Negotiations are still taking place between the cast of Jersey Shore and MTV.
As we previously reported, MTV offered the cast each a $10,000 signing bonus along with $5,000 per episode to return for a 2nd season. The cast decided to reject that offer, leading MTV to then increase the offer to $10,000 per episode along with the 10 Gs signing bonus.
The HollwoodReporter is now reporting that the cast is close to reaching a deal with MTV. According to the report, the fact that MTV raised the offer made for a positive turn in negotiations. A deal is expected to be reached by the end of this week.
Apparently MTV is eager to get the cast shooting the new season, which they hope to air in July or August.
The main issue now is a production hurdle, as the show is based during the summer but MTV wants to air it during the summer time. It seems MTV will likely film the 2nd season during the winter or spring.
In other Shore news, RadarOnline is reporting that nude pictures of cast member Jwoww, real name Jenni Farley, are being shopped around. No word yet on who is shopping around the images or whether any media outlet has purchased these raunchy images.
UPDATE – TMZ is reporting 2 of the cast members have accepted MTV’s offer. Those cast members are Ronnie and JWoww. The latest is MTV is now drawing a hard line by saying it’s do or die. The cast members that don’t accept the offer by tomorrow will be replaced.