Snooki Arrested in New Jersey: For Real, or Performance Art?

Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was arrested for disorderly conduct earlier today, TMZ reports:

Law enforcement sources tell us the Seaside Heights PD busted Snooki moments ago for disorderly conduct. The details of that conduct are unclear.

We're told Snooki—real name Nicole Polizzi—is currently in police custody.

In what could be seen as either a remarkable coincidence or a case of calculated good timing, Snooki's arrest comes the day after Jersey Shore's season two premiere aired. Is this brush with the law just an unfortunate incident, or the latest piece of performance art from a canny reality TV star?

Read the full story at TMZ.

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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