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'Party Down South'

Money War Ain't Over!!!

Cast Threatening Strike

3/19/2014 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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12:30 PM PT -- It's getting real ... a source connected with the show tells TMZ, "It would be a shame for them to walk away from their big break. Fortunately for the viewers, there are plenty of kids in the South."
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The cast of CMT's "Party Down South" is NOT giving up on its war for fatter paychecks -- despite what the network is claiming -- in fact, they've now banded together ... and are threatening to derail the entire show if their money demands aren't met.

As we reported, show reps had claimed the salary war was over -- telling us the cast had agreed to continue with Season 2 production per their original contract ... at a rate roughly equal to their Season 1 rate of $500 per episode.

The cast wanted a raise to $7,500 each per episode -- but CMT refused to budge ... and reps for the show told us the cast had given up its fight.

But now we've learned ... that's not true -- lawyers representing the cast just sent a letter to CMT and 495 Productions, claiming the contracts initially signed by the cast weren't fair.

The lawyers claim the cast signed extremely unfair contracts without lawyer help, and they want new contracts drawn up asap. Among their demands ... way more money.

Season 2 is scheduled to begin production shortly -- but the cast is refusing to participate until CMT comes to the table. Reps for the show tell us, if the cast doesn't shoot, they're in breach of their contract ... end of story.

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B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

Trash!

135 days ago
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Jordan    

This Cast has Absolutely No Bargaining Power they are all of legal age, they were all able to hire Council to Negotiate, and now they will either tape and it will be their last season, or they will strike and be sued for more money than they can possibly make in a lifetime.

135 days ago
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Farrakhan Ashy Larry    

Does SCATBLASTER remind you guys of anyone?

135 days ago
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H8Kardash    

Im sure CMT wont have an issue casting 8 more inbred retards that get drunk everyday

135 days ago
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tym    

it is a contract. deal with it bi tches. negotiate better next time. they were so quick to want the fame they ignored the money part of the original contract.

135 days ago
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cj    

Is anyone really watching this dumbass show?

135 days ago
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Randi    

I wish that for once, a production company would just shut down a show and let the "cast" go back to their ordinary, pre-fame lives.

135 days ago
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Don    

Poof you're gone. You were nobody before, and will just be infamous for a moment or two for stupidity

135 days ago
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Jackie    

They show or do***entary or whatever hasn't reached in Europe yet...so i have no clue about these people.

135 days ago
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TheMarshmallowMan    

Omg get ****ing jobs

135 days ago
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6one9    

$500.00 per show
GIVE them more $$$
You cheap MFers!!!!!

135 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Just dump them and get new idiots to make money off of for crappy pay

135 days ago
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Joao    

For the record, I've never seen nor heard of these folks--only to say that this appears to be a white trash variant of another white trash reality show, "Jersey Shore.
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But why highlight how stupid and greedy you are. Anyone with a 10th of a brain knows that entering a contract with a media outlet is going to favor the outlet. I doubt if any of those kids had or will attend college and frankly I don't know many people their age with a degree, who are making $7,500/a day and all that's required is humiliate yourself, family and race (that's right white folks only see in colour-strike race)
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I'm more amazed that they found an attorney bold enough to make their claim of, "...start all over with a new contract, we didn't read the first one."

135 days ago
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Jordan    

This Cast time with the Show is DONE CMT would have already Negotiated a New Deal to Keep them. CMT is going to SUE them for Breach and just hire a new Cast.

135 days ago
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Eddiebeee    

Who watches these shows ?? Don't watch these stupid inbreds . Then they won't have anything to complain about Bc they'll cancel the show !

135 days ago
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