With all the fuss over possible nude photos of the 'The Jersey Shore's' Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi hitting the Web this week, an important question must be asked: Is now the right time for Snook to cash in on her flash-in-the-pan celebrity and pose for Playboy?

The men's magazine has a long and storied history of paying celebrities (and the people who fill their shoes for fifteen minutes) large sums of money to appear nude in their pages.

Kim Basinger, Drew Barrymore, Daryl Hannah, Cindy Crawford and Denise Richards have graced the mag's vaunted pages -- as have many faux celebrities at the peak of their temporary fame, each collecting a nice paycheck before the public forgotten all about them.