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I think they should get a pay increase because the show blew up in popularity, but they shouldn’t get too greedy…becauseÂ realisticallyÂ what else are they going to do…go on to do big movies…highly unlikely. Sorry guys!
AccordingÂ to TMZ,
Sources connected with the negotiation say MTV offered Snooki, Pauly D, “The Situation” and the others each a $10,000 signing bonus and $5,000 an episode.
We’re told the cast rejected the offer and made it clear — they were negotiating “Friends” style … everyone would get the same amount and it had to be a lot higher than MTV’s offer.
Sources say MTV came back and doubled the offer — $10,000 an episode. The cast hasn’t responded to the offer.
So…trust me there are tons of people that would love to take your spot so be careful and if you look at it there are only 3-4 breakout stars on the show.
Update from TMZ,
Sources tell TMZ the network has told the cast if they don’t accept MTV’s deal by the end of business Monday, they will be replaced. And, MTV has told them it does not have to be a package deal — the cast members who accept the offer will stay … those who do not can have a nice life.
MTV made a new offer of $10,000 an episode — there are 12 episodes in the new season — but so far the cast hasn’t responded.
We’re told MTV already has replacements if Snooki, Pauly D,Â The Situation and the others don’t accept the offer on Monday. But, we’re told, MTV is happy to mix and match if some of the cast accepts the offer and others don’t.
As for who’s being the most hard-headed in the negotiations — The Situation and Pauly D.
LooksÂ likeÂ MTV is playing hardball!!!!
Photo from MTV