Tan Fight – Gym. Tan. Situation!
Mike Sorrentino, also known as The Situation on MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” had a brawl in a New Jersey tanning salon Tuesday that led to his arrest, reports TMZ.
The reality star was getting his tan on at Boca Tanning Salon in Middletown, N.J., when cops were reportedly alerted to a “fist fight” taking place.
Interestingly enough, Sorrentino’s throwdown was with his own brother Frank, a source told the gossip site.
The current situation is that Sorrentino reportedly remains in custody and is getting booked.
Ironically, the former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant is returning to the small screen in “The Sorrentinos,” a reality show that follows his family as they open a tanning salon and share meals, which premieres July 15 on the TV Guide Network.
“This year I was really focusing on my sobriety and getting myself healthy and it feels great to be back on TV,” he told the Daily News in a recent interview about being sober after his 2012 stint in rehab.
A rep for The Situation has yet to respond to the Daily News’ request for comment.
Boca Tanning has declined to comment on the matter, but offered information about tanning packages to The News.
Old habits die hard, I guess. If you were to tell me that ‘The Situation’ got into a fight and gave me three guesses on the location I’d guess a tanning salon three times. People like ‘The Situation’ don’t evolve. They don’t learn from their mistakes. Their brains function on a primal level, except instead of looking for food and shelter, they go tanning and look at themselves in the mirror. And fight their brothers at tanning salons. I usually try to stay away from negative town on here, but I can not be rooting harder for his reality show to fail. Please stop with the reality shows. For the love of Bill Paxton. Just bury that shit on HGTV or something so the younger generation doesn’t watch and try to imitate him.
P.S. How about the hustle swag from the tanning salon? Sorry can’t talk about the fist fight, but have you seen our summer specials?
WHY? – Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is back with his first unscripted series since MTV’s blockbuster Jersey Shore. The six-packed reality star and his family will star in The Sorrentinos on the TV Guide Network (video below).
Unlike Shore, the premise focuses less on partying and more on The Sitch spending time with his New Jersey family. The cast includes Mike along with Linda (his mother), Marc (middle brother), Melissa (sister), and Frank (older brother).
“The reality of the situation is … for the first time, fans and the general public, will be able to see and, well, meet Michael Sorrentino,” Mike Sorrentino said. “This next chapter of my life is about sobriety and family, and I’m stoked to take people on this journey with us.”
Sorrentino was one of the biggest breakout performers on Shore when it became a national phenomenon in 2009. He embraced the gym-tan-laundry-drinking-dating lifestyle of the hard-partying series, and with a myriad of endorsement deals for brands such as Vitamin Water and Reebok, started to rake in an estimated $5 million a year. Sorrentino went to rehab in 2012 for treatment of an addiction to prescription pain killers; Jersey Shore concluded on MTV later that year.
The Sorrentinos asks: After you’ve been one of the biggest reality stars in the country, what happens next? Since the conclusion of Shore, Sorrentino has tried his hand as a character actor in the webseries New Stage but has otherwise been off the reality TV grid. “We’re excited to take viewers, who met Mike in a very different time and place of his life, and bring them along for this ride with The Sorrentinos,” said Brad Schwartz, president of entertainment for TVGN. “Family is everything and it’s something people universally come back to no matter who you are and what you do. Fame just makes the stakes higher and more public.”
Production begins next week on eight episodes with no premiere date yet set. Here’s a “sizzle reel” pilot presentation that was shot for the network. Meet The Sorrentinos:
I’m glad this guy is clean now but the only thing worse than watching him drunk and pilled out on the Jersey Shore is going to be watching him sober. Is there really no other show we could put on TV? We really have to watch ‘The Situation’ and his brothers argue over who’s steroid fueled body looks better? His sister being semi hot is the only redeeming storyline I can think of that I’d be interested in. He’s literally the luckiest guy in the world to be in the position he’s in: he got picked out of a crowd to be on the Jersey Shore when there are literally thousands of other people just like him. What makes him stand out, his abs? I’m sure you could go to every tropical city in the country and find 100 guys with the same abs. Same goes for his haircut and his general asshole demeanor. I hate this. I hate it and it stinks.