Exclusive video: A day in the Miami Beach life of ‘Jersey Shore’


This article was originally on a blog post platform and may be missing photos, graphics or links. See About archive blog posts.

How real is “Jersey Shore”?

The Times visited the set in May and spent 11 hours following Executive Producer SallyAnn Salsano and her camera crews as they trailed the eight cast mates all over Miami Beach.


Except for their part-time shifts at Lecca-Lecca, a gelato cafe in South Beach, the cast is not required to be anywhere at any given time. But everywhere they go, and everything they do, is documented.

We tagged along for the following:

-- An interview that Angelina did with producers inside the house, before her shift at the cafe.

-- A very short visit to Xtreme Gym, where “Snooki” worked on her biceps by fixing her hair and “J Woww” stretched.

-- A shopping spree on Lincoln Road with “The Situation,” “Pauly D” and Vinny, during which we learned a lot about who is cool and who is calm and who is wild. Those explanations can be found here.

-- A trip to the Miami Tattoo Co., where Ronnie was getting ink on his torso of two hands in prayer and Sammi was standing by, holding his hand.

-- Angelina, Snooki and Vinny arriving at the cafe to report for duty. The Situation helped himself to some gelato while Pauly D pretended to be a customer. Snooki poured herself a Snooki Smoothie -- a banana smoothie with vodka.

The second video shows:

The Situation and Pauly D shopping at an Italian market for dinner. Back at the house,J Woww cleaned while Pauly D helped The Situation make dinner for all eight cast mates. In between, they all did a lot of complaining about other cast mates who do not help around the house (namely Sammi). At one point, The Situation claimed he spends a lot of money on everyone. That’s where Salsano, who was sitting in the control room, jumped in to explain the situation to The Times. Then they ate dinner, argued some more, and took off to Tantra, where they danced and partied until 6 a.m.

Coming Wednesday: Snooki’s take on roommates who do not clean or help around the house.

--Maria Elena Fernandez

Video credits: Maria Elena Fernandez


Exclusive ‘Jersey Shore’ video: ‘The Situation,’ ‘Pauly D,’ and Vinny go on a South Beach shopping spree

Exclusive video: A tour of the ‘Jersey Shore’ house in Miami Beach

Season 2 feature: It’s getting crowded on the ‘Jersey Shore’

MTV signs seven ‘Jersey Shore’ cast members for Season 3

Clicking on Green Links will take you to a third-party e-commerce site. These sites are not operated by the Los Angeles Times. The Times Editorial staff is not involved in any way with Green Links or with these third-party sites.