The Backstreets Boys announced their anticipated 20th anniversary summer tour, In A World Like This, on Ryan Seacrest’s morning radio show Monday.
“Backstreet Boys are going on tour this summer,” says Nick Carter. “That’s right, baby! All five of us are back together. It’s our 20th anniversary tour. We’ve got a brand new album coming out.”
The Jersey Shore‘s DJ Pauly D and Jesse McCartney are scheduled to join Nick, Howie, A.J., Brian and Kevin on the road.
The boy band have been working hard on recording their new album, the first since Kevin rejoined the band last year.
“It doesn’t sound like The Call or it doesn’t sound like the Millennium album,” Kevin told MTV News. “But it’s fresh; it’s new. We are trying to find where we are now sonically, and we are experimenting. It’s really exciting.”
The tour kicks off in Chicago on Aug. 2nd and ends in San Francisco Sept. 8.
Listen to the Backstreet Boys Announce Their Summer Tour Below:
In A World Like This Tour Dates Below:
Snooki and Bow Wow made a little visit to Anderson Live this week, and graced us with their own beautiful raps. In the segment, Snooki and Bow Wow come up with raps on the spot for Anderson, who modestly denies that he himself cannot rap. Snooki, however, steals the show with her three line rap. “My name is Snooki, I like to play hooky, so give me a cookie,” she said. If I only knew that playing hooky would get my cookies back in the day.
The real star of the show is Bow Wow who raps for Anderson Cooper like nobody’s business. He even turns a simple every day sentence into a rap, blowing Cooper’s mind. I don’t know who’s cuter — Bow Wow for his adorable nature, or Anderson Cooper for his shyness.
Watch the video here:
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Channing Tatum gets People Magazine‘s top honour and the media gets a little too serious on the Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez split.
HIT: Channing Tatum named People‘s “Sexiest Man of 2012″
I’m not going to lie, this is more of a half-hearted hit. I, like the rest of the internet, believed that the honour would finally go to Ryan Gosling. Seriously, the People’s Sexiest Man Alive award is like the Oscars for him: his name gets thrown around a lot but he never gets the prize. On the other hand, Tatum had a fantastic year. Between 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike (!!), and the three other movies he put out this year, Tatum really got the chance to show
off his butt his acting skills.
MISS: Media analysis of the Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez split
I can’t help but shake my head whenever I see another entertainment show talk about the Bieber/Gomez break-up. Every entertainment host I’ve seen has used the kind of sad, serious tone that should only be reserved for disasters when they analysis “what went wrong.” Bieber and Gomez are 18- and 20-years-old respectively. Dear entertainment tools, what do you think happened? Breaking up with someone is hard, but to do it under such scrutiny is unimaginable. Just let them be!
HIT: iCarly fans to finally meet Carly’s dad
I don’t even watch the show, but from what I’ve heard, Carly’s dad is a colonel in the army and hasn’t been in a single episode of iCarly until now. I don’t want to spoil the plot for anyone so I’ll just leave that revelation at that (EW will spoil it though). I do suspect that this will be one tearjerker of an episode because it’s probably one of the sweetest storylines I’ve ever read. Prepare thy tissue boxes!
MISS: The Jersey Shore’s Vinny to get his own show Read more…
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Brad Pitt donates lots of money in support of same-sex marriage and Carly Rae Jepsen gets sued for copyright infringement.
HIT: Brad Pitt donates $100,000 in support of marriage equality
Continuing on his crusade to save the world, Brad Pitt pledged to match all donations made to the Human Rights Campaign in 24 hours up to $100,000 in support of same-sex marriage. The HRC currently have ballot campaigns in the states of Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington where the issue will be put to vote on Election Day. Glad to know a portion of Pitt’s rumoured $7 million Chanel No. 5 contract is going to a good place.
