Despite what Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino implied on Twitter and his blog, it looks like we can believe rumors that the Jersey Shore star is getting treatment for a substance abuse problem. According to a statement the reality star released this afternoon on his official blog, the Sitch has, in fact, “voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion.” Says Sorrentino, “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.” In all honesty, we completely understand Mike’s decision. Sometimes we need to take some time off after Jersey Shore, and we’re only the ones watching it.
“All these websites are doing is spreading gossip/hearsay, and unless you hear it from us, you can’t believe everything you read,” The Situation’s blog claimed earlier today. “This is just like the child hood game of “telephone” – someone hears a small rumor and blows it out of proportion.” When posting his statement, Sorrentino’s site clarified, “It is important for us, and for The Situation, to let our fans know the truth behind what is actually going on, and getting treatment is something Mike has done on his own volition.” Well, so far the only thing that might not be true is TMZ’s claim that the Situation has been admitted to swanky rehab facility Cirque Lodge for treatment. So take that with a grain of salt, everyone! Unless the Situation confirms it tomorrow, that is!
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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is in rehab, as we type, as far as TMZ is concerned, for substance abuse. One of the Sitch’s reps spoke to the website refusing to confirm the story. What they did say is that he “has spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule.”
Sorrentino tweeted a semi-denial just a couple of hours ago, writing, “Don’t believe everything you read or hear.”
Wherever he is right now, we’re glad that he’s getting some sort of rest. Every single time this particular writer’s watched an episode of Jersey Shore, it’s been in awe of the amount of booze consumed on a daily basis. And we don’t mean awe in a good way. It’s like they’re all ticking time bombs, and when those blow up, it’s never pretty. Snooki is pregnant so has to have her act in order. And she’s going to be on Season six. We think The Situation should clean up, zen down and come back with a clean slate as well. We all wish him well.
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Update: Sources are now telling TMZ that Mike was “getting worse” as the season went on, and that they believed he was was showing the tells of substance abuse before that. Apparently, the sources say that had started “acting paranoid” on the set and that everyone is happy he’s getting help from his supposed trip to rehab. We’re waiting for more updates.
They can convert the smoosh room into a nursery! We predicted last month how awesome it would be if Snooki and her baby returned for more Jersey Shore, but we honestly did not know if the miniature reality star would be back for more GTL. Snooks is currently filming her new spin-off and planning a wedding to boyfriend Jionni LaValle, plus there is very little else to do at the Shore besides drink; we’d understand if she opted to sit this one out. Luckily, the girl does nothing but surprise us, and not just with the number of shots she can take in a single night! “The house dynamic is headed into unchartered territory as their lives outside of the Shore take off in exciting new directions,” MTV said in a statement today, in addition to confirming that all seven cast members will return to New Jersey this summer to shoot a new season, including a by-then massively pregnant Snooki. Wow, and you thought Deena cried a lot in season five! Because she did!
“While things will definitely be a little different this time when they hit the boardwalk, their trademark hilarity and family dysfunction will remain the same,” MTV concluded. We are almost ashamed at how excited about this. We don’t see how we could be more psyched…oh wait. “She told me she wants me to deejay the delivery room,” Pauly D told People last week. “I told her I’ll just deejay the baby shower.” Yeah (teeny, tiny, baby-sized) buddy!
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Snooki has been getting all the attention lately, what with her “ShortnTan” baby on the way and her newly announced engagement to juice-up gorilla boyfriend Jionni LaValle confirmed. So we wanted to take a minute and check in with JWoww, just so she knows we still love and appreciate her. What’s that, Jenni? You’re getting sued by your landlord? Well, ummmm, we guess that’s kind of like a baby? In as much as it will keep you up all night and eat all your money? Sorry. We are the worst.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, homeowner Stuart Levin filed a lawsuit Monday in New York Supreme Court claiming the property he leased to the Jersey Shore star in 2008 was filmed on more than five occasions for the show. Hmmm, could Jenni’s daring rescue of her two tiny dogs in season three have been one of those occasions? We’re so thankful JWoww and Snooki have moved on to their own spin-off in Jersey City, where they can to call ahead and have places like Bambi Baby prepared for their shooting pleasure. Levin is reportedly suing for a whopping $450,000 for unauthorized use of his property. Because really, who would have thought to put “no filming the greatest reality show of all time” on the lease? Besides us?
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“OMG! I’m pregnant!” reads the headline of Snooki’s Us Weekly cover story. But sorry, magazine people, the only thing that’s surprising here is how weird they’ve made her look. Her normally cute, round face is all sharp angles, and the cups of that dress are too small for her boobs, and she’s holding her belly like she’s five months pregnant, not 15 weeks. But we do like that headline, if only because we can hear Snook’s voice saying it in our head.
