I'm not sure whether it's news in the Heartland, but the New York Post is reporting that Nicole Polizzi, better known by her Jersey Shore name, "Snooki," is pregnant. The Post claims that she has a deal to announce the joyful news on the cover of Us magazine, and "to bankroll her mommy-to-be status into becoming 'the next Kourtney Kardashian.'" It's nice to have aspirations.
My guess is that she will succeed, and that it may make her wealthier than before. Wonder if Miss Snooki has read Charles Murray's terrific new book, where he argues that those who do not come from the most elite parts of society pay a steep price for illegitimacy and non-marriage. Doesn't seem to apply in this case.