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?