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Jennette McCurdy

Feud with Nickelodeon

Is All About Money

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

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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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Does atMZ really think there are many Nickelodeon viewers here?

206 days ago


LOL, take a look in the mirror before you wonder why you're paid less than Ariana Grande.
Now, can we please get some sexy pics of Ariana Grande?

206 days ago


I'm sorry but Grande does bring more star power to the show!! She's a well-known singer with a great voice. Actors are usually paid for their popularity and not necessarily for their acting.

206 days ago


That's all well and good if you want to be the next Katherine Heigl.

206 days ago


She'll get replaced and then blackballed from hollyweird she'll be lucky to get a role in a sy-fy movie you'll hear about her filing for bankruptcy and getting arrested in the near future

206 days ago

K South West    

Nickelodeon is the devil... they broke keenan and kel up... and made amanda bynes... Nickel devilian

206 days ago


Maybe she will make more if she releases a sex tape or does porn. She's already halfway there with her "leaked" private sexy pictures.

206 days ago


I bet Vivid Video's Steven Hirsch can help Jennette McCurdy with her "LOW WAGES" issues....

206 days ago


It's all about who gets Banged by Dan Schneider.

206 days ago

billy pootons    

she doesn't get that she is totally replaceable?

206 days ago


I'm sorry to hear that Hollywood's Jewish Casting Couch system is not working well for her....

206 days ago


The girl was only good on icarly, that's it. Her singing career was squashed for a reason. She should really remember that nick stars are a dime a dozen and she can be replaced in a heartbeat.

206 days ago


She is useless, Nickelodeon should just replace that cam wh0re

206 days ago


Let her spend a day working at Wal-Mart. She would then appreciate what she has.

206 days ago


She's a lying attention whore skank. I hope she gets nothing. I want to see Karma on this bitch.

206 days ago
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