The Situation buys a Bentley, called ‘incredibly recognizable celebrity’ by DWTS honcho

44287, SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY - Wednesday September 1, 2010. Mike The situation hangs out by the balcony at the Jersey Shore house. Photograph:  Wagner Az,
Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, who was an assistant manager at a gym and used to work as a male stripper before his stint on Jersey Shore, will make an estimated $5 million this year. He also stands to rake in some cash for Dancing With the Stars, especially if he proves himself a competitor (doubtful, but possible) and hangs in there for a while. In case you thought that the ability to recognize when to cash in on his minor celebrity would come with the realization that it will be fleeting, you were probably wrong. The Situation has bought himself a Bentley costing over $100,000, and is getting it all tricked out.

It’s the car that abs bought — a 2008 Bentley coup for The Situation, and all he had to shell out was around $100,000.

Our Sitch sources say both cars were paid for through the brothers’ company — MPS Entertainment … brokered by Andy Eminger from Celebrity Rental.

We’re told the boys are getting the cars suped up with custom rims and sweet sound systems.

[From TMZ]

As for whether this douche rates a stint on Dancing with the Stars – did Kate Gosselin? She couldn’t dance and her bitchface and diva ‘tude stunk up the place, but people tuned it to watch it and that’s all that matters. The show even surpassed American Idol a few times, although Idol was really faltering under the weight of all those judges last season. E! Online points us to these comments that one of DWTS’ executive producers made about The Situation. The guy said that people will watch the show for him and that Jersey Shore is popular and that’s all that matters. “The reason has less to do with some lowering of the bar and more to do with the increased popularity of the reality shows and the rising star power of reality personalities themselves. Like him or hate him, The Situation is an incredibly recognizable celebrity who stars on a show that routinely thrashes scripted fare from a ratings standpoint.”

I’ve watched Jersey Shore one and a half times and that was plenty. The MTV people sent us a preview of the next episode and it involves some screaming and smacking between Sammi and J-Woww if you care. There’s a preview video up that’s just some dramatic music before the two get up in each other’s faces and start grabbing. The best part is seeing how short Snooki is compared to the other girls. The new episode airs tonight at 10pm.

Starring on this trashy show is how “The Situation” “earned” a Bentley and millions of dollars, along with maintaining a flat stomach and having the foresight to come up with a semi-catchy moniker. Unbelievable. Is this guy going to have a meltdown a la Spencer Pratt when his fame inevitably starts fading?

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  1. kelbear says:

    I am one of those people who can’t help but watch Jersey Shore. It sucks me in like a vacuum. Who knows, he may do good on DWTS.

  2. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    How sickening is it that a crumb like him makes 5 million a year for being a virtual womanizing swine on tv?

    A Bentley! Jesus! Now anyone can own a Bentley!

  3. YOYO99 says:

    What a di– head

  4. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    I can’t watch this sh*t. It is soo boring. I tried. All my friends love it but I just can’t get into it. Although someone told me, he or someone else from the show said this about some unattractive girl who was with her more attractive friends and they needed her out of the way: “I just put the hippopotamus to sleep.”

    I LMAO after hearing that. Then there was this promo thing with them in the hot tub with some girls and someone’s fake boob floated in the water and I found that funny.

    Either way I just can’t watch it. However if people wanna support this trash fine and if they make money from it, even better. This is America after all where a college degree means little to nothing nowadays…unless student loans are like a hidden gift, IDK. Ooooh I would love to be on a reality show if I could get paid 5 mil.

  5. Sarah says:

    I know his name and why he is “famous” but I couldn’t pick him out of a crowd, nor would I want to! Douche.

  6. love jersey shore says:

    talk all the trash you want about him or any of the jersey shore cast!! all of them are making money being dumb asses. so why not!? shi* i would if i could! this show is hilarious! makes me laugh everytime i watch!

  7. ROM says:

    so much for the prestige of a Bentley

  8. Mindy says:

    And in 5 years he’ll still a big douchebag.. and broke.

  9. Stephie says:

    I don’t watch JS so he isn’t “incredibly recognizable” to me unless he’s plastered across the web making that stupid facial expression and lifting up his shirt. I find it a little doubtful that the average DWTS viewer would recognize him either if they don’t watch JS or patronize sites that would mention him. So much for thinking he might’ve had a brain tho. Invest and save that money you fool.

  10. lucy2 says:

    I hope he enjoys it now, because in another year or two everyone will have moved on to some other show and some other no talent reality “stars”, and he’ll probably have to sell everything. None of these reality idiots ever think ahead and save what they’re earning, they blow it all trying to live like rock stars and then are stunned when it all goes away. Just ask Jon Gosselin.

  11. hstl1 says:

    I think everyone is being way too harsh. He spun gold out of straw.He clearly isn’t that stupid if he is taking advantage of all the opportunities that have come his way. Good for him, let him enjoy his 15 minutes.

    I don’t think I will ever have a Bentley so enjoy it while it lasts Mike!

  12. Sumodo1 says:

    Boy, he has some smart agents and managers!

  13. Tinks says:

    i had a billion dollars, I wouldn’t buy a Bentley. It just makes you look like an a**hole.

  14. Sumodo1 says:

    …smart agents, managers, and a Maltese!

  15. Dhavy says:

    OMG Where have all the good TV shows gone???? Crap like the Jersey Shore keeps infiltrating into primetime TV to the point of having 400 channels with crap-fest reality shows. No wonder others think Americans are stupid and narrow-minded. We put futile individuals up there and then want to be just like them.

  16. JuiceinLA says:

    This is the 782nd Sign of the Apocalypse. How on earth does a paycheck from Jersey Shore and DWTS bring funds for a Bentley?

