According to reports, Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi has been taken into police custody in Italy, after hitting a police car!
According to TMZ, the reality star was driving around the city of Florence when she rammed into a local cop car, wedging her and co-star Deena Cortese in the vehicle.
A source tells TMZ that “zero alcohol was involved,” and no injuries were reported. Witnesses said Cortese had to climb out the window of the car Snooki was driving, as it was stuck between a highway security wall and the cop car. Sources also tell TMZ that although Snooki has been taken into custody it is not a formal arrest.
This isn’t the first run in with the law for Snooki. Last July she was arrested in Seaside Heights, New Jersey for disorderly conduct while filming season two of the hit series. She and her castmates are currently filming the fourth season in Florence, Italy.
Here is the first trailer for David Fincher’s highly anticipated film adaption of Steig Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
David Fincher is a GENIUS. I am beyond excited to see this movie. Looks like he’s going dark again, like his early movies, Se7en and The Fight Club. His last movie, The Social Network was an Oscar winner.
The trailer we see here was reportedly shot at a theater in Europe. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, the trailer being illegally recorded seems fishy.
Could this all actually be a clever viral campaign on Sony’s part? For starters, the trailer is preceded by an MPAA red-band, advising that the preview has been approved by the MPAA for mature audiences. But why would theaters in Europe be showing an MPAA advisory which is aimed at U.S. moviegers?
Also, while the trailer gives the appearance of being filmed in a theater with some sort of handheld device — the trailer is off-center and appears to shake as it begins — it’s actually a pretty good copy. There’s no audience noise, and once the trailer kicks in the framing settles down and the sound is good.
Which all leads to the question: Was the trailer actually planted by a Sony operative? The YouTube version that is getting a lot of clicks belongs to a user who is identified as being in the Netherlands and who joined YouTube May 28, the same day the trailer was uploaded. And so far, it doesn’t look as if Sony has not moved quickly to have it removed.
Offering U.S. fans a first look at the movie via an “unauthorized” trailer can only add to its cachet. And since its a red-band trailer — presumably because of a glimpse of nudity — leaking it via YouTube means the studio doesn’t have to go through the exercise of making the video an “age-restricted” posting on its official site. (The trailer directs viewers to an official site, www.dragontattoo.com, that doesn’t appear to be operational yet.)
Finally, an under-the-radar viral campaign would be in keeping with Salander’s own renegade spirit, since she’s a master of manipulating the web.
A Sony spokesman could not be immediately reached for comment as the mystery deepens.