” Season 2 will premiere on MTV New Zealand in September.
 
In addition, devoted fans will be treated to a surprise as MTV debuts the new music video for “I Like It,” performed by Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull. The video stars the cast of “Jersey Shore” and marks the debut of the first single off the upcoming Jersey Shore Soundtrack (releasing in New Zealand through Universal Music on July 19th). 

Inspired by the breakout hit series, the soundtrack will include original tracks from some of today’s hottest artists including Lil Jon, LMFAO, Taio Cruz and Akon.  LMFAO will be the celebrity DJ on the red carpet.
 
If that’s still not enough Jersey Shore, the hit series’ “queen of the poof” Snooki will be working double duty as she joins the MTV News team — Sway and Tim Kash — as a guest correspondent to interview the night’s biggest honorees, nominees, performers and presenters live from the red carpet.  With Snooki on live TV, viewers can expect more unfiltered questions and unpredictable, OMG red carpet moments than ever before.
 
In time for the Movie Awards, MTV will provide iPhone users with an update to the just released MTV News app that will provide exclusive behind-the-scenes mobile access to this year’s Movie Awards.  Fans will be able to stream live video of the red carpet construction as of June 3rd, and watch video highlights from past Movie Awards. Day-of the Movie Awards, users can toggle between seven live-streaming cameras, showcasing live footage of everything from Red Carpet arrivals and Backstage happenings, to the celebrity-studded post party. Post-show, users can view video clips of the best moments from this year’s show, as well as enjoy extensive event coverage from MTV News.
 
As previously announced, movie megastars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, the cast of “The Grown Ups” including Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Aubrey Plaza, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Steve Carell, Miranda Cosgrove, Shaun White, Vanessa Hudgens, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Russell Brand are confirmed to present popcorn statues.

In addition, Christina Aguilera will return to the “Movie Awards” stage for a highly anticipated performance from her explosive new album Bionic and Katy Perry will perform her hit summer anthem “California Gurls,” the first single from her forthcoming album Teenage Dream.

Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock will be on hand to receive the esteemed MTV Generation Award. Viewers will also be treated to an exclusive scene from the upcoming summer blockbuster “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” during the show while a member of “The Twilight Saga” wolf pack hits the red carpet. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” cast member Chaske Spencer will serve as the official MTV International 2010 MTV Movie Awards guest red carpet correspondent as part of a special edition of “MTV At The Movies,” which will bring audiences outside the United States closer to the biggest names in the industry and the most talked about moments as part of MTV’s global coverage of the “2010 MTV Movie Awards.”
 
The 2010 MTV Movie Awards will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV’s global network of 64 channels reaching 641 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world.
 
The 2010 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Aziz Ansari, will broadcast from Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on MTV New Zealand, SKY Channel 014, from 7.30pm.

Summer Wine runs dry

The Last of the Summer Wine, believed to be the longest running TV sitcom in history, will finally end after 31 seasons. The BBC show has run for 37 years but will end after its 31st season this year says BBC1 controller Jay Hunt. Unfortunately, many of the original cast will not be around to celebrate the show’s send-off, as several have since passed away.

CSI loses Vassey

CSI will lose one of its star lab staff with news that Liz Vassey is leaving the series after her contract was not renewed. Vassey, who plays Wendy on the show, will leave at the end of the current season. In related news, Laurence Fishburne’s CSI contract has been extended through the 2010-11 season.

Christian character for Glee

A Christian character is set to be introduced to the cast of hit series Glee, says the show’s creator Ryan Murphy. Murphy has said: “We’ve taken a couple jabs at the right wing this year, so what I want to do with this character is have someone who Christian kids and parents can recognise and say, ‘Oh, look—I’m represented there, too!’ If we’re trying to form a world of inclusiveness, we’ve got to include that point of view as well.”

Patrick Stewart knighted

British actor Patrick Stewart has been knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace yesterday. The 69-year-old Star Trek actor was recognised for his career which has spanned over five decades on the big and small screens. Supposedly the Queen herself is a fan of Stewart’s work.

Charlie Sheen to do time

Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen is reportedly set to serve time in jail for a misdemeanour offense. The sitcom actor is expected to plead guilty to the charge and will most likely spend a paltry 30 days behind bars.  The jail stay will affect Two and a Half Men shooting as the time will be served during the sitcom’s hiatus.

The Hoff heading back to soap

David Hasselhoff has signed on to reprise his role on daytime soap The Young and the Restless. The 57-year-old actor, best known for his beachside gallivanting on Baywatch, will return to the soap as Dr William ‘Snapper’ Foster for a week in the US summer. Hasselhoff will be joined by his daughter Taylor Ann who is making her acting debut on the show.

Jersey Shore preview

Fans of MTV series Jersey Shore should be watching the upcoming 2010 MTV Movie Awards as the show’s cast are tipped to be presenting an exclusive preview of the second season of the new reality series during the red carpet coverage at the event.

Sanjeev returns

Sanjeev Bhaskar, best known for his role in English series The Kumars at Number 42, is set to return to screens in a new BBC drama. The actor will play a Dr Prem Patel in the series entitled The Indian Doctor which focuses on his character in 1960s Wales.

Christian group slams JC

Christian advocacy group Citizens Against Religious Bigotry are furious with the new Comedy Central project JC which features Jesus as an ordinary guy trying to make it in New York. The group has slammed the network for attacking Christianity in the new sitcom, saying they will boycott the series and any companies who advertise during it.

