09:41 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 04/02/2013 12:45PM
Balloons and babies? That's not how the Jersey Shore gang used to party.
On the season 2 finale of MTV's Snooki & JWoww, new mom Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is in high gear prepping a surprise engagement party for her costar and son's godmother, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, and her fiancé, Roger Mathews.
With baby Lorenzo in tow, a recently slimmed-down Polizzi is putting up decorations before her guests of honor arrive, when longtime pal Pauly D shows up.
Originally posted 12/20/2012 05:30PM
Gym, tan, laundry ... and tears.
Three years, six seasons and two spin-offs after Jersey Shore's December 2009 premiere, the pop culture phenomenon that extended Ed Hardy's shelf life and gave the importance of hair gel an entirely new meaning is bidding adieu to TV.
In honor of the reality show's grand finale, airing at 10 p.m. on Thursday, PEOPLE caught up with the cast and got some behind-the-scenes scoop from the final days of filming.
Here are five things we know you won't be seeing in the finale that Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, 31, calls, "humorous with a little irony":
Originally posted 11/20/2012 12:40PM
It's not just the Shore Store that was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy – and DJ Pauly D is doing his part to let people know that pets have had a ruff time of it, too.
The Jersey Shore star (real name Paul DelVecchio) has partnered with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to help pets receive the care and supplies they need in its aftermath, a cause also close to Denise Richards's heart.
"Animals need a voice; they can't speak for themselves," DelVecchio tells PEOPLE. "It was especially important with me to team up with the ASPCA because not only in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, but in general their efforts change so many lives and save so many animals."
Originally posted 10/28/2012 03:20PM
It's pizza time!
On Wednesday night, Jersey Shore's Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio and Vinny Guadagnino stopped into Artichoke Basille's Pizzeria & Bar in New York City for a late night snack.
"They came in and had pizza and drinks," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "They were very friendly and hanging out with other customers."
"Vinny and Melanie Iglesias were sitting together for most of the time. She kept trying to get the group to leave but Pauly D was holding them back, socializing with the crowd, having a blast!" the source adds.
Originally posted 10/04/2012 06:00AM
The final season of Jersey Shore is quickly approaching, but that doesn't mean the party's over just yet!
Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro spent a night out at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood on Tuesday.
Wearing their signature T-shirts, the cast mates arrived around 11:30 p.m. but didn't spend too much time together.
Nestled in a VIP room, "Ronnie spent a lot of time texting and on his phone while Mike was laid back and relaxed," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Pauly was the most social chatting with a lot of people."
Around 12:15 p.m. Pauly left the VIP room to say hello to Paris Hilton.
While there was no fist-pumping to be seen, that didn't stop the Jersey Shore stars from staying until the club closed.
– Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 09/07/2012 01:00PM
Call him Uncle Pauly D!
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's Jersey Shore costar gushed to PEOPLE about being a part of her newborn son's life.
"That baby is adorable," he says of Lorenzo, who graces the cover of PEOPLE this week. "He already has hair! We are doing a blow out!"
The deejay, who attended MTV's VMA bash Thursday, says the upcoming premiere of his reality show's final season will be "bittersweet."
Originally posted 08/30/2012 01:35PM
It's the end of the first-pumping era.
Almost three years after the world was introduced to Guidos and grenades, MTV will air the premiere of Jersey Shore's final season on Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. ET, the network announced in a statement on Thursday.
On Sept. 6, the network will air a special called Gym, Tan, Look Back, airing at 6 p.m. ET, where the cast will reflect on prior seasons and a sneak peak will be shown of what's to come in the final one.
Originally posted 07/23/2012 05:00PM
Call it fist-pumping for the future.
Having said he'd be available to deejay in the delivery room when his Jersey Shore castmate Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has her baby boy in early September, Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio is already sounding like a proud uncle.
"Snooki is going to make a great mother," DelVecchio, 32, told PEOPLE at Sunday's 2012 Teen Choice Awards. "She's a really nice girl, a sweet girl, and now that the partying is done because she's having this baby, I think she's going to be a great mother."
And when he's not spinning turntables or focusing on his Jersey Shore spinoff The Pauly D Project, the well-tanned man with the architecturally-impressive hair very much wants to play a major role in Snooki's newly reconstituted life.
Originally posted 05/10/2012 02:15PM
Don't look now – no, really, don't look – but Joe Jonas and Carmen Electra will be among the celebrities choosing ordinary people to date, sight unseen, on the upcoming Fox reality show The Choice.
The network has unveiled a list of 24 stars – 20 men and four women – who will compete for the hearts of attractive singles they can't see, in a show format that mirrors NBC's singing contest The Voice.
The other men include reality stars Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, and Rob Kardashian; model Tyson Beckford; pro football players Rob Gronkowski and Ndamukong Suh; and actor Dean Cain.
Originally posted 03/19/2012 01:55PM
Get ready for gym, tan, maternity clothes on Jersey Shore.
Following speculation about whether or not the show would be renewed for a sixth season, all seven cast mates – including a pregnant Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi – are set to return to Seaside Heights, N.J., during this summer to begin filming, according to a press release from MTV.
"The house dynamic is headed into unchartered territory as their lives outside of the 'Shore' take off in exciting new directions," the network says.
"While things will definitely be a little different this time when they hit the boardwalk, their trademark hilarity and family dysfunction will remain the same."
– Dahvi Shira
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