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Jennette McCurdy

Feud with Nickelodeon

Is All About Money

4/2/2014 7:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jennette McCurdy Feud NickelodeonJennette McCurdy's beef with Nickelodeon is strictly about the almighty dollar ... and how she makes less than her "Sam & Cat" co-star Ariana Grande ... TMZ has learned.

McCurdy was a no-show at the Kids' Choice Awards over the weekend, and took to Twitter to air her grievances, writing, "I was put in an uncomfortable, compromising, unfair situation (many of you have guessed what it is) and I had to look out for me. I chose to not go because sticking up for what is right and what is fair is what my mom taught me is ALWAYS the most important thing."

McCurdy was quick to explain she was talking about Nickelodeon and NOT her racy photo scandal.

Our sources say the source of McCurdy's dissatisfaction is rooted in her paycheck. We're told the pint-sized star is pissed that Grande makes WAY MORE money than her and she's been trying to renegotiate her deal ... so far to no avail.

The show is one of the most popular on the network, but production has been halted and so far a second season has yet to be ordered.

We're told McCurdy doesn't have a problem with Grande personally ... just with Nickelodeon. For their part, a rep for the network says, "We have nothing but the utmost respect for Jennette and her talent."

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Brandy    

Why now is she doing this? When she was on iCarly. Miranda cosgrove made 180,000 a episode and jeanette like 50,000 a episode.

170 days ago
17.

nipples mugee    

Well there's always porn..

170 days ago
18.

Dave    

The time to negotiate her contract was before she signed it.

170 days ago
19.

Az Heat    

I have never heard of her before and thought she was beautiful until I saw her boyfriend.

170 days ago
20.

Badass2012    

It's not just about the money, it's about the ego. I bet deep down inside, she's a bit jealous of her co-star's popularity.

170 days ago
21.

Roman    

I am pissed at Nickelodeon as well because it would have been so awesome to see McCurdy in a sexy outfit at the show! Such a shame :(

170 days ago
22.

Phoenicks    

Victorious ended basically because the main star wanted to have her own (failing) music career, and screwed over Ariana Grande, who was more popular than her.

Sam and Cat is probably going to end because one of the main stars thinks she deserves to be on the same level as Ariana Grande, who is probably more popular than her.

Anybody notice a pattern here? Nickelodeon will just put Ariana Grande on a new show, with a new female costar who thinks she's bigger than Ariana, and it will destroy that show too.

170 days ago
23.

Frank    

WRONG

Jennette got more votes then Ariana for "Favorite TV Actress". Because of the pictures the award was given to Ariana.

You will not that out of solidarity to Jennette, Miranda Cosgrove did not attend either, she won an award.

Ariana was asked to not attend to receive an award she did not receive enough votes to win. Ariana then went corporate and accepted the award anyway. There never was going to be another season. Lots of weird things happening over there at that network.

Do more research in the future maybe TMZ

170 days ago
24.

Chgome    

Who is this person, I have no idea

170 days ago
25.

Fozzie    

Unless she learns how to do a baby voice like Ariana that Dan Schneider loooves so much. Then she won't be getting a raise anytime soon. Also kids are fickle she might be in demand today but unemployed tomorrow. Let's face she is just an average looking girl and not Hollywood hot.

170 days ago
26.

James R. - Los Angeles    

How much are the making, TMZ? You seem to know when any celeb farts, you should be able to access these production companies accounting departments.

170 days ago
27.

Kristinajp    

First off life isn't fair. Second I do not watch nichelodeon but I do know who Ariana grande is and I have never heard of this girl. I suggest she look up shelly long....she was on the hottest show cheers back in the day and threw her entire career away. Even the president is replaceable. ..her mother should be smart enough to guide her daughter, its a shame, life can lead you in many directions and one mistake can do it...

170 days ago
28.

bernergirl    

She just sounds like a greedy fame wh@re. First she dates the basketball player because she thought he was someone "special" (her words, not mine) and now a no show for the company she wants to pay her more... Great move sugar.

170 days ago
29.

Donz0    

They should be paid equally. In five years, Jennette McCurdy will be the number 1 comedy actress in the world.

170 days ago
30.

ShanesGirl    

This girl is a dime-a-dozen and she can b easily replaced. She should b happy for what she gets. Thousands of young actresses would give anything to b in her position. She may have trouble getting roles for acting this way and then she will really have $ complaints.

170 days ago
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