THE SITUATION

MTV to Jersey Shore: You’re Replaceable

It may seem like an impossible task to find a cast as entertaining as the current Jersey Shore team, but MTV says they are all replaceable. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and crew are demanding $10,000 per episode if they sign on for another season, but MTV bosses aren't giving in, and reps are already scouring Jersey Shore bars to find new talent. Although MTV "would like the popular names to return," a source tells the New York Post, they are playing hardball and maintain that "if the cast doesn't agree to lower their demands, producers can easily replace them with a new team."