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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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POP UPDATE: Justin Bieber, “Friends” For Life, And The Critics Choice Awards

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We’re going to be doing some quick video updates whenever we can! Here’s the latest! Justin Bieber begging for streams, (while you can hear him chew – ew), the ladies of Friends reunited, and mother nature. Take a look!

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Courteney Cox’s Instagram Caption Is Every Parent With A Teenage Kid

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Have you heard? It’s 2020 and we’re all supposed to music videos on TikTok. Courteney Cox is no exception. The TV star posted an instagram of her and her daughter Coco dancing it out, with the hilarious caption, “Wanna see your child lose their patience? Do a TikTok with them.”

Also, how long does it take to actually learn one of these routines? It seems very time consuming.

What I was really hoping for was video of her daughter losing her patience, but what we got was a pretty strong routine!

 

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Wanna see your child lose their patience? Do a TikTok with them. #familyaerobics

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Former Law And Order Actress Representing Herself In Court? Diane Neal Claims Her Attorneys In Abuse Case Dropped Her, Leaving Her To Fend For Herself

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In an emotional, now deleted instagram post, actress Diane Neal claims her attorneys have dropped her – leaving the actress who once played assistant district attorney Casey Nowak to try her hand at being an attorney in real life.

Neal has been embroiled in a vicious legal battle that has spanned more than two years. It began when Neal filed a lawsuit alleging her ex, magician JB Benn, was a “manipulative and maniacal fraudster,” who had “defrauded her of millions” and “violently inflicted emotional distress,” according to The Daily Beast. She claims Benn subjected her to “a campaign of isolation, terror and (physical and sexual) assault, and destroyed her reputation.” She also claims he once cut her dogs throat. In turn, Benn has a lawsuit against Neal, claiming she owes him money for property they shared, and that she frequently threatened him. Part of his case: a damning recording in which the female voice, which he claims is Neal, threatens him and his dog. Listen to that tape HERE. It’s intense.

The truth is, the story is so full of battling accusations that it’s probably best to read the FULL list chronicled in this Oxygen article.

But today, in an emotional instagram post which she later deleted, (but copies have which have been retained and posted) a dramatic turn. Neal claims her attorneys have dropped her with no warning.

She speaks directly to her camera phone, saying, “So this is my version of hell. And there he is walking right past me right there” she says, referencing a man whose face cannot be seen. “So, I have been put in a situation by my own attorneys who decided to drop me as a client yesterday afternoon with absolutely no warning, wherein I have to represent myself in court. Because this is what happens to victims of abuse. My attorney yesterday accused me of having an inappropriate relation with (unintelligible**), which is not at all even remotely, a thousand times not true. Has done all kinds of things and … saying it was my fault for being abused. So wish me luck. It’s terrifying, but I am doing this for every woman who can’t do it for themselves. I stand for all of us.”

**please note that the words here were difficult to make out. We have our interpretations but don’t want to speculate without confirmation.

It’s unclear what the nature of the current court hearing is intended to cover today.

 

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Neal played Casey Novak on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for five seasons,and continued her acting career on NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, Suits and 30 Rock. Most recently she became involved in politics, running as an independent for the U.S. House of Representatives in New York’s 19th congressional district.

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