"Shore" May Be Heading to South Beach

Miami braces as MTV cast wants warmer weather

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    TK
    MTV
    The cast of "Jersey Shore."

    Miami shops are starting to stock huge amounts of hair gel, local tanning salons are ordering extra beds and South Beach doctors are preparing to treat sore, overly fist-pumped arms as the kids from MTV's "Jersey Shore" are rumored to be heading south for Season 2.

    Appearing on the "Today Show" this morning, Snooki, The Situation and the rest of the gang said they'll start filming the next season in a few weeks, and they're ready for some warmer weather. 

    "We're not exactly sure, definitely somewhere warm," said the spike-haired Pauly D.

    The cast wouldn't confirm where they'd be filming, but the move to Miami was also thrown out as a strong possibility by the Chicago Sun-Times.

    "...South Beach in Miami is the most likely new setting for the "Jersey Shore" troupe -- given taping episodes this winter in New Jersey would be far from beach-like!" wrote columnist Bill Zwecker. "Los Angeles area communities are also being considered, but Miami Beach is the most likely site."

    The self-described "guidos" and "guidettes" will be getting a reported $10,000 per episode, a big jump from the $200 per episode they received last season while they shared a house in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

    Though the hard-drinking, loud-mouthed crew may have fit the stereotype many viewers have of the Shore goers, they took a lot of heat for their so-called negative depiction of Italians.

    The group laughed off the negativity this morning and said they aren't spokespersons for Italian-Americans.

    "We're all just real people and whatever you see on TV is what you get," the Situation said on "Today." "We represent ourselves...I just happen to be Italian, I happen to have some spiky hair and a six pack and I'm proud to have that. if you don't like me, I don't care, I still have five million viewers on Thursday nights at 10 p.m."

    So if you like Cadillac tats, red, white and green flags and alcohol-fueled fights, South Beach could soon be the place to be.