Jenny McCarthy

If you were a male in the 1990’s above the age of, oh, say 10 years old, you were probably fully aware of our show subject today, Jenny McCarthy.  From Playboy’s Playmate of the Month, to Playmate of the Year, to TV star, to anti-vax spokesperson, McCarthy has worn many hats in her almost 30-year celebrity career.  Regardless of the reason, she seemed to easily find the spotlight whatever the endeavor may be.  But, is she truly the hardcore anti-vax quack she’s been made out to be, or is there a bit of a different side of the story to her beliefs?  What is it like to be married to a New Kid on the Block star?  What was it that took the photographer by surprise when she posed for Playboy?  We’ll dive into these questions and a whole lot more in the Jenny McCarthy episode of AHC Podcast.

 

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