The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the cast of Jersey Shore is near a deal which would end the current strike holding up filming of the second half of the season, which was set to begin production this week (the first part was filmed in Miami this past spring). The cast initially asked for $30,000 per episode (or roughly 7,500 jars of pickles per episode) from here on out, which would represent a 200 percent raise. MTV has reportedly countered with an offer close to that figure, and at least “a couple of key members” (presumably the fab four) are expected to accept as soon as Monday night. So this means you can probably cancel those tanning salon vigils and GFA rallies you said you’d attend on Facebook.
’Jersey Shore’ cast near deal for hefty raise [Live Feed/HR]