All these shows have one thing in common: constantly maxing out the drama to get the highest ratings. But this comes at a price: whether it's getting the latest Gucci shoes or the handsome pilot with a heart of gold, these shows constantly show people behaving at their worst. They usually ensure that there's plenty of booze to loosen tongues, and plenty of drama—real or artificial—to keep the show moving. But at the end of the day, are those models of behavior we want people to emulate?
Last Thursday, we and 5.3 million others welcomed back our favorite fist-pumpers—only this time they're GTL'ing on the shores of Miami. If the premiere was but a slice of the upcoming guido cake, we're bound to love this season even more than the last. There's just something about the abnormally tan cast that keeps winning us over time and time again. With help from a recent Rolling Stone exclusive tell-all, we found 5 quotes that might explain why we fell for Italy’s finest. And if maybe we acted more like them (minus getting arrested for disorderly conduct), someone could fall for us, too.
If you've been watching MTV's Jersey Shore, maybe you can understand how a reasonably intelligent Italian-American woman from New Jersey, who lives within miles of the shooting location, might want to pretend to be someone else for a while. The fear of being lumped with characters like Snooki, whose "ultimate goal is to move to Jersey and find a nice juiced, hot, tan guy," is a great motivator for change.
How do you know when it's time to break up? Jersey Shore's Snooki points us in the right direction, kind of.
Despite her fluorescent orange skin and charmingly abrasive personality, Jersey Shore's Snooki is single and tired of it. (For the record, she broke up with her last boyfriend Emilio Antonio back in April.) Snooki even told reporters that she wants to move to the Bronx after she's done filming the second season of Jersey Shore, so that she can meet some guys. "There's loads of Guidos there, and I might meet a nice one out walking the dog or something," she told to the New York Post. However, if the latest report about her is true, Snooki may want to look for places in Toronto. According to Page Six, Canadian rapper Drake was spotted flirting with Snooki recently backstage at the MuchMusic Video awards in his hometown of Toronto and even invited her to come to his after-party.
Remember when everyone was a Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, or Samantha? Well, now that the first season of scandal-fest reality TV Jersey Shore is over, it's high time to see where you would fit in in Guidette World. Maybe you don't wear hair extensions and Ed Hardy makes you hurl, but haven't we all brought home a few grenades? Read on to see whether you're most like Snooki, Sammi, J-WOWW, or Angelina "Jolie."
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I finally watched the MTV trash hit Jersey Shore (like how I used "trash" instead of "smash"?), but I'm having a harder and harder time believing that you can find someone who would qualify as an "intellectual" in a bar or lounge or club scenario. Not everyone is interested in dating, chatting or fooling around with an "intellectual." Let's be clear, a smarty and an intellectual are not the same thing (no son los mismos cosas). A smart person is good at figuring things out and solving problems (if not getting in adventures). An intellectual is generally smart and knowledgeable (generally called book smarts*). And they're generally in the know about stuff like current events, literature, the arts and usually one specific area of science. Periodically, an intellectual, particularly the male of the species, can trend towards blowhardism.
Living together in a really tiny apartment. How to be a bad boyfriend. Chaps who go to all-boys schools become bad boyfriends, usually. What the contents of her purse mean. Learning love from the Jersey Shore. Surprising stats about sex and fidelity. Joy Behar says Rachel Utichel is a hooker (more or less). Maybe monogamy is the unusual thing, hmmm? Delving into the meaning of mixed tapes. Alienation of affection. Loving her feet and disclosing a foot fetish. When you discover someone who is almost, nearly "the one." And why didn't he call you back?