'Jersey Shore' Italy: Three Days in the Life of a Drama Queen

It's 3:03 a.m. in a sweat-stained nightclub in Florence, Italy, and tension is in the air.

The tension has been brewing since early this afternoon -- Thursday, June 2 -- when Snooki (Nicole Polizzi), a star of MTV's taboo-busting reality show Jersey Shore, started guzzling booze, anxious about the imminent arrival of her American boyfriend.

In fact, it might have been brewing even longer, perhaps since the day before, when this reporter arrived in Florence and was brought straight to the bank-turned-apartment that houses Jersey's eight mostly Italian-American castmembers, who've been ensconced here for nearly three weeks in an ambitious attempt to return them to their ancestral roots. Read More...



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