In the first season of Jersey Shore, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was “Snookin’ For Love.” However, during the third season, it appears that she’ll be “Snookin’ For Bail Money” instead. The diminuitive Princess of Poughkeepsie was just arrested by New Jersey police on domestic disturbance charges. Not many details are available right now, but TMZ is reporting that she was bonging beers on the beach all afternoon long. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.
Oh, before we go, FREE SNOOKI!
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The first season of Jersey Shore was, by all accounts, one of the best single seasons in the long and not-so-illustrious history of reality television. Everything about the show — the wildly charismatic cast, the trashtastic locations, the instantly iconic catchphrases — embodied the very concept of catching lightning in a bottle. So when MTV decided to move the cast down to Miami Beach for the show’s second season, the question on everyone’s minds was simple: Would they be able to recreate the magic of that first, gloriously trashy summer in Sleazeside Heights?
Well, after watching the first episode of the show on MTV last night, the answer is … maybe? It’s tough to tell, seeing as how most of the episode was filled with expository slog; we had to wait until the show’s 34th minute to see all of the roommates reunited. Also, we were a bit disappointed that the cast members didn’t get around to discussing their newfound fame and how it’s changed their lives. Remember, as recently as December, nobody in America knew who any of these people were, yet now, even the President is begrudgingly being forced to acknowledge their existence!
Fortunately, Snooki, The Situation, Ron Ron and the gang delivered us some lines worth remembering. Won’t you join us as we count down the Top Ten Catchphrases from the second season of Jersey Shore?
rnrnWe are, we are! We’ve bought all of the ingredients to blend up a killer batch of Ron Ron Juice, we purchased a ten package session at our nearest tanning booth (btw, those new tanning booth new taxes suck, Obama!), and we got our last paycheck in quarters so we’d never have to run out of them at the laundry again. All in preparation for the second season of Jersey Shore, which airs tonight at 10/9 on MTV. rnrnAs a means of celebrating this momentous occasion, celebrity photographer (and probable creep) Terry Richardson released a bunch of new pics today featuring The Situation, DJ Pauly D, Snooki and the rest of the gang. So don’t put your face too close to the monitor when you’re looking at them; you never know what you might catch.rnrn[Photos: Terry Richardson’s Diary]rnrn
We’ve got some interesting updates for you, the loyal Best Week Ever reader, regarding the digital catfight between John Mayer and Rainn Wilson. As you’ll recall, sexual napalm enthusiast John Mayer unleashed an epic tirade on Rainn Wilson on Tumblr last night, one in which Mayer accused Wilson of stealing one of his buddy’s jokes. Well, as you can see above, word quickly made its way to Wilson about the accusations, and he apologized to his 1,981,623 followers — he managed to pick up 281 followers since last night! — on Twitter for the mistake. However, Wilson has yet to update his original post, and commenters on his site have taken him to task for that.
What happened with Mayer, though, is slightly more interesting.
Whether it’s been Joe Rogan vs. Carlos Mencia or Patton Oswalt vs. The Yale Valedictorian Who Plagiarized Him, we here at Best Week Ever have always paid close to the dirty world of joke theft. And now, none other than John Mayer is accusing one Rainn Wilson, the not-so-popular-choice to be the next head of The Office, of thieving one of his friends’ jokes on Twitter!
On a post he wrote on his Tumblr site earlier today titled “Show Your Notes,” John Mayer presented some pretty compelling evidence that Rainn Wilson had stolen a joke that was originally penned by Jordan Rubin and posted to his Twitter account. The original joke, which was originally posted back on April 10 and was viewed over 100,000 times, was a Photoshopped look at Rubin’s inbox, one that was meant to convey how dashing and important Rubin is. Not necessarily hilarious, mind you, but it was something that Mayer claims Rubin worked long and hard on. Then, just yesterday, Wilson posted THE EXACT SAME IMAGE on his Wilson’s Tumblr site without any attribution whatsoever.
The evidence is, as you might expect, below:
We’re hip to the fact that a number of Best Week Ever readers probably weren’t even alive for the great Mall Wars of the late eighties, a pre-Bieber era of teen pop music history that pitted the perky, blonde Debbie Gibson against a slightly trashy ginger known as Tiffany. While most would argue that Debbie Gibson “won” their battle back in the day, Tiffany has been determined to win the war for all-time cultural supremacy. To wit, Tiffany posed in Playboy way back in 2002, a feat which Gibson went on to copy some three years later. Advantage Tiffany?
