Meet Jersey Shore's Newest Cast Member

Entertainment Aug. 6, 2010 AT 8:12PM
Meet Jersey Shore's Newest Cast Member Credit: Daniel/Mauceri/

Seaside Heights has a new Guidette in town!

MTV has confirmed that Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's real-life BFF Deena Cortese will join the Jersey Shore cast for its third season.

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Cortese -- who describes herself as "class in a glass and party in a body" -- is in the midst of filming her episodes with the hard-partying group of friends, which includes Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Jenni "J-Woww" Farley.

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Just last month, contract negotiations between the stars and their network threatened to halt production of the show's third season. Snooki and The Situation -- arguably the show's biggest stars -- reportedly demanded $30,000 per episode -- and MTV countered "with a number that's close to that figure," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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