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‘Dancing With The Stars’ Pays Pretty Well

Have you ever wondered how much the “celebrities” receive by appearing on shows such as “Dancing With The Stars”? Well, due to the fact that Shawn Johnson is a minor, the contract was unearthed and it details the amount of money they get for being on the show. I would imagine the salaries vary slightly depending on their star wattage, or maybe it’s just a standard rate. Here are some highlights and if you check out the documents, you can see all of the details. One more of my lifelong questions answered. 

  • Under the contract, Shawn gets a guarantee of $125,000 for appearing on the show. By surviving the first elimination, she gets an additional$10,000 a week for weeks 3 and 4. 
  • If Shawn survives the next eliminations, the rate doubles to $20,000 a week for weeks 5, 6 and 7. For weeks 8 and 9 she scores $30,000 a week. 
  • And here’s where it really gets sweet. In weeks 10 and 11, if Shawn makes it through, she gets $50,000 a week.
  • Total take if Shawn makes it to the final 2 — $365,000.

March 27, 2009 Posted by | Did you know?, TV Shows | , , , | Leave a comment