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'New Jersey Housewife'

Double My Pay

or I'll Quit!

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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106.

dennis    

Please quit u have no talent

1326 days ago
107.

Megan Lahey    

Maybe with a few extra dollars she can shave her forehead

1326 days ago
108.

MizMar    

So, Teresa says if she doesn't get paid the big bucks, she will walk. Where is she going to walk to? The apartment over the pizzeria? Does she really believe there are massive opportunities for her other than this show? She denies that she owes as much as she owes as reported by the newspapers, yet they quoted the court filings! She denies her house is in foreclosure but they owe over 11 million dollars! She made money from her book and bought 60 thousand dollars worth of horrendously ugly furniture because her lawyer said if the money was in her account, it could be lost to creditors. Seriously? Her husband has a girlfriend that he flaunts and allegedly has a son with her! Now, we find out that the nephew talk may be the son of her brother and he was disowned because he has a mixed race child? The DUI story was ludicrous,like we are all supposed to believe someone goes and gets drunk AFTER the accident happens...that is an old one and must've caused many laughs within the police department! It goes on and on. For all of this, I guess she should be handsomely rewarded. To me and many people, this is a travesty.

1326 days ago
109.

jaci    

I hope the whole world doesn't think all Americans live such sleezy, pretentious, self-centered, dysfunctional, moronic lives. There are some wonderful, hardworking, honest citizens in our country.

1326 days ago
110.

MizMar    

So, let me get this straight. Teresa and Joe act like they are so wealthy and then we all find out that they owe over $11 million. She goes on TV and says it's not all true but there are court filings to prove every charge. Joe flips his truck at 2 am and gets drunk after the accident because he was so unnerved, who says this with a straight face to the TV camera? Joe allegedly has a son with a girlfriend whom he has been seen out socially in public as if every married man does this? Teresa still continues to spend money on expensive tacky items ($60...,000 in more ugly furniture) because the money was earned after the bankruptcy filing and heaven forbid they should have any cash lying around that a creditor might get back. Now, there is a phantom nephew who might be her brother's 1/2 black baby and wasn't accepted into the family? What other disgusting things are in these people's closets that they will get paid over-the-top money for to be on this "reality" show? Jacqueline was an escort? Dina's husband has a girlfriend? I have lived in New Jersey all of my life, currently live very near these people and I have to say that it is a travesty to make these people into so-called "stars". There are so many people in these towns that are appalled that they are being represented by these women.

1326 days ago
111.

MizMar    

So, let me get this straight. Teresa and Joe act like they are so wealthy and then we all find out that they owe over $11 million. She goes on TV and says it's not all true but there are court do***ents to prove every charge. Joe flips his truck at 2 am and gets drunk after the accident because he was so unnerved. Joe allegedly has a son with a girlfriend whom he has been seen with socially in public as if every married man does this? Teresa still spends money on expensive tacky items because the money was earned after the bankruptcy filing and heaven forbid they should have any cash lying around that a creditor might get back. Now, there is a phantom nephew who might be her brother's baby and wasn't accepted into the family? What other disgusting things are in these people's closets that they will get paid over-the-top money for to be on this "reality" show? As a New Jerseyan all of my life, I have to say that I do not know any housewives that behave this way and Bravo should look at some other people to represent this state. It's a travesty.

1326 days ago
112.

evil king    

no I payed them yo much get out of my state

1326 days ago
113.

Cher    

Let her walk! Than, once the attention is gone, she and her Barney Rubble husband can disappear from the public.

1326 days ago
114.

Annie Jackson    

"Housewives of New Jersey" is entertainment at its worst. Caroline and Jacqueline, their husbands, and children are the only sane, normal people on the show. Once upon a time, Teresa was amusing; her flagrant ignorance of English was at best, endearing. Unfortunately, her red hot temper, filthy language and unbridled extravagance have toppled her from famous to white trash with an accent.

Should she be getting paid the same as the roomies on Jersey Shore? Well, she is certainly every bit as uncouth as they are, albeit it in different ways. So pay her the same...just make sure the paychecks go directly to her creditors.

1326 days ago
115.

Gus3099    

So what? Let her walk. Freak. The show will be just fine without her.

1326 days ago
116.

Michael    

#99, Yep, Jaqueline was an escort in Vegas.

#107, WELL SAID!!!

I had heard that Dina's hubby is gay and has a live in boyfriend which he has been seen around town with. And they were married due to her lifestyle and need of money and his need to show him as a family man and straight husband.

As for all the other things, again, Teresa is a thief plain and simple. Just like her husband. They are stupid and deserve whatever befalls them.

1326 days ago
117.

Ms Cissy    

Watching the RHONJ is a guilty pleasure. Viewing the excesses of these gals is like secretly reading a sleazy novel or thumbing through a tabloid while in line at supermarket checkout. These ladies are cartoon-like, each illustrating one (or more) of the seven deadly sins -- lust, envy, sloth, pride, greed, anger, gluttony. Perhaps the series should be reviewed by religious educators as a way to define these transgressions. We are all human and have the potential to fall off the 'straight and narrow,' but these ladies take it to a new high (or low). But we're watching aren't we! There is some perverse value in seeing a "how-not-to" show like this. Pay them, Bravo.

1326 days ago
118.

Mandy G.    

She has it all wrong. She should be paying Bravo for letting her be on such a horrid show. In a moment of curiosity about the show, I watched an episode, and immediately started praying that there will come a day when absolutely no one watches this garbage.

1326 days ago
119.

Ketielynn    

I don't blame the girl for trying!

1326 days ago
120.

Kelly    

So if she walks does she owe Bravo money?? That would suck for her! Ha!! I guess they would have to get in line like every other creditor...that'll get written off! I say let her walk.

It's all lies. I have to admit I bought her cookbook when it came out (I have a thing for cookbooks). In it she has a pizza recipe made with homemade crust and all...says it's her family's fave...then on the show she tells Joe on the pizza parlor tour she BUYS the dough, doesn't make it from scratch! My point being; if you will lie abt the little things, you will surely lie abt the big ones!! LET HER GO!!

1326 days ago
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