Despite published reports claiming otherwise, TMZ alleges that sources connected with the production of  MTV’s hit show “Jersey Shore” tell them that producers have delayed the start of shooting season 4 because the President of Italy is coming to Florence.

Sources say there’s so much security and hoopla over the President’s visit for this coming Thursday, that it would be too much of a hassle to shoot around it.  So they’re waiting till the head honcho leaves to  begin shooting later this week.

The source went on to state that the stories currently circulating that production was shut down because the show couldn’t get city permits are bogus – – and that everyone is ready to roll, as soon as Mr. President says arrivederci!

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