It’s been three years since Snooki and her famous poof arrived at the Jersey Shore, and our world was forever altered. The reality star has had lot to celebrate this year: a new baby, a fiancé, tons of endorsement deals and now her 25th birthday. Who would have ever thought the tan Poughkeepsie native would hold such a permanent place in the hearts of Jersey Shore fans?
Now she’s all grown up and moving on to bigger and better things, but we hope she doesn’t chill out too much. We have a funny feeling we won’t have to worry about that, though. In honor of her quarter century making this planet a little more orange, we would like to look back at some of her most insane moments! And while we hope there are more to come we are definitely going to enjoy watching this somewhat toned-down guidette take over the world!
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We think it’s safe to say that Snooki is most well-known for getting dreezy, commandeering the smush room at will and indulging in a Shore Shower whenever the need and/or opportunity arises. When drinking and (hopefully) the UTIs fade into the background now that the Jersey Shore star is with child, what will be left is a bundle of fun who would actually be a pretty awesome mom to have. Or…at least an awesome mom to know.
For example, wouldn’t you love it if your best friend’s mother put on her high-waisted slacks, slipped into her gold-tipped wedges and walked her lavender dog to a psychic, as Snooks did this week in Jersey City while filming her upcoming spin-off? This makes us so glad girl signed on for Jersey Shore Season 6. See, you can be sober and pregnant and still be amazing. Just give that woman a rabbit costume and a box of Clinique samples and she’ll be tearing up until the moment she enters the maternity ward, and probably after. And if it gets to be too much, there’s always Auntie JWoww, who can always provide you with some much needed sanity. Plus she can mentor you in strength training!
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Despite what Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino implied on Twitter and his blog, it looks like we can believe rumors that the Jersey Shore star is getting treatment for a substance abuse problem. According to a statement the reality star released this afternoon on his official blog, the Sitch has, in fact, “voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion.” Says Sorrentino, “I have spent the past several weeks getting treatment for this problem and recuperating from my work and appearance schedule. I appreciate my fans support and love you guys.” In all honesty, we completely understand Mike’s decision. Sometimes we need to take some time off after Jersey Shore, and we’re only the ones watching it.
“All these websites are doing is spreading gossip/hearsay, and unless you hear it from us, you can’t believe everything you read,” The Situation’s blog claimed earlier today. “This is just like the child hood game of “telephone” – someone hears a small rumor and blows it out of proportion.” When posting his statement, Sorrentino’s site clarified, “It is important for us, and for The Situation, to let our fans know the truth behind what is actually going on, and getting treatment is something Mike has done on his own volition.” Well, so far the only thing that might not be true is TMZ’s claim that the Situation has been admitted to swanky rehab facility Cirque Lodge for treatment. So take that with a grain of salt, everyone! Unless the Situation confirms it tomorrow, that is!
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Based on how much Deena Cortese cries during your average season of Jersey Shore, how much do you think she cried when she found out about Snooki’s pregnancy from the news rather than from her meatball sister herself? A million tears? That seems like a solid, conservative estimate. “I actually just found out when everybody else did. That’s when she decided to tell everyone,” Deena explained on Ryan Seacrest‘s KIIS-FM radio show this morning. “I think she was waiting because it’s bad luck.” Her costar Vinny Guadagnino seemed similarly stunned by the news, as he told HuffPo today, “It was definitely a shock, but you have to adapt to whatever life throws at you.” We’re assuming at least Snooki’s boyfriend Jionni knew before the Interweb did…right?
Despite their shock and awe at Snooki’s recent life decisions, her cast members think she’s going to be an excellent parent, boozing and Shore Showers not withstanding. “I think Nicole is going to be a great mom,” gushed Deena. “She’s a very genuine person and her heart’s always in the right place. She always puts people before her.” Said Vinny, “We all get into our hardships with each other and petty arguments but this is real life. She is pregnant and we are there for each other … I think it is a cool thing.” Aw, you guys are the best! As far as we’re concerned, the producers should just make room for a crib next to the duck phone next season.
