Snooki Formally Charged With Annoying People

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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi could be found guilty of being annoying -- so said prosecutors Wednesday in a Seaside Heights, NJ court hearing related to her July 30 boardwalk arrest, reports the Associated Press.

Adding a new, third charge against the Jersey Shore star, prosecutors accused Snooki, 22, of annoying people on the beach; the reality star was already charged on counts of disorderly conduct and creating a public nuisance.

Her talked-about arrest occurred after beachgoers complained to police that she was bothering them.

While Polizzi was not present for Wednesday's hearing, her lawyer entered a "not guilty" plea on all three charges; if found guilty, she could face up to $2000 in fines.

Municipal Prosecutor Kim Pascarella shrugged about the fuss. "I understand she's become a public celebrity, but in all honesty it's really not much of a charge," Pascarella told the AP.

Her trial is set to begin September 8.