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Universally unbeloved 3-episode Jersey Shore veteran Angelina Pivarnick wants to pitch a reality show called The Comeback. To get there, she needs $8,000 to film a pilot. So here she is on KickStarter, asking for your help. She's raised $560 thus far, with only 10 days to go!Here's what's in it for you.For $1, Angelina will tweet at you.For $5, Angelina will follow you on twitter.For $25, Angelina will send you a signed photo of herself. (Here's hoping it's this one.)For $100, Angelina will call you on the phone to say thank you.For $500, Angelina will Skype you.For $1,000,
The NOH8 campaign is a photo-protest against California's gay marriage ban Prop 8, in which people get their pictures taken with duct tape over their mouths, to symbolize their voices being silenced. (It's coming out now because the Supreme Court is ruling on the constitutionality of Prop 8. The Jersey Shore's JWOWW, aka Jenni Farley, has taken it a step further.If you're upset about not seeing JWOWW around, now that Jersey Shore is over, check out her bustling twitter feed, where dieting tips and updates on Snooki's baby will surely life your spirits.
Honestly, we want only good things for Snooki as long as she stays off our damned TVs. So we hope it's good news that she sold her Cadillac Escalade for $77,000. "The Jersey Shore star put her custom 2011 Cadillac Escalade up for auction on eBay, citing it as "the actual car that she has driven in many of her television appearaces... this is not a vehicle that you can buy every day, it is an opportunity to own a piece of pop culture history!" The car, which has custom wheels, ambient lighting and Snooki's autograph on the hood, was originally listed
Forbes may call A.C. the 15th-most miserable city in the country, but at least three of the city's clubs are among the highest-grossing in the country. Per Foobooz:For an entertaining portrait of Pool After Dark, check out Michael Callahan's piece from the magazine's October issue. [Foobooz]
- Pool After Dark at Harrah’s ($15 to $25 million)
- Dusk at Caesar’s ($5 to $10 million)
- Mixx at The Borgata ($5 to $10 million)
Well you can't say we didn't see it coming. Revel, which opened in April to much fanfare, will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March.The voluntary, prepackaged bankruptcy envisioned for late March will wipe away about two-thirds of its $1.5 billion in debt by converting more than $1 billion of it into equity for lenders...Existing management will remain in place, no layoffs are planned, and employees and vendors will be paid as usual, the company said. The restructuring should be completed by early summer, it added.Governor Christie's office expressed optimism for Revel's chances, while the Local 54 casino workers' union,
Construction to rebuild the wrecked boardwalk at Seaside Heights has begun.The best rehabilitation, however, might just be the departure of "Jersey Shore." [CBS 3]
Heavy equipment began drilling holes in the sand and pounding pilings into the ground Friday in the first phase of a project that could ultimately cost $6 million to $7 million. Mayor Bill Akers says the mile-long walkway should be done by May 10, but amenities like railings, lighting and ramps will come after that.
A.C.'s embattled Revel casino is giving off serious smoke signals that it's preparing to file for bankruptcy. The Wall Street Journal (paywalled, h/t Grub Street) reports that Revel has hired restructuring lawyers and bankers whose presence can only means one thing. Revel is currently $1.2 billion in debt and is likely trying to get ahead of the "prepackaged bankruptcy" it would try to convince its (angry) creditors to sign on to. [Grub Street]
Ocean Grove, a South Jersey community whose boardwalk was ripped to shreds by Hurricane Sandy, was denied relief aid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Here's why: Its oceanfront is owned by the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, a nonprofit owned by the United Methodist Church. Private groups like those can't receive FEMA funding, so tough luck, pardner. Ocean Grove lost its pier, a fishing club that stood on it, and much of its boardwalk. Total damage is estimated around $3.5 million. [NJ Spotlight]
It's only a humanitarian crisis when Bono shows up. Today Hurricane Sandy received the official Bono imprimatur, as he's joined fellow new arrival Brian Williams in helping leading Pat Christie's Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Williams, the NBC host and daughter to "Marnie," grew up on the Shore, will Bono needs no excuse to help people wherever he goes dammit. [CBS 3]