Hold your fist pumps! MTV’s Jersey Shore cast is on strike and refusing to shoot footage for a future third season of their hit show. Sources tell TMZ that the cast, Snooki, Mike “The Situation,” JWOWW and those other cheeseballs, feels like they are getting royally screwed over by producers when it comes to their moolah. Apparently, the guido crew claims that their $10,000 per episode contracts, let us repeat, $10,000 per episode, were only supposed to cover season two’s escapades in Miami.
Sounds greedy, but is it really? According to ExtraTV.com, MTV’s The Hills cast made bundles of money, Kristin Cavallari was paid $90,000 an episode when she joined the cast while Lauren Conrad bagged $125,000 an episode for her five seasons. When the Speidi duo was sane enough to appear on television Heidi made $100,000 and Spencer $65,000 per episode. Other networks’ reality shows aren’t any different in their paychecks, the Real Housewives stars are said to make $30,000 an episode while the now divorced Jon and Kate Gosselin made $75,000 per episode.
These salaries make it seem like the Jersey Shore cast may actually have a point. We’re not sure having a GTL lifestyle is insanely expensive, but what do you think?
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