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We’ve been needing our Vinny fix after the end of Jersey Shore, so we’re super pumped for his new hybrid reality/talk show, The Show With Vinny, which premieres later this year. Vinny will host celebrities at his home in Staten Island, introducing them to his crazy Italian family while feeding them some traditional Italian cooking.

Vin recently talked with The Source Magazine and dished about his new show, including his friendship with Lil Wayne and how he met the superstar rapper. “He did a real solid for me back when I was first starting [this talk show],” he said. “I had met him. He knows I represent Trukfit. On Jersey Shore, I was wearing Free Weezy shirts when he was in jail.” The Wayne himself was apparently a fan of Vinny and wanted to help make his show a success!

Vinny also revealed how crazy it is to have celebrities visit his Staten Island casa — especially since he’s only been “in the scene” since Jersey Shore first aired

“I’m definitely not the best reality star out there,” Vinny admitted. “I’m not that wild. I can’t just be wild on cue like that. I’m better at taking direction and hosting and reading and doing research ... I like to act, I do Improv, that’s more of my personality than a reality show.” We can definitely attest to Vinny being one of the most level-headed Jersey Shore castmates, and we’re excited to see him show off his hosting skills outside of the Shore House!

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