Published February 29, 2012
A few weeks ago, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and her pal Jennifer 'JWoww' Farley came into the Fox411 studios, and Snooki told us, straight to our face, she was most definitely not pregnant.
You can see for yourself in our video interview right over there on the left hand side of this article.
So what's up with the New York Post reporting that Snooki is indeed pregnant and has plans to bankroll her mommy-to-be status into becoming "the next Kourtney Kardashian"?
Polizzi, 24, is carrying her first child by her boyfriend Jionni LaValle, and is roughly three months along, sources told the New York Post.
Sources said the reality star, who denied being pregnant earlier this month, has already brokered a deal to announce the news on the cover of Us Weekly after she shopped the story to several celebrity magazines.
But sources tell Page Six that MTV is worried about how to manage the news, given that Polizzi's hard-partying, booze-swilling ways have just been turned into a "Jersey Shore" spinoff with Jenni "J-WOWW" Farley, which has begun shooting in New Jersey.
"MTV went into crisis mode after they found out," a source said. "They're trying to hide it because it would greatly affect the creative direction of the show."
The untitled new show has just begun taping and focuses on the ladies' relationship as friends and roommates -- and whatever adventures come their way.
A rep for MTV said the network "doesn't comment on series in production." Polizzi's rep declined to comment.