Surprise, surprise -- the first Jersey Shore cast member to get a solo show isn't Snooki or The Situation, but Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio. According to RadarOnline, Pauly D, 28, will be getting a new MTV spinoff focusing on his career as a deejay.
"It's another MTV reality show and he'll be DJ-ing and of course doing things his fans love to watch," says Radar's source. (Will that include his elaborate haircare routine? We can only hope!)
DJ Pauly won't be ditching his housemates for the new show; instead, he'll be filming this fall during Jersey Shore's downtime.
Although Pauly D has plenty of personality, we really expected one of the more self-promoting cast members to get the first solo show. We're thinking of The Situation, currently playing the underdog on Dancing with the Stars; J-Woww, with her own fashion line and potential Playboy cover; or Snooki, with her frequent scuffles with the law. On the show, Pauly D has largely avoided causing drama, preferring to stay on the sidelines and make wisecracks.
Maybe that refusal to play to the camera is what makes Pauly D so likable. Whether he's talking about the importance of tanning or making fun of his friends, he always seems to be genuinely himself. But we can think of another reason why MTV might tap him first: Pauly is possibly the only cast member with a serious life outside the show. Before Jersey Shore even began, he was serious about being a deejay. And unlike the other cast members, he frequently turns down lucrative promotional appearances -- including a $50,000 offer to walk a bride down the aisle -- in order to keep up his credibility in the music world. While the other cast members have been out drinking and signing autographs, Pauly D has been learning to make a living. Sure, it's a glamorous living, but it's also a real job -- and one that's bound to outlast his reality-show fame.
Of course, if he's such a good friend, maybe DJ Pauly should take some time off first to teach his friend The Situation some rhythm...
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