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'Jersey Shore'

Cast Goes on Strike

7/18/2010 4:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The cast of "Jersey Shore" is so dissatisfied over their contract situation that they refused to shoot scenes for the upcoming third season until they get a better deal ... this according to sources connected with the show.

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The cast was supposed to begin shooting "at home" scenes today for season three, but we're told Jwoww, Ronnie, Sammi, Pauly D and Vinny -- who are spread out between New York and Rhode Island -- told the crews they weren't shooting without new contracts.

The Situation and Snooki are supposed to shoot tomorrow, and we're told Snooki plans to do the same. No word yet on The Situation, but as we first reported ... he's having contract issues of his own.

Sources close to the show tell TMZ the cast feels they can make more money doing appearances for two months, rather than filming the show.

A rep for MTV had no comment.

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31.

sara    

Let the talentless wannabes go back to working at a salt water taffy stand on the shore. They're lucky that they've made the amount of money they have.

1455 days ago
32.

naomi    

Get a whole new cast, even better drop the stupid show. We need to get back to original quality shows. Less off all these tacky reality shows.

1455 days ago
33.

Schmange    

You gotta be kidding me. These guys were complete unknowns a couple of years ago, they're in a crappy reality show and 2 years from now nobody will even remember them.

1455 days ago
34.

pimpdaddy    

CubanB,

U got it right...cut em', period! They should be grateful for what they have; there is a lot out there that don't have right now!!! Get rid of em'.

pimpdaddy

1455 days ago
35.

Chun LI    

I agree with Cartman. Stay on strike.

1455 days ago
36.

Donna    

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!! My crotch starts to burn as soon as I turn on MTV.

1455 days ago
37.

Majestik    

Roger can't be serious? Are you Pauly D, in real life?

From what I've seen of their behaviour in public, drunkeness, sucker punching people, bar fighting - is this really what people want to see? I say take a stroll to your local watering hole and play "Guess who they are like?"

1455 days ago
38.

onelove627    

I wouldn't pay $2 bucks to see any of them. Idiots. Neither should MTV.

1455 days ago
39.

sara    

Roger--usually the billionaires tend to be extremely intelligent people with good entrepreneurial sense. Their businesses provide employment to thousands of people. Their businesses offer goods that people value. The intelligence of the Jersey Shore cast is definitely questionable--one wonders if they can even find New Jersey on a map of the United States. They offer no value except in a train-wreck sort of... well, at least I'm not as stupid and clueless as **Fill in cast-member***. If each of them earns $10,000 for the season, they are being overpaid.

1455 days ago
40.

s82a1a    

YES! Cancel that crap show & fire them all! They will all live in their parents basements the rest of their miserable lives!

1455 days ago
41.

larry    

Let them back to obscurity where they all belong!!!! Nothing but nobodies who don't deserve what was handed to them. All they want to do is act like animals!

1455 days ago
42.

lawntamersinc    

Reality TV blows.

Give me a "Law and Order" marathon any day.

1455 days ago
43.

Gina    

Rename the show "Gulf Shore" and send them to clean up tar balls. Trash with trash.

1455 days ago
44.

Bubba    

On strike? Give them the big boot!
I have never watched their show and after looking at this picture, I still don't want to.

1455 days ago
45.

Duane Garrett    

WHO CARES! Please give us more Mel and Oksana.

1455 days ago
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