The 7 most iconic ‘Jersey Shore’ moments

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Seven years ago, we all tuned into Jersey Shore for the very first time. None of us could have predicted the impact the reality show would have on the world when the housemates dragged their luggage (or trash bags) packed with Ed Hardy graphic tees into the Seaside Heights shore house, The cast fist pumped their way through six legendary seasons, truly leaving a mark on reality television forever.

Okay, maybe it wasn’t that deep. Either way, here are some of the moments that have sealed the show into our memories forever.

7. The Prank Wars
Whether it was turning the living room into the rooftop or secretly filling Mike’s room with stinky cheese, each prank was more ridiculous than the last. There is no better cliffhanger than an unreturned prank.

6. Deena’s faceplants
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usually had a tough time making it through a room, let alone a full episode, without falling over. Her clutzy habits were adorable and hilarious and her dedication to wearing heels was admirable.

5. When Pauly D had a stalker
In the eighth episode of the first season, DJ Pauly D had a stalker. The guys referred to her as a “stage five clinger,” which is probably what you and your friends still refer to that guy you met that always double texts you.

4. Every single time Sammi Sweetheart ever yelled “RAHN STAP”
If there’s not already a Jersey Shore drinking game (there probably is), taking a sip every time Sammi yelled “RAHN STAP” would probably get you drunk enough to get kicked out of Karma.

3. Pauly D and Vinny’s Bromance
Remember when Vinny picked that piece of lint out of Pauly D’s hair at the beach? That was honestly one of the greatest acts of humanitarianism of our time. These two had one of the most enviable friendships ever.

2. When Snooki couldn’t find the beach while she was literally on the beach
In the third episode of season three, Snooki got a little too drunk at the beach (it happens, okay?) and had some trouble locating the beach. Unfortunately, she was arrested for public intoxication, but that was five years ago so we’re probably all set to laugh it off now, right?

1. The catchphrases
She’s too young for you bro, cabs are here, t-shirt time, DTF, smushing, GTL, grenades, meatball problems… the list goes on forever. Catchphrases were undeniably the greatest thing about Jersey Shore.

Have a favorite Jersey Shore moment that we missed? Let us know with a tweet to @omjfeed!

These are the most famous women raised in Bergen County

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Brooke Shields and Lea Michele both grew up in Bergen County

What does it mean to be a Jersey girl? To these ladies, who all grew up in Bergen County, it means taking their Garden State upbringing and going on to do fabulous things in the world of entertainment.

Stacey Dash is the Paramus High School graduate went on to star as Dionne in the forever popular film Clueless alongside Alicia Silverstone. She’s since gone on to become a conservative commentator and author of the memoir, There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative.

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Genie Francis, whose birth name is Eugenie Ann “Genie” Francis Frakes, made soap opera history playing Laura on General Hospital. She has since gone on to star on numerous other soaps, including Days of Our Lives and All My Children.

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Lea Michele grew up in Tenafly and starred in Broadway shows as child, including Spring Awakening, Les Misérables, Ragtime, and Fiddler on the Roof. Best known for her role as Rachel Berry on Glee, Lea now stars on Scream Queens and is the author of the memoir Brunette Ambition and the journaling book You First.

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Karen O grew up in Englewood (birth name: Karen Lee Orzolek) and is the lead singer for Grammy nominated rock band The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who are currently on hiatus. In 2014, she put out solo album Crush Songs.

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Daphne Oz grew up in Cliffside Park and then graduated from Princeton University. In addition to being one of the co-hosts of talk show The Chew. She’s also a natural foods chef and the author of Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun.

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Brooke Shields has been in the public eye since her childhood acting days, when she starred in Pretty Baby at age 12 and that infamous Calvin Klein jeans ad at age 15. She grew up in Englewood and went on to graduate from Princeton University, a period she details in her memoir, There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me.

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Mira Sorvino grew up in Tenafly, and went on to have a major role in Mighty Aphrodite directed by Woody Allen, for which she won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.

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She also co-starred alongside Lisa Kudrow in Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion. Who could forget this infamous dance scene?

In 2007 Jordin Sparks who grew up in Ridgewood, became the youngest winner of American Idol at 17. She went on to release three solo albums, and was nominated for a Grammy in 2009 for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “No Air.”

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Photos: Holy Name Medical Center’s Annual Founders Ball

Holy Name Medical Center 2016 Founders Ball

Holy Name Medical Center held its 30th Annual Founders Ball at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The yearly event is an opportunity for the Teaneck hospital to fundraise, maintaining its position as a premier community medical center with its cutting edge medical treatments and technologies.

