Thanks to MTV, 'Jersey Shore' Escapes the Real Jersey Shore by Private Jet
While the rest of us were scrambling for days trying to rearrange delayed flights out of New York and New Jersey, The Jersey Shore cast got a free ride out of the Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on Saturday, courtesy of MTV.
The network wanted the cast in Los Angeles for Sunday night's VMAs so badly that they chartered a private jet as area airports were canceling commercial flights thanks to Hurricane Irene. "We had to get out here for the VMAs," Vinny said after arriving in L.A. "MTV did whatever they could to get us out here. We wouldn't miss it for the world."
Though MTV was able to get Pauly D, Snooki, Sammi Sweetheart, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Sammi Giancola, Vinny Guadagnino and Deena Nicole Cortes to the Nokia Theatre by Sunday night, even they couldn't jet Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino there in time. According to an MTV rep, "Mike got stuck due to the rain and couldn't make the flight."
In response to the rumors about why he was a no-show, The Situation tweeted, "I wish I could be at the VMA's but all flights were grounded because of the Hurricane ... thanks again for always having my back! For all the Haters who are mad by what really happened, keep Hating!"
[Photo: The Hollywood Reporter]