Get ready, South Africa—Jersey Shore is coming your way.
Like next month.
Two of the show's stars, The Situation and Ronnie, tell me they're traveling to the African nation next month to make some personal appearances for their endorsement deals.
"I'd like to meet me an authentic South African girl," The Situation told me yesterday when he and Ronnie stopped by E! with cohorts Vinny and Pauly D to promote tomorrow's season premiere of Jersey Shore.
All four guys agree that they'll probably do at least two more seasons of the show with at least one out of the country à la Italy. "I want to do Australia," The Situation said. "All the girls in Australia are hot."
Pauly D wants to try Japan. When I mention that JWoww suggested to me earlier in the day that they remain in the U.S. and tackle a place like Alabama, Pauly D sneered, "I don't know about that, man. I can't spin tunes in Alabama."
Wherever they may or may not end up, there's no place like their Jersey home. "We missed tanning," Pauly D said about spending two months in Italy. "We missed our barbers. I couldn't get a haircut. We were cutting each other's hair."
Ronnie cracked, "Well, trying to."
No surprise, they missed their fans, too.
"I had like a grandma—she had to have been like 70 years old—hiding under an SUV at one of my appearances when we got back," The Situation said. "Everybody was like, 'Whoa! What are we going to do with her?'"
Without missing a beat, Vinny chimed in, "He took her back to his hotel room."