MISS: Carly Rae Jepsen sued over a couple of “oh OH oh’s”
According to a report by Billboard.com, Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s Adam Young are being sued for copyright infringement. Alabama-based singer Allyson Nichole Burnett claims that the song, “Good Time” by Jepsen and Owl City is remarkable close to her own diddy, “Ah, It’s a Love Song.” Burnett pretty much claims that the “oh, oh, oh” portions are similar in pitch sequence, melodic contour, etc. Someone’s been sippin’ on that haterade…
HIT: Stephen King surprises New Brunswick high school for Halloween
To help celebrate Halloween, Stephen King paid a surprise visit to a New Brunswick high school last Friday. Sussex Regional High School in Sussex, NB have been persuading the horror author to visit their school with parody videos, letters and King-inspired artwork. A visit from King sounds so much better than a surprise clown attack (I still refuse to read/watch King’s It. I like sleeping at night).
MISS: Star Wars Episode 7 will soon a be reality
Apparently, Disney’s $4.05 billion acquisition of Star Wars means Mouse Ears plans to release THREE MORE Star Wars film with episode 7 to come out by 2015. Wait a minute. Has no one learned from Episodes 1, 2 AND 3? ANAKIN, NO!!!
HIT: The Jersey Shore house survived Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy pretty much decimated the east coast earlier this week. Included in Sandy’s path of destruction was Snooki’s home away from home, Seaside Heights, NJ. By some miracle, the famous Jersey Shore house managed to escape Sandy’s wrath. Hey, MTV! I think it’s a sign. Maybe we need just one more season of Jersey Shore? Or at least a special. The crew could help the community clean up instead of causing drunk havoc.
MISS: Gene Hackman smacked a homeless guy
According to Sante Fe, New Mexico police, legendary actor Gene Hackman slapped a homeless guy in self-defense. The 82-year-old actor slapped the man after he called Hackman’s wife a dirty name. I mean, I know Hackman is a badass and I’m all for old time-y chivalry. But I’d rather walk away from a potential physical confrontation especially if the guy had a record of battery charges, like the man on the receiving end of Hackman’s open-handed blow. Safety first, kids.
Now here’s something I never expected.
With Jersey Shore coming to an end after this season, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino already has plans for his next gig: to be an animal rights advocate.
Joining a long list of celebs including Justin Bieber, Kellen Lutz, Audrina Patridge and Simon Cowell to fight animal homelessness with PETA, The Sitch launched his campaign Thursday in front of MTV Studios in Times Square.
“It definitely was overcrowded, and I learned that there’s been a problem, and it’s a growing problem.”
Offering some wisdom about how to prevent the issue he cautions, ”Fix your animals,” noting that pets should always be spayed and neutered.
But even though this movement has good intentions, I can’t help but balk at these ads.
With the sight of a shirtless Sorrentino and the ever-so-classy line of “TOO MUCH PU**Y CAN BE A BAD THING,” everything about this campaign is just a little too much for me to handle.
Here we were, all worried about tequila-shot Snooki welcoming a little meatball into the world, but it looks like motherhood suits her well! Twenty-four-year-old Snooki and her fiance Jionni LaValle welcomed baby boy Lorenzo Dominic on Aug. 26.
Now we get our first photos of the soon-to-be guido, thanks to People. She told the magazine that her partying days are long gone, but I guess we won’t know exactly what’s going on until the second season of her Jersey Shore-spinoff Snooki & JWOWW, which she’s currently filming.
As for the name, Snooki and Jionni said Lorenzo was inspired by a child from Jionni’s hometown and Dominic is in honour of Snooki’s late uncle.
Look how ADORBZ they are!
Jersey Shore is
finally ending after six epic seasons. MTV confirmed that the upcoming season will be its final, meaning it’ll be the last time you can seriously indulge in conversations about hairspray, GTL, DTF and other acronyms that you never fully understood.
While we’re not particularly happy to say bon voyage to the cast (it’s a guilty pleasure) we can’t really imagine them trading beer funnels for baby bottles and going to Club Karma to hook up… with their serious, significant other.
The final season starts on Oct. 4 on MTV but there will be a commemorative retrospective on Sept. 6 called “Gym, Tan, Look Back.” Still, we’re pretty sure this won’t be the last you see of them — some will probably continue filming their spin-off shows while others will inevitably score a sausage infomercial or two.
Are you sad to see the show go or relieved you’ll never have to see The Situation’s abs ever again?
At last there will be a halt on GTL— gym, tan, laundry (unless it’s for the baby). Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi and Jionni LaValle welcomed the newest little member to the shore, their first born baby boy Lorenzo Dominic LaValle, early Sunday morning in Livingston, New Jersey.
