Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will have to look for another way to ring in the New Year now that she has been banned from the Times Square area on Dec. 31.
According to the NY Post, MTV concocted a plan to drop Snooki in a hamster- toy-like ball in Times Square Friday night. MTV however found themselves in trouble once the Times Square officials found out what the network was planning. The officials told MTV it didn’t have permission to do a Snooki ball drop from the roof of its studios.
“The request to have her in a separate ball on a setback roof came too late and was too impractical to fit into our outdoor events,” a spokesman for the event organizers said yesterday.
Meanwhile, an insider tells 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.'” Ouch.
TMZ is also reporting that the Snooki ball drop will still be happening, but instead in Jersey Shore. The ball, pictured below, has a giant lit Snooki sign on it.
Oh yeah, the new season of the Jersey Shore premieres Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 10/9c on MTV.