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Maria Shriver's HUGE Payday for Doing Nothin'

3/17/2008 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Maria ShriverMaria Shriver got paid a fortune by NBC over the last three years -- even though she worked exactly once for the network since 2004.

According to "statements of economic interest" filed in Cal-ee-for-nia, NBC shelled out "between $100,000 and $1 million," the L.A. Times reports, in each of the last three years, as part of an "exit agreement. " The network was uncomfortable about Mrs. Schwarzenegger reporting news while Arnold served as Governor and took her off "Dateline NBC" back in February 2004.

NBC felt there was a conflict of interest because she became first lady of Calif. -- so what's the deal with the sweetheart arrangement? Interesting.

Maria's chief of staff, Daniel Zingale, confirmed the payments to the Times, though he didn't indicate what her total windfall was. NBC was mum.

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31.

john    

It's even more ludicrous than that.
If you analyze the number of stories she did for "Dateline" before NBC took her off, you'll realise Maria Shriver was a very-highly-paid employee who was never there.
NBC just wanted to impress people with her name.
I always laugh when I hear the story her PR people trot out of how she gave up her "career" for Arnold.

2388 days ago
32.

Princess    

i hear she may appeal. Appeal ? She doesn't have a leg to stand on !

ROFLMAO !!!!!!!!!!

2388 days ago
33.

Rustyvain    

Eat a cookie baby, You look like a skeleton. How does Arnold bang this Hang-man woman stick chick?


2388 days ago
34.

Carolyn A-B    

Skeletor refuses to dress her age, but the bloom is off the rose.

2388 days ago
35.

diane    

Maria, Eat a Twinkie for God's sake.

2388 days ago
36.

Pre00    

AHHHHH ITS SKELATOR!...this woman has had so much facial surgery she looks like a fossil...jawbone exposed...ewwwww...tendons in her neck..like that dude the invisible man when he morphed from bones to muscles...gross

2388 days ago
37.

ReneeNW    

She is looking more and more like her mother, Eunice Shriver. SCARY! Can't escape the Kennedy jaw.

2388 days ago
38.

RReedy    

If you think SHE'S ugly, you should see her Mother!!!!! They could be twins....

2388 days ago
39.

Standards are badly needed.    

Why haven't the Kennedys willingly provided direct descendant DNA so that the poor fellow in British Columbia who's been told by his mother that he's JFK's biological son can know his origin? Maybe they have. He wants NOTHING but to know the truth, and he looks. exactly. like. JFK. He's well off in his own right, is said to be a lovely man full of character, and deserves to know out of basic human decency. None of it was of his making.

2388 days ago
40.

love little people :)    

SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE WAS EMBALMED YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY CRAP AHNOLD , RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!

2388 days ago
41.

anna    

she looks like E.T. with a wig on:)

2388 days ago
42.

Kitty    

Crypt keeeper. hee hee hee hee
Eat something for Pete's sake.

2388 days ago
43.

fox    

looks like SKELETOR

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