Hopefully now that she’s a mom, she’ll be able to reinvent herself and leave behind her partying rep. Snooki has also sent out a bunch of tweets about lack of sleep, finally being able to eat egg whites and welcoming news:
MTV shared in on their excitement: “We couldn’t be happier for Nicole and Jionni on the healthy delivery of their baby boy! We look forward to Lorenzo’s first trip to the Jersey Shore and can’t wait to see his first animal print onesie.” If you know anything about Snooki, she’s obsessed with zebra and leopard print. Have you seen those girl’s slippers?
The guido fam has also been showered with love and well wishes from Jersey Shore cast mates. Yup, they’re already in talks of a baby blow out and dressing the little thing to impress:
By Jasmine Williams
Last week’s episode ended on the explosive note of Roger accusing JWoww of lying to her. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? I have no clue but tears are falling, mascara’s running and drag queens were involved.
Here’s what I learned on this week’s “Snooki and JWoww”:
1. Jionni and Roger get a surprise: After Roger and Jwoww’s fight, things are more than a little awkward in the bachelorette pad. Luckily, Snooki’s plan to take the boys to a drag bar was just the pick-me-up everyone needed. Nothing like watching your boyfriend get practically molested by drag queens to bring a smile to a guidette’s face.
2. Snooki and Jionni celebrate with the in-laws, and it’s surprisingly normal: As a watcher of Snooki’s antics on Jersey Shore, I’ve come to expect that any sort of occasion involving Snooki will result in her ending up on the floor, or crying or all of the above. But she definitely toned it down for her engagement party, which was a lovely, low-key affair with family and friends. Almost boring by television standards. Where’s a good fist pump when you need it?
3. Roger needs to find someone new to pick on: It seems that Roger and Jionni’s relationship consists of Roger shamelessly picking on him and Jionni graciously laughing along with him, even encouraging him on this episode, when he brings out his baby pictures for all to see. But now we see why Jionni’s so nice. Because he knows he’s in a better place right now. He’s got the fiancé and a baby on the way and what does Roger have? A crumbling relationship with no sex. Game, set and match to Jionni.
Next week the ladies are heading to Cancun and I can’t wait! See you then!
By Jasmine Williams
The second episode picks up exactly where the first left off, with JWoww still attempting to process Snooki’s big news but deciding to move in anyway, despite knowing nothing about what living with a pregnant chick might entail. Or anything about what’s on the lease for that matter. Sigh.
Here’s what I learned on this week’s episode of Snooki and JWoww “Sorry Neighbours, Cause These Bitches Are Moving In.”
1. Roger is the best. Honestly, I never thought much of Roger on Jersey Shore. He just seemed like a guy who had his act together and seemed to balance Jenni’s admittedly bitchy tendencies. But so far on Snooki and J-Woww, he has truly proven himself to be a great boyfriend. Despite disagreeing with Jenni’s choices to move in with Snooki, he supports her wholeheartedly, carrying her luggage in and never getting in her way. They also have a very cute banter that’s not super lovey-dovey and nauseating but just shows how they’re on the same page with each other. And when he tried to teach her to drive manual in his truck, it was priceless. That’s trust right there.
2. But JWoww needs to calm down. Despite her tough girl attitude, JWoww definitely has some insecurity that she needs to work on. When Roger and Jionni were joking about his future bachelorette party, she was against him even going. And now the joke she made in Ep. 1 about having his dick above her fireplace doesn’t seem so funny. Relax Jenni! Roger’s a good guy and he’s not going anywhere, but he will if you try to put him on such a short leash. But maybe she’s just moody because it’s her birthday and Jionni put a ring on it before Roger did.
3. Jionni and Snooki are really, really short. Obviously that goes without saying, but this episode really drove that fact home. When Snooki had to give her fiancé a boost to help him get luggage into the back of their SUV, it was like two Smurfs… well trying, to get luggage into an SUV. And standing next to Roger and JWoww, Snooki and Jionni really do look pint-sized. But Jionni’s a good sport and laughs off Roger’s constant short jokes. And with Snooki being only 4’9”, it makes sense that she’d be with a guy that’s not too much taller than her. And it may even be a good omen for her; we all remember how Kim and Kris worked out.
