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, TMZ.com 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. TMZ.com 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.