All it took was one summer at the beach to turn the cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore into some of the hottest new stars on the scene.
The cast is so popular that they are getting 200 to 300 offers a day for personal appearances, says Michael Schweiger of CEG Talent, which represents all the cast members except Snooki.
And one of the wackiest requests received was for Pauly D to walk a bride down the aisle and give the complete stranger away on her wedding day! “Someone in California offered us $50,000 to have Pauly D walk them down the aisle at their wedding, to give them away,” Schweiger confirmed. “We rejected the offer, because Pauly is a serious DJ and all the other cast members are doing lots of personal appearances but Pauly D is not necessarily doing the personal appearances because he feels he has a lot to learn as a DJ. He does not want to be doing stuff that is unrelated to DJ-ing.”
The popularity of the cast has caused CEG to hire more people to answer their phones just to keep up with the demand.
“We handle all their personal appearances and we get offered hundreds of offers a day, we are probably getting 200 to 300 offers a day for various cast members and we’ve taken on extra people just to answer the phones here,” Schweiger told RadarOnline.com. “It’s from all sources, it’s from sweet 16’s to Proms, to night clubs, to car show, to openings of stores, to tanning salons, autograph signings,birthday parties, weddings, colleges, its all sorts of crazy things across the board.
“It is across every ethnic dynamic and it’s across every age dynamic. It is not restricted to sweet sixteens it is 20th and 30th wedding anniversaries and birday parties for 40 and 50 year old people”
“The beauty with this show is the dynamic is universal.”
JWOWW and The Situation have been at various popular clubs and Schweiger says she has been offered to “go hang out at fashion week.”
And Pauly D not only got an offer to walk a bride down the aisle but he also regularly received requests to DJ weddings. “But that’s not how he wants to be seen,” Schweiger told RadarOnline.com. “He’s is working with DJ Skribble right now who is helping him adjust to the DJ life, to the celebrity DJ life, and also helping him develop his DJ skills.”
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According to Schweiger, Pauly D will be hitting Las Vegasy this summer, “We’re just finalizing today his residency for the club he is going to in Las Vegas, which is probably going to surprise a lot of people, it’s a major, major venue. That will be the lead- in for him to do some of the super cool clubs for the summer.”
“He is going to be playing some very cool DJ rooms in the summer where all the DJ’s in the country will be watching him to see if he is a real serious DJ and he wants to be prepared and has to start and be humble.”
With all these personal appearances it’s amazing they still find time to hit the tanning beds!