Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Marlboro's 'Snooki' gets fine for being an annoyance (more so than constantly writing 'Justin Bieber' in headlines)

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Calling her "a Lindsay Lohan wannabe," a judge has fined "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi $500 and ordered her to perform community service after she pleaded guilty to disturbing others on the Seaside Heights beach in July.

Her lawyer said Wednesday that Polizzi, who grew up in Marlboro, was under the influence of alcohol when she stumbled around the beach, using loud language that disturbed other beachgoers.

Polizzi apologized to police and anyone else she bothered on the beach, claiming the incident was not scripted as part of the show, even though cameras were rolling during it.

Municipal Court Judge Damian G. Murray gave her credit for one day of community service that she spent caring for abused and neglected animals at Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township on Sunday.