Usually we try to make up unique titles for stories, but in this case I can’t improve much on this title from US Weekly and have to give them credit for coming up with this gem. About three weeks ago, Jersey Shore “star” Snooki was arrested on the Boardwalk in Seaside Heights, NJ, for being a drunken mess. After the arrest, Snooki promised to quit drinking during the day, and to “only have a couple of drinks” when she went out at night.
Snooki has been formally charged for that incident, and in a hearing yesterday prosecutors added another amusing charge onto her roster. She’s was officially accused of “annoying people on abeach.” Can we add “throughout the world” to that? Her lawyer pleaded not guilty on her behalf. The trial is on September 8 and Snooki is only expected to be ordered to pay a fine.
A prosecutor says Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is not just being charged with disorderly conduct and creating a public nuisance, but also annoying people on a beach.
Yes, that’s a crime in New Jersey.
At a hearing in Seaside Heights on Wednesday, an attorney for the Jersey Shore star entered not guilty pleas to all three charges, which relate to an arrest July 30 for being intoxicated in public.
No matter how it turns out, the pint-sized Snooki is not expected to serve jail time. If she’s convicted of all three charges, she faces $2,000 in fines. Her attorney claims her clean record should keep maximum fines down to $500.
Snooki says the case has made her “feel like a criminal” and that it’s caused her to rethink her habits.
For the five people who care slightly, Snooki has a new boyfriend named Jeff who says he’s really into her, even though “she’s drunk most of the time.” There have been rumors that Jeff, an Iraq war veteran, is dating Snooki for the fame, which he countered by saying that “I don’t care about the cameras. It’s about me and her.” However Snooki’s ex castmate, Angelina, claims that Jeff tried out for Jersey Shore and that he was often hanging around the cast and hitting on her before he settled on Snooki. Jeff claims he’s into Snooki, though, and that “These accusations are false. All I want is to be happy. Nicole is a sweet girl.” Even though she’s drunk all the time, right?