SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. – Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will face a new charge over her behavior at a beach last month, one that might not surprise viewers of “Jersey Shore” or followers of pop culture: annoying people.

Prosecutors said at a hearing Wednesday that they will add the charge. An attorney for the MTV reality show cast member entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf to the charge and two others, disorderly conduct and creating a public nuisance.

Polizzi did not attend the hearing in Seaside Heights, where she was arrested last month and where the show is based.

The arrest came after other beachgoers reported Polizzi was bothering them, Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd said. It happened one day after the premiere of the show’s second season, which features the cast in Miami. She was later released on a summons.

“I understand she’s become a public celebrity, but in all honesty it’s really not much of a charge,” Municipal Prosecutor Kim Pascarella said after the hearing.

Polizzi’s trial was scheduled for Sept. 8. If convicted of all three charges, she would likely face about $500 in fines.

Polizzi’s attorney, Raymond Raya, declined to comment further.

“Jersey Shore” focuses on the escapades of a group of hard-partying, 20-something Italian-Americans at a shore house. Taping for the show’s third season is under way in Seaside.

Town justice tells Lohan’s dad: Behave

HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. – Lindsay Lohan’s father has been told that if he stays out of trouble, criminal charges against him on eastern Long Island will be dropped.

Michael Lohan’s ex-fiancee told a Southampton Town justice on Wednesday that she no longer wants to pursue criminal charges against him in a fight they had last month in the home they shared in Water Mill. “I wish her the best, hopefully we can be friends and take it from there,” Lohan said.

Town Justice Andrea Schiavoni told Lohan if he stays out of trouble for six months, the case will be dropped.

Gibson’s ex-girlfriend in court for closed hearing

LOS ANGELES – Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva appeared for a closed court hearing Wednesday involving custody issues with their young daughter.

Flanked by deputies, Grigorieva did not speak to reporters when she arrived outside the courthouse. She was accompanied by one of her attorneys during breaks in the session.

Gibson did not appear at the hearing, which was closed to the public by law.

A summary posted outside the courtroom indicated attorneys would argue a motion on whether to seize the passport of the 9-month-old girl. Gibson and Grigorieva reached a confidential custody agreement months ago, but repeated hearings have been held since then concerning the ongoing case.

Attorneys on both sides have declined to comment.

Nugent caught by his TV show

MARYSVILLE, Calif. – Ted Nugent says he should have been better informed about California game laws after pleading no contest to misdemeanor charges of deer-baiting.

Nugent said on his website Wednesday that he takes full responsibility for the hunting incident televised on a February episode of his Outdoor Channel hunting show.

California game wardens watching the show saw Nugent kill an immature buck during the hunt in northern California.