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.
'Teen Mom' Star Amber Portwood
Post Prison Makeover
From Slammer To Glamour
11/21/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood is no longer a prisoner to fashion... especially prison fashions ... and TMZ has learned she's embracing her freedom by creating a whole new glam look for herself.
After serving 17 months behind bars ... Portwood has freed herself from her harsh, mugshot makeup ... and is now showing off a post-prison makeover that gives her a softer, more sophisticated look.
Sources close to Amber tell us ... she's treated herself to a whole new set of clothes ... and a stylish new haircut.
But the biggest change ... they say ... she no longer uses homemade, prison-style hairspray (which is often made from Jolly Rancher candies because it's sticky and provides excellent hold).
So, the good news -- she looks great.
The bad news -- her hair no longer tastes like grape.
For Aggravated DUI
11/16/2013 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Stop us if this one sounds familiar -- one of the people from the ex-MTV show "Buckwild" was arrested this morning in West Virginia ... this time for a DUI.
Anna Davis -- who the show described as a "true wild child" -- was busted early Saturday morning for aggravated DUI.
It's unclear at this point why the DUI charges were elevated since a whole slew of things could have caused it ... but the same thing happened to her co-star Bluefoot earlier this year when he had a BAC higher than .15.
Anna was released hours later on a $1k pr bond -- meaning she didn't have to pay ... just promise to show up in court.
Hollywood's Ditching the Lakers
... for the Clippers
11/14/2013 7:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Hollywood celebrities are abandoning the Lakers in droves ... and they're defecting to the rival L.A. Clippers ... so says MTV star Chris "Drama" Pfaff.
Pfaff -- who stars on a slew of MTV shows including "Fantasy Factory" and "Ridiculousness" -- was out in NYC yesterday when he admitted he's hitching a ride on the Clippers bandwagon.
"Clippers games used to be empty," Drama said ... but that was before Blake Griffin, CP3 and company began dominating.
Now, according to Pfaff, Lob City games are packed with celebrities and floor seats are nearly impossible to lock up.
The Lakers aren't exactly chopped liver ... but let's face it, they're not exactly the flashiest show in town anymore -- and it's clear, the stars have taken notice.
I'm NOT Invited to Lauren Conrad's Wedding
11/13/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Conrad has been engaged for a solid month to her boyfriend William Tell ... and there are reports that she's looking to keep the wedding a non-MTV affair -- no Heidi, no Spencer, no drama (However, word on the street is Lo Bosworth will be a bridesmaid).
So, when we saw Audrina at LAX yesterday ... we had to ask -- did you make the cut???? We were kinda shocked by her answer.
As anyone who's ever been involved with a wedding knows ... the guest list is a huge deal -- and people take it VERY personally if they're not invited when they think they should be.
So, has the Patridge-Conrad friendship train reached the end of the line?
Stay tuned ...
Lights Up Joint On-Stage ...
Because She Can
11/11/2013 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus traded twerking for toking at the EMAs -- the European version of MTV's VMAs -- puffing a fat joint on live TV Sunday night.
Cyrus performed twice during the show without sparking any controversy -- but while accepting the award for Best Video she shocked everyone by lighting up.
The awards were in Amsterdam, so she probably won't get in trouble, and Miley took full advantage ... while wearing a onesie and fur coat.
Guess marijuana isn't the only thing they're lax about over there.
When the EMAs aired in the U.S. ... Miley's joint smoking was edited out.
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.
Amber Portwood and Gary
We Are Never Ever
Getting Back Together
11/8/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amber Portwood may be hanging out at a Panera Bread with her ex ... but that doesn't mean they're bangin' again ... this according to Amber and her baby daddy.
Amber and Gary Shirley made it clear outside the tasty food chain in Indiana today ... telling a photog they have no plans to get back together following her exit from prison this week.
As you may recall -- Gary and Amber had an extremely volatile relationship ... Back in '10 Amber was arrested for attacking Gary while MTV cameras were filming for "Teen Mom."
It was a whole thing.
For now, it seems the two are simply trying to get along for the sake of their kid ... but in case that doesn't work out -- hopefully Gary's learned to duck.
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.
Reunites with Daughter
(and a Burger) After Prison
11/6/2013 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ex "Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood is savoring every moment after 17 months behind bars -- reuniting with her 4-year-old daughter on Monday -- and TMZ has the photos.
As we reported, Amber was originally sentenced to 5 years in an Indiana prison for violating probation in her drug possession case, but she was released early for good behavior and time served.
Sources tell TMZ, as soon as Amber got out she made a detour to a burger joint called Frisch's Big Boy -- and then beelined to see Leah ... who's been living with her dad while Amber was locked up.
Amber's baby daddy, Gary Shirley, currently has full custody ... but we're told she's planning to seek shared custody ASAP.
FYI, Amber now insists she's 100% sober.
'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood
RELEASED FROM PRISON
I'm Pretty Hungry
11/4/2013 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood was just released from an Indiana prison ... almost a year-and-a-half after she begged a judge to put her behind bars ... and now she's ready to eat.
Amber was initially sentenced to 5 years in the big house for violating probation in her drug possession case.
The judge had given Amber the choice of going to a drug rehab program instead of prison -- but Amber decided she would rather serve time than do the program.
Now, we've learned the 24-year-old MTV star -- who began her sentence in June 2012 -- was released Monday morning (only 17 months into her sentence).
We're told Portwood was granted early release due to good behavior, time served and the fact that she completed two unspecified prison courses while serving her time.
She walked out of the prison today wearing a grey sweatsuit ... and a smile ... and says the first thing she wants to do as a free woman is "go get something good to eat."
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. "