With less than a month until the August 4 premiere, MTV has released the official season 4 cast photo of the Jersey Shore cast!
In the above shot, the cast is all glammed-up for a late-night run through the streets of Florence, Italy where they filmed the fourth season from May to June.
As reported, the cast only got a one week break before they began filming the fifth season back in Seaside Heights, New Jersey late last month. The new season will debut Aug. 4 on MTV at 10/9c.
In other Shore news, after almost losing two cast members in a span of one week, TMZ is now reporting MTV has laid down the law!
According to TMZ, MTV has now instituted a zero tolerance policy for future cast runaways. Sources close to production reveal the network is very serious this time stating that if another cast member tries to walk off the show… that person will be fired, and the remainder of his or her contract will be terminated. No exceptions.
This is apparently a power play by the network to reassert some authority after two cast members nearly bolted in the same week. Vinny Guadagnino actually left the show for a week after complaining of being “burned out” only to return a week later. While Vinny was gone, The Situation also threatened to quit the show but returned hours later.
Photo credit – MTV/Ian Spanier Photography.
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Well that didn’t last long. A week after quitting the Jersey Shore, it appears Vinny Guadagninorealized he had nothing else going for him has had a change of heart!
Vinny was photographed above over the weekend moving back into the Shore house with the help of his roommates. So what happened? Well according to TMZ, it might have been his costars who convinced him to return to the show.
Sources tell TMZ Vinny met up with his castmates for dinner and a club Saturday night in an effort to heal the wounds between them. Evidently it worked. And despite the reports that the others were happy following Vinny’s departure (he was reportedly a pain to live with), his roommates appeared more than happy to welcome him back.
Vinny left the house/show after a fight with one of his roommates in addition to his complaints of “being homesick” and feeling “burned out.” Vinny’s castmate The Situation also stormed off the show last week after getting into it with producers but quickly returned.
MTV continues to film season 5 of the show in New Jersey while the 4th season is set to premiere August 4.
It appears MTV”s genius plan to have theJersey Shore cast film seasons 4 and 5 back to back without giving them a break continues to backfire.
Just days after Vinny Guadagnino quit the show for good, it appears The Situationmight be following in Vinny’s footsteps. According to TMZ, The Sitch actually walked off the show on Wednesday, expressing his frustration with the producers, before ultimately returning. Sources tell TMZ The Situation has been antsy lately even telling producers he doesn’t need the show.
And while TMZ is stating Mike is back in the house, another source tells UsWeekly that might be temporary. “Mike walked off the show. He’s so over the whole thing,” an insider says of the 29-year-old MTV star. “Everyone in the house is so unhappy.” Yikes.
The above photo was taken on Wednesday after The Sitch got into an argument with show producers, ripped off his microphone, and stormed off.
Without Vinny and Mike, it seems the show might be in big trouble. Perhaps the cast’s care free attitude also has to do with the report that MTV is planning to replace them after season 5.
In other Shore news, Jenni “JWoww” Farley is bringing her wow factor to the latest issue of Maxim magazine. The non Italian native strips down to some barely there lingerie in an all new spread. JWoww tells the mag her celebrity crush is Leonardo DiCaprio and her turn off includes guys who call her “JWoww.” She also reveals she was excited about filming in Italy because she actually studied art for seven years. More sexy shots of JWoww below!
Left photo credit – C.Smith/WENN.com.
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Forget the grenade whistle, sound the litigation trombone! As Jersey Shore progresses, the gorilla juicehead gang seems to be more about lawsuits than bathing suits. The Situation finally comes to a resolution with his estranged father, but Pauly D has been strapped with a lawsuit to the tune of millions of dollars. It’s a total GTL situation: Guidos Turned Litigants. Hey-oh!
