According to a new report, that will soon be the case with the Jersey Shore cast. In the latest issue of UsWeekly magazine, an insider reveals MTV is planning to replace the entire cast once the fifth season is over.
“After this group comes back from Italy and shoots season 5 this summer, that will be the end for them,” says an insider. The reason? It all comes down to money… of course.
See while the show is a mega hit for the MTV network, they are having to fork over millions to the cast members. A report that came out earlier this year revealed the core four of the group (Snooki, The Situation, JWoww and DJ Pauly D) were each earning $100,000 per episode for the fourth season. That amounts to over $1 mil each for the entire season.
Quite frankly, MTV feels the new stars will be “a lot cheaper” plus it also frees up the current gang to pursue their spinoffs. MTV has confirmed Snooki and JWoww have one in the works, as well as Pauly D and The Situation.
The source however promises the cast “will leave on a high note!” The cast departed Italy last Saturday as filming for season 4 ended and season 5 is scheduled to begin filming any day now in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
Photo credit: Mario&Luigi/WENN.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS REPORT? IS REPLACING THE CAST A GOOD IDEA?
It’s official, the fourth season of the Jersey Shore will premiere on August 4!
While the cast continues to film in the city of Florence, Italy, MTV made the official announcement this weekend. The press release promises the cast will “bring their trademark hilarity, fist-pumping and family dysfunction to the beautiful country” of Italy.
It gets even better as MTV has also green-lighted a fifth season. Yes, the network also announced that Season five will begin production in June. Once filming ends in Italy, the entire cast will return to the surf and sand of Seaside Heights, New Jersey right away to begin filming.
TMZ is however reporting that the cast is currently unaware of MTV’s plans to start filming season five right away. The cast was under the impression they would get a one month break and start filming in August. In fact, most of them are booked for club appearances all through July.
Sources say the cast will NOT be happy once they hear the news as they would rather get a break from filming and make money doing club appearances. The sources also add that the cast could decide to band together and stage a revolt. Oh the horror.
What is certain is that the 4th season will be filled with drama. As we reported, the poster couple for dysfunctional relationships, Ronnie and Sammi, are once again back together and fighting. Ronnie and The Situation also got into a fist fight which left Ronnie with bleeding knuckles and The Sitch with a shiner on his face. Plus Snookicrashed into a cop car though she was left unhurt. Should be a fun season!
TELL US – ARE YOU READY TO SAY G.T.L. IN ITALIAN? EXCITED ABOUT THE UPCOMING SEASON?
While the cast of the Jersey Shore was more than ready to take their GTL to Italy, it seems Italy wasn’t all that ready for the guidos and guidettes.
We reported last week that the cast departed for Italy to begin filming their 4th season on Monday (yesterday). Well those plans have now been put on hold despite the fact that some of the cast members, including Mike ‘The Situation‘ Sorrentino and Paul ‘DJ Pauly D‘ DelVecchio, were already filmed packing their bags and arriving at the airport. MTV has reportedly now asked the cast to be patient and hang tight.
And while some media reports are claiming the delay was caused by the city of Florence revoking the show’s permits to film at certain several historical landmarks, a new report by TMZ states the delay was caused because the President of Italy is planning to visit Florence this week. Florence also happens to be the same city the cast will be filming in.
Sources say MTV decided it would be too much of a hassle to try to shoot around the security and hoopla over the President’s visit on Thursday, so they simply decided it would be best to delay shooting until late this week. MTV confirmed as much with a rep for the network telling THR, “Production on Jersey Shore will begin this week, following the Italian presidential visit to Florence. In the ongoing spirit of cooperation, we’re waiting until his official visit concludes to start filming.”
So there you have it folks, season 4 of the Jersey Shore in Italy is still on!
Meanwhile, one person who would like to keep the cast in Italy for all eternity is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie once again spoke out against the show, making it clear he would like the cast to get out of New Jersey, like for good.
“They parachute these people onto the Jersey Shore and try to make America think these are Jersey people, and they’re not. They’re New Yorkers,” Christie said last Thursday during a four-hour appearance on CBS Corp.’s WFAN. “They ought to take them out to Montauk, all the way out on the point, and leave them there. And don’t drop bread crumbs, so they can’t find their way back.”
