Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is out of rehab already! As you know, there was some major “is he, or-is he not” back and forth about his rehab status, as his rep initially wasn’t confirming the story. It didn’t matter because Sorrentino himself announced he was in rehab soon after, making the confession on his blog. He admitted he had “voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion. 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.”
He checked in to the Cirque Lodge for his pill problem, and we were really hoping he was going to stay in there for a while to get it out of his system. But it seems that The Situation is out of rehab already. The guy’s been in there barely two weeks! TMZ spotted the Jersey Shore star at an airport near the Cirque Lodge, and he even snapped a photograph with a fan who was boarding the same flight. Is it because of his filming commitments? That has to be the reason, right? We really hope the time he spent in there was enough for him to get the help he needed and that he’ll be able to withstand all the partying pressure while on the show. Good luck, Mike!
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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?
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino isn’t known so much for wearing clothes as he is for yanking them off in public settings to reveal his abs. Consider the fact that he occasionally has star shapes buzzed into his hair, and it’s no surprise that clothing companies aren’t lining up to make him the latest style icon. But Abercrombie and Fitch have gone one step further: they have offered to pay the Jersey Shore star to NOT wear their clothes! The preppie brand has offered The Sitch a “substantial financial payout,” to not be seen in public donning their duds. That’s harsh, guys!
Last year the clothing brand was all about reality star, even selling a with the phrase “The Fitchuation” emblazoned across it. But now it looks like relations between the pairing have soured. Abercrombie issued a statement yesterday saying, “We believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans.” This is kinda true, we do get somewhat distressed by the sight of The Situation. But still! They continued by saying that they were “deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino’s association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image.” And thus, the brand of clothes favored by the cool kids in high school are excluding peeps once again. Way to keep up the image, guys. Don’t take the deal, Mike!
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Not content with merely being a a stomach flashing reality tycoon, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino wants a chance to flex his acting muscles, which he seems to think are as big as his biceps. In fact, he wants to follow in the footsteps of great thespians like Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Leonardo DiCaprio…and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Let’s aim for The Rock and see what happens, Mike. To be fair, he does have some similarities with this list of masters. He shares the Italian heritage with Rob, Al and Leo, and both The Sitch and The Rock are known for being shirtless. Plus they both have “The” in their names. He’ll be a natural!
He recently opened up to In Touch Online about his next career move. “Obviously, I look up to De Niro and Pacino, and for someone who’s closer in age Leo [DiCaprio] — I’d eventually like to make great movies someday,” told “But I’m trying to go in a trajectory similar to ‘The Rock,’ [Dwayne Johnson], who took his bold personality and phrases from the WWE into film.” We’re not sure if you can jump from the Rock track to the De Niro track, but Mike’s sure gonna try! He’s making his acting debut with a cameo in the upcoming Three Stooges remake. Maybe someday he’ll be trading those vodka bottles for Oscars.
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Michael Lohan may be boxing talk radio host Jeremy Loper in Ft. Lauderdale this weekend, but it was Frank Sorrentino—the estranged father of The Situation—that he wrestled with at last night’s press conference in advance of the match. The dueling deadbeat dads, have been exchanging threats all week. “Hey Mike, let me send you a f—ing message so you get this f—ing loud and clear, okay? You should be careful what you ask for because you may get it,” said the man who calls himself “The Confrontation” after Lohan allegedly challenged him to box, with Lohan responding “If I had to climb into the ring with him on crutches, after the way he spoke to me, I’d probably kick his ass anyways.”
Sorrentino, who’s refereeing the Lohan/Loper match, appeared to be in a much better mood last night, as did the subject of his many f-bombs. Maybe the two realized they have too much in common to complain about: Frank’s being sued by his famous son, Michael’s famous daughter Lindsay frequently wants nothing to do with him, neither would be remotely famous if not for their kids. Hey, anybody want to pay these guys to live in a house together? The Surreal Dads.
See photos of the press conference in the gallery below.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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Gah! Our eyes! It’s pint-sized Snooki, mini-Situation and little J-Woww! Luckily, this isn’t for real. At least we hope so. All we know is the JWoww tweeted this picture of these tiny guidettes and guido, writing, “Omg lol classic RT @HannahNeverman: love this. @sn00ki @ITSTHESITUATION@JENNIWOWW”
We’re thinking it’s a very late Halloween picture by a fan or friend? ‘Cause these kids are adorable. We can’t have them fist-pumping or getting their GTL on at this age.
If this were any other event, we would just assume that Johnny Knoxville, Kid Rock and Michael Kenneth Williams made poor fashion choices and then proceed to mock them mercilessly. But they were invited to the GQ Men of the Year Gala last night at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. And we were not. So we have to assume that they are just operating on a level that we mere fashion mortals cannot comprehend.
You may think these suits are sort of hideous, but in five years you’ll have one in every color! Way to stay ahead of the curve, guys. Thankfully some other ladies and gents were a little less fashion forward. Twi-Bros Kellan Lutz and Taylor Lautner donned dapper suits, Glee peeps Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale and Cory Monteith ditched their school attire, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino even kept his shirt on. Check out the hits and misses in the gallery below!
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