Snooki and JWoww Won't be Causing Trouble in Hoboken
Hoboken won't be the new Seaside Heights after all. The mayor denied MTV the necessary permit to film in town.
JWoww won't be walking Juice Box on Washington Street this summer.
If you didn't understand half of that sentence, let us rephrase.
Mayor Dawn Zimmer denied MTV the permit it needs to film a possible Jersey Shore spin-off starring the two bustiest cast members: Snooki and JWoww.
In a letter written on Tuesday, Zimmer said that safety and quality of life are the determining reasons for not allowing the permit. Producers met with the city's Film Commission last week, according to the letter. Zimmer also made it clear in the letter that just a verbal agreement is not enough for the show to be filmed in public places.
In other communities, Zimmer wrote, it appeared as if the crew filmed in public spaces without formal permits.
"I write to put you, 495 Productions, MTV and Viacom on formal notice that there will be zero tolerance of this sort of approach in the city of Hoboken," Zimmer wrote.
And that's that. No meatball power in Hoboken this summer.