'Jersey Shore': Preview, Mike is money, Snooki geeks out, GTL goes gay, more

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In this edition of the "Jersey Shore" creep, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is bankin', Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi reveals some geek tendencies and the producers are reportedly spinning-off the show down south, plus more...

Jersey doesn't want "Jersey Shore"?: Despite the news that earlier this year Seaside Heights appreciated the business and tourism that the MTV show brought to the beach town, a new study shows that New Jersey residents overwhelmingly disapprove of the show and the bad reputation it gives to New Jersey when Sammi Giancola is actually the only one from The Garden State. Of course, in Season 3, we have new guidette,  Deena Nicole Cortese. Will she make Jersey proud? We're not betting on it. [ People]

Snooks, closet geek?: Snooki collects rocks and restaurant coasters, likes sci-fi and was class treasurer, plus 21 other things we don't know about her! [ Us Magazine]

Mike is money: The Situation's abs are milking its 15 minutes of fame while its owner reaps the benefits: Workout tape, endorsements, appearances and a rumored spot on "Dancing with the Stars" will net Mike about $5 million this year.



Gay rights prank hit the GTL'ing guys: While the guidos were out doing laundry, someone left a sign on the back of their car that read, "Gay Men On Board" and "Gay rights is all we ask." What we really want to know is did they leave the sign up? [ New York Post]

Southern Discomfort: Insiders say that the producers of "Jersey Shore" have made a deal with Comedy Central for a purposely funny version set in the south. Insert farmers' tan jokes here. [ ABC News]

What's the point of cleaning up the smush room? Isn't it just going to get dirty again? Watch a preview from Thursday's (August 26) episode:



"Jersey Shore" airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.

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