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Snooki vs Kim K. -- Total Eclipse of the Butt

1/25/2011 5:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Now that "Jersey Shore" is racking up huge TV ratings -- some people think Snooki is pulling off the impossible ... blowing up even bigger than Kim Kardashian's all-powerful ass!

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Cops Reviewing

'Teen Mom' Violence

11/10/2010 2:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Cops now have the unedited video of a recent episode of "Teen Mom" -- which allegedly shows T.M.'s Amber Portwood beating the crap out of her ex-fiance ... this according to Anderson, Indiana cops.

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The Anderson P.D. tells TMZ, MTV turned the tapes over yesterday -- after receiving a subpoena for any evidence of domestic violence.

Cops launched the probe after a recent "Teen Mom" episode aired -- showing an altercation between Amber and her baby daddy Gary Shirley. During the episode, Amber repeatedly hits and kicks Gary.

Amber could face felony domestic violence charges if the couple's kid witnessed the altercation.


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Snooki

Gets Diet Offer

After 'South Park' Portrayal

10/15/2010 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Snooki just scored a lucrative offer from a diet company after her gremlin-esque depiction on "South Park" this week  ... but the company may not be doing her any favors.

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AcaiSupply.com -- a diet company -- claims it's outraged the show mocked Snooki's issues with obesity ... so they've offered Snooks a cut of the profits and a free year's supply in exchange for a "glowing testimonial." 

Here's the rub -- the company's letter to Snooki essentially calls her overweight ... and as you may know, she's had serious weight issues ... claiming she "almost died" from anorexia a few years back.

We're guessing Snooks is gonna 86 the deal anyway -- 'cause she's been telling everyone she likes the way she looks on the show.

 

The Situation

Talks About His

Trademark Situation

9/12/2010 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Situation wants to clear up a few things about reports he got his trademark application denied for "The Situation." So if you ever wanted to hear The Sitch talk about trademark law, here's your chance!

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Kanye Goes on

Twitter Rampage,

Seeks Forgiveness

9/4/2010 3:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Just a few days shy of the one-year anniversary of his infamous Taylor Swift-interrupting rant, Kanye West decided to complete the Twitter step of his 12-step forgiveness recovery plan ... by unleashing a flurry of tweets to express forgiveness, regret and nearly every emotion in between.

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Kanye posted nearly 100 tweets in a little over two hours. It started innocently enough with: "Man I love Twitter... I've always been at the mercy of the press but no more...  The media tried to demonize me."

Then it moved on to: "Remember in Anchor Man when Ron Burgandy cursed on air and the entire city turned on him? But this wasn't a joke. This was & is my real life."

And: "People tweeted that they wish I was dead... No listen.  They wanted me to die people. I carry that. I smile and take pictures through that."

Then he finally brought up Taylor: "I wrote a song for Taylor Swift that's so beautiful and I want her to have it. If she won't take it then I'll perform it for her."

Later: "When I woke up from the crazy nightmare I looked in the mirror and said GROW UP KANYE ... I take the responsibility for my actions ... I am not a bad person. Even in that moment I was only trying to do good but people don't always need my help ... Beyonce didn't need that. MTV didn't need that and Taylor and her family friends and fans definitely  didn't want or need that."

After several more it ended with, "I'm sorry Taylor." 

Kanye has gone Twitter silent since then. 


The Situation

Wants You to Drink

His Protein ... Vodka

8/23/2010 11:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If you have ever thought to yourself, "Man, I want to drink whatever vodka The Situation drinks. And I wish it had protein in it too. But nah, that will never happen" -- boy, do we have a surprise for you!

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Sources tell TMZ the "Jersey Shore" money machine scored a $400,000 signing bonus to be the spokesman for a vodka company called Devotion.

But this ain't no ordinary booze -- Devotion contains a clear protein called Casein ... which can support an increase in lean body mass and a decrease in body fat if the user is also on some sort of weight training program.

We're told The Sitch's brother, Marc Sorrentino, brokered the deal through the company they run together, MPS Entertainment.

As we previously reported, Sitch is expected to rake in $5 million this year -- we're guessin' he'll drink to that.



TMZ Live:

Jackson, Allred, and 'Jersey Shore'

7/28/2010 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We took your questions today on everything -- including Katherine Jackson saying she hasn't been doing well since MJ's death, Gloria Allred's plans to not eat for a month, and Chris Tucker owing $11 million in back taxes.

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Plus: The new "Jersey Shore" member dropping N-bombs.

TMZ Live:

Lohan, Mel Gibson and 'Jersey Shore'

7/20/2010 2:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We took your questions on everything -- including Lindsay Lohan going to jail, the "Jersey Shore" cast strike update, and Oksana Grigorieva's texts to Mel Gibson.

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Plus: Ice-T arrested in New York City.

Rep: 'Situation' Strikes Secret 'Jersey Shore' Deal

7/20/2010 2:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It could be the first time "The Situation" has ever done anything quietly -- his manager says Sitch steathily struck a new deal late Monday night and thinks it will end the "Jersey Shore" strike.

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According to the manager, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino "believes he and MTV have reach [sic] a great new arrangement." No mention of dollar amounts, but interestingly, the manager says the deal was sealed (though he never says it's been signed) with MTV, and not JS producers 495 Productions.

TMZ broke the story ... MTV offered The Sitch anywhere between $27,500 to $45,000 per episode over a period of time -- he was making $10k for season 2, so not bad.

But move over Moses -- Sitch's manager says, "Mike decided in order to get season 3 done he was going to have to lead the pack and wants to encourage the rest of his cast to follow his lead."

MTV had no comment about a new contract for "The Situation."  We're betting his castmates will have plenty to say about it.



The Situation

What I Really Wanna Do Is Act ...

5/29/2010 4:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Situation has finally returned to the Northeast -- but he already knows where he wants to go next ... straight to the big screen!


As The Sitch got off his plane from Miami -- where he was just shooting Season 2 of  "Jersey Shore" -- dude told us his next step is to "jump into film."

Hey, if Ashton Kutcher can make it ...

MTV Nervous People Will Fight 'Jersey' Cast

4/10/2010 1:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

During season one of "Jersey Shore," people fought with the cast because of their winning personalities. Now MTV is worried people will pick fights with Snooki and company just to get on TV.

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As they set to get ready to film again in New Jersey this summer, TMZ has learned the network has requested additional police presence for the cast. According to the Seaside Heights PD, MTV has requested between eight and ten off-duty officers -- the network would pick up the tab.

According to the shooting permit, they will be filming in the same house as season one and the shooting dates will be between July 1 and September 19.


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