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Teacher who punched Snooki apologizes, MTV didn’t air the punch despite history of violence

Gym teacher Brad Ferro has apologized for punching Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, and his act of violence was not broadcast as part of MTV’s Jersey Shore last night, despite the network’s previous willingness to show violence. Earlier in the week, MTV said in a statement, “What happened to Snooki was a crime and obviously extremely disturbing. …

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MTV cuts “guido” from Jersey Shore promos; exec says it’s “a fun show with heart”

MTV has removed the word “guido” from Jersey Shore‘s controversial promos, and MTV programming president Tony DiSanto says that had no idea the word or the show would offend people. “To be 100% honest, no, even as an Italian American. I just wanted to be cautious about toning down the partying. It never crossed my …

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Jersey Shore generates death threats to MTV, dropped sponsors, but low ratings

MTV’s two-hour debut of its docudrama Jersey Shore has generated a lot of press and even death threats to MTV employees, but it did not get a lot of viewers despite pre-season attention and controversy. The debut had 1.4 million viewers, according to The Hollywood Reporter‘s James Hibberd, who says he’s “surprised” more viewers didn’t …

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