As another Bridgegate bombshell dropped late Friday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kept an appointment to pay homage to radio personality Howard Stern and received some words of support in return.

Howard Stern, Jimmy Kimmel and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attend "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

The governor attended Stern's 60th birthday bash at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, where he declared himself "here to bring all praise from New Jersey to Howard Stern" according to the Star-Ledger.

Christie's brief appearance at the Stern party came less than three hours after The New York Times reported that fired Port Authority official David Wildstein is now challenging the governor's disavowals of personal knowledge about the surprise lane closings at the George Washington Bridge last September.

Stern, in a red carpet inteview, said he was "a Chris Christie fan" and was rooting for the governor to overcome Bridgegate, which he characterized as stemming from a "chickens**t" incident, "like Watergate." Stern said he had not heard the lastest Wildstein allegations.

Christie ignored shouted questions about the Wildstein story from reporters outside the hall, The Star-Ledger reported. Inside, he lauded Jon Bon Jovi as "one of New Jersey's favorite sons, one of my good friends, and a great artist" as he introduced the Sayreville native for a performance of "Wanted Dead or Alive."