Of Notoriety: DJ Pauly D of MTV's 'Jersey Shore' fame reschedules Chicago club date

2011-09-21T01:30:00Z 2011-09-21T14:40:08Z Of Notoriety: DJ Pauly D of MTV's 'Jersey Shore' fame reschedules Chicago club dateBy Philip Potempa philip.potempa@nwi.com, (219) 852-4327 nwitimes.com

There's no denying the cast of MTV's "Jersey Shore" have made it past their collective "15 minutes of fame," to quote the one-and-only Andy Warhol.

Okay, so maybe they might be on their 16th minute, but only time (and talent) will tell.

Chicago media maven and publicity wiz Michelle Molise tells me the hot and ever-crowded place-to-be-seen nightclub Enclave, 220 W. Chicago Ave., has rescheduled the previously postponed appearance date for DJ Pauly D, one of the beefcake stars of "Jersey Shore."

He's actually the one member of the cast who's a bit less about the drama and antagonizing of one another (prized actions for assured camera moments) and more about just having fun and being content with the world passing by around him.

Originally, he was going to be at this River North neighborhood nightclub on Saturday, September 24, but the date had to be changed because of MTV filming conflicts. So now, the party's back on for Friday, Oct. 7.

He's back and promising what's billed as "another electrifying DJ set."

I'm told, that with "his trademark blowout, ear-to-ear smile, and one-of-a-kind catchphrases, Pauly D has won over the hearts of America as well as the electronic music scene."

The marketing pitch advises: "Go ahead and get your GTL on and come out to Enclave to party with 'your girl's favorite DJ' and experience the hot and exciting show that the DJ-turned-reality star is famous for."

As for what GTL means?

I'm told it part of the inside language shared by the Italian party-going inhabits who share the same living space and these three letters are used to describe "the holy trinity of tasks" regularly engaged in by the males of the household: Gym, Tan, Laundry.

DJ Pauly's talent also earned him the ranking of No. 8 DJ in America by DJ Time Magazine, along with a much sought-after exclusive residency at the Palms in Las Vegas and a guest spot on Britney Spears' current "Femme Fatale" world tour.

Tickets for his Chicago party are $30 and can be purchased at enclavechicago.com or at the door while available. Enclave doors open at 10 p.m.

Since 2005 Enclave has rooted itself as one of Chicago's premier nightclubs, playing host to celebrities, in recent months including Charlie Sheen, the rest of the "Jersey Shore" cast, Clinton Sparks, Kevin Dillon from HBO's "Entourage," Brody Jenner and more.

Eager for more names who drop-in regularly?

Other celeb guests have included Jamie Foxx, Josh Duhamel, Shia LaBeouf, Patrick Dempsey, Vince Vaughn, Cuba Gooding Jr., principle cast members from HBO's "True Blood," Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Ron Jeremy, Bill Maher, Bethenny Frankel and Carmen Electra.

Musician guests have included Usher, Ke$ha, Jeremih, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Cali Swag District, Far East Movement, Tommy Lee, Akon, Lil Kim, R Kelly, Sean Kingston, Kid Rock, Ne-Yo, Dave Navarro, Keri Hilson, Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson, Mickey Avalon, Cisco and Shwayze, Rev Run, Scott Weiland, the late DJ AM, DJ Spider, DJ Homicide and countless others.

And the roster of notable athletes includes Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan, Tony Romo, Ben Roethlisberger, Dennis Rodman, Anna Kournikova, Ronaldinho, Jim McMahon and countless Chicago pros like Derrick Rose, Alfonzo Soriano, Patrick Kane and Devin Hester.

Enclave's parent group Downtown Entertainment has also served the community by donating the venue to fundraising and awareness events for nonprofits like Imerman Angels "Spring Fling," Children's Memorial Hospital "Snow Ball," GenArt Chicago "Fresh Faces," CHAI Haiti "Music for a Cause," Starlight Starbright's Children's Foundation's "Dream Date Charity Auction" and the Winter Gala for Keep a Child Alive, co-founded by Alicia Keys.

With two levels, three bars, staging, state-of-the art sound and lighting and other amenities, I'm told the the 15,000-square-feet venue is also ideally situated for corporate events and past power clients include Nikon, AOL, Edelman, Yahoo, Nike, Google, Kohler, Reebok, AT&T and others.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer. He can be reached at philip.potempa@nwi.com or 219.852.4327.




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