By Jasmine Williams
First there was the Pauly D Project. Now, there’s the inevitable Snooki and JWoww spinoff show appropriately (albeit unoriginally) titled Snooki & JWoww. The premise? Both girls want to have one last hurrah before settling down with their respective beaus. While the first episode was pretty lackluster compared to a booze-soaked episode of Jersey Shore, having a pregnant Snooki and JWoww living under one roof will certainly be an interesting situation (no pun intended).
Here’s what I learned on the premier of Snooki and J-Woww:
1) Despite being a 24-year-old gajillionaire, Snooki still lives at home with her parents. She also doesn’t do her own laundry, cook for herself, buy groceries, and does not even know what a utility bill is let alone paid one. And J-Woww wants to move in with her why? As her boyfriend Roger pointed out, the only thing Snooki actually knows how to do is get white-girl wasted. Which something tells me doesn’t exactly get the chores done.
2) The real estate market in Jersey City kinda sucks. Besides the eye candy that was their tardy real estate agent Victor, the girls’ apartment search wasn’t much to write home about at first. With 100-year-old buildings, beds that “smell like grandmas” and creepy, shirtless next door neighbours, the first couple of place were pretty awful. But it has to get worse before it gets better, right? And by better I mean a beautiful converted firehouse that’s probably bigger than my parent’s house. Sorry, Mom and Dad, but I’m dropping out of school and becoming a reality star. Like tomorrow.
3) Reality stars don’t tell their best friends about their pregnancies and engagements right away like normal people. Read more…
Here’s the story of a girl named Deena. Deena was spending her summer in Jersey Shore where the T-shirt shop is a pivotal industry and the meatballs are DTF (we know this because MTV tells us so). While her cast mates were presumably out for GTL, Deena had a drink. And then another And then another. Let’s just got ahead and multiply this by infinity.
This is her arrest in 10 pictures. It starts with a lovely “tra-la-la” stroll, before she makes out with
The Situation a pig and is ultimately and apprehended by a cop that hates his job. On the bright side, this PSA highlights the negative side of drinking. [Source]
Even though Snooki is pregnant the Situation newly sober, things don’t seem to change for the Jersey Shore crew. According to US Weekly sources, the cast were in yet another bar brawl while filming their 6th and final season for MTV. I know, colour me surprised.
While the cast was trying to have a good time at Seaside Heights’ Bamboo Bar on Friday night, a couple of drunk guys saw the camera and began taunting the girls. They then turned their attention to Vinny, Ronnie, Pauly D, and the Situation. Obviously, the drunk guys haven’t seen enough episodes to know that insulting the Jersey Shore crew results in a couple fists to the face.
The Situation, Ronnie, Pauly D, JWoww’s boyfriend Rodger, and Pauly’s friend Ryan were fighting off just about everyone, including the bouncers. Even JWoww threw a couple of punches. Vinny, who is probably the smartest and most self-aware person of the cast, kept himself out of the fray.
If you’re wondering where pregnant Snooki was, don’t fret. She wasn’t anywhere near the ruckus, and was probably at her new digs away from the Jersey Shore house.
Yikes! Looks like Snooki has been caught in an embarrassing scandal again.
While she prepares to become a mother, photos of her posing nude have now surfaced.
“Clearly these are old and personal photos that were not meant for the public,” her rep says to E! News. “It’s a shame someone decided to leak them for obvious personal gain.”
Seriously? I would have thought celebs would have known better than to take nude photos of themselves at risk of being leaked.
But seeing that this is Snooki, who has been known to act scandalous and irresponsible, this shouldn’t be very shocking news.
I sure hope she’ll tone down her behaviour once the baby arrives!
Oh dear. This is bad.
The Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is following the steps of cast-mate Pauly D and getting into the music industry by releasing his debut single ‘How the F– We Gettin’ Home?!’.
With the song dropping on Wednesday, it features lyrics such as: “Waiting for a night like this, I’ve been waiting for so long / We don’t take it easy, someone take my keys, please / I don’t think I’m able to drive.”
According to Zap2It, the song is currently only available through the Facebook game app Songster, which allows people to remix the track.