Snooki, who also confirmed that she and Jionni LaValle are engaged, said they found out she was pregnant after New Year’s, which made her panic about the baby’s health. “‘S–t, I’ve been drinking!’ I was worried,” she told the magazine. “It was New Year’s Eve and we were in Vegas, so I did go crazy.”
But now the two 24-year-olds are determined to be responsible parents. “I have different priorities now,” she said, and she doesn’t care what the public has to say about her impending motherhood, “As long as I know I’m ready and he’s ready.”
“We are not going to screw this up,” Jionni added.
Well, good for you kids. We hope you stick to it. And we also hope the paycheck for this cover goes toward a totally sweet nursery for your tiny guido/ette.
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Forgive us if we take this latest Snooki news (and my god, the headlines are relentless these days) with a grain of salt: People reports that “a source” has confirmed that Snooki and boyfriend Jionni LaValle are not only expecting their first child, but also getting married. If so, then congrats, of course.
In our heads, we’ve concocted an alternate view of this rumor: Jionni and Snooks concocted it themselves, just to get their families off their backs about having a baby out of wedlock. That’s how we’d do it, anyway. And then take our time about making the actual decision to get hitched or not. Call us cynical and/or romantic. The couple did break up for a time last year, so it’s not the best idea to rush into this. (Best ideas are what Snooki is really good at.) Read more…
So, we’re still not hearing anything official about whether or not Snooki is pregnant, but TMZ claims to have one more small tip-off that she’s got a tiny ciabatta roll in the oven. No, not a sudden shortage of pickles in the Tri-state area. But Jersey City store Bambi Baby reportedly told the site that Jersey Shore production company 495 Productions asked them “within the last few weeks” for permission to shoot in their store, presumably for Snooki and JWoww’s upcoming spinoff. After some initial hesitation, the owner agreed, TMZ reports.
OK, we’re still not calling this proof. Snooki and JWoww have been photographed all over Jersey City buying furniture for their new apartment. We especially like the zebra-print armchair we saw delivered to their home the other day. So maybe Snooki will be seen wandering into the store, contemplating whether she could save some cash by buying child-size beds? Interestingly, Bambi Baby’s furniture collection, at least online, seems a little too traditional for the guidette’s taste. But you never know, motherhood changes people.
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We’ve been so caught up with the Jersey Shore spin-off starring JWoww and Snooki (and Snooki’s baby)(allegedly) currently in production, we forgot all about Pauly D‘s spin-off, which premieres on MTV on March 29. Luckily, the aptly-named The Pauly D Project didn’t forget about us, dropping a super trailer today to get everybody psyched up and pumping those fists. The cabs are most definitely here.
Since the show seems to feature Pauly’s jet-setting exploits in Las Vegas, as well as his stint DJing for Britney Spears and partnering with 50 Cent, we were sort of afraid that the new show wouldn’t be, well, Jersey enough for our liking. Oh, how wrong we were. While there’s no t-shirt shop or makeup-smeared rabbit suits so far, there does appear to be massive amounts of booze, semi-nudity (all male) and at least one stunt featuring a wheelchair. It’s not a duck phone, but it’ll do. Plus, maybe it’ll be nice to get away from The Situation for a little while; you guys know what we mean. Oh, also the Pauly D cast includes a grown man named Biggie who sobs on camera over the stress of being in Pauly’s entourage. Yeah. Buddy.
So, the New York Post is reporting that Snooki is indeed pregnant after all, but has been hiding it because “MTV went into crisis mode after they found out. … They’re trying to hide it because it would greatly affect the creative direction of the show.”
Now, although we are part of the MTV family, we have no inside knowledge of this situation (sorry). But we do think that it would be pretty damn silly for producers to be worried that a baby would cramp Snooki’s style. We can’t think of a better way to spice up the Jersey Shore or her spinoff with JWoww. As Hollywood well knows, pregnancy is HI-larious. And watching Snooki pout while everyone else around her gets to party would make for great viewing too.
Come to think of it, we think Mama Snooks could have easily been toting around a mini-mini-me all throughout the storied history of Jersey Shore and they wouldn’t have lost a second of entertainment. See for yourself.
First of all, Snooki has a stylist. Think about it. Take it in. Second of all, when it comes big events like last night’s Grammy red carpet, sometimes Snooki likes to follow her primal fashion instincts and pick out her own couture frock and massive heels. “I do have a stylist,” the Jersey Shore star admitted when asked about the Bebe dress she purchased Saturday for the event. “But I just like to pick out my own clothes because I feel normal, and I like to be normal. I’m not something crazy.” So it’s only by feeling normal that Snooki can pick out her many insane, amazing outfits. It’s kind of like using the Force, but with more print minidresses!
Snooks probably could have used some professional guidance last night, however, when it came to her unwieldy accessories. “I tried to kind of be like Gaga with the bow,” she says of her oversized hair swag. “It was actually in front of my face but my eyelashes are so long I couldn’t blink.” See, that’s what stylists are for! Helping trim back your eyelashes. That, and peeling off your nail stickers.