Jersey Shore Cast Talks Italy Drama at MTV Video Music Awards (Video)

“I’ll be 76-years-old, in Depends and a walker still doing ‘Jersey Shore,’” Ronnie Ortiz-Magro tells THR on the black carpet.

Drama has been at an all time high for Season 4 of MTV’s Jersey Shore, with hook-ups, blow-ups and for the first time on the show -- a language barrier. 


“I feel like in Italy we were forced to be around each other because there were no friends,” Ronnie Ortiz-Magro told The Hollywood Reporter at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. “The more you’re around each other the more you’re gonna fight, the more you’re gonna argue, the more drama’s gonna happen.”

Until episode 4, Magro and on-again-off-again girlfriend Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola had remained uncharacteristically drama free. The couple confirms that their relationship switch is currently in the “on” position, though Giancola hints (unsurprisingly) that there may be more break-ups on the way.

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“You never know with us, it’s like up and down every other day, every other hour, it’s like, you never know,” she said. “I’m always with the drama, but what’s really weird is this season it’s kind of flipped with some other people. It’s actually very surprising. You would never think drama would occur with these people.”

Vinny Guadagnino echoes his cast mates’ statements, claiming that “everybody” gets in on the house theatrics this season, before Pauly “DJ Pauly D” Delvecchio jumps in with “Except us!”

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Already a hot topic of the season, Deena Cortese engaged in what she describes as a “bi-curious” encounter, during episode 3. The “Team Meatballs” member, flying solo without her other half, spoke with THR at Perez Hilton’s “One Night in Los Angeles” party on Saturday, Aug. 28 to talk fan reactions.

“Everyone was very supportive of me. That was so real, the breakdown,” she explained. “A lot of people deal with their emotions behind closed doors and I did it [in front of] everyone, and everyone supported me. That was such a big deal. It was awesome. “

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Despite the frequent tears and physical altercations, one of which sent Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino to the hospital, the crew still hasn’t tired of their 15-minutes.

“I have so much fire under me, I’m like a little Energizer bunny. I could go forever,” Cortese said of a possible continuation of the series. “Bring it on bitches.”

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“I’ll be 76-years-old in Depends and a walker still doing Jersey Shore,” Magro echoed.

“I will continue doing this for how ever long it takes me. I’ll do it forever,” Giancola noted, adding that she has professional aspirations as well. 

“I want to be a business entrepreneur and do things that I love with fashion,” she admitted. “As long as I’m doing something that I love being happy [and] successful, that’s all that matters.”

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MTV aired a special episode of Jersey Shore Sunday, Aug. 28 prior to the Video Music Awards. The next installment will air in its regularly scheduled timeslot of Thursday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.