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Jenny McCarthy

Jennifer Ann "Jenny" McCarthy (born November 1, 1972) is an American model, comedian, actress, author, activist, and game show host. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. McCarthy then parlayed her Playboy fame into a successful television and film acting career. Recently, she has written books about parenting, and has become an activist promoting research into environmental causes and alternative biomedical treatments for autism. She has claimed that vaccines cause autism and that chelation therapy helped cure her son - claims considered false by the medical community. McCarthy was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois to a middle-class Catholic family of Polish and Irish descent. She lived in the West Elsdon neighborhood of Chicago. She is the second of four daughters; her sisters are named Lynette, Joanne and Amy. Her cousin is Academy Award-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy of Bridesmaids and Mike and Molly. McCarthy's mother, Linda, was a housewife and courtroom custodian, and her father, Dan McCarthy, was a steel mill foreman. As a teenager, McCarthy attended Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School (whose

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Sharon Osbourne -- I'm Sorry I RIPPED 'The View' ... 'I'm Not Well'

Sharon Osbourne
I'm Sorry I RIPPED 'The View' ... 'I'm Not Well'

Sharon Osbourne says she feels TERRIBLE for telling the women of "The View" to go F-themselves ... and today she begged and pleaded for their forgiveness. TMZ broke the story ... Sharon blasted… READ MORE >

Jenny McCarthy -- NOT Getting Fired from 'The View' ... Says Show Honcho

Jenny McCarthy
NOT Getting Fired from 'The View' ... Says Show Honcho

Jenny McCarthy is NOT on the chopping block at "The View," despite reports saying she's a dead woman walking ... at least according to the show's executive producer. Bill Geddie was out in New… READ MORE >

- 438 days ago
Carmen Electra vs Jenny McCarthy -- Which 90s Babe Held Up Better?

Carmen vs Jenny
Which 90s Babe Is the Hottest Now?

Carmen Electra and Jenny McCarthy are the ultimate 90s babe duo -- so take a good, long, close (closer ... CLOSER) look at the evolution of their amazing bikini bodies ... and tell us who's the… READ MORE >

- 449 days ago
Jenny McCarthy -- Famous Friends Busted for Public Intoxication

Jenny McCarthy
Famous Friends Busted for Public Intoxication

Jenny McCarthy's latest fundraising event must have been a BLAST ... because a bunch of her famous friends got busted for public intoxication afterwards.The event -- a fundraiser for a local… READ MORE >

- 486 days ago
Sherri Shepherd -- 'REALLY DEPRESSED' About Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving 'The View'

Sherri Shepherd
'REALLY DEPRESSED' About Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving 'The View'

They may not have always gotten along ... sometimes they may have hated each other ... but Sherri Shepherd says she's really gonna miss her friend Elisabeth Hasselbeck on "The View."Shepherd was… READ MORE >

- 535 days ago
Jim Carrey Calls Out Jenny McCarthy For Trashing Him

Jim Carrey
Calls Out Jenny McCarthy For TRASHING Him

Jim Carrey has lashed out at his former GF Jenny McCarthy for ragging on him for not keeping a relationship with her autistic son.Carrey says, "I will always do what I believe is in the best… READ MORE >

- 935 days ago
Jenny McCarthy -- Steak Date with Chicago Bears Stud Brian Urlacher

Jenny McCarthy
Steak Date with Brian Urlacher

Another "maybe couple" alert -- this time it's former Playboy Playmate of the Year Jenny McCarthy ... and Chicago Bears superstar linebacker Brian Urlacher. TMZ shot footage of the two leaving… READ MORE >

- 991 days ago
Jenny vs. Carmen vs. Jwoww: Who'd You Rather?

Jenny vs. Carmen vs. Jwoww
Who'd You Rather?

Former Playmates and MTV "Singled Out" hosts Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra got cozy with "Jersey Shore" vixen Jwoww at the "Leather and Laces" Super Bowl event in Indianapolis this… READ MORE >

- 1043 days ago
Jenny McCarthy -- I SUPPORT Jim Carrey's Daughter on 'American Idol'

Jenny McCarthy
I SUPPORT Jim Carrey's Daughter on 'American Idol'

Jim Carrey's "American Idol" wannabe daughter is getting support from an unusual place ... her father's ex-girlfriend. Jenny McCarthy ... who dated Jim for 5 years before splitting in 2010 ...… READ MORE >

- 1056 days ago
Jenny McCarthy -- It's Malibu Barbie!

Jenny McCarthy
It's Malibu Barbie!

Jenny McCarthy showed off her gorgeous curves while on the beach in Malibu with her boyfriend on Thursday.The 38-year-old is anatomically correct ... and then some. READ MORE >

- 1206 days ago

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