Word on the Street 4/2/12
1. MTV had threatened to replace The Situation on “Jersey Shore” many times over the past two years due to his excessive drinking — sources connected with the production tell TMZ.
According to sources, producers from MTV and 495 Productions sat Situation down for the first time while shooting Season 2 in 2010 — explaining his drinking had become such a problem … it was making it hard to shoot the show.
We’re told Sitch promised to pull himself together — but it quickly unraveled during Season 3, and producers had to speak with him again … this time threatening to replace him on the show if he didn’t clean up his act.
Sitch agreed again — and made a concerted effort to reel in his bad habits between Seasons 3 and 4. We’re told Situation showed promise in Italy during Season 4, but once the crew got back to the States … he was back to his old ways. This prompted another sit-down … and another threat of recasting.
Read more: TMZ
(It looks like the Situation has a situation……you liked that pun there didn’t you? – J.K.)
2. Burger King‘s slogan “have it your way” actually applies for the first time since healthy eating became a national obsession. They’ve finally caught up with the rest of the fast food chains and decided to add good-for-you items to their menu.
In the biggest menu expansion since the chain opened its doors in 1954, Burger King has added 10 new items to their menu like snack wraps, chicken strips, smoothies and frappe coffee drinks. The chain has slipped to number three in the fast food chain wars and it’s offering healthy snacks to compete with McDonald’s and Wendy’s. Those two chains changed their menus long ago.
Read more: Zap2It
(Burger King will never be as good as Chipotle, Taco Bell or McDonald’s but at least they’re trying lol….Wendy’s has never really been good to me, they’re honestly just a more expensive, less tasty version of McDonald’s…….McD’s better watch out for Chipotle, as they continue to grow all around the country their popularity is gonna rise, mark my words, Chipotle will be the #2 chain in the US in 10 years – J.K.)
Variety is reporting that Kutcher will play the iconic CEO in Joshua Michael Stern-directed movie. It’s based on a script by Matt Whiteley.
The publication is saying that the film will follow Jobs’ rise from his hippie youth to running the computer giant. It’s slated to start production in May.
This is not the only Steve Jobs movie in the pipeline. Sony has their own film based on Walter Isaacson’s book “Steve Jobs.”
Read more: Zap2It
(This dude is making it seem like he didn’t just get divorced. While his ex is abusing drugs, he’s buying new mansions, starting a new show on MTV, re-signing for a new season of Two and a Half Men and gettin’ paid…..that’s what’s up, you gotta do what you gotta do, no matter where life takes you –J.K.)
4. Octomom‘s decision to go on welfare is pissing off people so much … she’s getting a flood of nasty messages and even death threats.
Hours after TMZ broke the story yesterday, our sources say Nadya Suleman started getting angry and threatening phone calls from blocked numbers, emails, and Facebook messages such as … “Die bitch. I’m not working for your f**king kids, you’re the one that wanted them.”
Read more: TMZ
(She should make a remix to that 50 Cent song…..”Have a baby by me and be on welfare” – J.K.)