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Jersey Shore Cast Gets Six-Figure Pay Raise For Season 4!!

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Holy shizballs!

Is this possible???

The Jersey Shore cast reportedly got a huge, and we mean HUGE, pay raise to film season 4 of their beloved MTV show.

Not only do they get to film in beautiful Italy, but they're also getting around $100,000 an episode!!

Excuse us while we pick our jaws up from the floor.

And that's nothing compared to the amount they're getting from appearances, product endorsements, and so much more.

The Situation's current annual income is said to be around $5 million. That's sure to double, maybe even triple, by the end of 2011.


Who'd ever thought that this group of guidos and guidettes would become some of TV's highest paid stars?

It blows our minds.

So what do U think? Does the JS cast deserve to get this kind of dough??

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96 comments to “Jersey Shore Cast Gets Six-Figure Pay Raise For Season 4!!”

  1. Laury says – reply to this


    And to think that all they have to do for that money is get wasted, fight and pick up chicks in bars. Nice.

  2. 2

    Absolutely. MTV/Viacom makes BANK off them!! They deserve to get their paper!

  3. 3

    I wouldn't say they were entirely deserving BUT MTV is making a lot of money from the show and it's only fair the cast is compensated for their "work". These kids are not a dumb as they look :) .

  4. 4

    I used to always bad mouth this show. Then I actually watched it for the first time last week, and I love it. I don't care what anyone says, it's hilarious.
    Snooki has to be the biggest slut that walked the Planet! Pauly D is incredibily cute and JWOWW's outfits fascinate me.

  5. 5

    Why not? Its MTVs biggest show in years.

  6. 6

    What a sad state of being America is enduring…this is entertainment?

  7. 7

    They're gonna need the money in the future when their has beens and go poor. Stock up now! ;)

  8. 8

    I just threw up a little in my mouth.

  9. 9

    seriously?? this is dumb we have doctors and soliders making far less and doing things to protect us! as much as i love the jersey shore I do not think they are worth that much!!

  10. 10

    Re: sayswho – I agree 100% how depressing..

  11. 11

    the only thing stupider than these talentless morons are the people that are entertained by this fake reality garbage.
    stupid people need entertainment too.

  12. J.BRO says – reply to this


    It's pretty disgusting that they're getting paid that much. They literally have NO TALENT there is no reason for them to be famous. I'm also pretty sure its not even an opinion anymore that they're a disgrace. Demanding a pay raise to pretty much go on vacation shows how greedy & money-hungry they are. It's sad that people tune in to watch trash shows like this.

  13. 13

    Whats the old saying?, its good work if you can get it

  14. 14

    Here we are in a recession, almost having to shutdown our government, and these people are not only accepting outrageous amounts of money to do absolutely nothing, but they don't even donate money to charities. When they become useful people in society, then I'll believe they deserve the money.

  15. 15

    Absolutely! Mtv is making so much money off of them! I love Jersey Shore. The cast deserves it.

  16. 16

    how they are making their money is definitely ridiculous, but if MTV is going to make bank off of them then it's fair they get their own share of it.

  17. 17

    If this show angers you that much, change the channel. It's really that simple. I don't understand why some people feel such hate for them. They aren't out selling drugs or mugging little old ladies, they're just being young and having fun. They've got years to grow up and get boring jobs!

  18. 18

    The media is constantly advertising awareness of bullying, yet at the same time their advertising this show that is the definition of bullying. Have they never heard of observational learning? people are surprised as to how many teens end their lives due to bullying, meanwhile no one is standing up against a show that promotes treating girls like dirt and cursing at each other as if its just a handshake. These "celebrities" are telling younger teens to change themselves to be tanner, skinnier, less themselves, and they get money for that? ridiculous.

  19. 19

    i believe they dont deserve this huge amount just to get wasted , smush LOL , but truth is JS is MTV's cash cow , im sure they're milk the big ass numbers out of them , promos, appearances ..etc.

  20. 20

    So, all you have to do to make a living is get a show on MTV and act like a douche? Damn.

  21. 21

    omgg. i cant believe this! thy are literally getting paid to party, drink, smash and get arrested! That's not normal!!! MTV's got serious issues.

  22. 22

    i think that ronnie and sam should be the ones makin more money, considering the fact that the show is usualy abou their quasi-relationship. so stupid.