JERSEY SHORE premieres on MTV NZ March 30th, 9.30pm SKY DIGITAL Channel 014

Snooki, JWWOW, DJ Pauly D, Ronnie, Sweetheart, Vinnie, Angelina and ‘The Situation’ come to our shores with their tanning beds, press on nails, hair gel and totally ‘into themselves’ attitude.

The seaside fist-pumping, open-shirt wearing, bling-blinging self proclaimed ‘guidos’ and ‘guidettes’ in Jersey Shore are coming to MTV NZ in March.

Jersey Shore is a reality show that follows eight Italian-American housemates who spend their summer on the New Jersey Shore, capturing all the action as they live, work and party-it-up. Think Sopranos meets Laguna Beach; this is a reality show that has got balls!

“It’s a runaway American dream where the highway’s jammed with broken guidos on a last-chance hair-gel drive” Rolling Stone January 2010

The girls know how to fight while the men all try to out-vain each other with their lip gloss, hair gel, tans and muscle shirts. The girls have a rather refreshing view on body image – preferring to sink beer and eat Doritos than stress out about being a size zero. The difference between the girls in Jersey Shore and MTV’s The Hills is that the Jersey girls have each others backs, these ‘guidettes’ will kill for one another.

The popularity of the season was witnessed when the U.S finale of Jersey Shore rated higher than The Jay Leno Show, averaging 4.834 million viewers (Nielsen – US).

Meet the Jersey Shore cast:

Angelina, 22 – Staten Island, NY

If Angelina has something on her mind, it’ll be out of her mouth before you know it. She always has something to say and doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. The question is, how long will her housemates put up with it? She has a new boyfriend and intends on staying faithful–but who knows what the summer will bring.

Jenni “J-WOWW”, 23 – Franklin Square, NY

When Jenni walks into a bar, the guys yell “J-WOWW!” She may have a boyfriend, but down at the Jersey Shore all bets are off. Impulsive and spontaneous, Jenni is a party girl with zero self control. Wherever she goes, drama is sure to follow. But under her tough exterior there is a softer side which makes her the resident big sister.

Mike “The Situation”, 27 – Staten Island, NY

Mike may have a sensitive side, but he has plenty of game to go with it. He knows what he wants from his summer at the Jersey Shore and is not going to let anything stop him from getting it – even his roommates. The way he sees it, he has the situation under control.

Nicole “Snooki”, 21 – Marlboro, NY

Nicole is looking to meet the man of her dreams. When she goes to the gym, she goes in full makeup, hoping to make a splash with all the toned men. Her height has been as much of a strength as it has been an obstacle, and it will color her summer at the Shore in a big way.

DJ Pauly D, 28 – Johnston, RI

Pauly D is Rhode Island’s most well known DJ and keeps a tanning bed in his house. He orders gel by the case and does his hair twice a day–once in the morning and once before hitting the town. For Pauly D, cleanliness is close to godliness, so he is not sure how he’s going to handle living with roommates.

Ronnie, 23 – Bronx, NY

Ronnie might find himself in a brawl or two, but he is a lover who just wants to have a good time. He comes into the house with one rule: Don’t fall in love at the Jersey Shore. But as the summer goes on, he finds rules are meant to be broken.

Sammi “Sweetheart”, 22 – Hazlet, NJ

Sammi has been a serial dater all her life, but she’s now single and loves every minute of it. Her friends call her a sweetheart, but when it comes to guys she is a heartbreaker. Just ask Mike and Ronnie.

Vinny, 21 – Staten Island, NY

Vinny is a self-confessed mama’s boy and natural entertainer. He knows how to get a laugh from everyone he meets. Having just turned 21, Vinny has been waiting for this summer his whole life and is ready for a wild time with no boundaries.

So tune in and check out why this show has incensed sponsors and politicians while becoming an overwhelming hit with the masses! MTV’s Jersey Shore: March 30th, 9.30pm

Snooki, JWWOW, DJ Pauly D, Ronnie, Sweetheart, Vinnie, Angelina and ‘The Situation’ come to our shores with their tanning beds; press on nails, hair gel and totally ‘into themselves’ attitude.

The seaside fist-pumping, open-shirt wearing, bling-blinging self proclaimed ‘guidos’ and ‘guidettes’ in Jersey Shore are coming to MTV NZ in March.

Jersey Shore is a reality show that follows eight Italian- American housemates spending their summer on the New Jersey Shore, capturing all the action as they live, work and party-it-up.  Think Sopranos meets Laguna Beach; this is a reality show that has got balls!

“It’s a runaway American dream where the highway’s jammed with broken guidos on a last-chance hair-gel drive” Rolling Stone January 2010

The girls know how to fight while the men all try to out-vain each other with their lip gloss, hair gel, tans and muscle shirts. The girls have a rather refreshing view on body image – preferring to sink beer and eat Doritos than stress out about being a size zero.  The difference between the girls in Jersey Shore and MTV’s  The Hills is that the Jersey girls have each others backs, these ‘guidettes’ will kill for one another.

The popularity of the season was witnessed when the finale of Jersey Shore rated higher than The Jay Leno Show, averaging 4.834 million viewers (Nielson).

So tune in and check out why this show has incensed sponsors and politicians while becoming an overwhelming hit with the masses!