J-Dimps, the Gangster Granny: Grandmother Gets Internet Fame
An 80-year-old Staten Island grandmother, known as Josephine Lambarti, aka Josie Dimples, aka J-Dimps, gained internet fame with the help of her grandson.
Josephine Lambarti isn't your typical grandmother. She's actually a sassy internet sensation known as J-Dimps. Her grandson, Danny Brandetine. Her husband died several years ago, so she turned to her grandson for company, and she knew he made videos over the internet.
“I was bored and I wanted some action, so I says, ‘Donny, you want to teach me the computer so I can, you know, tweet or something?’” Mrs. Lamberti explained.
Because of his grandmother’s smile, he gave her the nickname Josie Dimples, J-Dimps for short, and began making videos of her as a wisecracking grandma with a secret penchant for “Jersey Shore”-style, fist-pumping dance moves.
Mrs. Lamberti is certainly a youthful senior. Despite suffering from sciatica and having to use a walker and a cane, she is a whirling dervish of energy. She is constantly dancing around her home and cracking up her three daughters, six grandchildren and friends with comic rants, like one about how distasteful she found a local senior center she had been persuaded to try out.
Celebrities found J-Dimps on Twitter, who wants to get 80k followers before she dies. Currently, she as over 77,100. Celebrity Twitter users who have retweeted or corresponded with Mrs. Lamberti include Rosario Dawson, George Lopez, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Khloe Kardashian. Mrs. Lamberti exchanges messages on Twitter with some of the players on the New York Knicks. Nate Robinson of the Golden State Warriors sent her free tickets when the team was playing the New Jersey Nets at the Meadowlands and met her after the game. She also has a Facebook account, where she has over 1900 likes.
Videos of J-Dimps