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Pauly D back home in R.I., briefly

DJ Pauly D is back in town for two days only, making a brief stop home before leaving for Los Angeles on Friday, said his agent.

The "Jersey Shore" cast member, whose real name is Paul DelVecchio, was seen cruising through campus Wednesday afternoon.

The cast of MTV's hit show "Jersey Shore" finished filming the show's third season Wednesday, and DelVecchio was driving back home to Johnston from Seaside Heights, N.J., said his agent, Michael Schweiger.

"He loves coming home," Schweiger said. "His mom is there. All of his toys are there. … His motorbike, everything is there."

Before his stint on MTV, DelVecchio had performed regularly at local bars such as the Red Room and the Fish Company.

Though Pauly D was not booked to perform at Fish Co. Wednesday night, bartender Tony Pirri said he called the DJ that afternoon to request that he stop by the bar's weekly Brown night.

DelVecchio will make an appearance at MTV's Video Music Awards on Sept. 12 and will be on the road for the rest of the year, Schweiger said.

On Dec. 3, the star will appear at a sweet 16 celebration in Providence, one of only three private appearances he will make this year.

"He is committed to doing (the sweet 16) because it's a local girl," Schweiger said. "He figures he owes it to the Providence kids."

But DJ Pauly D is not giving away favors. The cost of an appearance is "bigger than the breadbox. … It's got a few zeros in there," Schweiger said, though he declined to give the exact figure. As of Feb. 1 this year, the minimum booking fee for the star for one night stood at $10,000.


— With additional reporting by Julien Ouellet


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