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On the 'DWTS' Scene: It's a No-Win Situation for Mike Sorrentino

by Michael Maloney, posted Oct 13th 2010 1:00PM
The Situation, Dancing With the StarsMike "The Situation" Sorrentino was voted off 'Dancing With the Stars' last night, but a situation kept him from talking to TV Squad on the post-show press line. The ejected celebrity had a neck injury and was being examined in his trailer by a doctor after taping.

The 'Jersey Shore' star's fellow contestants and pro partner Karina Smirnoff weighed in on The Situation's four-week run on the reality competition series.

"After last night's performance [when we earned 28 out of 60 points], I totally thought it was going to be us," Smirnoff said. "The scores were low and the remarks weren't encouraging. It's okay. I had fun and I got to meet the real Mike."

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Vinny on 'Jersey Shore': The Situation Is Obsessed with Me (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Oct 8th 2010 9:15AM
Mike Is The Situation obsessed with Vinny? Vinny thinks so. Or does he just want his girl Ramona? While Vinny's in the bathroom at a club, The Situation (Mike Sorrentino) "pulls a little of the robbery" (says Pauly D) on Ramona, flirting with her and dissing her man.

"I'm worried," says Vinny on 'Jersey Shore' (Thu., 10PM ET on MTV). "He's always hooking up with the same girls I'm hooking up with -- happened in Jersey. It's happening out here. Mike might have a secret possible obsession with me."

But Ramona rebuffs Mike, and he scowls in a corner, glaring at the dancing couple and throwing his cocktail straw in frustration. He then approaches Snooki for some physical attention. That goes... badly.

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Angelina and The Situation Come to Blows on 'Jersey Shore' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Sep 24th 2010 3:30PM
Most of Angelina's housemates already don't appreciate her mere presence in the house. So, when The Situation finds one of Angelina's used feminine hygiene products on the bathroom floor, he takes her to task, igniting an all-out fight on 'Jersey Shore' (Thu, 10PM ET on MTV).

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"The Situation" Tries to Avoid Getting Kicked Off 'Dancing With the Stars' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 24th 2010 2:21AM
'The Situation' Tries to Avoid Getting Kicked Off 'Dancing With the Stars'It seems that a situation is happening. Mike Sorrentino -- now and forevermore known as "The Situation" -- has been having a rough first week on 'Dancing With the Stars.' He landed in a three-way tie for last place, and even though David Hasselhoff was the first contestant kicked off the show, Mike could be the next one eliminated.

On 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 11PM ET on TBS), Sorrentino and his partner Karina Smirnoff showed up to discuss 'DWTS.' And Karina admitted that even she had her doubts about being paired up with the 'Jersey Shore' ab-master. "I'll be honest; when I heard Mike was my partner, I kind of freaked out," she said.

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On the Scene: Jennifer Grey Remembers Patrick Swayze on 'Dancing With the Stars'

by Michael Maloney, posted Sep 21st 2010 11:20AM
Dancing With the Stars Cast
The first night jitters are officially out of the way. Twelve stars and their celebrity pro partners took to the dance floor and performed either a Cha-Cha or a Viennese Waltz on the 'Dancing With the Stars' season 11 opening night show. Actress Jennifer Grey, singer Brandy Norwood and athletes Rick Fox and Kurt Warner performed well -- as expected -- but the surprise of the night was teen actor Kyle Massey, who brought to mind a young Warren Sapp (Kym Johnson's season 7 partner) when he performed a dynamite dance with Lacey Schwimmer.

TV Squad was on the post-show press line to get reactions from all 24 participants. For one unlucky couple, alas, it's their second-to-last interview, because tonight one duo is going home.

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The Situation Isn't So Bad on 'Dancing with the Stars' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 21st 2010 4:00AM
Mike We're pretty sure no one is ready to award the 'Dancing with the Stars' (Mon. 8PM on ABC) trophy to Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino based on his first performance with professional partner Karina Smirnoff. But the judges seemed surprised by the reality star's potential, or that he had any.

"I'm in an awkward situation, Situation," said Len Goodman. "Because the thing is, I think you've got potential. You're young, you're fit. You've got every requirement to be a good dancer."

When The Situation got up to his usual 'Jersey Shore' antics, complimenting Len's shirt, Bruno Tonioli called him on it. "You're going to look like a jack*** if you carry on like that," he warned.

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"The Situation" Talks Stripping, and 'Dancing With the Stars' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 15th 2010 3:25AM
'The Situation' Talks Stripping, and 'Dancing With the Stars'Are we getting tired of seeing 'Jersey Shore' stars show up on talk shows yet? No? Not yet? Well, that's good. Because Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was a guest on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC). And while on the show, The Situation discussed his appearance on the upcoming season of 'Dancing With the Stars.'

Although Mike may not be a classically trained dancer, he does have some background in dance (sort of). The Situation revealed to Jay Leno that he used to work in a strip club. "Were you a male stripper?" Leno asked him. "Not necessarily," Mike replied. Not necessarily? It seems to us that you're either a stripper or you're not -- there's not much in-between there. But Sorrentino went on to explain further.

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The New Cast of 'Dancing With The Stars' Talks!

by Michael Maloney, posted Aug 31st 2010 5:20PM
The season 11 cast of 'Dancing with the Stars'
The newest cast of 'Dancing With The Stars' got their feet wet last night after the line-up was unveiled by hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke.

