Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Smarter then they look.....(Expect for Snooki)

So what most people knew was the case is now for the 1st time being publicly spoken on as the Jersey Shore cast goes back and forth with MTV over their compensation. I can't say I'm mad at them. I'll never knock the hustle no matter how stereotypical it is. "Guidos" gotta eat right???? Peep the negotiation statement below.

Though the group’s contract negotiations have held up production on season “2.5″ of the series, which is scheduled to commence shooting this week, sources tell THR a deal is very close.

The cast initially asked the network for $30,000 each per episode — a 200% raise.

MTV is countering with a number that’s close to that figure, and at least a couple key members of the cast are expected to accept by the end of the day.

Though the production delay is holding up resumption of the current 24-episode season (which includes filming in Florida and New Jersey ), the salary increase may not kick into effect until a presumed third season.

Some say MTV was interested only in keeping Snooki, The Situation, JWoww and Pauly D. But another source counters MTV firmly wanted to keep the cast intact and that all are expected to return.

Not every member of the cast will receive the exact same number, however. As reported on TMZ, The Situation was also offered a hefty bonus should “ Jersey ” meet certain ratings targets.

The “ Jersey ” cast shot the first season for $5,000 per episode, and then haggled a salary bump to $10,000 for the second season of the show.

MTV released the following statement: “We don’t comment on any contractual

It does make me wonder though, just what % of these reality shows are actual REALITY anymore. I mean someone like Snooki couldn't REALLY be that dim???

I still miss the earlier Real World seasons. More relate-able cast members, less over the top interactions or maybe is was just foul mouthed busty ol' Coral. Oh well.


Goddess Intellect said...

wow $30,000 an episode.
I hope they get it.

Reggie said...

Coral's boobs were outstanding!!!

evierobbie. said...

You did not bring up Coral. Hilarious!

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