One of the worst moves in American judicial history was Judge Lance Ito's decision to allow the OJ Simpson murder trial in 1995 to be televised. Making a bad idea worse, Ito went on entertainment programs like a small-time comic trying to work his way to Vegas. The OJ Simpson trial was the precursor of the modern reality television series.
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As we look to finish up the year and put 2013 behind us, it's always fun to reflect back on what made it all so memorable. Since year-end lists are one of the best parts of the season, I thought I'd do my own version: The top ten most memorable marketing moments of 2013.
By Scott Dodd, OnEarthA few weeks ago, the editorial board of New Jersey's largest newspaper bowed to the inevitable and endorsed Chris Christie's nev...
We've just announced the five worldwide destinations where it believes North American travelers will get the best travel deals in 2014.
This, the Jersey Shore, is the home of commuters, the working stiffs, the souls whose families moved from the north back in the 1950s and 60s, paying on the cheap to live in a Beach Haven West bungalow with no winter insulation or flood insurance to worry, or care about.
When Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Jersey Shore one year ago today, the scenes of devastation hearkened back to the '62 storm, but this time firsthand images were immediate and prolific.
While so much work still needs to be done in many of New York and New Jersey's residential areas, several popular destinations have bounced back. From the Hamptons to the Jersey Shore, here are six popular places that survived the storm and why you should pay them a visit.
If you've seen ads for Don Jon that make it seem like a fairly standard romantic comedy, it might surprise you. But that's because Don Jon often feels and often looks like two kinds of movies awkwardly mashed together.
This past August I spent a week in a rented two-family house in Belmar, NJ with members of my family. It was a beautiful house with a large wrap-around porch in a very quiet neighborhood. As I sat in one of the fatly-stuffed cushioned chairs that ringed the porch I couldn't help but think how different my first Belmar summer house experience was nearly three decades earlier.
The Louisiana Gulf Coast and New Jersey Shore stand out as two American regions most traumatized by hurricanes in the last few years. Yet, while the losses for many will be lasting, the mood of tragedy is being gradually lifted by a refreshing storm of culture, particularly in music.
Even in these last few weeks of the summer travel season, we continue to hear summer songs that capture the spirit of the season or stir memories of waterside romance. But how many were inspired by an actual location?
The Jersey Shore is opening its arms and calling all gays to come and check it out. Ok, it's not the entire shore, but it's a pretty sweet piece of it called Asbury Park.
In Point Beach, the boardwalk, as well as the post-card scenery that draws hundreds of thousands each year, are all back, resurrected from the empty days of November and December, when only the sounds of sand-filled dump trucks filled the lonely night air.
For the second year in a row, What's Trending streamed live from the Samsung Hope For Children gala blue carpet, where we teamed up with Samsung to...