'Jersey Shore' and 'Entourage': Twilight of the Bros

The loud and shameless desperation of male vanity run amok haunts hit shows

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The boys of HBO's Entourage Claudette Barius/HomeBoxOffice

On one level, Jersey Shore and Entourage might seem like they're coming from different places. After all, one is an Emmy-nominated Hollywood satire heading off into the sunset for its final episodes. The other is pure reality-TV sleaze, with DJ Pauly D freaking out because he can't get his blow-dryer to operate on Italian voltage.

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