Friday, April 12, 2024

Jenny McCarthy Added to “The View”– First Topless Co-Host


I told you back on May 21st that Jenny McCarthy was being considered for “The View.” Over the weekend I was told the deal was done. Today ABC made the announcement. Now “The View ” consists of Whoopi (who’s really a superior comedienne to McCarthy), Sherri Shepherd, and Barbara Walters, who’s on the way out. The show is lacking a journalist a la Meredith Vieira or someone from beyond simply the world of entertainment.

I’m told the addition of McCarthy may bring the idea of Brooke Shields coming to “The View” to an end. Back in February I was told Shields was definitely in. But during the spring, Shields told she’d never gotten an offer. Now it seems moot. Maybe they should put Elizabeth Vargas in charge of that show as Walters departs. At any rate, McCarthy will be fine as long as she doesn’t get into spouting her views on autism and vaccines.

With McCarthy we might get New Kids on the Block, adult version, as performers. Word in the tabloids is that she’s dating Donnie Wahlberg. But no Jim Carrey, that’s for sure.

McCarthy becomes the first co-host of “The View” to have posed topless for Playboy. After watching this video, I guess I will be tuning for more Hot Topics this fall.


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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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