Snooki from Jersey Shore Gets $7500 as Appearance Fees
This article is disturbing. That promoters will pay these nobodies these type of appearance fees is ridiculous. A sign that the apocolypse is upon us.
Don't worry, "Jersey Shore" fans - we hear the cast of MTV's runaway hit will be back for another summer in Seaside Heights.
Despite rumors that a new crew would be brought in for season two, cast member Vinny Guadagnino let it slip Tuesday night that he and the original Italian-Americans will indeed be returning to the Shore next summer.
"They want us to do another season," he gushed to a group of ladies at the "Youth in Revolt" after-party at La Pomme.
But when the femmes asked him to leave the Chelsea hot spot for another venue, the Italian stallion declined, explaining: "We can't really go out and make unpaid appearances."
We don't blame him for staying put. We hear the kids get paid quite well to show up at parties, and a rep for everyone in the cast - except fan favorite Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi - confirms that he's "very particular about the venues we send them."
So which venues meet the criteria?
Apparently, those that can pay up: getting the entire crew to an event can cost promoters close to $30,000.
Individually, they aren't cheap either - fist-pumping with Mike (The Situation) Sorrentino and DJ Pauly D costs $7,500 per tough guy. Vinny, meanwhile, gets $3,500.
Those interested in getting to know lovebirds Ronnie Magro and Sammi (Sweetheart) Giancola can take advantage of a special package deal. Together, they command $3,000 - but of course, the rep says, "There really isn't a ceiling on these prices."
As for the shore's resident drama queen, pint-size Snooki goes for as much as $7,500 - not the $2,000 previously reported.
Those high fees apply even to New York nightlife impresario Zev Norotsky, who promotes at NYC hot spots CV and Pacha.
"I want to get Snooki to my birthday party at CV, and I've already spoken to her manager," he says, knowing very well that she's one little girl with a very big price.