Jersey Shore cast reenacts scenes from Oscar-nominated movies

The cast of Jersey Shore has been busy proving they are not actors by reenacting scenes from Oscar-nominated movies on TBS’ Lopez Tonight this week.

Among the scenes are Snooki as Brad Pitt in Inglorious Basters, Vinny in Inglorious Basterds, and Pauly D in Avatar, who does the best acting, perhaps because he’s on-screen for only a few seconds and does nothing except a hand gesture.

But my favorite is this scene from The Hurt Locker–a film that actually stars a former reality star who can act quite well, It Factor’s Jeremy Renner, who’s been nominated for the best actor Academy Award for his work. Anyway, the Jersey Shore version works best because Ronnie, Pauly D, and The Situation all make fun of themselves.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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