You don't know me, nor will we ever meet. I've only see two episodes of your show. Honestly I don't see what all the hubbub is about. Jersey Shore is hardly different than The Real World. But MTVs marketing machine put it into overdrive and now you're bona fide semi-celebrities.
TMZ and similar news-ish sites are reporting that MTV is threatening to boot you all off the show if you don't accept their offer of $10k per episode. Here's my advice...
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, TAKE THEIR CURRENT OFFER. DO NOT SETTLE FOR ANYTHING LESS THAN $20,000 PER EPISODE!!
Why do I say that? Because MTV is trying to rip you off. I won't name names, but the aggregate of MTV's current offer ($10k x 8 = $80k) is about two-thirds of what [NAME REDACTED] got paid per episode on [SHOW NAME REDACTED, BUT BELIEVE ME IT'S VERY SIMILAR IN CONTENT]. How do I know this? I read that contract. And more ammo for your arsenal, your ratings are higher.
I encourage you to believe me.