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Pop Rocks: Snooki's Having a Baby -- Five Other Signs the End Is Nigh

Being a horror and sci-fi movie fan, the eventuality that I would witness the end of the world has always been a foregone conclusion. The only question was whether our ultimate fate would be handed down by rogue asteroid, genetically engineered supervirus or towering inferno.

Now it seems there's precious little time to consider these apocalyptic niceties, for as I'm sure you've heard, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of Jersey Shore has a bun in her heavily bronzed oven.

For MTV the challenge will be to blend the concept of proper mothering with Snooki's reputation for hard partying.

"This is Snooki we're talking about," a good MTV source said with a laugh. "Good parenting isn't exactly something the public will expect from her!"

That's putting it mildly. But rather than hope against reality that MTV will somehow change the focus of their show from "GTL" to conscientious prenatal care, we should probably seek confirmation that the end of days is truly upon us. Sad to say, it looks like the stars are indeed right, especially if we consider celebrity-related omens.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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