In what seemed like the briefest rehab stint in recorded history,The Situation checked out of the swanky Cirque Lodge treatment center in Utah yesterday!
TMZ reports that The Situation was seeking help to “get control of a prescription medication problem” he had “due to exhaustion,” and entered the facility on March 20th where he spent a mere 14-days!
Upon getting out of rehab, the Jersey Shore star was spotted at nearby airport looking ecstatic and even took a photo with a fan before boarding his flight. The photo is below!
Mike is due to begin filming the 300th season of Jersey Shore very soon! Which is worrisome, as reality television and healthy behavior do not seem like a good mix! No word on Mike’s post-rehab plans just yet!
UPDATE: The Situation took to his Facebook Page to let fans know he’s “back stronger and better than ever!”
“The Situation is home!! I just want to thank everyone for their support and words of encouragement,” he added. So when is he getting treatment for referring to himself in the third person?
THOUGHTS – WAS MIKE’S REHAB STAY LONG ENOUGH? SHOULD HE RETURN TO REALITY TV?
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After a lackluster fifth season with decent ratings, a few folks expected Jersey Shore to ride off into the shore sunset. However, the show still dominates its time slot on Thursday nights and MTV decided to bring the show back for the sixth time. Another factor in MTV’s decision to take us to the shore again was likely the continuing media blitz on Snooki‘s recently announced pregnancy, now in its fourth month.
Last week, news leaked that The Situationhad entered rehab for a prescription drug problem and alcohol addiction. One might think pregnancy and addiction issues would prevent cast mates from appearing, but as it turns out, MTV expects all cast members to return.
However before you think Jersey Shore will turn into a new version of Sober House, TMZ is reporting that MTV plans on “phasing out” Snooki and The Situation and replacing them with “newer, wilder castmates.” In other words, replacing them with people who will get drunk at work and still pee on themselves at Karma.
Both castmates will allegedly receive limited screen time. While, I might believe this rumor in Snooki’s case (she is already filming her spin-off and a pregnant Snooki hanging out at the ramshackle shore house might be too weird for viewers), the Situation may insist on returning full-time. A new report on RadarOnline alleges that he does not plan on giving up his lucrative club appearances after he finishes up his current rehab stay.
It’s the late nights that may be contributing to Mike’s problems. A source describes his problem, “Mike was in a vicious cycle of not sleeping because of the illegal substances that he was taking, so he began using prescription pills to help him sleep.” This is consistent with the rumors that have persisted throughout the years of Mike using cocaine. Per the insider, Mike was the one that checked himself in, saying “The good news is that he was the one that wanted to get help and checked into rehab. Hopefully with the proper treatment, Mike will be able to lead a sober life.”
Unfortunately, his definition of “sober life” includes hanging out at clubs. An insider says, “Mike doesn’t want to give up his paid club promotional appearances: he loves the attention that he gets from the ladies and the money is great.” Who can blame him? It would be hard for anyone to give that up. The source continues, “Mike leads a very expensive life and he doesn’t want his lifestyle to suffer because of his decision to go to rehab. He is very upset that stint in rehab has become public knowledge, because he doesn’t want it to affect his bottom line. Mike’s brother handles his club appearances and he has been telling club managers that Mike has no plans on giving up the nightlife.”
This is Mike’s second attempt at going sober. Previously, he had been to a hospital in Florida before his début on Jersey Shore. Since the first try didn’t work, it’s sad to hear that Mike might not be willing to make the lifestyle changes to sustain his sobriety, like leaving the party atmosphere of the shore house and avoiding night clubs.
His father tells Radar, “For me, after years of dealing with his addiction, years of dealing with all the bulls**t, this wasn’t a 16-year-old kid. The guy was a 27-year-old man. I was just hoping he would be able to stand up.”
[Photos Credit: WENN]
TELL US: DO YOU THINK THE SHOW WILL SUFFER WITH LESS SNOOKI AND SITUATION? DO YOU THINK MIKE WILL STAY SOBER?
It was widely reported yesterday that Jersey Shore‘s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino entered rehab. Initially, the reality star famous for his abs and drama stirring, attempted to deflect the issue at hand by claiming that he had checked himself in “for much needed rest and recuperation.”
This isn’t an unusual catch-all excuse; many celebrities check into treatment for “exhaustion” and are unwilling to give specifics. However, in a post on his blog, SitchNews was updated with this statement: “You can’t believe everything you hear about ‘the situation’ with The Situation. This is just like the child hood game of ‘telephone’ – someone hears a small rumor and blows it out of proportion.” That was posted yesterday at 11:24 a.m.
