MTV to go easy on 'guidos' in new 'Jersey Shore'
(AP) - The head of an Italian-Americangroup says the producers of MTV's "Jersey Shore" reality showplan to go easier on Italian references in its second season.
UNICO national president Andre DiMino says he met with officialsof MTV parent company Viacom and they promised to cut down on shotsof the Italian flag and use of ethnic terms such as guido, whichsome Italian-Americans find offensive.
Cast member Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has no problem using theG-word. She says her guidos and guidettes in New Jersey miss herand she's looking forward to getting back to Seaside Heights forfilming next month.
The show focuses on a group of 20-something Italian-Americans ata rental house.
MTV says it "made some adjustments" but won't interfere in howcast members refer to themselves.