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A tricky financial Situation for ex ‘Jersey Shore’ star

 
 
Sorrentino
Sorrentino
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Former Jersey Shore cast member Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino is facing a federal investigation into his finances, his publicist said.

The probe centers on his businesses, which include MPS Entertainment, Situation Productions and a clothing line, Situation Nation, according to the website TMZ.

Sorrentino’s publicist confirmed that he is under investigation by federal prosecutors in New Jersey.

“Michael Sorrentino is fully aware that the U.S. Attorney’s office has issued subpoenas for records relating to several businesses he owns,” publicist Cindy Guagenti said in a statement.

Mommy dearest

A judge has referred Lindsay Lohan’s mother to a community service program, saying volunteering could help her alleged drunken-driving case.

Newsday reports the judge also ordered Dina Lohan to get an independent treatment evaluation. He set her next court appearance for Jan. 7.

Lohan was arrested on Sept. 12 following a traffic stop on Long Island. Police say she was driving 77 mph in a 55 mph zone while intoxicated. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges and surrendered her driver’s license.

Her attorney presented a report to the judge that he said showed Lohan “was free of any alcohol or substance issues.”

Checking in

Josh Brolin is seeking help. The 45-year-old actor checked into rehab recently in Northern California, sources confirm to Us Weekly. “He realized he needed help and is committed to his sobriety,” an insider tells the mag.

It’s over

Brooke Hogan isn’t going to make it down the aisle just yet.

Hulk’s daughter has called off her engagement to Dallas Cowboys player Phil Costa, TMZ dishes.

According to the site, the 25-year-old singer ended the relationship a few weeks ago.

Lost & found

Courtney Love lost her cellphone Wednesday night in a NYC taxi. Lucky for the rocker, the next

passenger in the vehicle was New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, who got it back to its rightful owner by placing a post on Twitter.

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