| 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.
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 6:40 AM
"I’m very hip, very trendy and very into the scene, I guess": Sorrentino poses with Boca Tanning Club owner Jen Boronico
The Situation wants to get you in bed. Well, his tanning bed, anyway. Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation”...
| 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...
| May 30, 2012
| 6:57 AM
The abs of Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino have been immortalized in comic book form. The "Jersey Shore" personality and Wizard World unveiled the cover of his new comic Wednesday, in which Sitch is a superhero.
Created by Sitch and artist Greg Horn, the...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 10:11 AM
Let me start by saying, "YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW I FEEL, NO IDEA!"
Once you see this episode, these words will be equally ingrained in your head like they are in mine, and it’s annoying.
Deena and another one of her meltdowns dominate the first...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 11:04 AM
This week’s episode was a little light on the real drama, and heavy on the stupid, intoxicated kind that is both short-lived but high-strung and ugly. OK, let’s just cut to the chase, this week was another sloppy meatball episode.
| Mar 8, 2012
| 8:45 PM
We've been waiting for "The Situation" situation, the ultimate showdown between Snooki and Mike, since Italy. The culmination of all the underlying tension that wafted through the vintage shore house occurred this evening, and all I have to say is this:...