But considering how dreadful it already sounds, do you really expect it to win some Grammy Awards?
Obviously set to a fist-pumpin’ club beat, at least we know Ronnie is supporting the “Don’t drink and drive” law.
Listen to the track here:
I’m dreading this Fox dating show called The Choice, which features sleazy, celebrity bachelors that all agree to go on semi blind dates. The show is set up similar to The Voice in that the celebs can’t see their potential dates — they can only hear their voices. The contestants share their date pitches with the celebrities until they’re chosen.
GAG. Apparently Fox likes to recycle every successful show by applying the exact same formula to other aspects of life.
Celebrity bachelors include Jersey Shore’s Pauly D and ‘The Situation,’ as well as American Idol
star singer Taylor Hicks. First, I don’t know why anyone would want to go on a romantic date with anyone whose motto is DTF and also, why would Joe Jonas need help finding a date? Weren’t girls all over him a couple years ago?
Female celebrities include actress Carmen Electra and model Hope Dworaczyk. The trailer below insists no one plays the dating game like Fox, but The Choice and Take Me Out is a little too tacky for me. What do you guys think?
Watch it here:
Snooki told In Touch that her little bundle of meatball will be a boy! That’s good news I guess. I mean, lady dyed her dog’s hair pink so imagine what glamming she’d do to a little girl.
“I thought it was going to be a girl. I was hoping it would be, because all girls want girls. It’s still my baby, no matter what,” she told the magazine. “I’m excited either way!”
Snooki confirmed that she’ll be on the next season of Jersey Shore, however, she’ll be staying in a location NEAR the boozy Shore House, rather than in it. Snooki is also in prime position to pop around September, which would be a convenient season finale no? But we can’t plan these things…
Snooki also told the magazine pregnancy has made her feel icky and gross and she’s just not in the mood for sex lately. She’s decidedly given up partying, choosing to devote herself to motherhood instead. “I’m not going to party hard anymore, even after the baby is born. Being a mom changes you,” she said.
Finally, the names. She and fiance Jionni La Valle are debating between Lorenzo or Jionni Jr. Which do you prefer?
In a move that proves Snooki might not be such a terrible mom after all, the reality star has decided not to live in the Jersey Shore house next season. Instead, she’ll live NEAR the house.
According to TMZ, she’s taking her pregnancy very seriously (why wouldn’t she?) and doesn’t want to be surrounded by boozy, loud roommates. So it seems she’s more into the GTL side of things than DTF. By the time the show starts filming this season, Snooki will be about ready to pop. Wouldn’t that be a cinematic ending?
We’ll also see a different side of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, as he just got out of rehab and plans to remain sober this season. Next thing you know, JWoww will be planning a wedding and Vinny will FINALLY go to law school.
No, for real. Jersey Shore Shark Attack follows over-gelled guidos and guidettes on the Jersey Shore as they hunt for a giant man-eating shark with machine guns.
Here’s the background: in 1916 there really were a series of brutal shark attacks along the coast of New Jersey. Since then, the shark attacks have become part of American pop culture, though no one has quite done as much to tarnish the legend like this Jersey Shore Shark Attack movie. Nookie and his friends are just looking for a fun holiday weekend on the Shore but when a famous singer is eaten alive the shark hunt begins. Now the Preppies must work together while saving the inhabitants of the Shore. Gag.
The movie is Jersey Shore meets a B-list version of Jaws and even has cameos from Vinny Guadagnino, the Soprano’s Tony Sirico and N Sync’s Joey Fatone. I’m guessing it’s supposed to be a parody (or at least I hope) so the poor special effects and overdone stereotypes might make for campy, unintended comedy.
Watch it here:
Preggers power. I’ll cut a bitch if you mess w my baby! twitter.com/snooki/status/…
— NiC0LE P0LiZZi (@snooki) April 3, 2012
Jersey Shore’s Snooki might be small but we always knew she’d be willing to throw a drink in your face if you got in her way. When you bring a baby into the equation, Snooki is even fiercer and will in fact cut you if you mess with her unborn child. Snooki looks adorable intimidating in her huge glasses and pink shorts. The multi-talented reality star also has the skills to film the fight for legal purposes on her cell phone while curling her fist.