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 ...
Mexicans Should Take Over
If Gov't Shuts Down
9/30/2013 5:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Arizona beware ... George Lopez has a plan ... and if he gets his way during the impending government shut down -- THE MEXICANS WILL BE TAKING OVER!!
George was fired up about the idea while strolling through NYC today ... telling us the time is right for a Latino takeover.
In case you haven't heard -- it's ok, we forgive you -- Republicans and Dems are battling over defunding Obama-care, and since neither side is budging ... the government could essentially shut down.
George does give one race a pardon -- but only under one condition.
Sheriff Joe ... you've been warned.
Obamacare Prevents Meth Sales,
9/29/2013 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jesse Pinkman made a heartfelt pitch last night about Obamacare, and how his former friend in New Mexico could have benefited -- as could the people he slaughtered.
It's pretty hilarious ... Aaron Paul made a surprise appearance in the opening skit for the Fall premiere of "SNL." People went nuts.
Aaron's got to beat a hasty retreat. He needs to be in L.A. tonight for the big screening at Hollywood Forever cemetery in Hollywood.
He'll arrive in the cooking van, which is awesome.
Post Booker Strip Session
Business (Not-So) Booming
9/27/2013 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cory Booker's stripper friend did what she knows how to do best last night -- took off her clothes ... and we got video of her first show since being outed for flirting with the Newark mayor.
Lynsie Lee -- the stripper of the hour -- returned to the stage last night at the vegan strip joint she just made famous ... Casa Diablo.
Lynsie looked smokin' ... but her non-scandalous scandal didn't do much for business.
The good news -- we hear the vegan "Booker Burger" is delicious.
Mayor Cory Booker
Tweeting a Stripper
... It Ain't a Crime
9/27/2013 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cory Booker's Stripper Friend
Yeah, I'm Really Into Him!
9/26/2013 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The stripper who's become a BIG issue in Cory Booker's political career told us on TMZ Live a few minutes ago ... she's not a skanky dumb chick trying to fame whore ... she's an educated, smart woman who likes Booker's game and has a mad crush on him.
Lynsie Lee -- who appears with Hizzoner in a documentary film about Twitter -- but never met him -- peppered him with flirtatious tweets ... but says none of the tweets were ever targeted for public consumption.
Furthermore ... Lynsie -- who strips at a Vegan club in Portland -- scoffs at the news reports insinuating Cory is gay ... saying her dream is to one day become First Lady.
Gotta say ... she's a cool chick. Check out the video and judge for yourself.
Obama's Campaign Artist
Drones Killed All 'Hope'
9/26/2013 9:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
President Obama's use of war drones is a buzzkill for the guy who created the 'Hope' campaign.
Shepard Fairey -- the artist behind Obama's 'Hope' poster -- was clearly disappointed in the Prez while bouncing from the Chateau Marmont last night.
Fairey was crystal clear -- Obama didn't live up to expectations ... and the word 'Hope' should be replaced on future posters.
Many people credit Fairey's handiwork with igniting the grassroots campaign that got Mr. O elected.
What should replace 'Hope'? Check out the video.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker
With Stripper Revealed
9/26/2013 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Newark Mayor Cory Booker has a lot in common with T-Pain (and maybe Anthony Weiner) ... cause the U.S. Senate hopeful is really tight with a stripper who wants to be his first lady.
Booker's carried on a Twitter relationship with a Portland, OR stripper named Lynsie Lee, and once DM'd her: "The East Coast loves you, and by the East Coast, I mean me."
For her part, Lee has tweeted to Booker: "if you're POTUS I call dibs on First Lady."
Booker, if you don't know, has big celeb backers for his Senate campaign -- including Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Jerry Weintraub -- and has been mentioned as a possible Presidential candidate down the road.
The tweets between Booker, who is a bachelor, and Lee were first revealed by Buzzfeed ... and while they hardly rise to Weiner levels -- they've raised eyebrows because Booker is a rising star in the Democratic party.
It also probably doesn't help that Lee posts lots of topless pics of herself.
Lee told Buzzfeed the "East Coast love" message was just Booker replying to her saying the West Coast loved him.
Booker's campaign manager is also dismissing any controversy, saying ..."I think it's pretty well known that the Mayor talks with people from all walks of life on Twitter."
FUN FACT: Lee strips at Casa Diablo ... which touts itself as the world's first vegan strip club. Ahh, healthy living.
Robert Kennedy, Jr.
I'm Helping Maria Find Love!
9/26/2013 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robert Kennedy, Jr. is on the hunt for someone to date his cousin, Maria Shriver.
We got Robert in Hollywood last night ... and he said Maria's on the hunt for a man -- especially since Arnold now has a GF.
The environmentalist advises potential suitors to write Ms. Shriver a letter.
Yeah, we're pretty sure he's being sarcastic. But it's pretty funny.
Pres. Bush's Wedding Gift
For Same-Sex Couple
You Don't Have To Eat Out!
9/25/2013 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-President George H.W. Bush wasn't just an official witness for a same-sex couple marriage -- he also gave them a perfect gift... from Target -- TMZ has learned.
The Bushes were guests last weekend at the marriage ceremony of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen -- old friends of theirs from Maine -- and the ex-prez made headlines for signing their marriage license as a witness.
One of the blushing brides, Helen, revealed George and Barbara Bush's wedding gift ... FEED bake ware! Which is awesome because the FEED line was founded by G & B's granddaughter, Lauren, and profits go to help needy families.
Helen's thrilled with the gift of Bush.
Yells At Himself After Bad Golf Shot
'Not THAT Far Left'
9/17/2013 7:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The President of the United States just got a scolding ... from the President of the United States -- after he botched a golf shot ... and TMZ has the footage.
The video was taken on August 17 when Barack Obama was playing a round at the Vineyard Golf Club on Martha's Vineyard.
After B.O. sliced his shot, you can hear him yell something that sounds like, "C'MON BARACK ... not THAT far left."
He immediately assumed his golfing position and tried to recreate his swing in what appears to be an effort to diagnose the problem.
The footage was shot a considerable distance away from Barack and his 4-some ... probably due to the scary guys with earpieces and guns.
Vs. NY Cabbie
Who's The Bigger A-Hole?
9/16/2013 7:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's something new ... video of Anthony Weiner in a standoff with someone in NYC this weekend, and for once, he's not the biggest jerk in the clip.
Anthony was walking his nearly 2-year-old son across the street (cute moment actually) when some cabbie in a bright yellow SUV made a hard turn RIGHT IN FRONT of Weiner and son.
Weiner was clearly pissed ... yelling what sounds like, "What the f**k?" ... while staring down the driver.
He even broke out the "f-you stroll" -- slowing his walk to a snail's pace and forcing the cabbie to sit there and wait until Weiner got out of the way.
BTW -- cabbie totally deserved it ... and for once, we're kinda glad Weiner acted like a dick.
Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge
9/14/2013 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lots going on this week. George Zimmerman is a menace to his community -- so says the police chief. Dina Lohan ended up in the drunk tank. Selma Blair is out for blood after getting sacked from "Anger Management." So we gotta ask ...