Some of the funniest "Jersey Shore" scenes took place when the cast returned home to their Seaside Heights, New Jersey, house together after a night out partying at Karma. They usually involved eating whatever they could find, introducing random girls or guys that they'd brought home from the club, and having ridiculous conversations with each other that often led to arguments or even full-blown fights. Sadly, as we suspected, those days may be gone. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who announced she's pregnant with her first child in March, is going to live in a nearby house, separate from the other cast members for the sake of her pregnancy when the show shoots the upcoming sixth season this summer, according to TMZ. The reality star, who's usually overly tanned, has opted for a healthier lifestyle since revealing that she'll soon be a mom. She — wait for it — gave up tanning, and has said she's eating a healthy diet, with the worst of her cravings for "fruits, jellies, and Italian ices." Hey, that's better than doughnuts or french fries, right?
But Snooki's not the only one who's changed since "Jersey Shore" cameras last rolled. In the show's off-season, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino completed a stint in rehab for an addiction to prescription pain killers. While he checked out of Utah's celebrity-friendly Cirque Lodge in April, The Sitch is obviously still dealing with getting better. "I'm not gonna lie, it's not easy," he revealed to MTV in a new interview. "Where I'm at now? I'm in a good place, but it took a little bit to get there. A lot of rainy days." (Surprisingly, The Situation noted that despite all the shots he and his castmates swilled at the club or the boozy, colorful concoctions they whipped up in the blender at home, he did not have a problem with alcohol. "People have seen me with a drink in my hand, but I was never drunk," he said. "I was the guy that was the ladies' man. You know, you can't get girls if you can't speak to them. Drinking was definitely not an issue for me, for sure.")
Sorrentino also spoke regretfully about the problems he caused among the cast in the most recent three seasons of the show. He was constantly in arguments with Snooki, whom he claimed to have hooked up with while she was supposed to be exclusively dating her current fiance, Jionni LaValle, and with Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, whom he almost fought before Sorrentino bashed his own head into a wall in Italy in Season 4. "I'm definitely not that person today for sure," The Situation said. "I really don't have any animosity toward anybody. I don't have any animosity toward any of the castmates. You know, those kids right there I love. I'm going to be connected with those kids for the rest of my life."
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With Snooki a safe distance away from the house, and The Situation causing less trouble -- although it sounds like he'll still be going to the bar -- this could be the most quiet "Jersey Shore" season yet. Do you think it's time for MTV to replace the cast with a younger, more hard-partying set, a la "The Real World" franchise, or are you partial to Snooki, The Situation, and the rest?
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