The NYPost is reporting that ladies are banding together, refusing to sign a new contract with the network unless they get more money. Jersey Shore money to be exact.
See, the Post states the ladies are earning a mere $4,000 per episode for their show, while MTV reality star Snookiearns $30,000 per episode on the Jersey Shore hit show.
They’ve got a lot more to say,” Jill Zarin a source close to the Housewives tells the Post, adding that the ladies “have little choice but to pimp themselves out with side gigs to bump up their earnings.”
“It’s a full-time job without the full-time pay,” a second source says. “That’s why a reality star with any sense does a book line or jewelry line to support being on the show.”
Well let’s examine things to see if the NYC ladies really deserve more money. The show averaged 2 million viewers per episode last season, while the Jersey Shore’s current season is averaging 5 million viewers. So simple calculation shows that solely based on the ratings, the ladies should be earning at least $12,000 per episode. Oddly enough, the Jersey Shore cast and the Real Housewives of NYC cast have about the same number of cast members.
Also, it is likely that Bethenny Frankel is not involved in this negotiation process with the other housewives. With the success of her spin off show, there’s a good chance her negotiations is being done solo and she will likely earn more money than her co-stars if and when she returns to the show. For example, TMZ reported Jersey Shore’sThe Situation is earning $60,00o per episode on the show, way more than all of his other co-stars.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK THE LADIES DESERVE MORE MONEY FROM BRAVO?
Levi, 20, appeared on CBS’ “The Early Show” this morning and spoke about Bristol and his mayoral race. Yes, he’s planning to run for mayor in his hometown of Wasilla, Alaska.
See, Bristol, 19, has criticized Levi for being obsessed with fame in the past, even citing that as the reason she ended their second engagement. So upon hearing the news that Bristol will be a contestant on the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars,” Levi stated, “I don’t think I’m any more obsessed with making a career out of this than she is.”
He added, “Obviously she’s doing Dancing with the Stars. I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with any of it. I’m just taking it as it comes.” Bristol has also previously appeared on an episode of ABC’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”
Popeater is also reporting today that a source close to Bristol tells them she “is excited and scared and hopes she gets Maksim Chmerkovskiy as her partner.”
In other DWTS related news, more names continue to leak out before the official Monday announcement from ABC. E! News is reporting today that Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson, Singer Michael Bolton, former NBA Player Rick Fox, and Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey have all been added to the cast.
Likely In – Not confirmed but likely in are retired NFL player Kurt Warner, BacheloretteAli Fedotowsky and her fiancé, Roberto Martinez, who according to E! Online and OK magazine, have yet to finalize their deal. Also heavily rumored to be in? Soccer player Landon Donovan and Michael Bolton.
Long Shots – There are also rumblings that the show wantsJon Gosselin, you know, following the media blitz his ex-wife Kate Gosselin brought to the show last season. Bravo Housewife Teresa Giudicealso seems to be a long shot, as there have been no reports about her joining the show since her tweets about doing the show in late July. Though we do think adding a Bravo housewife to the show would be genius, maybe just not Teresa.
Other long shots include David Hasselhoff, Lindsay Lohan, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
TELL US – WHICH OF THESE STARS DO YOU WANT TO SEE ON DWTS? WHICH BRAVO HOUSEWIFE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ON THE SHOW?
UPDATE - UsWeekly is now reporting that David Hasselhoff has signed on for the 11th season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. The mag also states Bachelorette Ali and her fiance Roberto are likely out.
Houston, we have a situation. According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Situationis set to earn an astonishing $5 million this year!
Just how? Well the site reports the breakout star of Jersey Shoreis raking in $60, 000 per episode on the MTV hit show, in addition to the $1,000,000 he is expected to earn in appearance fees.
But that’s not all, The Situation also signed a $400,000 deal to help promote a new line of protein vodka drink called Devotion, and yes you read that right, a protein vodka drink. He is also developing several products including an ab workout video and a line of chewable supplements.
But wait, there’s more! He also released a rap song on iTunes and has signed endorsement deals with Vitamin Water, Reebok and a clothing company.
So there you have it folks. Who knew fist pumping could be so lucrative.
In other Shore news, RadarOnline reported yesterday that Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola walked out on the show (season 3 is currently filming) late last week.
According to Radar, Sammi got into a rage after watching the season 2 episodes that showed her boyfriend and co-star Ronnie Magro cheating on her, and then coming back to the Shore house to sleep with her.
“Sammi was angry and hurt by everyone,” a source tells Radar. “She couldn’t believe Ronnie did this and the girls hadn’t really told her… She just couldn’t stay living with the person who did this to her, so she moved out.”
The source adds that Sammi “had to find out in front of everyone that her boyfriend was lying to her and treating her like hell.” Radar reports the entire cast sat together last week to watch all the episodes of season 2.
Ok magazine is also reporting today that Sammi has since returned to the Jersey Shore house.
