Leading a “Jersey Shore” lifestyle like Snooki certainly seems to have its perks. The hottest commodities of the popular MTV show will reportedly be earning a minimum of $100,000 per episode for Season 4. According to Entertainment Weekly, the “core group” of the eight-member crew will receive this lofty pay raise. MTV had no comment about any salary negotiations with the “Jersey Shore” crew.
Next season, “Jersey Shore” will be shooting in Italy, where the crew gets to cavort, get drunk and mess around as usual. The negotiations clearly went well for crew members such as Snooki and Sitch. They'll get paid big bucks to party in Italy. Each season usually has 13 episodes, so the earnings really add up.
The first season of the reality show was shot on the Jersey Shore. The second season was shot in steamy Miami Beach then the third returned to the Shore. During the second season, the group negotiated for a raise to $10,000 per episode. The “Jersey Shore” stars have come a long way to score $100,000 per episode for Season 4.
The MTV show only accounts for a portion of the crew's annual earnings. Each of the most popular stars enjoys paid appearances and endorsements. Rumors estimate The Situation's annual income at around $5 million.
PopWatch reports the crew members holding up negotiations for Season 4 include Nicole “Snooki” Polizz, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio. The negotiations delayed the scheduled trip to Italy. Apparently the delay paid off for the core members of “Jersey Shore.”
Reports reveals Italy locals might not be too eager to receive the partying “Jersey Shore” crew. Their criticism and reaction could make for an interesting Season 4. Either way, the numbers add up when it comes to audience viewers of this MTV show, so it seems the crew is earning its keep.
“Jersey Shore” is the most viewed series telecast ever for MTV. The cast of “Jersey Shore” was named on the 2010 Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People list. Recently Snooki was paid more than Nobel prize winner Toni Morrison for an appearance at Rutgers. It makes one wonder if her sage advice might have a ring of truth, “Study hard, but party harder.”
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