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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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106.

Amy    

Unfortunately for them, these people are not the cast of Friends! I don't think that they should press their luck too much. It really would be no problem to replace them.

1521 days ago
107.

NeverMind    

"...they can make more money doing appearances..."
I'd pay them to disappear.

1521 days ago
108.

Katie    

why are these people so famous? Why is the situtation treated like he is the only man on earth with a 6 pack? I hate reality shows!!

1521 days ago
109.

Austinite    

I hate myself for posting here but... I've seen a few people claim that they get paid a "mere pittance." One guy compared it to slavery...

If you look up though.. they're MTV offered them 10k an episode last season with a 10k signing bonus, on top of extra appearances, specials etc.. So they're making well over 150k a year for doing basically nothing... Thats kind of like slavery...

1521 days ago
110.

Cs    

they are all REPLACEABLE besides i never watched the show, but it sounds like they can find another group of people like this anywhere! MTV needs to stop hiring LOSERS

1521 days ago
111.

Doug    

You gotta be kidding. A bunch of foul mouthed nit wits with no talent and stupid as can be. The girls look, dress, talk and act like brokedown old sluts and the guys try to make up for being so little with their big ignorant mouths. Steroid use possibly ? Maybe they're mad at the world because they are so short and look so dumb. What I would give to be in a room for 1 minute with the wanna be tough guys. If it wasnt for their stupid looks they would have no looks. A bunch of no talented morons who get paid for sounding looking and acting stupid. say get rid of the morons and save all the grease for

1521 days ago
112.

Miamimimi    

They not only get a salary, but I'm guessing they do not pay for their board, entrance to any club, the drinks they guzzle down, the clothes they wear, hair, make-up, the cars they drive, air-fare need I go on?

So yes, they are VERY ungrateful, but then again, MTV do seem to make a lot of money off of them. The point is, MTV does not need to pay them more money because MTV can easily find a couple of young obnoxious group of no-hopers to fill their places and we will watch it

1521 days ago
113.

mary    

"Friends" they're not. Keep them off the air.

1521 days ago
114.

Lisa    

Ive never watched this show and they make me not want to.

1521 days ago
115.

MH    

Please God let this be the end of this show!!!!!!!

1521 days ago
116.

happycamper    

They had a second season????

1521 days ago
117.

cd    

Please let them stay on strike. Can they also stay home so we don't have to see their faces or hear about them anymore...I mean seriously their 15 minutes is way over.

1521 days ago
118.

Trooper Tom    

Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out...... bye

1521 days ago
119.

itsMeAgain    

LOL, @ Roger,
we are not supporting the corporate enterprise.
we are simply saying they could use their money on something other than these useless group of pple with no talent except getting into fights and drinking, screaming and hooking up with anybody. their shock value has run its course...now its old news.

they need to be out of the limelight now back to reality.

1521 days ago
120.

Mike    

they got paid for partying....are they ****** serious?

1521 days ago
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