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Those wild and crazy kids of the Jersey Shore are already stirring up some controversy in Italy though they have yet to arrive for the filming of their 4th season.

See while MTV confirmed earlier this year that season four of the super mega hit show will be filmed in Italy, the show had yet to actually air in the country. That all changed this week when the show made its debut on Italian television, and let’s just say the Italians are no fans. In fact, the cast is now on the receiving end of some major backlash.

“They embody the worst stereotypes of Italians, multiplied by thousands and Americanized,” wrote columnist Roberto Del Bove in Rome newspaper New Notzie.

It only gets worse as a preview of the show posted on an MTV Italia website drew some nastier comments.”When I see this, I wonder whether [Osama] Bin Laden had a point,” lamented one poster, going a bit overboard perhaps.

“Slicked hair, exaggerated narcissism, boundless love for the family and outlandish eccentricity” is what was written about the show in another popular Rome newspaper, Corriere della Sera.

The Italians might be happy to know that only part of the fourth season will be filmed in Italy. This isn’t the first time the Jersey Shore clan has been criticized for their shenanigans as the show also drew major ire from Italian-American groups during their first season, leading to some boycotts by advertisers.

Love them or hate them, the show is definitely here to stay as the season 3 finale last week drew record ratings for MTV, with over 7.6 million viewers tuning in.

Speaking of season 4, RadarOnline is now reporting that there is a contract dispute brewing with some of the cast members. Apparently, cast members “Snooki, The Situation, JWoww and Pauly D have not finalized their contracts because they can’t agree on the amount.”

“As of last week Deena hadn’t signed her contract either but Ronnie, Sammi, and Vinny were done,” reveals a source, um does Deena not realize she’s very expendable?. “Time is short, everyone is getting concerned because they’re supposed to leave for Italy soon, I just hope they can settle it,” the source adds.

The cast also went through contract disputes last year as they went on a short strike before season three; eventually negotiating a 200% raise from $10,000 to $30,000 per episode.

And finally, the reunion show airs tonight on MTV at 10/9c. We will revisit the top moments of the show with the cast and also find out why Sammi and Ronnie broke up again for the 2000th time back in January.

TELL US – THE ITALIANS, THEY HAVE A POINT NO? PLUS THOUGHTS ON THE REUNION SHOW?

According to a new report by the HollywoodLife, MTV’s Teen Mom 2 stars are earning way less than their counterpart Amber Portwood.

Months ago, following her arrest, Amber was forced to reveal her income to the courts during which she stated MTV paid her a whopping $140,000 for a six-month contract.

And now the HollywoodLife was able to confirm that Teen Mom 2 stars Jenelle Evans and Kailyn Lowry make dramatically less than Amber, as in only $9,000 for the season.

“Things with Jenelle aren’t good. She has no money and can’t find a job,” a source very close to Jenelle reveals. “She is making around $9,000 for her first 12 episodes of Teen Mom 2, season 1.”  A source close to Kailyn also shares the same sentiment: “Kailyn is also making around the same $9,000 mark!”

While the Teen Mom 2 salaries are very low for their first season, an increase will likely come during a second season. Especially when the very high show ratings are taken into consideration by the MTV network.  The show averages over 3.5 million viewers a week.

As for how the ‘Teen Moms’ are getting by, they are able to supplement their MTV income by selling their stories and pictures to the tabloids, plus working other jobs and writing books.  Kailyn is said to be considering releasing a manual for other teen moms.

Plus another report states Leah Messer, 18, only works one six-hour shift a week at a dental office in her hometown of Elkview, West Va.  As for the Life & Style cover claiming Leah has a baby boy on the way, it is mostly false as Leah is not pregnant. She did however reveal in a recent interview that she and hubby Corey Simms, 20, would like to have a baby boy years down the line.

Meanwhile, with criminal charges and upcoming court appearances in tow, Jenelle displayed no worries this week when showed off her bikini body during a beach stroll in North Carolina.  Those photos are below courtesy of the DailyMail.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JENELLE’S BIKINI PHOTOS & TEEN MOM 2 STARS MAKING WAY LESS THAN AMBER? DO THEY DESERVE TO EARN MORE?

