NOW THAT'S FUNNY
Yes, it's really going to happen. MTV confirms that Season 4 of the "Jersey Shore" will be filmed in Italy. Or, as the cast might say it, "Itlee."
"While the stateside "Jersey Shore" locales have become iconic for our audience ... Europe is a fresh spin on a show that continues to reach new heights for us," MTV's Chris Linn said in a statement. "The cast is headed to the birthplace of the culture they love and live by."
The culture they love and live by is from Italy? I thought it was from Seaside Heights.
Most people realize that what happens on the "Jersey Shore" has nothing to do with Italy. It will be interesting to see how the two lifestyles mesh. Here are some highlights we may look forward to from the Italian locales:
Will the Situation check out The Sistine Chapel?
Will the cast have an audience with the Pope?
Most of the beaches in Italy are topless. Will it be JWoww WOOWWWWW?
I visited Italy once, and I went to Rome, Florence and Venice. It was beautiful, and the food was good, and the sightseeing was spectacular. The Italians drive like maniacs. They zoom around Rome on motorbikes, and once you get on an open highway with them, all bets are off. My husband and I were going 95 mph and cars flew past us doing 120, with their children in the back seat. I'm not kidding. I'd like to see what happens to Snooki's poof at those speeds.
As luck would have it, the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is in the middle of a big prostitution scandal involving a 17 year old girl. The 74 year old Berlusconi has weathered such outrages before, and even survived two no-confidence votes last year. But his popularity is extremely low, and he may be looking for a good public relations opportunity.
He clearly likes younger women, and they appear to like him, too. Perhaps he could date one — or all — of the lovely Jersey ladies. Would they drink Chianti or Long Island Iced Teas?
Stay tuned for Gym, Tan, Lasagna.
Pam Lobley writes the "Now That's Funny" column. Sign up for her mailing list at pamlobley.com.