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'Jersey' Cast

Holding Out for

MORE MONEY

4/1/2011 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Several "Jersey Shore" cast members are putting the screws to MTV -- refusing to renew their contracts until they get more money -- and we're told, it's all because this upcoming season could be their last.

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Sources close to the cast tell TMZ, the "Jersey" stars in question realize the joyride might be coming to an end -- and they want to milk MTV ... while they still can.

Another disputed point -- the number of personal appearances, which can pay up to $40,000 a pop. MTV is adamant about limiting that kind of exposure, but the guidos and/or guidettes in question wanna get that cheese.

So far, we're told only Ronnie has signed -- and while the rest plan to follow suit (duh) ... they better do it fast. Season 4 is scheduled to start shooting in Italy within the next few weeks.

Calls to MTV weren't returned.

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76.

sfinsf    

Please -- just...MAKE IT GO AWAY! Between Kardashians and "wive of this" and "skanks and hoes" of that and I "oops I couldn't find a rubber and look what happened!" (same thing, all of 'em) -- I can hardly stand to turn on the TV. WHY are we celebrating the most ignorant, disgusting, low-life trash that we can find? What the hell is wrong with the U.S. of A? You can judge a country by its popular culture. And if we're not watching this troll-ho "Snooki," then we're watching shows that are all about murder, rape, parricide, people shooting and beating up each other -- I'm just FED UP!

1267 days ago
77.

fran    

let them go , who cares , anyone can do what they do. I think reality shows will be taking a nosedive anyway, people are getting sick of them taking up space..

1267 days ago
78.

fran    

Ronnie and the bitcution can be the new laurel and hardy!look at the 2 dopes LOL!!1

Posted at 1:32 AM on Apr 1, 2011 by mkope1

hey Laurel and Hardy had talent

1267 days ago
79.

fran    

the only ones watching are kids and teens ..is this what we want our children to grow up like...wow Americans are making fools of themselves...MTV needs to go off the air, its dangerous and a menace to young kids, morels.

1267 days ago
80.

Hello is anybody in there?    

After The Jersey Shore is over they will still have a career going to celebrity rehab with Dr Drew,celebrity survivor,some dating show on VH1 on and on it goes.

These guys and gals are not creative some of them want to be actors XD. So try to milk MTV for as much money till the jersey shore gravy train is over and good luck with the rest of your lives.

1267 days ago
81.

fran    

sad comment on US society and media in general when the likes of these are paid big money

in my day they would have all been in jail and shunned by the normal folk-their attitudes and behavior are totally uncacceptabe in society-or at least should be

man are we lowering the bar
depressing when you think of it isn't it!??!

they are all heading for skin cancer with their tanning beds
and maybe alcoholism/liver disease and STD's..who knows what else...

do you really believe when they are so drunk dragging anyone home from the bar that safe sex is foremost in their minds!

a pox on all our houses for allowing this air time and sponsorship

let alone sending them to Italy inflicting this on them
as if they aren't embarrassing enough on home soil we now have to embarrass ourselves internationally!

Posted at 5:46 AM on Apr 1, 2011 by Sloane

well said

1267 days ago
82.

MyOpinionOnly    

Are you f'n kidding me tgrfan???? They get paid "peanuts"???? As if! They get paid more PER SHOW that most of us make in a year! And for doing what exactly? Acting like a bunch of imbecilic idiot whores that THINK they are hot. NOT! This piece of crap show should have NEVER been renewed after the first season. Just goes to show how dumbed down America is becoming with so many losers liking this show.

1267 days ago
83.

Amy    

Well at least they realize that their 15 minutes is pretty much done. It was funny in the beginning...but now I think that they really think they are cool?! It was purely entertainment and it has gotten old.

1267 days ago
84.

Bobbie    

ALL R TRASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1267 days ago
85.

TJ    

Plot of every Jersey Shore ep (but I cannot look away - I admit):

1) Someone gets drunk
2) The drunk person offends someone
3) offended person vows never to speak with the offender
4) offender wakes up with hangover and cloudy recollection of past evening's transgressions
5) offender asks offended person if they can talk
6) offended person then engages in conversation, which is usually an apology
7) apology accepted.
8) repeat

1267 days ago
86.

Hello is anybody in there?    

This is Jersey Shore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyTSOCnr2Rw&feature=channel_video_title

1267 days ago
87.

Intenseone    

Welcome to Hollywood where people like this who are just shy of being mentally challenged and uneducated can become rich.

1267 days ago
88.

Raine    

please, please, please hold out until they cancel the damn show!!!

1267 days ago
89.

steve    

Your kidding me!!!!...I still am trying to figure out what a
" reality Star " is.....What a joke!!!!...MTV is a a very big,and successful....they can shut don that show and not lose a penny !! So, as the rest of america deals with tough financial, economy issues, these idiots can start walking towards the unemployment line!!!....

1267 days ago
90.

TerryM    

Who cares. It's over. Sam and Ronnie took over the show with all the crying and bitchen and took it downnnnnnnnn. No wonder he signed so fast.I don't care if they ever come back. Let them hit the door MTV you've not lost a thing but a bunch of idiots.

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