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Pop Culture Alert: A Lady Gaga Theme Park?

27 Apr
Lady Gaga visit Disney World

Lady Gaga visit Disney World

As crazy as Lady Gaga may be to some people, one thing you can’t deny is that she cares about her fans aka “little monsters.” After a recent visit to Disney World, there have been some rumors going around that Lady Gaga is in talks to create her very own themed park. According to a recent article from Jaunted, the pop star’s even been talking to Alice Cooper to share some of her ideas for what might be called “Monster Island.”

Music theme parks haven’t done too well in the past (Hard Rock Park; Dollywood), but with Gaga’s creativity, this one might stick (if it actually comes to life, that is…).

Check out the full article on Jaunted and let me know what you think about a possible theme park from Lady Gaga!

Pop Culture: MTV’s “Jersey Shore” Cast Heading to Italy

29 Mar

I am not a big reality TV fan, by any means, but no matter how hard I try, I can’t avoid the craze that surrounds MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” My co-workers love it, every major news outlet reports on it, heck, even Snookie was on my flight to LA last month. It is EVERYWHERE!

Now the cast is heading to Italy, one of my favorite places on Earth, and the locals are not-to-happy about this at all. Haven’t been following the news? Check out this recent Huffington Post article or Hollywood Reporter.

I’m curious to see what sort of welcome they are going to give the cast. After all, these are the kids who have made a career out of poking fun at ignorant Italian stereotypes.

I lived in Italy for 4 months and know first hand that Italians are NOTHING like what you see on shows like “The Sopranos” and “Jersey Shore.” They are warm, friendly, smart people who respect their culture and history (don’t even get me started on their food and wine…). Knowing how passionate they are about their heritage, I’m curious to see how this will all pan out. Will the locals welcome the cast with open arms, plates full of pasta and homemade gelato? Or will they give them a less-than-stellar experience while filming abroad?

I’m thinking this is all likely just hype built up by the media. Italians are lovers, not fighters. With a little bit of first-hand experience under their belts, I’m sure the cast will come back with a little more respect for the people they so often poke fun at. What do you think?

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