According to a new report, not all reality stars are raking in the dough when it comes to their books.
The HollywoodReporter reported last week that Bethenny Frankelis the most successful of them all. Not only did she sell her Skinnygirl alcohol line for $120 million, but both of her first two books – which made the New York Bestseller list – sold a combined total of 480,000 copies!
New Jersey Housewife Teresa Giudice’s first cookbook – Skinny Italian – was also a hit as she sold over 100,000 copies.
Other Bravo housewives didn’t have as much luck starting with Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes whose memoir ‘Never Make the Same Mistake Twice‘ flopped pretty badly. Nene’s book sold 10,000 copies according to the Perez Hilton blog.
Also flopping were Jill Zarin andDanielle Staub, as their books reportedly sold fewer than 10,000 copies each. The Jersey Shore reality stars didn’t fare much better as Snooki’s book sold 35,000 copies with The Situation’s book only selling 15,000 copies.
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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.
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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?
Those wild and crazy kids of the Jersey Shoreare already stirring up some controversy in Italy though they have yet to arrive for the filming of their 4th season.
See while MTV confirmed earlier this year that season four of the super mega hit show will be filmed in Italy, the show had yet to actually air in the country. That all changed this week when the show made its debut on Italian television, and let’s just say the Italians are no fans. In fact, the cast is now on the receiving end of some major backlash.
“They embody the worst stereotypes of Italians, multiplied by thousands and Americanized,” wrote columnist Roberto Del Bove in Rome newspaper New Notzie.
It only gets worse as a preview of the show posted on an MTV Italia website drew some nastier comments.”When I see this, I wonder whether [Osama] Bin Laden had a point,” lamented one poster, going a bit overboard perhaps.
“Slicked hair, exaggerated narcissism, boundless love for the family and outlandish eccentricity” is what was written about the show in another popular Rome newspaper, Corriere della Sera.
The Italians might be happy to know that only part of the fourth season will be filmed in Italy. This isn’t the first time the Jersey Shore clan has been criticized for their shenanigans as the show also drew major ire from Italian-American groups during their first season, leading to some boycotts by advertisers.
Love them or hate them, the show is definitely here to stay as the season 3 finale last week drew record ratings for MTV, with over 7.6 million viewers tuning in.
Speaking of season 4, RadarOnline is now reporting that there is a contract dispute brewing with some of the cast members. Apparently, cast members “Snooki, The Situation, JWoww and Pauly D have not finalized their contracts because they can’t agree on the amount.”
“As of last week Deena hadn’t signed her contract either but Ronnie, Sammi, and Vinny were done,” reveals a source, um does Deena not realize she’s very expendable?. “Time is short, everyone is getting concerned because they’re supposed to leave for Italy soon, I just hope they can settle it,” the source adds.
The cast also went through contract disputes last year as they went on a short strike before season three; eventually negotiating a 200% raise from $10,000 to $30,000 per episode.
And finally, the reunion show airs tonight on MTV at 10/9c. We will revisit the top moments of the show with the cast and also find out why Sammi and Ronnie broke up again for the 2000th time back in January.
TELL US – THE ITALIANS, THEY HAVE A POINT NO? PLUS THOUGHTS ON THE REUNION SHOW?
It seems former Jersey Shore star Angelina Pivarnickis still a little peeved about the way her former roommates treated her, most notably Mike ‘The Situation‘ Sorrentino, who she now believes is “gay” because of the way he treats women.
“I think Mike is gay,” Angelina states bluntly to Popeater. “I think he’s gay because of the way he talks and the way he abuses girls. He talks down to women.”
Oh but Angelina had more to say, stating her past hook up with The Sitch was pretty lackluster. “I didn’t have sex with him but to be honest with you, to get a girl riled up to the point where you want to have sex, he doesn’t even know how to do that. I honestly feel like he’s in the closet right now; he doesn’t want to come out.”
Wowzers. As for Mike, his rep called Angelina’s comments “ridiculous,” adding that “obviously the only way she can get press is to slander my client. She’s become a circus sideshow. Kinda sad to see.”
In other Shore news, on-again off-again couple Ronnie Magro and Sammi Giancolacontinue to remain broken up for the moment. And when the HollywoodLife caught up with Ronnie this week, he made it clear he is still ‘Single Ronnie’ and had no plans to apologize to Sammi for the way he treated her on the show.
“I saw the whole season in advance,” Ronnie says. “It is what it is. It happened. You know, you learn from your mistakes and just go from there.” And when it comes to the upcoming 4th season, to be filmed in Italy, Ronnie reveals he is open to anything including hook ups with locals. “We’ll see what happens. We’ll see what it’s got!” said Ronnie.
And on tonight’s all new episode of the Jersey Shore, titled, “A House Divided,” Snooki and Vinny have a falling out; Mike continues to instigate drama between Sammi and Ronnie; Pauly and Vinny try to hook up with Deena’s friend, which doesn’t go over well with Deena.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST PLUS TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?
