Lil Wayne, Ke$ha Make ‘Jersey Shore’ Star Vinny ‘All Blotchy’

Vinny's mom jokes about his nerves while shooting the talk show, on tonight at 10 p.m. ET on MTV!

From shopping at the grocery store to spending a day at the park, when flipping through the pages of Us Weekly, we’re constantly reminded how stars are “just like us.” But have you ever imagined what it would be like to have your favorite celebrity over for dinner? If so, you’re in luck, because in Vinny Guadagnino’s brand-new television show, the “Jersey Shore” castmate does exactly that.

” ‘The Show with Vinny‘ is like a hybrid reality/talk show,” Vinny said when he brought his family along for an MTV News interview. “Basically it’s a show that shows the real side of people. It shows the human side of celebrities you don’t always get to see.”

The show, which premieres tonight (May 2) at 10 p.m. ET, features an array of A-listers as they break bread with Vinny and his very Italian family. And even though the MTV star has adjusted to his life in the limelight, bringing celebrities into the mix still makes the Staten Island native a little weak in the knees.

“I’m a fan of all these people, so when they come in the house I get really nervous,” he said. “I’m like a fan …”

“He does,” his mom Paola interrupted. “He gets all blotchy,”

“Ma, stop,” Vinny said. “I’m nervous like you would be nervous if Ciara walked into your house, or if Jenny McCarthy climbed into your bed that you grew up in. But what makes it a little bit easier for me is that my mom and uncle don’t know who any of these people are, so it kind of, like, makes me feel comfortable because I’m always like, ‘Alright, you don’t care,’ because I don’t want everyone pampering the person because it makes me more nervous.”

And with a guest list that includes Lil Wayne, Ke$ha and Mark Wahlberg, chances are you’ll be seeing a whole lot of blotches on Vinny during the coming season.

Tune in “The Vinny Show” May 2 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV to catch the first episode of a crazy season from Staten Island.


As a Producer for MTV News, Cory covers the world of pop (hence the bubbles ...). During his tenure with MTV, he has interviewed an array of stars including Rihanna, One Direction and Taylor Swift (but is still counting the days until he can sit-down with Mariah Carey). When not obsessing over celebs you can probably find Cory eating frozen yogurt while scrolling through Instagram. Follow him @Coryazy!