MTV has finally decided on a location for the second season of their mega hit reality show Jersey Shore. The new season will be filmed in Miami, reports the Miami Herald.
There had been numerous reports and speculations in the past couple of months on where the 2nd season would be filmed. The Jersey Shore was not an option because MTV wanted to start filming this month, and needed a warmer climate.
According to the Miami Herald, some locals did protest MTV bringing the show to their home town, but despite their cries, it is said to be a done deal. The 2nd season of Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami is also currently filming in Miami. Perhaps we will have some reality cross contamination with the two shows.
The new season is scheduled to begin filming in 2 weeks.
Slow news day folks. Two cast members of the mega hit show – Jersey Shore dropped a bombshell on Tuesday, when they both revealed they are not even Italian!
Snooki and fellow castmateJ-Woww appeared on Fox News’ The Strategy Room, during which J-Woww revealed she was Spanish and Irish, and not Italian. Even more shocking, she also shared that “Nicole isn’t and [castmate Ronnie Magro] is not full Italian either.” By the way, Nicole is Snooki.
So what nationality is Nicole/Snooki — who regularly describes herself as a Guidette — well that answer is Chilean.
It’s safe to say Italian-American groups will not be happy with the revelation of this latest tidbit. Mainly because they were already complaining about the use of the terms “Guido” on the show, which they had always believed to be widely offensive to Italian Americans. The show perpetuates “negative stereotypes,” UNICO National President Andre DiMino told Fox last year.
“If you replace Italian-Americans with any other ethnic group, would they use such a pejorative term to promote the show?” he continued.
This could prove to be rather controversial, as it will be interesting to see how people feel, mostly Italian Americans, about non Italians using the terms “Guido” and “Guidettes.”
TELL US – IS IT OFFENSIVE FOR NON ITALIANS TO USE THE TERM “GUIDO”?
In other news, J-Woww along with NJ Housewives – Dina and Caroline Manzo attended Kim Kardashian’s Bebe fashion Tuesday at New York Fashion Week.
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Is the Jersey Shore cast getting ready to take their fist pumping to Miami? It seems so, as multiple reports reveal the cast is planning to relocate to Miami to film it’s second season.
Just weeks after the cast and MTV negotiated a nice payday (a reported $10,000 per episode), it’s being reported the network is in talks to rent out a house on Lincoln Road for this season’s filming. Snooki also tweeted days ago that she is moving to Miami. Past reports reveal MTV wants to start filming in March.
In other news, it seems 22 year old Snooki has finally found a “juiced up guido” to call her own. Snooki reveals she has found love in new boyfriend Emilio Masella, a 22 year old personal trainer at the Gold’s Gym in New Haven, Conn.
The two met on facebook over a year ago and became exclusive just days ago. Masella tells PEOPLE. “We started talking online again before the show even started airing and started hanging out again.”
According to Snooki, she and Emilio are the “sexiest couple I have ever seen in my entire life.”
First comes fame, then comes the pitfalls of fame. It seems Jersey Shore’s Snooki is now experiencing the later as RadarOnline is reporting that nude photos and videos of the 21 year old reality star have now gone up for sale.
According to Radar, Snooki, real name Nicole Polizzi, is featured in the self-snapped nude photos and video that are currently being shopped around to various media outlets.
It seems RadarOnline has seen these photos and according to them, Snooki took the steamy shots and footage herself, appears in her bedroom in one photo, kneeling with one hand on the floor and the other grabbing her bed frame. And according to Radar, another photo is simply too raunchy to describe.
Snooki is however denying this as she took to her twitter page yesterday to post the following – “Idk [I don't know] where radar online comes up with their stories … weirdos.” She continued, “Like i said before about my supposed ‘sex tape’…There are no nude pictures nor will there ever be. the tabloids just love snook gossip ;]”
RadarOnline is however certain the photos are indeed of Snooki. Just last week, Radar also reported nude photos of castmember J-Woww were also being shopped around.
In other Shore news, TMZ is reporting the second season which is now scheduled to begin filming in March, will be filmed at a new location. Evidently, the Jersey Shore is too cold at this time of the year, and MTV is looking into other locations to film season 2. TMZ also confirms that search has expanded out of the country, as MTV Producers have called the cast members to make sure they have valid passports.
TELL US – WHAT LOCATION WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE JERSEY SHORE 2 FILMED?
TMZ is confirming that a deal has finally been struck between the cast of Jersey Shore and MTV.
All the cast members are expected to return. According to TMZ, Vinny, Ronnie and JWoww accepted the $10,000 per episode offer. No word on if the other cast members will also be paid the same amount.
Though a deal has been agreed to in principle, lawyers for the cast are still trying to hammer out certain terms of the deal. Apparently, one of the main issues is how many paid club appearances the cast members will be able to do each week. Snooki, Pauly D and The Situation want the right to appear at as many as four clubs and other venues a week ..
