A lack of fist-pumping on television would be devastating, wouldn’t it? Life just wouldn’t be the same without Snooki and the gang, so news of the Jersey Shore strike shook us to our very core. We’re sure you empathize. All they wanted was more money because $10,000 per episode wasn’t cutting it. It’s a basic guido/guidette right to make enough money to buy as many tanning beds as they want for the rest of their lives.
Luckily for humanity, the cast is apparently hammering out new deals to bring home some stone cold cash.Ã‚Â Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is believed to have a struck a new deal with the producers of the Jersey Shore, even though they didn’t want to ante up the money initially. The Sitch thinks that his wrangling will end the cast strike and his manager says he, “believes he andÃ‚Â MTV have reach [sic] a great new arrangement.” No word of how much just yet, but because he’s The Situation, he’s gotta sort the situation out. At least that’s what his manager thinks: “Mike decided in order to get season 3 done he was going to have to lead the pack and wants to encourage the rest of his cast to follow his lead.”
And now, perhaps due to The Situation’s negotiating, they’re all apparently close to a pay hike. The Jersey Shore cast were asking for $30,000 per episode and they’re apparently holed up withÃ‚Â MTV haggling for an amount that will suit both parties. But apparently not every member will get the same amount. Perhaps tha’ts where The Sitch’s deal comes in. We don’t see the rest of the cast being too happy about his wheeling-dealing, so if drama happens, get it on camera? Pleeease! Ã‚Â They’ve already given us gems like Snooki’s “My boobs are so tight I can’t breathe Ã¢â‚¬â€ is that normal?” Ã‚Â We.Want.More. Here’s some of that scintillating Jersey Shore dialogue in case you’re missing your fix.