Did you know that Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy are cousins? Makes sense, but it still blew my mind. It’s pretty easy to blow my mind, actually. Like learning that Jason Biggs isn’t Jewish totally blew my mind.
ANYWAY, Jenny is denying reports that she told Melissa to lose weight. She tweeted,
Hey media outlets! The story about my cousin Melissa and I is bullshit. I’m proud of her & would never say such hurtful words. Shame on you.
And also talked about it with PEOPLE, saying,
There is a crazy story going around that I once told my cousin, Melissa, that she would have to lose weight in order to get into show business. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Though she helped cousin Melissa get her foot in the door, she credits Melissa’s success to one person only — Melissa.
She has accomplished everything she has accomplished through hard work and her extraordinary talent, and I’ve only ever encouraged and supported and wished her the very best.
Oh, and one more thing. Melissa McCarthy isn’t banned from Jenny McCarthy’s upcoming wedding, either:
[It's] ridiculous. Donnie and I are planning a very intimate ceremony that will involve a very small group of our closest friends and that’s it – not a huge production with hundreds of friends and extended families.
That seems a little odd — I would absolutely invite my cousin to my wedding, but I guess they’re just not as close as we are. So there you go, now you know the whole scoop on the celebrity cousins. The question is, do you care? DUN DUN DUNNNNNN.
July 27, 2014 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Jenny McCarthy is recently engaged to boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg – and also recently fired from The View, but that’s neither here nor there – but things weren’t always going so swimmingly in her life. Relationships were really not her forte before they met, and apparently she was masturbating to the point of burning the motors out of nearly 400 vibrators during her single days. Uh… TMI alert!
From The Howard Stern Show (via E! Online):
“I’ve been searching for the one—as you know, you were even helping me last time I was here trying to figure out people—so I went on a year of not dating, not f–king, doing nothing except being by myself,” the engaged celeb stated.
She continued, “Basically I wanted a year of…I was just by myself.”
However, Stern called her out when it came to being sexual, addressing that she must have at least dedicated some time for a little solo love—and he was right in assuming so. “I went through probably 400 vibrators,” McCarthy, who will be premiering her own SiriusXM show on Wednesday, said, but added, “No men. Its like the same movie, different actors. I realized I had to reset.”
Well, that’s… special. Obviously I know she was attempting to be humourous and that 400 is an extreme exaggeration (here’s hoping), but I just don’t think it’s necessary. I guess it’s good she found a real man instead of a plastic one. Here’s hoping she doesn’t wear his motor out too, “LOL”!
July 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
No one cared about their dating relationship or their engagement, so now Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are resorting to more drastic measures to get our attention: they’re claiming they might elope so as to guarantee a “small” wedding and less attention from the press. I see what you did there, guys! Reverse psychology!
From US Weekly:
“I’d like a small wedding,” Wahlberg told Us. “A perfect wedding for me would be Jenny, myself, and our three boys.” (This will be the second marriage for both stars. McCarthy, 41, was previously married to director John Mallory Asher, with whom she shares son Evan. Wahlberg, 44, shares two sons, Xavier and Elijah, with first wife Kim Fey.)
So does that mean they might elope? McCarthy simply smiled at her fiance and quipped, “We haven’t decided yet.” Laughing, the View co-host told Us that since getting engaged to Wahlberg last month, her wedding plans have gone back-and-forth.
“It depends on the day,” she said. If the two plan to have a formal ceremony, it will take place before 150 guests, including 6 or 7 groomsmen and bridesmaids on each side. “All of my bridesmaids are going to wear Pandora jewelry!” McCarthy dished.
“It would be this year or next year,” she added. “We like the idea of getting away on a vacation, but we also like the idea of keeping it local,” citing Boston (Wahlberg’s hometown) and Chicago (where McCarthy was raised) as potential options. Or, McCarthy joked, “find something in the middle, and force everyone to get there.”
“As long as she’s there, I’m there,” Wahlberg said.
Well, ain’t that sweet?
May 2, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
Well, it looks like true love really does exist, because Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are getting married! Jenny announced the news on The View on Wednesday and Donnie himself even made an appearance to show off what a lovey dovey couple they are. Gag me.
Apparently Jenny’s 11-year-old son Evan helped Donnie with the surprise proposal, which is sweet. They don’t yet have a wedding date planned, but have considered August 2015. I wish I cared more (or at all), but alas…
Congrats to the happy couple, I suppose!
April 17, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
Jenny McCarthy has gotten a lot of criticism in her day for being an idiot and saying stupid shit, like how vaccinations cause autism and all that. But now, apparently she didn’t mean it like that and wishes everyone would stop saying she’s anti-vaccine.
As she wrote in the Chicago Sun Times,
I am not “anti-vaccine.” This is not a change in my stance nor is it a new position that I have recently adopted. For years, I have repeatedly stated that I am, in fact, “pro-vaccine” and for years I have been wrongly branded as “anti-vaccine.”
My beautiful son, Evan, inspired this mother to question the “one size fits all” philosophy of the recommended vaccine schedule. I embarked on this quest not only for myself and my family, but for countless parents who shared my desire for knowledge that could lead to options and alternate schedules, but never to eliminate the vaccines.
Blatantly inaccurate blog posts about my position have been accepted as truth by the public at large as well as media outlets (legitimate and otherwise), who have taken those false stories and repeatedly turned them into headlines. What happened to critical thinking? What happened to asking questions because every child is different?
For my child, I asked for a schedule that would allow one shot per visit instead of the multiple shots they were and still are giving infants.
I am passionate about important conversations on how we can improve health care for our children and generations to come. This is an extremely important discussion and I am dumbfounded that these conversations are discounted and negated because the answers are not black or white. Again I ask, what happened to critical thinking?
The column goes on from there and is well worth the read. To be fair, if indeed she’s been severely misquoted, that’s fine and well. Or, if she’s come to her senses and realized she was SEVERELY misinformed before, that’s even better. Either way, the sooner people stop spouting bullshit like this, the better.
April 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
I don’t see why anyone needs to know what number Jenny McCarthy sees when she gets on the scale, but I guess she’s proud of it and wanted to share it with the public, so here ya go: she weighs 136 pounds. Uh… congrats?
From Radar Online:
“I’m a big yo-yoer. I do go up and down. I go from like 120 to 138. Right now I’m at 136, I think,” the 5’7? actress, model and comedienne told Radar.
“And I take this time to thoroughly enjoy it during the holidays. I’m kind of part of the collective thinking when it comes to just surrendering to the not so great foods.”
But McCarthy, 41, admits she hides her weight well.
“Sometimes it has to do with PSM. I drink a lot of water! When you have a lot of water it kind of tends to go everywhere,” she said. “Like a little bit in your neck and a lot in your boobs and your arms…to me it’s more evenly spread out I think.”
Is this seriously something worth spending an interview on? I’m no Jenny McCarthy fan so I don’t care about anything she has to say, actually, but like… really? She has nothing more interesting about herself than how much she weighs? How sad for her. I can see why fans of The View find her so offputting.