The town that for millions made Jersey Shore synonymous with Snooki and fist-pumping was among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy — and its famous summer residents sent their prayers to those affected.
“Sandy destroyed Seaside — our second home,” Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi told MTV News in a statement. Many spots seen on the show, including the Star Jet roller coaster and boardwalk, are gone. But the rental house where cameras rolled remains intact.
Snooks was more true to form on Twitter: “Ugh trying to change my son’s diaper while holding a flash light is not easy,” she wrote.
Jenni “JWoww” Farley appeared on the Tonight Show, and host Jay Leno asked about the house she owns with her fiance in Toms River.
“Fixable, I want to say. It’s really, it like hurts the heart a lot,” she said, adding she is also without power.
Vinny Guadagnino told MTV that Seaside Heights had become his second home, and tweeted that Staten Island, N.Y., where he lives, “looks like war zone.” “Pauly D” DelVecchio sent thanks to the “heroes” who were working to help.
The gang asked their Twitter followers to donate $10 to the American Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999.
Don’t mess with Gene Hackman.
Police in New Mexico say the Oscar winner was acting in self-defense when he slapped a homeless man who had become aggressive toward him and his wife Betsy Arakawa The Albuquerque Journal reports that the incident occurred Tuesday afternoon in downtown Santa Fe, where the star couple has a home.
The man, identified by the Santa Fe New Mexican as 63-year-old Bruce Becker, approached the couple as they were leaving a restaurant and called Hackman’s wife a “c--t.” Hackman slapped Becker, who then called the police to report what had happened and with whom (read: someone famous — ka-ching!). Becker has a history of run-ins with the law.
Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars has more casualties: Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel were cut. “The journey has been absolutely amazing, but to have to cut it short, that always sucks,” Bryan told Us Weekly. “Louis is incredible — he really pushed me.” And three-time champ Derek Hough isn’t doing well. The 27-year-old pro aggravated a pre-existing neck injury during Tuesday’s broadcast. He says it’s a bulging disc on his vertebrae and needs surgery. It is unclear if Hough will stay in the competition.
George Wendt has been forced to pull out of The Odd Couple after experiencing chest pains Sunday, Playbill reports. The beloved Cheers star, 64, was to play Oscar Madison in the Chicago stage production starting Nov. 9.