Jersey Shore guys illustrate Village Voice’s “queer issue”

Village Voice Jersey Shore Three of the Jersey Shore men are shirtless on the cover of the Village Voice this week, and that’s notable because it’s the magazine’s “queer issue,” and their photos illustrate a cover story about men on the down low in New Jersey.

While the paper has a regular interview about season two with Mike “The Situatio” Sorrentino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, and Vinny Guadagnino, the “down low” article points out that “[c]entral to the show’s success is The Situation & Co.’s blend of the homophobic and homoerotic, mixed together like a potent Long Island Iced Tea. Ronnie’s ‘fucking faggot’ boardwalk rants, The Situation’s gay-for-pay media plays, and Pauly D’s shirtless photos (showcased on dicks-out website GuysWithiPhones.com) have all shaken the cocktail.”

According to a Page Six source, the guys “didn’t know” they were being photographed for the queer issue, which could inflame their homophobia, except I’m pretty sure their inner attention whore always wins any battle.

The Guido Ideal Goes On The Down-Low in Jersey [Village Voice]
Jersey Boys Queer Shock [New York Post]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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