So this Italian-American advocacy group, right? It says to MTV: "Hey, I think your show 'Jersey Shore' is racist against Italians." And MTV says, "Oh yeah? Why don't you come over and talk to one of our stars about this?"
So Mike Sorrentio, right? He's one of the cast members. And after the Jersey-based group UNICO says that Mtv's reality show "Jersey Shore" is racist Sorrentio tells MTV.com he doesn't see any Italian stereotypes in the show whatsoever:
I just happen to be 100 percent Italian, I happen to be in very good shape and my hair happens to be spiky... It's not necessarily a stereotype; it's just how it is... I know I didn't hold back and I'm not too worried about what people think. When I look in the mirror I feel good.
•Let's get ready to nitpick! Here is New Yorker film critic Richard Brody's list of the 10 best films of the decade. It includes—get this—"The Darjeeling Limited" at number 2. "Knocked Up" at number 8. Hey, Brody, my college roommate called: He wants his favorite movies back. [The New Yorker]
•According to Yahoo, more people searched for "Michael Jackson" than anything else on the Internet last year. (This contrasts with Google's results, which shows Twitter as the "fastest rising" search term.) Or maybe it was just one guy desperately searching for him 20,000 times. [THR]
•Keith Arem, the guy who directed the blockbuster videogame "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" will be directing the action film "Frost Road," staring Cary Brokawy. "Modern Warfare 2" has totaled more than $3 billion in sales, so it's unclear if movies counts as a pro- or a demotion. [Variety]
•Six cast members have been added to voice the new "Night of the Living Dead" CGI remake: Jesse Corti, Danielle Harris, Bill Moseley, Joe Pilato, Alona Tal and Cornell Womack. Who are any of these people? [THR]