“Jersey Shore” Set to Turn Italy Upside Down
MTV today announced the Season Four greenlight of its record-breaking series “Jersey Shore.” Set to begin production Spring 2011 in Europe, the hit show will film in Italy and air later this year. America’s most talked about housemates are leaving the boardwalk behind to turn “the beautiful country” upside down.
According to TMZ, “Sources connected to the show tell us they will be scouting locations in Italy — similar to the way they did it in Miami — to find the right locale.”
Can you imagine Snooki and J-WoWW hitting the Amalfi Coast’s main beach at Spiaggia Grande in Positano? The same beach retreats used by Roman nobility and the ancient Greeks. Maybe a trip to the beach on the north side of Capri or the Italian Riviera? Just please, stay away from Cinque Terre. I realize the beach in Monterosso is open to the public and free, but I’d hate to see Snooki stumbling around there only to be carried away by the Polizia.
While the MTV reality show is an easy target and slammed by Italian-American groups for perpetuating “negative stereotypes,” most are unaware of the fact that they’re NOT all Italian. Vinny is the only one who is fully Italian. Some of the others are half Italian and some aren’t Italian at all. Many of them are half Spanish. As Sammi “Sweatheart” Giancola puts it: “I am not Italian, but I can understand why some Italians are upset.”
Here is a quick breakdown of what each of these kids is…
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is half Chilean and adopted by an Italian family.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is half Spanish and half Italian.
Jenni “J-WoWW” Farley is half Irish and half Italian.
Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio is half Spanish and half Italian.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is half Puerto Rican and half Italian.
Sammi “Sweatheart” Giancola declares “I am not Italian.”
Vinny Guadagnino is the only full blooded Italian and the show plans to take advantage of this by dropping in on Vinny’s family for a “famous Guadagnino dinner.”