The Guidos and Guidettes of Jersey Shore think they are irreplaceable, so they’re negotiating more money from MTV. MTV has responded, saying if they don’t accept the current offer, their fifteen minutes will collectively be up.
And, the network 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.
As TMZ first reported, MTV offered each cast member a $10,000 signing bonus and $5,000 per episode. We’re told the cast rejected the offer and made it clear they would all stand together and hold out for their price, though they didn’t say what it was.
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, 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 other don’t.
As for who’s being the most hard-headed in the negotiations — The Situation and Pauly D.
**I honestly don’t know why my generation has this sense of entitlement. I realize that $10K an episode isn’t much compared to The Hills cast ($100K/ep), but they should just take the money and shut up. In less than a year, nobody’s going to care about any of them.