“We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino’s association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image. We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans,” the clothing brand said in a statement.
“The 29-year-old Jersey Shore star has been known to wear Abercrombie & Fitch on the MTV show, most recently a pair of neon green sweatpants.”
“We have therefore offered a substantial payment to Michael ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and the producers of MTV’s Jersey Shore to have the character wear an alternate brand. We have also extended this offer to other members of the cast, and are urgently waiting a response,” the press release added.”
“Sources directly connected to the cast tell TMZ … Vinny bolted from the house late last night after getting into an argument with another cast member. We’re told Vinny was feeling “burned out” and went back home to Staten Island. We have confirmed that he is at his house in Staten Island right now.”TMZ.com
“Vinny threatened to leave a few days ago, after he complained of “being homesick.” We’re told the cast was able to talk him into coming back, but that didn’t last long.Sources connected with the show say Vinny has been a pain in the ass and no one will getting on their knees, begging him to come back.”TMZ.com
According to TMZ.com “Sources connected with “Jersey Shore” confirm with TMZ … MTV will say goodbye for good to the current cast when they wrap Season 5.Although some big wigs on the show denied it last week, we’re told MTV wants a fresh cast of characters after they wrap Season 5 — which begins shooting in New Jersey Monday.”
“Here’s the thing. MTV gets the best of both worlds. They can keep the “Jersey Shore” machine going by growing a new crop of much cheaper stars. And, as for the break-outs in the original cast — including The Situation, Snooki, JWOWW and Pauly D … the network has already signed them to spinoffs.”