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“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.

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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 income.” I can’t even deal with the sexist … and the stupid … and the brain freeze … [Jezebel]
  • Slightly less worse than yesterday but still terrible: Kansas is denying a license to all but one of its abortion clinics temporarily today. The Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park, Kansas, is the only abortion provider to remain open. [Mother Jones]
  • Eleven highly dubious diets that people actually tried. [The Hairpin]

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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” under the age of 24 in a tour bus outfitted with sleeper sections, a kitchen, and a “sex suite.” According to The Daily Beast, one cast member, Marika, is a 22-year-old pole dancer and another, Manuel, 25, is a male stripper. In each episode, they visit a different Italian city like Rome or Florence, stay in a luxury hotel, and act like, well, sleazeballs. Who knew spray-tans and hair gel would be popular worldwide?
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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 Fox News, for heaven’s sake, would be able to tell the difference. [BuzzFeed]

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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 improve Jersey-Italy relations, which have been wilting like a bouffant with too much hair gel ever since the “Jersey Shore” cast announced they’d be filming a season in their homeland. Miraculously, though, no limoncello shots (or any other alcohol) were involved in this fender bender! Despite all those trips up and down the NJ Turnpike, Snooki’s just a plain ol’ bad driver. [NY Post] Keep reading »

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 out for more lucrative contracts.) Apparently, Italians aren’t too hyped about hosting our favorite fist-pumpers. First, the mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, drew up a list of rules for the cast: they cannot be filmed in bars. They cannot drink in public. They cannot portray Florence as a drinking town. And they can only positively feature Italian culture.

But now he’s getting more antagonistic. Keep reading »

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