Snooki's Ball-Drop Stunt Spiked From Times Sq. - NBC New York

Snooki's Ball-Drop Stunt Spiked From Times Sq.

"Jersey Shore" starlet to drop in Seaside Heights



    Snooki to Ring in the New Year "Jersey Shore" Style

    Snooki's ball drop is moved to Seaside Heights after the New York celebration told MTV "no thanks." Get an exclusive sneak peek and hear what locals think of the stunt. (Published Friday, Dec. 31, 2010)

    Snooki's ball-drop debut got spiked.

    The pint-sized Jersey Shore starlet will not be dropped in a glass ball at midnight during MTV's New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, according to event organizers.

    "It was never intended or requested for Snooki to be in the actual New Year's Eve Ball in Times Square," organizers Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment said in a statement. "The request to have her in a separate ball on a set-back roof came too late and was too impractical to fit in to our outdoor events."

    Gossip site TMZ reported that the New Year's Eve festivities featuring the poofed reality star, whose real name is Nicole Polizzi, was moved to the cast's infamous Seaside Heights, N.J., digs. The site published photos showing a giant ball with "Snooki" emblazoned in lights across the diameter, suggesting the stunt may still be in play. caught rehearsals for the ball drop taking place Thursday night. But Snooki was nowhere to be found as she kept tweeting about spending the night in New York City.

    Earlier this month, Snooki said she was going to feel "like a friggin hamster" during the stunt, according to USA Today.

    "It's the first time they've done it," the tanned hard-partier told the paper. "I'm not sure how it's going to work, but I think it'll be fine ... and if not, someone is going to be in big trouble!"