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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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46.

Frank    

This story is just the tip of an iceburg a tale that will never be told it's to damaging. There is to much money and power involved. Right during the "Oakwood" pilot season it's so sad what people never read about or see.

150 days ago
47.

Faye    

Who is Jeanette McCurdy?

150 days ago
48.

Michael Oden    

I find it funny that Ariana is getting twice the money when Jennette has twice the talent of Ariana. This isn't the only thing she is mad at nick about. They have done other things to her as well. I'm waiting for the tell all book she is going to probably write on Nick when she is out of there. She is one hell of a writer as well.

150 days ago
49.

Eye roll     

Omg both girls are annoying. I hate when my kids watch their dumb show.

150 days ago
50.

Coupe09    

TALENT..... Ok

150 days ago
51.

Mr Barcliff    

WHATS GOOD, OR AWESOME ABOUT BEING YOUNG IS SIMPLY, BEING YOUNG!!!! WHATS BAD IS THE FACT YOU HAVENT LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARGUE OR DEBATE ABOUT ISNT WORTH IT. ITS NOT UNTIL YOUR OLD DO YOU SEE THAT LIFE ISNT FAIR. WOULD IT BE FAIR IF ADRIANA MADE LESS THAN HER? NO! THE WAY TO LOOK AT THINGS IS TO BE HAPPY WITH WHAT "YOU ARE GETTING/HAVE" BECAUSE 1000% OF 0 IS 0 AND SOONER OR LATER IF YOU DISAGREE WITH THOSE WHO PAY YOU, FAIRLY OR UNFAIRLY IT WILL GO FROM 1000% OF WHAT YOU MADE THAT WAS LESS THAN YOUR CO-STAR TO 0% OF WHAT YOUR CO-STAR IS MAKING, WITH YOU GONE. MONEY IS A TOOL, SOMEONE CAN MAKE MORE THAN YOU AND END UP WITH LESS, SOMEONE WILL ALWAYS BE PAID MORE, BASED ON UNFAIRNESS AND FAIRNESS IN SOME CASES. HERES THE LAST QUESTION JENNETTE HAS TO ASK HERSELF AND MOST YOUNG PEOPLE DONT DO THIS, I DIDNT. SHE HAS TO ASK IF SHES BEING PAID WHATS SHES WORTH? SHE HAS TO ASK IF HER ATTITUDE EFFECTS HER PAY OR HER ACTING? SOMETIMES THE PROBLEMS IS US OURSELVES. WHEN YOU GET OLD YOU REALIZE, I SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE HUMBLE OR GRATEFUL WITH WHAT I WAS GETTING AND USE EACH OPPORTUNITY AS A LADDER TO A HIGHER GOAL WHICH IS LONG TERM. YOU DONT WANT TO BE THE LADY FROM"GREY'S ANATOMY" KATHERINE HEIGEL WHO SEEMS HUMBLED NOW, I FEEL FOR HER, TRULY BUT, SHES OLDER AND THATS HOW WE TEND TO LEARN, IF ONLY WE COULD LEARN WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER(JENETTE)! STOP COMPARING YOUR PAY TO OTHERS, STOP LOOKING AT WHAT THEY GET AS OPPOSED TO YOU. MAKE YOUR VALUE MORE BY YOUR OWN MERIT, AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED. LGNM

150 days ago
52.

Brian    

She shouldn't be jealous. She still makes more money for doing almost nothing than most people make.

150 days ago
53.

Mr Barcliff    

NICK SHOULD JUST FIRE HER, THEN CARRY ON THE SHOW WITH THE ACTRESS THEY PAID MORE. NICK DIDNT NOTHING WRONG, WHEN YOU GET A JOB, YOUR HAPPY AND NOW THAT ITS A HIT YOU WANT MORE? WELL, ADRIANA AND HER REPS MADE A GREAT DEAL, THEY DID THERE JOB BEFOREHAND. IF I RAN THE SHOW, ID FIRE JENETTE SHE HAS NO CLUE HOW SHES STARTING TO LOOK(KATHERINE HEGEL JR.)! FAME REVEALS WHO PEOPLE REALLY ARE AND JENETTE IS JUST A SELFISH YOUNG LADY AND IM SURE HER MOM DIDNT TEACH HER THAT!!!! HER MOM MEANT TO STAND UP FOR WHAT"IS RIGHT" NOT WHAT "YOU THINK IS RIGHT"!!! THERES A "HUGE DIFFERENCE" BETWEEN WHATS RIGHT AND WHAT WE THINK IS. NICK DID NOTHING WRONG, THEY GAVE YOU A CHANCE AT STARDOM, BE GRATEFUL. ONCE YOUR CONTRACT IS UP, RENEGOTIATE IT. IF ITS UP AND THEY MOVE ON WITHOUT YOU, LEARN FROM THE BAD DECISION IN THE 1ST NEGOTIATIONS!!! MAKE A BETTER DEAL THE NECT TIME YOU MAKE ONE. IN THE REAL WORLD, WERE NOT ALWAYS RIGHT BECAUSE WE THINK WE ARE. BLAME YOUR AGENT, NOT NICK, ADRIANA'S REPS DID THERE JOB PRE-HIT SHOW!!!!! BE "HUMBLE JENNETTE, YOUR NOT SANDRA BULLOCK AND YOUR A STAR KIDS ARE INTO MAINLY, NOT ADULTS AND WORLDWIDE, TO GET THERE, YOU NEED A GOOD REP, AND THIS ISNT HOW YOU GET A GOOD REP!!!!LGNM

150 days ago
54.

Michael    

The leaked photos were HOT. I hope she gets a role in a grown up show/movie. She is absolutely stunning and Nick screws everyone either way. Back in the day (like 12 years ago) Steve from "Blues Clues" killed himself. Probably from all the pressure of working for Nick!

150 days ago
55.

LB    

Isn't she too old to be doing these shows

150 days ago
56.

Retail Queen    

She's been at Nik for over 7 years. Ariana has over 4. If she is half the star of the highest rated show in the shows history then pay them similary. They did 20 shows originally then bumped it to 40 after the ratings showed they had a hit. I would be pissed too

150 days ago
57.

BReal    

She is played out. After ICarly ended she should have ended the whole Nickolodeon thing. Miranda Kosgrove went off to college and left the network. But i never did care too much for Jenette.

150 days ago
58.

ctcco    

Ok, never seen the show, but it can't be that great. Fire this stuck-up, selfish whiner and hire somebody else. Its not that difficult.

150 days ago
59.

Jamey Hunter    

Has anyone seen that stupid photo? Racy? I think not. Just a tarty shot of her in cheap lingerie that you'd find in a discount department store.

150 days ago
60.

Sarah Sota     

Butterface.

150 days ago
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