When “American Idol” closed out its audition shows last week with an episode in Pittsburgh, we were left wondering: what happened to New Jersey?
(Reuters) – Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey vetoed on Monday a $420,000 film tax credit dubbed the “Snooki Subsidy” for the reality show “The Jersey Shore,” citing the state’s budget crunch. Christie, a longtime critic of the raucous MTV show that offers a less than flattering portrayal of life in the Garden State, said […]
By BETH DeFALCO, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being sued over his administration’s refusal to release any correspondence between Fox News President Roger Ailes and the governor or his staff. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey filed suit Monday on behalf of a reporter for Gawker Entertainment […]
NEW YORK James Gandolfini may find himself at the wheel of his first TV series since ‘The Sopranos.’ HBO said Gandolfini is an executive producer of ‘Taxi 22,’ a project early in development that could serve as a starring vehicle for the actor, best known as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano. ‘Taxi 22’ is […]
TOMS RIVER, N.J. A judge in New Jersey has agreed to hear a lawsuit that claims producers of MTV’s hit reality show ‘Jersey Shore‘ engaged in a “criminal enterprise” by profiting from showing fights that cast members deliberately provoked. Attorney Eugene LaVergne of Long Branch said Monday that he filed the suit in March. It […]
NEW YORK George Stephanopoulos will soon find out if he really has a poker face. The ‘Good Morning America‘ anchor will travel to an Atlantic City, N.J., casino. It’s part of a May ratings stunt on the morning news show where team members are followed as they chase some dreams. The segments will air next […]
TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A New Jersey judge has again denied a request to block the release of episodes of the MTV reality series ‘Jersey Shore.’ State Superior Court Judge Joseph Foster rejected the request of three people who say their reputations will be damaged because they’re shown fighting with cast members. An attorney for […]