As we reported earlier, some of the cast members are able to pull between $7,500 – $10,000 per club appearance.
UPDATE - A MTV Exec confirms the entire cast will be returning for a 2nd season and also reveals it will be filmed at a different location.
“Our audience has fallen in love with ‘Jersey Shore’ and its amazing cast who have really grown together as a family” said Tony DiSanto, President of Programming for MTV. “That bond gives the show its heart, and we’re thrilled to reunite these friends to bring fans more of what they love — laughs, love, drama and of course GTL.”
Negotiations are still taking place between the cast of Jersey Shore and MTV.
As we previously reported, MTV offered the cast each a $10,000 signing bonus along with $5,000 per episode to return for a 2nd season. The cast decided to reject that offer, leading MTV to then increase the offer to $10,000 per episode along with the 10 Gs signing bonus.
The HollwoodReporter is now reporting that the cast is close to reaching a deal with MTV. According to the report, the fact that MTV raised the offer made for a positive turn in negotiations. A deal is expected to be reached by the end of this week.
Apparently MTV is eager to get the cast shooting the new season, which they hope to air in July or August.
The main issue now is a production hurdle, as the show is based during the summer but MTV wants to air it during the summer time. It seems MTV will likely film the 2nd season during the winter or spring.
In other Shore news, RadarOnline is reporting that nude pictures of cast member Jwoww, real name Jenni Farley, are being shopped around. No word yet on who is shopping around the images or whether any media outlet has purchased these raunchy images.
UPDATE - TMZ is reporting 2 of the cast members have accepted MTV’s offer. Those cast members are Ronnie and JWoww. The latest is MTV is now drawing a hard line by saying it’s do or die. The cast members that don’t accept the offer by tomorrow will be replaced.
The Jersey Shore cast might be a lot of things but when it comes to their money, the cast is proving to be much smarter than most would give them credit for.
TMZ is reporting that the entire cast has rejected an offer from MTV to do a second season. Sources connected with the negotiation say MTV offered Snooki, Pauly D, “The Situation” and the others each a $10,000 signing bonus and promised to pay them $5,000 per episode to do a season two of the hit show.
The cast however rejected the offer and made it clear that they were negotiating “Friends” style … meaning everyone would get the same amount and it had to be a lot higher than MTV’s offer.
The sources reveal MTV came back and doubled the offer to $10,000 an episode. So far, the cast has yet to respond to the new offer.
Some of the cast members of The Hills are getting paid a whooping $100,000 per episode, which should give the Jersey Shore cast some leverage considering their ratings doubles that of the Hills. They averaged over 4.8 million viewers just last week.
An MTV spokesperson would not comment on the negotiations and MTV has yet to officially comment on a season two. TMZ also reports MTV has received thousands of tapes from wanna be Guidos and Guidettes wanting to be on the show.
As much as I like this cast, I’m not sure having them all back for a 2nd season would be a good idea. They have become too famous and I’m guessing the show will become too fake and scripted for a season 2, The Hills anyone? I think it would be better to do a Real World format, and bring back an entirely new cast for a 2nd season.
UPDATE - TMZ is also reporting that MTV has given the cast until the end of Monday (today) to accept the offer, or they will be replaced. This is allegedly a ploy by MTV to try to divide and conquer the cast. Apparently, the cast members who accept the offer will be on the 2nd season, and the ones who don’t will be replaced. We will be sure to keep you updated on this.
TELL US – SHOULD MTV BRING BACK THIS CAST FOR A 2ND SEASON OR CAST SOME NEW PEOPLE?
The finale of MTV’s hit show – Jersey Shore aired last night and many fans are wondering what is next for the cast.
UsWeekly caught up with the cast members who revealed their future plans. As we reported earlier, Snooki claims to be in talks to get her own reality or dating show. She even said she has an offer from VH1.
As for Jenni “J-Woww, she has received a nice offer to pose for playboy. “I got a really good offer from Playboy,” J-Woww said “But I’m going to hold off and see.”
DJ Pauly D is also considering stripping for Playgirl. “I’m just trying to get my head straight right now!” he told Us. (But after Snooki said she’d want to see that issue, Pauly D responded, “If she buys it, I’m gonna do it!”)
Mike “The Situation“ reveals he’s “got an offer to do something for primetime TV… like a sitcom of some sort. I think it may be a sketch comedy, or, like, the real deal. Something that’s really awesome… it’s a big thing!”
As for the show’s couple – Ronnie and Sammi – it seems they might really be done for good this time (they broke up during the reunion show when Ronnie saw some unseen footage of Sammi talking/flirting with The Situation.) TMZ is reporting Ronnie hosted a party last week and was photographed creeping with making out some random girls.
It will be interesting to see how MTV deals with doing a 2nd season, which is sure to come considering 4 million viewers tuned in last week. MTV is said to be considering bringing back this cast for season 2, or bringing in new people similar to the Real World formula.