Stars of The Only Way Is Essex apparently face the sack over their pay row.
It was reported that some of the cast of the ITV2 reality show - said to include Gemma Collins, Lucy Mecklenburgh and fiance Mario Falcone, and Billi Mucklow - had complained about being paid just £80 a day with some filming sessions lasting 13 hours, and threatened to walk out.
But according to the Sun, TOWIE bosses have sent the stars a warning letter telling them to stop complaining or face the sack.
Collins has reportedly been warned to stop complaining
While the stars of the structured reality series receive a modest fee for filming, they can earn thousands of pounds from personal appearances and advertising deals thanks to the fame they gain from being in TOWIE.
Stars have apparently also been warned to make sure they arrive on time for shooting, and treat the production staff with respect.
Meanwhile, some cast members are said to be fuming after Billi was given a week off to go to the south of France for her father's birthday, while others have been told they can't take time off during filming.
A seemingly oblivious Billi tweeted: "Tanning Time! It's so hot today! #cannes".
PHOTOS: Not all of the original TOWIE cast are still in the show...
Kirk's got the rich dad, the swanky sports car and the club... no wonder he's attracting such classy ladies.
Popey possesses possibly the poutiest of all pouts in the land of TOWIE and she's not afraid to use them.
TOWIE's token larger lady brings endless laughs. Not one to sweep things under the rug or avoid the awkward questions, Gemma once asked Greek twins Dino and Georgie if they look at each others penises.
Everyone wants a nan like nanny Pat and everyone wants a bit of her sausage plait.
"Shuuuuuurp!" Harry not only has one of the best catchphrases on the show, he's also on the same level as the girls when it comes to tans, bleached hair and posing.
Mark Wright and James Argent
Mark and Arg, Arg and Mark, The troublesome duo have one of the best bromances reality TV has ever seen - Mark even sat through Arg's colonic irrigation!
Mark's been branded just about every name going when it comes to his alleged philandering, but that hasn't stopped the TOWIE girls going near him. Anyone would think he's the only man in Essex.
Lydia gets credit for having the most tasteful dress sense on the show, think more Chanel and less Agent Provocateur. She's also a hero for putting up with Arg and Mark's bromance. Not one to shy away from a fight, she's pretty good at putting Arg in his place.
TOWIE girls glammed up
See, they <em>can</em> look demure. You've just got to give them a Bafta.
Sam Faiers and Amy Childs
Amy may have left the show for "bigger and better" things, but in our mind she'll always be a TOWIE girl.
Joey Essex and Sam Faiers
Joey Essex, you really can't get more Essex than him. He's also the closest thing to a male Barbie on television at the moment. Here's a rare picture of the "reem" ladies man wearing trousers and not short shorts. We think it's time he faced up to the fact that they're NEVER going to catch on.
It feels like we've seen Lauren cry more times than she's laughed on TOWIE (that will be the ex-boyfriend's fault of course), but here she is doing what she does best - looking pretty in a beautician's.
Jessica Wright and Maria Fowler
Mark's sister Jessica and bubbly Maria know how to party (when the cameras are around).
Plastic fantastic, Chloe's not ashamed to admit all the work she has had done to look <em>so</em> good. Her latest mission involves <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/10/25/towie-star-chloe-sims-bum-implants_n_1029986.html" target="_hplink">getting bum implants to improve her "flat screen" derrière. </a>