In just eight episodes of a hit reality show, Ronnie Magro proved he was both a lover and a fighter. The native New Yorker spent a summer in Seaside Heights, NJ to star on "Jersey Shore" (2009- ), a r...
U.S. reality star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been released from a hospital in Florida after undergoing surgery for kidney stones. The Jersey Shore regular was admitted to an Orlando medical centre on 27 April (13), and surgeons had to operate on him twice to treat the painful ailment.
He was discharged on Wednesday (08May13), reports TMZ.com.
U.S. reality star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been hospitalised in Orlando, Florida. The Jersey Shore star is currently being treated for kidney stones after being admitted to a medical centre on Saturday (27Apr13).
A representative for the 27 year old tells People.com, "Ronnie was admitted to an Orlando area hospital late Saturday night. He's in a lot of pain and is expected to remain there for several days."
In a post on Twitter.com, Magro writes, "Hospital... Wouldn't wish this feeling on anyone!"
One of the biggest gripes many have against the cast of the Jersey Shore, much like the argument regarding most reality television stars, is that they are famous for no good reason. That they make buckets of money for often deplorable behavior and are causing the downfall of civilization. But even if you are of the variety that doesn't find the antics of The Situation amusing, not even the most hardened cynic or reality TV detractor could have a bad thing to say about the good deed that the cast of the Jersey Shore did on Thursday night.
Cast members Vinny Guadagnino, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola, Deena Cortese, Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley, Pauly D, and Ronnie Ortiz Magro (Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino was MIA for the broadcast) all took part in Restore the Shore, a one-hour special devoted to raising money for the devastated Jersey coastline, which was ravaged late last month when Hurricane Sandy hit. To date, the storm has killed 110 people in the northeast region, and has left countless others with lost or damaged property. While the beach house that the Jersey Shore cast has called home for six seasons was not impacted by the hurricane, the gang still did their part to help those who were effected by Sandy.
Hosted by MTV personality Sway, the program —which also featured musical performances from Phillip Phillips and Gym Class Heroes and special appearances by Pink, Christina Aguilera, Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson, Jay Leno, and Kim Kardashian, among others — was as touching and important as the telecast that NBC Universal held two weeks ago to raise money and awareness.
The cast —who looked understandably shocked, saddened, and humbled by the devastation they witnessed firsthand when they visited the region — talked to Seaside Heights locals who lost everything, helped their boss Danny clean out his ruined business, and did whatever they could to help. "I wanna do everything I can to help rebuild Seaside...it breaks my heart," an emotional Snooki, who also joked that if their unscathed house could survive them, it could take on that "bitch Sandy," declared. Vinny shared that he was helping not only at the Jersey Shore, but the ravaged Staten Island, his home town.
While it's difficult to wrap one's mind around the chief of police rightly calling the Jersey Shore cast "good kids" for returning to the place that made them famous to lend a helping hand, that's nothing compared to the footage they're seeing or imaging the pain and loss those along the shore are suffering. Even the most fervent fans of Jersey Shore have cried that they are bored with the turn the cast and the show has taken lately, but if this is the new Jersey Shore, one that helps make a new Jersey Shore, this terribly bittersweet ending should make a fan out of all of us.
Watch some of the heartbreaking clips from Restore the Shore below, including a visit with Seaside Heights' mayor Bill Akers:
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Get More: Restore The Shore, Full Episodes Get More: Restore The Shore, Full Episodes Get More: Restore The Shore, Full Episodes Did you pick up your duck phone and donate? Were you inspired to see the Jersey Shore doing their part to help the town that gave them so much? Are you a new fan or renewed fan of the show thanks to the Restore the Shore telethon? Share in the comments section below and don't forget, you can still donate to relief efforts here.
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Justin Viterito claims the star roughed him up during a fight at nightclub Bamboo Bar in New Jersey on 9 June (12) and last week (begs11Jun12) he filed a private citizen's assault complaint against the 26 year old at the Municipal Court in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
TV network MTV and its parent company Viacom were also named, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger.
