Despite rumors, DJ Pauly D — one of the stars of MTV's popular reality TV show "Jersey Shore" — will not be making any scheduled appearances in Providence until May of this year, according to Michael Schweiger, his agent.
The star, whose real name is Paul DelVecchio, is "booked solid doing press, TV and marketing," Schweiger said.
DelVecchio, originally from Johnston, R.I., has scheduled a big homecoming party for his return to the Providence area in May, Schweiger said.
Prior to the airing of the MTV show, DJ Pauly D had performed regularly at the local bars Fish Company and the Red Room.
But he is "no longer a resident DJ" at Fish Co., said Tony Pirri, a bartender there.
Pirri said he did not know if DelVecchio would return to Fish Co.
"They fly him out to Las Vegas, New York," he said. "He's getting so much money now, I just can't say for sure."
The minimum booking fee for DJ Pauly D for one night currently stands at $10,000, according to Schweiger.
MTV will begin filming the second season of "Jersey Shore" with the original cast later this spring, Schweiger said.