Diane Herbst


On Location: Jersey Shore Returns to Seaside Heights for Season 5

Jersey Shore

It's a drizzly winter afternoon in Seaside Heights, and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi — her newly slimmed-down body poured into a skintight dress that barely covers her backside — sits at the bar, legs crossed. Unlike the drunken, foulmouthed clown she seems to embody much of the time on the MTV reality hit Jersey Shore, Snooki is quiet, even demure, thanks in part to being under the weather. "I was burning up last night," she says. Her fever is accompanied by a sore throat and swollen glands. But, she says, "I know when to turn on the switch."

And turn it on she does, along with her seven other cast mates — Deena Cortese, "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino — scattered throughout the Beachcomber Bar and Grill in the town that launched them into pop-culture infamy. The gang, who wrapped... read more

The X Factor: Moving On From Judges-Gate

Simon Cowell

It's time to move on from the drama over the sudden shift in judges on The X Factor. So says Simon Cowell of British pop singer Cheryl Cole's sudden replacement by Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, originally slated as the show's co-host. "It's about the contestants, they've got no interest in us bickering," Cowell told TV Guide Magazine at the show's auditions in Newark, NJ on June 9...
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