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Entire Jersey Shore Cast Signs Deal, Ready to Jet to Italy for New Season

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They stopped pumping their fists just long enough to sign on the dotted line. 

All eight Jersey Shore castmembers have finalized their contracts and are set to film the reality show's fourth season in Italy.

"Everybody signed last night," a source close to the production tells E! News. 

So when will Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Mike "The Situation" Sorrento and the rest of the gang head to the motherland?

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The cast was prepared to go this week, but are now being told they will hopefully be leaving in the next two to three weeks.

"Production wasn't ready to go," the source explains. "They didn't have a house. They were going to shoot in one city, and then that didn't work out, so now they're scouting another city."

As for rumors about contract hold-ups, the source says, "They all knew they were going to sign, it was just a matter of fine details. They all wanted to make it work—if things were all set up over there, then they would have signed sooner."

One detail that needed to be ironed out? The length of their stay in Italy.

Seems our Jersey-loving guidos prefer their boardwalk as homebase better than any exotic locale—so, according to the source, producers may now make the trip a vacation rather than an extended stay, and film the rest of the season back in Seaside Heights.

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