Later in the day at 4:46 p.m., a new statement was posted with the true reason Mike checked into rehab. The Situation writes:
“I want to set the record straight. I have voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion. I have spent the past several weeks getting treatment for this problem and recuperating from my work and appearance schedule. I appreciate my fans support and love you guys.”
Mike’s change of heart may have stemmed from the fact that sources went to TMZ and revealed the location of his facility, Cirque Lodge in Utah, and provided details of his behavior. Sources tell TMZ Mike is “telling people he’s gained weight” and “has made specific diet requests from the chef at the facility.”
In fact, TMZ is also reporting this morning that Mike is in rehab for both alcohol and prescription drugs. Sources say he has been “very open” with other patients at Cirque about his drinking, stating that his club appearances escalated his alcohol use. Mike’s issues with alcohol is reportedly posing an issue for MTV as let’s face it, Jersey Shore is pretty much about getting wasted and acting stupid!
Not surprisingly, a source also says that Mike hasn’t been humbled by his recent rehab check-in and “is making damn sure everyone remembers how wealthy and famous he is.” Some things never change.
MTV announced this week it would renew Jersey Shore for its sixth season, despite the fact that its other biggest star, Snooki is not only pregnant, she’s currently filming her spin-off. Two shows will feature pregnant Snooki! A sober Snooki will be a sight to behold; even casual viewers are familiar with her constant state of inebriation and a new report alleges she’s having a hard time letting go of her constant companion: alcohol.
“She’s vowed not to drink, but Snooki is definitely tempted. Her friends are a little worried about her because it’s such a big change and not one she was really ready for. She’s having a hard time adjusting to being sober 24/7.” This isn’t surprising since she had a hard time staying sober for even one shift at the Shore Store, much less long stretches of time.
In fact, since this pregnancy was a surprise, Snooki drank during the first weeks, unaware of what she was doing. She has admitted to doing so in the press, but an insider says, her admission is the tip of the iceberg: “She’s admitted that she was drinking a lot at New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, but the truth is it’s way worse than she’s letting on. She was on a total binge over the holidays — it was one party after another, so now she can’t help but panic a little.”
Snooki is also very worried about weight gain. She very publicly reached her goal weight of 98 lbs recently and the surprise pregnancy is throwing her for a loop. Alarmingly, she is determined to maintain her weight loss throughout her pregnancy. An insider says, “She worked so hard to get back to her best shape and now the pounds are piling on, which is natural but that doesn’t make it any easier.”
There are even rumors that she isn’t eating food fiancé Jionni LaValle is preparing for her, to you know, nourish her unborn child. “Most of it hits the trash when he’s not looking. Snooki doesn’t see anything wrong with it but it’s definitely pretty worrisome, the last thing she should be worried about right now is her figure.”
According to the report, “Jionni is telling her not to worry about it, that she’ll have no trouble losing the baby weight but she’s still really worked up about it.” We hope she starts eating!
The Jersey Shore reunion airs tonight on MTV at 10/9c.
TELL US: WITH SNOOKI’S PREGNANCY & MIKE’S ADDICTION ISSUES, IS IT TIME FOR MTV TO THROW IN THE TOWEL? SHOULD MIKE RETURN TO THE SHOW? THOUGHTS ON SNOOKI’S PRE-NATAL DIETING?
It’s all about the Jersey Shore ladies today. Snooki is headed to court, Sammi ditches the extensions and talks Jersey and JWoww launches a bikini line to go with her new body!
It’s another Jersey Shore lawsuit and this time Snooki is being sued. Uh-ho! The pint-sized poufflette has been slapped with a lawsuit for $7M. The NY Post is reporting that the recently svelte Snooks has been countersued by licensing company SRG Ventures. Snooki claims she saves her money — and it’s a good thing just in case she has to pay up!
Last year, Snooki partnered with SRG Ventures company to launch a line of Snooki merchandise — because that’s just what everyone wants — but filed a suit against the company in October to end her contract claiming SRG did not fulfill contractual obligations to net her enough money or branding partnerships.
SRG retaliated and filed a mult-million dollar counterclaim against both Snooki and her management company, Neon Entertainment (yes, I know — two things that go together like bread and butter: Neon and Snooki. SRG’s counterclaim accuses Le Snooki of sabotaging the deal by negotiating with other brands “behind SRG’s back” and not following up sufficiently on development deals they arranged, such as: Snooki-school supplies, watches, shoes and lingerie.
Snooki’s rep calls these claims ridiculous, stating: “Ms. Polizzi disputes SRG’s version of the facts and looks forward to her day in court.” We shall see how this all hashes out. Maybe they should all go get drunk at The Shore and work things out the Jersey-way!
