By Adam S. Levy
Radar Staff Writer
Arrivederci, Jersey… buongiorno Italia!
Jersey Shore stars Snooki, J-WOWW, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola and Deena Cortese were seen at Newark Airport on Thursday, leaving the Garden State en route to Italy, where they will tape the show’s fourth season.
Snooki, holding a pair of stuffed animals, looked fabulous and tan in a pair of short shorts. And J-WOWW wasn’t too shabby herself, showing local love with a shirt that read: “Jersey We Go Hard.”
Although the producers have already rented a fabulous townhouse in Florence, Mayor Matteo Renzi has been cracking down on where shooting could take place.
The show has already been barred from filming the cast drinking — what, no drinking! Also, permits for taping at some of the city’s most fabled landmarks including the Uffizi gallery ( it’s an art museum) and Florence’s historic town hall Palazzo Vecchio have been yanked.
Besides the long-awaited trip coming to fruition, the biggest news out of the show recently has been the emergence of Frank Sorrentino, the estranged father of the show’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.
Papa Sitch sounded off about the entire cast in a series of videos posted to Youtube earlier this month.
“If you take a look at the girls on that show, I mean who’s attractive?” he said in one of the videos. “Sammi’s a pretty girl, and J-WOWW’s figure speaks for itself, but the other two? They’re like trolls … they live under the bridge, the both of ‘em!”
Specifically, he called Snooki “a 4-foot-11 piece of s–t” and Cortese “a first-class Italian pig.
“Any girl who shows their [genitalia] the first time they’re on f—ing TV is a pig,” Frank explained. “Are you f—ing kidding me?”
As for the cast’s trip to Italy?
“I think they will all be shunned,” Frank predicted. “They certainly do not reflect what true Italian heritage is.
“I don’t think any of them can speak Italian — most of them can’t speak English, if you listen to ‘em!”