I'm surmising that, as with any other cast, it depends on their marketability (how many viewers/how much advertising revenue they can bring in) and how well their agents can bargain to net them a higher wage.Originally Posted by bbnbama;2085480;
To yourfired: Well, it's a matter of opinion. Mine is that stars can afford to do this for charity - sort of a fun thing. I didn't dream they'd take this all that seriously. As the weeks have wore on it's obvious they do. Maybe Tom B. wasn't kidding when he said they really do this to win that tacky disco-ball trophy.
It certainly seems like a fundraiser type of event to me. (But I'll concede) I've also heard the contention (not as to DWTS, but referring to charity concerts etc.) before that the performers are usually the only ones being asked to donate their services - the crew gets paid, etc.
A nice thing about the stars' wages going to charity is that once people hear this, it may inspire more donations (stars also usually make much, much more money than your average key grip). I was rather surprised to hear this is a paying gig for them - it suddenly becomes something else, in that case. Then again, as someone said, some of the lesser-known names likely could not afford to donate their pay. Anyway, I suppose I'd rather think of this as some fun backyard talent show, than just another gig for pay. As for Jennifer Aniston - totally different situation. That was her main job. I wouldn't expect Sara or Willa to sing for free, or Emmitt to play football for nothing. But this isn't anyone's actual 'job'.