`Jersey Shore` stars strike demanding more money

Updated: Jul 19, 2010, 16:55 PM IST

Los Angeles: The cast of the hit reality show `Jersey Shore` have brought filming to a halt demanding better pay, despite pocketing a cool USD 10,000 for each episode.

The cast including Nicole `Snooki` Polizzi and Mike `The Situation` Sorrentino, are dissatisfied with the terms of their new contracts and have refused to shoot until their demands are met, reported TMZ.

The cast were due to begin filming `At Home` scenes for Season Three today but that Ronnie, JWoww, Pauly D, Sammi and Vinny have all refused to do so until they are given new contracts.

Snooki and The Situation, are due to begin filming tomorrow but Snooki too will join the strike, reported the website.

The Situation on the other hand seems to be the only cast member who will end up happy. He has already negotiated his new contract and is set to receive a huge bonus from USD 60,000 to USD 180,000, depending on ratings for Season 3.

On top of that he may get between USD 27,500 and USD 45,000 an episode for Season Four. All the main cast members were on USD 10,000 an episode, and the difference in pay-cheques is causing trouble.

The source claims that the problems with the cast stem from their belief that they can earn more from public appearances than they can from filming the show as their contracts stand.