Check out our gallery for a look inside this fabulous event.

Photos: The 2nd Annual JustinTime Foundation Fundraiser in Hoboken

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Amanda Keenan and Jackie Emma

The JustinTime Foundation held its second annual fundraiser on December 3 in honor of of Justin Pasquariello, a Hoboken man who unexpectedly passed away in 2015. The foundation seeks to provide support for the children and families who suffer the sudden loss of a parent. Justin’s friends, family and supporters of the foundation gathered at the Pilsener Haus and Biergarten to raise money to assist local families. Support is offered in form of scholarships, activities for children, emergency expenses, grief counseling and more.

Check out our gallery for an inside look at the event.

Teresa Giudice uses fashion to fight against domestic violence

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Since the beginning of time, fashion has been used to express individuality and/or promote a message. This was true on Friday, when Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice used it to take a social stance against domestic violence.

The Paterson native shared a photo herself wearing an all-black ensemble along with other women in similar attire to support the Jersey Battered Women’s Service. The event was held at Rails Steakhouse in Towaco, a fan favorite of the entire RHONJ cast when it comes to restaurants in the Garden State.

“In black to black-out domestic violence. Looking forward to working with @karolinadehnhard who is on the Board of Directors of the#jerseybatteredwomensservices@lindajberger @suezbell68 @roxy311#stoptheviolence #enddomesticviolence#survivor #familyfirst #luv #nomore,” Teresa’s caption read on Instagram.

The Morris County based organization’s sole mission is to protect and empower those effected by domestic violence, offer rehabilitation services for family members in need, while also educating and spreading the word about the consequences and signs of the aggressive behavior. JBWS hopes to one day create a culture that will no longer tolerate these heinous acts.

Little details have been revealed about the upcoming project the mother of four is working on with JBWS, but we’re positive it will help toward the betterment of the cause.

Her little brother Joe Gorga also came out to support. Teresa’s sister-in-law and ENVY store owner Melissa Gorga was spotted hanging out with friends enjoying a holiday dinner.

Hanging out with my little brother @joeygorga ❤️@railssteakhouse #BrotherandSister

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Let the Christmas dinners begin! 🍷 #aboutlastnight #sparklypants @envybymg @mariachappa @jaclynciurciu

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An unofficial ranking of ‘Jersey Shore’ star Ronnie Magro’s most ridiculous hashtags

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After a thorough creep through Jersey Shore star Ronnie Magro’s Instagram, I am not confident that the famous guido knows what a hashtag is.

Actually, I might not be giving him enough credit. Perhaps I’m the one who has been using hashtags wrong all along. Ronnie’s Instagram captions are so out of this world, that once you’ve read a few, you’ll be rethinking your entire social media game. (Seriously, each caption must take Ronnie 45 minutes to type. These hashtags are ridiculous.)

Here are some of Ronnie Magro’s most wonderful Instagram hashtags:

1. #PersonallyIHopeMyChickWouldveToldMeYourMessingUpYourJordansStupidGetInTheHouse

This is a 79 character long hashtag. The entire English alphabet would fit inside of it three times. It’s much longer than the common #ootd, #tgif, or #tbt hashtags that we typically see on Instagram, but perhaps just as functional. Now, we all know exactly what to say to Ronnie if we ever see him standing outside in the rain.

2. #OrSomethingAboutTheCupInTheBackground

When Ronnie posted a photo of his new, lean abs, he knew that the haters would soon find something to criticize. They’d say he looked too skinny, #OrSomethingAboutTheCupInTheBackground. Personally, I’ve never used this hashtag before, and neither has anyone else in the entire history of Instagram. But hey, maybe it’ll catch on.

3. #IPrayMyKidsAreAsGoodLookingAsMyDog

Ronnie shared a photo of his handsome dog, Franco. The caption included #EyebrowsonFleek, which is always a personal favorite hashtag and #YeezyDogOnsie, which is also quite creative. However, in this particular caption, I think that #IPrayMyKidsAreAsGoodLookingAsMyDog takes the cake.

Unsurprisingly, little Franco has his own Instagram account, which is also filled with crazy hashtags.

4. #HadMyChain&MyCarStolenAllInTheSameMonth&Returned

Unfortunately, there’s no way to check and see if another Instagram user has ever used this hashtag before, because it contains special characters that prevent the hashtag from functioning as a search tool. But, I’m going to play it safe and bet that nobody else has ever used #HadMyChain&MyCarStolenAllInTheSameMonth&Returned because that is an extremely specific situation.

