Vinny Guadagnino


With less than a month until the August 4 premiere, MTV has released the official season 4 cast photo of the Jersey Shore cast!

In the above shot, the cast is all glammed-up for a late-night run through the streets of Florence, Italy where they filmed the fourth season from May to June.

As reported, the cast only got a one week break before they began filming the fifth season back in Seaside Heights, New Jersey late last month. The new season will debut Aug. 4 on MTV at 10/9c.

In other Shore news, after almost losing two cast members in a span of one week, TMZ is now reporting MTV has laid down the law!

According to TMZ, MTV has now instituted a zero tolerance policy for future cast runaways. Sources close to production reveal the network is very serious this time stating that if another cast member tries to walk off the show… that person will be fired, and the remainder of his or her contract will be terminated. No exceptions.

This is apparently a power play by the network to reassert some authority after two cast members nearly bolted in the same week. Vinny Guadagnino actually left the show for a week after complaining of being “burned out” only to return a week later. While Vinny was gone, The Situation also threatened to quit the show but returned hours later.

Photo credit – MTV/Ian Spanier Photography.

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Well that didn’t last long. A week after quitting the Jersey Shore, it appears Vinny Guadagnino realized he had nothing else going for him has had a change of heart!

Vinny was photographed above over the weekend moving back into the Shore house with the help of his roommates. So what happened? Well according to TMZ, it might have been his costars who convinced him to return to the show.

Sources tell TMZ Vinny met up with his castmates for dinner and a club Saturday night in an effort to heal the wounds between them. Evidently it worked. And despite the reports that the others were happy following Vinny’s departure (he was reportedly a pain to live with), his roommates appeared more than happy to welcome him back.

Vinny left the house/show after a fight with one of his roommates in addition to his complaints of “being homesick” and feeling “burned out.” Vinny’s castmate The Situation also stormed off the show last week after getting into it with producers but quickly returned.

MTV continues to film season 5 of the show in New Jersey while the 4th season is set to premiere August 4.

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TELL US – HAPPY ABOUT VINNY’S RETURN?

For the second time in days, Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino has left the Shore house during filming, and this time around, it’s for good according to TMZ.

As reported, MTV is currently filming the fifth season of the mega hit show back in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Vinny was first spotted checking into a hotel days ago on Wednesday after he reportedly got into it with another castmate. He ended up returning the next day.

However TMZ is now reporting Vinny left the house again last night after getting into another argument with a cast member and headed back home to Staten Island. The reason? He was feeling “burned out” and had been complaining of “being homesick.”

Sources tell TMZ the cast convinced him to return after exiting the show the first time. The sources however add that Vinny has been a pain to live with and his castmates do not plan on begging him to return this go around.

A rep for MTV stated, “We don’t comment on series while they are in production but viewers can be assured they will have answers when Season Five premieres.” The above picture of Vinny was taken on Thursday after he returned to the Shore house following a night away in a hotel.

It seems MTV’s plan to have the cast tape seasons 4 and 5 back to back is backfiring. Right after the cast finished taping season 4 in Italy, MTV had them return back to Jersey where they were kept secluded for a week before filming began on season 5 last weekend.

Photo credit: C.Smith/ WENN.com

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All “good” things must come to an end.

According to a new report, that will soon be the case with the Jersey Shore cast. In the latest issue of UsWeekly magazine, an insider reveals MTV is planning to replace the entire cast once the fifth season is over.

“After this group comes back from Italy and shoots season 5 this summer, that will be the end for them,” says an insider. The reason? It all comes down to money… of course.

See while the show is a mega hit for the MTV network, they are having to fork over millions to the cast members. A report that came out earlier this year revealed the core four of the group (Snooki, The Situation, JWoww and DJ Pauly D) were each earning $100,000 per episode for the fourth season. That amounts to over $1 mil each for the entire season.

Quite frankly, MTV feels the new stars will be “a lot cheaper” plus it also frees up the current gang to pursue their spinoffs. MTV has confirmed Snooki and JWoww have one in the works, as well as Pauly D and The Situation.

