Their first time around at Seaside Heights, the castmates of “Jersey Shore” made a reported $5,000 per episode, plus room, board, and a duck phone. For season two, they got upped to $10K per episode, plus bonuses. But the word on the street is that for season four of the show—which will soon be filmed in Italy—the cast members will each be pulling in $100,000 per episode. That’s an 1000 percent increase. Which means our favorite guidos and guidettes’ salaries are accelerating faster than the cast of “Friends”‘ did—it took Jennifer Aniston and crew five seasons to get six-figure paychecks. And need I remind you that in season nine and 10, they were banking $1 million per episode? Do you think “Jersey Shore”‘s popularity will keep ascending or will it taper off soon? Cause if it continues, the cast will soon be able to buy a small country. Keep reading »
On Thursday night, Snooki spoke at Rutgers University in New Jersey, just a short drive from Seaside Heights, and pulled in a crowd of 2,000 students. “When you’re tan, you feel better about yourself,” she said, as words of wisdom for the students. “Study hard, but party harder.” Parents, of course, are up in arms about this. Especially when the news broke that Rutgers paid Snooki an insanely whopping $32,000 for her appearance. That’s $10,000 more than the school’s annual tuition and housing fees. And it’s also $2,000 more than the university
paid will pay Toni Morrison, famed author and Nobel Prize winner, for her commencement address last this year.
After the jump, some more famous faces Snooki banked more than for her appearance. Keep reading »
A couple weeks ago, I caught the nasty cold that’s been going around. Coughing, feverish, and too tired to leave my couch, I drew the blinds and searched for comfort in the Netflix “instant watch” section. Instead I found Jersey Shore Season 2. I’d never seen the show before and thought this might be a good time to check it out and see what all the fuss is about. I ended up watching the entire season, continuously–all 13 hours of it.
I didn’t eat. I didn’t sleep. I had no interaction with any other human beings. The sun set outside my apartment sometime during episode 11, cloaking the world in darkness, and by the time the credits rolled for the season finale, I would barely recognize the person I’d become. Maybe watching one or two episodes of Jersey Shore is a fun thing to do every once in awhile, but taking in an entire season in one sitting will absolutely ruin your life. Here’s how… Keep reading »
“By the way, who’s John Boehner? Check it out. Doesn’t his name sound like boner? Anyone notice that? … Hey, Snoop Dogg, Donald Trump and your ancestors had a lot in common — they owned real estate, and your ancestors were property! … This is my first time doing comedy!”
—Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino of “Jersey Shore” taking a turn at the mic last night at Donald Trump’s Comedy Central roast. He got booed and heckled off stage. He should clearly stick to GTLing. [NY Post] Keep reading »
“If I do something stupid, which is pretty much the whole time, I hate it … Obviously, they’re only going to put the good stuff in, and the good stuff is us drunk, so all I’m seeing is me drunk and falling down. That’s how I am when I party, but some of the stuff I do is, like, ‘Really, Nicole?’ I look like a freakin’ alcoholic. I’m like, ‘You’re sweating, your makeup is running, you look gross.’ I just look like s**t .”
– Snooki in Rolling Stone on how she comes off on “Jersey Shore.” I appreciate Snooki’s brutal honesty. I think that’s what makes her such a lovable little meatball. That being said, I totally support her not getting drunk in front of the camera anymore. I think she’s better than that. Also, I happen to find her highly entertaining while sober. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“[My boyfriend]‘s definitely not a gorilla juicehead. But, you know, he’s a guido. … I would consider Regis a hot ape. A grown-up gorilla.”
—Surprise! Snooki‘s latest hookup on “Jersey Shore,” the one the guys busted in on her with in the smush room, is now her boyfriend. She tells Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa about him, and throws Regis some love at the same time. Let’s just hope we don’t see Regis get progressively tanner over the next few weeks. [TV Squad] Keep reading »
Here’s an illustrated clip from the new literary work Snooki in Wonderland. I think I know what happens next. Snooki drinks the potion and gets arrested for public drunkenness. This one’s gonna be a page turner. Get your copy here for only 99 cents. [Snooki in Wonderland] Keep reading »
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino
has a beefcake workout video for sale — you knew
that was coming — and the bloopers reel is more entertaining than Deena in panties and a cowboy hat. There’s nothing quite as fun as watching “Jersey Shore”
‘s biggest ego mess up his lines and get ragged on by the super-hot chick in his exercise video. Maybe he was just hungover? [YouTube
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Earlier this month, Jenni “JWoww” Farley became the third “Jersey Shore” cast member to pen a book, releasing The Rules According to JWoww: Shore Tested Secrets on Landing a Mint Guy, Staying Fresh to Death, and Kicking the Competition. (The Situation and Snooki beat her to the bookshelves.) “Women need dating rules like they need bras,” she writes in the intro. “Sure, you can go without them, but if you do—and you’re sporting a nice boob job like I am—you are gonna be flopping out there in the wind. You need the right support.” Nice analogy? [MSNBC]
JWoww has been on the road, hardcore promoting her 214 page book. On Wednesday night, she talked to Leno about it, giving him a few examples of her 60 rules. First, she explained, do not drink on a first date. “Don’t end up like we are on the show. Avoid that,” Jenni said. Yep, I’ll cosign on that.
After the jump, we’ve collected some of the rules from Jenni’s book that she’s discussed so far and rate how sound we think her advice is. Keep reading »
“We have our catchphrases about girls ['grenade,' etc.] but the four girls on the show are as wild as the guys. It’s not just one way. It’s not biased or sexist.”
— Oh, Vinny Guadagnino. You might be the smartest (and most emotionally mature!) cast member on “Jersey Shore,” but you’re still a dim bulb. [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
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