  17. JuiceinLA says:

    Oh wait- I forgot DWTS paid Kate Gosselin $100K an episode- of course she was booted early.


  18. JuiceinLA says:

    in final comment/question: can someone wake me when we start the backlash against the moronic dirty whore swine trailer trash that makes up 2/3rds of our entertainment world these days?

    Jersey Shore- (and I admit I will never and never have watched it) only succeeds because people who think its funny are not-so-secretly watching to make themselves feel better about themselves.

  19. lilred says:

    Is it wrong that I want to punch him in the face whenever I see his picture?

  20. Kiska says:

    I could trash him for being a no-talent dimwit who is getting paid big bucks to literally do what most 20-somethings do during the college years – party. So, I’m envious. All I had during those years was Ramen noodles and a big student loan bill. All of those cast members should thank their lucky stars because what has happened to them is pure luck.

  21. Eileen says:

    As much as it pains me to say this-The Situation doesn’t bother me at all. The ones that bother me are ones who either give birth to a litter of babies or use a sex tape to get famous or their own show. I think those kids are obnoxious, but they were legit enough to get famous by just being on a show that ended up doing well. And they didn’t exploit their own kids to get there.

  22. Jessie says:

    I can’t hate him — he reminds me of half of my male friends and family members. Ugh, I can’t believe I admitted that. lol

  23. GatsbyGal says:

    I don’t recognize him unless he’s pulling up his shirt, and then I only recognize him because no one else but him is known for doing that all that time.

    When I saw that a “Michael Sorrentino” was going to be on DWTS, I had to google the name and then was like, “ohhh, it’s The Situation.”

    And I’m not like 50 either, I’m 24 and I watch TV and read gossip websites. Sooooo…yeah, he’s REAL recognizable. *eyeroll*

  24. DD says:

    Even though I think he is incredibly douchy, I have to give him credit for coining the term GTL for the world. That show is a constant trainwreck and when I do happen to watch it I feel filthy myself but my eyes still stay glued.

  25. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Being from NJ, I refuse to watch this crapfest, but I have to admit that he is recognizable. I’m 99% sure he used to be the pump jockey at the gas station by my house.

  26. blondie says:

    @ LOVE ANGELINA – as someone with a college degree, student loans and a crap job, I couldn’t agree more 🙂 if ONLY getting on a reality t.v. show and acting like a douchelord was an option when I was in my early 20s, lol

  27. mikeyangel says:

    “The Situation” isn’t that bad. He is pretty smart too to cash in and make all that money off Jersey Shore recognition. I love me some Jersey Shore. I turn my brain off and watch the trainwrecks.

  28. Megan says:

    lol that dog!!!!

  29. Liana says:

    I wouldn’t recognize this guy if he came up to me and introduced himself.

  30. HRH Adam says:

    Hhahah good for him – but check back with him in a few years and see if he has similar income.

  31. Andrea-2 says:

    @Love Jersey Shore

    I don’t know if I would be on a reality show even if they offered it to me. You can’t put a price on your dignity or get it back once you’ve pissed it away on national tv.

    I may not have a Bentley, but I have a job I love (teacher), a child I love, a husband I adore and friends who make life worthwhile. More money would be nice, but I’m just counting my many blessings.

    Also, I don’t have blogs where people are calling me a douchebag, so that has to be worth something (teehee).

  32. And so this is what America has come to? The Situation is the definition of American success?? Wow – that is one hell of a statement. Maybe I should date his mother???

  33. original kate says:

    the fact that this lowrent, trashy, barely literate, douchey mcdoucherton, douchelord neanderthal is able to buy a bentley makes me ill. stupid me, i put my energy into getting a graduate degree, when all i need to do was get on tv by acting like a whore.

    it’s ok, though, because some day he’ll wake up and be broke, and i will still be smart.

  34. BeeCee says:

    @ kelbear:

    I totally agree…. I have it PVR’d 🙁

    I actually think he’ll probably do good in DWTS as well

  35. Milk Bottle says:

    The fact that he talks crap about women, (grenades, landmines etc) when he isn’t that great, is the thing that annoys me the most. If he had a better face! Vinny is better looking.

  36. gg says:

    Misogynist pig showoff with a fault line down his middle.

  37. Kiska says:

    @ milk bottle

    I agree he made a really rude reference to a girl being “hippopatus” while she is actually quite slim. If he wasn’t famous I doubt he’d be getting the tail he’s getting.

  38. Lia says:

    DWTS has lowered itself to a silly joke by adding this Jersey twit to its lineup of “stars”. I’m pretty “entertainment” savvy, but I wouldn’t know this bubblehead if he walked into my office right now. Boring, boring show they have planned for this upcoming season. No more DWTS for me. That’s probably a really good thing……

  39. gem says:

    Im shocked at the crazy amounts of money that he is making for doing next to nothing I also thought he couldn’t dance that well

  40. gem says:

    @DD or anyone

    What does GTL stand for?

  41. Stronzilla says:

    GTL = Gym Tan Laundry

    God, I can’t believe I knew that. Just shoot me now.

  42. aenflex says:

    I want that puppy!

  43. Liana says:

    may not have a Bentley, but I have a job I love (teacher), a child I love, a husband I adore and friends who make life worthwhile. More money would be nice, but I’m just counting my many blessings.

    Well stated, Andrea-2!

  44. jemshoes says:

    This guy may be all kinds of idiotic but at least what you see is what you get … he’s definitely less insidious than a celebrity like Tom Cruise.

  45. gg says:

    Why on earth would anybody do laundry every single day? Or even every other day? O/C much?

  46. Chris says:

    He’s laughing all the way to the bank. He’s doing pretty good for a so called “douche” Those writing negative comments are just jealous. Keep up the good work Mike. You might even have a little fun in the process?