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'Jersey Shore' Kids

Drive Hard Bargain

1/24/2010 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0124_jersey_shore_photo-1The "Jersey Shore" kids didn't fall off the pizza delivery truck yesterday -- TMZ has learned they have rejected MTV's salary offer for Season 2.

Sources connected with the negotiation say MTV offered Snooki, Pauly D, "The Situation" and the others each a $10,000 signing bonus and $5,000 an episode.

We're told the cast rejected the offer and made it clear -- they were negotiating "Friends" style ... everyone would get the same amount and it had to be a lot higher than MTV's offer.

Sources say MTV came back and doubled the offer -- $10,000 an episode. The cast hasn't responded to the offer.

It's still a bargain. The season finale of "Jersey Shore" was off the charts with 4.8 million viewers.

And, with some members of "The Hills" scoring north of $100,000 an episode, the "Jersey Shore" kids, frankly, should be holding out for a hell of a lot more than $10k.

We've also learned MTV has a contractual hold on the cast for another year, so technically Snooki and company have no right to renegotiate -- but it's done all the time with hit shows.

An MTV spokesperson would not comment on the negotiations and said the network has not made a decision on bringing the show back for Season 2. We're also told MTV has received thousands of tapes from would-be Guidos and Guidettes.


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Coco gets cancelled and these people get asked back for Season 2?? The logic does not follow.

1699 days ago



SALARY REQUIREMENT: Must use money to attend CHARM SCHOOL !!


1699 days ago



SALARY REQUIREMENT: Pauly & Mike must get STD-Testing & HIV-Testing


1699 days ago

SoCal Razzles    

hahahaaa ya MTV should PAY US to 10G an episode no less.

1699 days ago


Which Jersey Shore character are you? Take the quiz!

1699 days ago


I think MTV should put this cast on a deserted island and reward the first one that resorts to cannibalism.

1699 days ago


I am sick of seeing all these untalented idiots on reality shows making money for doing nothing. This all has gotten way out of hand and is just proving how much America has dumbed down. VERY, VERY SAD!!! Stop calling these wannabes "celebrities". They are far from it. I haven't watched MTV in over 10 years. They have ruined their station. I liked it better when they showed videos. After all they are the MUSIC Television Channel, so what happened to the music?? Having all these stupid reality shows....The Hills, The City, JErsey Shore, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Jon and Kate + 8, just dumb tv. Reality tv is for shows with a winner at the end that have worked hard and DESERVE the money they have WON!!

1699 days ago

619 Truth    

where is the 0 option?????

1699 days ago

Joanne Norton    

Can somebody make them go away....PLEASE??????

1699 days ago


There is no way these same people should be coming back for any future seasons, there needs to be fresh people, who wants to see these same people doing the same sh!t. This cast can go on and do one of those types of competition shows where they compete with former Real World casts or something, but not another season of Jersey Shore please!

1698 days ago


$10,000 per episode each with a signing bonus of $25,000 per cast member and an additional signing bonus of $50,000 each for The Situation, Pauly D and Snooki with a confidentiality agreement applying to The Situation, Pauly D and Snooki's signing bonus.

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1698 days ago


68. Nope...meant mute...falling on deaf ears and brains!!

Posted at 11:51AM on Jan 24th 2010 by ***

Not all MUTES are DEAF. Mutes people cannot SPEAK. I am mute from having my VOCAL CORDS removed from cancer, I can hear perfectly fine just like when I could speak. You meant MOOT.

1698 days ago

Tiger Tale    

I'd pay money to see Snookie's silcone tits leak out into the hot tub.

1698 days ago


Hey, think of the millions MTV is making off these kids. Yes, they made them famous, but they're the ones that are bringing in the viewers. $10k per episode is a joke. At least $50k is fair.

I sure hope that one chick that left early doesn't come back though.

1698 days ago
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