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So long, Snooki? MTV rumored to be recasting “Jersey Shore”

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Is it time to say “See ya, Snooki? So long, Situation?”

Us magazine reported that MTV would recast the show to save a few bucks – each member of the cast reportedly makes $100,000 per episode.

“After this group comes back from Italy and shoots season 5 this summer, that will be the end for them,” the mag says, quoting producer sources.

But wait! The magic might not be over!

MTV apparently says the recast rumors aren’t true. So keep your fingers crossed for whichever outcome seems more appealing to you.

Either way, “Shore” fans can be assured of quality screen time with their beloved stars of the reality show – Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “J-Woww” Farley and Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio – have already signed up for spinoffs, Us reported.

And one this is certain: Snooki is also a published author, although reviews of “A Shore Thing” are, uh, mixed. “I LOVE Snooki, don’t get me wrong, but this book is awful,” a reviewer named Sara posted on the Amazon page for the book. “I read the first chapter and could not compel myself to read any further. If someone would like my copy, please let me know.”

So, if J-Woww and Co. are out, which New Jersey residents should fill the outgoing cast’s shoes? Here are a few ideas

56 comments Add your comment

Tiffani

June 24th, 2011
12:45 pm

Tangela

June 24th, 2011
12:53 pm

She’s going to look so broke down when she’s 40. Not that she already isn’t but that Italian grandma will be coming out much more in a few years.

David

June 24th, 2011
12:54 pm

About time they did away with the entire series. Totally stupid

Fan of the abnormal

June 24th, 2011
12:58 pm

If she didn’t go by such an irritating name as Snooki, I would try to like her. Grow up, drop the Snooki & just be Nicole Polizzi, it will work wonders for your image & introduce you to a new audience base that may even make you more mainstream….I just cant support anyone named Snooki…

I know Shakespeare said whats a name…a rose would still smell as sweet, if called anything else…but I just cant get behind any grown woman named Snooki…maybe this is keeping it too real or when keeping it real goes wrong, but it iz what it iz!

Derp..

June 24th, 2011
12:58 pm

Leave it to Americans to fund the luxurious life styles of morons who barely have two brain cells to rub together amonst the whole group.

tigf

June 24th, 2011
1:03 pm

She’s not Italian. She’s from Chile.

Roekest

June 24th, 2011
1:09 pm

And the dumbing down of America continues…

RJ's Wife

June 24th, 2011
1:32 pm

Maybe i’ll watch the show when the new cast comes on board; I just can’t focused my eyes to watch that mess right now. Have a great weekend all :)

GRACE

June 24th, 2011
1:47 pm

Sadly she has NO clue that she is right on schedule to be a down & out reality star with weight & substance issues that will destroy her. All ex reality stars really think
they would go on to do movies & modeling………..THEN REALITY REALLY HIT.

tom

June 24th, 2011
1:53 pm

what are these losers going to do when they grow up and have to get a real job. I doubt any of them are saving any of the big bucks they have been receiving. Disgusting bunch!

frank

June 24th, 2011
2:00 pm

SHE IS NOT ITALIAN SHE IS CHILEAN!!!!!!!!!

bhorsoft

June 24th, 2011
2:20 pm

Our apologies to the people of Chile…

jay

June 24th, 2011
2:21 pm

Hey Jennifer – Time to update…….. MTV said the story is not true.

fdf

June 24th, 2011
2:29 pm

hopefully she stockpiled that money because that career is over!

The SITUATION

June 24th, 2011
2:31 pm

I’ll give you one thousand dollars if MTV plays a music video.

budman

June 24th, 2011
2:31 pm

The only flash back I have ever had was when I was channel surfing and thougt OMG my 10th grade class has reproduced and here’s their off spring.

THE CATHOLIC HAMMER

June 24th, 2011
2:32 pm

Just because she was adopted from Chile does not mean her ancestry can’t be Italian.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Chilean

KLR

June 24th, 2011
2:40 pm

How about canceling it altogether….

CLEMSONDUDE

June 24th, 2011
2:46 pm

It’s a stupid show. Who cares!

benito

June 24th, 2011
2:47 pm

joe

June 24th, 2011
2:52 pm

Don’t the chicks on that show realize that they are all fat? Gross…

wxwax

June 24th, 2011
2:58 pm

5 years? Already? Holy cow.

Real American

June 24th, 2011
2:59 pm

@Roekest

We need to return to a time of thought-provoking, intelligent programming like “She’s The Sheriff” and “The A-Team”.

dumbed down

June 24th, 2011
3:01 pm

Anyone who wastes one second of their time with any of this horrible garbage passed off for entertainment is as stupid as whoever this chubby little “Snookie” is.

The Truth

June 24th, 2011
3:03 pm

How can anybody live on $100,000 per show! This is an insult, a slap in the face.

Carrot

June 24th, 2011
3:43 pm

It seems like she’d leak orange oil wherever she sat down

INDI

June 24th, 2011
3:51 pm

I like Jersey Shore…but all good things come to an end!

phil

June 24th, 2011
4:04 pm

Shoot them all on public TV…I’d watch that.

