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What Does A “Jersey Shore” Bank Account Look Like?

The cast of the “Jersey Shore” might have made minimum wage working at the surf shop this summer, but they’re holding out for big bucks to star in season two. MTV offered Snooki, Pauly D, The Situation, and the rest of the crew a signing bonus of $10K plus $5K per episode, for a 12-episode season. The cast said fuhgeddaboutit to that low-ball offer, and made it clear that they are playing as a team on this one. MTV has reportedly upped the offer to $10K per episode and told the cast that they have until the end of the day today to sign—anyone without a contract will be replaced. No word yet on what our favorite guidos and guidettes will do, but we think MTV is way out of line on this. They supposedly paid Lauren Conrad $75K per episode of “The Hills,” and threw $63K per episode at her replacement, Kristin Cavallari. Heck, even Audrina makes $35K per episode. And let’s just say California rich girls are way more interchangeable than the genius chemistry between the seven housemates of “Jersey Shore.” [TMZ]

And it’s not like the show is these kids’ sole source of income anymore. Keep reading »

LuAnn De Lesseps Recording A Pop Single

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps of “The Real Housewives of NYC” is bringing her lessons on manners and class to … a dance song? Yes, it’s true. She is currently recording a single called “Money Can’t Buy You Class” with producer Chris Young, who’s worked with Ashlee Simpson, Korn and George Clinton. “I have a very original sound,” she told People. “It’s kind of rap and dance put together. I sing all the time for my friends and I sing on the show, but of course they’ve never shown it on the show because they don’t want to get the music rights. So I’ve written the song myself. It will come out in March. I hope that people are really going to love it and dance to it. It’s all about a lot of people I know, who have a lot of money but the manners are not there. It’s just a fun dance song.” Oh dear. Should someone tell her she’s a little tardy to the party? [People] Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For January 23rd-24th 2010

Saturday

  • “Made” on MTV at 9:00 a.m.
  • “Dirty Jobs” on Discovery at 10:00 a.m.
  • “The Closer” on TNT at 11:00 a.m.

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Win This! “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl” DVD Sets And Book

Some occupations seem so incomprehensible that we’d like to follow around the people who hold down those jobs to find out what their workdays really entail. Among those we’d like to shadow are prostitutes, private investigators, and Heidi Montag. Thankfully, a call girl wrote about her day-to-day life in the book Secret Diary of A Call Girl, so we don’t have to wonder about one of those three occupations any longer! The book was written by a formerly anonymous London escort now known to be a researcher who paid for her Ph.D. by sleeping with men who spent about $500 for her services.

WIN THIS! The third season of the TV series “Secret Diary of A Call Girl,” based on the sexcapades of “Belle,” comes to Showtime Feb. 1. We don’t want you to be behind, so we’re giving away the season one and two DVDs, the book, and a monthly planner so you can get your bedroom romps in order. But you have to work if you want them! Send an email to contests@thefrisky.com with the subject line “Secret Diary” telling us your secret for good sex by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner on Friday, Jan. 29. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck! Keep reading »

“American Idol” Auditions Are A Myth … But Isn’t The Whole Show, Really?

Let me preface this by saying that I am a longtime “American Idol” fan. As a former singer and performer, nothing is more exhilarating than watching other people compete and either knock it out of the park or bomb big-time. Perhaps the most compelling part of the “Idol” journey is the audition process. Not only is it entertaining, but also every person alive (whether talented or untalented) can relate to that moment of waiting to fulfill a dream: to perform on Broadway, score the winning basket, get married, land that job. The feeling is universal. But am I surprised that the Daily Beast is calling the “Idol” audition process “a myth?” Not really. Because isn’t the entire show “a myth”? Keep reading »

“Jersey Shore”: Anthropological Study Concluded

Last night, the talented videographers of MTV concluded their field research into how 20-somethings behave when subjected to heat, large quantities of alcohol, and the temptations of the “Jersey Shore.” In the end, the study was a success, giving ample insight into this subset of young Americans who refer to themselves as “Guidos” and “Guidettes.” The findings, after the jump. Keep reading »

Kanye West Banned From “Hope for Haiti”

Kanye West probably has a few New Year’s resolutions after his disastrous year of jerkiness, from snubbing Taylor Swift to generally being all about himself. His diva behavior can be traced back all the way to 2005, when at the Red Cross fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina, West made the controversial statement live on-air that, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Some people applauded West for his words while others thought he was way out of line. Either way, it looks like the folks behind tonight’s “Hope for Haiti” telethon don’t want to take a chance on the rapper. They’ve taken the pre-emptive strike of banning West from the event. Keep reading »

How My Boyfriend Made Me Appreciate Steven Seagal

“That’s a shame … because those bullets could’ve saved you a lot of pain.”

This is one of many gems delivered by Steven Seagal in the movie “Out for Justice.” The film opened in 1991, and starred Seagal as Gino, a no-nonsense cop. The character must have hit close to home for the ‘90s action star, since in the first episode of his new A&E series, “Steven Seagal: Lawman,” he confesses to moonlighting as a man of the law in real life, too. “I make a living in the movies,” he said. “But for the last 20 years, I’ve also been a cop.”

Last night, I decided to watch this show. Keep reading »

11 Reasons Why Jane Lynch Is The Awesomest

I adore Jane Lynch. If she’s involved in a movie or TV show, you know it’s not going to be that bad, because at the very least you’ll be watching a great actress with brilliant comedic timing. In the past 10 years, she’s had 114 roles, which is more than most actors could ask for in a lifetime. We all know her fantastic portrayal of Sue Sylvester, the evil cheerleading coach on “Glee,” who deadpan delivers brilliant lines like, “I’m all about empowerment. I empower my Cheerios to live in a state of constant fear by creating an environment of irrational, random terror.” But that’s certainly not the only reason to love her … we’ve got 11 more after the jump. Keep reading »

Conan Plans His Final “Tonight Show”

It’s official. Conan O’Brien‘s final show as the host of the “Tonight Show” will be tomorrow night. The official reports say that his final guests will be Tom Hanks and Will Ferrell. I find this terribly disappointing because: A) I love Conan and don’t like the idea of waiting until September for him to be able to move to another network; B) neither Tom nor Will has been relevant in the past few years and both bug the mess out of me; and C) Conan’s “achievement” was making the “Tonight Show” audience younger, so this hardly seems like a fitting send-off. I wish he’d booked someone a little more interesting. Scott Brown to talk about his big win? Heidi Montag to talk about her new face? George Clooney and/or Brad Pitt to talk Haiti/whatever they feel like? Maybe he could arm-wrestle Jeff Zucker, the president of NBC? What would you have liked to see for Conan’s final show? [Buddy TV] Keep reading »

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