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.”

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“Lost”: Stick a fork in me, I’m done

Well, “Lost” is definitely over and done with. Too bad the ending wasn’t as enjoyable to watch as this:

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Jeff freakin’ Probst!!! How awesome is that?

Anyway, I digress. I guess I’m trying to postpone expressing my feelings about the finale, which not surprisingly is polarizing “Lost” fans into separate camps: those who loved it versus those who thought it was a cop-out. But for now – maybe some distance will help – I’m erring on the “not-too-satisfied” side of things.

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Say it isn’t so: “Lost’s” Sawyer is a dad!



Us magazine reports that hunky Josh Holloway, who plays the deliciously sarcastic Sawyer on “Lost,” is officially a father. His wife, Yessica, gave birth to a girl, Java Kumala, on April 9.  Apparently her parents are huge coffee drinkers. Here’s the full story:

Holloway, 39, was expected to attend the Royal Hawaiian/Louis Vuitton fundraiser for the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation Sunday afternoon, but canceled after Yessica went into labor.

In December, Holloway announced he was going to be a dad while filming the fifth season of J.J. Abrams’ series on location in Hawaii.

The couple — who wed in 2004 — initially said they didn’t want children.

“We have changed our minds…only recently,” Holloway told USA Today last March. “Basically, nature happened.

“If you’re in a loving relationship with someone, [having] children becomes a part of it,” he continued. “I don’t know exactly when or how, but we’re very open to either having our own children or adopting.”

I’m happy for Josh and his wife, but bummed because this news completely crushes my fantasies…

Who’s going to be permanently “Lost”?

Rumors are flying that a major character will be killed off of “Lost” by the end of the season.

Surely you can't be serious...

Surely you can't be serious...

Could it be Sayid? Sawyer? Sun? Hurley? Nah… I’m going to guess it’s one of my favorites, Desmond.

Here’s what E! Online says about the situation:

*The character is one much-loved by fans.

*Their death will result in them leaving the show permanently, like the Hobbit (Charlie), Boone, Libby, Shannon… need I go on?

*The character is not Kate. (Not that I ever seriously considered it to be, even when reports came out that she might be leaving the show.)

Initially I thought it might be Hurley, but honestly I don’t think they would get rid of him. He’s too beloved by fans, if that’s possible. Desmond’s been on the periphery all season, and his storyline’s been completely marginalized. I mean, what was that bit a few weeks ago with the pendulum? He seemed uncontrollable, and I’m sure Ben doesn’t want to deal with him.

Anyway, E! goes on to say that the actor/actress was just informed of their character’s imminent demise last week and is none too happy about it. “Unfortunately, [he or she] found out after the script treatments were sent out to some of the crew on the set,” says E!’s super-secret source. “So it wasn’t the best timing.”

I’ll say! It’s never the best time to find out you’re being written off the biggest show on television… I’m going to miss ya, Brother!

“Lost”: Yup, that’s the perfect name for this show

I am so confused.

I definitely like Sawyer's new glasses more than these./Credit ABC

I definitely like Sawyer's new glasses more than these./Credit ABC

Last night we learned that Sawyer, Juliet, Ghostbuster dude Miles, brilliant dude Daniel and Jin are hanging with their homeys – aka Dharma Initiative people – in 1974.

But that confuses me, because Daniel caught a glimpse of a little redheaded girl who was obviously Red, aka Charlotte. Even if she was 3 years old there, that would make her in her late 30s now. Unless, of course, I’m not supposed to be thinking in 2009 terms. Didn’t the plane crash happen in 2005? Is 2005 the “present” to those on the island? What happened to the Oceanic 6? Did they lose a couple years when they returned to civilization?

Combine that confusion with all of that time skipping last night – “three years ago” versus “three years later” – and I’m thoroughly confused. It hurts my head to think about it. Ow.

I did like how Sawyer – excuse me – James LaFleur – is in charge of the compound’s security. That’s rich! And what is CTU’s Michelle Dessler doing working for Dharma? And why does that guy Horace look so familiar? Haven’t they already had some kind of run in with Horace (maybe as a corpse)?

And what was the reference to the hostile indigenous people? Since when are The Others indigenous to the island?

Most importantly, will Sawyer dump Juliet now that Kate has returned?

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