MTV’s ‘Shore’ Thing Gets Big Ratings, Big Stars

by | January 22, 2010 at 7:12 PM | TV News

MTV has a pop-cultural juggernaut on its hands.

The outrageous reality show ‘Jersey Shore‘ has become so buzz worthy, even the Hollywood jet set is “creeping” on them.

Two of the show’s cast members, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, recently revealed that they partied with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Lindsay Lohan (uh, who hasn’t?).

Meanwhile, the spoofs just keep on coming.

First there was the hilariously adorable ‘Little Jersey Shore,’ a kid-friendly version of “juiceheads.”

Now there’s ‘Jersey Shore: The Movie’ starring hottie Mila Kunis (from the hit film ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’–which you can watch here) and singer Nick Lachey.

On Thursday night’s ‘The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,’ the duo managed to “out-guido” The Situation and Snooki in a hilarious skit.

Watch the clip below.

The ‘Shore’ drew a big wave of ratings success for its first-season finale Thursday night, with a record-breaking 4.8 million viewers and a 30 percent increase from last week’s episode. The audience has more than tripled since the series made its controversial debut in December.

Get the Top 5 Tanned and Desperate Moments from the ‘Jersey Shore’ Season Finale Here

And there’s no stopping the original crew. If the rumored second season pans out, the cast may just be staying put – unlike the ‘Real World’ franchise, which brings in new blood every year.

“I don’t think we’ve seen the last of our cast,” said executive producer Sally Ann Salsano. “But there’s a wealth of those kids out there.”