Only in Jersey: 2/29/12

Happy Leap Day! It’s time for another edition of Only in Jersey!

If it’s filming in Jersey, takes place in Jersey, or is about celebs from Jersey, you will find it here.

Snooki and Jionni: It's beyond puppy love. /Photo credit Splash News

Contrary to prior reports and her outright denial, The New York Post says that “Jersey Shore’s” lead meatball, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, is in fact pregnant with boyfriend Jionni LaValle’s child. The newspaper says Snooki has been shopping exclusive rights to her offspring story to various tabloids, and Us Weekly won the bidding war. There is no word on when Us Weekly will go public with Snooki’s story, or how MTV plans on handling this bit of news since Snooki and Jenni “JWOWW” Farley are currently filming their untitled spinoff in Jersey City. “MTV went into crisis mode after they found out,” the Post quotes its source as saying. “They’re trying to hide it because it would greatly affect the creative direction of the show.” Will a pregnant, sober Snooki make for interesting television? That remains to be seen…

A Stratford teenager battling leukemia has landed the most awesome date ever: going to the Academy of Country Music Awards with Taylor Swift. Sterling High School senior Kevin McGuire’s sister started a Facebook page in an attempt to get Taylor to go to the prom with her brother. All of the online support he received for his effort attracted the singer’s attention. “Kevin, I’m so sorry but I won’t be able to make it to your prom,” Taylor wrote on her Facebook page. “But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up. Would you be my date? Love, Taylor.” Kevin told The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill that he accepted Taylor’s invitation, but he isn’t sure he will be well enough to attend the awards, which is set for April 1 in Las Vegas.

Bill Maher's $1 million donation: Note the subject line.

Bill Maher, comedian and host of HBO’s long-running series “Real Time With Bill Maher,” put his money where his mouth is last week by pledging a $1 million donation to a Super PAC supporting the re-election of President Barack Obama. The River Vale native made the announcement during his live online performance “CrazyStupidPolitics.” “I would like to announce tonight a donation to the Obama Super PAC which has the very unfortunate tongue-twister name Priorities USA Action,” said Bill. “I know, it was named by Borat.”

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