Meet the new princess of Jersey ... Pauly D's 5-month-old baby girl, Amabella.
We broke the story ... Pauly D hooked up with a chick he met in Vegas in the Fall, 2012 ... and this is what happened.
Pauly has already taken a DNA test which pretty much conclusively proved he's the daddy ... so Maury, stand down.
As for the name ... we're told Amabella means lovable in French.
She was born on May 15 and, based on the pic obtained by TMZ, already needs a haircut ... just like her daddy.
I Have a Love Child
10/22/2013 8:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D's bloodline will live on, because he has a little girl crawling around -- near the Jersey Shore ... TMZ has learned.
Here's what we know ... The mother is 25, born in Jersey but she met Pauly in Vegas last year. We're told they hooked up while he was DJing in Sin City.
The baby is a few months old, living with her mom.
The mom has filed court docs in New Jersey to formally establish paternity, but we've learned Pauly has already taken a DNA test and he's the dad.
Pauly tells TMZ, "I'm proud I'm a father. I am excited to embark on this new part of my life."
If NJ Had a Baseball Team
They'd Be 'The Losers!'
10/14/2013 7:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If New Jersey had a baseball team, it should be called "THE LOSERS," this according to Snooki ... talk about biting the hand that fed ya.
It's pretty shocking, considering the MTV star spent several years in NJ ... where she lived, boozed and shot her reality show.
But right after she made the comment on the way out of Boa Steakhouse in L.A., the backtracking began ...
Snooks insisted the comment was NOT made to be a shot at Jersey on the whole, but more of a shot at HERSELF and the "Jersey Shore" cast, because "we were all turds back then."
You buyin' that?
'Chris Christie Is Retarded'
10/1/2013 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
10:03 AM PDT -- JWoww just took to Twitter to explain herself and apologize -- sorta. She says she was caught off guard when she made her comments. But she still calls Christie "disgusting and judgmental" for his views on gay marriage. She apologized for her earlier choice of words .. but not for how she feels about the Gov.
Chris Christie is "retarded" ... so says Jwoww who (along with Snooki) is clearly still feuding with the Jersey governor after a nasty run in with the guy earlier this year.
The Jersey gals were leaving Boa Steakhouse on the Sunset Strip last night when we brought up CC -- and that's when the smacktalk began.
"He's a disgrace to New Jersey," Jwoww said ... adding, "Just like we were."
The two sides have been beefin' for a while (Chris doesn't like the show, the girls don't understand why) ... and it all came to a head back in May during an encounter on the Jersey Shore.
At the time, Snooki told Christie, "I just wanted to meet you, and just, hope you start to like us.”
Don't hold your breath ...
Blames Pill Addiction on
'Dancing w/ the Stars' Injury
9/10/2013 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino says his addiction to prescription painkillers began after suffering a neck injury on "Dancing with the Stars" back in 2010 ... and he's still battling to stay sober.
We broke the story ... Sitch checked into rehab back in March 2012 -- and after his people initially insisted the MTV star was just suffering from exhaustion, they eventually admitted he was hooked on opiates.
Now, 32-year-old Situation is talking about his battle with prescription drugs ... telling the AP his addiction was so bad, he could barely dress himself.
"All I had to do was get dressed for a family function and I couldn’t do that. The shirt was laid out, the belt, the pants, everything. The shower was on. I couldn’t even get out of bed."
Sitch says it was at that moment, he realized he had a problem -- "If I can’t [get dressed], how am I going to continue?”
The former "Jersey Shore" star says he's still taking medication for his injury -- but undergoes counseling to keep his addiction in check.
He's also a paid spokesman for the company that makes his pills -- and participates in a program that helps spread awareness about opiate prescription painkiller addictions.
I've NEVER Seen
Paris Hilton DJ
9/3/2013 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton may be climbing in the DJ world ... but there's one honor she has yet to receive -- the Skrillex stamp of approval.
Skrillex -- one of the biggest DJs on the planet -- was rollin' through JFK this weekend when we asked if he thought PH had legitimate talent behind the turntables, since she just signed a big DJ contract with a famous nightclub in Ibiza.
But the 25-year-old electronic music phenom behind the megahit "Bangerang" told us he couldn't sign off on Paris' skills, 'cause he's never seen her play. Same goes for Pauly D.
It's not exactly a diss, but a nod from Skrillex could be huge for either one of 'em. Just sayin' ...
Sues Perfume Company
Your Rip-Off Stinks
8/30/2013 2:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Snooki's out for blood ... claiming a rival perfume company jacked her trademark scent ... and she wants at least $2.4 million to call it even.
