With all the smushing and partying going on at the “Jersey Shore,” the lines between reality and reality TV have become heinously blurred. According to EW, the gorilla-juice-head representin’ cast has received a massive raise, and the more popular cast members are rumored to be receiving at least $100K per episode. Can you imagine how many hair products they’ll be able to buy now?! Ridonk!
It seemed like just yesterday that Snooks, Pauly D, JWoww, The Situation, and the like were chomping at the bit for $10K an episode for Season 2, but now, along with product endorsements and special appearances, the GTLers are making serious bank. (Case in point: The Sitch is speculated to be worth a handful of millions.)
So why is MTV giving the green light to all this fiscal madness? Considering the gang’s already tearing up ratings for basic cable, the additional controversy surrounding Season 4’s impending shoot in Italy is another sign to the network that the show could possibly break a few more records.
Who knew extreme tanning, drinking, and poofs could take you so far in life?