  23. 23

    Re: UhYeah

    Actually, some of the kids probably ARE as dumb as they look. The brains belong to the teams of managers-lawyers-talent reps that had the good sense to ambulance chase each lovable Jersey Shore car wreck before we even knew the first season was airing.

    Otherwise, half of 'em would have agreed to shoot a zillion episodes in Antarctica for life-long supplies of Axe and Patron. Trust.

  24. 24

    THIS IS DISGUSTING! Mtv should hate themselves!!

  25. 25

    Re: nessa8705 – Doctors and lawyers aren't employed by Viacom… Maybe they should rethink their life choice… lol Re: sa9220 – The folks that watch JS SHOULD know the difference between right and wrong. I've never seen Snooki come out and say "Hey, everyone should act like us, we're the righteous ones!" TV isn't to blame for bullying. Bad parenting is. Straight up. No one looks to the JS cast for a lesson in Interpersonal Communication.

    And leave Snooki alone for being a "slut"… that's stupid. Stop being sexist and praising The Situation for it and then in the same sentence bashing Snooki. Who cares what she does with her vajayjay! She's HILARIOUS!

  26. 26

    I think they do deserve the money. They are the reason MTV is doing so well these days.

  27. 27

    This is just disgusting. I'm working my ass off and dishing out hundreds of thousands to get my bachelors, and then on to get my MD. I won't even make 100k in a year until I have years of experience in my field, or maybe never if I don't choose the right area of medicine. With the financial condition of this country, there's more important things this money could be spent on than a bunch of greedy self-absorbed assholes. What makes them think they are worthy of being paid, let alone demanding this kind of money? If anyone deserves that kind of money it's the teachers, doctors, firefighters, police officers, and soldiers who service and protect the people of this country but get screwed with their salaries.

  28. 28

    I cant wait to see the next big thing to top this stupidest. More mind numbing distracts that teaches teens and young adults that they can get rich for doing nothing and partying.

  29. 29

    America and Americans caused this! What a fucken disgrace to hard working people with talent everywhere!

  30. 30

    I think it is pathetic that these pigs get this amount of money for being total wastes of space.

  31. 31

    that's because some Americans have tacky tastes

  32. 32

    Money like that should go to teachers. You know, the people JS fans should pay more attention to? MTV hasn't been any good in years.

  33. 33

    This is so sad that these white trash people actually make more money than our teachers, policemen & firemen do…. this is tragic and the only way to send the exes a message is to tune out…..

  34. 34

    society has been dumb down.why/

  35. mac14 says – reply to this


    if someone was making 10s or 100s of millions of dollars off of me I'd want my fair share too.. doctors and police officers??? the whole point of those jobs is to do good for the community (Intrinsic value) not to get paid millions of dollars doing it..slm your a disgrace to all doctors if you're crying about not getting paid enough, doctors are extremely well compensated and anyone in that profession that's in it for the money needs to rethink their CHOICE of profession

  36. 36

    Re: nessa8705 – so agree

  37. 37

    Re: Errare humanum est – the situation is fast approaching 30 years old.. so no, they dont have years to grow up. most people are settled down married with kids at that age. they act like theyre 18 in college getting drunk all the time.. just a testament to their immaturity.

  38. mac14 says – reply to this


    zobiana - that's ridiculous, entertainment and education don't have anything to with each other.. and why should viacom start paying teachers salaries? One of the biggest companies in the US, GE, doesn't even pay taxes, which would be in the billions.. taxes are what fund social programs like education.. the j shore cast members will all be paying taxes so they will be contributing to teachers salaries

  39. 39

    Sad stuff.

