'The Show With Vinny': Paola Giaimo makes sure her son (and his crew) are well-fed

Paola Giaimo is in her element: the kitchen. She moves deftly between sink and stove and smiles at people making their way through her Staten Island, N.Y., home.Giaimo, mother of Vinny Guadagnino of "Jersey Shore" fame, is a major part of her son's Thursday MTV program, "The Show With Vinny." It's set in the modest house where Guadagnino grew up, and she cooks for whoever is around.Make all the jokes you want about Italian mamas; Giaimo is the real deal. She's from a tiny town in Sicily, and she makes everything from scratch.On the table is a platter of sausages and olives. Last night she made spaghetti and meatballs for the crew. This is one show that has no need for craft services. Mom is craft services.It feels like a victory just to get her to sit. She loves to talk about cooking, and she tells Zap2it her favorite meal to make is "a really...



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