Christie also added that he would like the none New Jersey natives of the cast to “go back to New York.” The governor said he asked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to “take them back.” Ouch!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON GOVERNOR’S CHRISTIE’S COMMENTS ABOUT THE JERSEY SHORE CAST?
Holy moly! It seems Jersey Shore star Snooki has spent the last couple of weeks hitting the gym!
The pint-sized MTV reality star showed off her new slimmer figure this week via a set of photos on her twitter page. In her recent photos, the 23-year-old appears to be at her slimmest yet since joining the mega-hit show almost two years ago.
And if Snooki’s recent tweets are any indication, she did it the old fashioned way – through diet and exercise. “As everyones planning their night at the club, I’m wondering when Golds closes lol. #motivated,” tweeted the Snooks on April 16 referencing the popular Gold’s Gym.
“Water is my new best friend. #dieting,” she also tweeted on April 15. Snooki, who has been open about her battle with bulimia and anorexia in the past, told UsWeekly back in January, “I just want to get back into shape like I used to be.” She is definitely well on her way! More recent photos of Snooki from this week below.
Snooki and the rest of the gang will jet off to Italy to shoot season 4 sometime in May. And speaking of Italy, it seems the mayor of Italian city Florence (the city the Jersey Shore gang will be getting their GTL on) has issued the cast a list of rules to abide by during filming.
The New York Post reportsMatteo Renzi, made the list of rules public via Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera. The rules are below –
— The cast will not be filmed in bars and clubs that serve alcohol. — The cast will not be filmed drinking in public. — The show will not be filmed to promote Florence as a drinking town. — The show should be filmed in a manner to promote Italy (not Americans visiting Italy) and feature it’s culture and good food.
So let’s see, no drinking in public and no bars that serve alcohol. So are you as worried about season 4 as we are? As we reported weeks ago, the Italians got a glimpse of the Jersey Shore series for the first time last month when the show began airing there and they were not impressed with the cast’s shenanigans. “They embody the worst stereotypes of Italians, multiplied by thousands and Americanized,” columnist Roberto Del Bove lamented.
And finally, Life & Style magazine is reporting that The Situation, who reportedly earned $5 million last year, is not the only JS cast member raking in the dough!
DJ Pauly D reportedly earns half a million dollars a month according to the mag! “He makes at least $500,000 a month,” an insider tellsLife & Style. And how does he earn that much? Apparently with his DJ gigs, endorsement deals, and his own spin-off TV series. He is also reportedly in talks with 50 Cent to sign with the rapper’s record label, G-Unit.
Pauly D’s most lucrative job of all is apparently being one of the nation’s most in-demand DJs right now. “That alone commands up to $40,000 per set, and he does three to six gigs per week,” the insider says. Mamma mia! It really pays to be a fist-pumper.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON SNOOKI’S WEIGHT LOSS, THE MAYOR’S RULES & DJ PAULY D’S EARNINGS?
After the widely reported contract hold outs, all of the Jersey Shore cast members have signed on to return for season 4!
TMZ reports Snooki, The Situation, JWoww and the rest of the gang will be heading to Italy in May to start filming. While TMZ doesn’t state the exact amount the cast will be earning, it does add that everyone is “very pleased with the outcome.”
Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the cast got a HUGE raise! Just how huge? Let’s try over $100,000 per episode! Yes, you read that right. Sources close to the negotiations tell EW members of the “core group” are now pulling down at least $100,000 per episode.
With each season producing an average of 14 episodes, this means a number of the Jersey Shore cast will earn over $1 million each for season 4 to simply drink, party & fight. Wowzers! The cast reportedly earned $30,000 per episode for season 3.
And finally, MTV announced last week it has picked up two Jersey Shore spin-off shows. The first show will focus on DJ Pauly D and his life on the road as “one of the country’s most in-demand DJs.” While the second show will follow BFFs Snooki and JWoww, chronicling their experiences as roommates after their lives on “Jersey Shore.”
