Snooki and JWoww are handing NJ Gov. Chris Christie a big fat gift -- telling TMZ they're giving their archenemy a pass on the whole Bridgegate fiasco.
Of course, the "Jersey Shore" alums have a nasty past with the guv -- he's accused them of giving Jersey a black eye ... and they've called him "retarded" (see below).
So, before Christie delivered his State of the State address -- we asked if their old buddy should be impeached over the scandal.
Their reaction was NOT at all what we expected considering their history.
Two down, Christie ... several million other NY/NJ commuters to go.
'Jersey Shore' Star
I Can't Get Arrested in This Town
... So I Got a Real Job
12/31/2013 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former "Jersey Shore" star Angelina Pivarnick hasn't appeared on MTV for years ... and after failing to catch fire in the entertainment world -- the Staten Island Dump is giving up and getting a job.
Pivarnick was just accepted into an EMT school in NYC where she will train for the next 3 months ... and then, assuming she actually shows up, Angelina will be certified.
Angelina tells us, "Being the 'Jersey Shore' bitch is in the past ... now, my future is saving lives."
New York -- you've been warned.
Snooki to JWoww
CONGRATS ON PREGNANCY
You're Going to Crap on Your Doctor
12/26/2013 1:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jwoww isn't just gonna squeeze out a kid in July, she's also gonna push out a big ol' steaming dump ... so says her "Jersey Shore" BFF Snooki.
Jwoww made the baby announcement on Christmas Day ... and hours later, Snooki (who already has a kid) posted a screen grab of a recent text convo they had, in which Snooks eloquently describes the miracle of child birth.
As for JWoww -- real name Jenny Farley -- she posted a picture of her growing fetus on Instagram ... along with a note from herself and fiance/baby daddy Roger.
He Can't Hide His Love for Amabella
12/11/2013 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Parenthood has clearly not cramped Pauly D's style .... he happily strolled out of Bootsy Bellows nightclub in West Hollywood late last night ... but there's no doubt -- being a father is front and center in his brain.
Check out the video ... it's not so much what Pauly says -- we know he's fighting for full custody and it's nasty -- but you can see and hear how much he loves his kid.
It's pretty rare when celebs come off so real and unfiltered.
Pauly D's Baby Mama
History of Domestic Violence
Bloodied Ex-BF in Brutal Fist Fight
12/3/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D better learn to duck and cover ... 'cause his baby mama had no qualms about beating the crap out of another guy who knocked her up ... according to police records obtained by TMZ.
We've learned ... Amanda Markert was arrested in July 2009 for opening a can of whoopass on her first baby daddy -- Lance Gerbino -- leaving him with bloody lips, a nasty gash above his eye and injuries inside his mouth.
Gerbino tells TMZ ... Amanda had been out drinking with friends ... and was pissed because she had to come home to help take care of their infant son.
He claims Markert just started "going crazy" ... wailing on his face with her fists while she was holding their son. Gerbino felt the baby was in danger ... and that's why he called police.
According to police records, Markert turned herself in to cops --booked under her legal name, Amareda Markert -- but the assault charge was eventually dismissed after she completed an anger management course.
As we've reported, Markert and Pauly D are involved in an ugly custody fight over their 6-month old daughter, Amabella ... and they've both been very clear about how much they hate each other.
We contacted Amanda for comment on the domestic violence case ... she hung up on us.
Target In Federal Felony Investigation
11/21/2013 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Situation is on the wrong end of a massive Federal criminal investigation -- which is currently focusing on the "Jersey Shore" star's cash flow ... TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us, Mike Sorrentino and his companies -- MPS Entertainment, Situation Productions, GTL Management, and his clothing line Situation Nation -- are at the center of the investigation.
The exact nature of the crime is unclear, but we know it's a felony, and appears to be finance related. We're told subpoenas have already been issued to Sitch's business associates, asking for copies of payments issued to him, copies of canceled checks, correspondence, and more.
We reached out to Situation's rep for comment. So far, no word back.
Fist pump has a whole different meaning in prison.
Pauly D's Baby Mama
Daddy #1 Has Pauly's Back
Give Him Full Custody
11/9/2013 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D's baby mama Amanda Markert doesn't deserve ANY custody of their child -- so says the father of her first kid, who thinks Pauly couldn't possibly be a worse parent than Amanda already is.
Lance Gerbino is obviously biased, but he's still got a lot to say -- telling TMZ, Amanda has done nothing but spew huge, wretched lies ever since they met.
Get this ... Lance claims a month before he knocked up Amanda she told him she had cancer and couldn't get pregnant. Further, Lance says when she did get pregnant ... Amanda left him in the dark about whether he was the daddy.
Lance says Amanda's now doing to Pauly what she did to him -- lying and playing games -- and that's why he believes Pauly should get full custody of Amabella.
Amanda declined to comment ... but we spoke with a close relative of hers who told us Lance is full of BS and called him "a freaking, druggie liar."
Pauly D has his own reservations about Gerbino ... one reason Pauly wants full custody of Amabella is because there's a felony drug arrest warrant out for Gerbino, and he doesn't want his baby anywhere near the guy.
