By Alisha Tillery
Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, one of reality televisionâ€™s most hated couples, are flat broke. In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, Spencer shared that heâ€™d gladly take an MTV producer up on an offer to star in â€œJersey Shoreâ€ in exchange for a big check. After overspending on plastic surgery and high-end wardrobes, the couple has traded in their condo for eating tacos and burritos in Prattâ€™s parentsâ€™ beach house. Thatâ€™s a far cry from their lives depicted on The Hills. My, how the mighty have fallen.
Like the Pratts, many other reality television celebrities-of-the-moment come into fame and new money, and live out their dreams in a matter of months (obviously with no accountant). Blogs report them partying and dropping millions of dollars on homes, cars and wardrobes daily. In late 2010, â€œThe Real Housewives of Atlantaâ€ star, Sheree Whitfieldâ€™s Aston Martin luxury car was repossessed (she denies the claims). The â€œJersey Shoreâ€ cast negotiated a salary increase for the third season taped in Italy, totaling $100,000 per episode, just to party and hook up with each other onscreen, even amid enormous debt and pending lawsuits.