Those crazy Jersey Shore kids are returning to Seaside Heights for Season 5 of the MTV trainwreck (premiering Jan. 5), and RyanSeacrest.com has a first look at the über-tanned debauchery.
Watch Snooki and Co. drink, smoke and smush their way across the tiny East Coast town in the promo below. And in other news: Poor, poor New Jersey.
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* Matthew Morrison told Jimmy Kimmel that as part of Glee‘s Christmas episode, which he directed and airs Dec. 13, Star Wars‘ “walking carpet” aka Chewbacca will appear in a “throwback” “Christmas special within [the show].” (You can watch Morrison’s sitdown with Kimmel here.)
• Brandy Norwood has joined the cast of BET’s The Game. The Grammy winner-turned-reality star will play a love interest for Coby Bell’s Jason during the sexy comedy’s upcoming fifth season (premiering Jan. 10).
• Ice Cube is set to star in and executive-produce Eye for an Eye, a drama pilot in development for FX, Deadline reports. The hip-hop star-turned-actor will play a veteran paramedic who, tired of seeing the result of violent crimes, begins a life as a vigilante.
• Emmanuelle Vaugier (Two and a Half Men), Carson Kressley (Dancing With the Stars) and Carrie Fisher (Star Wars) have all landed roles in Hallmark Channel’s 2012 production of a modern-day Christmas Carol, titled Caroling, per The Hollywood Reporter.
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