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Italy trip delayed for ‘Jersey Shore’ cast?

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Maybe there just aren’t enough spray tan opportunities in Italia?

It seems our favorite orange-kissed “Jersey Shore” stooges — pale Vinny, too — won’t be fist-pumping their way through the European continent just yet. According to Radar Online, contract disputes and a resistance from Italian venues have pushed back production of the show to May rather than April.

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It’s been no surprise that Italy is less-than-thrilled about Snooki and the gang’s arrival. And even less of a surprise that the reality stars are looking for a bigger paycheck. ShowTracker contacted a spokesperson for MTV, who said the network had no comment on any of the claims.

[Update 2:30 p.m.: “Things are looking good,” MTV President Stephen K. Friedman told our sister blog Company Town. “We are moving forward with scouting for locations, and we are on track for our Italy season of ‘Jersey Shore’.” ]

Radar Online also reveals that Florence, which has been home of such historical figures as Dante and Leonardo da Vinci, has been chosen as the base for smushin’ and pickle-eating.

--Yvonne Villarreal
twitter.com/villarrealy


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