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Jersey Shore 2.0 May Not Happen After All


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Atlantic City NJ, more drama at the the Jersey Shore , the series by the same name aka 2.0 might not happen after all. MTV now says production has “paused.” and original cast member Angelina Pivarnick, claims the spin-off series is “cancelled.”

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Former Jersey Shore DJ Pauly D, will Perform at American Dream Mall for Two nights in April

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East Rutherford NJ, former Jersey Shore DJ Pauly D, will perform at American Dream Mall for two nights in April. DJ Pauly D has come a long way from being a 14-year-old boy creating beats in his basement. The DJ entered the spotlight as a reality star on MTV’s hit show “Jersey Shore.” Having a true passion for creating electrifying music, DJ Pauly D entertains crowds in some of the hottest nightclubs around the world with his gift of scratching the turntables. If you attend a live performance of this true entertainer, you will see why he has fans of all ages buzzing.

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The Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and His Brother, Marc Sorrentino, Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion


January 19,2018
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Newark NJ, Reality television personality Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother, Marc Sorrentino, pleaded guilty today to violating federal tax laws, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito for the District of New Jersey and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS CI) Special Agent in Charge Jonathan D. Larsen.

According to documents and information provided to the court, Michael Sorrentino, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and Marc Sorrentino, 38, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding in the preparation of a fraudulent tax return.

“Today’s pleas are a reminder to all individuals to comply with the tax laws, file honest and accurate returns and pay their fair share,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman. “The Tax Division is committed to continuing to work with the IRS to prosecute those who seek to cheat the system, while honest hardworking taxpayers play by the rules.”

“What the defendants admitted to today, quite simply, is tantamount to stealing money from their fellow taxpayers,” said U.S. Attorney Carpenito. “All of us are required by law to pay our fair share of taxes. Celebrity status does not provide a free pass from this obligation.”

“As we approach this year’s filing season, today’s guilty pleas should serve as a stark reminder to those who would attempt to defraud our nation’s tax system,” stated Jonathan D. Larsen, Special Agent in Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation, Newark Field Office. “No matter what your stature is in our society, everyone is expected to play by the rules, and those who do not will be held accountable and brought to justice.”

Michael Sorrentino was a reality television personality who gained fame on “The Jersey Shore,” which first appeared on the MTV network. According to documents and information provided to the court, he and his brother, Marc, created businesses, such as MPS Entertainment LLC and Situation Nation Inc., to take advantage of Michael’s celebrity status.

Michael Sorrentino admitted that in tax year 2011, he earned taxable income, including some that was paid in cash, and that he concealed a portion of his income to evade paying the full amount of taxes he owed. He also made cash deposits into bank accounts in amounts less than $10,000, in an effort to ensure that these deposits would not come to the attention of the IRS.

Marc Sorrentino admitted that for tax year 2010, he earned taxable income and that he assisted his accountants in preparing his personal tax return by willfully providing them with false information and fraudulently underreporting his income.

U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton scheduled sentencing for April 25. Michael Sorrentino faces a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison for tax evasion. Marc Sorrentino faces a statutory maximum sentence of three years in prison for aiding in the preparation of a fraudulent tax return. Both also face a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties. Gregg Mark, the accountant for the Sorrentino brothers, previously pleaded guilty in 2015 to conspiring to defraud the United States with respect to their tax liabilities.

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MTV Beach House headed back to the Jersey Shore

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Chris Jordan , @ChrisFHJordanPublished 7:41 p.m. ET June 2, 2017 | Updated 12:00 p.m. ET June 3, 2017

MTV is coming back to the Jersey Shore.

A new version of the “MTV Beach House,” last in Seaside Heights more than 10 years ago, will be filmed in the Loveladies section of Long Beach Township on Long Beach Island later this month, MTV has announced.

Filming will take place in a Loveladies house for less than a week. An MTV Beach House Festival featuring MisterWives and Kyle and more will take place June 8 at a park on LBI to kick off filming. Elements of the fest will be shared on MTV social and digital channels. Fans must follow @MTV on Twitter and retweet the designated sweepstakes tweets to win tickets.

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MTV’s Newest Channel Is Nonstop Nostalgia

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1983 : “I want my MTV !” – Pat Benatar

Beavis and Butt-head, Daria, and Total Request Live emerge from the vaults on MTV Classic.

Over the years, MTV has been the impish child, the rebellious teenager and the devil-may-care twentysomething.

Now, as it rounds into middle age, the network that brought a cultural revolution to television is making a big bet on nostalgia. In an old Art Deco building in Los Angeles, engineers are feverishly digitizing old VHS tapes filled with live performances and interviews from the many musicians and stars that have graced MTV’s studios in the past 35 years, assembling one of the world’s greatest libraries of pop culture ephemera. A network that has been an afterthought, VH1 Classic, is being transformed into MTV Classic, a new home for old hits Beavis & Butt-head, Daria and Jackass and reruns of music shows Unplugged and Storytellers.

MTV Classic marks a major strategic shift at MTV, which has typically shunned its past. Executives wanted to create the next Jersey Shore and Total Request Live rather than relive the good old days. But the network, owned by struggling media giant Viacom Inc., has suffered from falling ratings and a lack of buzzworthy hits.