Real World Las Vegas

Once upon a time, before the Jersey Shore became a huge phenom, there was a little show called The Real World.

Yes, the Real World returns tonight on the MTV network for it’s 25th season! And what better way to highlight season 25 than to have the cast return to Las Vegas. Remember the first season 12 Vegas cast with Steven, Trishelle, Alton, Irulan, and others?

Well, the new Vegas cast has some pretty big shoes to fill though it seems that shouldn’t be a problem as this season includes a well-stocked liquor cabinet and a male gay porn star among the cast. But get this, as it seems the cast member Dustin Zito, is apparently “straight” and simply “gay for pay.” Part of the press release is below -

“As the season progresses, the roommates get to know each other, divulge secrets about themselves, and experience the ups and downs of life while living at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Everything in Vegas this time around is on a grander scale, and that will come across loud and clear this season,” said MTV in a press release. “Romance amongst the cast members is at an all time high, as secrets are revealed and relationships are challenged. While some relationships will fail, others will emerge stronger and deeper.”

The new season of the Real World premieres tonight on MTV at 10/9c. A trailer is below plus the cast photos and bios.

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE THE CAST PHOTOS & BIOS!

No, hell has not frozen over, and yes, that is Snooki aka Nicole Polizzi gracing the latest cover of Rolling Stone magazine solo.

“Snooki’s Wild Ride – America’s #1 Party Girl” reads the cover of Rolling Stone under a photo of the Jersey Shore star on a rocket, and no, the rocket doesn’t take her out of space or to an alternate planet to never be heard from again.

The mag showcases the 23-year-old New York native’s fame ride from being a former veterinary assistant into a reality TV superstar with a best-selling book, a $20,000 personal appearance fee, a line of jewelry and a spin-off TV show in the works. And while the fourth season of the mega hit show is scheduled to film in Italy during Spring, Snooki reveals she is well aware her MTV days are numbered, and has devised a plan to extend her 15 minutes of fame.

Snooki On Plans After Jersey Shore – “When Jersey Shore ends I’m going to do more spinoffs,” Snooki tells the mag. “If MTV doesn’t want them, another network will be, like, ‘What does Snooki do now?’ or ‘Snooki’s getting married!’ What I’d like is to turn out like Jessica Simpson, with her whole brand. She makes millions. I’m trying to build an empire, because after this I can’t get a normal job. I mean, how do I go and sit behind a desk?”

Snooki On Being Tired of How She’s Perceived – “If I do something stupid, which is pretty much the whole time, I hate it. Obviously, they’re only going to put the good stuff in, and the good stuff is us drunk, so all I’m seeing is me drunk and falling down,” she explains. “That’s how I am when I party. But some of the stuff I do is, like, ‘Really, Nicole?’ I look like a freakin’ alcoholic. I’m like, ‘You’re sweating, your makeup is running, you look gross.’ I just look like sh*t.”

Snooki On Jersey Shore Being Like A Prison – “It messes with your head. That’s why we go crazy. That’s why we fight with each other. That’s why we drink,” Snooki tells Rolling Stone. “We’re living in a house for two months with that sh*t. We can’t have cellphones, TV, radio or the Internet. If the president died, we’d have no idea. There’s no normalcy. It’s just like prison, with cameras.”

Below are some more images from Snooki’s Rolling Stone article, including a childhood photo and photos of Snooki as a cheerleader in High School.

Moving on to tonight’s all new episode of the Jersey Shore. On the 10th episode this season, Sammi’s return to the house leaves Ronnie at a loss for words. Meanwhile, Snooki’s feelings for Vinny grow, and Mike hooks up with a girl who seems to have a strange odor.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SNOOKI’S INTERVIEW & TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE OF THE JERSEY SHORE?

The Hills alum Kristin Cavallari finally comes clean on what we all suspected, which is that the MTV hit show was indeed very scripted.

In a bombshell interview with Fancast, Kristin, 24, not only admits that the Hills was fake, but she also sheds some light on how the producers of the show manipulated the cast and story lines. Kristin even admits that the producers’ manipulations started during her high school Laguna Beach days. She also gives her honest opinion on Lauren Conrad’s axed reality show.

