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Snooki

Nicole Elizabeth "Snooki" Polizzi (born November 23, 1987) is an American reality television personality who is a cast member on the MTV reality show Jersey Shore. Since the show's debut in 2009, Polizzi has gained popularity by appearing on talks shows including The View, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Show with David Letterman and The Wendy Williams Show, as well as the wrestling program WWE Raw. She is also one of the highest paid reality stars, earning $150,000 per episode as of season five. Polizzi was born in Santiago, Chile. She was adopted when she was six months old and was raised by Italian American parents. Her father is a volunteer firefighter and auto-salvage supervisor and her mother is an office manager. Polizzi received her nickname, Snooki, in middle school when her friends named her after "Snookie", a male character in Save the Last Dance, because she was the first of her friends to kiss a boy. She grew up and attended school in Marlboro, New York, where she was a cheerleader. During high school, she suffered from an eating disorder, at one point weighing 80 pounds (36 kg). Polizzi attended community college after graduating from Marlboro High

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Snooki -- Chris Christie Hates My Guts

Snooki
Chris Christie Hates My Guts

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… READ MORE >

Snooki -- How Many Things in This Photo Are Fake?

Snooki
How Many Things in This Pic Are Fake?

The latest version of Snooki was unveiled at the MTV Movie Awards in L.A. on Sunday.No assembly required. READ MORE >

- 1266 days ago
Snooki -- Pregnancy Is Disgusting ... I Hate It

Snooki
Pregnancy Is Disgusting ... I Hate It

Pregnancy is HELL, so says Snooki ... who tells TMZ the process of childbearing is much more disgusting than everyone makes it out to be. The slimmed-down "Jersey Shore" star was hangin' at LAX --… READ MORE >

- 1271 days ago
Angelina from 'Jersey Shore' -- No WrestleMania Freebies for You!

Angelina from 'Jersey Shore'
No WrestleMania Freebies for You!

Angelina Pivarnick got Staten Island dumped by the WWE -- TMZ has learned the former "Jersey Shore" star tried several times to score free tickets to WrestleMania 29 ... but got no reply at… READ MORE >

- 1274 days ago
Snooki's Ex-BF Emilio Masella -- Her Baby Hijacked My Crocodile!

Snooki's Ex-BF
Her Baby Hijacked My Crocodile!

Snooki's ex-boyfriend has a reptilian connection to her new baby Lorenzo -- telling TMZ, he's personally responsible for Enzo's favorite stuffed crocodile ... but the TWIST ... he didn't get… READ MORE >

- 1484 days ago
Snooki -- FIRST PHOTO OF HAIRY BABY!!

Snooki
1ST PHOTO Of Hairy Baby!!!

Son of Snooki was officially unleashed on Planet Earth today ... and TMZ has the very first pics of lil' Lorenzo LaValle and his mommy being carted out of the a New Jersey hospital. You can't see… READ MORE >

- 1495 days ago
Snooki Gives Birth -- Ready for Baby #2?

Snooki Gives Birth
Ready for Baby #2?

It's been more than 24 hours since Snooki squeezed out her BG (baby guido) Lorenzo Dominic -- which means she's ready to get knocked up again ... according to someone's made-up stereotype. Check… READ MORE >

- 1496 days ago
Snooki Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Snooki
Gives Birth to Baby Boy

We now live in a world where Snooki is someone's mother. The "Jersey Shore" store popped out a baby boy at around 3:00 AM Sunday at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. A rep for… READ MORE >

- 1497 days ago
Snooki Goes Into Labor

Snooki
She's in Labor

6:00 AM PT -- Snooki gave birth early this morning to a baby boy.Get ready for gym, tan, LABOR!!!!!Sources close to Snooki tell TMZ the reality star has gone into labor. We're told she is at a… READ MORE >

- 1498 days ago
Snooki & Jwoww -- MTV Plies New Neighbors with Lame Goodie Bags

Snooki & Jwoww
MTV Plies New Neighbors With Lame Goodie Bags

Good news if you're one of Snooki and Jwoww's unlucky new neighbors -- you can now pass the time while the girls shoot their annoying reality show ... by playing BRAIN TEASERS ... courtesy of… READ MORE >

- 1501 days ago

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