NJ governor slams Jersey Shore, because its cast is full of New Yorkers

New Jersey governor Chris Christie appeared on ABC’s This Week, and was asked about MTV’s Jersey Shore, which returns Thursday for its second season. He has a problem with it, but not because of the cast’s behavior or embodiment of stereotypes: but because they’re secretly New Yorkers.

He said it is a “negative for New Jersey. What it does is take a bunch of New Yorkers–who, most of the people on Jersey Shore are New Yorkers–it takes a bunch of New Yorkers, drops them at the Jersey Shore, and tries to make America feel like this is New Jersey.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

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Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.