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The Situation

Michael Paul Sorrentino (born July 4, 1981) publicly known by his nickname The Situation, is an American television personality. He has appeared on the MTV reality show Jersey Shore since its premiere in 2009. Sorrentino has been a cast member on Jersey Shore since its debut in 2009. Since appearing on that show, Sorrentino has been a guest on many TV series, such as The Howard Stern Show, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, The Jay Leno Show, Lopez Tonight, SportsNation, Chelsea Lately, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Conan. Sorrentino was a contestant on Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars, eliminated on the 4th week. His partner was Karina Smirnoff. In 2010, Sorrentino appeared with Bristol Palin in a public service announcement for The Candie's Foundation, as part of its Pause Before You Play campaign to prevent teen pregnancy. In January 2011, Sorrentino signed on to star in the YOBI.tv "Random Talent" webseries co-starring British comedian Ben Green. The name of the series was later changed to New Stage. Sorrentino made more than $5 million in 2010, the second highest of any other reality star after Kim Kardashian. This money was accrued through endorsements with Devotion

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The Situation Sues Vodka Company -- You Owe Me Millions!

The Situation
Sues Vodka Company You Owe Me Millions!

Protein infused vodka sounds like a good idea (kind of) ... unless you're The Situation ... who's suing the company behind the product for allegedly screwing him out MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. Sitch… READ MORE >

The Situation -- Wins Big in Anti-Fat Cream Lawsuit

The Situation
Wins Big in Anti-Fat Cream Lawsuit

The Situation scored a major legal victory over a company that hired him to promote their anti-fat cream, but then sued him for reneging his duties and hiding an RX drug addiction ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 795 days ago
Ryan Lochte & The Situation -- Who'd You Rather?

Ryan Lochte & The Situation
Who'd You Rather?

Olympic gold met Hawaiian Tropic gold as swimming sensation Ryan Lochte and "Jersey Shore" goomba The Situation bro'd out together at LIV nightclub in Miami this weekend.Question is ...More Who'd… READ MORE >

- 820 days ago
The Situation Sues -- I Charge $30,000 to Appear in Nightclubs

The Situation Sues
I Charge $30,000 to Appear in Nightclubs

The Situation charges $30,000 A POP to appear in Vegas nightclubs ... so says the "Jersey Shore" star ... who's now suing a promoter for stiffing him to  the tune of $60k. Sitch filed the… READ MORE >

- 841 days ago
The Situation -- Buries the Hatchet With Ex-Manager ... Drops $1 Million Lawsuit

The Situation
Buries the Hatchet with Bitter Ex-Manager

The Situation and his former manager struck a deal outside the courtroom and mutually decided to dismiss a $1,000,000 lawsuit, TMZ has learned. As TMZ first reported, The Sitch was sued in… READ MORE >

- 873 days ago
The Situation -- Sued for Hiding Rx Drug Addiction

The Situation
Sued for Hiding Rx Drug Addiction

The Situation was supposed to be the face of some anti-fat cream, but instead he ended up in rehab and never did a thing ... so says the company who hired him ... and now they want their $$$ back,… READ MORE >

- 886 days ago
The Situation -- No Gel, No Abs, No Alcohol

The Situation
No Gel, No Abs, No Alcohol NO PROBLEM

It was a totally different Situation in Las Vegas last night ... where the "Jersey Shore" star celebrated his birthday without any of trademarks making an appearance. Sitch turned 30 back on… READ MORE >

- 893 days ago
'Jersey Shore' Guidos -- Who'd You Rather?

'Jersey Shore' Shirtless Guidos
Who'd You Rather?

After long hours of GTL, "Jersey Shore" dudes Ronnie, Pauly D, Vinny and The Situation showed off their bronzed, buff bods at the beach in Seaside Heights on Wednesday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 917 days ago
'Jersey Shore' Fight -- Fellas Claim It Was Self-Defense!

'Jersey Shore' Fight
Fellas Claim It Was Self-Defense!

The guys from "Jersey Shore" who got into a bar fight last night are claiming it was all self-defense and they were NOT the ones who swung first ... sources close to the show tell TMZ.As TMZ first… READ MORE >

- 929 days ago
Kings Fans Taunt Devils with 'Jersey Shore' Cast

L.A. Kings Fans
Taunt N.J. Devils With 'Jersey Shore'

It was a real "puck you" to the New Jersey Devils Monday night, as L.A. Kings fans taunted their rivals with blown up images of an even famous-er N.J. franchise -- the cast of "Jersey… READ MORE >

- 933 days ago

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