Posted: 26 Aug 2012 09:20 PM PDT
NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Jersey Shore reality star Nicole Polizzi, popularly known as Snooki, has given birth to a healthy baby boy, her representatives said on Sunday.
Polizzi, 24, one of the breakout stars of the MTV hit reality show Jersey Shore, which follows the loves, brawls and assorted dramas of a group of New Jersey beach housemates, had her baby in the early hours at New Jersey hospital.
"The world just got another Guido! Lorenzo Dominic LaValle has entered the world weighing six pounds, five ounces. Nicole, Jionni and Enzo are doing great," her representatives said in a statement.
The pint-sized Chilean-born star whose hard-partying Jersey Shore antics were a major factor in making it a hit show, announced in March her pregnancy and her engagement to boyfriend Jionni LaValle.
She has become one of television's most well-known reality stars, putting out a novel and branching out with her own spinoff show along with Jersey Shore co-star Jennifer "Jwoww" Farley.
While she and Jersey Shore have been the subject of some ridicule, the show has consistently topped U.S. TV ratings for cable channel MTV.
Posted: 27 Aug 2012 12:53 AM PDT
In conjunction with the premiere of Southland Season Four, HyppTV, Telekom Malaysia's pay TV service, is giving fans of the show a chance to win cool merchandise.
All you need to do is complete this sentence: "I love Southland because ..." and post it on Twitter.
Make your reply as snappy and witty as possible (remember, Twitter only allows 140 characters in a single post), and, most importantly, mention @HyppTV in your tweet. The good folks over at HyppTV will choose the best posts and contact the winners directly.
Among the items up for grabs are a HyppTV pillow and bag, Big Bang Theory and Person Of Interest folders, Southland caps, foldable bags, posters and much more! The contest begins today (noon) and ends on Wednesday (Aug 29) at 6pm.
Posted: 27 Aug 2012 12:53 AM PDT
Detective Lydia Adams (Regina King) is smart and perceptive, possessing excellent investigative instincts. Working in the homicide division after previously spending two years in the gang unit, she is one of the sharpest detectives around.
She is sometimes impaired, however, by the emotional connection she holds to the cases she handles, as well as her insistence on doing things her own way.
Lydia has gone through numerous partners over the past few years. But she may have finally found the right fit in her new partner.
Ruben Robinson (Dorian Missick) is Lydia's new partner and a detective trainee. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he joined the Marines and served two tours in Afghanistan. He and Lydia seem to speak the same language and work well together.
Considering Lydia to be very wise when it comes to doing the job effectively, he hopes to learn as much as he can from her.
A family man, with a wife and three kids, Ruben doesn't define courage as facing danger and overcoming it. He defines courage as being able to get up the next day to do it all over again.
Officer Sammy Bryant (Shawn Hatosy) recently returned to being a beat cop after his detective partner was murdered during a confrontation with gang members in the previous season. Emotionally scarred by the tragedy and its effect on his partner's family, Sammy tried to take matters into his own hands by personally going after those involved. Sammy is a new father to six-month-old Nate and is discovering how his dangerous job could possibly affect the safety of his son.
Officer John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz) is a seasoned patrol cop who most recently served as a training officer to Officer Ben Sherman. Suffering severe back pain from various work-related injuries, John became increasingly dependent on painkillers, making it almost impossible for him to function in his job.
Recent surgery on his back should put him on the road to recovery, but the emotional wounds caused by his drug addiction may take longer to heal. John is very guarded about his private life, but that may change when he uses his own experiences to help a suicidal teen.
Officer Ben Sherman (Ben McKenzie) is a rookie cop whose handsome face and winning smile make him a target of friendly ridicule among his fellow officers. Having recently completed his training rotation, Ben is now much wiser to the ways of the street – something he never learned growing up in a life of luxury. While he has moved on to the next phase of his police training, Ben's short fuse still lands him in trouble and shows his inexperience. Because of Cooper's addiction to painkillers, Ben was forced to carry more responsibility than a typical officer trainee.
Officer Jessica Tang (Lucy Liu) is a smart, engaging and caring officer assigned to John Cooper. Her first task is to evaluate his physical state on his first day back from surgery. She's been on the force for 13 years, but she's only been back on the streets for about a year after being nearly beaten to death by a man she pulled over.
The video of the beating is now used to train officers on what not to do during a routine traffic stop.
Although Tang has enormous courage and strength, she relies on quirky habits throughout the week to keep her life in order (like, she won't turn left on a certain street and has to eat at a certain place on a particular day).
Consequently, she has several unfortunate nicknames in the department.
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