'Jersey Shore' star Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi arrested in Seaside Heights

The self-proclaimed "guidos" and "guidettes" of MTV's hit "Jersey Shore" are back for a second season, premiering Thursday night at 10. This time, the gang heads for Miami.
By Reuters
Saturday, July 31, 2010

NEW YORK -- President Obama might not have heard of Snooki, but New Jersey police certainly have: They arrested the "Jersey Shore" reality TV star Friday on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, 22, was arrested in Seaside Heights while filming the TV series. She was released with a summons to appear in court, police said.

"Nicole Polizzi was acting in a disorderly manner while located on the beach," Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd said in a statement. "Ms. Polizzi was escorted from the beach by [officers], then placed under arrest for the charge of disorderly conduct."

Celebrity news Web site TMZ showed photos of Snooki in handcuffs. It also showed photos of the petite star drinking Coca-Cola out of a beer bong earlier Friday.

Snooki is filming the third season of "Jersey Shore" with seven other cast members, including Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, who live together in a house.

The second season of MTV's "Jersey Shore," filmed in Miami, premiered Thursday to a series-record 5.3 million viewers, more than three times the number who tuned in for the series premiere.

"Jersey Shore" gave MTV its best season premiere of a show since the second-season launch of "The Osbournes" in 2002.

This week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said the cast and show gave a "negative" impression of the state.

Obama appeared on "The View" on Thursday and said he had not heard of Snooki when asked about her.

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