Jenni "J-WOWW" Farley laughs off reports that Jersey Shore castmates went on strike to earn more money.
"That is by far a very untrue rumor. You have to laugh at crazy reports like that. Stories about strikes and things make us all laugh," J-Woww tells Steppin' Out magazine after reports surfaced that taping was stalled while Snooki, the Situation and their housemates negotiated $30,000 an episode -- a 200 percent raise -- to tape the third season. (Ronnie and Sammi had reportedly argued they could make more money doing club appearances instead of appearing on the MTV hit, which returns July 29.)
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Explains JWOWW, "We all know that production is right on schedule. When the rumor first came out I actually had no idea what it was all about. None of it was true. Nobody ever talked about going on strike. I called Nicole [Snooki] and asked, ‘What is going on?’ Nobody knew anything about a strike. We all just laughed about it.
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"To answer your question: No, there was never any talk of a strike and everyone is very happy with the way the production has been going. Don't believe what you read," she adds.
UsMagazine.com has reported the "entire cast will be returning to Seaside Heights for season 3. There were rumors that some cast wouldn't return and that was the case at one point, but creators changed their minds."
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"Snooki and Situation would make the most," the source tells Us. "Then second tier would be Vinny, Pauly D and JWOWW. The third tier would be Ronnie and Sammi."