Only in Jersey: 2/3/12

Welcome to the fourth edition of Only in Jersey!

If it’s filming in Jersey, takes place in Jersey, or is about celebs from Jersey, you will find it here.

Expedia pitchman Michael Ian Black has found the humor in house hunting. The Hillsborough native has live-tweeted twice (most recently Tuesday night) during seemingly random reruns of the HGTV reality show “House Hunters International.” Joining him in exchanging witticisms is fellow funnyman (and “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” contributor) John Hodgman. Among Michael’s observations: “John, I prefer house #1. Second choice is #3. This means they will pick #2” and “Thank you, John. Once again, we have shown people that living overseas is always a tragic mistake.” If you’re interested in reading more of Michael’s “House Hunters International”-related tweets, check him out on Twitter. He is also the author of several books, including the upcoming “You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations.”

Ken Leung/Photo Credit ABC

He played the ghost busting son of Dharma Initiative scientist Dr. Chang in “Lost,” but now Old Bridge’s Ken Leung has set his sights on something a little less ambitious: the couch potato shut-in neighbor of Sarah Silverman in her untitled pilot NBC comedy. TVLine reports Ken’s introverted character will be a love interest for Sarah, who plays a woman returning to singlehood after the end of a long-term relationship. Judging by Ken’s quick-witted delivery in “Lost” (particularly in the sideways story as Sawyer’s fellow police detective), he should have no problem delving into this sitcom.

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Taylor Armstrong received threats from a New Jersey teenage girl via Twitter this week. According to Radar Online, the teen sent Taylor tweets threatening her and her little girl with harm at the reality star’s upcoming book signing on Tuesday, February 7, at Bookends in Ridgewood. “The teenager appears to suffer from mental health issues,” a law enforcement source told Radar Online. “Taylor is extremely grateful to the FBI for identifying the culprit.”

Marissa Lopez/Photo credit TLC

A Pompton Lakes resident was crowned the winner of TLC’s “Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker.”  The “Cake Boss” himself, Hoboken bakery owner Buddy Valastro, selected 24-year-old Marissa Lopez as the top competitor in the second season of the reality series. Marissa, interestingly enough, is listed on the show’s website as a cake decorator at The Brownstone in Paterson, which just happens to be owned by the husbands of current (Caroline Manzo) and former (Dina Manzo) stars of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” She is also the owner of Delicious Treats in Hawthorne. The prize package includes a $100,000 grand prize the opportunity to work with Buddy at Carlo’s Bakery.

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