Jersey Shore ‘Italy’ Woes Continue

April 6, 2011

The very concept of a ‘Jersey Shore Italy’ seems to have encountered yet another epic roadblock. Will this thing ever come to fruition?


In the eyes of some Italian-Americans the show embodies a laundry list of unfortunate stereotypes that are worthy of outrage. But it seems the producers are intent upon upping the ante by boldly going where the show has not gone before – to the motherland.

Fortunately for critics of the show, it seems the trip to Italy has been plagued from the beginning.

It all began when some vocal Italian citizens denounced the show as garbage not fit for their country. Even as a major political sex scandal has rocked the country, many of its residents feel the presence of Snooki and the gang would only bring them down further.

Today we learned that there may be some contractual hiccups as well. You may recall that the ‘Shore’ bunch is not shy about contract demands. Following the explosive popularity of the first season, the kids began insisted upon being paid more per episode. There was even a stand still at one point, which was apparently spearheaded by The Situation (who by the way made $6 million in 2010).

The same issues are coming up once again for the Italy trip and season 4. Though it is unclear what the specific problems are, many of the house mates have not signed their paperwork for the next season, which could delay their trip overseas.

On top of that, it is rumored that many party spots are flat out refusing to allow the MTV crew onto their property. Even some hotels have joined in on the refusal, which is apparently making things difficult for producers.

All of this has contributed to the departure date being pushed back. The kids were originally scheduled to leave this month. We’ll just have to wait and see if this thing ever gets off the ground.

Photos: Blue

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2 Responses to “Jersey Shore ‘Italy’ Woes Continue”

  1. 1
    Sandy Says:

    I really don’t understand the hype of Jersey Shore, I’m over it!

  2. 2
    Jeanette Says:

    Lawd, I’m sick of these kids from Jersey. I find it hilare that establishments in Italy are going to refuse this group access…ha!