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Shawn Johnson

$cores Big with 'DWTS' Contract

3/27/2009 9:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Shawn Johnson is raking in the cash on "Dancing with the Stars" -- although she may not think it's worth the hassle of dealing with alleged stalker Robert O'Ryan ... and we have her contract to prove it.

We've obtained a copy of Shawn's "Dancing" contract -- a public document filed with the L.A. County Superior Court. A judge had to approve the deal because she's a minor. 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.

Under the contract, Shawn must train approximately 20 hours a week. As for the all important issue of injuries ... the contract makes it clear that "Dancing" has no liability. It reads, "Artist releases Producer, Network ... from any and all claims ... arising from physical or other injury resulting from Artist's appearance in the Series..."

Nice work if you can get it.


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She is a sweet young lady and i wish her the best......

2015 days ago


she is beautiful

2015 days ago


lame, they dance for the money, not just to dance

2015 days ago


Shawn deserves to make money after the 13 years of hard work she put in. If .01% of the population could work as hard and for as long as she did they would deserve that money too. People don't realize how hard gymnastics is on the body and mind, she deserves everything.

2015 days ago


$125,000? I thought it was supposed to be $200,000. Is Shawn being cheated out of $75,000?

2015 days ago


Uh, Jesus. People get paid to appear on television, especially shows that get ratings like DWTS. This shouldn't be news to you.

2015 days ago


How long until Shawn Johnson does porno movies?

2015 days ago

Prince Von A-Hole    

Looks to me like she has more then one stalker huh TMZ

2015 days ago


haha!!! Shawn Johnson kicking ass and taking names!!! You go girl!!! America loves ya!!! Make all the money you want and enjoy it fully!!!!

2015 days ago


No sh*t, why is TMZ singing a different tune towards this hottie now, mmmhmmm!?!?!?!?

2015 days ago


Make da money honey, you deserve it!!! This chicka is gorgeous and is going to be a star for a long, long time!!! She's got the world by the ass and I'm jealous!!!!!

2015 days ago

remember REALITY    

She's been ball room dancing for thirteen years? How did she ever have time to train for gynastyicks?

2015 days ago


So the many 'stars" on DWTS who have gotten injured on the show are not entitled to medical insurance from the production? Seems to me since they are show 'talent', working on the show, on a production schedule, at a show studio/location, following show direction that they would be entitled to medical benefits. What about the whole 'on-the-job work injury/workmens compensation process?????

2015 days ago


I thought they did NOT get paid for this......did I not read this somewhere?????

2015 days ago

remember REALITY    

She needs all that money to pay for the boob job and abortion

2015 days ago
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