5. #FaceSwollenLikeRosieODonnel’Ankles 

Am I missing something? Is there a joke about Rosie O’Donnell’s ankles that I’m not in on? Probably not. This is just another weird hashtag.

6. #Pullover #NopeSorryItsCardigan

Ron shared this adorable photo of his pre-fist pumping days. I’m not sure why Ronnie originally wrote #Pullover if he’s actually wearing a cardigan, but at least he apologized for misleading us.

7. #DamnDidATbtOnAWeds

Come on, Ronnie! Save your throwback photos for Thursdays!

#Tbt #VeteransDay #Merica 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #DamnDidATbtOnAWeds 😩😂🙈 #Texting&WorkingOut❌❌❌

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8. #ImJustGladNoneOfMyAuntsWereInTheCrowdOramyFriendsMothers

Ron shared a photo of himself dressed as a Chippendale dancer and let us know how glad he was hat none of his aunts or friends’ mothers caught a glimpse. Except, then he shared the snapshot with his 810,000 followers, so there’s a good chance they’ve all seen it by now.

9. #TodaysGoingToBeLikeGoingToWalmartOnBlackFriday

A simple, yet effective way to let us know that today will be a very chaotic day in the life of Ronnie Magro.

10. #ThatMomentYouRealizeYouWentFromSleepinTheBackOfYour92AccordToWaterView&TheHills 

Ronnie shared this scenic shot with a heartwarming caption to remind his followers to take a moment to appreciate life.

Never “stahp”, Ron.

 

Holiday gift guide: 10 luxe presents for the woman who has almost everything

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Are you shopping for the woman who has it all? Believe it or not, she probably doesn’t have these 10 fabulous gift ideas. From the Bentley of hair dryers to a limited edition Chanel eyeshadow palette, here’s 10 luxe presents for the lady who has almost everything.

Karlito Pouch with Mink Fur Detail from Neiman Marcus (Paramus) $1200
How adorable is this Fendi calf lether pouch detailed with likeness of Karl Lagerfeld (his signature sunnies made of dyed mink of course)!? Any fashionista would die to get her hands on one of these.

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Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer from Sephora (Paramus) $399
This is the Bentley of hair dryers. Dyson’s newest creation has intelligent heat control technology, which helps prevent extreme heat damage and helps dry hair at a rate of speed not previously seen before. This is perfect for the busy mom or working woman who doesnt have time to wait around to do her hair.

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La Prairie Iconic Caviar Indulgence Set from Bloomingdale’s (Hackensack) $1055
The beauty lover on your list will go crazy over this this luxurious Skin Caviar set, which nourishes while increasing firmness and elasticity.

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MCM Nomad Coated Large Leather Weekend Bag from Neiman Marcus (Paramus) $1200
You can never have too many pieces of fabulous luggage. This luxe MCM logo-embossed leather tote is perfect for a weekend jaunt.

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Tarmac Passport Holder from Hermes (Short Hills) $235
What woman doesn’t love a pop of orange (especially when it’s Hermes)!?  This epsom calfskin passport holder in the luxury brand’s iconic color is sure to make anyone’s holiday a little brighter this year.

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Classic Small Sac De Jour from Saint Laurent (Short Hills) $ 2,990.00
This classic It bag is sure to be on the top of every fashionista’s wish list (and bucket list!). It comes in a wide variety of colors and textures, but our personal favorite is the iconic black crocodile embossed style.

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Ombres Lamees De Chanel Eyeshadow Palette from Chanel (Short Hills) $105
Chanel took their holiday limited-edition eyeshadow palette up quite a few notches this year. It looks exactly like their iconic tweed jacket! It’s almost too pretty to use, so we suggest buying two, one to save as a collectable and one to actually wear.

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Marc Jacobs x MTV Logo Sweatshirt from Nordstrom (Paramus) $1400
Marc Jacobs collaborated with the music-video channel on a limited-edition capsule collection that brings the ’80s back in the best way. This long-sleeve sweatshirt evokes major nostalgia for their days of 24/7 music on MTV.

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Valentino: Mirabilia Romae Hardcover Book from Neiman Marcus (Paramus) $250
This would make the perfect addition to any fashion lover’s coffee table. This book brings readers into creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli’s world of inspiration, revealing their vision of the Valentino woman.

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Monogram Canvas Case from Louis Vuitton (Paramus) $5000
Every girl dreams of owning a Louis Vuitton trunk. She certainly will not be dissapinted with this iconic gift which would made the ideal travel accessory or organizer for the closet.

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How to make Frank Sinatra’s favorite cocktail

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Jack Daniels was Frank Sinatra’s drink of choice.

