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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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46.

Roger    

@Majestik, it's entertainment, and people are watching it, watching the ads, making a lot of money for MTV. It's just like pro sports or acting. It does nothing for society, but it generates money. Therefore, these people DESERVE to be paid!

@Sara, who are you kidding? Not all billionaires are smart. Many of them stole their ideas, others inherited the company and just hire qualified people with business degrees to run their company. You should see some of the business owners out there, in small and big business. They couldn't do a thing in their company if all the employees walked out and quit. Business owners are nothing special, and many are not really that smart, more like lucky. The cast of Jersey Shore actually works for their money, providing entertainment for America. No one wants to watch a bunch of MIT engineers in a TV show, they have taking a liking to these guys. When you go to Vegas, the entertainers that you go to see get paid, don't they? If you're watching Jersey Shore, these guys deserve a payday too.

Or if you'd like, call your Congressman and tell them you'd love for them to reinstitute slavery, and you volunteer to be the first slave. That's basically what you're asking for!

When you have no middle class, which is basically what happens when the rich start paying themselves more and justifying paying everyone else less, consumption in the economy drops and that is when the economy fails, because it stops producing things! The long and short of it is that America ends up like Latin America, a region full of the rich that hoard the money, while most people work for nothing. That's not what people immigrated to America for, to be a third world slave!

1508 days ago
47.

tek    

what kind (style,brand) of jacket is vinny wearing?

1508 days ago
48.

Robert    

How hard could it be to replace this bunch?

1508 days ago
49.

Roberta    

What a pathetic ugly group of whatever! The bimbo on the left has boobies that look like 1/2 melon was pasted on her flat chest to give the appearance of a boob.

1508 days ago
50.

Dick Lichtenburg    

Spin-off for Snooki - Jersey Whore!

1508 days ago
51.

barney    

Just fire the entire cast of no talent idiots.They are nothing but a big joke.

1508 days ago
52.

Patty    

God, I hate these people. why do they even have a show. Dont pay them nothing. They are horrible. I dont watch the show and I never will.

1508 days ago
53.

TheTroubleWithPants    

YAY! Any way of making sure they remain permanently on strike? Best news ever, TMZ!

1508 days ago
54.

Just Sayin    

the second season has not even started and i'm already sick and tired of hearing about them!

1508 days ago
55.

hardwood22    

A bunch of no talent A-Holes are going on strike. Wow.........how can I live??

1508 days ago
56.

Fan    

Jersey Shore is still on TV? Really?

1508 days ago
57.

BEE    

Keep your STUPID Pathetic being on STRIKE for good!! Ungrateful....I saw the Jersey Shore of all ten minutes and thought it was TRASH. Let's promote DRINKING and FIGHTING!!! yeah!!! TRASH!!!

1508 days ago
58.

James    

These kids are going to be forgotten in a flash, sounds like their heads are as big as their hair styles

1508 days ago
59.

madfishes    

umm whatever the morons on the hills were getting paid 10 times what these people are getting and the hills ratings were half of what jersey shore was reaching, i say smart move on their part hold out if they are giving mtv good ratings then MTV should pay them double what the hills cast was paid.....

1508 days ago
60.

is this really news?    

Does anybody realy watch this show? Cancel it MTV.

1508 days ago
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