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September 18, 2014

MastersOfReception

MTV's Jersey Shore: yet another chance to laugh at the Garden State

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 11th 2009 7:06PM
As much as I loved The Real Housewives of New Jersey, I knew that I was loving it for all the wrong reasons. I'm New Jersey all the way: born here, went to college here, have lived here all my life. About ten percent of the people I've met fit the yelling, lunkheaded Jersey stereotypes we've seen on TV since The Sopranos; what I don't understand is where reality TV's recent fascination has been with the louder residents of the Garden State.

First it was Housewives. Then it was Cake Boss, where Buddy Valastro and his crew scream and gesture so much it's a wonder how their cakes don't collapse in the oven. Even TLC's relatively gentle Masters of Reception seemed to highlight the more "Jersey" aspects of my home state.

Now we have Jersey Shore, an MTV reality series premiering December 3. It documents goings on last summer in a shore house with the "hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos," according to this particularly annoying promo:


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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Are 'Masters of Reception'

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 17th 2009 6:00AM
Kelly Ripa and Mark ConsuelosThey've been married (several times) on-screen as co-stars on 'All My Children,' which led to the real-life coupling of 'Live With Regis & Kelly' co-host Kelly Ripa and her actor hubby Mark Consuelos. Now, the duo is working together on another project: TLC's new wedding planner reality series 'Masters of Reception' (Aug. 18, 10PM ET), which Ripa and Consuelos are producing via their MiLoJo Productions company (named after their three children, Michael, Lola and Joaquin).

Ripa and Consuelos talk to AOL TV about their new wedding series, their own DIY nuptials and how Regis is likely to be on TV a lot longer than they are. – By Kimberly Potts

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