The internet is abuzz with some news about “Teen Moms” Maci Bookout, Farrah Abraham, Amber Portwood, and Catelynn Lowell. A figure has gotten out on how much MTV pays them for participating in the series. And considering that all of them struggle financially on the show—Farrah gets a job as a waitress, Maci worries about paying bills, and Catelynn is freaked about the price of community college—they actually make pretty good money, a reported $60K to $65K per season or about $5,000 per episode. [Huffington Post]
Now, that is a lot of money, especially considering that 75 percent of teen moms who aren’t on MTV end up on welfare within five years. It’s enough money that it should alter the making-ends-meet theme of the show, and it is more than many professionals make in a year. But instead of berating these teens, I’d like to put their paychecks in the context of what other reality TV stars make. And let’s just say that compared to the $1.25 million dollars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt made in 2008 for their insane on-camera antics, this is pocket change. Keep reading »
“The best sex is often with a grenade—because she’s so grateful … Chicks do dig guys with shaved legs. Maybe they’re into the Michael Phelps look … Before any chick gets into my bed I make her slide into a 200-degree Jacuzzi to sterilize any microbial bacteria that might endanger my health.”
—Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino shares nuggets of wisdom like these in his new book, Here’s the Situation: A Guide to Creeping on Chicks, Avoiding Grenades, and Getting in Your GTL on the Jersey Shore. I know I’ll be getting a copy for everyone I know. At least I’m glad to hear that he thinks about STDs? Though, I’m not sure a doctor would sign off on this hot tub theory. [NY Post] Keep reading »
You know that feeling when you come up with a genius Halloween costume—say, to be Sarah Palin carrying a moose head — and you are all excited about it? And then you walk into a party and see another Sarah Palin standing in the corner? Yeah, that totally sucks. So what costumes should you steadfastly avoid this year because they’re going to be that common? According to The Daily Beast, these are the 12 most popular costumes of the year.
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“We are moving in together, though. That is a guarantee. [Snooki] is an awesome roommate. [We] lived together three times and not have any arguments … we can make it work … She wants to get out of her house. I no longer like my house, so what better thing to do than move in together?”
—J-Woww reveals that, while she may have turned down an offer to appear in Playboy, she and her “Jersey Shore” BFF, Snooki, will be becoming roommates in real life. Awww, so sweet. I imagine they’ll be looking for a phat crib, complete with hot tub. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
When I heard that The Situation had a book coming out, I would’ve bet $200 smackeroos that the cover would be him lifting his shirt up. And, big shocker, I am right. Here is the cover to Here’s the Situation: A Guide to Creeping on Chicks, Avoiding Grenades, and Getting in Your GTL on the Jersey Shore. Start the countdown to November 2nd, when it will be available in bookstores. Just in time for National Cookie Monster Day. Keep reading »
We’re several weeks into the fall television season, and there are fresh episodes of all our favorite new dramas. But I would like to declare this the official Week of Reality Television. Why? Because the shows I’m most looking forward to all fit into the unscripted category. Although, I guess that opens us up to a debate about how real reality television really is? Anyhoo, after the jump, Patti Stanger takes Manhattan, the “Jersey Shore” crew heads to the Everglades, and Bret Michaels and Vanilla Ice both get brand-new shows.
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