TCA Press Tour: 'Jersey Shore' hits the 90210
First of all, it was the only news conference of the 10-day press tour where the guests of honor were not allowed to sit down. For a while, we thought the music would start and everyone would start fist-pumping. But that never happened and the "Jersey" kids stood for 20 minutes.
When we posed the question, they laughed until "The Situation" offered: "I think we're better standing up."
The real reason, MTV President of Programming Tony DiSanto explained later, was that the ladies were wearing micro skirts and he was afraid of wardrobe malfunctions. Fair enough. There's been an actress or two during this tour that would wish someone like DiSanto would look after them.
On to the games. Since these MTV stars are known for the things that come out of their mouths, here's some of our favorite lines:
"I happen to have spiky hair, a six pack and green eyes. It's working out pretty good for me."-- "The Situation." (Duh).
"You'll be surprised how entertaining you are just being yourself."-- Pauly D.
"Snookin' is when you're lookin'....snookin' for love. If I snook the night, then I took the night, get it?"-- Snooki, who is working on a snooktionary to help viewers understand her.
"We're still the same kids deep down inside...I still GTL from Season 1 to season whatever you want to call it."-- "The Situation."
"I don't really tan a lot. I have that Spanish skin on me, but when I start tanning a lot, that's when I get really dark." ---- Snooki
On a side note: MTV also introduced the media to the new cast member of Season 3, who is a longtime friend of Snooki's. Deena Nicole Cortese describes herself as "class in a glass and party in a body." From what we saw, we think that's accurate.
--Maria Elena Fernandez
Photo: Cast of 'Jersey Shore' (back row, L-R) Ronnie, Pauly D, The Situation. (Front row, L-R) Angelina, J Woww, Snooki, Sammi, and Vinny.