It seems Mike Sorrentino’s recent Situation with his father has become a lot more civil. You may recall the older Sorrentino was basically exploiting his son and using his son’s fame and popularity to gain notoriety and some extra cash with his website TheConfrontationSite.com. So wrong. If I were Mike, I’d be calling my dad the “Bitchuation” but that’s just me. Luckily, according to TMZ, the lawsuit Sitch brought against his father with claims of using the star’s name, image and likeness without permission is being dismissed much like a grenade after a late night hot tub session.
Frank Sorrentino was sued by his son after creating a website, now defunct, which bashed the Sitch. Frank believes he was the victim of a con artist, Robert Fletcher, who hoped to capitalize on the Sorrentino’s rocky father-son relationship. Frank is apologetic and claims, “I regret getting involved with Robert Fletcher and I am sorry that I participated, to the detriment of my son Michael.” It’s worth noting that the terms of the settlement required Fletcher to pay Mike $5000 while his father got off scott free with just an apology. Blood is apparently thicker than water at the Shore.
Meanwhile, DJ “Pauly D” Delvecchio finds himself in $4 million worth of legal woes. The New York Post is reporting that Paul Lis, a DJ out of Connecticut, is suing Pauly D for his part in damaging his business. Years before Pauly D was lugging cases of Aqua Net across the turnpike, Lis had trademarked the name “DJ Paulie.” After forty years in the disc jockey industry, Lis claims that the Jersey Shore information with which MTV flooded (and continues to flood) the internet has made it a virtual impossibility (literally…bad pun) for potential advertisers and clients to find his site. Lis’ attorney elaborates, “He formally trademarked the name ‘DJ Paulie’ and then came the ‘Jersey Shore’ which basically wiped him off the face of the map.”
Lis has even sent a cease and desist letter to the network but got no response. During this time, Pauly D has applied with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to secure a copyright for his name, claiming it’s a very different business and there is no chance for likelihood of confusion with the original Paulie’s registered moniker. Shockingly, Pauly 2.0′s multiple applications were denied. As someone schooled in the excitement that is trademark law, I can say the USPTO doesn’t often deny applications for no reason.
Lis’ suit reaches beyond Pauly D to the deeper pockets of Delveccio’s employers, MTV and The Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, claiming that by employing the young high-haired DJ, the entities are further burying the original Paulie’s name and livelihood. The allegations in the complaint assert that “[t]he reality television show [follows] a group of young adults pursuing a debauched lifestyle suggestive of loose morals, violence, intoxication and liberal profanity — the exact opposite of the reputation the Plaintiff, ‘DJ Paulie’ that[sic] he had spent decades cultivating.”
While I’m thrilled to report that the Situation and his father have buried the hatchet, I have just one word of advice for Pauly D. Give up your dream of being the next big DJ. Forget DTF (Dudes Trademarking Falsities) and RUN, don’t walk, to the USPTO to copyright “Cabs ah he-ah” and “T-shirt time.” Just putting those phrases on t-shirts, license plates and Mardi Gras trumpets will keep you comfortable, coiffed and hot-tubbed for the rest of your life.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SITUATION SETTLING HIS DISPUTE WITH DEAR OLD DAD? DO YOU THINK DJ PAULIE’S LAWSUIT HAS ANY MERIT AGAINST DJ PAULY D?
It seems the 5th season of the Jersey Shore will bring us some more of the same ol as Snookiwas photographed over the weekend getting wasted on a beach.
A day after Vinny quit the show, Snooki, 23, and fellow castmate Deena Corteseleft their Shore house to visit Jenkinson’s Club and the Point Pleasant Beach on Saturday while the MTV cameras rolled.
The two were pictured having a good time, but by the end of the day, the Snooks appeared to be wasted and even needed help standing up. She also had to be escorted to a waiting taxi with the help of some strangers. Perhaps Snooki, who has always been open about her crush on Vinny, is having a hard time dealing with his departure.
And if you recall, Snooki pulled the same stunt last season on the Jersey Shore when she got completely wasted on the beach, leading to her arrest for disorderly conduct. Lesson not learned.
