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Lil Wayne is used to being patted down by members of law enforcement. But stripped down for an unplugged set on MTV? That will be a new one for sure.

The rap star is slated to appear on "MTV Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged" Sunday, June 12, in a performance that will air on MTV, MTV.com and MTV2.

Four By Four

Lil Wayne's "Unplugged" performance will be the first hip-hop set "Unplugged" has produced since Jay-Z's special in 2001. Should be ... interesting.

RAW: Prepare for a tender, intimate night with Lil Wayne.

As part of the buildup to his hotly anticipated album Tha Carter IV, due out early this summer, Weezy will pull from his massive catalog of hits.

Hearing those hits in an unadorned, unpredictable acoustic set will be different, to say the least. What's next? Weezy Live From Rikers Island?

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Yes, Dustin Zito once frolicked naked with men for a website known as FratPad, a fact that came out a few weeks ago about the Real World star.

But, no, the 24-year old doesn't have any regrets over his past. He tells the new issue of Us Weekly that he'd do it all over again.

"All my friends had gone to college, but I couldn't afford it, and I couldn't find a cool job," Zito said. "Fratmen called me with this offer."

"I was paid, and they also paid for my flight, my meals, my clothes. I was like 'All you want me to do is get naked and be in this video? Jesus, this sounds too good to be true."

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A Situation is coming to MTV. One in which Mike Sorrentino gets his own Jersey Shore spinoff series, ensuring he stays on TV through AT LEAST 2012.

Just like Snooki, JWoww and Pauly D ... Mike has signed a "series development deal" with the network for an unnamed project ... a.k.a. reality show.

It's unclear what a Situation spinoff will consist of, but it's a safe bet there will be lots of GTL, STDs and third-person nickname references involved.

We Got The Situation

Mike said in a statement: "I'm excited to continue my relationship with MTV ... Hopefully, there will be plenty more situations in the future."

What a douche.

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All for one, and one for all. The Jersey Shore cast will officially be back, intact, for Season 4 of the hit show, having been granted the raise they sought.

The crew will reportedly receive at least $100,000 per episode per person for the upcoming season, expected to last about 13 episodes later this year.

Having delivered record ratings this winter, they wanted to get paid. They weren't exactly hurting, but wanted bank commensurate with their stardom.

Jersey Shore Season 3 Cast

WE'RE RICH, BEEYITCH: The Jersey-ites are runnin' it back!

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio delayed filming over it, but all is good now.

The scheduled Season 4 in Italy has run into various snags, but the cast holding out is no longer one of them. It's on to the old country before long.

While $100,000 per episode is certainly a ton (up from $10,000 per in Season 1), it's nothing compared to their endorsement and appearance dough.

The Situation banked $5 million last year. That's enough to make you slit your wrists or raise a glass of Ron-Ron Juice, depending on your outlook.

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MTV today announced that the network is set to build upon its smash hit Jersey Shore by giving the green light to TWO spinoffs slated to air in early 2012.

Paul “DJ Pauly D” Delvecchio will get his own series, while Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley will team up for the other with 495 Productions.

Both begin production later this year after Jersey Shore Season 4, the filming of which was just pushed back due to permit, contract and scheduling issues.

Whoooooooooa Buddy

AWWWW YEAH! Pauly D's got his own show, yeah.

No one has more swagger, one-liners or more distinctive hair than DJ Pauly D. Set to air for 12-episodes, the as-yet-untitled series follows Pauly D’s jet-setting and often hilarious life on the road as one of the country’s most in-demand DJs.

Aiming to become one of the world’s most successful and recognized names in music, viewers will get to see Pauly D chase his dream, with the help of some the best friends he grew up with in Rhode Island by his side.

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No fist-pumping today. Looks like Jersey Shore Season 4 is on hold for now.

Snooki, The Situation, JWoww, Pauly D and crew were due to leave for Italy on April 14, a source confirms to E! News that production has been delayed.

The timetable has been pushed back "at least a few weeks." Why, you ask? Because the Italian government came to its sense and denied Snooki a visa?

