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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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106.

maria    

Who cares about this TRASHY show ,it is just trash ,who watch this ?not me!
Now they are acting like they are movie stars what is up with his trashy people? how can people watch this kind of thing? And of course people put it them in pedestals is a bunch of sex maniacs and drinkers, back stabbers ,dumbs not smart enough ,not class at all ......is this the kind of shows the new generation want it? how sad !!!!!!

1642 days ago
107.

Nick    

These people are idiots!! They don't deserve a dime. No wonder why the extremists want to kills us!!!

1642 days ago
108.

JamesB    

How much are dumbasses on camera worth? Nothing. They should do it for free or just go find another bunch of dumbasses.

1642 days ago
109.

Ruby    

The people who like this show are probably the same people who watch MTV's 'Teen Mom' and think Farrah is a good mother.

1642 days ago
110.

icefrog    

I am glad they held out. I do hope MTV brings them back. They are kids living as they should that most are to scared to as they don't care what lines you wouldn't cross. That is my opinion, doesn't make it so , so keep your panties on , those who are going to respond to defend your opinion against mine. o-kay you win , for sake od argument but My opinion is the same
YOU GO GUYS..

1642 days ago
111.

asl3676    

What is the fascination with these lowlifes? Has MTV not stooped low enough for ratings or has TMZ run out of Tiger Woods stories?
What's next? the cast members will be out endorsing Republican candidates?

1642 days ago
112.

whatever    

2nd season should have a new cast. Are we suppose to watch the same set of people get drunk and fight every season? Boring! We need to learn to love/hate a new cast, just like the Real world.

1642 days ago
113.

CALIFORNIA    

THEY SHOULD TRASHED,BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE, SPREADING DESEASES LIKE ROACHES AND RATS DO.THEIR PARENTS MUST BE SO PROUD TO OF THE WHORES AND THE DESEASE GUYS.IF THEY WERE MY KIDS I WOULD BE SO ASHAMED.

1642 days ago
114.

CB    

Shouldn't there be an option of 'Nothing'? Never watched the show, and I don't plan on it.

1642 days ago
115.

hmm    

They should get $0.00 for an episode, they are a disgusting display!!

1642 days ago
116.

FABIO    

They are getting better ratings than Conan & Leno combined!

$100,000 per person, per show is a very fair & reasonable price.

1642 days ago
117.

Anonymous    

This poll needs an option of either $0 or $1 per episode. Then I could vote!

1642 days ago
118.

Natalie    

I think all you bitches are just jealous! If this show is making you that worked up then you really really need to get a life. its for ENTERTAINMENT!!!! and obviously you're watching it! if you all really hate it then stop talking about it and giving it the credit you dont think it deserves. honestly they were all normal people and ended up famous for the show so good for them and if you hate it thats why there's a remote to change the channel so shut your annoying complaining asses up

1642 days ago
119.

Dawn    

In your poll for how much they should make, you should have a $0 option. It is the dumbest show and should be cancelled!!!!!

1642 days ago
120.

Jessi    

I think they should get as much as the freaks on The Hills do...why should the Jersey Shore cast settle for 5k or 10k when they can get 100k..I know they will have plenty of viewers if there is a season 2.. Though alot of people talk sh!t about them.. those same sh1t talking people will be watching Jersey Shore...there will always be haters making Snooki, The Situation, Pauly ..etc.. famous..always talking about them blah blah blah...and for what?? I don't know....

1642 days ago
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