Moving along to other Jersey ladies, Sammi has been the subject of a Jane MakeUnder! The mag straightened her hair, scrubbed her face, exfoliated the fake tan away, put her in some clothes that cover her lady bits and voila! Classy! Photos of a de-Jersified Sammi are below.
While she was getting her Jersey Shore image washed away, Sammi talked to the mag about the new season and how things are going in her life. Thankfully she is still Ronnie-free! Sammi claims she is “nervous” about the upcoming season, but “excited” and reveals that she is actually closest to cast mate Deena Cortese.
“Deena’s actually my best friend on the show and outside of the show, we hang out all the time, we talk all the time,” Sammi reveals. “She balances me out. She’s loud, crazy and extremely positive and fun and I’m more calm and collected so we kinda balance each other out.”
As for who she doesn’t get along with, the answer is very clear: The Situation! “I just don’t get along with him at all; he’s crazy,” Sammi explains. “Mike’s the troublemaker in the house and I think he loves it. He loves to stir up the drama, that’s just who he is.” But despite their tumultuous relationship he still has a place in Sammi’s heart. “He’s a part of my family, he’ll always be a part of my family… but he’s like that brother that you just never really wanted.”
As for her relationship status, Sammi is definitely still single! “Right now I’m single,” she shares. “Ronnie’s cool. We’re really good friends, I’ll always love him, but I’m working on myself and my career and doing what’s best for me.” Good for you, Sammi! Stay strong, but not steroid strong!
Surprisingly, this season their relationship was pretty low-key. “You’re not gonna see too much drama with the relationship because there barely was any,” Sammi relays. How boring!
Sammi also dishes on The Situation’s supposed financial situation and his situation with Snooki! “I have no idea what even goes on with the Nicole and Mike drama,” Sammi confesses. “For some reason, I don’t know, I feel like something did happen between them. Nobody knows because they have their own issues and beef with each other in Italy and that definitely falls out and carries over in Seaside, so I mean, I don’t know what really went on with them but they used to be best friends and when we go back to Seaside it’s just madness.”
For the upcoming season, Sammi says expect the usual! “The whole Mike and Nicole drama thing is definitely gonna happen again, and then the whole Nicole and Jionni thing, but that’s really it. In Seaside we really got along — you see less drama with me. Of course, there’s gonna be hookups, partying … the whole nine yards.”
You can read the rest of the interview at xojane.com; it’s a good read and she discusses her life away from the shore, what she thinks of her other castmates as well as her beauty routine!
Finally, JWoww has released the sun worshipper’s dream bikini line! Using her public persona to confront the important things to a Jersey Shore girl, JWoww has partnered with Perfect Tan to release the Perfect Tan Strapless Stay-Put Bikini. That’s right — no tan lines girls! Never again worry about sitting up unexpectedly while sunbathing only to have your boobies exposed to the world. Thank goodness Jenni has offered a classy solution to a very important sun bathing dilemma!
Photos of her Perfect Tan Strapless Bikinis are below. I have to say, pretty hot if you’re into that sort of thing! The line is available in February 2012. Just in time for Jersey Shore’s fifth season!
TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE LATEST NEWS? IS SNOOKI’S COUNTERSUIT JUSTIFIED OR FRIVOLOUS? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SAMMI’S MAKEUNDER? WOULD YOU BUY ONE OF JWOWW’S BIKINIS?
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Jersey Shore’s pint-sized Guidette, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, sat down with GQ for what she called her “first interview ever” and talked the girl behind the poof, changing Jersey Shore and how she wishes MTV would portray the cast members as the “intelligent” people they really are.
Apparently, Ms. Snookers went to college! Oh and in case you’re wondering if the New York Times best selling author is a reader – she’s not. “I don’t read,” she said. “I just used the CliffsNotes, books were too long.”
Snooki is well aware of the public’s perception of her and the cast mates, explaining “they just think that we’re stupid, that we have no education, and all we do is drink, have sex.” But she wants everyone to know she’s actually very smart! “I went to college,” where she studied Veterinary Technology! Yes – Snooki can actually assist in operating on animals and, yes, she wore leopard print scrubs! In fact, she would love to return to school and get her Vet Tech license.
Snooki also revealed she is bothered by MTV’s portrayal of the cast of Jersey Shore and how it pretty much ruined her image by making her look trashy, trampy, and totally vapid and if she were in charge things would go very differently. “I wouldn’t show as much drinking and partying. I would show more of us chilling out and having a good time — which they don’t show,” she laments. “We don’t even drink those nights, but we laugh all night. They don’t show anything but us drinking and hooking up.”
