Posts tagged ‘Mike Sorrentino’

May 3, 2011

The Situation Gets A Show Now???

So the execs at MTV figured “what the hell! Let’s give it a shot.” If the show involves The Situation getting genital warts from a land-mine disguised as a grenade, then I may watch.

THR:

Mike Sorrentino, better known as The Situation, has inked a pact with the cable network for a potential series. Sorrentino is not attached to a specific project at the moment, but a pilot presentation will be filmed later this year for a possible series pickup.

This comes after the cable network greenlit two untitled Jersey Shore spinoff series: one features Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley, while the second is led by Paul “DJ Pauly D” Delvecchio. Both shows, expected to bow some time in 2012, center on the trio’s lives away from Jersey Shore.

MTV exec Chris Linn told THR in an interview the same day the pickups were announced, that the spinoffs will not dilute the franchise. “I think it allows us to expand out from the base of Jersey Shore without taking away from what Jersey Shore is. They would continue to be involved in any potential future cycles of Jersey Shore,” Linn reassured at the time.

Jersey Shore is MTV’s top-rated series of all-time; its third season averaged a 7.7 rating in the persons 12-34 demographic, up drastically from the first two seasons.

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March 10, 2011

The Situation Booed!

Who thought Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was funny in the first place? The only funny thing about him is that he’ll soon fade into obscurity.

THR:

Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was nearly booed off stage at Comedy Central’s Roast of Donald Trump on Wednesday night.

He failed to draw laughs when he referred to Trump as “Donald Chump.” UsMagazine.com also reports he insulted the other presenters, calling Marlee Matlin “ugly,” Larry King “old” and Lisa Lampanelli “fat.”

He also told fellow roaster Snoop Dogg that he and the Trump had a lot in common because the millionaire developer owned a lot of property and Snoop’s ancestors had once been property.

Snoop shot back by pretending to mistake the Situation for Snooki. “I’m sorry,” he cracked, “all white people who act black look the same to me.”

At one point, the audience began to boo so loudly that comedian Jeffrey Ross had to interject into the act to try to save The Situation, who admitted: “This is my first night doing comedy.”

Sniped Ross, “It’s also your last,” as the audience applauded, reports Los Angeles Times.

Lampanelli told TMZ that The Situation “tanked really bad.”

A Comedy Central exec even suggested to the Times that most of his act might be cut from the final broadcast of the roast, notes USA Today.

Still, The Situation didn’t seem too bent out of shape over his roast blunders.

He called the jokes “a collaboration between me and the writers” and didn’t think the crowd was too hard on him. “No, not at all,” he told the Times. “My whole career people have been hard on me, so, y’know. I stood in the pocket where a lot of people would crumble, a lot of people would walk off stage, but I stood in there. I delivered.

“Maybe if I hadn’t gone on with the sunglasses, there wouldn’t have been such a negative [vibe],” he mused, adding that Snoop advised him to wear the Aviators so that no one could tell he was looking at the teleprompter. “Maybe they thought I was too cool, but that wasn’t the case. I was just wearin’ them ’cause Snoop said to wear ’em.”

The roast airs Tuesday on Comedy Central at 10:30 p.m.