Snooki without makeup making for quite the good-looking story

CREDIT: Snooki

Daybreak Daily’s afternoon sit-down with the pop-culture world finds a pretty girl (who knew?), contrition, other things, and the mystery music video.

SANS MAKEUP: Snooki, that is, and her self portrait without the fake tan and the other facial enhancements make her look decidedly different, per People, “The pint-size Jersey Shore starlet, who wrote, “No make up day :) and IDC [I don't care] :)” earned raves from followers for her photo, which showed her with clean, straight hair, bare eyes and healthy skin.”{ }{ }

DIALING IT BACK: Mark Wahlberg apologizes for manly man comments about the 9-11 attacks, per the Los Angeles Times, “The star of the new movie "Contraband" found himself starring in a 9/11 controversy this week when he revealed that he had been scheduled to fly on one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center -- and suggested that he could have single-handedly prevented the tragedy.”

GET OVER THE OBSESSION: Come on, people, per TMZ, “Halle Berry's stalker has just been sentenced to serve 386 days behind bars. Richard Franco struck a deal with prosecutors -- pleading no contest to felony stalking, in exchange for dropping a felony burglary charge.”

THE BOSS: Presenting details about his new album, per Rolling Stone, “After months of rumors, Bruce Springsteen has finally announced the details of his 17th studio album. The disc is called Wrecking Ball and will hit shelves on March 6th. (Listen to a stream of the lead single "We Take Care Of Our Own" on Springsteen's official website.)”

MELROSE PLACE: It was all so simple then for Heather Locklear. Now? Per Perez Hilton, “Even though neither she nor Jack Wagner wanted to press charges after their physical showdown, the police still sent the report in to the City Attorney. And they think they need a lil more info before they decide whether or not to press criminal battery charges!!”

FLOTUS: Cool news, per Deadline Hollywood, “It will be Michelle Obama’s late-night debut as the First Lady when she appears on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Tuesday, January 31.”

SO MUCH FOR AMICABLE: Katy Perry is a cover girl again, per Us Weekly, “As multiple source confirm in the new Us Weekly, out now, her estranged husband Russell Brand didn't simply blindside her with a Dec. 30 divorce filing; despite public denials from a rep, the British comic, 36, plans to cover all the nitty-gritty, sometimes ugly details of their failed 14-month marriage in an upcoming memoir.”

JOHNNY OTIS: Obit, per the AP, “Johnny Otis, the "godfather of rhythm and blues" who wrote and recorded the R&B classic "Willie and the Hand Jive" and for decades evangelized black music to white audiences as a bandleader and radio host, has died. He was 90.”

UM. . . . . Just the facts, per Access Hollywood, “Jennifer Lopez and dancer Casper Smart have faced criticism over their 18-year age difference since going public with their relationship in November, and now, they’re defending their romance on Twitter. “Age, status, n opinions of others are irrelevant,” Casper, 24, Tweeted on Wednesday. “Our hearts are endless and our souls infinite…”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

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