ABC announced this weekend that the all new cast will be revealed on August 30, during an episode of their upcoming reality series Bachelor Pad.
As for the casting rumors, we reported last week that Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino are said to be in talks to appear on the new season. Since then, there have been numerous reports stating that Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky will be appearing on the show.
RadarOnline also reported days ago that current headline maker/Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva is in “secret negotiations” to join the cast.
The new season of DWTS is set to premiere on Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
TELL US: WHO WOULD YOU RATHER SEE ON THE SHOW? TERESA, THE SITUATION OR ALI?
While the new season of Dancing With The Stars doesn’t debut until September 20th, the casting rumors and speculations have already began.
Coming off its most popular season ever, it seems DWTS might be ready to take things up a notch with a Jersey cast invasion.
First TMZ confirmed yesterday that Jersey Shorebreakout star The Situation is in secret negotiations to star on the upcoming season. According to TMZ, nothing’s official yet but sources close to the MTV reality star state the deadline for negotiations is Monday, so we should know by then whether or not he will be appearing on the show.
Which brings us to Teresa Giudice, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. The 37-year-old Bravo reality star, who might or might not be channeling a modern day cave woman in the above photo, made some interesting tweets yesterday.
“I am thinking about doing “Dancing with the Stars” though. What do you guys think? xx
Yes, I’m seriously thinking ab it as long as my kids come w me.
WOW, I did not expect the huge positive response from everyone about being on #DWTS ! Thank you! You’d all vote for me, right?
The costumes are definitely “me” right? Who should I make them give me as a partner? @MaksimC is the hottest, no? And he’s fiesty like me! #DWTS”
Those were the tweets made by Teresa on her twitter page. Oddly enough, no news outlet has confirmed that Teresa is indeed in talks to appear on the show.
However her appearance on the show is not far fetched considering she is one of the most popular Bravo housewives at the moment, albeit for all the wrong reasons, plus Kate Gosselin appeared on the show last season, leading to a noticeable increase in the show’s ratings. It would only make sense for ABC to want to cast someone similar to replace Kate, a reality star the public loves to hate aka Teresa Giudice. And while Teresa doesn’t have eight children, it can’t hurt that she has a plus 4.
And in case you’re wondering, the “stars” get paid to do the show, and Teresa would get a paycheck if she decided to do it. Kate Gosselin received a reported $500, 000 for her time on the show, though Teresa will likely not receive close to that amount. A DWTS rep also did not deny the casting rumors only telling Zap2it that casting is still ongoing in preparation for the new season.
When asked by a fan if she would be back for another season of RHONJ, Teresa replied: “Not sure. It’s not really fun filming with a felon… ” Interesting that Teresa and her hubby Joe are currently being accused of perjury.
And when it comes to Bethenny, and the claims that Teresa copied her by also having ‘Skinny’ in her book title, Teresa responded: “When “Skinny Italian” went to press, @Bethenny ‘s only book was called “Naturally Thin.” They’re both great books, but totally different…”
She then added, “PS- I love love LOVE @kimbarnouin & @Bethenny so no fake Twitter feuds… (even tho I’m sure B’s sad my book outsold hers in 1/2 the time).”
And those folks are the words of a woman who’s kids’ crib, beds, TVs, toys are about to be auctioned off in less than a month.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TERESA AND THE SITUATION APPEARING ON DWTS? PLUS ON TERESA’S COMMENTS?
They’re baaaack! Tonight is the very long awaited season 2 premiere of the Jersey Shore!
The MTV hit show is back to give us more GTL, Gym Tan Laundry that is, with cast members The Situation, DJ Pauly D, Snooki, Vinny, JWoww, Sammi, Ronnie, and even Angelina is back. Angelina famously left the show early on during the first season.
So what can we expect during season 2? Well for one, many more hook ups, and this go around, a lot of the hooking up happens amongst the cast. “There’s so much more hookups, make-ups, breakups, the whole nine, and you guys are definitely going to love season two,” promises The Situation to MTV. “Sit back and relax! You guys can see how to party!”
More fighting also occurred this season. Snooki and JWoww are described as the mean girls, and in one of the preview clips, we can see Sammi and JWoww getting into a physical fight. Angelina, who reportedly quit the show during the second season as well, will also get into fights with her co-stars.
Season two premieres tonight at 10 p.m/ET on MTV.
In other Shore news, a new cast member has been added to the cast. Deena Nicole Cortese is the newest ‘Giuidette’ on the block and is currently filming the all new season 3 with the cast in Jersey Shore.
Deena Nicole is described as a 23-year-old New Jersey party girl who loves to drink and party. She is said to be a friend of Snooki’s with her mom telling NJ.com that “they’ve known each other for a couple of years.”
“All I need is beats, my broads, and booze,” is what Deena posted on Facebook page before she began filming.
TELL US – ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT A NEW SEASON OF JERSEY SHORE? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE?