Snooki pregnancy reports cloud MTV 'Jersey Shore' spinoff
SNOOKI LIED - SHE'S PREGGERS shouts the headline on a New York Post story, which adds that the, um, development has plunged network executives into "crisis mode" over the future of a now-filming "Jersey Shore" spinoff that stars Snooki and Jenni "JWoww" Farley. TMZ and E! are also reporting the pregnancy as "confirmed."
The 24-year-old reality TV starlet, known for her hard-partying ways, is reportedly planning to drop the news formally soon via a weekly magazine spread. In early February, she denied pregnancy rumors during an appearance on "Good Morning America," but the Post reports she's three or four months along and the father is her current flame Jionni LaValle.
MTV's concern is understandable. The "Jersey Shore" franchise has revitalized the network, and Snooki is at the center of it. A baby would seriously cramp the Snooki M.O., which involves getting falling-down drunk and losing her underwear at just about every nightclub outing. But with the right adjustments, the new "Shore" spinoff might be turned from "Sex & the City" into "Up All Night."
One thing's certain: The pregnancy news is causing Twitter to explode.
"Snooki is pregnant," tweeted one wag. "So, the Mayans were right after all."
"Snooki is pregnant and the Republican candidates suddenly switch their positions on abortion," offered another.
Yet another found little chance that an infant would cause the "Jersey Shore" star to mend her ways. "I bet Snooki is still drinking," the fan wrote.
What do you think of Snooki's reported pregnancy? Could this be how "Jersey Shore" jumps the shark?
-Scott Collins (twitter.com/scottcollinsLAT)
Photo: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley are the stars of MTV's smash "Jersey Shore." Credit: Craig Barritt/Getty Images.