Anderson Cooper skewered "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi this week, placing her on "AC 360's" "The RiducuList," but the pickle-loving pint-sized Princess of Poughkeepsie has nothing but love for CNN's silver fox.
Anderson - who is an admitted fan of reality TV, at least when it comes to Bravo's "The Real Housewives" - took aim at the MTV reality star and her recent whopping $32,000 check for speaking at Rutgers University along with her hefty paydays for personal appearances.
"I'm telling you, Snooki is one impossibly lucky, unusually spunky, freakishly tan, beer guzzling, juicehead hugging, muscle loving, Botero body, pint-sized money-making machine," he said of the "Jersey Shore" star, who is reportedly making $100,000 per episode for Season 4 of her hit MTV series.
"If you listen closely, you can hear schoolteachers around the country weeping right now," he continued. "All right, I'm not saying it isn't downright captivating and I'm not saying she isn't worth every penny, all I'm saying is you really don't have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to get your Snooki on, you just need basic cable... Just turn on MTV, watch 'The Jersey Shore,' any episode will do because frankly they're all the same... cause anyone who's paying Snooki to be Snooki, I welcome you to Club RiducuList."
Snooki appeared to be unfazed by Anderson criticisms, Tweeting on Wednesday, "Every1s askin me about Mista Anderstand Cooper. He called me freakishly tan AND I'm lucky? Gotta love this man! He's got a nice tan goin too! Thanks Coop!"
The CNN newsman commented on Snooki's Tweet, writing, "Its cool she has a sense of humor, and didn't ask a juicehead with bacne to punch me."
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