MTV has ordered 12 episodes of each spin-off, and plans to debut both shows sometime in 2012.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE JERSEY SHORE CAST EARNING OVER $1 MILLION FOR SEASON 4? PLUS THOUGHTS ON SPIN-OFFS – WILL YOU WATCH?
Months after it was first reported that Jersey Shore star Paul DelVecchio aka DJ Pauly D was getting his own spin-off show, MTV is now confirming the news.
Variety reports that the pilot for Pauly’s show has been shot by the same production company responsible for Jersey Shore.
“At the heart of ‘Jersey Shore’ is the unique and genuine cast, and Pauly D truly embodies both qualities,” MTV exec veep of programming and production head Chris Linn said. “We know viewers are curious about his life away from the shore, and we look forward to exploring new possibilities around that.”
The show will reportedly follow Pauly D as his star rises on the DJ circuit, and he releases his first single with Universal Republic Records from the Jersey Shore soundtrack.
RadarOnline adds that the show is tentatively titled Pauly’s World, and will feature Pauly’s life on the road with some of his closest buddies. “The boys that Pauly hangs with are ‘Big Mike’ his road manager, Jerry his bodyguard, and Ryan – a buddy he grew up with, who has a really good business sense,” a source close to the show told Radar.
Snooki is also reportedly working on her own spin-off show.
In other Jersey news, the web is abuzz over Jwoww’s new look at a recent promotional appearance. While promoting natural body supplement ‘Ab Cuts by Revolution’ for GNC, Jwoww debuted a new mature classier look. A far cry for her previous trashy looks. Photos of Jwoww from the event below along with some before photos!
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE JERSEY SHORE SPIN-OFFS? WILL YOU BE WATCHING? PLUS THOUGHTS ON JWOWW’S NEW LOOK?
The DailyBeast has released the 2010 earnings list of reality TV stars and E! star Kim Kardashian is sitting pretty on top of the list.
According to the site’s calculations, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star pulled in estimated $6 million this year alone! And how did Kimmy earn her money? Well from doing a countless number of endorsements (clothing lines, watch line, swimsuit line, fragrances, and diet-products), writing a book, doing a spin-off, and paid appearances. Kim reported commands up to $75,000 per paid appearance.
Coming in second place on the list is MTV’s Lauren Conrad at $5 million. In a close third is Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel at $4 million. Kate Gosselin is also number 5 on the list pulling in $3.5 million. In fact out of the top 10 reality earners, 8 are female.
The full list is below –
Kim Kardashian: $6m
Lauren Conrad: $5m
Bethenny Frankel: $4m
Audrina Patridge: $3.5m
Kate Gosselin: $3.5m
Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino: $3m
Khloe Kardashian: $2.5m
Kourtney Kardashian: $2.5m
DJ Pauly D: $2m
Kendra Wilkinson: $2m
According to the Daily Beast, Jersey Shore star Snooki failed to make the list because she only earned $750,000 this year. And while this list looks impressive, we do have some major doubts about a number of those estimated earnings.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE REALITY STARS EARNINGS LIST?
A not so shocking new report by RadarOnline reveals that Jersey Shore’s break out star, Snooki, was hospitalized for suspected alcohol poisoning.
According to Radar, the scary near death incident occurred back in May while the cast was still filming the second season of the hit show in Miami.
A source who was on the set at the time tells Radar the 4’9″ reality star “was so drunk that she had to be carried out of the nightclub ‘Dream’ by the show’s producers.” Snooki was reportedly rushed to a local Miami hospital where she was treated for the suspected alcohol poisoning.
Radar reports the show’s producers decided to leave the incident out of last week’s episode, as it actually occurred the night Jwoww’s boyfriend Tom Lippolis came to visit. This was the same night Snooki was shown playing with the couple’s feet before eventually going into Vinny‘s bed.
While MTV failed to comment on the story, the source adds that “Snooki was out of commission for about two days and was left in pain after undergoing the hospital treatment.”
In other Jersey Shore news, Radar is also reporting that DJPauly Dis the first cast member to get his own solo spin-off show! The show, which will air on MTV, will reportedly follow the DJ as he travels the country and Canada spinning tunes.
“They have already chosen a name and of course it will be deejay-related,” a source tells Radar, adding that the show will begin filming next month.