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'Jersey Shore' fans overrun NJ club to meet cast

Police say fans of MTV's "Jersey Shore" deluged a New Jersey nightclub, forcing the closure of a thoroughfare and leading to the arrests of four people, The Associated Press reports.

Property owner Dick Grabowsky told the Newark Star-Ledger that about 2,000 people showed up at the 501 Lounge in Montclair on Friday night. He says the club has a capacity of 800.

Montclair Police Chief David Sabagh says fights broke out among the crowds who gathered for the advertised meet-and-greet with the cast of the hit reality TV show. Four people were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and drunken driving.

Police closed a stretch of the main business strip outside the club for two hours.

The show focuses on the escapades of eight 20-somethings thrown together at a summer shore house. The stars are mostly Italian-Americans.

The show's season finale (and a drama-filled reunion special) on Thursday scored an astounding 4.8 million viewers, according to Us magazine.

In fact, the cast reportedly is in talks with MTV about a possible second season, reports. The sticking point, however, seems to be the per-episode salary for the cast members.

MTV reportedly offered each of the cast members $5,000 per episode, which was turned down. cites anonymous sources as saying that the housemates have yet to respond to the network's new offer of $10,000 for each cast member, per episode.

By comparison, some members of MTV's California-based reality show "The Hills" individually make more than $100,000 per episode, Us Magazine reports.

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