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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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31.

Donz0    

Jennette McCurdy will be the next Lucille Ball.

143 days ago
32.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

Chick is a loser. She used that Black dude,for cheap thrill. Then intentionally leaked her photos. Attention seeking trash.

143 days ago
33.

joblo    

I know that nobody cares, but it should read "...Grande makes WAY MORE money than SHE (does)... not "than her." I've seen this wrong so often I've given up hope.

143 days ago
34.

stupid    

if you think about it . ariana doesnt really have time for that show. because she doesnt need it. so to keep her they have to paid her extra money. she will rather be in studio making music .

143 days ago
35.

wbeth2469    

Because on icarly she was the supporting lead and it was her first show...that's acceptable. Ariana Grande is going to fetch more on this role because of it's unique characteristics...but McCurdy's character is established...IF I was her agent? Equal salaries at least..THIS is why non-disclosure agreements need to be signed. If she has already signed her contract..then it's time for some good old fashioned advice...fire your agent..suck it up and do season 2....and chalk it up to lesson learned

143 days ago
36.

Rigby    

Grande is much pretty this this sewer rat. Isn't it time to move on from nickelodeon anyway?? Wtf

143 days ago
37.

Waka Waka Waka    

CANCEL IT ALREADY

143 days ago
38.

Pearl0808    

My son loves the show Sam & Cat. I think she's funny. She's brings a lot to the show, and I don't think it's fair for there to be that big of a difference. BOTH actresses are from previous shows on the channel, so why make it unfair? More shows get ruined this way, and it's a shame.

143 days ago
39.

OooooNooo!    

She should be pissed at her AGENT, not Nickelodeon. He inked the deal for her. You signed the contract, now perform.

143 days ago
40.

reblic    

Yeap.. I wish I made more that $16.. anhour.. heck.. I'm 50.. an don't even have a pension plan...everyone's.. complaining...when they got a bunch of money...

143 days ago
41.

Joi    

The person McCurdy should be made with is her management team, not Nickelodeon. Apparently, they didn't do their research when they negotiated her contract. Business is business. Now McCurdy is going to sabotage the show and put people out of work because of it. That's pretty fowl.

143 days ago
42.

WowUrDumb    

I would take whatever their willing to pay because I don't see a long acting career in your future.

143 days ago
43.

SheisHot    

Jennette has a great future ahead of her...in porn!

143 days ago
44.

reblic    

I once showed a Co worker.. what I made.. he couldn't understand why I made more.. he complained... they gave him more. An trained him as a supervisor.. an bottle neckedme... never tell anyone what you make..lol..

143 days ago
45.

jacost    

Is she broke??? Ariana if anything brings in the audience she had a #1 album. Ariana makes Jennette relevant. If i was Ariana i wud be mad at that big headed hoe for messing with my money.

143 days ago
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