How is that for a jarring headline? Today a court has ordered that American Express can seize more than $88,000 dollars from Tori Spelling’s bank account to cover charges she has racked up over many years. First of all, how the heck did she get to keep on running up the bill? I presume they shut her off rather quickly. But that is a lot of designer shoes and five start vacations for her and her brood. I’ll never understand how people accrue such debt.
But for me the real shocker was her pay for BH90210. Due to the filing by American Express, Tori Spelling’s pay rate was made public. She gets $70,000 per episode plus an additional $15,000 per episode for co-creating the show. So it will take just over one episode to pay this off. BH90210 has already been renewed for a second season. So she should be fine even though a bank has been coming after her for failure to pay he mortgage of $400K. If she is smart, she will pay that off right away.
Nene Leakes Makes More Than Tori Spelling
The thing that really got me is that Nene Leakes makes more than Tori Spelling per episode and there are way more RHOA episodes than there are episodes of BH90210. Nene negotiated her contract despite it not even being up for negotiation to get just a bit over $100K an episode. And she has a Most Favored Nation clause in her contract. Bethenny Frankel has a similarly high pay rate for RHONY.
Nene is not the highest pay reality show personality though. That still goes to the Kardashians. All of them, make a lot more per episode than Nene. A lot more.
Are you surprised that Tori Spelling makes less than Nene Leakes? I am glad for her children’s sake that Tori has a job again.
RadarOnline was the first to report on the judgment against Tori Spelling.