The source however promises the cast “will leave on a high note!” The cast departed Italy last Saturday as filming for season 4 ended and season 5 is scheduled to begin filming any day now in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

Photo credit: Mario&Luigi/WENN.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS REPORT? IS REPLACING THE CAST A GOOD IDEA?

Jersey Shore Season 4

Another day, another raise for the Jersey Shore cast!

According to a new report by TMZ, the cast, which is currently filming season 4 in Florence, Italy, will get a raise for the upcoming fifth season.

If you recall, MTV announced weeks ago that the fourth season would premiere on August 4, with season 5 set to begin filming later this month. The cast was not happy with the news and refused to film the new season as MTV wanted to use their season 4 contracts rate/terms.

It however seems the MTV network has caved in as new contracts have been drawn up. The cast reportedly got a “significant” increase in their raise. Snooki and co. are scheduled to fly back from Italy on the 23rd of this month, with filming on the fifth season scheduled to begin in New Jersey on the 26th.

It was reported back in April that most of the cast members were receiving $100,000 per episode aka well over $1 million for season 4!

Meanwhile, the cast was photographed above posing for what will likely be their official season 4 cast photo on Wednesday. In the picture taken in a Florence back street, cast member Vinny Guadagnino, one of the authentic Italians on the cast, can be seen holding up an Italian flag.

You can click on the above cast image to make it bigger!

Photo credit: Mario&Luigi/WENN.com.

Jersey Shore Italy

It’s official, the fourth season of the Jersey Shore will premiere on August 4!

While the cast continues to film in the city of Florence, Italy, MTV made the official announcement this weekend. The press release promises the cast will “bring their trademark hilarity, fist-pumping and family dysfunction to the beautiful country” of Italy.

It gets even better as MTV has also green-lighted a fifth season. Yes, the network also announced that Season five will begin production in June. Once filming ends in Italy, the entire cast will return to the surf and sand of Seaside Heights, New Jersey right away to begin filming.

TMZ is however reporting that the cast is currently unaware of MTV’s plans to start filming season five right away. The cast was under the impression they would get a one month break and start filming in August. In fact, most of them are booked for club appearances all through July.

Sources say the cast will NOT be happy once they hear the news as they would rather get a break from filming and make money doing club appearances. The sources also add that the cast could decide to band together and stage a revolt. Oh the horror.

What is certain is that the 4th season will be filled with drama. As we reported, the poster couple for dysfunctional relationships, Ronnie and Sammi, are once again back together and fighting. Ronnie and The Situation also got into a fist fight which left Ronnie with bleeding knuckles and The Sitch with a shiner on his face. Plus Snooki crashed into a cop car though she was left unhurt. Should be a fun season!

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While Jersey Shore star Snooki has admitted she developed feelings for her costar Vinny Guadagnino following their hook ups on the show, Vinny is now making it clear those feelings are not reciprocated.

In a new interview with Life & Style magazine, Vinny states that Snooki is not his type. “Living together forces me to sometimes stumble into her bed,” said Vinny. “But she’s not my type physically. But if I [saw her] out in a club, I probably wouldn’t go there.” Ouch.

In other Shore news, it seems The Situation is making plans post Jersey Shore as he hints the yet to be filmed 4th season of the show might be his last. The Sitch reveals he plans on remaining on TV for “another year or so” before moving on. “Hopefully by the end of the year I’ll be in a movie,” The Situation, 28, told E! News.

“It’s like Michael Jordan,” he said, and yes he’s comparing himself to Jordan. “There’s only so long you can keep winning them rings. There’s only so long you can rule the reality world.”

Though as of the moment, the DWTS alum is solely focused on filming season 4 of Jersey Shore in Italy. “I’m actually gonna get me some Rosetta Stone” to learn Italian, he says. “I got two months to learn it. My name comes from Italy so I’ve got a little bit of heritage there. Plus, maybe I can get a hometown Italian chick.” Nice to see The Sitch is always planning ahead.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON VINNY & THE SITUATION’S COMMENTS?

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.

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