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Reality star paid more than Pulitzer prize winner for speaking engagement?

Rutgers: The place where reality-show fame gets you more money than a Pulitzer Prize.

Jersey Shore's favorite self-described guidette was featured in a Q&A session Thursday on Rutgers' campus. Snooki – known legally as Nicole Polizzi, but no one actually calls her that – spoke to a total of 1,000 lucky students at two sessions. Her fee, for an easy few hours of work: $32,000. We'll give that to you once more. For two hours of banter about smushing and fist pumping, she earned $32,000.

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Asked by tasches at 6:42 PM on Apr. 1, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • How sad. Boy this speaks volumes about today's society though.

    I don't watch that kind of junk..not much tv at all. I am extremely picky about what I let my kids watch.


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 6:49 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • F'ING RIDICULOUS! This just supports my point that our children are being raised watching all these jersey short fist pumping, paris hilton bubble gum/cocaine in my purse carrying STUPID excuse for human beings PAID to behave like complete f'ing idiots. Humanity is damned....................

    Answer by 8Tinkerboo8 at 6:45 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • It's a sad commentary on our society, but it doesn't surprise me at all - especially when you consider the difference in a teacher's salary and the salary of a professional athlete.

    Answer by Eek_a_Geek at 7:30 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • tells me a lot about Rutgers.

    Answer by dullscissors at 7:13 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • What a waste of money. Hard to imagine how that expenditure was okayed by the powers that be...what could they have been thinking?

    Answer by meooma at 7:20 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • They play to an audience-

    We do not watch reality TV-

    Answer by Sisteract at 7:29 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • I would hope that our future leaders of America displayed some class an did not attend her speaking engagement.

    Answer by HollyBoBolly at 7:49 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Charlie Sheen was being paid a million an episode for his dreadful show , then went on strike because he wanted a 50% increase .

    None of these people are worth the money they are paid , they represent the worst of duming down entertainment and money grubbing . they are as bad as investment bankers . I just hope they don't get away with tax evasion and avoidance as easily as bankers do and don't have to be bailed out by taxpayers .

    Answer by janet116 at 9:40 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • Snooki--I like her look. She is cute. However, I would not pay $55 to see her as some in my area are doing. She's "hot" now, as Paris Hilton would say, but the Pulitzer lasts forever. I imagine that over the long haul the Pulitzer Prize winner will earn more than the young flash in the pan.

    Answer by CoffeeWriter at 7:10 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Some of the young celebs out there are not exactly good influences for young people...

    Answer by agentwanda at 11:53 PM on Apr. 1, 2011