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Nobody has the recipe or the rules for this game.

That's what Mike Sorrentino, better known as "The Situation," had to say about his sober return to the Jersey Shore house. 

Sitch in Jersey

Jersey boys Ronnie, Pauly D, and The Situation all stopped by Ellen for the latest publicity rounds for the last season of their reality show.

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Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is being taunted at clubs for being sober as he films Season 6 of the MTV show, reports say.

It was a wild weekend for the cast - Deena Cortese got arrested on Sunday for disorderly conduct - and the gang also got into a big bar fight.

But The Situation, who checked into rehab earlier this year because he was battling a prescription pill problem, is battling some issues as well.

Sober Situation

Sitch denies he has an alcohol problem, which has been widely reported, but whether he does or not, he hasn't been drinking in Seaside.

That's been fodder for the peanut gallery every night of the week.

"Mike has been consistently taunted by other club goers for not drinking," a show insider says. "[Situation] has been handling it pretty well but it does get embarrassing and awkward for him to consistently be harassed for it."

"Mike was being heckled Friday before the fight broke out. It's been harder for him to deal with because his sobriety is still rather new. However, Mike absolutely hasn't been drinking or taking pills and is committed to sobriety."

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Is the Jersey Shore cast, which just started filming Season 6, staying off the sauce to stand in solidarity with pregnant Snooki and newly-detoxed Situation?

The gang hit up a bar last night in their first outing of the summer, and while Sitch was there, he reportedly didn't have anything to drink. Willpower, dog!

The Situation has said he was not in rehab for alcohol, but his trip to Cirque Lodge was indeed for both prescription drugs (which he admits) and alcohol.

The Jersey Shore Cast Photo

The crazy part is that not only did The Situation (and a pregnant Snooki) abstain from alcohol, the entire cast did as well, in an apparent show of support.

Very cool of them if so, but obviously it's a huge contrast from prior seasons.

After all, this crew is famous for a show revolving around getting drunk and hooking up, and makes you wonder if the show has lived past its shelf life.

Incidentally, they went to the bar where Snooki got punched in Season 1.

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When Jersey Shore returns this summer, it'll be a very different Situation.

Now on the road to recovery, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is opening up for the first time about his stint in rehab earlier this year in an interview.

He comes clean in the sit-down about the root of his problems.

Sitch-uation

"My addiction was prescription painkillers. At first, I thought it gave me energy, helped me," he tells MTV. "Being in this business is not easy. I made a mistake by picking a substance over what I previously chose, which is fitness."

Mike adds that he never had a problem with alcohol or cocaine and even says he was barely drunk on the show ... a dubious claim, but still.

"You can't get girls if you can't speak to them," Situation says.

Mike says despite some of their epic fights, the cast has all been supportive: "At the end of the day, all the kids care for each other," he says.

Sitch says he will be back this summer and fist pumping like a fiend at Karma. As for his pregnant co-star, Snooki's getting her own house.

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The Situation has been discharged from the Cirque Lodge rehab center in Utah, where he was receiving treatment for substance abuse, according to reports.

Now the real test for the Jersey Shore star ... STAYING clean.

Sitch, a.k.a. Mike Sorrentino, checked in to the famous clinic weeks ago. Clearly he tried to keep it on the DL, but after the story leaked, he admitted he had to "get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion."

Contemplative Sitch

The Situation's drinking problem, while never addressed by the star, was also said to have become a problem multiple times over the course of five seasons.

It's unclear if he's quit boozing for good, but if so, that's going to be quite a twist for a reality show predicated around binge drinking and subsequent boning.

Hence the rumors that Jersey Shore may be phasing out Situation (and pregnant Snooki) after the new season, which they are both set to film this summer.

We know Snooki will cut a bitch if you mess with her kid ... but a pregnant girl in the Shore house? With a sober Mike? Can that really make for quality TV?

Tell us: Would you watch Jersey Shore without Snook and Mike?

 

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MTV had warned and even threatened to replace The Situation, who's currently in rehab for prescription drug addiction, more than once for excessive drinking.

According to sources cited by TMZ, producers from MTV and 495 Productions sat Situation (Mike Sorrentino) down initially while filming Season 2 back in 2010.

Even on a series revolving around insane partying and banging each other 24/7/365, they felt that Mike's drinking had become a problem for the show.

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Sitch promised to pull himself together, allegedly, but during Season 3, producers had to speak with him again, this time threatening to replace him.

Mike then showed promise in Italy during Season 4, but once the crew got back to the States for the just-completed Season 5, he was back to his old ways.

Possibly acting more erratic and ridiculous than ever, come to think of it.

