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Snooki and other reality TV stars get big bucks to attend Christmas bash

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"Jersey Shore" star Snooki took home a $17,000 paycheck for partying.

Getting paid to party is nothing new for “Jersey Shore’s” Snooki, who’s accustomed to fist-pumping on the clock for the MTV show. But one reality TV enthusiast recently made sure Snooki and her peers were even able to profit from an off-hours Christmas bash.

According to TMZ, millionaire entrepreneur and holiday host Jason Hope hired Snooki, Lo Bosworth, Stephanie Pratt, Bruce Jenner and others to mix and mingle at his Arizona home.

Hope's rep revealed the budget for the celebration ran close to $500,000, with Snooki taking home a $17,000 share of it. That made the Jersey girl the top earner from the TV crowd, as Jenner made $15,000 and Pratt and Bosworth earned $12,500 each.

The lowest paid D-lister and seemingly random addition to the festivities was former “Lois & Clark” star Dean Cain, whose total for the night was just $5,000.

The overall highest paid celebrity was the one who entertained all of the TV stars. Ludacris walked away with $100,000.

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