Dammit, and we were *this* close too … anyway, despite rumors that the next season of Jersey Shore was delayed indefinitely (which is just fancy talk for CANCELED) because the Italian government didn’t want a bunch of slutty, drunk, faux Italians running around their city, it turns out the show is still on and it’s only been delayed slightly because the president of Italy is in town, and therefore they can’t film until the president leaves or Italy votes for a new one. Whichever comes first.
Our sources say there’s so much security and hoopla over the President’s visit Thursday, it would be too much of a hassle to shoot around it. So they’re waiting till the Prez leaves, but shooting will begin late this week. Sources say stories circulating that production was shut down because the show couldn’t get city permits are bogus. Everyone is ready to roll, as soon as Mr. President says arrivederci. SOURCE
What the crap, Italy? You guys could have stopped this at any time. You could have looked at this and said “We have in our power the authority to make sure no one has to see Jersey Shore for just a little while longer”, but NOOOOOOOO. You just let it happen. You’re dead to me, Italy. I don’t think countries can actually die, but you get the point. You’re dead to me! Dead like Lincoln!