Can you imagine a "Jersey Shore" without Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi or Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino? Well, you better get used to it. According to TMZ, sources are saying that 495 Productions is looking to cast new house members to replace the show's biggest breakout stars.
Although 495 had no official comment, show insiders are reportedly concerned that due to Snooki's pregnancy and The Situation's current rehab stint, the MTV staple will "lose its sex-crazed alcohol-fueled edge."
The Situation landed himself on 495's ditch list when he entered rehab several weeks ago to battle substance abuse issues.
"I want to set the record straigh," Sorrentino told website SitchNews.com. "I have voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion. I have spent the past several weeks getting treatment for this problem and recuperating from my work and appearance schedule. I appreciate my fans support and love you guys."
Although the entire cast -- including Situation and Snooki -- will appear on Season 6 of the hit series, TMZ reports that the pair will receive less screen-time than their housemates in attempts to phase them out of the show. MTV announced Monday that the sixth season will begin filming this summer.
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After years of struggling with cocaine and heroin addiction and serving jail time, the actor is clean and sober.
Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home on July 23, 2011. The 27-year-old singer's life was cut short due to accidental alcohol poisoning. <em>CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this slideshow, the date Ms. Winehouse died was incorrect. She died on July 23, 2011.</em>
The 25-year-old actress has spent the last five years in and out of rehab and still stuggles to stay sober today.
In February 2011 Charlie Sheen claimed he was clean of drugs and alcohol, but high on himself. The actor has publicity struggled with addiction for years, but many doubt his claims of sobriety.
Drew was famously an addict as a child. By her own admission she said she had her first drink at 9, began smoking marijuana at 10 and began using cocaine at 12. By age 13 she entered rehab and has maintained her sobriety since.
The comedian overcame a cocaine addiction, but headed back to rehab after 20 years of sobriety in 2006 to address his issues with alcohol.
The Black Eyed Peas singer kicked a crystal meth and ecstasy habit.
An accidental overdose of prescription medication killed the actor on Jan. 22, 2008.