Excerpts from Kristen’s interview below -

Now that it’s over, can you reveal how much of the final season of “The Hills” was scripted?
Almost all of it. I think I can say that by now. I guess no one can get mad at me anymore.

You were not always portrayed in the most positive light on “The Hills.” You were supposedly partying too hard and using drugs. Are you concerned that damaged your reputation?
They told me they weren’t going to do any of that stuff. Basically, all that was to get ratings. I was on the cover of Us Weekly saying I need to go to rehab and that my parents wanted me to go to rehab. Both of my parents were like, “Oh, really? Why don’t they call me.” It said that I wasn’t showering. It was so unbelievable. It came and went because obviously I didn’t have a problem whatsoever. But that really pissed me off because MTV did that and there was one producer in particular who was behind all that. So that was really, really hard actually. That was one of the hardest things I ever had to go through. I’m so over it by now. But everything else, I was a willing participant. I didn’t hang out with those people. I had all my friends that were never filmed. It was work three days a week. We’d go to work, do three scenes a day, change, do another scene, and then you leave and you have your other life, your private life.

What do you think about Lauren Conrad’s new reality show being shelved for being too high brow or dull for MTV?
I didn’t know that was the reason why. I think right now MTV has “Jersey Shore” and “Skins” which are very controversial. Lauren’s a very nice girl. She’s very sweet, but that’s not always entertaining.

It seems like almost everyone who was on “Laguna Beach” had the course of their life altered. You, L.C. and Lo are reality stars. Some others have unfortunately struggled with substance abuse problems. Do you think it was, on the whole, worth it for all you to grow up in front of America?
I don’t regret anything I’ve done. It’s been hard. I was fifteen years old when “Laguna Beach” came in. I think it was really unfair how they messed with our lives like that. We were so young. We didn’t know exactly what they were doing. Watching the show really broke my heart. [When] the first episode of “Laguna Beach” [aired], I locked myself in the bathroom and was crying for hours because I was so upset about how they were portraying me. But that’s why going into “The Hills,” I knew exactly what I was getting into. I wasn’t going to let them mess with me. That’s why I went into it saying, “Whatever you guys want me to do, I’ll do. Don’t mess with me. I’ll be a participant.” They’re very shady with you. And that’s what they did when we were doing “Laguna Beach” and we were so young to be doing that. So it’s just how my life has gone. It’s the path that I’ve chosen. It’s all been worth it.

Can you give me an example of the producers being shady?
The first season of “The Hills” they had Justin and I dating on the show. Justin wouldn’t want to come film sometimes because he didn’t think that I really liked him. So the producers would have me text him, “No Justin, I really want you to come.” But I was game for it. Stephen [Coletti] was my boyfriend on “Laguna Beach.” They would be, like [to him], “We just want to get you coming up to Lauren’s house, but we’re not going to make it seem like you guys are dating.” They’d have him bring her flowers. All that stuff.

And today, Kristin is currently guest starring on ABC’s hit comedy “The Middle” (Wednesday, 8/7c) and also venturing into producing reality shows.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KRISTIN’S INTERVIEW? SHOULD THE PRODUCERS BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR SCRIPTING/FAKING REALITY SHOWS & LYING TO THE PUBLIC?

With only six episodes into the third season of the mega hit show the Jersey Shore, MTV has now released a new 3 minute trailer, showing us what is to come the remainder of this season.

And judging from the footage, it’s no wonder MTV has decided to bring this cast back for a 4th season! The trailer shows even more volatile and violent fights between lovebirds Sammi and Ronnie, and yes their fights get even worse. We also see The Instigation Situation doing what he does best which is instigating some of those fights, while the rest of the cast continues to fistpump and drink.

In other Shore news, JWoww has now followed in the footsteps of some of her castmates by also releasing her own book. And get this, it is a dating book titled ‘The Rules According to JWoww.’

According to Jwoww gives us an intimate look into the loves, losses, and lessons she’s learned since appearing on the hit show.  The book is also filled with “how-to” tips for landing the perfect guy, something she put together by doing in-depth research while watching the behavior of the guys in the shore house.  Below are some tips from JWoww’s new book via the HollywoodLife -

  • Men love a lady who has skills: Let’s be honest — guys say they’re looking for someone pure and respectable to bring home to Mama, but they’re secretly praying she’s a f*****g nympho with a bachelor’s degree in banking.
  • Never leave home without condoms, your cell phone, cash and a change of panties.
  • “Sloppy drunk” is not a good look on anyone: You will most likely do something-or somebody-that you’ll regret in the morning.

