Entries in Mike Sorrentino (19)


The Situation Opens Up About Drug Problem

JB Lacroix/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino talks extensively about his drug problem in an exclusive interview with In Touch, saying he hit rock-bottom in a hotel room while watching a Brittany Murphy movie.

He admits to taking more than 15 doses of Oxycodone a day around that time.

The 30-year-old says he wondered, “Am I going to be that guy that was so awesome on the Jersey Shore and then…that’s it?”

Sorrentino also believed that he could handle his low point without outside help.

“I really thought I could fix it, that I could turn it around by myself,” he says.

The reality star recalls suffering from withdrawal symptoms so severe that he turned down a $40,000 appearance in Australia because he couldn’t get out of his bed. 

“I didn’t even care,” Sorrentino recalls.

He was eventually persuaded to seek medical advice and go to rehab by his family.

He says, “I knew that they were right, that if I didn’t fix the problem there’d be no Situation.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


The Situation Opens Up About Rehab, Vows to Hit the Clubs Again

JB Lacroix/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- When Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino went to rehab earlier this year, rumors abounded as to why.  In a new interview with MTV, a straight-and-narrow Sitch tries to set the record straight.

"My addiction was prescription painkillers," he says.  "At first, I thought it might have given me energy, I thought it helped me...because you're not tired anymore.  Being in this business is not easy...I for sure made a mistake by picking a substance over what I previously chose, which is fitness."

Sorrentino insisted alcohol was never a problem.

"Even though on Jersey Shore...people have seen me with a drink in my hand, but I was never drunk.  I was the guy who was the ladies man.  You can't get girls if you can't speak to them," he laughed.

And while a pregnant Snooki will reportedly be shying away from the nightlife on the upcoming sixth season of Jersey Shore, Sitch says he'll be back at the clubs.

"Oh, hell yeah," Sitch says.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


"The Situation" 'Stronger and Better than Ever' Following Rehab

Tony R. Phipps/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has given a shout-out to his fans after checking out of rehab on Wednesday.

He writes on his Facebook page, "Hey Everyone! The Situation is home!!! I just want to thank everyone for their support and words of encouragement. I'm back stronger and better than ever!"

A separate statement posted on reads, "He is now stronger and better than ever, and excited for this new amazing chapter in his life. With your positive reinforcement and a whole new outlook on life -- there are so many great things on the horizon, and I am sure you will all be excited for the many new projects Sitch has in development."

The Jersey Shore star reportedly left Utah's Cirque Lodge rehab facility on Wednesday, two weeks after announcing he was receiving treatment for a "prescription medication problem."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Report: "The Situation" Leaves Rehab

JB Lacroix/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has left rehab. reports he was seen at a Utah airport on Wednesday after checking out of Cirque Lodge.

The Jersey Shore star announced two weeks ago that he'd entered rehab to "get control of a prescription medication problem" he had due to exhaustion.  He's expected to return to his MTV series when it begins production on a new season this summer.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


‘The Situation’ Seeking Treatment for Prescription Medication Problem

JB Lacroix/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is taking a break from GTL-ing to “get control of a prescription medication problem,” he said Wednesday.

“I have voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion,” he said in a statement posted to his website. “I have spent the past several weeks getting treatment for this problem and recuperating from my work and appearance schedule. I appreciate my fans support and love you guys.”

Late Tuesday, the 29-year-old Jersey Shore star denied reports that he was in rehab. After TMZ reported that he was seeking in patient treatment, Sorrentino tweeted, “Don’t believe everything you read or hear.”

Like many members of MTV’s hard-partying Jersey Shore cast, Sorrentino is paid handsomely for nightclub appearances, in some cases making up to $50,000 just to show up. Additionally, “Sitch” was reportedly paid a half-million bucks to be the face of Devotion vodka, a protein-infused spirit.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Jersey Shore's ‘The Situation’ Refutes Rehab Report

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino “is not in rehab,” despite reports to the contrary, his representative told ABC News.

“Michael Sorrentino (“The Situation”) has spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much-needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule,” said the representative, Cindy Guagenti.

TMZ reported that Sorrentino was in rehab, but added that his representatives wouldn’t confirm he was is in a rehabilitation facility.

However, amid the reports of his possible rehab stint, Sorrentino tweeted, “Don’t believe everything you read or hear.”

Like many members of the hard-partying Jersey Shore cast, The Situation is paid handsomely for nightclub appearances – in some cases making up to $50,000 just to show up. Additionally, “Sitch” was apparently paid a half-million bucks to be the face of Devotion vodka, a protein-infused spirit.

MTV confirmed Monday that a sixth season of Jersey Shore will shoot this summer with the original cast.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


'The Situation' Parks in Handicapped Spot and Gets Caught

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino parked in a handicapped spot on Tuesday, and he didn't get away with it. reports the Jersey Shore star parked his Ferrari in a handicapped space at a New Jersey bank.  It became a problem when a handicapped person arrived and had to park elsewhere, in a moment captured on video.

