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Italian Mayor's 'No Drinking' Rules for 'Jersey Shore' Cast Will Ruin the Show

by Emily Abbate on April 20, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Jersy Shore ItalySeason 4 of Jersey Shore is set to start filming in good ol' Italy any day now. I don't know about you, but I'm pumped to see the guidos and guidettes in their "homeland."  However, it seems as if Matteo Renzi, mayor of Florence, isn't exactly ecstatic about the guid-tastic crew coming to his neck of the woods.

In fact, he's made a list of rules that The Situation and gang will have to follow while they're in his hood. The first rule: The cast will not be filmed in bars and clubs that serve alcohol.

Um, can you say Lame-sy Shore!?

The other rules, as reported by the New York Post, include:

  • The show will not be filmed to promote Florence as a drinking town.
  • The show should be filmed in such a way that promotes Italy (not Americans visiting Italy) and features its culture and delicious eats.
  • The cast will not be filmed drinking in public.
  • The show cannot film in the city's historic buildings.

Ermmmm ... what the hell are they all gonna do during their stay across the pond? It's sad but true, so many of us tune in on Thursday nights to watch the crew's hilarious drunk antics. Hanging around their European bungalow getting wasted with one another can be entertaining for only so long. What's gonna make us keep tuning in if we can't watch Snooki drunkenly wander the cobblestone streets or Vinny avoiding grenades at the local watering hole?

If any member of the cast fails to abide by the mayor's guidelines, then he warns that they'll be arrested. Really, I can only hypothesize what this snore of a season will entail if all goes "to plan":

Snooki will take the time to focus on her writing skills. A Shore Thing! did so well on The New York Times best-sellers list that the pint-sized guidette has to be looking to put pen to paper again. And what better inspiration than Italian culture, right?

Ronnie will be filmed walking Italian beaches with Vinny in an effort to continuously promote his Xenadrine campaign. At least for this batch of promos, they'll have something much more prettier and enjoyable to focus on than Ron's horrible acting skills.

Since Pauly D. won't be allowed to film in bars that serve alcohol (aka all of them) -- the MTV crew will follow him as he takes on a new business venture: The children's party circuit. JWoww will be his sidekick and the duo will throw Jersey Shore-themed birthday parties in quaint Italian neighborhoods complete with mocktails and bumpin' tunes.

Just because they can't film in clubs doesn't mean they won't go to clubs. Since the camera won't catch Sammy doing the nasty with the Italian Stallions, we'll see Ron and her fighting and have no clue what's going on. It'll become like a game! The guess-how-many-men-sam-hooked-up-with-last-night-off-camera game!

And that leaves us with The Situation and Deena. We saw the two get a little flirty at the beginning of Season 3, and I have a theory they'll be Italy's HOT couple. (By hot, I mean interesting and over-sexed, not attractive, of course.) Producers will encourage the couple to venture out into Italy's countryside, and film them in between smush sessions.

Doesn't sound as interesting as Seaside Heights, right? Can you imagine a Jersey Shore without the alcohol and bar scenes?

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Filed Under: television, reality tv, jersey shore


  • mommy...


    April 20, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Jersey Shore is stupid, pathetic, disgusting and all around trash. Most of the people I know who watch it are too.

    I hope no one wants to watch this season so they will cancel the crap.

  • Gigan...


    April 20, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    I can't blame the mayor of Florence at all. Italy is a country with a rich culture and the last thing they want is Jersey Shore to effect the kind of tourists come to their country. As it is now I imagine most people go to Italy to sample the cuisine, responsibly taste some of the native wines, and explore some of the beautiful historical buildings they have after Jersey Shore got done there they'd have a bunch of idiots going there to get smashed and try to sleep with as many of the natives as possible. Maybe the Mayors rules will keep JS from even doing a season there, hopefully they'll change their mind and keep those idiots stateside.

  • Break...


    April 20, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Who cares about spoiled and completely useless humans like this?

  • tim...
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    tim chirnin

    April 22, 2011 at 3:36 AM
    Jersey Shore just reinforces to the people of the world that they are justified in their contempt for Americans and American culture. That's why when I travel abroad I use my second passport.
  • Ken...
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    Ken Jason

    April 27, 2011 at 4:21 PM
    *******(JERSEY SHORE just help reinforce the STEREO TYPE of your TYPICAL ITALIAN CANNOLI MAFIA SPAGHETTI pickers!!!)*************
  • Holly...
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    Holly Ann

    May 2, 2011 at 10:49 AM
    they should go to australia!!!! gold coast!!!
  • Dariu...
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    Darius Stewart

    May 5, 2011 at 12:48 PM
    Hey Jasmin.I saw your Picture.With Your Sunglasses on in The car.You look vain.Later.
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