Nicole “Snooki” LaValle’s come a long way since Jersey Shore. On today’s Big Morning Buzz Live, she revealed her current standing with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, dished on her Gatsby-themed wedding, and gushed about her kids.
It’s been three years since Snooki and her famous poof arrived at the Jersey Shore, and our world was forever altered. The reality star has had lot to celebrate this year: a new baby, a fiancé, tons of endorsement deals and now her 25th birthday. Who would have ever thought the tan Poughkeepsie native would hold such a permanent place in the hearts of Jersey Shore fans?
Now she’s all grown up and moving on to bigger and better things, but we hope she doesn’t chill out too much. We have a funny feeling we won’t have to worry about that, though. In honor of her quarter century making this planet a little more orange, we would like to look back at some of her most insane moments! And while we hope there are more to come we are definitely going to enjoy watching this somewhat toned-down guidette take over the world!
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Considering what a controversy the cast of Jersey Shore has stirred up ever since their show first aired on MTV, we think this is a great step for them and their adopted hometown of Seaside Heights. After witnessing the devastation done to their summer haunt during Superstorm Sandy, the show is teaming up with Architecture for Humanity for a benefit called Restore the Shore, airing live next Thursday, November 15 at 11 p.m. ET (tape-delayed for the West Coast). The money raised will help rebuild the boardwalk and assist the people who live and work in the affected region.
According to the press release we got this morning, the special will also feature special guests to be announced. Who do you think they should invite? Here are our suggestions:
- Everyone a Jersey Shore star has ever fought with on the show. What better way to demonstrate how Jerseyans come together in a time of crisis?
- The cast of every other Jersey-set show that has been accused of promoting negative stereotypes of the state: Real Housewives of New Jersey, The Sopranos, that lawyer show no one watched.
Does anyone else find it hilarious that PETA picked Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino for a campaign that promotes spaying and neutering animals? It’s to increase awareness and to prevent animal over-population and homelessness, but basically, in our heads, it’s The Sitch and neutering in one sentence which cracks us up hard. But, we’re not trying to be mean — you laughed too, okay — because he’s done a really good thing here. And hey, you have to give props to the campaign for being catchy! It’s not half as racy as some of the PETA campaigns like the “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” advertisements, also because we’re kind of used to him being shirtless, but this one’s “Too much p—y can be a bad thing” is definitely one of the smarter slogans PETA has used! Mike gave the world a heads up about the campaign being out on his Twitter account, saying, “Here it is! It was a pleasure working with peta on this campaign. A great cause with an important message!” There’s even a PSA video to go with the campaign shot which you can see below. Color us impressed, Sitch!
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If you watched the two-hour Jersey Shore season premiere last night, one twelfth of your entire day was spent watching Deena cry and Snooki be pregnant. It felt good, right? Familiar? Call us clinically insane, but having the gang back under one (well, maybe two) dysfunctional roofs for a final season felt right to us. Considering the cast was so comfortable, they didn’t give a second thought to the words coming out of their mouths, we assume they must have felt the same way.
The season premiere of Jersey Shore is tonight at 10/9pm Central, ya’ll! It’s been six seasons and three years in the making but it’s almost time to bid Snooki and the gang adieu. Luckily we have the next couple months to get a truly satisfying conclusion, because we have quite a few burning questions we’d like the last season of JS to answer. Ew…what? No, no, we said burning questions. Come on, people! It’s not like we’ve been using the smush room.
We knew this day would come. We just didn’t know it would be so soon. Variety announced today that MTV has decided to pull the plug on Jersey Shore after the show’s upcoming sixth season. Honestly, we applaud their restraint. It would have been way too easy to keep on trucking down the Jersey Turnpike until Snooki‘s baby started having babies. Better to go out on top, we say. The top being a massively pregnant Snooki shoving The Situation into the hot tub, of course. Besides, there are already so many things we’ll miss after JS is off the air, and we’d like to be able to haul ourselves off the bathroom floor after two, maybe three days of hysterical crying at the most. Things like:
Between the intervention of his family and the pain of detox, we already thought The Situation’s struggle with addiction sounded devastating enough. Turns out, we didn’t know the half of it. First of all, the Jersey Shore cast member now reveals that he had become addicted to the narcotic painkiller Oxycodone. “They gave me energy,” the Sitch admits in an interview with InTouch. “I felt euphoric.” We also find out when the Situation started taking said pills: after injuring himself while on Dancing With The Stars in fall 2010. Oh no. Look, we love DWTS as much as the next Midwestern mom, but having Tom Bergeron and Bruno look on as you spiral into addiction? That is simply cosmically unjust.
As if that wasn’t sad enough (and it was), at his lowest moment the reality star caught a glimpse of what his fate would look like if he didn’t get help. “All of the sudden, I was like, ‘Wait, didn’t she die on prescription painkillers?’” the Situation realized while watching a Brittany Murphy movie. Murphy died in 2009, and medication played a part in her death. “‘That could be me. Am I going to be that guy that was so awesome on the Jersey Shore and then … that’s it?’,” he mused. Click through the jump to see the in-depth interview the Situation gave MTV when he left rehab in May. Personally, we are incredibly grateful that the Situation got treatment, not just for himself, but for us. We literally could not handle writing a tragic post about his death. We could not.
We here at VH1 Celebrity pride ourselves on the fact that we are equal opportunity oglers. Of course, the paparazzi aren’t as egalitarian, so when we went about putting together today’s Bikini Awards contest, the Mankinis (sorry, but we promise no Speedos), we had a much more limited selection. Photographers were on hand to capture the likes of Joe Manganiello, Channing Tatum, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles and Shemar Moore, but they really didn’t present the sheer quantity of angles and attention to detail as they did for, say, Adriana Lima. But through our hard work and perseverance, we made sure to bring you the best of the man flesh on display, including three meaty servings from the Jersey Shore, the always shapely form of Mark Wahlberg, the unwaxed masterpiece that is Hugh Jackman, One Direction’s delicious Liam and Louis, and the deceptively sweet-faced James Marsden and Patrick Schwarzenegger. Ogle away, and then vote for your favorite. Polls close July 15 at 11 p.m. ET!
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I think we’re supposed to be scandalized by the revelation that the cast of the Jersey Shore, and supposedly many other reality show participants, signed a contract with the following clause:
“Producer hereby informs me, and I acknowledge and accept, that the other participants have not been screened for any diseases, sicknesses or other health conditions (and specifically have not been tested for any sexually transmitted diseases) and I assume all risks of interacting with the other participants, including any consensual contact.”
This was uncovered by author and entertainment journo Seth Kaufman as he researched his reality-TV set novel, The King of Pain. Kaufman explained to the New York Daily News that TV insiders told him this kind of clause is common.