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NJ lawmaker: Why should students pay for Snooki?

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Reality television star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi participates in a Wrestlemania XXVII press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in New York. Reality television star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi participates in a Wrestlemania XXVII press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in New York.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One New Jersey lawmaker doesn't think reality TV star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is worth the $32,000 she was paid to dish her GTL — gym, tanning, laundry — lifestyle at Rutgers University.

State Sen. Joe Kyrillos says students attending public colleges shouldn't be required to fund entertainment they find objectionable through mandatory activity fees.

Snooki last week was paid $2,000 more than the $30,000 the university is paying Nobel-winning novelist Toni Morrison to deliver the commencement address. The Republican lawmaker said he plans to sponsor legislation allowing students to opt into campus events requiring a fee.

The lawmaker, who does not represent "Jersey Shore" locale Seaside Heights, says he's certain there were many Rutgers students who were uninterested or "flat out outraged" by Snooki's appearance.

 

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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