  40. mac14 says – reply to this


    Re: sa9220 – what bullying?? give me an example of how j shore is promoting bullying.. take a step out into the real world and you'll realize everyone swears, it's a social custom that actually brings people together more then it separates them.. any girl who goes home with them at the end of the night knows why, they are obviously trying to get something out of it too so don't try to make them sound like victims.. if you don't want to be treated that way then don't put yourself in that situation (no pun intended)

  41. mac14 says – reply to this


    Re: sunandsand – I didn't realize that there were strict rules to maturity? So if you're not married with children at the time your 25 you're immature, if anything they are reflecting the change in social norms brought on by our generation.. you no longer have to follow the get married have kids model of the 1950's

  42. 42

    Dear America, you've got no one to blame for Jersey Shore being so popular than yourselves. Those that watch this show 'for kicks' encourage not just more seasons and higher pay for these losers, but also more spin-offs. Those that don't obviously don't pay attention to *other* MTV shows enough to give them a chance at one-upping this shit. Those of us that slaved away for years in college can bitch and whine as much as we want, but at the end of the day these 'entertainers' are paid because they bring in viewers. Start watching LESS reality tv bullshit and maybe we won't have to deal with more of this crap in the future.

  43. 43

    Re: jmichelleaustin – Exactly!

  44. 44

    If they are making money for MTV and the companies that advertise on the show, then they are worth it! How much money do you make a yr, Perez? From a person that just blogs on a silly, trash talking website?

  45. 45

    Just goes to show how many idiots find this show to be entertaining..what a sad commentary on today's society

  46. 46

    that's truly disgraceful.

  47. 47

    Bet they can't hold on to it, though…

  48. 48

    i have never watched the show, but the fact is, the market should determine whether they "derserve" the money. they are obviously bringing the station lots of $$$, so why not?

  49. 49

    I think they should put it on pay per view and have the idiots who watch this show fund it.

  50. mac14 says – reply to this


    Re: jmichelleaustin – you're in a recession because you're politicians are hip-pocketed by big business and the financial industry that is openly conning you and you're too stupid to realize it.. they aren't "accepting" money they are being paid their fair share.. how do you know if they donate to charity or not? and who says you have to donate to charity to be a good person? If entertainment isn't useful to society then why is mtv making so much money off this show?

  51. 51

    Snooki's face looks like Scream 5. And the chick on the right, looks like she's spread-eagle when you first see the pic. Ha.

  52. mac14 says – reply to this


    Re: Geat real – the "idiots" who watch this show do fund it.. from one stupid sentence it's obvious you have no idea how a business or an economy works so in my books that makes you the idiot.

  53. @v@ says – reply to this


    No, they don't technically deserve it. Neither do big sports or movie stars; but if someone somewhere is willing to pay it, who wouldn't take the paycheque home?

  54. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: vermigs – Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits said it already…
    Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
    You play the guitar on the MTV
    That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
    Money for nothin' and your chicks for free
    Money for nothin' and chicks for free

  55. 55

    No, this is wonderful! Finally, solid proof for the younger generation, that we value alcoholic, abusive, violent, anti-intellectuals, over people who actually work hard at making a difference in the world and contributing to the pool of humanity. It doesn't get any clearer than this. Kids, if you want to be rich, be as stupid and awful as you possibly can, drop out of school, get pregnant before you're ready, screw as much as you can, and if someone looks at you weird, beat the hell out of them. I'm sure the next thing coming for this bunch is honorary doctorates from Harvard in Sociology. I would love to shit in each of their mouths.

  56. 56

    Re: mac14 – Ha, I love reading your posts :)

  57. 57

    Meanwhile thousands of skilled, trained actors struggle to make it in the entertainment industry.

  58. 58

    But, WHY?
    Americans need to turn their TV off and go read a Harvard classic.

  59. 59

    I am proud to say I have never seen an episode of Jersey Shore… seriously.

  60. 60

    Its kind of interesting how selective everyones belief in the free market is. Do they deserve the money? Well if they don't get it, it goes into Viacom executive bonuses. Do they deserve it more?

    It seems to me like anytime money comes up as an issue, despite all of the faux angst around "the state of the world", what we're really hearing is envy. Perez is a victim of this too. When people hear how much he has earned blogging, suddenly it's a big problem. If his blog wasn't popular, he wouldn't be making that money. If Jersey Shore didn't *rake* in money for MTV shareholders, these kids wouldn't get paid.

    Anyone who doesn't like it, and feels underpaid, under appreciated, or under employed, should devote less time to forums and posting and TV, and more time to being entrepreneurial.

    This is exactly like the sports arguments. Should XYZ basketball player make $Y? Well if HE doesn't, the owner does… So take your pick. Don't blame the performer because you don't like the fact that there are people make a ton of money in a fun job and that there is a chunk of population that enjoys entertainment that you don't approve of. That's really the net of it.

