Here we go again, people.
After spending their second season smooshing and battling the beat down in Miami, the Shore-ons are back in Seaside Heights for Season 3. And despite the workout videos, "novels," endorsement deals and media obsession, success hasn't spoiled them yet. Probably because they're already kind of rotten...
When it comes to the Jersey Shore gang, it's tough to distinguish between right and wrong, who we like and who we don't. Check out our breakdown of each cast member and what we thought about them — well, at least this week.
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For her: We give her a lot of credit for keeping an open mind and trying to play nice with Sammi. And she lived up to her self-assigned moniker "blast in glass" when she gives the Situation a free show of her lady parts when she "accidentally" pulls down her bikini bottom. Whoops!
Against her: Granted, she was beyond trashed, but she was still a bit mouthy for a newbie. But Deena's worst offense of the night was offering to share her vibrator with J-Woww and Snooki. Really?
Verdict: Love her
For her: She's still an oasis of relative calm (when she's not brawling), no matter how drunk her housemates get. She's made some progress in ...
Every year, MTV manages to create, or stumble upon, some special moment of insanity at of the VMAs. Britney's botched comeback, Lil' Kim's boob meeting Diana Ross, Justin Timberlake dissing The Hills (and encouraging MTV to play more music videos).
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TVGuide.com will be on the lookout for this year's crazy, and will live-tweet the night starting with red carpet arrivals at 8/7c with the hash tag #VMAs. Here are five crazy-yet-totally plausible things that could make this year's show:
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Television was a place of intrigue this week. Top Chef set the tone with a CIA-themed challenge. Bachelor Pad showed us a classic double-cross. Ari fell victim to a well-executed bluff on Entourage. The Jersey Shore girls tried their hand at skullduggery. Hot in Cleveland threw Elka in the slammer for her covert ops. And True Blood revealed a madman's plan for world domination. Welcome to Top Moments: Cloak and Dagger Edition.
Jersey Shore has done it again.
The MTV reality show drew 5.5 million viewers Thursday, setting a new series record. Season 2 premiered two weeks ago to 5.3 million viewers, Shore's previous high.
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Last week saw a slight dip to 5.03 million viewers. Perhaps the Ronnie-Sammie "Sweetheart" reunion and subsequent...
This week, things pick up where we left off after Angelina bitched-slapped Pauly D. Angelina continues talking nonsense in her drunken state, but when she wakes up, she doesn't remember a thing. When The Situation briefs her what on the kind of crazy was coming out of her the night prior, she tries to apologizw to Pauly D. He accepts her apology, but wants to nothing to do with her. Cue the waterworks.
Vinny, J-Woww and Ronnie start their first day at the Gelato shop and J-Woww is not happy that her uniform makes "her girls suffocate." Vinny who's buddy-buddy with Enzo because he yearns for his big, Italian family, uses the new job to pick up girls.
On this week's Jersey Shore, Ronnie and Sammi fight and then make up, and Angelina gets on Pauly D's bad side.
When we left off, Ronnie had morphed into Single Ron. He comes home from the club wasted, talking about the "mad work" he did, before stealthily climbing into Sam's bed. She asks if he did anything, and he says no. When he wakes up the next morning not remembering a thing, the guys remind him that he was "creeping mad hard." So will he break the news to Sammi? "Deny, deny, deny" is his plan.
Jeers to Jersey Shore for losing touch with its Garden State roots.
As has been noted by Gov. Chris Christie, among others, much of the cast of MTV's watercooler smash doesn't hail from New Jersey. At least Season 1 was shot in Seaside Heights, but in a rush to get the show back on the air before Snooki & Co.'s 15 minutes of infamy run out, Season 2 opens with the gang fleeing the snowy Northeast for Miami Beach (or "the MIA," which, as the Situation helpfully explains, "means Miami")...
"We're in Miami, b-tch." Get ready to hear that phrase a lot this summer now that Jersey Shore Season 2 is upon us. Editors Robyn and Gina are here to provide the world with a recap of the gem that is this MTV show. So let's get to it!
The new season picks up with everyone getting ready to leave the cold and snow behind as they head to Miami. After all, what's the point of staying if — in the words of Pauly D — "You can't tan in this weatha. You can't creep in this weatha. You can't do anything."
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Are the Jersey Shore stars on strike?
The fist-pumping cast of MTV's hit reality show were supposed to start shooting Season 3 Monday, but refused to participate without first negotiating new contracts for more money, TMZ reports.
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