The Situation may be a total idiot, but I have to hand it to him – he’ll be the one with enough business sense to walk away from this thing with enough money to retire. His latest venture? Suing Abercrombie & Fitch to the tune of $4 million.
In court documents obtained by E! News, The Situation (real name: Mike Sorrentino) says Abercrombie & Fitch emblazoned T-shirts with slogans such as “GTL…You Know the Deal” and “The Fitchuation,” thus violating his trademarked Jersey Shore catchphrases.
Though the clothing company initially offered to pay the MTV star to stop wearing its clothes, The Situation’s legal team says an official offer was never extended.
“As a result of [Abercrombie & Fitch's] publicity campaign, [the retailer] profited off of the use of a false affiliation with Sorrentino,” his legal team says. “It has wrongly used Sorrentino’s name, image and likeness for advertising purposes in violation of applicable law.”
The reality star — who wants a jury trial — is seeking a $1 million royalty and $3 million in damages.
So after Vinny walked off of Jersey Shore, because even he had too much of Jersey and needed to jet back to Staten Island, The Situation has followed suit and apparently stormed off the set of the show today. I’m not sure what’s in the cards for him, but I can bet it will include tanning oil, Valtrex™ and selling condoms down at the boardwalk.
Apparently the Jersey Shore Italy version isn’t much different than the STD-infested Seaside Heights version. Ronnie Roids and The Situation got into a little scuffle which resulted in Ronnie beating Situation’s ass. I swear these two have more drama than half the chick’s I’ve ever seen in my life! Check out some pics of the aftermath at the jump.
If you’re looking for a shining example of parenthood – stop right here! The Situation’s dad, Frank has decided to write a tell-all that will expose the ugly past of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. The book is titled Confrontation With Situation and Mike is said to be “extremely saddened by his estranged father’s actions.”
“I’m calling Mike on his sh*t,” Frank says in a press release. “I’ve covered up for Mike his entire life, and when I needed his help, he left me hanging. I think people should know what I know. Hardcore partying, drugs, sex, crime elements, you name it, it’s in there.”
“Some of it is funny, some of it you won’t believe, and underneath it all, well, it’s a hell of a situation, and I think you know what I mean,” Frank says. “Based on what he did to me, my attitude is ‘f*ck the little f*ck,’ and I’m not holding anything back.”
Wow dude – way to be a dad! And for what it’s worth, is anyone going to be surprised by his hardcore partying, drugs and sex? That’s just an average ep of Jersey Shore bro!
The Situtation is the latest Jersey Shore cast member to get his own spinoff show, following in the steps of Snooki, J-Woww and Pauly D.
According to a spokesperson for MTV, the “Jersey Shore” star has inked a series-development deal with the network, which will reportedly yield a pilot to be filmed later this year. No other details about the deal were available.
Sitch — real name Michael Sorrentino — is just the latest “Shore” star to get the green light for a new series: Last month, MTV announced it had entered into agreements with Snooki, JWoww and Pauly D to produce spin-off shows of their own. Snooki and JWoww will be featured on one show (about the dynamic duo’s life away from Seaside Heights), while Pauly will star in a series that follows his career as an international DJ. Both shows are set to debut on the network in 2012.
The Situation’s still-untitled project joins a long list of entrepreneurial endeavors for the man with the six-pack abs. He’s already released an advice book and lent his name to a line of “protein-infused vodka,” and late last year, he stopped by the MTV Newsroom to flog another pair of projects: his appropriately-titled “The Situation Workout” DVD and, of course, a collection of “shoelery” — basically, jewelry for your shoes — produced with a company called Luxury Laces.