The alleged scuffle could cause major problems for the star - last July (11) he was ordered to stay out of trouble for 18 months after he was hit with assault allegations relating to a separate bar brawl in 2009.
The month has proved tumultuous for the cast of the U.S. reality series - Jenni 'JWoww' Farley reportedly sustained a minor foot injury during the alleged incident between Ortiz-Magro and Viterito and Deena Cortese was slapped with a disorderly conduct charge for disrupting traffic the following day (10Jun12).
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, the gorilla knuckled costar of Jersey Shore, has released a dance single and TMZ got a clip of it. It is not a shock to say that it is awful. It sounds less like it was sung by a human being and more like it was sung by a choir of rusty robots from the future. The lyrics are something about him being too messed up to drive? I don't know. My ears can't process the strange tones in this recording.
Ronnie joins the ranks of fellow reality stars like Kim Kardashian, Tyra Banks, and Every Real Housewife of Any Town USA to release a really crappy track that no one is ever going to care about.
To all of you TV types thinking about dropping a track sometime in near future, here is a bit of advice: Don't.
Listen to Ronnie's track below and tell us what you think about it.
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"I guess watching the baby will give Mike something to do since he can't go out... I'm looking forward to seeing this Mike... We've seen the other Mike... and things didn't turn out too well for him. Hopefully this Mike's a lot better." Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is looking forward to sharing a house with co-star and pal Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino after his recent rehab stint.
How many of us have wanted to punch, er, Punk Ronnie from MTV's Jersey Shore? Well, on an episode of the recently revived celebrity-prank series that aired Thursday night, Jackass member Bam Margera got to do just that.
In the segment, Ronnie thinks he's going to a fashion event with his stylist Jeni, but quickly "finds out it's time to chill, tan and negotiate" amid a hostage situation involving Jeni (a Punk'd accomplice in this case), and the result is... well, let's just say it might be some of Ronnie's finest acting to date — or, dare we suggest, actually spontaneous and real! Okay, maybe not.
Watch below (starting around the 8:15 mark) as "the one with the muscles" tries to defuse the situation before coming face-to-face with the hostage-taker.
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Has Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino finally gone too far on a Jersey Shore bender? On March 20, TMZ reported that Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino had checked into rehab for substance abuse.
Sorrentino took to Twitter to shoot down the reports. "Don't believe everything you read and hear," he wrote.
"Michael Sorrentino has spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule," his rep tells Hollywood.com.
But don't worry, Sitch's lethargic status shouldn't put a wrench in the plans for MTV, who confirmed on March 19 that the ultra-tan house mates Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Deena Cortese and Pauly DelVecchio would all officially be back for a sixth season. Sitch sounds like he's more than ready to get back to the grind. "Getting in amazing shape for season 6," he shared.
In the most "Yeah, that's about right" news in quite some time, Jersey Shore's bed-throwing Ronnie Ortiz-Magro will pursue a new expression of televised machismo: wrestling. On Nov. 3, Ronnie will enter the ring on the SpikeTV series, Impact Wrestling (formerly known as TNA iMPACT!).
This is about as unsurprising as news gets. Ronnie and his fellow Jersey Shore castmembers have made subtle mention once or twice in the series' run about the pride they take in maintaining an overwhelming physique. But organic a development as it is, what exactly is the inspiration for this move? Why now?
As you may know, Ronnie and his girlfriend and fellow Jersey Shore castmember Sammi Giancola officially broke up just two days ago. Now, I'm just going out on a limb here, but maybe beating oversized men to a pulp is Ronnie's way of coping.
Ronnie's episode of Impact Wrestling will air Thursday, Nov. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SpikeTV.
