July 21st, 2010
12:19 PM ET
Whether or not the rumors of a "Jersey Shore" strike were true, one thing is for certain: the cast will be back in Seaside Heights for season three.
While Jenni "J-Woww" Farley told Steppin’ Out magazine that the rumblings of a strike were “very untrue” and that "stories about strikes and things" make them all laugh, MTV - which previously held a no comment stance as reports circulated that the cast was angling for $30,000 per episode - has issued a statement.
"MTV is pleased that the ‘Jersey Shore’ cast are returning to Seaside Heights to continue production on Season 3,” the network said. “Not only have they become a part of the MTV family, but fans worldwide have fallen in love with them. Stay tuned for ‘Jersey Shore’ Season 2 on July 29th."
But according to Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, there might be a little haterism adrift on the “Shore.”
Polizzi said she understands why some of her castmates – as in, those other than Mike “The Sitaution” Sorrentino – would feel a little envy.
"I know the others want the same opportunities that Mike and I get, but we don’t control those things," Polizzi said. "The media isn't asking for the others so they can't really be mad at me."
So while other cast members have their own hustles happening – J-Woww has a clothing line, Pauly D's still a DJ – it's not like they're running around tweeting with John McCain and going on cookie diets.
"I can understand why the others might be jealous," the 22-year-old said. "They aren't doing anything, but they should still be happy for me."
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