Is An Hour With Snooki Worth $32K?

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) —  One New Jersey lawmaker doesn’t think reality TV star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is worth the $32,000 she was paid to dish her GTL — gym, tanning, laundry — lifestyle at Rutgers University.

State Sen. Joe Kyrillos says students attending public colleges shouldn’t be required to fund entertainment they find objectionable through mandatory activity fees.

Snooki last week was paid $2,000 more than the $30,000 the university is paying Nobel-winning novelist Toni Morrison to deliver the commencement address. The Republican lawmaker said he plans to sponsor legislation allowing students to opt into campus events requiring a fee.

The lawmaker, who does not represent “Jersey Shore” locale Seaside Heights, says he’s certain there were many Rutgers students who were uninterested or “flat out outraged” by Snooki’s appearance.

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  • jackie

    In answer to the title of this article: NO.

  • upyours

    Who is the As$ who promoted and approved this farce? And, the school was “insulted” by Imus’ comment about the womens basketball team. Dumbas$es.

  • upyours

    Who is the As$ who promoted and approved this? And, the school was “insulted” by Imus’ remark about the womens’ basketball team? Dumbas$ losers.

  • Saber 1

    She needs the money for plastic reconstruction surgery. She is truly f ugly.

  • sowhat

    What’s up with “higher” education … even with three holes and a set of b00bs a whacked out Sheen would take a pass.

  • lisa

    I thought it was crazy enough that the studios are paying so much money to these reality people but its even worse to think that higher education would put so much money out for someone like that. What a shame.why not at least pay an actor who has high accolades in his craft or a musician who has paid there dues in the industry with god given talent. But Snooki??? what is wrong with that picture?

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