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.
MTVannounced 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, Sammi, Snooki,Pauly, Vinny, Jenni, Mike, Ronnie, 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."
It's bittersweet recapping the Jersey Shore this week given the destruction of Seaside Heights at the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. I'm only hoping that for an hour we can all escape real life and enjoy the antics of these crazy adults. Or not. Vinny Guadagnino opens the show urging people to give to the Red Cross relief effort, as he should. Leave it to Vin to have me tearing up less than a minute into the show. I love that guy!
Last night's episode begins with Jenni "JWoww" Farley trying to salvage her relationship with Roger on the duck phone. She reminds him that they live together, but he turns around to remind her that she leaves to go film these shows every couple of months. He doesn't want to break-up with her, but Roger is so over the club scene. He's too old. That's progress. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino shares his newly coupled worries with Jenni. He wonders if it's normal for girls to go buck wild once they become monogamous. Paula has, much to Mike's dismay. She talks about sex and being crazy…all the things that Sitch's virgin ears can't handle. Give me a break! Mike can't get over his new girlfriend's openness. When he, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Deena Cortese head to work at the Shore Store, Rawn jokes about having sexual escapades that lasted longer than Mike's fresh and new relationship. Deena, always the trooper, doesn't get upset when Danny makes her wear a prison jumpsuit at work. While she believes the joke is too soon (I totally concur), she goes along with it because that's what meatballs do. Mike tries to give his relationship the benefit of the doubt given that the pair has only been dating one day. He's such a gentleman. He calls Paula an 8.2 and wants to spoil her into a 10. Wow. Gag. This is why I don't heart Mike. Paula surprises Mike at the Shore Store, and both Deena and Ronnie think it's more that he can handle. She's too comfortable.
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."
The girls' genuine friendship and crazy antics scored the duo their own MTV spin-off, aptly titled Snooki and JWoww, where the ladies lived together in the off season. Of course, last time around, Snooki showed up preggers and engaged, but she's back for more!
A second season of Snooki and JWoww had wrapped, with the friends filming immediately after they finished with the final Jersey Shore.
Last night's Jersey Shore was a refreshing break from constant partying. I don't care who knows it, I love these kids. It would be a dream come true for me to spend some time hanging out with Pauly and Vinny. They are just too funny!
We begin asDeena Cortese is arrested for dancing in the streets. Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola is crying that her friend is being taken away, but Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been through this several times. She'll get a couple hours in the drunk tank, and then she'll be released. He believes that to honor their fallen meatball, they must keep drinking. Shots it is! Meanwhile, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Vinny, Guadagnino and DJ Pauly D Delvecchio go tanning at the tanning salon where Paula works. The Situation has decided he's going to ask her to be his girlfriend. She deserves the title after all of the good sex and chocolate covered strawberries. After, they head to the sporting goods store to find some Sunday Funday activities. They buy out the store, including, but not limited to, a punching dummy, a fishing pole, and a stroller. Mike purchases the stroller for Snooki in hopes that it will help her to forgive him. Pauly knows she'll never accept the gift in a million years, but he thinks it's fun to watch. He's right.
Back at home, Ronnie and Sam tell Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley about Deena's predicament. Since they are both wasted and Jenni is on crutches, Snooki is enlisted to drive to the jail to bail out Deena. Snooki is proud of her fellow meatball, but I think she says it best when she says it's a pretty messed up world when she's considered the most responsible. Truer words have never been spoken. When they arrive at the jail, they are greeted by Deena's parents. Rookie mistake, according to Rawn. When you get arrested at the Shore, you call your roommates, not mom and dad. Once her parents pick her up, she is treated to quite the lecture.