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 »
One of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2011 was to stop watching the “Real Housewives.” Between Orange County, New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, DC, Beverly Hills and Miami, it was just getting to be far too much of a time suck. Well, it looks like Bravo feels the same way. It’s not just Michaele and Tareq Salahi that they’ve evicted—they’re getting rid of the entire DC cast, making this the first “Real Housewives” franchise to be canceled. It’s not that the show didn’t get good ratings. Apparently, the higher ups at the network just felt that the cast was too uptight and not as fun as the others. Which—true! Keep reading »
Sue Sylvester. Pierce Hawthorne. Ann Perkins. They’re showstoppers, that’s for sure, but not for the reason you might be thinking.
You see, sometimes, even great shows have characters that mess with the flow of a seemingly perfect episode. They can bring an entire show to a halt with a scene. It’s a peculiar tale, especially because some of these characters are played by award-winning TV veterans.
We might’ve liked them at first, but the writers have led them astray. Read more… Keep reading »
Last year, when “Glee
” premiered, we were all about New Directions. But this year, we find most of them boring with the exceptions of Brittany
, and Santana
. Nope, this year—like the rest of the country—we are all about The Warblers
. So we were pretty excited when we heard that Kurt, Blaine, and the rest of the prep school jacketed crew would be releasing their own album on April 19. It’ll have their hits from the show, like “Teenage Dream” and “Bills, Bills, Bills,” plus a few new ones. Above, a sneak peak of one new track—the dudes’ take on Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know.”
So who are these guys? Keep reading »
On Tuesday, Elizabeth Berkley joined former “Saved by the Bell” co-star Mario Lopez on “Extra” to promote her new book. And, oh, how I love what she tweeted about the experience. “I’m so excited, I’m so excited—I’m so … scared.” Classic television. [PopWrap] Keep reading »
Check out this clip from the new Sundance show “All On the Line,”
starring “Elle” Creative Director Joe Zee. Recognize the designer featured here? It’s Kara Janx, from Season 2 of “Project Runway.” Watch Kara go toe-to-toe with Joe over her next collection.
And don’t forget to enter “All On the Line’s” Fashion Hunt sweepstakes to win a prize pack worth $500! The Fashion Hunt goes live on April 6. “Like” the page in order to participate in the Fashion Hunt. Each right answer counts as one entry in the contest — and if you get all five questions right, you’re entered in the sweepstakes five times, increasing your chances of winning.
“All On the Line” airs on the Sundance Channel Tuesday nights at 10pm E.S.T. Keep reading »