By Nina Mandell
MANHATTAN — The "Jersey Shore" cast took a break from working out and tanning, to make the media rounds on Thursday as they geared up for the Thursday night premiere of the hit show's second season.
The self-proclaimed "guidos" and "guidettes" appeared live on the "Today Show," from the Seaside Heights, N.J., house they lived in during the MTV show's first season, and where they are currently filming parts of the third season.
Jenni "J-Woww" Farley, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio and Vinnie Guadagnino, addressed rumors of salary negotiations, their effect on the New Jersey economy and the changes that come with the second season.
"We don't come up here to think about money," said Polizzi. "We just come here to party."
Castmembers said they weren't bothered by comments recently made by Gov. Chris Christie, who pointed out much of the cast wasn't even from the Garden State and said the show portrayed New Jersey badly.
"Our show is about coming to the shore and having a good time," Polizzi said. "You don't have to be from Jersey."
The group, joined by Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, also appeared on the "Rachael Ray Show," where they helped the cooking star prepare a meal, and even gave her a Jersey Shore nickname.
"What do you think about 'The Appetizer?'" Sorrentino said.