Happy Hump Day, everyone! Time for another 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.
Sayreville’s native son Jon Bon Jovi gets the Oprah treatment when the rock singer is featured in “Oprah’s Master Class,” airing at 10 p.m. Sunday on OWN. In an exclusive clip to “Entertainment Tonight,” Jon gives credit for his success in the music business to his hometown mentor. “And a man by the name of Al Parinello moved in across the street from my childhood home, and he was in a club band,” Jon reveals. “He was like, a hip guy, and he showed us how to play songs – and he showed me how to play ‘House of the Rising Sun.’ … When you learn a song, you start to think about songs, when you think about songs you want to write songs. When you write songs, you get to be here… Thanks to his encouragement, I stayed with it.”
Edison native Susan Sarandon proves that age is just a number in an interview in this week’s People. The actress, who stars as the mother of Ed Helms and Jason Segel in the new film “Jeff, Who Lives At Home,” admits, “It’s true there aren’t that many good parts” for women over a certain age. But, adds the 65-year-old mother of three, “That’s one of the things you have to make your peace with – or get out of the business because everyone has those moments. I’m not the only one.” Perhaps one of the things keeping Susan looking and feeling young is her co-ownership in the New York City-based table tennis club, SPiN.
TMZ has had its hands full with salacious reports of various New Jersey-related reality stars this week. First, it reported that “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino entered rehab to deal with substance abuse issues. For his part, the Manalapan-raised, GTL-obsessed MTV star rejects those claims, saying via his Facebook page that TMZ’s reports are “ridiculous embellishments” and that “you can’t believe everything you hear.” That’s not exactly denying it, though… The gossip site also says that former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Danielle Staub of Wayne and former “Jersey Shore” instigator Angelina Pivarnick are raking in the dough by simply chatting with fans on the phone. Danielle, TMZ says, receives $18 per minute to chat up fans via Dial-A-Star.com. Her tally of $6,000 makes her the most lucrative *celebrity* on the site since its launch last week. Angelina’s total, meanwhile, was over $3,000. To quote Jerry Seinfeld, “Who are these people?”
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