Hoboken denies film permit for 'Jersey Shore' spinoff with JWoww and Snooki
While there have been loud whispers Jersey Shore mascots Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi would be getting their own spinoff, one city in the Garden State is so prideful, so conscious of its public image, it has denied the show a permit to film there. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, scenic cultural mecca Hoboken, N.J., has finally taken a stand.
"Based on protecting public safety and quality of life concerns for Hoboken residents, the city has denied a film permit for a spin-off of the Jersey Shore to be filmed in public locations," Mayor Dawn Zimmer said in a letter to MTV and 495 Productions, the Star-Ledger reports. The letter says the show, which would feature the girls bouncing around town, wanted a 24-hour permit that would violate a law prohibiting filming in residential areas after 11 p.m., "which includes virtually all of the city of Hoboken."
In fact, the mayor says previous footage shot in public areas were done without proper permits, with Zimmer implying that some officials had been bribed to allow the filming. That ends now, she wrote: "Any attempts to film in a manner that is not permitted without a permit will be dealt with immediately and aggressively by the city of Hoboken," the letter stated. The locals are already filling in their mail-in ballots for Zimmer's re-election. The rest of us are pretty glad to hear it, too, and we don't even live there.
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