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Filming of the new season of Mob Wives had already started when  Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East coast.

"It definitely affected the show, but what’s funny is it affected it in a good way," Drita D’Avanzo said. "Whatever beef or nonsense was going on, it just disappeared. Everybody was like, texting each other, seeing if we were all okay, we were all helping and donating and cleaning and doing everything, it was nice to see that. Everybody put all their problems aside."

Obviously, production of the show had to be shut down for a while. But, the cameras are rolling again, and the next season of Mob Wives will show how the women cope in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. One way that Drita copes is by giving back to her community. Drita shares, "These people are just shocked, a lot of them are really stunned, a lot of them don’t know what they’re looking for, they’re just too shocked that they lost everything. My daughter knows a girl whose best friend died, this little girl. How do you deal with that?"
 
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The Jersey Shore cast has been vocal about their desire to help out those affected by Hurricane Sandy and it isn't just talk.  Aside from the upcoming 'Restore the Shore' fundraising special, Vinny, Snooki, JWoww and the ganag have been pitching in any way they can.  Snooki has been donating items, Vinny has been helping with cleanup and JWoww is turning her promotional events into not just celebrity meet 'n greets, but a call to action. 

On Wednesday the reality TV star, aka Jenni Farley, turned an Ab Cuts promotional appearance at a GNC store in NYC into a canned good drive for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. 

We all made fun and recoiled at these Shore party animals when they burst onto the scene three years ago, but they are showing their true colors as they step up to help this area of Jersey that made them famous!  Be sure to tune in on Thursday night for the MTV special!

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Kate Gosselin isn't known for tact.  Heck, she's really just known for having a ton of babies, at one point sporting a rooster haircut, and having an affair with a bodyguard I'm still not sure why she needs.  But not tact.  I mean, the woman hashtagged the hurricane under the phrase "SuperfunSandy."  Sensitive much?  Bless her heart.

Getting back to her infamous hair, the reality television loving mom of eight went from cock-a-doodle-do to coiffed 'do thanks to the Ted Gibson Salon.  She got her sleek new look a few years ago after nearly twenty hours in the stylist's chair.  We all know Kate likes to get things for free, but had she not gotten the complimentary hairdo it would have reportedly cost $7,000.  It's no wonder she was so excited when her salon regained power after the super storm…because that's what's important in light of the devastation. 

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, MTV and the cast of Jersey Shore are teaming up to raise money for Seaside Heights. Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit organization that specializes in rebuilding communities after natural disasters, will work with MTV to help "repair and revitalize" Seaside Heights.
 
MTV announced the one-hour fundraising event yesterday. Restore the Shore will air live on Thursday, November 15 at 11:00 p.m. EST. The special will feature the Jersey Shore cast, SammiSnooki, PaulyVinnyJenniMikeRonnie, and Deena, as well as other (to be announced) celebrities. Viewers will be able to donate online or via text.
 
MTV: "The fundraiser will focus primarily on providing relief to Seaside Heights – the town and its residents have been nothing but gracious over the years, and now it's time to return their kindness and generosity."
 
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Those crazy ladies who spend their days threatening to cut one another, visiting their husbands and boyfriends in jail, and ruling the streets of Staten Island have started filming a new season of the original Mob Wives.  However, like many on the east coast, Drita D'Avanzo, Big Ang, Carla Facciolo, Karen Gravano, Renee Graziano, and Ramona Rizzo were affected by Hurricane Sandy, and production of the show was recently shut down due to the super storm. 

In the aftermath of the storm that killed twenty-two people on Staten Island, the show's producer Jennifer Graziano wants to show how the ladies are coping and volunteering in their home town.  After a week out of commission, cameras started following Big Ang, Drita, and Ramona as they headed out after Sandy.

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New Yorker Bethenny Frankel has experienced the devastation of Superstorm Sandy firsthand. The Bethenny Ever After star who lives in TriBeCa mentioned that her building has been through multiple evacuation drills and was without power, but on the bright side she was able to spend 24/7 with husband Jason Hoppy and daughter, Bryn

And using her newfound wealth, the reality star decided to help those less fortunate than by donating $50,000 the Red Cross. Bethenny took to Twitter to beseech fans and others to donate, writing: "Please give back to the tri-state area that has given so much to us @RedCross simply Txt REDCROSS 90999 to make a $10 donation." 

Adding to the awesomeness of Bethenny's donation, Skinnygirl Cocktails – owned by BeamGlobal has decided to match Bethenny's personal donation by donating another $50,000. In addition to that, Skinnygirl Daily provided 5,000 Skinnygirl On The Go bars to the Red Cross relief effort in New Jersey to be handed out to victims. 

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My prayers are still going out to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and as more photos of the devastation are posted on the Internet, I am truly saddened that so many millions of people have had to experience such destruction.  Words can't adequately express how my heart goes out to those struggling to rebuild their homes and towns.

As you all know, Seaside Heights, New Jersey was one of the areas hit hardest by the super storm.  The Shore Store, the boardwalk, and a plethora of sketchy dance clubs have been the stage for everyone's favorite guidos and guidettes for several seasons on MTV's Jersey Shore.  Now the boardwalk is destroyed and parts of the iconic vacation town are underwater.  There are some photos of Seaside after Sandy below.

President Obama has declared both New Jersey and New York disaster areas, and Governor Christie of New Jersey has called the damage to his home state "unfathomable." 

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