The Jersey Shore
macaroni rascals are back from Italy and already in the midst of filming season 5 of their MTV series in their native New Jersey, but cast member Vinny Gaudagnino has recently deserted his beachfront bunk mates -- maybe for good -- says The Hollywood Reporter
, citing anonymous sources and vague "reports" from the set:
"Reports have surfaced that Guadagnino left the house late on Friday
after a heated argument with one of his cast mates. Reportedly, he
complained of feeling 'burnt out' and returned home to Staten Island
with no desire to return to shooting.
His departure follows news that the reality star left the house earlier
this week complaining of homesickness. Sources have revealed that his
cast mates were able to talk him back. This time around, sources say the
crew have tired of his antics and won't be trying to get him to return."
MTV responded to questions about Gaudagnino's desertion with a statement to THR saying, "We don't comment on series while they are in production but viewers can
be assured they will have answers when Season 5 premieres."
After denying recent reports
that the network was looking to recast the entire series with newer, cheaper cast members, it sounds like MTV might actually need to find someone to fill Vinny's role as the "Italian mama's boy who actually speaks Italian (we think?)," after all.
Vinny: In or out? Is MTV just trying to create show-shakeup hype where there's been a noticeable lack of Shore
enthusiasm lately, or could there be credence to the claim that there's only so much
drama an overpaid guido can take? It's a Jersey Shore
summer mystery! Put on your Sherlock caps, break out your Nancy Drew notebooks and post those theories for what will become of Vinny's Jersey Shore
status in the comments, if you've got 'em. (Image courtesy of MTV)