  61. 61

    This makes me fuckng sick. I work my ass off living from one check to the next and these no-talent cun*ts get handed money for being assholes.

  62. 62

    Rather a sad commentary on what passes for entertainment these days.

  63. 63

    Re: mac14 – amen

  64. 64

    Mac14 - I understand how the industry works, and marketing/revenue etc etc. My point was if people had to take cash money out of their pocket to watch the show each week, rather than just turning to the channel, I expect it wouldn't be funded for long.

  65. 65

    Dont blame THEM for getting paid that much, its not their faults that theres nothing better to watch on thursday nights. Blame THE MILLONS OF PEOPLE WHO WATCH IT!!!! Plus MTV is making BANK, so it would be unfair of them not to get paid what they deserve. If your upset then you can either TURN THE CHANNEL or SIGN UP FOR ONE OF THE OTHER MILLION REALITY SHOWS AND HOPE YOU GET FAMOUS!!

  66. mac14 says – reply to this


    Re: Geat real – Every tv show would be like that, once the costs surpass the enjoyment you receive from watching that show then you would stop watching. Some people would pay more then others and some people wouldn't pay at all.. I don't really get where your going with that unless you think people are watching it simply because it's on. Even in that case it's beating out tons of other activities and tv shows so contrary to what people may say they must enjoy it more then reading a book, going outside etc. and based on it's increasing popularity I also disagree, I do think it would keep going.

  67. 67

    so to make a hundred thou in the business all one has to do is become a fake italian, grease your hair to high hell, act like a whore and drunken loser! what great minds we have in this country of ours! fucking LOSERS the whole lot of them!

  68. 68

    Do they deserve the money. Sure. They are generating huge revenue streams for MTV and should get a fair share. However the amount they make has nothing to do with, or is indicative of, talent.

  69. 69

    Re: Stephanie Phillips – Yup. Don't like the Italians on television? Tell it MTV Networks who are more than likely making half a billion off the guidos. They deserve 7 figures. Instead of looking at the Jersey Shore cast members, maybe all of you phony ass sophisticated types could possibly point your finger at the executives at MTV who make bank perhaps? I think one of them is named 'Chaim'. Now go do your homework - its no different than your federal reserve bank bailing itself out over and over again. Let's all get rich!

  70. 70

    Re: Geat real – they do. it is called cable tv.

  71. 71

    NOOOOOOO!!!! Why waste your money?!? These kids don't do anything to help society. Any book or show or whatever they have because of Jersey Shore is complete bull because they didn't do any of it!

    They don't derserve it at all. Let me see one of them in a movie as an A-List actor. Let me see them do some amazing charity event that they put together on their own. Let me see them do something other than get wasted and fight on TV.

    Why should they be getting $100,000 and episode when we have people in this country who are in poverty, or starving, or people who have been hit by natural disasters.

    This makes no sense. No wonder MTV is going downhill.

  72. 72

    They absolutely do not deserve it. They do nothing but party, drink, tan and fight with each other and get paid millions of dollars? When yesterday my husband who fights in the United States Marine Corps didn't know if we were going to even have a paycheck anymore. The gov't has no money because we are over paying people like this. Their entertainment isn't worth it.

  73. mac14 says – reply to this


    Re: Saraaa618 – the government doesn't pay mtv's salaries… the irony is that the government has no money because they are wasting trillions of dollars fighting unnecessary wars that keep your husband employed… Re: zacharywynn – … it's not a waste of money at all it's actually a very lucrative investment for mtv..

  74. 74

    Yes and No.

    Yes because they make soooo much money for MTV that it would be wrong not to compensate them accordingly.

    No because this show should not exist in the first place. There are people out there that actually work. These people contribute nothing positive to society. They are looked up to by impressionable young minds. I mean, it's pretty gross. Considering that there are teachers, doctors, nurses, paramedics, firefighters, police, and so many other people out there that work so hard to help other people and contribute to society and they don't make near that much money. And then there are so many more people that are in great poverty that could use more programs to help them.

    I just hate that our society rewards these kids for leading completely meaningless lives.

  75. 75

    Re: Mark Lambert – well said

  76. 76

    Sickening. I'd honestly be ashamed to except that large amount of money when we JUST narrowly avoided a shut down and our TROOPS almost didn't get a paycheck.