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So, some other news outlets forked out a bunch of cash to get pics of Jessica Biel’s giant, vintage-looking, square-cut rock that she finally wore out to lunch after leaving at home for months. (Was she getting it repaired or something?) We’ll let you take a second to go peep it. OK, now that was not nearly enough goofing off for a lazy winter Friday, so we cooked up another time sucker for you, one we’re calling Guess the Celeb Rock! Now quick, don’t peek at the thumbnails below before you click on the first pic and guess the famous fiancee that ring finger belongs to. The weekend is almost here. Weeeeeee!
Not to be outdone by Snooki or ex-husband Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson posed nude, Demi Moore-style, for the new issue of Elle. (In an alternate cover, she also wears a gorgeous red Narcisso Rodriguez dress, pictured below the jump.) We feel like she’s been pregnant forever (and imagine how she feels!), and are surprised to find that giant bump contains only one little girl. Well, we suppose that goes with the territory of having a kid with a former football player like Eric Johnson.
In the fashion mag, Simpson says she hopes her little one has her sense of style. “Ah swear, ah will croak if she asks me for a pair of Nikes instead of Christian Louboutins! Eric is so athletic. We’re gonna have this ath-a-letic girl and I won’t even be able to take her shopping.” (That’s the Elle editors mimicking her Dallas accent, btw.)
“OMG! I’m pregnant!” reads the headline of Snooki’s Us Weekly cover story. But sorry, magazine people, the only thing that’s surprising here is how weird they’ve made her look. Her normally cute, round face is all sharp angles, and the cups of that dress are too small for her boobs, and she’s holding her belly like she’s five months pregnant, not 15 weeks. But we do like that headline, if only because we can hear Snook’s voice saying it in our head.
Snooki, who also confirmed that she and Jionni LaValle are engaged, said they found out she was pregnant after New Year’s, which made her panic about the baby’s health. “‘S–t, I’ve been drinking!’ I was worried,” she told the magazine. “It was New Year’s Eve and we were in Vegas, so I did go crazy.”
But now the two 24-year-olds are determined to be responsible parents. “I have different priorities now,” she said, and she doesn’t care what the public has to say about her impending motherhood, “As long as I know I’m ready and he’s ready.”
“We are not going to screw this up,” Jionni added.
Well, good for you kids. We hope you stick to it. And we also hope the paycheck for this cover goes toward a totally sweet nursery for your tiny guido/ette.
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Snooki should really know this is not the most attractive look for her. Why on earth would you invite the paparazzi to click a moment that is reserved solely for grimacing and, if your threshold for pain isn’t particularly high, screaming. She was in L.A. this weekend and decided to pop into the Martlet Tattoo Parlor in Hollywood, along with cameras, of course. The Jersey Shore star got, what else, stars tattooed on her shoulder. But get this, they’re leopard-print stars! We die. She probably just pointed at her earrings and said — tattoo that. Snooki also seems to have got one rather large tiger-stripe star as well. For a closer look, click after the jump. Read more…
Snooki has many different avatars, y’all. And she wants you to see — and love — all of them. To that end, a couple of very interesting photographs have been popping up on her Twitter feed over the last day and a half. The first is what we’d like to call “Hipster Snooki.” She posted the picture on the left from the airport wearing all black, a beanie, boots and hipper-than-thou glasses. We never thought we’d see the day that our guidette would be more Williamsburg than Jersey Shore. The picture on the right, however, put everything right with the universe. Snooki tweeted this masterpiece of her in a leopard-print shrug and a shiny purple, very plunging monokini. It’s probably what she’d wear every day if she could. On a side note: We’re amazed at how toned this girl has become!
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Remember those slimline Snooki tweets we posted a while ago? Well, it just gets better and better. For her, we mean. Let’s just call her Nicole “Petite” Polizzi from now on, because girlfriend has obviously been hitting the gym hard. And we’re proud of her. We’re proud of anyone trying to get rid of the holiday poundage, and giving the big L a shot at the same time. So forgive us for being all gooey and “awww, she’s all grown up” about this next tweet by the Snookster. She wrote, “Our first tree …” with all the expected smileys and heart icons and posted it along with a photograph of a teeny looking her perched up on boyfriend Jionni’s shoulders, while decorating a Christmas tree. Forget that her shoes could pass off for an ornament, this is pretty wholesome!
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