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Lawsuit Reveals DJ Pauly D’s SHOCKING Salary For Jersey Shore!

The most fascinating part of the lawsuit against Pauly D is the SHOCKING salary of the Jersey Shore cast!

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The Hollywood Reporter landed a major scoop in covering a lawsuit against Jersey Shore…. but the most fascinating part of the story isn’t the lawsuit as much as the SHOCKING salary of it’s cast!

It goes like this, according to THR, “DJ Pauly D is being sued by his former talent agency – ICM for allegedly refusing to hand over commissions from a deal to star on the MTV show.”

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in an LA court, and it alleges that “Pauly D” – who in the world that is REAL, not “reailty TV” – goes by Paul DelVecchio, owes them $370,000 for the past two seasons of the show. (They only get 10 percent… so do the math… he’s making major bank!) Better yet – don’t do the math, and read on for the numbers:
 
The talent agency began working with Pauly D in 2010, eventually entering into a contract that would entitle them to 10 percent of of his compensation across any of the business opportunities the land and negotiate for him. They then secured contract options for seasons 2 and 3 of Jersey Shore, negotiating raises along the way.
 
Check out this passage from The Hollywood Reporter, which details the salary:
 

The third amendment to the MTV agreement meant that Pauly D got a $400,000 signing bonus and $100,000 for each episode.

For the fourth season — which included 12 episodes, a launch special, multiple “after-shows,” a reunion show, merchandising and bonuses — ICM totals $1.6 million of compensation due to Pauly D. The agency then includes $107,037 for contractual participations and a $200,000 “thank you” bonus, bringing Pauly D’s compensation tor season 4 of the show to more than $1.9 million.

They also write that Pauly D is said to be earning $2.1 million from season five, which ended March 15.

Pauly D now has a spinoff show on MTV.

What’s interesting about this is that one might argue that Pauly D isn’t the biggest name on the cast… What does this say for Snooki or The Situation? (A 2010 report claimed that in 2011 Mike Sorrentino would make $10 million from TV, sponsorship opportunities and public appearances.) Yeesh. That said, MTV isn’t going to pay more than they can afford. They’re making a ton of revenue from the advertising. From the sounds of it, it looks like it’s time for Pauly to learn how show business and agencies work. And for all the cast members, I would advice to save and invest wisely. You never know when reality fame can turn to dust.

For more entertainment news, follow @BrianBalthazar on twitter!

If this isn’t shocking, my bad. But you at least might find it frustrating when you see what 2.1 million a season gets you these days. Here’s a refresher:

 

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Ina Garten Makes The Perfect Quarantine Cocktail In Funny Video

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If the Barefoot Contessa says any hour is cocktail hour then who are we to argue?!

Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa herself, took to Instagram to “keep tradition alive” during these stressful, isolated times. What tradition is she most concerned with? One near and dear to all of us of course, cocktail hour! In the two-minute video, Ina gives a tutorial on how to whip up a batch of her favorite cosmopolitans. We all watch the contessa for her signature brand of calm speaking tones and party planning panache and while this video delivers on what we’d expect, Ina throws in a couple funny jokes that you would never see coming. She begins the tutorial by instructing viewers to grab a big pitcher because “you never know who is going to stop by – wait – nobody is going to stop by.” She goes on later to remind viewers that “during a crisis, you know, cocktail hour can be almost any hour.”  Ina wraps up the demonstration by advising viewers to choose the right martini glass when making this drink before pulling out a giant one for herself! Look at Ina getting all loosey-grey-goosey with us!

Enjoy any-hour happy-hour and check out the funny video below!

 

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It’s always cocktail hour in a crisis! Recipe link in profile. #staysafe

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‘Will & Grace’ Star, Leslie Jordan, Has The Funniest Instagram Account Ever

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“Well, well, well…if it isn’t Beverly Leslie.”

Any sitcom-lover will instantly recognize Leslie Jordan as Karen Walker’s vertically challenged nemesis on Will & Grace. And while he always managed to steal the scene as Beverly Leslie, the funny actor actually has quite the lengthy resume filled with all sorts of interesting roles. Well at the age of 64, Jordan may have just found his most exciting role yet…a viral video star!

Jordan chatted with Today discussing his new found internet fame. He shared that he did not even want to join social media initially but was encouraged to do so by producers when working on Cool Kids. His social media didn’t become the hotspot it is now until the coronavirus pandemic however, when Jordan says he was encouraged by a friend to use his humor to bring levity to his fans. Now on his Instagram, which has grown over 400,000 followers since the quarantines were put in place, Jordan posts a bunch of hilarious content which includes stories about famous friends, tales of his flamboyant childhood and even baton twirling.

We can all use a laugh right now so do yourself a favor and check out the hilarious videos below! To keep the laughs coming be sure to follow Leslie Jordan here!

Betty White and the freezer queen.

 

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The Freezer Queen. #bostonlegal @bettymwhite

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The over-haulin’ ass.

 

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My Exercise Regime. #sia #lizzo #bigbelly #haulass

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That time in the pokey.

 

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Pillow Talk! #friedbrain #jailhouserock #ecstasy #gomybail

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Bringing sexy back(scratch)

 

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DAY ONE: EXERCISE VIDEO. More to follow. #littlefatty #poorthing #getupandgo #gotupandwent #backscratcher

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Beverly Leslie saves the twirl.

 

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DAY TWO! #trainer #fitnessmotivation #batontwirling #fitnessforsissies

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Nick Lachey Rewrites Hit 98 Degrees Song Amid Coronavirus Quarantine

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This video will remind you of two things: Nick Lachey is actually a gifted singer. And at age 46 he is still quaran-FINE!

Picture it. The year is 1998 and the boy band craze is at its peak. You turn on the radio. Your ears perk up as you hear the four beautiful men of 98 Degrees sing about the torture of having to let down their side pieces so they can try to be true to the girlfriends that love them. The word “coronavirus” has never even been uttered. It was a simpler time.

Fast forward to 2020 when it seems like you can’t turn on the tv without some sort of news break interrupting your scheduled programming to warn you about the latest dangers of the viral pandemic. With the spread of the virus ever growing, celebrities have been taking to social media to urge fans to isolate themselves so we can all stay safe and healthy. Nick Lachey, 98 Degrees heartthrob and host of the new dating show Love Is Blind, is the latest Hollywood star to jump on this bandwagon.

Lachey took to Instagram to debut his updated rendition of “The Hardest Thing,” the boy band’s certified gold single. “Yeah, it’s the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do. To stay stuck in our house, just watching all this bad news. It’s the hardest thing we’ve ever had to try. To stay six feet apart when we go outside,” the blue eyed beaut sings. “Nothing to do, no sports on TV. Washed my hands so much that they started to bleed. Damn this quarantine. It’s the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do. But in the end it’s worth it. Together we will get through” he continues. The video ends with Lachey reminding fans to stay safe before being jumped on by his enthusiastically adorable son.

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When the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do…. is stay home.

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