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!
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is taking Abercrombie & Fitch to the cleaners. This shouldn’t come as a massive surprise to them as he had already sent over a cease-and-desist letter for selling T-shirts emblazoned with versions of his own catch phrases, “The Fitchuation,” “GTL … You Know the Deal” andÂ “GTL Fitch.” Yes, he’s actually got a legal copyright, or so he claims, on those words.
Not that the company listened. They probably thought he was bluffing. Boy, were they wrong. The Sitch filed a suit in a Florida federal court on Tuesday, claiming that A&F needs to pay up for violation of trademark. According to him, they need to cough upÂ $1 million in royalties and $3 million in damages.Â The papers state, “As a result of [Abercrombie’s] publicity campaign, [the retailer] profited off of the use of a false affiliation with Sorrentino and it has wrongly used Sorrentino’s name, image and likeness for advertising purposes in violation of applicable law.”
This isn’t the first time Mike and Abercrombie & Fitch have got into a tussle. Back in August, they actually issued a statement asking the Jersey Shore star to stop wearing their brand. They felt that he wasn’t portraying their kind of image saying, “We believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans.” Unfortunately, their sales fell majorly after this little incident, which could have been pure coincidence. But we’re still confused. Why dis the Sitch and then use his shtick to sell the very clothing you asked him not to wear?
Vinnie & Pauly D sit for a caricature artist on the streets of Florence, Italy. Rumors of a brutal fight between The Situation & Ronnie popped up from the Jersey Shore set yesterday, though MTV has only confirmed that the Sitch needed medical attention after an “accidental injury in the house.”
With spin-offs for Pauly D, Snooki and J-Woww already in the mix over at MTV, we were starting to wonder if the ol’ Situation—once Jersey Shore‘s shining star—had been left out in the cold. Was it his pathetic performance at the Donald Trump roast? The fact that his priceless reaction shots would be worthless without something to react to? Well, worry no more, because the ab-wielder formerly known as Mike Sorrentino scored himself a development deal after all.
There’s no word on what his show will consist of, and no promise it will ever actually reach the air (though considering how successful Shore is, it’d be surprising if all three announced spin-offs weren’t given a shot). Maybe we could send him to different wartorn countries in the world, allowing him to deliver his classic double-takes as he reports on “The Situation” in each…and then gets wasted at the local watering hole. Call it The Situation On The Situation, or maybe The Dumbassador.
The FABLife is playing March Celebrity Madness this month, putting 64 of our favorite stars into brackets and having you vote to decide our ultimate FAB icon. First we’ll be pitting four similar celebs against each other in the divisionals, with the winners pairing (and squaring) off in our Sweet 16 until only one is left standing. It’s just like the NCAA, except…ok, it’s nothing like the NCAA.
It’s Monday morning, so who better to wake up with than the cast of Jersey Shore. The Situation may have bombed at Donald Trump’s Roast, but he still makes our shortlist of the show’s stars, along with J-Woww, Snooki and Pauly D. Which one is your favorite reality TV party-starter? If you’re upset that Ronnie, Vinny, Sammi or anyone didn’t make the poll, let us know in the comments. Just don’t break anything!
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino loves his suit jackets, but he’s really not much for formal wear otherwise, usually pairing them with a t-shirt, jeans and necklaces. So it was a remarkable sight to see him looking dapper from head to toe at Donald Trump’s Comedy Central Roast last night. Sure, he didn’t wear a tie—which puts it behind last year’s GQ Men Of The Year party as The Classiest Situation Ensemble Ever—but look at those shoes! And the blue handkerchief! We’d ask if someone was getting married, but we’d expect he wears Ed Hardy and torn denim to church functions.
Despite his classy attire, The Sitch didn’t much respect last night—the LA Times says Sorrentino was almost booed off stage after a weak set, including a slave joke about fellow guest Snoop Dogg, who later called the Jersey Shore star Snooki (“Sorry, all white people who act black look the same to me”). Maybe Mike should have just ripped off the suit and given Lisa Lampanelli a lap dance.
Check out the gallery to see some examples of The Situation in (relative) formal wear, as well pics from last night’s roast.
You’ve just about made it through another holiday season full of tons of food, holiday traffic and crazy cousins. Congrats! Now it’s time to ring in the new year with the 100 hottest celebrity bikini pictures of the year. You’re welcome! Our gallery is ordered from one to 100, with #1 being the hottest. Miranda Kerr is the reigning champ from 2009 — not even Vanessa Minnillo in a skimpy pink bikini could topple her in 2010. Enjoy!
At least he is trying to be all grown-up about his vote-off. Says Sitch: “It is what it is. I tried my best, and at the end of the day, somebody had to go home.Ã‚Â I am not a dancer, and I tried to practice.” It’s a huge improvement from what he did the night before when, after the judges ripped him a new one, The Situation pulled a hissy fit and stalked out to the parking lot.Ã‚Â He later whined: “I don’t know what their deal was. I really don’t know.Ã‚Â I was upset. I actually stormed off upset because I tried so hard. I really did. I changed my haircut, I don’t know.”
Oh honey… the hair was a mess too. Better luck next time. At least you know you can still grind at the club.
Can you imagine what was going on in The Situation‘s mind when he found out he was paired with Karina Smirnoff on Dancing with the Stars? His brain probably detonated. All that hair gel just needed a trigger anyway.
(And now, for an experiment:Ã‚Â We’re going to see how often we can use “the situation” within the text of this post. Because not only has the guy overstayed his welcome in pop culture-land, he now has a permanent home in our brain.)
The situation is that Karina is quite possibly the equivalent of Jessica Rabbit for The Situation. The fact that he has to, probably for the first time in his life, be professional and not try to get his situationÃ‚Â into her tutu, is proving to be quite the situation for him. It’s like she’s his kryptonite!
But he’s going to keep the situation under control, explaining, “We look really good together, and we’d probably have cute kids, but I’m pretty sure she has a boyfriend. Unless something happens with that, I’m going to stay respectful. So that’s that situation.”
Ha – Karinawould so high-kick him in the situation if he ever tried to get fresh! Come to think of it… it’s probably already happened.
Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars premiered last night, with perhaps the most exciting, eclectic cast yet. Teen mom Bristol Palin shook what Sarah gave her, The Situation supplied Seaside fist pumps, and Audrina Patridge sent tongues awaggin’ with her high-gloss legs and abs of steel. Margaret Cho performed a slapstick Viennese waltz and The Hoff violated our eyeballs with his gyrating hips.
At two hours long, the show gets snoozey, so we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up the Top 5 Moments, tossing in some slo-mo and a loop for maximum enjoyment.