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Visitors bureau hot over 'Jersey Shore'

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The "Jersey Shore" original cast featured, as seen from the top row in 2009, Angelina Pivarnick, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Nicole "Snooki," Polizzi, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, and, bottom row, left, Vinny" Guadagnino,, "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola. Photo Credit: MTV

MTV, documentarian of the hot-tub culture and its in-heat denizens, recently released "Jersey Shore," featuring a household of summer beach bums and bumettes hopped up on hormones. Interestingly, the series did not offend promoters of oceanside family values but rather riled the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau.

"The show does not reflect the variety of destinations on the Jersey Shore or the variety of people in Seaside Heights," said the bureau's executive director, Daniel Cappello, who issued a press release expressing the group's discontent.

The program follows the exploits of eight people holed up in a summer rental in Seaside Heights. Cappello's beef is that it misrepresents the coastal region, which also includes such Hallmark Channel towns as Cape May, VH1 cities as Asbury Park and National Geographic Channel locales such as Island Beach State Park.

The show airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. and can be seen at mtv.com. For the "real" Jersey Shore, visit nj.org or seasideheightstourism.com.

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