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Abercrombie & Fitch Force Workers To Work Out As Punishment

As if clothing brand Abercrombie & Fitch wasn’t already the worst, staffers at the store’s Milan outpost say they were forced to work out every time their supervisors caught them making a mistake. Men were given pushups, and women were given squat thrusts, presumably so they could get ever-closer to the perfect Abercrombie model body. More »


When Two Porn Stars Run For Mayor, Everybody Wins

Anytime you start getting embarrassed by America’s gator hunters and four-year-old GoGo Juice guzzlers, it can be helpful to see what the folks are up to in southern Italy.  Italy is, of course, the country until recently run by prostitute-hiring Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a television magnate who was loved/reviled for appointing showgirls to political… More »


Amanda Knox “Loves Italy” And Plans To Go Back

Just because Amanda Knox spent most of the last four years locked in an Italian prison doesn’t mean she doesn’t love the land of pasta and fine wine.

The 24-year-old study-abroad student from Washington, who was freed in October after an appeals court overturned her murder conviction, “loves Italy” and will probably return, her attorney… More »


Irish Accents Surpass French Accents As The World’s Sexiest, Supposedly

Zut alors! French, the language of l’amour, is “the world’s sexiest accent” no more. According to a poll of 5,000 women worldwide, cited in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper, ladies most desire to be whispered sweet nothings in an Irish lilt, followed by Italian declarations of amore. Scottish was named the fourth sexiest accent, followed by French,… More »


Style Inspiration: Rome Right Now

Alright, we’ve covered the current looks of London and Paris, now it’s time to talk about Rome! This city is sexy, edgy, and colorful, and so is the fashion aesthetic. Women here love mixing masculine and feminine looks, trendy pieces with classics, and bright colors with more bright colors–then they jump on their Vespas and… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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? [BestMore »


“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: … More »


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… More »


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” More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


“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… More »


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… More »