Posts tagged "new jersey"

Roommate Of Tyler Clementi, Rutgers Suicide Kid, Faces Hate Crime Charges

In September, the country was shocked when Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old Rutgers freshman, committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge in NYC after he learned his roommate had live-streamed his gay hookup using a web cam. Yesterday, the rooommate, Dharun Ravi, was indicted by a grand jury on 15 charges, including bias intimidation

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 21, 2011

School Superintendent Says “Our Worst Enemy Is The Young Ladies”

"Our worst enemy is the young ladies. The young girls are bad. I don't know what they're drinking today, but they're bad." That's Jersey City, New Jersey's Schools Superintendent Charles T. Epps Jr. speaking to a group of Jersey City pastors last Wednesday. Epps was speaking about his efforts to recruit more mentors in the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2011

Quickies: Tina Fey’s Memoir “Bossypants” Is Out & Will Kim Kardashian Become A Jersey Girl?

Tina Fey's memoir Bossypants is out today! I love this explanation for how she chose the title: "Why is this book called Bossypants? One, because the name 'Two and a Half Men' was already taken. And two, because ever since I became an executive producer of '30 Rock,' people have asked me, 'Is it hard…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 6, 2011

VH1’s “My Big Friggin’ Wedding” = “Jersey Shore” + “Bridezillas”

What happens when "Jersey Shore" meets "Bridezillas"? The best Worst TV Ever. On VH1's new show "My Big Friggin' Wedding," the producers of "Jersey Shore" follow five real-life couples — two from Long Island, three from New Jersey — as they try to sober up long enough to walk down the aisle. Meet Tammie and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2010

Library Pressured To Remove Book About Gay Teens From Shelves

Do you know what is terrible for teenagers to read about? Homosexuality. They might get ideas! It's a good thing Glenn Beck's group, The 9.12 Project, (as in, after 9/11) is on the case. The 9.12 Project has pressured a New Jersey public library into considering removing all copies of Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2010

Watch Snooki Fall Off A Bike Moments Before Her Disorderly Conduct Arrest

It's been a rough weekend for ol' Snooki. Not only was the "Jersey Shore" star arrested for disorderly conduct on Friday afternoon on a Seaside Heights beach, but she also fell off a parked bicycle. In a video taken by TMZ just before she was arrested, a slobbering drunk Snooki tries to mount a bicycle…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2010

Free Snooki! Nicole Polizzi Arrested For Disorderly Conduct

Gosh. It's not even 5 p.m., quittin' time here on the East Coast, and already Snooki is raising hell. "Jersey Shore" star Nicole Polizzi was arrested by police in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, for disorderly conduct, police sources tell TMZ. Was it another drink-throwing incident? A slap fight? Were hair extensions yanked? No details have…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2010

“Real Housewives Of NJ” Teresa Giudice Is $11 Million In Debt

You thought you had credit card debt: a New Jersey bankruptcy court says Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe, of "The Real Housewives Of New Jersey," owe $11 million to creditors. Court documents claim the couple's income is $79,000, plus they receive $120,000 in "assistance" from family. Although their combined income of $200K is pretty…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 7, 2010

NJ Parents Freak Over Boys’ “Crossdressing” Fashion Show At Elementary School

It's never too early to reinforce gender roles! Wilkins Elementary School in Maple Shade Township has canceled its third grade class' Women's History Month fashion show after (wait for it ... ) a parent complained that the boys and girls were both asked to create an outfit from a period of women's history, like the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 13, 2010

6 Women Hospitalized From Black Market Butt Implants

Breaking news: getting plastic surgery off the "black market" is a bad idea! Six Dominican woman from the Newark, New Jersey area have been hospitalized with infections from "black market" butt implants by a fake "plastic surgeon." Health officials say Dr. Shady injected the women's derrieres with "a variety of unknown materials," possibly including silicone,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2010

Guess Who’s Against Gay Marriage? The Ex-Wife Of NJ’s Famous Gay Governor

So, guess who praised New Jersey's recent decision not to legalize gay marriage? Why, Dina Matos, the scorned ex-wife of Jim McGreevey, New Jersey's former governor who was caught having a homosexual affair and famously came out as a "gay American," of course!

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2010

MTV Publicists May Be Getting Death Threats Over “Jersey Shore”!

You didn't have to be Italian to be horrified by "Jersey Shore," MTV's new reality show about a summer share house in the Garden State—it's exactly what you would expect from the eight trashiest 20-somethings they could find, complete with free-flowing alcohol, macho posturing and dumbass nicknames. But it certainly didn't matter that producers edited…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2009

Horror: Italian Group Tries To Cancel MTV’s “Jersey Shore” Show

We knew this was going to happen: an Italian-American organization in New Jersey has complained about MTV's newest reality show, "Jersey Shore," because of offensive, stereotypical language it uses to describe Italians. In a promo for "Jersey Shore," the voiceover promises the beach-going partiers will "keep their hair high, their muscles juiced, and their fist…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 24, 2009

MTV’s “Jersey Shore” Reality Show: Unbelievably. Heinous. (Can’t Miss) Television.

Lordy, Lordy, hasn't New Jersey suffered enough on television lately? First, "Real Housewives of New Jersey," and then MTV's "True Life: I'm A Jersey Shore Girl." Is a new MTV reality show called "Jersey Shore" about a bunch of trashy kids who live in a shore house really necessary? I'm totally OD-ing on fake-baking, French…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2009

The Halloween Inspiration Board: A New Jersey Housewife

Careening through life high on drama is best left to the ladies of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." But ripping off their Jersey girl style just for one night will do your bubbies proud! Lucky for you, it's as easy as making a trip to my fair state's biggest temple of worship (that's "the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2009

5 Celebrities Who’ve Got State Hate!

Danielle Staub of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" has some serious beef with Jennifer Aniston. Aniston was recently a guest on "Chelsea Lately" to talk about her flick "The Bounty," which was filmed in Atlantic City, New Jersey. At one point during the show, Aniston quipped simply, "What is with that smell?" This got…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 22, 2009

New Jersey Might Outlaw Brazilians

If you live in Jersey and want to get a Brazilian wax in preparation for bikini weather (or a big date), you might soon have to travel to another state to get your hair down there removed. If a proposal is passed by the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling, genital waxing would become…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 18, 2009

Juno Lied: Pregnancy Tests Aren’t Plan B, People

Storytime! Over at Feministing's newly relaunched site, a teenage user on their new community board recounts a story of trying to buy a pregnancy test with her best friend at a drug store and being refused because of her age. When the teen presents the fact that she legally has the right to buy a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 11, 2008

The McGreevey’s Divorce Should Be Made Into A Movie

Former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey and his wife, Dina Matos McGreevey, are going through a messy divorce right now. If you've forgotten, Jim resigned after admitting he'd had a gay affair. Now, Dina wants him to pay alimony, but he's trying to paint the picture that the only reason they lived in luxury wa…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 15, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Sexless Turtles, Women’s Viagra, and Obvious Sex Statistics

A new Florida law makes it illegal to allow turtles to reproduce. Those poor, sexually repressed Floridian turtles. [CBS 13] The University of Virginia is testing a new drug that could raise the libido of women with little interest in sex. If testing goes well, women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder will be able to…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 2, 2008
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