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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: 'Jersey Shore' to return for 2nd season

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- MTV's ''Jersey Shore'' will be back for a second season.

The network's president of programming Tony DiSanto said Friday that 12 new episodes will air this summer.

According to the network, Pauly D, Mike, Snooki, Jenni, Sammi, Ronnie and Vinny escape the cold northeast and find themselves in a new destination.

The show about tanned twenty-somethings hasn't been without controversy.

In December, the New Jersey Italian American Legislative Caucus called for MTV to cancel the show, saying it promotes derogatory ethnic stereotypes and is ''wildly offensive.''

MTV isn't revealing how much the cast members are being paid to do the show.

Bruce Willis' Idaho ski resort reopens doors

FAIRFIELD, Idaho -- An Idaho ski resort owned by Bruce Willis has reopened, almost a year after the resort's lodge was destroyed by fire.

Soldier Mountain Ski Resort celebrated opening day Thursday. Workers scrambled over the last four weeks to complete the lodge, in some cases using tables and kitchen equipment from The Mint, a former restaurant and bar in nearby Hailey that is also owned by Willis.

The opening comes late in the ski season, but features a new lodge to replace the original structure that was destroyed in the March 30 fire. Investigators determined the blaze was accidental.

Roy Orbison gets star on Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES -- Late rock 'n' roll pioneer Roy Orbison has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Orbison's widow Barbara accepted the star in front of the Capitol Records building on his behalf on Friday. Orbison died in 1988 at the age of 52, in the midst of a comeback with The Traveling Wilburys, a whimsical supergroup that included Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.

Orbison was famous for the wide range of his distinctive and emotional voice, especially in his songs about unrequited love like ''Only the Lonely,'' ''Crying,'' ''In Dreams'' and ''Oh, Pretty Woman.''