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'Jersey Shore': Pauly D loses the gel and The Situation gets an App

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The Jersey Shore has been on the air long enough for us to be familiar with the GTL routine. But I’m pretty convinced cast member Pauly D needs to update his acronym to GGTL (Gel, Gym, Tan, Laundry). How much product does he use to get his hair to stick up like that? And more importantly, why does he spend so much time and product on this look? I get it. It’s his signature. The Situation’s got his rockin’ abs. JWoww’s got her, umm, boobs. And Pauly D has hair that probably stores secrets just like Gretchen Weiners’.

Knowing DJ Pauly D’s signature style resembles a porcupine, I was pretty surprised when I saw him showing off a natural look for this GQ photo shoot. But what shocked me most was how he looks exponentially better with normal, non-gelified hair! I must admit, part of the new appeal is that little curl in the front, mostly because I think he kind of looks like he belongs in 1961’s West Side Story. Swoon. But in all seriousness (if there is such a thing when discussing Jersey Shore), why would he not sport this style more often? I’m no hair stylist, but this seems to be a big step in the right direction. Not to mention, think about how many bottles of gel he’d save! So please consider this my official PopWatch plea for Pauly D to retire his spiky hair.

In other equally strange Jersey Shore news, we’ve got ourselves a situation because The Situation now has his own App. (There really is an App for everything!) And after one easy payment of $4.99, the App can be yours to enjoy on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. The App comes complete with exercise tips from The Situation himself. And for those who don’t feel like exercising, there’s the “Grenade Dodger” game or “GTL Finder.” Basically, it seems there’s no need to wait for new episodes to air on MTV. With this App you’ll have The Situation at your fingertips at all times. Ew.

So what’s weirder, PopWatchers? Pauly D’s normal hair or The Situation’s newest endeavor to infiltrate all areas of our lives? And more importantly, which look do you prefer on Pauly? And do you dare spend money on that App? [GQ]

Image Credit: Eric Ray Davidson/GQ

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