The Jersey Shore Kids got what they wanted, a lot more money.
Via Pop Eater: The “core group” of the eight-member cast will reportedly receive at least $100,000 per episode for Season 4, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio were reportedly holding up contract negotiations for the next season, which led to a delay in their scheduled Italian trip. The group was reportedly asking for more money, and now they have it in the form of a six-figure paycheck per episode.
This isn’t the first time members of the ‘Jersey Shore’ have asked for more money to film the show. Last summer, the cast went on strike in order to rake in more cash.
The new raise for the “core group” is a big one, too. The cast reportedly made $10,000 per episode for Season 2, and around $30,000 per episode for Season 3.
Each season of the MTV hit show is about 13 episodes and the castmates have business ventures going on outside the show. Several of them endorse products, host venues and some have even made TV appearances, which also rakes in millions of dollars. Must be nice to make that much money for pretty much partying 24/7.