May 15, 2010
MTV's surreality show Jersey Shore is already one of the nastiest things a bunch of New Yorkers has done in New Jersey since Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in Weehawken. It's grotesque, depressing, and, frankly, hard to stop watching. But is it a crime? That's now officially a matter of debate. Last week saw the filing of the third lawsuit alleging that the show amounts to a criminal enterprise under the state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law (RICO)
January 22, 2010 |
Sea Isle City, resume patrol. MTV's Jersey Shore reality show has not decided to relocate Snooki and the gang to your town this summer. Not that Sea Isle wants them. Rumors flew from Cape May County to Los Angeles yesterday that the attention-grabbing series, whose finale debuted last night, would transfer operations to a beach house way down the Shore, in Sea Isle. Though having Snooki Polizzi at Sea Isle's Ocean Drive nightspot seemed like a natural - with Bryen, lead singer of club favorite Mr. Greengenes, belting cover tunes - Mayor Len Desiderio said he wanted nothing to do with the cast of self-described Guidos and Guidettes, whose stay in Seaside Heights, last summer has been chronicled blow by blow, drink by drink, on the show.
January 5, 2010 |
The view from behind the sizzling grill at Pat's King of Steaks isn't much to speak of. But it does provide a good sight line of the mural above the empty lot across South Ninth Street - the one with the likenesses of Fabian, Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon, and other native pop stars. Josh Colon has spent nearly a decade working at the South Philadelphia cheesesteak mecca, developing mad spatula skills while asking customers, "You want that wid? Or widout?" Now he's ready to try life on the other side of the Plexiglas, to maybe etch his own face on the musical Wall of Fame.
December 24, 2009 |
To some who know it well, this Ocean County beach town is known, not so affectionately, as "Sleazeside. " It's the summer playground for bored city kids who pack boardwalk bars and nightspots looking for drunken debauchery and quick hookups. When the revelry turns to rivalry, fueled by the alcohol-all-the-time vibe, the place becomes "Seaside Fights. " And if you live in neighboring Seaside Park, you never, ever fail to tell an out-of-towner that you're not from here. Home is "the Park," not "the Heights.
August 31, 2009 |
TWO ADDICTION experts weighed in on the Friday death of DJ AM (aka Adam Goldstein) over the weekend Dr. Drew "Celebrity Rehab" Pinsky said Saturday that pain medications likely led DJ AM away from sobriety. "It very slowly and subtly reawakens addiction," Pinsky said of pain medication. "I'm not saying it was inappropriately prescribed; I'm saying he didn't know the risks. " AM was found dead in his Manhattan apartment Friday evening. A crack pipe and prescription pills were also found, said a law-enforcement official, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
August 27, 2009 |
The Andorra/Roxborough crowd is abuzz with speculation that new Philadelphia Eagle Michael Vick has bought a seven-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath house on nearly three-quarters of an acre in the Andorra section that's on the market for $1.3 million. So abuzz that TV crews showed up the other night on a quiet street that backs up to Fairmount Park. But any sale is news to Rana Bakhtiari , the Realtor who has the listing. "There are no offers on the table," she said. "There's been a lot of interest.
June 26, 2009 |
Michael Jackson, 50, the dazzlingly talented Motown child star and pop innovator who defined the MTV era with his massively successful 1982 album Thriller, and remained a worldwide icon even as his achievements as an entertainer were overshadowed by child-molestation charges and personal eccentricities, died yesterday in Los Angeles. Mr. Jackson, the songwriter and scintillating performer who proclaimed himself the "King of Pop," and whose appearance and skin color altered dramatically over the course of more than 40 years in show business, was rushed to the hospital from his home in Los Angeles yesterday.
June 26, 2009 |
Michael Jackson, 50, the dazzlingly talented Motown child star and pop innovator who defined the MTV era with his massively successful 1982 album Thriller , and remained a worldwide icon even as his achievements as an entertainer were overshadowed by child-molestation charges and personal eccentricities, died yesterday in Los Angeles. Mr. Jackson, the songwriter and scintillating performer who proclaimed himself the "King of Pop," and whose appearance and skin color altered dramatically over the course of more than 40 years in show business, was rushed to the hospital from his home in Los Angeles yesterday.
November 19, 2008 |
Battery charges for 'Suge' The Clark County, Nev., District Attorney's Office yesterday filed battery and drug charges against Marion "Suge" Knight, 43, stemming from an incident in August when Las Vegas cops arrested the Death Row Records founder for allegedly beating his girlfriend. Suge's lawyer has yet to comment. Kidman to abandon us? Alabaster goddess Nicole Kidman yesterday told reporters in Sydney that she might leave acting: "In terms of my future as an actor and stuff, I don't know.
June 28, 2008 |
M?tley Cr?e announced this week that they were pulling out of their seemingly stalled deal with MTV to make a film of the band's 2001 memoir, The Dirt. "MTV has become bogged down in its own way," bass player Nikki Sixx said. "It's a channel that used to be hip and has now actually become unhip. " OK, first things first: M?tley Cr?e is back? Man, those headbangers will not die. They'll probably survive the next Ice Age. The only remnant of humanity will be Tommy Lee, chasing a bunch of penguins across an ice floe, clacking his drumsticks.