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Deena Nicole Cortese

Deena Nicole Cortese (born January 10, 1987) is an American reality television personality who has appeared on the MTV reality show Jersey Shore since 2011. Cortese was born in the New Egypt section of Plumsted Township, New Jersey to Italian American parents. Cortese graduated from New Egypt High School and briefly attended Brookdale Community College. Cortese also has a sister, Joanie Maiorella, who was seen in multiple episodes throughout Season 5 of Jersey Shore. Cortese is a cast member on the reality TV series Jersey Shore. Deena had originally auditioned for season 1 but was rejected; however, she was approached once more by MTV when Angelina Pivarnick left the show after Season 2, and Snooki suggested her as a replacement. She joined the cast in Season 3, which filmed in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. When first arriving on the show, Cortese referred to herself as "a blast in a glass" and "a walking holiday." On June 10, 2012, Cortese was arrested for disorderly conduct in Seaside Heights, New Jersey while filming season 6 of the hit show, Jersey Shore.

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Deena from 'Jersey Shore' Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Deena from 'Jersey Shore'
Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

"Jersey Shore" star Deena Cortese was arrested for disorderly conduct this afternoon in Seaside Heights, NJ ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.In a video obtained by TMZ, Deena can be seen… READ MORE >

'Jersey Shore' Cast -- It's GTL Time Again!

'Jersey Shore' Cast
It's GTL Time Again!

The "Jersey Shore" gang's all here -- well almost all ... as Snooki, the Situation, Deena and a once again lip-locked Ronnie & Sammi made their way back down the shore to start taping season 6… READ MORE >

- 934 days ago
'Jersey Shore's' Deena Goes Ballistic During Club Appearance

'Jersey Shore's' Deena
Goes BALLISTIC During Club Appearance

In case you forgot why she's on "Jersey Shore" ... Deena Cortese launched into an all-out verbal onslaught last weekend in Connecticut -- ripping apart a nightclub bouncer for booting her out of… READ MORE >

- 1174 days ago
'Jersey Shore' Deena -- Pole Dancing with the Stars

'Jersey Shore' Deena
Pole Dancing with the Stars

Deena from "Jersey Shore" took a break from beating up the beat at the guido clubs to work the pole at West Hollywood's most popular gay bar the Abbey last night.The "blast in a glass" was spotted… READ MORE >

- 1210 days ago
'Jersey Shore' Cast Members -- Escape the Hurricane for VMAs

'Jersey Shore' Cast Members
ESCAPE the Hurricane for VMAs Via Private Jet

MTV couldn't have its biggest stars miss tomorrow night's Video Music Awards due to the hurricane sweeping the East Coast -- so they chartered a private jet to take "Jersey Shore" stars Snooki,… READ MORE >

- 1212 days ago
Deena vs. Snooki: Who'd You Rather?

Deena vs. Snooki
Who'd You Rather?

Looking completely ridiculous, "Jersey Shore" trashtastic orange twins Deena and Snooki took a walk down the boardwalk on Thursday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1261 days ago
MTV to 'Jersey Shore' Cast: Arrivederci For Good!

MTV to 'Jersey Shore' Cast:
Arrivederci For Good!

Sources connected with "Jersey Shore" confirm with TMZ ... MTV will say goodbye for good to the current cast when they wrap Season 5.Although some big wigs on the show denied it last week, we're… READ MORE >

- 1277 days ago
'Jersey Shore' Cast -- Under QUARANTINE in Seaside

'Jersey Shore' Cast
Under QUARANTINE in Seaside

The "Jersey Shore" cast is on lockdown ... as they wait to start shooting Season 5 in NJ next week -- which means no phones, no Internet, no friends, no family, no nothing.Sources connected with… READ MORE >

- 1277 days ago
'Jersey Shore' -- Arrivederci, Italy!

'Jersey Shore'
Arrivederci, Italy!

Jwoww, Snooki, The Situation and the rest of the "Jersey Shore" cast left Italy yesterday to return home to a life of club hosting and spray tanning.Welcome home? READ MORE >

- 1283 days ago
'Jersey Shore' Cast -- Squeezing MTV For More $$$

'Jersey Shore' Cast
Squeezing MTV For More $$$

The "Jersey Shore" cast has put the screws to MTV for a FIFTH TIME -- negotiating new contracts for an upcoming season back in New Jersey ... and we're told, they locked down their biggest… READ MORE >

- 1284 days ago

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