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Gov. Chris Christie Says His Weight is 'Fair Game' for Late Night TV Hosts (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 5th 2011 9:45AM
Chris ChristieDuring his lengthy press conference yesterday to announce that he's still not running for President, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie answered dozens of questions from reporters on a variety of topics.

He even addressed how he's become such a figure of fun for late night TV hosts.

Saying "it's not news flash to me that I'm overweight," Christie said making jokes about his girth is "fair game" for late night TV hosts, but only if their jokes about it are good.

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Chris Christie Vetoes 'Jersey Shore' Tax Credit

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 27th 2011 11:50AM

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie won't say if he's running for president, but he's definitely campaigning against 'Jersey Shore.' NJ.com is reporting that Christie has vetoed the controversial $420,000 tax credit the New Jersey Development Authority had granted the boozy MTV reality show.

"I have no interest in policing the content of such projects," Christie said in a statement. "However, as chief executive I am duty-bound to ensure that taxpayers are not footing a $420,000 bill for a project which does nothing more than perpetuate misconceptions about the state and its citizens."

Seaside Heights mayor P. Kenneth Hershey had previously defended the tax credit, arguing that having the show film in his beach town helps the local economy.

NJ.com reports that the same program has handed out entertainment-related tax credits to 'Hell in a Cell at Newark,' several live wrestling shows, and 'Chlorine,' a film starring Kyra Sedgwick.

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One State to Rule Them All in 2010: The Year of New Jersey

by Joel Keller, posted Dec 23rd 2010 10:00AM
Jersey Shore cast season 2Festivus is here! On the first day of Festivus, TV gave to us ... one state to rule them all!

When we were deciding on what to put in our Festivus countdown, it was pretty obvious what we would talk about on the day itself. A theme permeated much of the television landscape in 2010, especially in the reality category, and it had to do with a part of our country that's small but densely populated, often derided but misunderstood, and where you can get a pretty damn good slice of pizza just about anytime you want.

Yes, I'm talking about New Jersey.

As a lifelong resident of the Garden State, I quickly volunteered to write about TV's Jersey obsession in 2010, mainly because my relationship with these shows mirrors how I feel about the state itself. Like the shows that depict it, New Jersey is frustrating, annoying and downright ugly at times; at others, it (and they) can be entertaining as hell. And while TV gave people a skewed version of the state this past year, at least it was fun to watch.

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Ed Schultz: Chris Christie is a 'Cold-Hearted Fat Slob' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Sep 27th 2010 11:55AM
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has received a lot attention for an incident in which he confronted a heckler during a campaign event for California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, and told the heckler that it is "people who yell and scream like you who are dividing this country."

Christie's reaction enraged the easily enrage-able Ed Schultz. On the 'The Ed Show' (Weekdays, 6 PM ET on MSNBC), Schultz made it clear he doesn't think Christie, a Republican, has any business telling anyone to be respectful, since Schultz believes Christie's policies have been damaging to American workers.

"What we are seeing out of this governor of New Jersey is just go to the money, cut whoever you have to cut, there is no ramification for any of this because he is cold-hearted fat slob anyway," Schultz ranted.

Right before this attack on Christie's girth, Schultz mentioned how he wouldn't be silenced in his fight for racially equality. So it is a bit ironic Schultz would then so quickly single out Christie for his physical appearance.

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Chris Christie Takes Credit For 'Real Housewives of N.J.' Reconciliation (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Sep 7th 2010 4:22PM
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared on 'Morning Joe' (Weekdays, 6 AM ET on MSNBC) Tuesday, and predictably, the conversation turned toward his state's most popular exports: 'The Real Housewives' and 'Jersey Shore.'

Before quizzing him on his presidential aspirations, Mika Brzezinski asked the Republican about Monday night's big reconciliation between Danielle Staub and some of her castmates on 'The Real Housewives' reunion special.

"Another symbol of the Christie administration," Christie bragged, playing it straight. "Bringing people together."

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Disowns The Cast of 'Jersey Shore' (VIDEO)

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 28th 2010 12:59PM
Chris ChristieYou would think that the cast of any show that gets tourists to come to your state would be welcome in that state, no? Well, not if that show is 'Jersey Shore.' New Jersey governor Chris Christie isn't thrilled with the cast and wants nothing to do with them, as he told Matt Lauer on 'Today' (weekdays at 7AM ET on NBC).

He disowns them not just because of the way they act but because of the fact that most of the cast isn't even from New Jersey, they're from New York. He thinks New York should take them back.

Actually, the state of New York would probably like to have nothing to do with them either. Also the 48 other states too.

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Could this have been the "crazy" thing Shepard Smith was talking about?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 28th 2009 8:04PM
The other day, Fox News newsman Shepard Smith announced on his Facebook page that something "crazy" would be going down on his show. Just what kind of crazy are we talking about? A monkey wearing a Napoleon hat crazy? Putting two bananas in your ears and barking like a walrus crazy? TiVoing Brothers crazy?

He never officially confirmed just what the "crazy" thing would be, but I wonder if this is it. Smith, the Fox News Channel's equivalent of Edward R. Murrow, issued an official apology for his network's (and I'm actually quoting) "lack of balance."

The "lack of balance" in question referred to Fox correspondent Shannon Bream, who conducted an interview with Republican candidate for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, but failed to nail down his Democratic opposition Jon Corzine. Smith said he didn't know the candidate wasn't interviewed and that "If I had control, it wouldn't have happened." Quick, someone check The Weather Channel for Hell's temperature and five-day forecast!

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