Ten out of the show's dozen stars did their first round of publicity to tout their participation in the top-rated dance-competition series. (Singer Michael Bolton and reality TV star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino were unable to attend.) AOL's TV Squad was on the scene to get the celebs' reactions.

"My agent called me and asked me if I'd be interested in doing the show," said reailty TV star Audrina Partridge of 'The Hills.' "And I said, 'Yes!' I'm really excited to meet Jennifer Grey. I'm a big 'Dirty Dancing' fan."

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'Dancing With the Stars' Season 11 Cast Rumors: Are Audrina, Brandy and The Situation in?

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 24th 2010 3:30PM
Audrina PatridgeCould Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino be adding a 'Dancing With the Stars' paycheck to that hefty $5 million payday he's getting this year? It looks like it, and he may be joined by 'The Hills' star Audrina Patridge and singer Brandy Norwood.

According to OK! magazine and the Los Angeles Times, the 'Jersey Shore' star will be showing off his abs on ABC's dancing competition this fall. Don't be surprised if Sorrentino gets in at least one shirtless contest with professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

While ABC has been mum on the cast -- it plans to announce the celebrities Aug. 30 during 'The Bachelor Pad' -- rumors have been swirling about several names.

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'Jersey Shore' Star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Could Make $5 Million This Year

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 23rd 2010 11:20AM
Mike Is this a sign of the Apocalypse? Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of MTV's 'Jersey Shore' is making loads more money than other TV stars such as Anna Paquin, Edie Falco and Matthew Morrison. After a successful raise negotiation and several product endorsement deals, Sorrentino could rake in $5 million this year alone.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, that's $4.1 million more than Paquin, $2.9 million more than Falco and $4.46 million more than Morrison.

So how did the 29-year-old do it? Well, through shrewd business negotiation, it seems.

"We are really excited about all the opportunities coming Mike's way," Mike Petolino of Gotham Entertainment, the reality star's manager, told The Hollywood Reporter. "He has been able to secure many endorsement deals, business opportunities and additional television offers based on the success of the show. Our goal has always been to try to build a brand if the situation presented itself."

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News Roundup: 'Bones' Courts 'Jersey Shore' Star, Dallas Roberts Joins 'The Good Wife' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 3rd 2010 6:10PM
Mike 'Bones' would love to have a certain "Situation" on its hands.

According to Ausiello Files, the Fox series is in talks with Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino to guest star on a 'Jersey Shore'-esque episode.

"We're trying to get The Situation to play a murder victim," series creator Hart Hanson told Ausiello. "A guido is killed and Booth and Brennan enter that world to find out what happens. We're not sure if it'll happen or not. Talks are ongoing."

In other TV news ...

'The L Word' star Dallas Roberts has joined the cast of 'The Good Wife' as Alicia's brother. According to Ausiello Files, Roberts' character, Owen, is a gay algebra teacher who winds up in Chicago as a visiting professor. Don't expect a lot of drama about his sexual orientation.

'Justified' star Timothy Olyphant will guest star on NBC's 'The Office' for at least two episodes this season. According to TV Guide Magazine, Olyphant will play a salesman who is very good at this job. Series writer, producer and star Paul Lieberstein (Toby), told the magazine that Olyphant's character steals clients from Michael, Dwight and Jim, prompting the gang to set up a sting to see what Olyphant's secret is.

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The Situation Reveals the Origin of His Nickname (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jul 16th 2010 2:30PM
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of 'Jersey Shore' reveals how he got his nickname on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated). Not surprisingly, the full story is only partially coherent and has something to do with Sorrentino's abs. You were expecting something else?

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Jay Leno Teases 'Jersey Shore' Star Over Bad Photo (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 23rd 2010 11:22AM
The Situation'Jersey Shore' star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino stopped by 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM on NBC) and endured endless insults about his high school photo.

Jay Leno wouldn't let him live down the pimply picture. "I'm surprised you didn't get a couple of acne commercials," Leno said. "Maybe a big Clearasil account."

The Situation said that was him building his way up to where he is today, but Leno shot back, "You couldn't be any lower than that picture, so you have to come up."

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'Jersey Shore' Sets Up Shop in Miami

by Audrey Fine, posted Mar 10th 2010 12:07PM
Jersey ShoreMuch to the chagrin of many South Beach denizens, it seems as though Snooki and her pack of 'Jersey Shore' poseurs are flying south for the summer.

Although yet to be confirmed by MTV, reports reveal that the second season of the fan fave will find the cast mates living large in a South Beach house that, natch, is being renovated to the nines before shooting starts later this month.

The show was renewed back in January under a 12-episode order, following lengthy negotiations between MTV and its stars. Season 2 is tentatively scheduled to air at the end of the summer, according to the Live Feed.

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Backstage With the 'Jersey Shore' Crew on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 3rd 2010 2:00PM
In this behind-the-scenes footage, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd of 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated) meet with the cast of MTV's reality show 'Jersey Shore' and talk weighty matters as working out, tanning and the importance of doing laundry.

Hasselbeck does crunches with Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, and Shepherd gets pointers from Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi on how to pull off her signature look.

Watch the video after the jump.

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