Amanda's family claims Gerbino hasn't had contact with her for two years.
I'm Meeting My Baby Daughter Today
11/6/2013 11:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D will meet his 5-month-old baby for the first time today ... TMZ has learned.
We've learned the MTV star and his baby mama Amanda Markert have hammered out a temporary truce in their ongoing custody battle -- and Amanda has agreed to let Pauly meet their daughter Amabella.
Sources close to Amanda tell TMZ ... the meeting will take place at a neutral location somewhere near Amanda's home in New Jersey sometime in the next few hours.
It's a huge step for the parents -- who've hated each other's guts ever since the baby was conceived during a drunken night in Vegas back in 2012. Amabella was born back in May.
Pauly is fighting Markert for full custody of the little girl ... accusing Amanda of being a horrible mom who's using the baby as leverage for fame and to get money from him.
Markert says Pauly's interest in his daughter is all for show and is not real.
A rep for Pauly D had no comment.
Good to see they've put their differences aside ... at least for now.
Baby Mama Won't Let Me See My Baby Alone
10/30/2013 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D has just been REJECTED by his baby mama ... who says she will NOT let him visit his 5-month old daughter unsupervised.
Pauly's lawyer sent a letter to Amanda Markert's attorney, requesting that Pauly get visitation of the little girl, Amabella, for 2 weeks beginning today.
TMZ has learned ... Markert's lawyer told Pauly's mouthpiece to pound sand, saying Pauly cannot take the baby unsupervised for that period of time. So it seems she might be open to visitation if she or someone else she chooses is present.
Our sources say Pauly D's lawyer has agreed to supervised visitation but now all they're getting is radio silence.
Pauly's rep tells us, "Paul and his entire family are eager to meet and spend time with Paul’s daughter. Paul has been requesting visitation for quite some time now, but his requests have either gone unresponded to or denied. He and his family are committed to being a significant part of his daughter’s life and are excited to make that a reality. "
My Baby's Gorgeous
Looks Just Like Me
10/28/2013 1:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D strolled through a New Orleans airport this weekend, but his ego stretched to Texas ... because his adoration for his 5-month-old baby is partly that she looks like him.
Pauly still hasn't met his kid ... it seems there's some jockeying going on. Although he's clearly the dad, he hasn't gotten a judge to sign off on visitation rights, and the baby mama seems to have cash -- not visitation -- on her mind.
Pauly says he's looking forward to playdates witth Snooki's baby son. Let's hope down the road the playdates don't end up in a drunken Vegas liaison.
Pauly D's Baby Mama
I'm No Druggie Stripper
Baby Daddy #1: Yes You Are!
10/25/2013 1:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D's got his work cut out for him with his new baby mama -- so claims the daddy of her 1st child ... who has some serious words of warning for the "Jersey Shore" star.
Meet 33-year-old Lance Gerbino, the father of Amanda Markert's 5-year-old son. His friend just posted this video on Instagram, where Lance calls Amanda a crazy "drug addict stripper" -- something she strenuously denies.
Lance is no angel himself -- as we reported, one reason Pauly wants full custody is because there's a felony drug arrest warrant out for him, and he thinks there's a danger if Lance comes in contact with the baby.
As for Amanda, her lawyer tells us, "Amanda is an extremely wholesome young lady who is goal oriented." He adds she's never been a stripper and has absolutely no drug issues.
BTW ... Lance's friend has taken the video off Instagram.
RIPS BABY MAMA
... She's Using My Baby for Fame
10/25/2013 8:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D says his baby mama is a shameless fame whore who's treating their daughter like a winning lottery ticket ... and he won't let her keep him from seeing his little girl.
Pauly was rollin' through the airport in North Carolina this morning when he was asked how he felt about becoming a dad.
"I want to give the baby the best life she ever had," Pauly said.
He also joked that D.T.F. no longer means, "Down to F**k," ... it's now, "diapers, tantrums and formula."
But that terrible joke aside, Pauly says he's ready to go to war with Amanda Markert because, "I want my baby."
For what it's worth ... Amanda claims she hasn't made a cent off the news Pauly's gonna be a daddy. As we previously reported, she's calling for a peace treaty -- but it's clear, Pauly ain't lookin' for an olive branch.
'Jersey Shore' Vinny
I Use TWO Condoms
Don't Wanna Pull a Pauly D
10/25/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Jersey Shore" star Vinny Guadagnino says he doesn't wanna knock up any ex-Hooters waitresses like Pauly D ... so he makes sure to wear a jimmy hat -- on top of his condom.
Vinny was strolling through NYC when we asked about co-star Pauly D's baby mama drama ... and he was pretty open about the whole thing.
V.D. says he's not lookin' to knock up ANYONE ... so when he bangs around, he double bags his junk ... just in case. No love child for this Guido.
Fun Fact -- Wearing two condoms actually INCREASES the chance of pregnancy ... 'cause the friction can break the condom (duh, remember 4th grade sex ed?)
Good luck Vinny!