You know those stories that make you lose faith in the future of society? This was one of those stories for me, after I learned that the main cast of Jersey Shore just signed contracts for $100,000 per episode.
For those that don’t know, each season has 13 episodes, equalling $1.3 million per core cast member every season from this point forward, until a new contract is negotiated. That includes Snooki, JWoww, The Situation, Pauly D, Sleepy, Bashful and Grumpy.
OK, I made the last three up.
What the hell are these people being paid to do? Get into verbally abusive and occasionally physical fights in between drinking, fake tanning and puffing out their hair to unnatural degrees? Have they maybe copyrighted the terms ‘Guido’ and ‘Guidette’? Seriously, help me out here, I want to understand!
Maybe their plane will crash on their way back from Italy and the crew will be forced to do a few seasons of the cast trying to survive on a deserted island somewhere in the Atlantic. I would pay good money myself to see Snooki trying to crack open a coconut to use the milk for sun tanning lotion.