According to numerous reports, Jersey Shore star The Situation experienced a bit of an ego bruise last night during the taping of “Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump.“
See, for some very odd reason, The Situation was made a part of the roast and he ultimately took to the stage at some point to tell his jokes… which bombed badly, to the point that he was booed off the stage. Below is an excerpt of what happened from the LA Times -
“”The Sitch,” as he’s called, deadpanned to [Whitney] Cummings, “I actually wouldn’t call you a grenade because you won’t be blowing up anytime soon.” (Buh-dum-bum!) He told Snoop Dogg that he and Trump had a lot in common because Trump owned a lot of property and Snoop’s ancestors were property. (Snoop did not appear amused.) Before long, the audience began to boo so loudly that comedian Jeffrey Ross, who’s been at this so long he’s known as the Roastmaster General, had to interject into the act to try to save the Situation, who’d already claimed he shared one quality with Ross: “This is my first night doing comedy.” “It’s also your last,” Ross responded, to overwhelming applause.”
In fact, one Comedy Central exec stated The Sitch’s jokes were so bad, that most of his act might be cut from the final broadcast. The roast will air on Comedy Central on March 15. Here’s to hoping the “jokes” will be left in so that we can all laugh at with the Sitch.
It all started on Monday when Ne-Yo tweeted, “Wow. Snooki is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Really? I quit. (Just kidding, but almost serious….).” He later added that he wasn’t trying to diss the Snooks. “I gotta reiterate, no disrespect to Snooki,” he told E! News. “I don’t know her so I can’t disrespect her but I feel like Rolling Stone is a music magazine and for them to put her on the cover, it’s like, ‘Really?!’ “
Snooki however took the diss personally as she tweeted, “Neyo’s mad that I got the cover of rolling stone?…you lost a loyal fan. What a buzz kill.#sorry.” Ne-Yo however seems to be taking the loss of a fan in stride. “I think I’ll be all right,” he smiled upon being told of Snooki’s tweet. “I think I’ll sleep tonight.”
Finally, on tonight’s all new episode titled, “GTF—Gym, Tan, Find Out Who Sammi Is Texting,” things heat up between J-Woww and Roger; Pauly and Vinny take a road trip to Staten Island; and Mike clues Ronnie in on some of Sammi’s suspicious behavior. The episode airs at 10/9c on MTV.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST WITH SITUATION & TONIGHT’S EPISODE? WHO’S SIDE ARE YOU ON WHEN IT COMES TO NE-YO VS SNOOKI?
In a new interview featured in the latest issue of UsWeekly magazine,Jersey Shore star Sammi Giancola explains why she took back ex-boyfriend Ronnie Magroafter he destroyed all her belongings on the show in a fit of roid rage.
Yes, Ronnie and Sammi got back together following this fight which was filmed last September. In fact, the two had their most recent break up a little over a month ago.
“He’s a good person,” Sammi, 22, says of Ronnie, 25, who stomped on her glasses and called her a “spoiled bitch” during the infamous spat. “Nobody’s perfect. I get out of hand, he gets out of hand.”
UsWeekly adds that while the two remain broken up since January, Sammi has forgiven Ronnie and the two are now talking again. “Sam always has excuses,” a Sammi pal says of the reality star, who started dating Ronnie in summer 2009. “She kept saying that wasn’t the Ronnie she knew. Ronnie was verbally abusive for sure.”
Meanwhile, The Situation appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show this week during which host Ellen qeustioned him about his frequent hook ups on the show.
“In the last three years, how many girls have you kissed?” asked Ellen.”Ummm, really don’t keep count,” The Situation responded. “Do you want to guess?” Ellen went on to guess 1000, after which The Sitch responded, “You never know. That could be close,” he laughed. “I’m joking. I really don’t know.”
And finally, on tonight’s all new episode – the 9th this season — Sammi returns to the house, and Snooki‘s past hookups come back to haunt her. Later, The Situation pranks Snooki and Deena, but the other guys have the last laugh when they ditch him for taking too long to get ready.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SAMMI’S INTERVIEW & TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?
While Jersey Shore star Snookihas admitted she developed feelings for her costar Vinny Guadagnino following their hook ups on the show, Vinny is now making it clear those feelings are not reciprocated.
In a new interview with Life & Style magazine, Vinny states that Snooki is not his type. “Living together forces me to sometimes stumble into her bed,” said Vinny. “But she’s not my type physically. But if I [saw her] out in a club, I probably wouldn’t go there.” Ouch.
In other Shore news, it seems The Situation is making plans post Jersey Shore as he hints the yet to be filmed 4th season of the show might be his last. The Sitch reveals he plans on remaining on TV for “another year or so” before moving on. “Hopefully by the end of the year I’ll be in a movie,” The Situation, 28, told E! News.
“It’s like Michael Jordan,” he said, and yes he’s comparing himself to Jordan. “There’s only so long you can keep winning them rings. There’s only so long you can rule the reality world.”
Though as of the moment, the DWTS alum is solely focused on filming season 4 of Jersey Shore in Italy. “I’m actually gonna get me some Rosetta Stone” to learn Italian, he says. “I got two months to learn it. My name comes from Italy so I’ve got a little bit of heritage there. Plus, maybe I can get a hometown Italian chick.” Nice to see The Sitch is always planning ahead.
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