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    The Situation (TV personality)

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    The Situation

    Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino (right) withPaul DelVecchio in Florence, Italy (May 2011)
    Born Michael Sorrentino
    July 4, 1982 (age 30)
    Staten IslandNew YorkU.S.
    Other names The Situation, Mike, Sitch
    Occupation Television personality, model
    Years active 2009–present

    Michael Sorrentino (born July 4, 1982),[1] publicly known by his nickname The Situation, is an American television personality. He has appeared on the MTV reality show Jersey Shore since its premiere in 2009.


    Sorrentino has been a cast member on Jersey Shore since its debut in 2009. Since appearing on that show, Sorrentino has been a guest on many TV series, such as The Howard Stern Show,[episode needed] The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien,[episode needed]Jay Leno Show,[episode needed] Lopez Tonight,[episode needed] SportsNation,[episode needed]Chelsea Lately,[episode needed] The Ellen DeGeneres Show,[episode needed] andConan.[episode needed]

    Sorrentino was a contestant on Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars,[2] eliminated on the 4th week. His partner was Karina Smirnoff.

    In 2010, Sorrentino appeared with Bristol Palin in a public service announcement for TheCandie's Foundation, as part of its Pause Before You Play campaign to prevent teen pregnancy.[3]

    In January 2011, Sorrentino signed on to star in the "Random Talent" webseries co-starring British comedian Ben Green.

    Sorrentino made more than $5 million in 2010, the second highest of any other reality star after Kim Kardashian.[4][5] This money was accrued through endorsements with Devotion Vodka,[6][7] Reebok Zigtech shoes,[citation needed] as well as a ghost-written autobiography,[8] a rap song[9], a workout DVD,[8][10] a vitamin line for GNC,[11] a clothing line,[12][13] and appearances including Jersey Shore and Dancing with the Stars. His book release was described as a failure, selling an estimated 12,000 copies as of January 2011.[14]

    In March 2011 Sorrentino appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump, where fellow participant Lisa Lampanelli reported that he was widely booed by the audience.[15] In August of that year, Sorrentino was offered a "substantial" sum of money by fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch not to wear the company's clothes. A spokesman for the company explained that "Mr Sorrentino's association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image."[16][17] In November 2011, Sorrentino filed a lawsuit against A&F after they made shirts that read "The Fitchuation" and "GTL...You Know The Deal."[18]

    On February 22, 2012, Sorrentino appeared in a small cameo role on ABC's Suburgatory.

    Personal life

    Sorrentino was born in West New Brighton, Staten IslandNew York, and grew up in Manalapan Township, New Jersey.[19] Sorrentino attended Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School and Manalapan High School.[20]

    Sorrentino worked as an assistant manager of a fitness center in Staten Island.[11] When he was 25, he lost this job and began underwear modeling.[21]

    He has two older brothers, Frank and Marc, and a younger sister named Melissa. Marc also serves as The Situation's manager and partner in MPS Entertainment.

    On March 21, 2012, Sorrentino confirmed that he had checked himself into rehab "to get control of a prescription medication problem."[22] He checked out of the Cirque Lodge treatment center in Utah on April 4, 2012.[23]


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