Snooki without makeup draws raves from poll responders

CREDIT: Snooki

Daybreak Daily’s afternoon polite nod toward the pop-culture world finds Snooki fallout, other things, and the mystery music video.

WE LIKE: We do because a poll -- one of many on the topic -- tells us we do, per Us Weekly, “In addition to partying, tanning and "smushing," Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is known for her intense love of makeup. So it was quite the shock when the 24-year-old Jersey Shore star posted a pic of her totally bare-faced on Twitter Wednesday. "No make up day :) and IDC [I don't care]," she wrote.

“Surprisingly, many of Polizzi's fans loved her au naturel look and showered her with compliments on the social-networking site.”

OBIT: Etta James, per the AP, “The 73-year-old died on Friday at Riverside Community Hospital from complications of leukemia, with her husband and sons at her side, her manager, Lupe De Leon said.”

INDUSTRY STUFF: But here in D.C., we think of Chris Dodd as a friend, per the Los Angeles Times, “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision on Friday to put off a vote on the controversial Protect Intellectual Property Act in the Senate next week was hailed by Silicon Valley but brought a stern warning from Hollywood's chief lobbyist. "As a consequence of failing to act, there will continue to be a safe haven for foreign thieves; American jobs will continue to be lost; and consumers will continue to be exposed to fraudulent and dangerous products peddled by foreign criminals,'' Chris Dodd, chairman of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, said in a statement.”

SPEAKING OF D.C.: You gotta watch this, per Rolling Stone, “President Obama aired out his best Al Green impersonation at a fundraiser in New York Thursday, after following the veteran soul star on stage.”

MEANWHILE: Someone’s a fan, per TMZ, “Al Green just told TMZ ... he thinks President Barack Obama's version of "Let's Stay Together" was "terrific" and, "He nailed it."{ }

SUNDANCE: Let the party begin, per PerezHilton, “Salt Lake City International Airport was a hub of celebrity excitement last night as the first batch of Hollywood folk traipsed through the place on their way to The Sundance Film Festival 2012.”

YEAH BUDDY: Billy Ray Cyrus talks himself up, per Access Hollywood, “When the 50-year-old dad is feeling blue, his children are the cure. “Seeing my kids,” Billy Ray told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover when asked what lifts his spirits on Friday’s Access Hollywood Live. “Taking my little girl to school, watching her ride a horse.”

ICKY: But as many coaches like to say, it is what it is, per E!, “It's only been a week since the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the shore of Giglio Island in Italy, but the cashing-in seems to have already begun. The Discovery Channel announced today that it will air a special this spring that will examine what exactly caused the disaster.”

DUDE, LET IT REST: Or not, per Radar, “Mark Wahlberg is continuing to apologize for insulting the victims of 9/11, but goes on to defend his intentions in a new interview”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)