Why Did Pauly D Get Jersey Shore‘s First Spinoff Show?

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DJ Pauly D performs at the KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert in Los Angeles December 5, 2010.

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Given how MTV milks its reality stars, a Jersey Shore spinoff show was a given. But NewsFeed is surprised at MTV’s choice of spinoff star.

Spiky-haired goofball Pauly D is the first recipient of a Jersey Shore spinoff. Though no details were announced, it’s assumed the show will follow him through his DJ career. Paul “DJ Pauly D” Delvecchio was a DJ before the show, but his newfound fame has helped his career skyrocket. He’s certainly famous, but he’s not the breakout star of the MTV reality show.

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The two Shore cast members who’d first spring to mind for a spinoff would be The Situation and Snooki. We get why Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino got overlooked — he was already on Dancing with the Stars, though he didn’t do well, and has created somewhat of a mini-empire in endorsement deals. Plus, he’s generally just obnoxious. But NewsFeed is genuinely surprised about Snooki’s snub. She’s always the life of the party and has the best on-air quips, and she’s even letting MTV put her in a ball set to drop on New Year’s Eve. Where’s the love for the pint-sized guidette?

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We’re guessing Pauly D got the spot because he genuinely seems fun and easy to get along with. He’s not known for diva antics like The Situation and doesn’t appear a drunken mess at times, like Snooki and Ronnie do. Plus, he has seriously rabid fans. Don’t believe us? Watch this crowd of college students ambush him.


NewsFeed’s actual pick for a spinoff? Conan O’Brien’s production assistant, who has been gunning for a spot in the house on Conan. (via New York Post)