A source says, "Sitch was in a rush to get to the bank before closing time because he is only in town for a few days -- and in his haste he did a sloppy parking job."

The source adds that "The Situation" "understands that's not an excuse."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Jersey Shore’s Sammi: The Sweetest ACTRESS You’ll Ever Meet?

ABC News Radio(NEW YORK) -- Jersey Shore’s Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola is branching out.

“To be honest, I’m focusing on me and my brand and wherever that takes me,” the 24-year-old Hazlet, N.J., native tells ABC News Radio.

And where it’s taking her – for now – is on a press tour promoting her new perfume, “Dangerous.”

“It’s something that I worked really long and hard on, and it’s something I’m extremely proud of and I put a lot of heart and soul into it, and I love it.”


Giancola says she really wants to be an entrepreneur.

“I just want to get into clothing and things that I really love,” she said.

But what the self-proclaimed “sweetest bitch you’ll ever meet” is truly interested in -- beyond her role on MTV’s wildly-popular reality series Jersey Shore -- is acting.

“It wasn’t until ... I did a [6 Hour Power] commercial and ... some other things like The Three Stooges ... that I really got a taste of it and I really loved it,” she said. “And now I’m like, ‘Wow, maybe I should think about this,’ because it came easy to me."

“I loved it!” Sammi said, referring to her on-screen cameos. “So, why not do something that I love?”

Giancola says her inspiration to act comes from Angelina Jolie because, “she just does a lot.”

“I like her movies that she does. I like her as an actress. She’s involved in a lot of charities. I like the life that she lives,” Sammi said.

Giancola’s life has been on full display since the series debuted in December 2009 -- and her on-again, off-again relationship with Jersey Shore co-star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been one of the show's most galvanizing plot points.

If you’re wondering whether the pair is still together – spoiler alert – they are, indeed.

“We both kind of grew up and became adults,” Giancola told ABC News Radio. “Towards the end of Italy we really made it work. We were able to communicate. We got over the fighting issue.  We kind of really figured out what we wanted in our lives.”

Jersey Shore fans will see the two together in season five, but the drama, she reveals, will shift away from her own relationship and onto others.

“The drama’s really going to unfold on some other people and it’s going to be very dramatic.”

Giancola says she’s aware of the reputation she and her castmates have now, based on their on-screen portrayal -- and that, she says, is just fine.

“That show makes everybody look bad at times, including myself, and it makes me look pretty bad,” she admits. “Let’s be honest – it makes me look pretty bad, but I go with it because that’s what I chose to do and that’s me.”

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Celebrities Commemorate 9/11 Anniversary on Twitter

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- On a day when America remembered the events of 9/11, many celebrities took to Twitter on Sunday to send their thoughts to those affected by the tragedy.

Here's a sample of those tweets:

-- Ellen DeGeneres: "Ten years ago today, the world changed. I hope everyone finds time to remember those we lost...and to tell someone that you love them."

-- Lea Michele: "To all the families and people of New York affected by the tragedies of September 11th my thoughts and prayers go out to you."

-- Kim Kardashian: "My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families affected by the awful tragedy of 9/11."

-- Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of Jersey Shore: "#Iwill shake a firefighter’s hand. What will you do this Sept 11? Join the 9/11 Tribute Movement @911day #IWill."

-- Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of Jersey Shore: "Please take a moment to remember all of those that lost or sacrificed their lives 10 years ago today! #ProudToBeAnAmerican"

-- Demi Moore: "Today on #9/11 as we take pause to honor and remember the loss let's us also connect and hold the love that heals and unites us!"

-- Olivia Wilde: "10 years ago today, our shocked world marched together for Peace. let's not forget that spirit. my heart goes out to all who have suffered."

-- Kevin Smith: After recalling the moment when he learned the twin towers were under attack, he wrote, "My heart goes out to all the families and friends of the people in both the planes and the buildings who were murdered 10 years ago today."

-- Kirstie Alley: "So many Heros to remember. The ones who died & the ones who fought to save them...& those who fight daily to ensure our freedom. We salute U"

-- Denise Richards: "my thoughts and prayers are with all the families & loved ones affected by the devastating tragedy of 9/11 We will never forget...."

-- The Jonas Brothers: "Remembering and praying for all those who lost loved ones 10 years ago today"

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Why Did Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Miss the MTV VMAs?

ABC/GREG ZABILSKI(LOS ANGELES) -- Jersey Shore's Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino never made it to Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards despite his best efforts.

Sorrentino’s rep told Us Weekly the 29-year-old missed the show because of the heavy rain associated with Hurricane Irene.

The rep said, "Mike got stuck due to the rain and couldn't make the flight."

Castmates Pauly D, Snooki, JWoww, Sammi Giancola, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino and Deena Nicole Cortes carried on without him at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Sorrento later tweeted, "I wish I could be at the VMA's but all flights were grounded because of the Hurricane...thanks again for always having my back! For all the Haters who are mad by what really happened, keep Hating!"

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

ABC News Radio