  77. 77

    They have all the idiots that watch this shit to thank.

  78. 78

    If MTV makes money, the cast obviously deserve some of it.

  79. 79

    I'm a teacher, and I am struggling to make my monthly mortgage payments. But I get it. They make a lot of money for MTV, and people find them entertaining. I watched an episode. It was funny in a they're-so-fu****ing-stupid kind of way. I wasn't sucked in because I could hear my brain cells rapidly dying off. But I do get it, and they should cash in while they can. This is the sh** we find entertaining. Whodathunkit?

  80. 80

    That is so fuckign unbelievable. What is thier talent? trash now gets paid for being trash. unBElievable!!! No wonder the world hates the USA. fucking trash.

  81. 81


  82. 82

    and thats the problem.. people on tv and in film getting overpaid - I see "winning" up ahead…. when are the studios going to learn….

  83. 83

    This is proof that we live in a sick world. Only a idiot would watch this show.

  84. 84

    i really tink they deserve this hike in their salary…bcuz of these kick ass bitched MTv has the biggest and most watched show….n i mean snooki is the bomb..my lk alike ina tha future..short,hair-spray freak an cannot forget KICK ASS!!!!!season 3 is out hello season 4..can wait to see Ronnie and Sam commotion…

  85. 85

    Its soo funny to me that people are soo addicted to this show. I live 80 minutes from the Jersey Shore and I have all my life…Spend every summer there.. The shore there is crap but yet these people are making 6 figure to go there and get drunk….smdh

  86. 86

    I really enjoy the show but NO, they do not deserve that kind of money.

  87. 87

    Makin me proud!=) LOL…go on haters, talk shit:)

  88. 88

    All the studio had to do was not budge on giving them more money. Its not like they wouldnt sign because people like Snooki could not survive doing a normal job.
    I love this show but I do find it ridiculous that they live their lives acting like a typical 20 year old and they get paid more in one episode than the normal person does in a year. But my hate isnt just for them, it is for our country that allows celebrities to make millions of dollars and our politicians also. They do not care where the money goes because they sit on a nice fat paycheck. Things like this just widen the gap more between the rich and the poor.

  89. 89

    I hate to credit them with smarts, but this is probably their last year, because the world seems to have had enough of them. Hit the iron while it's hot, and stick together. The Seinfeld and Roseanne staff did that too.

  90. 90

    Re: mac14 – interesting how you turned 30 into 25. and yes, it is immature to be getting shitfaced even at 25 like that. its bad for your health and its a chemical depressant with long term implications. if yure not starting to get over that scene by 25 then yes, youre immature. you must act like these fuckin animals so youre really defending yourself, not them.

  91. 91

    Hells f'n yeah they do!!

  92. 92

    Re: mac14 – My husband fighting for your freedom is what keeps him employed. Whether it's in the Middle East or staying right here in the US. Ignorant people these days. Have no appreciation for the military and the sacrifices they make for you.

  93. 93

    Sad what society has become. I'm only 25 and I'm just baffled that these kids the same age are getting paid to act like a bunch of idiots . I'm sorry I just wasn't raise that way!

  94. 94

    I have to say society has gone downhill and its not just the people on the reality shows young people nowadays are getting dumber and its sad i know there are still people out there who are smart but idiots are slowly becoming the majority what ever happen where people were famous or noticed for being really smart now we make people famous for being an idiot and degrading themselves for money people like that need to have some self respect. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF STUPIDITY IN NUMBERS.

  95. 95

    i think thats too much money there are alot of people that do good things in this world and they dont get pais as well i think that the money is going to waste when they give it to them

  96. 96

    There are people saying they deserve this much money, when all they do is party and act like huge tools? Yet the girls from 16 and pregnant don't deserve to get paid much at all?
    You'd think it be the other way around. The girls from 16&p should be getting paid more than the Jersey Shore douches. I mean, they've got kids to raise, when the Jersey SHore cast is just creating chaos while drunk. They shouldn't be paid nearly this much! They don't have talent, and every episode is the same: complain about working, spend 4 hours getting ready, go to the club, get wasted, go home and have sex with someone new every night, then repeat the next day.