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'Jersey Shore' -- MTV Tries to Divide and Conquer

1/25/2010 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The stars of "Jersey Shore" have been negotiating with MTV like "Friends"... but the network could be turning them into enemies with some serious brinkmanship.

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Sources tell TMZ the network has told the cast if they don't accept MTV's deal by the end of business Monday, they will be replaced. And, MTV has told them it does not have to be a package deal -- the cast members who accept the offer will stay ... those who do not can have a nice life.

As we first reported, MTV offered each cast member a $10,000 signing bonus and $5,000 per episode. We're told the cast rejected the offer and made it clear they would all stand together and hold out for their price, though they didn't say what it was.

MTV made a new offer of $10,000 an episode -- there are 12 episodes in the new season -- but so far the cast hasn't responded.

We're told MTV already has replacements if Snooki, Pauly D, The Situation and the others don't accept the offer on Monday. But, we're told, MTV is happy to mix and match if some of the cast accepts the offer and others don't.

As for who's being the most hard-headed in the negotiations -- The Situation and Pauly D.


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The Blunt Bitch    

Seriously?? This show is embarassing. These kids should be ashamed of themselves. A bunch of young men who are proud of the fact that they are players and a group of young women who are proud to be always punching someone in the face - is that what constitutes a 'show' these days?? If it is renewed, how about changing the name to Douchbags and Douchbagettes?? BRUTAL!!

1733 days ago


Look at this Jersey Shore xxx a porn parody

Looks good

1731 days ago

jeanetta del tondo    

These male vaginas that say they are italians need to be taken care of the mofioso way!!!! True italian men would not have stood by and let a female get punched in the face. all you litle girls with penises (or lack there of) just stood there. How embarrassing for your balls to have gotten lost until the cops showed up! How dare you call yourselfs italians. Go back and hide behind your moma's skirt

1713 days ago

Five Oh    

I would never do a show such as this no one respects these people all I ever hear is people trashing them all the time after this is all said and done they wont be able to get a decent job anywhere people will always see them as drunken nutty people as the show makes them out to be MTV has other projects at the shore and more like illegally filming folks without there consent or knowledge with hidden cameras putting them in bad situations and making these poor people look as if all they do is the same stuff the people on jersey shore do one poor guy was illegally filmed with hidden cameras in a hotel room he was renting and a room in a house masturbating it was then shown to people at the jersey shore what they saw was so taboo people could not keep a straight face when they saw the victim of this hidden camera footage people told him what they saw him doing in the hotel and house people whir paid to keep it secret but they failed the guy already has a paper trail of police reports and names this is gonna be a mega lawsuit and this poor guy has been given death treats if he F's with the business how can someone mess with a business they never made a deal with u violate a guy with hidden cameras then expect him to cooperate with MTV or those trying to sell them the show and hidden camera footage sorry thats whats going on with reality TV now its getting ugly victimizing people

1606 days ago


OOOOOMGGGGGGGGGG i love jersey shore..but for what they dothey shouldnt get anymore money..anyone can fist pump and party all night long. love the show but they have to be kidding themselves!

1531 days ago

Tiffany bracelet    

Great site. This could probably have the refactoring tag added t it.

1445 days ago


MTV should pay the real DJ Paulie to have his own show. Since it is the Hottest show on the Internet imagine what it would do for television.


1270 days ago
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