Raven

June 24th, 2011
4:05 pm

She is not Italian!

bill

June 24th, 2011
4:16 pm

Dear Lord please put an end to this HORRIBLE show and all the reality stuff out there. We need more ORIGINAL shows on TV.

“Find thousands of new jobs in Atlanta right now on http://www.careerDaddy.com. Real jobs with real companies’

time warp

June 24th, 2011
4:22 pm

this show is proof that Americans are getting dumber by the generation. Ever stay home and watch daytime tv? and these people that what those shows are raising the next generation of idiots.

i am pretty good at my job and have steadily risen in the ranks. I dont need to be smart, i just need to be smarter than the next person. considering the number of morons around keeping these shows alive, i would say my rise is set.

Queen

June 24th, 2011
4:24 pm

I am so disappointed to see they are being paid this type of money while educators are paid less than 60,000 a year to educated children. This is so sad for America.

dw

June 24th, 2011
4:42 pm

What a waste of time and life to even read this garbage.

So What

June 24th, 2011
4:45 pm

If She’s Italian or from Chile or whatever…who cares?

I don’t begrudge anyone making a buck. But to pay these idiots that kind of money is stuuuupid!
Hand it to those of them who have parlayed into fashion, sports drinks, etc…taking advantage of their “15″ minutes of fame.

Still, you have to wonder about the intelligence of the viewing audience that keeps them on the air. If you think the cast members are a bunch of losers who saw a gift horse and cashed in; imagine what the folks watching them on TV are like. What a sham! You freakin’ morons whoever you are!

Fay Woo

June 24th, 2011
4:45 pm

@ Queen. My thoughts exactly.

NorthGaDawg

June 24th, 2011
4:54 pm

Garbage like this is why I watch very little TV and watch box sets or Netflix…………

Me Be Shorin'... NOT

June 24th, 2011
4:58 pm

Never watch the show. The commercial promos are enough to realize that the ’shore cast is just a bunch of tattooed, pierced, redbull drinkin’, illiterate losers.

Sick & TIred Of Being Sick & TIred

June 24th, 2011
5:22 pm

I simply can’t believe that there are people willing to admit in public that they actually watch this crap. I couldn’t even make it through 5 minutes when I tried to watch the show. Watching this type of stuff is a total waste of a person’s time. Surely these folks could find someting more productive to do with their time.

george r esch

June 24th, 2011
5:23 pm

What in the world took them so long. they were obnoxios

george r esch

June 24th, 2011
5:44 pm

How come I was told all comments were closd at 5.41PM?.

george r esch

June 24th, 2011
5:45 pm

Oops I guess it was because it was because it was critical, thanks AJC.

george r esch

June 24th, 2011
5:47 pm

That last comment was at 5.46PM. I guess the paper was taking a break.

Jennifer Brett

June 24th, 2011
5:57 pm

Hi George commenting is open. I’m sorry if you had trouble posting.

Jennifer

NotImpressed

June 24th, 2011
7:01 pm

Hope they can all of them – most of all get rid of The Situation and Snooki – no talent bums!

Go Away Please

June 24th, 2011
7:15 pm

I have actually boycotted pistachio because of this monstrosity that is called snookie.

Truth Squad

June 24th, 2011
8:03 pm

Why are people calling these kids dumb? They’ve been smart enough to understand what their performance means in terms of revenue for MTV, and have mostly stuck together and gotten their pay up from a 10k to 100k an episode, on top of outside revenue.

They’ll be able to retire soon and not have to work hard a day in their lives and all because they got picked to let a network follow them around while they behave like many 20-somethings in this country.

This is the American Dream! Out of obscurity and onto international fame and financial security, all while having a blast. That doesn’t sound dumb to me. We live in a time where talent is no longer a requirement to get rich,get over it.

Brazilia120

June 24th, 2011
8:06 pm

I no longer look at a daily shark website (watches and stuff) because they sold a seasonal “Snookie” pendant. No more watch purchases from me. I refuse to give my hard-earned bucks to any company who supports that bunch.

Johnny D

June 24th, 2011
8:54 pm

I’m not sure which is funnier: that Snooki is an author or that someone named “THE CATHOLIC HAMMER” is commenting on this story. Funny sh*t either way. The comments are always better than the story.

ts

June 24th, 2011
9:09 pm

How did I know that these comments were going to be negative before I even read them???

People, especially Americans, live to “hate” on anyone that is doing better than they are, especially when they’re getting rich with little to no effort, why is that???

Just cause you’re waking up every morning going to your crappy dead end job that you got with your crappy degree, living in your average house with your average looking wife/husband and your ugly kids, you envy and hate on every one who achieve success regardless of how they got it!…SMH!!!!

Jack Nicklaus

June 24th, 2011
10:12 pm

I don’t like these characters…all are very shallow and need therapy.