As for what motivates MTV to only show the negative (re: trashy) behaviors of the cast, Snooki thinks it’s all about the Benjamins! “Maybe because of the success of the show, they think that if they don’t show us drinking and hooking up then it wouldn’t stay successful,” she muses. “I think that if they showed the sober side of us people would like it even more and it’d even change people’s minds about us.”
Whatever the perception of the show, Snooki thinks it’s absurd when people get upset about the words “Guido” and “Guidette”. Asked about some people comparing the terms to the N-word, Snooki calls those claims “ridiculous” and explains that while the N-word is “seriously offensive”, Guido is not. “’Guido’ is used as a lifestyle — like being a prep, skater, gothic. We’re Guidos. Plus, I’m not even Italian!”
Snooki rebuffs accusations that Jersey Shore has given her city and state a bad reputation. “They need to get over it,” she snaps. “We’re not representing Jersey.” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie unfortunately disagrees and was so disappointed with Jersey Shore he denied MTV’s tax credit, which is doled out to encourage filming in the state. Mr. Christie sent a letter to the network stating he was “duty-bound to ensure that taxpayers are not footing a $420,000 bill for a project which does nothing more than perpetuate misconceptions about the state and its citizens.”
Making it clear that success – and the money that comes with it – hasn’t gone to her head, Snooki revealed that her outfit cost “like 50 bucks!” The reality star reportedly made $750,000 in the last year alone, but is very conservative with her money! “I save it,” she insists. “Jersey Shore is going to end soon. I’m not going to spend money like Mike [The Situation]. He’s already broke!” Yikes!
As for what’s next for Snooki, theDonald Trump fan (who even said he would get her vote for the GOP presidential nod) is expanding her brand! “I’m actually trying to get a clothing line together. I have perfume and tanning lotion, eyelashes, nail polish…” She also has a new novel, Gorilla Nation, coming soon! Furthermore, Snooki is making a cameo in two movies and hopes to land a guest spot on The Office!
[Photo credit: PR Photos]
THOUGHTS ON SNOOKI’S INTERVIEW? DO YOU BELIEVE THE CAST OF JERSEY SHORE IS INTELLIGENT AND MISREPRESENTED BY MTV? DO YOU THINK THEIR BEHAVIOR ADDS TO THAT MISCONCEPTION? ARE YOU SURPRISED SNOOKI IS GOOD WITH MONEY?
On last night’s episode of Jersey Shore, the girls and guys take separate mini-vacays. Things are off-again-on-again for Snooki with both her boyfriend Jionni and her biffle JWoww. The Situation stirs the pot, and Pauly D sits back and watches it all like he’s on my couch watching with me. I actually think that would be a blast!
Snooki wakes up discombobulated in Vinny’s bed, and she goes to wake up JWoww at the chipper hour of 7am. Jenni doesn’t know where Snooks slept, but Snooki reveals in her confessional that she would never cheat on Jionni. In fact, she specifically remembers telling him “we’re done” before hopping into Vin’s bed. JWoww reluctantly gets up and fills Nicole in on how she defended her to Mike the previous night.
Mike wanders into the ladies’ room after hearing a lot of yelling. Snooki starts screaming at him. Perhaps the lady protests too much. Snooki and JWoww head out for a breakfast of mimosas, and Mike calls his friend Unit (seriously?) who was diddling Ryder on the night in question. The Situation wants to make sure he didn’t make up the sexcapades in his head. Unit confirms Mike’s version of the story. Over their champagne brunch, Snooki admits to JWoww that she hooked up with Vinny but that they didn’t smush….that she remembers.
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Multiple media outlets are reporting DJ Pauly D has several sex tapes floating around. Popcrunch reports the amateur tapes are said to be with a Canadian model he met this year while doing promotion for the first season of the MTV hit show.
“It is being revealed that they filmed a few sex videos while together – Our insiders say the girl in question has no intent on selling the recordings… But we all know eventually they will come out!!,” adds the ZackTaylor blog.
The magazine cover photo, which hit stands this week under the banner “Queer Issue” and above the headline “The Guido Ideal” — a story about “gay Jersey guidos on the down-low,” has led to some whispers and questions about the guys’ sexuality, but not so fast reports the NYPost.
The Post is reporting the guys were not aware what they were posing for and had no idea they were being photographed for the Queer cover. A source from the mag also adds, “The paper’s not saying the cover boys are gay, just that that they’re hot.”
The guys however seem to be good sports about the cover and The Situation was even quoted in the past as saying: “I’ll be honest, I like the attention [from gay men]. I’m flattered if there are guys with different preferences that have crushes on me.”