Terminally ridiculous ...
Turns out there wasn't room for Snooki in Times Square this New Year's Eve.
MTV's plan to put "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi inside a ball to drop from the network's Times Square headquarters has been dropped after an objection by the group that oversees the world-famous celebration.
But Snooki will still drop in as part of "The MTV New Year's Bash." Her stunt has been relocated to Seaside Heights, N.J., according to Diane Stabley, borough clerk for the Jersey shore town made famous as the setting for MTV's hit reality show.
"Like the ball that drops in Times Square, there's going to be a Snooki ball," Stabley said Thursday. She said an MTV network crew was in town to pretape the spectacle Thursday night.
"We love our Times Square home," MTV said in a statement confirming the change of venue, "and while we're disappointed there won't be a Snooki ball drop there, she cannot be denied!"
The remainder of the 90-minute special will stay put at MTV's Times Square studios, with other "Jersey Shore" stars expected to lead the multitudes in a collective fist pump in hopes of setting a world record. The program airs Friday at 10:30 p.m. EST.
What a porn dilemma ...
"Octomom" Nadya Suleman and her 14 children could avoid being evicted from their suburban home if the mortgage holder cuts a deal with a porn kingpin.
After giving Suleman repeated warnings to pay the $450,000 that's due or get out, Amer Haddadin says he's now considering an offer from Vivid Entertainment co-founder Steve Hirsch to foot the bill.
Suleman has repeatedly declined Hirsch's offers -- $1 million at one point -- to appear in porn videos.
"I am open to any option that (allows me to) finish with this matter," Haddadin said. "I like his offer, and I'm going to go ahead with it if I can, but we'll see after Monday."
Haddadin said he's meeting with his lawyer Monday to talk about the deal and further eviction procedures, and Suleman won't face eviction Friday, as previously reported.
Hirsch said that he's not trying to pressure Suleman into porn, but he would use her housing woes to start a conversation that brings her to work for Vivid.
Off probation ...
Nicole Richie is no longer on probation for a 2006 drunken-driving case.
A spokeswoman for the reality star-turned-fashion designer says a judge ended Richie's probation Wednesday after receiving proof that the 29-year-old had satisfied its terms.
Publicist Nicole Perna says Richie was to remain on probation until February, but the judge agreed to end probation early because Richie completed its requirements, including attending an 18-month alcohol-education program.