Posts tagged "italy"

Travel Diary: The Dos & Don’ts Of Visiting Italy

Last week, I told you about my trip to Paris, in all its gorgeous, historic, delicious glory. This week I explored Italy with my mom and my brother Devin. My family is Italian but we'd never been to Italy, and from the people to the scenery to the food, it didn't disappoint. We went to…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 26, 2011

Morning Quickies: Even D-Listers Have Nicer Homes Than You

This is where the "Jersey Shore" kids lived while they filmed in Italy. Wonder how they got the hot tub in there. [ONTD] And somewhat more deservedly, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have the home on the cover of Architectural Digest this month and it is insane. You have to look at the pics. [Celebitchy]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2011

The “Jersey Shore” Season 4 Trailer Is Disgustingly Delicious

You guys, the "Jersey Shore" season four trailer is so gross. Does this mean I'm not going to watch it? No. In fact, I'm already planning a "Jersey Shore" season premiere viewing party with soppressata and limoncello shots. You're only allowed to come if you've got a fake tan and something with an Ed Hardy…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 19, 2011

Vivident Gum’s Man Boobs & Marionettes

Vivident Gum is apparently the most popular gum in Italy, perhaps because their commercials are, um, so memorable. For a country dismayed by the antics of the "Jersey Shore" cast, I am surprised this ad passed muster. Naked man tits? A frightening marionette man? What does this have to do with gum again? [Best Week

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 13, 2011

“Jersey Shore” Season 4 Promos Offend Italians, Art Historians

Nothing is sacred to "Jersey Shore," not even world-renowned priceless art. The season four promos, plugging the just-wrapped season the GTL gang filmed in Italy, depict juiced up and Snooki-fied works of art. You can see all the "Jersey Shore" promos after the jump:…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Italian Company Fires All Women “So They Can Stay Home” With Kids

When an Italian company Ma-Vib faced budget problems, it fired all 13 of its female employees and justified it claiming the women could stay home with their kids now: "We are firing the women so they can stay at home and look after the children. In any case, what they bring in is a second…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 1, 2011

Italy Is The Latest Country To Knock Off “Jersey Shore”

First there was "Jersey Shore," then there was the UK's "Geordie Shore" and now Italy is cashing in on its trashiest citizens. A new show called "Tamarreide" has been airing since mid-June, focusing on young "tamarri," which translates to "sleazeballs." Instead of a beach house on the boardwalk, the Italia Uno network put eight "tamarri"…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 21, 2011

Quickies: Snooki Cursed With Spinster Spell & Jon Stewart Responds To Weinergate

An old woman in Italy reportedly put an "old-fashioned spinster spell" on Snooki. I cannot wait to watch how this plays out in season four of "Jersey Shore"! [Celebitchy] Here's one woman's tales from fact-checking at Cosmopolitan. [Slate] Fox News used a picture of Tina Fey to illustrate a story about Sarah Palin. You'd think…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 7, 2011

Snooki Hits A Police Car In Italy, Italian-American Relations Plunge Southward

Snooki rear-ended a cop car in Florence, Italy, this weekend, sending two police officers to the hospital with whiplash. Snooki, her pal Deena, and a "Jersey Shore" film crew member were being escorted by the cop car, which pinned Snooki's car against a highway wall after the crash. This surely won't do any good to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 31, 2011

The Town Of Florence Declares War On “Jersey Shore”

Pauly D and The Situation arrived at the airport last week with their bags packed, ready to head to Florence, Italy, to film season four of "Jersey Shore." But they were told to hang tight as production has been postponed for a second time. (It was postponed the first time around as the cast held…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 9, 2011

No Drinking! “Jersey Shore” Cast Given Rules To Follow By Mayor Of Florence, Italy

How do you say "UGH!" in Italian? Because that's what the entire country of Italy said when they learned MTV's "Jersey Shore" would be filming its fourth season in the beautiful and historic city of Florence. The mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, has drawn up a list of rules that Ronnie, Snooki, and pals must…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 20, 2011

Don’t Be A Lemon On A First Date

La Bella Figura, translated literally means “the beautiful figure.” It can mean many things but for Italians it is a way of life and it means the way one appears and presents oneself in the world. Italians are very protective of La Bella Figura, they guard it with their lives and would do anything to…

By: YourTango.com / March 27, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Italian Prime Minister Slept With Teen Prostitute 13 Times, Prosecutors Say

Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi allegedly had sex with a teen prostitute 13 different times, according to prosecutors in a document obtained by the Associated Press. Three of the PM's aides may also be indicted for allegedly finding "available" young women and promising them compensation for sex with the big cheese. Berlusconi will go to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2011

“Jersey Shore” Cast Is Moving To Italy

Mamma mia! The cast of "Jersey Shore" is moving to Italy to film season four, presumably so Ronnie can see what the inside of an Italian jail looks like, too. Sources tell TMZ that MTV is already scouting locations in Italy and working to get cast members their visas. Apparently, a dinner with Vinny's "authentic…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 25, 2011

Latest In Collaborations: Colosseum x Tod’s

We hear that Tod's, the producer of Italian luxury goods, and the Colosseum (yes, as in the) may be teaming up. OK, so not really in the form of a collaboration, but apparently, Diego Della Valle, the company's CEO, has offered 25 million Euros to Italy to restore the ancient structure. Thankfully, this doesn't sound…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 7, 2010

Italian Mayors Outlaw Miniskirts, Sandcastles, Mowing Lawn On Weekends

Being a mayor in Italy has to be fun, now that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has upped the country's ability to create laws to combat "anti-social behavior." Take, for example, Mayor Luigi Bobbio of the resort town Castellammare di Stabia. He is doing away with miniskirts, low-cut jeans, sunbathing, swearing, and playing football in public…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 25, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Italian Town Considers A Miniskirt Ban

Castellammare di Stabia, a seaside town in Southern Italy, is considering a ban on miniskirts to "restore urban decorum and facilitate better civil co-existence." Translation: so men will stop catcalling? Offenders in miniskirts will receive fines of $35 to $696. Oh, hi, Italy, how about the men learn some self-control and stop sexual harassment, instead…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2010

Buy The Tiniest Apartment In The World … For Just $68,000

Do you have an extra $68,000 laying around and an unbridled sense of irony? Then why not purchase the smallest apartment in the world! No, surprisingly, it isn't a bathtub in someone's Soho apartment -- it's a closet-sized space in Rome's Piazza di Sant' Ignazio. What do you get for your $68k? A bathroom with…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 8, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Performing Sexual Favors Totally Fine For Women In Politics, Says Italian Dude

It's totally OK if women use their bodies to get ahead in politics, advises Giorgio Stracquadanio, an ally of Silvio Berlusconi, the prime minister of Italy (who has made plenty of sexist comments himself). Stracquadanio added that, in his opinion, a woman performing sexual favors to get ahead would not be grounds for dismissal. Being…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2010

“Jersey Shore,” Season Two: Now With Less Offensive Italian Stereotypes

Before "Jersey Shore" appeared, calling someone a "guido" was offensive. Like, you did not do that unless you were cruising for an ass-kicking. Then there was this bizarre post-"Jersey Shore" era where you heard words like "guido" and "guidette" more on MTV than "boobs" or "oh my God, Heidi, you have to break up with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 21, 2010