A sad bit of news for those of who who’d hoped and dreamed of celebrating New Year’s Eve by witnessing the spectable of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi dropping out of a ball in Times Square: the ball-drop’s been scrubbed.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the bad news to surely devastated Jersey Shore fans today, saying producers of the annual New Year’s celebration in Times Square denied MTV’s request to allow the drop–and an attempt to set a world record for mass fist-pumping–all because the Snooki request arrived, Jersey Shore style, a bit fashionably late:
The request “came too late and was too impractical to fit in to our outdoor events,” the statement reads.
The co-producers were clear that the Snooki ball would not have been “the actual New Year’s ball in Times Square” made famous in the annual New Year’s countdown.
MTV tried to explain that they weren’t suggesting throwing Snooki on the actual ball that drops to mark the arrival of the new year, but rather a “separate ball on a set-back roof,” but the producers said something on the order of yeah, we clearly understand what you are saying and we are very clear in our response, which is no thank you.
So New Year’s Eve is pretty much ruined. Again, apologies.
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