Nov. 29 Entertainment Briefs


‘Jersey Shore’ cast to reunite on MTV for ‘Family Vacation’

NEW YORK (AP) — Snooki, JWOWW, The Situation and most of the original “Jersey Shore” cast is returning to MTV for another installment of the reality series next year.

MTV announced “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” on Monday during the premiere of “Floribama Shore,” a spinoff of the original “Jersey Shore,” which ran on MTV from 2009 to 2012. The series followed the adventures of the group of 20-somethings as they spent summers in the beach town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

In addition to Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio, Vinny Guadagnino and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro will take part in the reboot. Ortiz-Magro’s on-and-off romantic interest Sammi Giancola isn’t listed as part of the cast. MTV hasn’t announced a premiere date.

Judge told to act ‘without delay’ on Meek Mill bail request

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An appeals court has told a Philadelphia judge to act “without further delay” on Meek Mill’s nearly 2-week-old request to be freed.

The state Superior Court issued the order Tuesday as it rejected a request from the rapper’s lawyers that it grant him bail, leaving that to the sentencing judge to decide.

Mill’s attorneys contend the sentencing judge has refused to respond to their appeals.

The 30-year-old Philadelphia native was sentenced this month to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case. Mill’s probation officer and a prosecutor had recommended that he not be jailed.

The judge cited a failed drug test, his failure to comply with court-ordered travel restrictions and two unrelated arrests in ordering him locked up.

Jeremy Piven says it’s curtains for his CBS crime drama

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS isn’t saying that Jeremy Piven’s freshman series “Wisdom of the Crowd” is canceled, but the actor apparently sees it that way.

After the network said Monday it won’t expand its initial episode order for the crime drama but declined to address its future, Piven responded with a bittersweet tweet.

“Proud of the work we did and we will Finish out our 13 episodes with full hearts!” Piven wrote on his Twitter account, adding, “Thanks for all the love, going to miss it as well.” The tweets were confirmed by a spokeswoman, who declined further comment.

The network’s decision follows sexual misconduct allegations leveled by several women against Piven, who has denied them. CBS said previously it is looking into the claims but has issued no further statement.

Piven stars in the series as a tech guru who creates a crowd-sourcing app to help solve crimes, including his daughter’s killing. CBS plans to air the rest of the 13 episodes.

“Wisdom of the Crowd” has earned lackluster ratings but CBS didn’t comment on why it wasn’t ordering a full season, typically about 20 episodes.

Meanwhile, the network announced Monday it was ordering additional episodes of two sitcoms, Matt LeBlanc’s “Man