There’s life away from the ‘Shore’ for Pauly D

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Paul “DJ Pauly D” Delvec­chio ad­mits he felt a lit­tle odd when he got a deal for his own show, “The Pauly D Project,” on MTV.

“I felt a lit­tle strange,” he said, adding that his “Jer­sey Shore” co-stars were happy for him.

“I got a text from ev­ery­body when they heard,” the 31-year-old from Prov­i­dence, R.I., said in a re­cent As­so­ci­ated Press in­ter­view. “They were all happy for me, and so I’m glad that they’re happy.”

Cast mates Jenni “Jwoww” Far­ley and Ni­cole “Snooki” Polizzi are film­ing their own spinoff for MTV, but the en­tire cast will re­turn to the shore this sum­mer for sea­son six of “Jer­sey Shore.”

Pauly isn’t com­pletely alone on his new show, which airs Thurs­days. His long­time friends from home also are fea­tured as cam­eras fol­low his busy sched­ule of Dj’ing, per­sonal ap­pear­ances and other ven­tures.

He’s been a DJ since he was 16. His first gig was at a Sweet 16 party, where he says he “killed it” and knew “this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.”

Still, work­ing as a DJ at clubs in Rhode Is­land didn’t pay the bills. Pauly said he “lived pay­check to pay­check,” work­ing as a car sales­man dur­ing the day and a DJ at night.

Now money is one less thing he has to worry about, he said.

50 Cent signed him to his mu­sic la­bel, and Brit­ney Spears tapped him to open for a few dates on her Femme Fa­tale Tour. She even fa­mously pulled him on­stage for a lap dance, which Pauly de­scribes as the coolest thing that’s hap­pened to him.

“They’re still rock stars in my eyes. I’ve been play­ing their mu­sic since be­fore they ever knew I ex­isted,” he said. on the show’s Thurs­day morn­ing broad­cast.

Ms. Couric, who left NBC’S “To­day” in 2006 to an­chor “CBS Evening News,” signed a record $40 mil­lion deal with ABC in June. She has acted as a spe­cial cor­re­spon­dent for the net­work’s news pro­grams, in­clud­ing “GMA” and “Night­line,” and will host her own syn­di­cated day­time talk show, “Katie,” start­ing in Septem­ber.

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