Snooki? Annoying? "Jersey Shore" Sensation is Formally Charged with Annoying People!

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (CBS/AP) Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will face a new charge over her behavior at a Jersey Shore beach last month, one that might not surprise viewers of the show or followers of pop culture: annoying people.

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Prosecutors said at a hearing Wednesday that they will add the charge. An attorney for the MTV reality show cast member entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf to the "annoying" charge and two others, disorderly conduct and creating a public nuisance.

The arrest came after other beach-goers reported Polizzi was bothering them, Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd said. She was later released on a summons. The incident happened one day after the premiere of the show's second season, which, despite its name, features the cast in Miami.

"I understand she's become a public celebrity, but in all honesty it's really not much of a charge," Municipal Prosecutor Kim Pascarella said after the hearing.

Polizzi did not attend the hearing in Seaside Heights, where she was arrested last month.

Polizzi's trial was scheduled for Sept. 8. If convicted of all three charges, she would likely face about $500 in fines.

In the category of "unless you've been living under a rock...on the moon"... "Jersey Shore" focuses on the escapades of a group of hard-partying, 20-something Italian-Americans at a beach house.

Not to be confused with "Arrested Development."

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