This prompted another sit-down and another threat of recasting, but the message got through this time, as The Situation's in rehab and sobering up.

Of course, that now gives MTV and 495 a different problem, given that the premise of the show the cast's insane partying and banging of each other.

Hence the reports that Jersey Shore may be phasing out The Situation (and pregnant Snooki) in the coming season ... which the network has denied.

What do you think? Would you watch JS sans Snook & Sitch?

 

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With Snooki pregnant and engaged (!) and The Situation in rehab, the producers of Jersey Shore are obviously concerned. For the stars, sure, but mostly for the show.

Apparently they are worried the show will lose its edge - being a show about a bunch of drunk, sex-crazed rowdies - and are looking to phase the two out.

Newer, crazier cast members are apparently being sought.

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  • Yeah We Got a Situation!

MTV released a statement earlier this week, after Mike admitted his substance abuse problem, claiming it expects the entire cast to return for Season 6.

However, sources close to 495 Productions say the company is quite concerned about the recent events and wants to keep things fresh above all else.

If that means bringing in new JS cast members to help transition the show into a new generation, while still keeping old fans hooked, then so be it.

495 plans to limit Snooki and Situation's roles on the new season, giving the new cast members more screen time instead. Filming begins this summer.

Would you watch Jersey Shore without Snooki and Mike?

 

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Jersey Shore has been in the news a lot lately for reasons having nothing to do with the show, making last night's reunion special feel a bit pointless.

With Snooki pregnant and Mike in rehab, the two top stories among MTV's band of guidos are playing out in real life, not in front of reality TV cameras.

Still, the gang assembled for a postmortem of sorts in the aftermath of the fifth season, which ended last week. And there certainly a lot to discuss.

Jersey Shore Season Five Cast

Highlights from the Jersey Shore reunion special included:

  • Snooki continuing to deny servicing Mike, saying, "If I was that horny, I'd just go to my room and masturbate." Sitch also stood his ground: "I'm not a liar, I'm not. And I'm not gonna be made out to look like one, that's it." 
  • Mike was again dubbed the villain of the house, after which he said he felt emotional and left out. JWoww suggested that he apologize for the shady things he's done, but Mike instead walked off set. Way to go man.
  • JWoww convinced him to com back out, and Mike did apologize. Aww.
  • BFFs Pauly and Vinny reminisced about pranks, stalkers and the like.
  • JWoww is still happy in love with Roger Williams.
  • Snooki is, of course, still with Jionni LaValle.
  • Ronnie Magro and Sammi Giancola are no longer in a relationship because their "schedules became hectic." As for who ended it? Mixed messages.

Just a few months until Jersey Shore season six films!

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Is The Situation from Jersey Shore in rehab?

Conflicting stories began swirling around the web last night and this morning, with TMZ stating that the muscle-bound reality star had indeed sought treatment.

However, his rep tells E! this is not the case.

TMZ, citing sources close to the MTV star, says his hard-partying ways grew worse this season, culminating in the episode in which the gang went camping.

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GTR: Is Mike's new routine gym, tan, rehab?

According to the unnamed sources, Sitch recently checked into rehab for substance abuse after realizing his recreational habits had spun out of control.

Sources close to Sitch claim that the Jersey Shore mainstay had been showing signs of substance abuse for a while but "was getting a lot worse" of late.

People noticed he was "acting paranoid" on the set, looking jittery, sweating profusely and acting bizarre ... even for a guy who always is a little bizarre.

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In light of the fact that Jionni got Snooki pregnant, and multiple cast members have their own spinoffs coming out, was this the last ever Jersey Shore?

That remains to be seen, but if Thursday night's Season 5 finale turned out to be a swan song, our favorite roving gang of guidos/ettes could do worse.

Between an epic prank war, laughter, tears, bittersweet emotions, hooking up with two lesbians and even a natural disaster, this chapter had it all in Seaside.

Let's recap the season finale of Jersey Shore, THG style!

Here's to the Shore

The Situation gets upset when he sees Pauly D and Vinny's latest prank. Like, for real upset. Like, it "really, really, really" pisses him off, he assures us.

And by that metric, Operation Inside Out was totes a success! Plus 14.

Eventually, Pauly helped Sitch bring all his "ruined" belongings back in the house. Because that's what friends do ... to help others quit whining. Plus 4.

Sitch tells Snook the gossip about Deena's sister. Guy cannot go 15 minutes without gossiping. Minus 10 for being lame, Plus 15 for entertaining fans.

Deena finds a new drink holder. Fake boobs are so utilitarian. Plus 9.

Vinny becomes "friends" with two lesbians at the club, and it seems they're into him too. It's as if he's died and gone to guido heaven. Plus 20.

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