Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is preggers with her first child according to The New York Post.  Snooki, 24 is a few months along with a baby fathered by current boyfriend Jionni LaVal, despite her denials earlier this month. Snooki snagged an exclusive deal with Us Weekly and will be making the announcment thru the magazine.  The Post reports Snooki is now aiming to, "bankroll her mommy-to-be status into becoming 'the next Kourtney Kardashian.'"

Earlier this month on Snooki denied being with child on both Good Morning America and Live! with Kelly.  However people took notice when Snooki skipped a stunt that had Kelly Ripa and Jersey Shore pal Jennifer "JWoww" Farley popping balloons by smashing their tummies together on Live!with Kelly.

There is still no comment coming from  MTV,  but according to the Post, the news panicked MTV execs because a pregnancy means sweeping changes in the already in-production Jersey Shore spin-off that stars Snooki and JWoww.

Regarding the pregnancy, a source tells the Post that "[MTV is] trying to hide it because it would greatly affect the creative direction of the show."