In other Hills news, the Daily Beast is publishing the purported salaries of the cast. Those goofballs make between $65,000 and $100,000 per episode. Unbelievable. For those not in the know, MTV is renowned for being the cheapest network in showbiz. Hence Room Raiders.
Cavallari is being paid $90,000 an episode, which is almost as much as Conrad was making: $125,000 an episode (or $2.5 million a year), according to a person with knowledge of the show’s contracts. Conrad’s deal stipulated that no other star’s salary could match hers while she was on The Hills, but those of supporting cast members Audrina Patridge, Lauren “Lo” Bosworth, and Montag come close: $100,000 a show. As for Pratt, his rate is a slightly less at $65,000 per show, because he only joined as a regular in 2008. (In comparison, the stars of The Real Housewives series receive a reported $30,000 a show.) In the case of Brody Jenner, Conrad’s BFFWB (Best Friend Forever With Benefits), he takes in $45,000.
Meanwhile, if you have an audition at MTV’s Santa Monica offices, they don’t validate parking.