Credit: Albert Michael/Startraks Photo: The Situation in His Bentley

Perhaps Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is turning over a new leaf. The Jersey Shore star (and party animal) is so dedicated to Dancing with the Stars that he's even skipping parties to make sure he's prepared.

He was expected at a poolside party at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas on Sunday, but didn't go because he was ill. Or, as his booking manager confirms: "Yes, he is takingĀ DWTS very seriously. [He] understands that everyone else has a two-week jump on him as far as rehearsals and wants to give this his full attention."

GTL? More like DWTS for The Sitch. Let's see if all his prep pays off.

Source: E!

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