Below, more photos from Snooki and Deena’s day of adventure.
Photos credit: C.Smith/ WENN.com
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For the second time in days, Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagninohas left the Shore house during filming, and this time around, it’s for good according to TMZ.
As reported, MTV is currently filming the fifth season of the mega hit show back in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Vinny was first spotted checking into a hotel days ago on Wednesday after he reportedly got into it with another castmate. He ended up returning the next day.
However TMZ is now reporting Vinny left the house again last night after getting into another argument with a cast member and headed back home to Staten Island. The reason? He was feeling “burned out” and had been complaining of “being homesick.”
Sources tell TMZ the cast convinced him to return after exiting the show the first time. The sources however add that Vinny has been a pain to live with and his castmates do not plan on begging him to return this go around.
A rep for MTV stated, “We don’t comment on series while they are in production but viewers can be assured they will have answers when Season Five premieres.” The above picture of Vinny was taken on Thursday after he returned to the Shore house following a night away in a hotel.
It seems MTV’s plan to have the cast tape seasons 4 and 5 back to back is backfiring. Right after the cast finished taping season 4 in Italy, MTV had them return back to Jersey where they were kept secluded for a week before filming began on season 5 last weekend.
Photo credit: C.Smith/ WENN.com
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Less than two weeks after departing Florence, Italy, the cast of Jersey Shorehas returned to New Jersey to begin filming season 5! In fact the above photo of the cast was taken this week back in Seaside Heights.
And while the cast was kept in seclusion in between filming (MTV reportedly wanted them to keep their chemistry in tact) DJ Pauly D, 30, (he’s 30 years old???) was allowed to fulfill a hosting gig over the weekend in Las Vegas.
PEOPLE magazine caught up with him during which he dished about the upcoming 4th season of the show. “It’s more of the guys getting into the drama,” said Pauly D. “We’re used to it with the girls, but this season it’s a lot of the guys … I think it was as much drama as there was in Miami. Yeah, we got ourselves into some crap. Somehow we always end up OK. There was some serious stuff going on there.” And that drama will include The Situation and Ronnie getting into a fist fight.
When asked about the news that MTV plans to replace the cast after their 5th season, Pauly feels the new cast will have some big shoes to fill. “I think we’re irreplaceable,” he said. “I don’t think they could replace us. They’d just be people trying to be like us, anyway.”
Meanwhile following a widely reported break up in Italy, it appears Snookiand her ex-boyfriend Jionni LaValle are back together. The couple was photographed holding hands and kissing this week as the cast reunited with their loved ones, whom they hadn’t seen since leaving for Italy.
A photo below of the Snooks with Jionni, plus JWowwwith her boyfriend Roger Matthews. The 4th season of the Jersey Shore premieres Aug. 4 on MTV.
Photos credit: C.Smith/WENN.com.
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According to a new report, that will soon be the case with the Jersey Shore cast. In the latest issue of UsWeekly magazine, an insider reveals MTV is planning to replace the entire cast once the fifth season is over.
“After this group comes back from Italy and shoots season 5 this summer, that will be the end for them,” says an insider. The reason? It all comes down to money… of course.
See while the show is a mega hit for the MTV network, they are having to fork over millions to the cast members. A report that came out earlier this year revealed the core four of the group (Snooki, The Situation, JWoww and DJ Pauly D) were each earning $100,000 per episode for the fourth season. That amounts to over $1 mil each for the entire season.
Quite frankly, MTV feels the new stars will be “a lot cheaper” plus it also frees up the current gang to pursue their spinoffs. MTV has confirmed Snooki and JWoww have one in the works, as well as Pauly D and The Situation.
The source however promises the cast “will leave on a high note!” The cast departed Italy last Saturday as filming for season 4 ended and season 5 is scheduled to begin filming any day now in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
Photo credit: Mario&Luigi/WENN.
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