Jersey Shore

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 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 DDelvecchio 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.


It seems the 5th season of the Jersey Shore will bring us some more of the same ol as Snooki was photographed over the weekend getting wasted on a beach.

A day after Vinny quit the show, Snooki, 23, and fellow castmate Deena Cortese left 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.

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For the second time in days, Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino has 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.

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Less than two weeks after departing Florence, Italy, the cast of Jersey Shore has 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 Snooki and 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 JWoww with her boyfriend Roger Matthews. The 4th season of the Jersey Shore premieres Aug. 4 on MTV.

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All “good” things must come to an end.

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.

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Jersey Shore Season 4

Another day, another raise for the Jersey Shore cast!

According to a new report by TMZ, the cast, which is currently filming season 4 in Florence, Italy, will get a raise for the upcoming fifth season.

If you recall, MTV announced weeks ago that the fourth season would premiere on August 4, with season 5 set to begin filming later this month. The cast was not happy with the news and refused to film the new season as MTV wanted to use their season 4 contracts rate/terms.

It however seems the MTV network has caved in as new contracts have been drawn up. The cast reportedly got a “significant” increase in their raise. Snooki and co. are scheduled to fly back from Italy on the 23rd of this month, with filming on the fifth season scheduled to begin in New Jersey on the 26th.

It was reported back in April that most of the cast members were receiving $100,000 per episode aka well over $1 million for season 4!

Meanwhile, the cast was photographed above posing for what will likely be their official season 4 cast photo on Wednesday. In the picture taken in a Florence back street, cast member Vinny Guadagnino, one of the authentic Italians on the cast, can be seen holding up an Italian flag.

You can click on the above cast image to make it bigger!

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Another Jersey Shore relationship bites the dusts.

Just days after they were photographed above together in Florence, Italy, both UsWeekly and Life and Style magazine are reporting Snooki, 22, and boyfriend Jionni LaValle, 23, have broken up.

Even more surprising, the couple had been together for eight months. An insider tells UsWeekly the break-up occurred during Jionni’s visit to Italy where Snooki and the rest of the Shore gang are currently filming the 4th season. “They broke up,” an insider reveals. “[He] came home early.”

Life & Style gives more details, stating the break-up occurred over the weekend. “Snooki and her boyfriend have split up,” a source states. “He went to visit her in Italy this past week. They fought a lot while he was there and have called it quits.”

The couple, who actually met during the 3rd season filming of the show, got into a public fight over an incident at a club. While they kissed and made up the next day, they shortly realized that they still had distance and trust issues between them, and ended things.

“He said it was hard for them to be apart, and that with the whole world knowing her past, he finds it very hard to trust her,” a second source close to Jionni reveals. “He said that as far as he was concerned, if she did anything wrong in Italy, it was over.” However, it doesn’t appear there was any wrongdoing on Snooki’s part.

MTV announced over the weekend that the 4th season of the Jersey Shore will premiere August 4. Season 5 is also set to begin filming soon.

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Jersey Shore Italy

It’s official, the fourth season of the Jersey Shore will premiere on August 4!

While the cast continues to film in the city of Florence, Italy, MTV made the official announcement this weekend. The press release promises the cast will “bring their trademark hilarity, fist-pumping and family dysfunction to the beautiful country” of Italy.

It gets even better as MTV has also green-lighted a fifth season. Yes, the network also announced that Season five will begin production in June. Once filming ends in Italy, the entire cast will return to the surf and sand of Seaside Heights, New Jersey right away to begin filming.

TMZ is however reporting that the cast is currently unaware of MTV’s plans to start filming season five right away. The cast was under the impression they would get a one month break and start filming in August. In fact, most of them are booked for club appearances all through July.

Sources say the cast will NOT be happy once they hear the news as they would rather get a break from filming and make money doing club appearances. The sources also add that the cast could decide to band together and stage a revolt. Oh the horror.

What is certain is that the 4th season will be filled with drama. As we reported, the poster couple for dysfunctional relationships, Ronnie and Sammi, are once again back together and fighting. Ronnie and The Situation also got into a fist fight which left Ronnie with bleeding knuckles and The Sitch with a shiner on his face. Plus Snooki crashed into a cop car though she was left unhurt. Should be a fun season!


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