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After two long, aggravating years together, Jersey Shore couple Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Sammi Giancola decided to call it quits on their relationship....again. Ronnie confirmed the news last night at the Paranormal Activity 3 screening in New York City when a reporter asked him about Sammi and he said, "We are not together." Now, for those of you who continually watch the show, you will know this isn't the first time the couple has teased us with the annihilation of their relationship (following an intense fight in the third season, the couple broke up for a few months only to reunite during the fourth season while the gang was away in Italy). But now they've apparently split up for good and Pauly D could not be happier about it, stating, "I love single Ronnie. When he's doing the relationship thing, I let him do his thing, I don't get involved. When he's with Sammi he's a different person. She's a difficult woman!" Right, because only the women bring drama into this show.
I'd like to say that this will be the last of it and we'll never have to witness these two reconcile ever again...but I can't make that promise on a clean conscience. They very well could end up getting back together again because dysfunctional relationships seem to be the very essence that drives this show to success. It's today's modern day version of a soap opera and we just can't get enough. So Pauly D better enjoy "single Ronnie" while it lasts because I'm guessing this unhealthy relationship has yet to fully run its course.
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In just eight episodes of a hit reality show, Ronnie Magro proved he was both a lover and a fighter. The native New Yorker spent a summer in Seaside Heights, NJ to star on "Jersey Shore" (2009- ), a reality program that followed eight twenty-something Italian-Americans partying wildly for MTV's cameras. In a house full of over-the-top characters, Magro stood out from the rest of the cast for his intimidating physique, hot temper, and fist-pumping energy on the dance floor. Yet no one fell harder for him than fellow housemate Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola. Magro broke his personal rule of not falling in love at the Shore the minute he laid his eyes on Giancola and pursued a relationship with her. His hotheaded personality and her constant need for attention often made it a challenge for the duo to work things out, yet by the end of the series' breakout first season, Magro was one-half of the most dynamic pairings on reality television.<p>Ronald Ortiz-Magro hailed from Bronx, NY and was raised in a traditional Italian-American household. On his audition tape for MTV's "Jersey Shore," a reality series that documented a group of young and outspoken Italian-Americans living together at the New Jersey shore, Magro revealed his No. 1 rule: Do not fall in love at said Shore. He moved in to the beachfront house in the summer of 2009 where he met his fellow cast members, which included Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, a college student from Hazlet, NJ, and Staten Island fitness club manager Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino. A love triangle soon brewed between Magro, Giancola and Sorrentino, but she made her choice clear by the third episode. Magro and Giancola's mutual attraction broke his rule while her decision broke Sorrentino's heart. It didn't take long, however trouble to brew. Fueled by his temper, her jealousy, and lots of alcohol, the couple appeared to have split during the "Jersey Shore" reunion special that aired in January 2010, where Giancola walked off the set in tears.<p>Magro's temper reached its boiling point during an episode filmed in September 2009. "Jersey Shore" cameras caught the altercation between him and another man that started on the Boardwalk, continued inside the cast's favorite nightclub Karma, and back out on the street where Seaside Heights police arrested Magro for aggravated assault. He later explained to <i>People</i> magazine that locals often targeted the cast and the man he assaulted had taunted them all night. Charges were later dismissed but not until after Magro spent a night behind bars. It was the second most talked about fight of the series, following an August 2009 incident where Magro's housemate Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was punched in the face by a male bar patron. Such violent behavior and the cast's frequent use of the terms "Guido" and "Guidette" incited boycotts from Italian-American organizations such as UNICO National and advertisers including Dell and Domino's Pizza. MTV defended "Jersey Shore" and said the cast neither represented nor portrayed a negative image of Italian-Americans. Despite the overwhelming criticism the show received, "Jersey Shore" brought in huge ratings for the network and continued for several successful seasons, including one spent in Italy - a decision not viewed favorably by the hosting country, which appeared to have as many issues with the cast's behavior as the U.S.<p><i>By Marc Cuenco</i>
On Aug. 15, 2010, Magro was arrested for outstanding warrants from two separate jurisdictions. One identified as Union Township of Annandale, NJ. The other identified as Greenwich Township of Stewartsville, NJ. The warrants were unpaid parking tickets.