"Jersey Shore" Cast Sign Contracts for Season 3, Pay "Situation" Settled

Sammi Giancola, Ronnie 'Fist Pump Brah' Magro, Angelina 'Jolie' Pivarnick, Pauly Del Vecchio, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley and Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino pose in the press room at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios on June 6, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Jason Merritt/Getty Images

"Jersey Shore" Cast Sign Contracts for Season 3
The cast of MTV's Jersey Shore on June 6, 2010. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


NEW YORK (CBS) The "Jersey Shore" salary controversy is no more.

Cast members of MTV's beachside reality series each signed on the dotted line for a third season of hot tub 'n' hair gel shenanigans. And they're all taking in a pretty hefty pay raise (or "party allowance") to boot.

According to E! Online, house mates Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni "JWoww" Farley," Pauly D, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola are all "a-ok" with their pay increases, reportedly bringing their compensation to about $30,000 per episode.

However, TMZ reports through a source that Angelina "Jolie" Pivarnick will not be returning to Jersey.

"MTV is pleased that the Jersey Shore cast are returning to Seaside Heights to continue production on Season 3," the network said in a statement.

MTV's statement mentions that the cast is returning, but does not use the word "all."

The network allegedly had quite "the situation" of its own, with Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and her seven housemates demanding a 200 percent raise -- $30,000 per episode up from $10,000 per episode for season two before allowing cameras to capture the gang in their "habitat."

E! Online also reported that although the cast has signed contracts for season 3, there is no official word by MTV as to the final amount settled upon for each housemate.

"Jersey Shore" Cast Reportedly Negotiating a 200 Percent Raise for Season 3


  • Devon Thomas

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