That would make a better story, but no. Another reason.

JS Cast

While some Italian officials and commentators blasted the show and its stereotypes and want nothing to do with Jersey Shore, that doesn't appear to be the holdup.

A show source tells E! that producers are having trouble getting permits to film around Florence, though a rep for the Italian Film Commission denies it.

Rather, the network hasn't even applied, if you believe their side.

"We haven't been contacted by anyone from MTV or a manager for the show. Generally speaking, Italy is a film-friendly place," the spokesman says.

Another possible delay? Several castmates' contract squabbling.

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As we know, the Jersey Shore cast likes to screw anything that moves.

This week, though, they're putting the screws to MTV, refusing to renew their contracts and potentially holding up Season 4 'til they get more cash money.

Sources say the gang knows Jersey Shore Season 4 in Italy could be the last go-'round and wanna get paid now before the (really long) 15 minutes end.

Greasy Situation

BEST PAY UP: This could be a bad contract Situation, bro.

Showing surprising self-awareness, the stars realize the joyride that began in late '09 might be coming to an end and want to milk MTV while they still can.

Another disputed point, on top of salary per episode, is the the number of personal appearances, which can pay up to $40,000 a pop but which MTV restricts.

The network is adamant about limiting that kind of exposure from the cast, but the guidos and/or guidettes wanna jump on dat cash like grenades at Karma.

So far, only Ronnie Magro has signed. Could be a lonely trip to Italy for Ron-Ron if the rest don't get on board fast. Filming is supposed to start this month.

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MTV headed back to Las Vegas for the premiere of its 25th edition of The Real World last night.

Among the highlights was a dinner scene in which the roommates played "Never Have I Ever..." and cast member Dustin Zito was forced to admit that he's been in a threesome and, yes, he's kissed a man.

Viewers were then filled in on the reason why:

In order to escape a life in Louisiana that included a bi-polar, drug-addicted mother, Zito moved to Los Angeles and joined FratPad, a Web series that features (often naked) men living together.

Is Dustin ashamed of his past? It doesn't seem that way.

But he is concerned about what his new roommates will think when they see clips such as the one above.

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Last fall, MTV decided to bring back The Hills and Laguna Beach star Lauren Conrad for a new reality series focused on the young star’s burgeoning fashion line.

Yesterday, in a bit of a surprise, Conrad's series was passed on by the network.

So Many Choices

“We decided not to go ahead with the show,” Head of Programming David Janollari said. "It was a great attempt but just didn’t feel like a perfect fit for us."

Lauren Conrad personally explained why that is in a statement to EW ...

“We sold a show to MTV, filmed it and are really proud of the final result. MTV felt the subject matter was too high brow for their audience and offered me the opportunity to change the show by incorporating more of my personal life."

"We agreed going in that this would be an aspirational show, focusing on my career and not my personal relationships. We delivered the show that we sold and are sorry MTV didn’t feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it.”

Conrad says the series was more a documentary than a glossy soap like The Hills. Interesting that she walked, rather than put her personal life back on display.

Basically, Jersey Shore is the new MTV flagship and this didn't fit the bill. Are you disappointed they nixed LC's show? Or did it sound boring anyway?

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The Parents Television Council is taking its anti-Skins crusade to a new level this week, urging members to contact their state attorneys general about it.

Specifically, the PTC alleges that the MTV show and the satellite providers that air it may be in violation of child pornography laws. Yes, we're serious.

The news comes as more and more advertisers distance themselves from the show and the third episode garnered only 1.5 million viewers Monday.

Skins Cast

SKINS IN DEEP: The PTC may be the last of its issues. Ratings suck.

But an MTV spokesperson says all 10 episodes of the show will air this season, and despite rumors to the contrary, it will not cancel the controversial show.

The show's creator also defended it, telling critics that the truth hurts.

His claims that Skins is an honest, important look at teen life haven't exactly deterred efforts from some groups, namely the PTC, to bring about its end.

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