The HollywoodLife also reports JWoww is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology with two degrees, one in computer programming and a BFA in fine arts and animation.

And finally, airing tonight on MTV at 10/9c is an all new episode of the Jersey Shore. On the 7th episode this season, Ronnie and Sam end their tumultuous relationship with a nasty breakup that prompts Ronnie to destroy all of Sam’s belongings. Later, she considers leaving the shore for good.

Some photos of JWoww promoting her book Feb. 9 at a Borders in New York City below. And no, these photos have not been retouched in any way, shape, or form.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW TRAILER? PLUS ON JWOWW’S BOOK & TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?

MTV announced today that they will not be airing Lauren Conrad’s planned new reality show, and she is none too happy about it.

In you recall, MTV confirmed last September that the Laguna Beach and The Hills alum would be the focus of a new reality show based on her professional life as a fashion designer. Fast forward to today and it seems the network had a change of heart.

“We decided not to go ahead with the show,” MTV’s head of programming David Janollari told Entertainment Weekly. “She did do a pilot. There were talks about whether we could somehow manage to put together a special based on that footage but that’s also a big question mark based on her interest in that and the finances.”

Following that statement by MTV, Lauren then fired back in her own statement to UsWeekly, insinuating that MTV wanted the show to include more of her personal life, which was not something she wanted to do. Lauren also feels MTV underestimated how “savvy” her fans were.

Lauren’s full statement – “We sold a show to MTV, filmed it and are really proud of the final result. MTV felt the subject matter was too high brow for their audience and offered me the opportunity to change the show by incorporating more of my personal life. We agreed going into the project that this show would be an aspirational one, focusing on my career and my goals and not my personal relationships. We delivered the show that we sold and are sorry MTV didn’t feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it.”

TELL US – A SHOW BASED SOLELY ON LAUREN’S PROFESSIONAL LIFE: YAY? NAY?

A few weeks after MTV aired an episode of the Jersey Shore, which showed Snooki relentlessly trying to have sex with her costar Vinny, the pint-sized reality star is now expressing regret at her actions.

In a new radio interview with SiriusXM’s Morning Mash Up, Snooki, 23, reveals her multiple failed hookup attempts with Vinny Guadagnino is one of her biggest regrets.

“I kind of wish me and Vinny didn’t try and have sex because it was just drama this whole season,” she explained. “And I don’t know, it was just awkward between us and then I felt stupid…it’s just embarrassing.” Yes Snooki, it was also embarrassing to watch.

Snooki adds that while she developed feelings for Vinny, those feelings were not reciprocated. “I kind of got feelings [for him],” she said. “But for him, he’d be like, ‘No, it’s another girl.’”

In other Shore news, just two days after MTV confirmed season 4 of Jersey Shore will indeed film in Italy, some are now wondering whether Ronnie Ortiz-Magro will be able to leave the country to film.

The reason? Ronni was recently indicted by a New Jersey grand jury on an assault charge stemming from a past episode of the show. A spokesperson for the Embassy tells RadarOnline, “Persons who are currently in the criminal process cannot by issued a Visa.” Adding that “any person applying for a Visa to Italy must have their case fully adjudicated.”

Ronnie’s manager Matt Cohen however sees things differently as he tells Radar “as of now, he is free to travel wherever he chooses and has a clean criminal record.” Matt adds, “Until he is actually convicted of a crime, he can go wherever he wants.”

And finally, on tonight’s all new episode of Jersey Shore, appropriately titled ‘Drunk Punch Love,” Ronnie and J-Woww make amends, which sends Sammi over the edge, resulting in her punching Ronnie. Meanwhile, Mike uncovers Deena’s dirty little secret; and Vinny goes out with a girl who has an overbearing family.

The new episode airs tonight at 10/9c on MTV.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST JERSEY SHORE NEWS AND TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?

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