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Jersey Shore Cast Strike

It seems MTV might have learned a thing or two from the last time they had to negotiate with the Jersey Shore cast.

As we reported yesterday, the JS cast is currently on strike, and refusing to film for the all new 3rd season.  The reason? They cast wants more money, more than the $10,000 per episode they got for season 2.

During the negotiations for the 2nd season, the cast decided to take a Friends approach by all sticking together and striking a deal together.  Things are however different this go around as TMZ is reporting some of the popular cast members, aka The Situation and Snooki are being offered more money than the rest.

The first to take the bait? The Situation according to a new TMZ report.  His manager confirmed yesterday that he has signed a new deal for the third season.  And how much does he stand to make?  Just a mere $27,500 to $45,000 per episode.  Not bad for a kid who calls himself ‘The Situation.’

As for the rest of the cast, the strike rages on.  A new report by the Hollywood Reporter however states a new deal should be reached any day now.

The cast asked MTV for $30,000 per episode — a 200% raise, and it seems MTV is caving in by countering with a number that’s close to that figure.  Sources also tell TMZ that MTV thinks they have “magic in a bottle” with this group and would like to keep the cast intact.

In what seems like deja vu, the Jersey Shore cast is once again in a widely publicized contract dispute with MTV, all regarding the third season of the hit show.

Despite the fact that the 2nd season has yet to even air, TMZ is reporting MTV is ready to begin filming a season three. However, the cast is very unhappy with their contract situation that they refused to shoot scenes for the upcoming third season until they get a better deal.

According to TMZ, the cast was supposed to begin shooting “at home” scenes yesterday for the third season, but JWoww, Ronnie, Sammi, Pauly D and Vinny ended up telling the crews they weren’t shooting without new contracts.

Snooki and The Situation are scheduled to shoot today, and Snooki will reportedly be following in the footsteps of her castmates, while there’s no word yet on what The Situation plans to do.

The reason the cast wants more money? Well the first season was a huge hit for the MTV network, bringing in higher ratings than The Hills plus sources close to the cast tell TMZ the cast feels they can make more money doing appearances for two months, rather than filming the show.

RadarOnline is also reporting Angelina Pivarnick will not be returning for a third season. Famous for leaving the show early last season, she reportedly did the same again while filming season two in Miami.

Angelina explains why she left the show to Radar, “With all of the people in the house getting physically violent with each other, and all the diva personalities on- and off- camera, I just knew that I’d be happier if I left.” She added, “The working conditions in the house were pretty brutal, I can’t get into details, but you’ll see it all, I’m sure, when season two airs.”

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