Don't count Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, "The Jersey Shore" star, among those who were shocked to learn that she was paid $32,000 for her talk at Rutgers University, while famous author Toni Morrison is being paid only $30,000 to give the Rutgers commencement address.
"Morrison is so yesterday," the pint-sized star has told friends. "I mean that hair, puh-lease. Can't she go to a hairdresser and add a little pouf or something?"
As for Morrison's writing, Snooki doesn't give a hoot about the Nobel prize, saying "If I were Morrison, I wouldn't advertise the fact that I had impressed a bunch of old Swedes. Girl, that's not such a great selling point!"
But what about the fact that Morrison's novel Beloved won a Pulitzer? "I don't give a pig's patootie," proclaimed Snooki. "Besides, Joseph Pulitzer's been dead for almost a hundred years. Who cares what he thinks?"
In fact, Snooki is totally confident that her own novel, A Shore Thing, released this year, is a sure thing to win numerous awards for excellence. "A $32,000 speaking fee will then be small potatoes," she said. "Let Morrison put that in her pipe and smoke it."