02:49 PM EDT 04/29/2013
Originally posted 04/28/2013 04:45PM
Looks like he won't be smushing anyone for a while.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, 27, is being treated for kidney stones in a Florida hospital, his rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"Ronnie was admitted to an Orlando area hospital late Saturday night," the Jersey Shore star's rep says.
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 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
Originally posted 12/12/2011 09:00AM
Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola spent over a decade in the loving company of a "sister" – one with four legs.
Abby, a cockapoo, was like a sibling to the Jersey Shore star, but last year, doctors discovered a tumor in her stomach, and the 11-year-old pup died soon afterward.
"It was a very devastating and traumatizing experience," Giancola tells PEOPLE. "Abby was a part of my family, and it was a huge deal to say goodbye to her."
Originally posted 12/07/2011 10:15AM
Home is where the heart is. But for the Jersey Shore crew, it's also the where the fighting, drunkenness and general mayhem are.
Arriving in New Jersey after a season in Italy, the cast of the MTV show spare little time getting back to their wild and crazy roots, judging by the just-released trailer for season 5, premiering Jan. 5.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi get into a major fight. Vinny Guadagnino announces he's leaving the shore house. And a huge bar brawl erupts in Seaside Heights that leaves Sorrentino bleeding.
Originally posted 08/04/2011 03:20PM
Jersey Shore is back!
You've seen the trailer for season 4 of MTV's hit reality show, which premieres Thursday (10 p.m. ET), and Ronnie, The Situation, Pauly D, Vinny, Deena, Sammi, JWoww and a slimmed-down Snooki are bringing their brand of fun and drama – expect fights, romance and even a car crash! – to Italy.
But will you watch? Tell us below if you're still interested in the Jersey characters as they take their adventures abroad or if you've had enough of a Shore thing.
Originally posted 07/19/2011 09:00AM
Italy may never be the same.
During Monday night's broadcast of Teen Wolf, MTV aired the trailer for season 4 of Jersey Shore, which premieres Aug. 4 (10 p.m. ET).
From the looks of it, Snooki, The Situation, Pauly D, Vinny, Deena, Sammi, JWoww and Ronnie are in for the most dramatic season yet, as the roommates do what they do best: go clubbing, hook up and fight.
"I'm going back to the Motherland," The Situation declares.
Originally posted 07/11/2011 03:40PM
How do you say "brace yourself" in Italian?
Jersey Shore's season 4 premiere is less than a month away – and now PEOPLE.com has your first look at an official cast photo, and it appears they're not holding anything back.
In the shot, the cast gets all glammed-up for a late-night run through the streets of Florence, Italy, where they filmed the show starting in May. (It must have been a short stay, though. They were already back in Seaside Heights, N.J., by the end of June and hard at work at season 5.) The season begins Aug. 4 on MTV (10 p.m. ET).
Originally posted 03/31/2011 04:00PM
It might be safe to say things are (permanently) over between on-again, off-again exes Ronnie Magro and Sammi Giancola.
The former couple, whose tumultuous love affair dominated season 3 of Jersey Shore, came face to face on Thursday's reunion show.
After airing a clip of Ronnie upset over Sammi's mid-season departure from the Seaside Heights, N.J., house, he says it was a "waste of tears after finding out what she did to me in Jersey."
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