Frank Sinatra was the ultimate crooner of his day and frequented many famous bars, but only had one drink of choice: Jack Daniels. It all started when the Hoboken native was at a bar with entertainer Jackie Gleason during the golden age of cocktails. It was a night for serious whiskey thought Sinatra, and that’s when Jackie turned to Sinatra and said, “Have you ever tried Jack Daniel’s?” After the first sip he was hooked.

There was always a stash of Sinatra’s favorite libation in the hold on his private plane, kept his personal stock secreted away at home and always had a bottle and a chilled glass, covered with a white linen cloth waiting for him off stage.  And there was even a bottle brought to his final resting place.

Celebrating with the big man tonight. #sinatra #jackdanielssinatra

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Now, you can have a cocktail like the singer himself as the Jack Daniel Distillery recently released Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century, the brand’s latest collaboration with the Sinatra family to celebrate The Chairman of the Board’s Centennial. Like all of Jack Daniel’s expressions, Sinatra Century is crafted using the same cave spring water from the Jack Daniel’s Hollow, proprietary yeast and charcoal-mellowing process that’s been used in the distillery’s nearly 150-year-old Tennessee Whiskey recipe.

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Frank loved to entertain with a cocktail in hand.

From there, the whiskey enters specially selected “Sinatra” barrels hand-picked by Master Distiller Jeff Arnett. In those barrels, the liquid is exposed to extra layers of perfectly toasted oak through a grooving process only done at the Jack Daniel’s Cooperage. This allows the ultra-premium whiskey to achieve a pleasantly smoky and rich oak aroma that Sinatra was known to adore.

Something different for a Friday night #quitefridaynight #jackdanielssinatra

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Commenting on Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century, Frank Sinatra Jr. explains, “Sinatra Century is a fitting tribute to Dad and the perfect way to mark his centenary in December. Jack Daniel’s was Dad’s drink of choice, whether entertaining friends, or making new acquaintances. Therefore, it only seems right that we raise a toast of Sinatra Century to the musical legend as we celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday this year.”

And if you really want to be like Frank, follow his favorite recipe.

Frank’s Way (How Sinatra took his Jack Daniel’s):

  • Two fingers of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
  • 3 cubes
  • Splash of water

In celebration of Frank Sinatra’s 101st birthday on December 12, fans of Ol’ Blue Eyes can hop a flight from Newark to Las Vegas and step inside Bar Prohibition! at hotel Golden Gate. This historic hotel and casino is serving up “Frankie Two Fingers” in a setting reminiscent of the Rat Pack era.

You’ll never guess who these celebrities follow on Instagram for laughs

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Besides the whole fame thing, it’s becoming more and more apparent how much in common we have with today’s celebrities. Social media has become a way of life and like us, they can’t get enough of it. Let’s face it, everyone gets a little selective when it comes to who they follow on Instagram, and celebs are no exception. That’s why we decided to do a little digging in search of who your favorite A-listers turn to for laughs on Instagram.

While some of these pairings might surprise you, others will give you the satisfaction of knowing you have good taste when it comes to the hilarious accounts you follow.

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Snooki and Betty White

That’s right, Jersey Shore star  Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi is a huge fan of actress Betty White and we don’t blame her. The 94-year-old kept us in stitches on her hit series The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland. She’s proof that women only get funnier with age.

I taught Cam everything he knows. #SuperBowl #SB50

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Lea Michele and The Fat Jewish

The former Tenafly resident loves the craziness that comes out of Josh Ostrovosky‘s (The Fat Jewish) mouth! Not to mention, his page is full of repost-worthy memes that anyone can relate to. We’ve experienced firsthand how much of a blast it is to hang out with him. Remember his White Girl Rosé event?

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Christina Milian and Khadi Don

Glamour magazine named her the ‘Realest Girl on the Internet’ because she turns real situations into comedic videos that will have you spitting out your drink. The Jersey City native and singer makes sure to keep Khadi Don in heavy rotation on her social feed.

Every time I watch or listen to Selena🌹 #RipSelena

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Zach Braff and FuckJerry

The South Orange native  joins a string of other celebrities who are obsessed with FuckJerry, an extremely funny account created by meme curator Elliot Tebele. His wife Jessica Anteby is just as creative, running a meme account geared toward women called BeigeCardigan.

#PARMBOYZZ (twitter: Jaime Kessel)

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J.R. Smith and Kevin Hart

The NBA star and Freehold native has always been a big fan of the award-winning comedian. Not only does Kevin make you laugh hysterically on both the big and small screen, but he also allows his humor to shine through his Instagram.

Classic….. #ComedicRockStarShit

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