By Mike Bruno
Updated January 01, 2011 at 06:41 AM EST

Her original plan to ball-drop in Manhattan thwarted, Jersey Shore’s little orange daredevil instead rang in 2011 from Seaside Heights for MTV’s New Year’s extravaganza. Basically a Jersey Shore ad hosted by Whitney Cummings, the party culminated in a pre-taped segment of the Snookster, encased in a glass ball glitzed out to look like the magic pumpkin carriage in the Sleazeside Playhouse production of Cinderella, dropping slowly into a crowd of disappointed drunk people. One of a kind? Definitely. But despite what Snooki said of the experience, “Frickin Awesome” it was not.

Meanwhile, in Times Square, a big boring ball dropped like it does every year: Hollow.

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