By now, it’s pretty clear that “Jersey Shore” is here to stay.
In addition to the cast being all over talk shows and the blogosphere, the show’s heavily hyped premiere last week netted a record-breaking 8.45 million viewers, making it the most-watched MTV series ever. Not only that, but Snooki told MTV News that she expects the cast will be game for doing the show for 20 more seasons or their “whole lives.”
During our fun sit-down with the Snook-ster, she also mentioned personal highlights in meeting her celebrity fans, like Nicki Minaj and Ashton Kutcher. When we caught up with Kutcher recently as he promoted his upcoming romantic comedy “No Strings Attached,” we asked the former “Punk’d” star for his thoughts on the “Shore.”
“I was on the ‘Jersey Shore’ bandwagon really early,” Kutcher said with a proud smile. “I met Mike ['The Situation' Sorrentino] and Snooki and Pauly D. I met them right after the first season. A good friend of mine started showing me all these pictures of all these guidos online, and then she was like, ‘Oh my God, you have to see this show,’ and so I started watching,” he explained. “I’m a huge fan of the show. I haven’t missed an episode.”
Until we informed him that he had, in fact, missed the premiere the night before.
“Did it start already? I was just talking about it yesterday. … I will have it on my Apple TV tonight,” he promised.
And although Kutcher doesn’t have a favorite catchphrase from the show, he assured us that he can hang with the crew. “I can fist-pump with the best of ‘em,” he said.
Don’t miss “Jersey Shore,” airing Thursday nights at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.