With summer approaching, it’s always fun to remember those crazy gorilla juice heads and spandexed guidettes that know how to do summer right.  Right?  There is, obviously, a lot of changes going on with the Jersey Shore crew, but that doesn’t mean they are going anywhere any time soon!

In a recent interview with V Magazine, Snooki opened up on the ins and outs of filming a shore based reality show, sharing a few secrets of behind the scenes restrictions.  “When we film I really don’t care what I look like. I just enjoy it and have fun. That’s why people love us,” she explains.  “I’m overweight because we’re drinking and eating bad, but when I’m not filming I never drink and I eat healthy all the time.”

While that may be the case, Snooki defends her behavior by citing the MTV’s rules during filming.  “You can’t leave without a film crew with you..If you want to leave, you have to tell them an hour before so they can get ready,” shares the guidette.  “There are no cell phones, no TV, and you can’t read. You can’t write or pass notes. You can’t listen to music, you can’t do anything. It’s kind of like being in jail for two months—and people wonder why all we do is drink! It’s because there’s nothing else to do! It passes the time and makes it fun. If you’re sober the whole time, you will go insane and kill yourself.”  That sounds a tad extreme, but that’s a meatball for you!


Of course, that meatball is a mini-mogul, mother-to-be, soon-to-be-spin-off star, and author, and she’s once again assaulting book stores with her newest tome, Gorilla Beach.  Her newest work of fiction (about a tiny meatball with a penchant for hair poufs and nip slips…I wonder where she got the inspiration?) hits shelves on May 15.  After reading an excerpt from the first chapter, I must say it is so awesomely bad (she describes a character’s moods as swinging like elderly man parts), she may just want to write a book together with the 50 Shades of Grey lady.  If you’re feeling squirrely and have some time to kill, you can read a sampling of that literary work here.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

As you all know, Snooki may be excellent at self-promotion, but she’s not alone.  All of her Shore mates seem to be cashing in on the show with a wide range of endorsements and products.  The most recent roommate to bring the sexy back with sports bras and custom (they’re crystal, y’all!) iPhone covers is the sweetest bitch you’ll ever meet, Sammi Giancola. While she may not be as popular as some of her crazier counterparts (although her on-and-on with Rawn can be entertaining), she’s definitely not going to miss out on making bank with deals outside of the show.

In an interview with The Gloucester County Times, Sammi reveals that she’s got a lot of irons in the fire.  In addition to her Dangerous perfume, she’s releasing Dangerous Desires which she describes as “citrusy and tropical, the total opposite of Dangerous.”  You can smell good while donning Sammi’s new line of exercise clothing (“sports bras, yoga pants and jackets–the cutest stuff ever!”) called Sexy Sweetheart.  Oh, and don’t forget your iPhone case which will be “handmade with crystals, individually made for everybody.”

While promoting her new endeavors, Sammi admits she tries hard to maintain a level a normalcy in her life that may elude some of her tan cast mates, telling the paper, “I definitely play soccer every week and try to keep life as normal as I can.”

That certainly doesn’t mean that she doesn’t get her fair share of attention.  Sammi says, “The most difficult part is not having a private life.  Like, you can’t go to the store without being recognized. But honestly, there isn’t a negative part to this. It’s actually really cool to know people that know who you are.”

As for her Shore counterparts, Sammi states that they “hang out with each other a lot.”  They are all looking forward to the newest addition to the crew–Snooki’s baby meatball!  “I couldn’t be more excited,” Sammi exclaims. “This has definitely changed Nicole for the better. We’re all really excited for the first ‘Jersey Shore’ baby.”  As are we all, Sammi, as are we all.


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