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Snooki Polizzi's New Year's Eve ball drop booted to Jersey

December 31, 2010 | 11:08 am

Snooki Polizzi will drop in this ball on New Year's Eve in Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, she of "Jersey Shore" and disorderly-on-the-beach fame, will be shoved into a ball and dropped at the stroke of midnight in New Jersey, not New York's Times Square, as MTV had originally planned.

Seems begging forgiveness wasn't going to work -- seems you have to ask permission, and when the network did, Snooki was kicked out, a source told PopEater.

"At midnight, the crowd and the media will be watching Mayor Bloomberg, Dick Clark and the official ball drop, not a cast member of the 'Jersey Shore,'" the insider said.

"We love our Times Square home, and while we're disappointed there won't be a Snooki ball-drop there, she cannot be denied!" MTV said in a statement. "So we're taking a road trip to the place where it all began, Seaside Heights, and droppin' it all there."

Seaside Heights, of course, is ground zero for "Jersey Shore," the reality TV show that dropped Snooki and her fist-pumping friends on us in the first place.

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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Crews work a day ahead of time on the New Year's Eve ball that will hold Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, star of MTV's "Jersey Shore," when she drops at midnight on New Year's Eve in Seaside Heights, N.J. Credit: Julio Cortez / Associated Press

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