Shore Franchise Catches a Wave as Floribama Debuts to Big Ratings and Original Jersey Shore Cast Returns

Winter is just a few weeks away. In New York, this means hearing excessive amounts of holiday music while listening to weather reports with the ominous buzzword “polar vortex.”

Luckily, we can count on MTV to help us through the winter doldrums. The network announced Monday the return of beloved franchise Jersey Shore, which ended in 2012.

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Love, Family, and Pride: What Viacom Employee Lottery Winner Joseph Stefan Learned From the Trailblazer Honors

Viacom is holding a series of employee lotteries for our summer award shows. The first winner, Shannon Griffith, flew from California to Tennessee for the CMT Awards, and was enamored with Nashville’s festive atmosphere, as well as the unpredictable ceremony.

Our next show, Logo’s annual Trailblazer Honors, celebrated harbingers of social change in the LGBT community. This year’s ceremony followed an unprecedented, incomprehensible attack on the LGBT community. Logo honored the 49 victims of Orlando’s massacre throughout its ceremony, and reaffirmed its commitment to fighting intolerance.

Our latest winner, Viacom’s coordinator for content distribution sales and business development, Joseph Stefan, witnessed the momentous occasion at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. I spoke to Stefan about the powerful experience.

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Singer Rachel Platten being interviewed before the Trailblazer Honors. Read More

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Stefan and Snooki bonded over memories of the Jersey Shore. Read More

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They even took a selfie together. Read More

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Celebrity stylist, Carson Kressley, and Joseph Stefan. Read More

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The cathedral of St. John the Divine was a breathtaking location for the ceremony. Read More

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Guests mingling before the ceremony. Read More

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Snooki & JWoww vs. Kathie Lee & Hoda

by Daina Amorosano, Viacom

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Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi and Jennifer ‘JWoww’ Farley chatted with Kathie Lee and Hoda on The Today Show this morning over a drink (virgin, organic for the mom-to-be) to promote their new show, Snooki & JWoww, and talk a little bit about pregnancy (Snooki’s baby boy is due in a month and a half), marriage (Snooki and her fiancee are focused on the baby first, then marriage) and their commitment to wedges and heels.

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‘Viacommander’ Dauman @ D: Dive Into Media

by Mark Jafar, Viacom

In case you missed it…Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman sat down with Peter Kafka at AllThingsD’s D: Dive Into Media in January.

Dauman discussed his vision for Viacom, the ins and outs of the company’s cross-platform distribution strategy, the reasons behind the failure of recent anti-piracy legislation and more.

And who better to open up a high-minded intellectual discourse on the future of media than the Queen of Media herself, Snooki?

Click above to catch Ms. Polizzi up top with a warm introduction of “Philly D,” followed by the full interview.