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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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#33, well fortunately we're still a FREE CAPITALIST country for the time being and can do with our money as we please. And like you wouldn't accept that loot and keep it all to yourself if you could. Dems are such idiotic hypocrites.

2014 days ago

Triple Play    

# 5 Anon ,Right after your Mama Is it Anon or A Hole?

2014 days ago


For those of you that think TMZ has turned over a new leaf and are now being kind to this gorgeous young lady you're being taken as a fool. They've only changed their tactics to that of the Obama administration and singling her out in hopes of making her appear like a greedy bad guy, without any mention of any of the other contestants contracts. For some very sick, demented reason this company has it out for this beautiful young woman. My guess is Harvey wishes he was born a female if he could he'd choose to look exactly like Shawn.

2013 days ago

I remember    

She will make it 2 the final four.... Maybe futher. She reminds me of the cheeta girl except better dancer.

2013 days ago


#41, Cara, with all due respect, I have to ask if you're a friend or family member of Melissa's? Cause your comments are absolutely ridiculous. Shawn is without a doubt, the most purely good natured, geniune, wholesome participant on the show. Not just this season, but any of the previous seasons. Shawn is a far better role model for "the youth of America." I doubt most parents would encourage their daughters to swallow their dignity and prance around in next to nothing for drunk football fans to drool over. Not to mention sell yourself out for a reality tv show to find "true love." She's a sweetheart and I wish her the best, but you gotta be kidding to say she's a better role model for young girls.

2013 days ago


Shawn and all the rest of the "stars" should make lots of money from the show because with the ratings its getting, they are making big money

2013 days ago
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