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Tuning in to TV: ‘Jersey Shore’s‘ Cortese pleads guilty in street incident
Dancing in the streets might have been fun to do in the days of Motown, but it landed a “Jersey Shore” cast member in court.
Appearing Tuesday in Seaside Heights Municipal Court, Deena Cortese pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to use the sidewalk and apologized for “causing any trouble.” She was fined $106 and must pay $33 in court costs.
Police say Miss Cortese was dancing in a roadway last month and interfering with the flow of traffic. She is the latest member of the MTV reality show to run afoul of the law.
Cast member Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi pleaded guilty to disturbing beachgoers after having a few cocktails in 2010, and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro avoided prosecution on an assault charge during the show’s first season in 2009.
Entire cast of ‘Glee’ will return next season
It’s official: The entire cast of “Glee” is poised to return for season four, but the number of episodes in which they will appear remains to be seen.
Co-creator Ryan Murphy left the door open for the swelling cast to return, with all 15 regulars — including Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer — accepting the gig.
In addition, recurring player Chord Overstreet (Sam) is in talks to rejoin the show as a series regular. Whether the first-season winners of “The Glee Project,” Damian McGinty (Rory) and Samuel Larsen (Joe), will return is not clear.
The “Glee” writers are working on episodes for the fourth season that will feature a show-within-a-show concept, splitting time between McKinley High in Ohio and following Miss Michele’s Rachel Berry in New York as she pursues her Broadway dreams.
While the status of many of the show’s graduating seniors — Amber Riley (Mercedes), Mark Salling (Puck), Harry Shum Jr. (Mike), Naya Rivera (Santana) and Dianna Agron (Quinn) — was left up in the air after the season-three finale, all are confirmed to return to the Fox juggernaut. How many episodes each will tape remains unclear.
“We’re literally just writing the first script now,” Mr. Murphy has told the Hollywood Reporter. “We’re figuring out who’s doing what, who’s coming back. We haven’t figured it out, but I know what the stories are; I just don’t know how many episodes. We want to keep all our options open.”
The unique arrangement allows cast members to return to “Glee” as well as continue to explore other projects. Miss Michele, Mr. Colfer, Miss Agron and others have landed big-screen roles, while Darren Criss departed the Fox series briefly for Broadway’s “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Miss Riley, meanwhile, is focusing on her music career.
Also poised to return are Matthew Morrison (Will), Jane Lynch (Sue), Jayma Mays (Emma), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mr. Criss (Blaine) and Heather Morris (Brittany), who will join recurring guests, including Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker.
“Glee’s” fourth season premieres in September.
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