Snooki has filed a lawsuit against Excell Brands in New Jersey, claiming its perfume called "Snazzy" is a blatant rip-off her of her official fragrance called "Snooki."
The former "Jersey Shore" star says Snazzy is so shameless about its trademark infringement, it even says so on the box ... calling itself "our version of Snooki by Nicole Polizzi." She's not lying.
Now Snooki wants a court to order Excell to stop selling Snazzy perfume ASAP ... and to make the company fork over a minimum of $2 mil in damages. Calls to Excell weren't returned.
High & Waisted with Baby
7/30/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The dreaded high-waisted bikini strikes again!!! Just days after Taylor Swift terrified the nation with some grandma's dusty old swim-diaper ... Snooki subjected her OWN DEFENSELESS CHILD to the horrific ensemble.
The pics were snapped Monday on the beach in Seaside Heights -- aka "Jersey Shore" mecca -- and luckily, Snooki's baby daddy Jionni LaValle was there to distract 11-month-old Lorenzo for long enough that he didn't go blind.
Gotta hand it to Snooki though ... aside from the bikini, she looks great.
Snooki & Pauly D
Some Nazi A-Hole
Gave Out Our Cell Phone #s
7/8/2013 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Snooki and Pauly D were forced to change their cell phone numbers yesterday ... after some swastika-loving Nazi jerkwad hacked into JWoww's Twitter account and gave out their digits to all of her followers, TMZ has learned.
Here's what we know ... the Anti-Semitic mystery hacker took over JWoww's page on Sunday night -- changed her Twitter avatar to a swastika -- and then gave out several private numbers to all of JWoww's 3.3 MILLION followers.
Among the released numbers -- Snooki, Pauly D, Deena and Perez Hilton.
We're told the Snooks, Pauly and Deena have already changed their numbers in the wake of the hack -- we're guessing Perez probably followed suit.
JWoww has since regained control of her Twitter page -- and got rid of the Nazi symbol. The identity of the hacker is still unknown.
I Support NJ Saggy Pants Ban!!!
Who Wants to See Guys' Asses?
7/4/2013 7:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Well this is surprising ... "Jersey Shore" star Pauly D actually supports a New Jersey town's war on saggy pants -- telling TMZ, "I'm not trying to look at guys' asses going down the street."
As we reported, several big rappers -- including The Game -- have spoken out against the City of Wildwood's recent ban on saggy pants along its boardwalks, claiming it's a racist law that targets black people.
But Pauly D doesn't think so ... saying, "Put a belt on!"
Oh yeah, we also talk about air sex. It's a thing.
I Lost My Virginity at 14
... and the Guy Was a Jerk
6/4/2013 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Snooki says she lost her virginity at age 14 ... because she was bored ... and says the guy who took her V-card was a total jerk.
The "Jersey Shore" star spilled her guts during an interview with YourTango.com ... explaining, "I was 14. I mean, in upstate New York there's really nothing to do up there but experiment."
She continued, "He was a senior, and I thought he liked me but turned out he was just a jerk. So, it was terrible."
Snooki never names the guy ... but in previous interviews she's torn him apart -- saying, "I definitely regret my first time. It sucked."
Chris Christie Hates My Guts
5/24/2013 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gov. Chris Christie hates Snooki more than Snooki hates sobriety ... so says the MTV star ... and it couldn't have been more apparent during an awkward encounter in NJ moments ago.
Christie and Snooki came face-to-face on the Seaside Heights boardwalk after taping separate segments for the "Today" show.
During the exchange, Snooki complains that Christie is standing too close to her ... so Christie comically leans in even closer.
After Christie extended a handshake to the "Jersey Shore" star -- who was flanked by JWoww and Deena Cortese -- Snook tells CC, "I just wanted to meet you, and just, hope you start to like us.”
As Snooki walks away, she pulls the "I hate your guts" face ... it's classic.
After the encounter, Snook tweeted a photo of the meeting -- and wrote, "Getting told why we are bad for jersey. Amazing."
'Jersey Shore' Ronnie
My Kidneys Were Ticking
5/9/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ronnie from "Jersey Shore" just survived something more painful than a summer with Snooki -- 10 agonizing days in the hospital with kidney stones ... TMZ has learned.
Sources in Ronnie Magro's camp tell us the 27-year-old got out of a Florida hospital Wednesday after undergoing two surgeries to treat kidney stones ... and more.
Ronnie initially went in for the stones, but we're told docs discovered he was born with a hereditary disorder that's also fouling up his kidney function.
Doctors still haven't cleared Ronnie to fly -- so he's stuck in FL for the time being.
Btw, we're told Sammi "Sweetheart" was with Ronnie for his entire 10-day hospital stay ... so they probably broke up at least twice.