That figure is not nearly as inflated as the reported salaries for the major players on The Hills, but it still seems like a sweet price tag for getting smashed, starting fights, and rubbing bodies in a rooftop jacuzzi.
These are reality stars — do they deserve a paycheck? My first inclination is an emphatic "No way," but just think of their many late-night appearances or that viral Funny or Die video. With the ratings and pop culture buzz that they give a network like MTV, why shouldn't the "talent" get compensated? They probably bring in more money than some actors on regular scripted shows.
I have a feeling that this is going to be a heated debate, so share your two cents!
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