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Evelyn Lozada Doubles Salary on 'Basketball Wives'

4/5/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Evelyn Lozada got a HUGE raise before she struck a deal with VH1 to stay on board for Season 3 of “Basketball Wives” -- in fact, we're told she more than DOUBLED her old salary.

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Sources close to the production tell TMZ, Evelyn didn't get the $20k per episode she demanded ... but we're told she's "very happy" with the counter-offer.

But Evelyn didn't just get a pay bump -- we're told Producers also APOLOGIZED to Lozada for the way she was portrayed in the Season 2 finale ... a huge reason why Evelyn was hesitant to re-sign with the network.

We're told Lozada -- who threatened to leave the show after she felt the producers backstabbed her -- is happy with the new deal ... and shooting is already underway.


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76.

niecy    

i say basketball wives when they were in Rome and tamie an mikia got in to it a lot of it was because of suzie she does run her mouth to much she is the one going back and forth telling stuff that startes confusion she need's to take some KOPATE to slow it down,but her time is coming watch i***** be long.

1093 days ago
77.

MSTEECEE    

Evelyn Lozada got a HUGE raise before she struck a deal with VH1 to stay on board for Season 3 of “Basketball Wives” -- in fact, we're told she more than DOUBLED her old salary.
way to go Evelyn

1074 days ago
78.

Lana    

Sorry, but 20,000 an episode isn't worth having all my business on national television. They do about, what 12 episodes? Or lets say 15 to be safe? So that's 300,000 then accounting for taxes (35%) you have a take home check for about $195,000. I can see someone like Royce accepting that, but not someone like Jen who supposedly came from money or Evelyn who seems to have access to it through the guys shes dated. Not saying 195,000 paycheck is bad money, but it's definitely not enough for getting embarrassed on national television and getting a bad image for the rest of your life.

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