I doubt anyone knows this answer, but I was curious, do the players get any monetary compensation for playing this game? I know some of them 'work' by doing speaking engagements and showing up at bars and what not, but show me a job where someone can take up to a month and a half off and come back to that same job. Who can afford to just leave their job for that long?! They have to get several thousand dollars from MTV for showing up and of course prize money if they win the whole thing.
But seriously, does anyone know how this works? I heard a rumor a long time ago CT gets fees to show up in the first episode, start drama and leave. A nice chunk of change too.