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Report: Jersey Shore's Snooki Snubs Jerry Springer

Jan. 27 2010, Published 7:00 a.m. ET

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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is shooting up the show biz food chain and isn't shy about showing it, as the Jersey Shore diva recently snubbed another one-time pop culture phenomenon, talk show host Jerry Springer.

The incident took place Friday at Shrine, a restaurant in the MGM Grand at Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort Casino. Polizzi was there making an appearance, while Springer was at the location filming America's Got Talent.

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"Springer was interested in an introduction to Polizzi, but both her manager and her father were opposed to the idea," a source told the NY Post.

A waiter told Polizzi that Springer was nearby and she brushed it off, reportedly saying, "I am way classier than that -- we are not The Hills."

Despite criticism from Italian-American groups, the controversial reality hit surged in popularity, as plenty of dust-ups, hook-ups and break-ups fueled each episode. The show's season finale brought 4.8 million viewers to MTV, more than three times the ratings of the show's season premiere.

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