PREACH IT! 'Jersey Shore' kids are getting paid, but are they getting paid like stars?
Just how lucrative is your life, if you're a "Jersey Shore" guidette? It's pretty freakin' sweet, is what it is.
A new US Weekly report -- and we do mean gym-tan-laundry fresh -- reveals that Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi commands $20,000 to merely walk from one end of a red carpet to another. (That’s the same amount that DJ Pauly D charges, though it should be noted that Pauly D must, you know, DJ.)
Ronnie demands $12,000 to $20,000, Sammi gets about $15,000, and Vinnie and Angelina each command in the four figures.
Exactly how might this pay change hands? Likely via check -- or, maybe not. Stars -- even mega-A-list ones -- have been known to collect such fees via good old-fashioned $100 bills.
In paper sacks, in fact.
According to someone involved in the transaction, Halle Berry was once paid $50,000 cash to wear ...
According to my source, Berry’s limousine arrived. The car window opened. The go-betweens handed the bag to Berry. And the driver took off.
Are the "Jersey Shore" kids also getting paid via limo drive-by? Maybe in dollars, but not the really good stuff. That is, unless free spray tans can now fit inside a paper sack.
-- Leslie Gornstein
Left photo: The original cast of "Jersey Shore." Credit: Scott Gries / MTV
Right photo: Halle Berry in the 2002 James Bond film "Die Another Day." Credit: Keith Hamshere / MGM Pictures / Eon Productions
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