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9/1/2010 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is "ready to walk away" from the show unless producers cough up "Jersey Shore money" ... and fast!!!

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Sources connected to the show tell us "several of the women are no longer satisfied with their deals" and will not show up to begin shooting Season 3 on September 3rd -- unless they get new contracts worth significantly more moolah. 

We're told Teresa -- who's financial issues have been a major plot point on the show -- is the most adamant about the contract situation ... asking for a cut of the DVD and merchandise sales ... freedom to make more paid appearances ... and her salary DOUBLED.

A source extremely close to Teresa tells us, “She would like to be paid more equivalent to what the 'Jersey Shore' kids are getting" .... adding, "If she’s not treated better by Bravo, she’s ready to walk away.”

FYI -- the "Jersey Shore" kids are reportedly pulling in around $30k per episode.

A rep for Bravo tells us they don't comment on contract negotiations.

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lulusez    

The whole NJ show is over with. There is nothing interesting anymore, no plot lines. Dina is gone, Jacqueline is BORING, Caroline is wonderful but BORING, Theresa just makes me puke, and Danielle needs to be locked up. Ugh. Who does Theresa think she is - she's dumb as a box of rocks, has nothing to say, arrghh. NYC these bitches ain't. The Atlanta women have careers and personality too. All the NJ broads do is talk about not talking about Danielle. Snoozefest.

1325 days ago
17.

Matt     

I hope they don't pay them and dump them!

1325 days ago
18.

elaine    

interesting how she says she wants a raise or she will walk before part 2 of the reunion show airs on Monday.....could she be anymore of a piece of the disgusting out of control animal she was on part 1? she is a mentally ill dangerous piece of trash that should be institutionalized and on medication before she is allowed to care for those 4 unfortunate out of control young girls she has. i say let her walk & hopefully child protective services will start an investigation immediately. she is very sick & disturbed person, & Bravo will be sorry if the agree to this blackmail.

1325 days ago
19.

Who'sThat    

Michael, i agree, i tried to post on Bravo several times but they didn't show since i was right on about all of these s***s...these women are so frkn petty and stupid...i really don't enjoy watching all the hazing and hatred they as adults portray against Danielle...true, she isn't exactly righteous but...who is?

i am tired of teresa and the Manzo's and Jacqueline all being bullies thinking they are so all that and ganging up on one woman b/c they don't agree with her lifestyle...so juvenile. Jacqueline's daughter is already a thug...she is such an idiot and will end up in jail if she doesn't control her anger and stop being so stupid.

Teresa is 11 mil in debt and filing bankruptcy? she acts like she is some queen buying up all the gaudy stuffs for her and her kids. Gawd, going around spending money like its nothing and keep adding to our US debts then saying she can't pay? what a moron...and to constantly cooing over her daughter who is trying to be a model...at her age? if you want to be a runway model, you have to be at least 5'9" and this girl is way to short for that...look at her parents' heights! BTW, she is still so little...who knows what she will look like when she is grown. one pic i saw the kid has blue eyes...are they real? how can she have crystal clear blue eyes with her parents both so dark?

so tired of all the gang mentality of NJ housewives...what losers. Bravo needs to just wipe the slate clean and find some classy people, not these wannabe mobs trying to destroy a women who is a single mom of 2...just leave that b**ch alone. it isn't funny nor something an adult does.

1325 days ago
20.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

she needs to go swimming with the fishes

1325 days ago
21.

Sloane    

BRAVO....do NOT reward her bad behavior

enough "housewife" shows already air so that nobody will miss this one

and sadly none of them are of any value to society so as far as I am concerned they could end them all--may be entertaining to some , but not my cup of tea


just sayin'

1325 days ago
22.

ADrunk     

You go girl, Bravo is making a fortune off these housewives shows. Get the money or walk , the whole cast should .

1325 days ago
23.

Liz    

Why am I not surprised ? Bravo should tell all of them to kiss off.

1325 days ago
24.

Ohioannoyed    

LET HER GO!! She needs an "Intervention" or a definite anger management course. She gives no credibility to the show and only makes it a sideshow.

1325 days ago
25.

njneere    

Go ahead and quit you fugly hoebag!

1325 days ago
26.

Christinerm561    

Teresa is totally worth it. So is the entire Manzo family. Someone made the comment that Bravo should let another set of housewives to perform, but HELLLOOO, they've tried DC and from what I've read, I'm not the only one who HATES them and thinks they are utterly boring.

Young people enjoy the Jersey Shore basically because its hilarious, filled with drama, and (certain salaries aside) makes us feel better about ourselves for knowing trash like that exists in the world. THIS show is humorous and in certain ways makes us feel good about ourselves because we can point out what they do wrong/what they say wrong. People are naturally intrigued and interested in people like this.

Think of how much professional atheletes make. Think about how much certain celebs make (not to name names, but Lindsay Lohan). How much of their wealth do they ACTUALLY deserve?? Then think about doctors and others in the world who personally HELP US.. this world is f*ed and we have to accept it, sadly!

Michael - REALLY you think it's appropriate to comment on people's children? Please post a pic of you/your family so we can all take stabs at you. You are asking for attention with that ruthlessness.

PLEASE BRAVO -- strike a deal with these ladies. They are SO much better than DC (social climbers) and ATL (trash) combined.

1325 days ago
27.

Artrina    

Let them ALL walk away! When THEIR show gets the kids who spend the big$$, so, the advertisers are willing to spend the big$$ THEN they can make the big salaries. NO "Real Housewife" show is watched by anyone who has real $$ to spend like the young kids do these days..... Let them hawk cookbooks etc to make more $$.

1325 days ago
28.

GemstoneSunshine    

Actually, it couldn't be better timing considering everything from Jersey is popular right now. Jersey Shore, Jerseylicious, The Real Housewives of..., and Jersey Couture. Go for it Theresa.

1325 days ago
29.

ShellBell    

If they can her maybe she can get a new job dancing at the Ba-Da Boom!

1325 days ago
30.

Bill F. Murray    

I've got an idea...how about her and the whole cast of that idiotic show jump off the G.W.B.?

1325 days ago
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