Posts tagged "new jersey"

New York, New Jersey Forced To Evacuate Again

The Nor’easter threatening the already-battered Atlantic Coast is weakening, but New York and New Jersey are still ordering evacuations ahead of the storm, which is already pelting Washington with ice and stirring seas as high as 7.5 feet off New York. In New York City, parks and beaches have been closed, construction halted, and 770 flight…

Newser / November 7, 2012

Our New Hero: Teen Madison Galluccio Asks NJ To Let Her Gay Dads Marry

Gay marriage is a hot-button issue, but its reach goes far beyond simply the same-sex couples who wish to be joined in matrimony. It also affects their kids. Like 15-year-old Madison Galluccio, who gave a heartfelt speech this week to New Jersey lawmakers in an effort to push forth same-sex marriage rights. As Galluccio so…

Julie Gerstein / February 3, 2012

NJ Bridal Salon Refuses To Sell Lesbian Bride A Gown

Every bride dreams about picking out her perfect wedding gown and then being told she is a sinner who will burn in the fire-y pits of hell. Oh, wait, she doesn’t? Then you fail, Here Comes the Bride of Somers Point, New Jersey. You fail big.

Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2011

Miraculously, “Jersey Shore” Isn’t Hurting New Jersey’s Image

Relax, New Jersey-ites. Though they’ve tried their damnedest, the cast of “Jersey Shore” has not succeeded in making the Garden State look bad. When it comes to their opinions of NJ, a Fairleigh Dickinson University Public Mind poll of 711 adults released today could not find a statistical difference between people who watch “Jersey Shore”…

Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2011

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

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 i…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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!

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 22, 2009