Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino [pictured above is castmate Vinny D] is said to be getting the silent treatment from his Jersey Shore castmates when they are not filming the reality series.
He has already received treatment in a rehab facility for his alcohol and prescription drug addiction, but his castmates on the show have no clue how he’s doing because they don’t stay in touch with him.
Vinny Guadagnino said in a recent interview, “I haven’t spoken to Mike. I don’t really speak to Mike when I’m not filming but I wish him the best.”
Deena Cortese added, “I don’t really know how he is doing but we really are family and even if we have ups and downs we’ll always end up being alright. He’s like the brother I never wanted.”
Vinny also revealed that he doesn’t think Mike’s personal issues will affect the upcoming fifth season of the show. He said, “I’m not really sure, I know people who go through things like that and are fine so it just depends on the situation he’s in. We don’t know if it’s going to affect filming.”
He went on to say, “We’ll find a way to make it work, we’re a family, we like to have fun. It’s not that serious, we like to have fun and hang our and I think we’ll make it work.”
Now that it’s been revealed that Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has had troubles with booze, it appears that MTV was threatening to fire him over it. The Sitch recently checked himself into rehab for his issues with drinking, but we’re hearing that the channel has been threatening to fire his butt because he was a hot mess.
Weren’t you of the mind that being a hot mess was what the show was all about? That’s what we were thinking!
According to TMZ, MTV was telling the Sitch that they were going to replace him on the show because of his problems with excessive drinking. TMZ reports:
According to sources, producers from MTV and 495 Productions sat Situation down for the first time while shooting Season 2 in 2010 — explaining his drinking had become such a problem … it was making it hard to shoot the show.
We’re told Sitch promised to pull himself together — but it quickly unraveled during Season 3, and producers had to speak with him again … this time threatening to replace him on the show if he didn’t clean up his act.
Sitch agreed again — and made a concerted effort to reel in his bad habits between Seasons 3 and 4. We’re told Situation showed promise in Italy during Season 4, but once the crew got back to the States … he was back to his old ways. This prompted another sit-down … and another threat of recasting.
Now that Mike is sobering up, there is the question about what will come of the new season of Jersey Shore. Snooki is pregnant and Mike is cleaning up his act — what does that leave? Who’s going to smush smush and drink themselves stupid in the bars?
From TMZ, we have learned that Jersey Shore actor Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has just checked himself into rehab! Now that Snooki is pregnant and Mike is in rehab, does that mean that the show is doomed? We can only hope.
The Sitch’s rep said 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.”
TMZ has more details:
Like most of the ‘JS’ crew … Sorrentino’s been on a non-stop party train since the show debuted on MTV 2 years ago — drinking and making paid appearances at nightclubs all over the world.
Sitch makes anywhere from 15K … up to a whopping 50k per nightclub appearance.
MTV just announced “Jersey Shore” is returning for a 6th season … which is scheduled to start shooting this summer.
Drinking non-stop does take a lot out of a guy, doesn’t it?
It really doesn’t come as that much of a surprise that Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s father Frank is seeking out a reality show of his own.
Yesterday, we showed you a series of videos where the elder Sorrentino lays into Mike with some pretty vicious tirades. Now, we’ve learned that there is a method to his madness. First off, he was bashing Mike because he had asked his son to help him pay his medical bills. Of that, Mike refused, telling his father to move to Florida and get on welfare. This sparked the epic showdown that we saw on Youtube.
Frank is planning on releasing a tell-all book, and afterward, wants to pursue plans for a reality television show. TMZ reports that the reason behind the reality show idea is because one of his children told him that he has no talent, so he wants to prove them wrong.
If that doesn’t pan out for him, Frank wants to host a talk show. Interesting. But would you watch???
If you thought for one second that Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino wasn’t a diva, then think again! Seriously.
Mike is currently on tour in support of his deal with Devotion Vodka and his tour rider is insane. Life&Style reports:
“No one can speak to or make eye contact with him directly,” an insider tells the Scene Queens of the rider. “And ‘the Situation’ must always be marked as trademarked.” The Situation also requires that he be greeted at the airport, hotel and venue, and be accompanied by security at all times. Plus, no Jersey Shore rider would be complete without booze and babes. For his recent appearance at 4sixty6 club in New Jersey, the Sitch required six bottles of Devotion vodka, 24 cans of Red Bull, two bottles of high-end champagne and first-class security to keep out “grenades.”
Guess what else the Sitch wants to be a diva about? The one good thing he has going for him, his abs….He refuses to show them off anymore. A source said, “He just wouldn’t do it.”
Ugh. If we could tape his mouth shut, put a bag over his head, remove his shirt and use him as a scarecrow, he’d be perfect. Wouldn’t he?