| Aug 19, 2011
| 4:13 PM
I've never sipped the Kool-Aid when it comes to reality shows.
Few scourges during the past two decades have pushed American morality spiraling toward the drain more than so-called reality TV.
Godawful slag like "Temptation Island," "The Swan," "The...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 8:02 PM
When we think of epic tales of love and loss in the history of drama ("Romeo and Juliet," "Anna Karenina," "Casablanca") surely one day many years from now we will look back on tonight's episode of "Jersey Shore" and add it to this canon.
| Jan 5, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Two drunk, loud and usually obnoxious "families" are vying for viewers on the midseason TV schedule: The guidos of “Jersey Shore” and the Gallaghers of “Shameless.”
Some might say comparing a reality show to a scripted drama is...
| Jan 29, 2012
For most men, it's about staying competitive in a youth-focused workplace. For others, it's a need to keep up with new young wives. And for some, well, they just like the sleek black tops on those "Jersey Shore" boys.
These are among the reasons stylists...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 9:40 AM
It was only natural after Vin left "Jersey Shore" that Pauly D. head out to a club to meet the rest of the gang and tell them the news. Everyone is surprised Vinny took all his stuff, and Deena sobs into her moustache, saying, "I love him."
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:00 AM
If the very first WrestleMania taught us anything, it's that celebrities will always have a place in the WWEUniverse. For years, WWE fans have been used to seeing actors, musicians, athletes, billionaires, reality stars and pretty much any other form of...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:33 PM
Happy March, y’all. We were treated to an early "Jersey Shore"episode this week, when we all learned that Snooki was said to be carrying a new member of Team Meatball around in her tummy. Assuming the rumored baby is Jionni’s (which I...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:04 AM
If it feels like the stars of “Jersey Shore” make club appearances in Chicago all the time, that’s because they do. Ronnie Magro appeared at 8fifty8 nightclub in the West Loop last month after appearing at Manor in River North in...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 11:05 AM
This episode was full of ups and downs, but was a great one overall. Again, I’m not sure if they’ve actually been that good, or if I’m just slowly getting nostalgic because "Jersey Shore" is coming to an end. Either way, the second to...
| May 16, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Tim Lee, PhD, does not have the usual demeanor of a standup comedian. Perhaps it's because he's also a scientist. There's nothing brash about him, but he doesn't get to his comedy by being self-deprecating either. Or snarky. Or any of the other usual...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...