After eight months behind bars, Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is finally a free man and back in New Jersey with his wife Lauren Sorrentino.
Jersey Shore Family Vacation viewers watch the Sitch prepare for his prison stint and even saw the drive on the way to prison. Even though he hasn’t appeared in the most recent episodes (obviously), his wife Lauren has, and the Jersey Shore roomies have visited him and talked about how he’s been doing in jail. He has also called the cast and appeared via speakerphone in a few episodes.
There are some reality TV stars’ kids that we have literally watched grow up throughout the years. It’s crazy to think that Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers saw Teresa Giudice pregnant with Audriana Giudice during the Season 1 reunion. Now, she is a fifth grader. Do you feel old yet? I do. How about this one: Gia Giudice is a freshman in college.
Jersey Shore fans saw Snooki and JWoww go from hard-partying roomies to devoted moms. Now, their kids are in school too. And just like most other moms, reality TV stars took (and shared) photos of their kids’ first day of school.
Confession: I can sit through 1oo’s of hours of “unscripted television,” but I have never once made it through an awards show. Except maybe the MTV VMAs one year while I was in college. And even then, I only made it through because I was too hung over to move from the couch where my roommates were watching.
However, I do find the People’s Choice Awards fascinating. Because the awards are voted on by the viewers, it makes for some… interesting results. For example, last year’s nominees for “Drama Movie of the Year” included Red Sparrow and A Quiet Place – both legitimate movies with plots and acting and character development. Wanna know what movie won? “Fifty Shades Freed.” That’s right, we the viewers chose soft porn over a movie starring Academy Award-winning Jennifer Lawrence and one starring America’s favorite human, Jim Halpert. America’s voting habits make me nervous.
After some extremely public (and embarrassing) antics, JWoww is finally divorced from Roger Mathews. Let’s just hope that this means that we are finally done with Roger’s many social media rants.
After a very public split, these two can finally start fresh.
Jenni “JWoww” Farley and her ex Roger Mathews’ relationship was featured prominently on Jersey Shore. They spent a lot of quality time in the smush room. Who says romance is dead? The couple, who have been together since 2010, got married and share two children: Meilani and Greyson.
Fans were blindsided when JWoww filed for divorce from Roger in September of 2018. The couple had only been married for three years. The split quickly turned ugly. Very ugly.
Vanderpump Rules is a gold mine for Bravo. No other show (besides the Housewives) has the power and popularity on the network. We love watching how messy people like Jax Taylor and DJ James Kennedy act season after season. Also, the cast has genuine relationships with each other too, so it works. It’s a magical setup that most people assumed would be left on its own and not turned into a franchise.
However, all of that could soon change. When Lisa Vanderpump opened her Vegas cocktail garden, rumors began swirling about a possible spin-off show. The proposed idea would follow a new crop of employees and a new wave of dramatic, young people. Lisa does have more time on her hands these days, so anything is possible. However, Andy Cohen might feel differently about the idea based on his recent comments.
After two seasons of hookups, bar fights, and some puke and rallies, Floribama Shore will return for a new season.
However, it won’t actually be filmed on the Floribama Shore, which is actually a nickname for the Florida-Alabama border. No, they’re not channeling the show’s predecessor Jersey Shore’s Italy season by filming in another country. However, that fish out of water scenario would make for some great TV.
We can’t cover every news story ourselves. Fortunately, there are a lot of great sources for reality TV news and gossip. Check out this links from some of our favorite sites in the May 20, 2019 edition of Monday Morning Tea.