Not so fast! As a means of settling this grudge match once and for all, the two recently flashed their claws for a no holds barred catfight on the SyFy Channel as part of the movie, Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. Their surprisingly feisty fight begins in the VIP section of a club and ends in a swamp with Gibson muttering “I think we’re alone now.” Advantage, um, Gibson?
rnrnIn order to achieve (not to mention maintain!) “larger than life” status in the entertainment world, today’s image-conscious stars go to extreme length to ensure that all facets of both their careers and their personal lives are outsized. Kanye West is, at this moment, perhaps the best embodiment of this desire: From his concert tours to his clothing collection to, yes, his girlfriends, nothing Kanye does is understated. After parting ways with bald beauty Amber Rose, Bossip is reporting that his new ladyfriend is none other than British pin-up girl and hip-hop video girl, Shay the UK Bombshell. While Rose was perhaps best known for her, um, healthy booty, his new arm candy is best known for her soon-to-be infamous 30 JJ bra size. Oh, and did we mention that Shay the UK Bombshell is on Twitter, too?rnrnAs a means of helping you get to know Kanye’s latest flame, we here at The FABLife have put together this gallery of pictures that Shay has posted to her Twitpic account of late. Enjoy!rnrn
Are you sitting down? Baskin-Robbins, they of the famed 31 flavors, just announced that they’ll be whacking five of the company’s flavors in what some people are calling the worst thing to happen to the ice cream industry since the invention of Pinkberry. Yes, that’s right, fans of Caramel Praline Cheesecake, Campfire S’mores, Apple Pie à la Mode, Superfudge Truffle, and even the previously-thought-to-be-untouchable French Vanilla will be forced to either switch flavor allegiances or die of starvation the next time they walk into one of the nation’s 2,800 Baskin-Robbins outlets. No rationale was given by company spokespeople for how they arrived at a decision to deprive millions of hard working, tax paying Americans of their right to build their hot fudge sundaes on a base of rich, glorious, calorie-laden French Vanilla ice cream — we didn’t much care for those other flavors, truth be told — but we’re guessing that the nefarious Clint Howard had something to do with it.
We need to band together to fight this cold-hearted decision made by corporate bureaucrats who only care about the bottom line. Don’t they understand that vanilla ice cream is little more than French Vanilla’s bitch? I, for one, am outraged. We need to take this issue to the STREETS, people! Then again, maybe I’ll just go to Haagen-Daas tonight instead. Or Ben and Jerry’s. Or Carvel. Or Cold Stone Creamery. Or Dairy Queen. Or, blech, Pinkberry.
I’ll miss you, French Vanilla. Not as much as if they took away World Class Chocolate, mind you, but I’ll miss you all the same. Godspeed.
[Thanks for the news, Grub Street. Psyche.]
Everyone knows Zach Galifianakis from his star-making turn in The Hangover, but did you know that, way back in 2002, he was the star of a late night talk show here on VH1 entitled Late World With Zach? Sadly, in classic “ahead of its time” fashion, no one watched the show and it was canceled after nine short weeks of production. That said, the point here is that we’ve always been huge fans of his here at VH1.
What does this have to do with the price of rice in China? Well, just last night, our friends over in VH1 News caught up with our old buddy Zach on the red carpet for his new flick co-starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, Dinner For Schmucks. In the clip above, he confesses his secret trick for turning his face red on cue (hint: heroin!) and also whips out his iPhone in an attempt to calculate how much time he spent on set improvising. (For those of you with short attention spans, the answer is 27%!)
Even though The Social Network isn’t set to be released until October, the highly dramatic trailers for director David Fincher‘s emotionally charged film about the controversy surrounding the launch of Facebook have critics buzzing that it’s already a frontrunner for the 2011 Academy Awards. However, you may be surprised to learn that it’s not the only movie about social networking that’s due to hit the big screen this fall. In the grand tradition of competing Hollywood studio releases like Dante’s Peak and Volcano (or even Armegeddon vs. Deep Impact), Best Week Ever‘s own Pete Schultz recently unearthed this EXCLUSIVE trailer for the new film based on the life of MySpace’s Tom, conveniently titled The Other Social Network. We hope you enjoy it.