Friday, May 18, 2012

Jenny McCarthy Celebrating 40th Birthday By Getting Naked For Playboy


No word on whether Jenny McCarthy is just going to pose for Playboy or get on the mansion assembly line for one more go with Hugh Hefner. Really? You thought she maybe didn't have to go through that process? She just made Playmate Of The Year because of her hobbies and list of turn ons and turn offs? That was so long ago though and now Jenny has her very own Chicago Bear to keep her warm at night. Jenny announced that she is posing for Playboy to mark her 40th birthday and it will be the first time she has got naked for the magazine in a long time and it has been almost 20 years since she was named Playmate Of The Year. The magazine is also giving her the cover and is thankful she has made the magazine relevant and a topic of conversation for the first time in months.

48 comments:

EmEyeKay said...

You mean, since LL was on the cover? That wasn't so long ago.

Poppymann said...

What a whore. She tried to play mommy for a while and figured out it didn't pay the bills, so now it's back to what she does best. Maybe they'll get Gore Vidal to interview her so she can continue to spout her nonsense about vaccines.

crila16 said...

Too funny. I used to work for Playboy Magazine in NYC. The year I worked there, Jenny was playmate of the year and I got to go to her playmate of the year party at Webster Hall. She was really nice...and gorgeous in person. I can't believe 20 years have passed.

Cathy said...

Good for her. If I look like that when I'm 40, I'd totally do it too.

Cathy said...

Also, I'd just like to add that women can be mothers AND sexual beings and that doesn't make them whores.

Henriette said...

I can't stand her! She is an IDIOT! She won't even admit she was wrong about vaccines and autsim. The doctor who did that study was discredited, and whooping cough has made a comeback. As a mother, I find her repulsive. Look at her bodycount page: http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.com/Jenny_McCarthy_Body_Count/Home.html

Henriette said...

@Cathy
Yes one can be a mother, a sexual being, and class A asshole at the same time. Jenny McCarthy fits the asshole catagory nicely.

Patty said...

Well, what other talent does she have? Surprised it took this long.

crila16 said...

@Henriette. Jenny is right in a way. Vaccines though not directly causing autism, the cause of autism is yeast infections in the brain as the child is developing in the mother's system. When the immune system is compromised, yeast grows and becomes out of control. There's a special diet they put autistic children on, which has proven to help them. My friend actually teaches autistic children.

I do, however, believe in vaccinations because they have greater benefits to preventing major disease and death, but I also do believe they can be harmful.

Frufra said...

@Henriette - as a mom, I totally agree that non-vaccinators are out of control and are causing a reimergence of diseases that have been under control for years. I have no earthly idea why we let them (at least in our state) sign a religious waiver and put their kids in public school. I am all about letting your freak flag fly (short of abuse, of course), but go live away from me out in the woods if you can't follow society's rules.

@crila- I have never heard that theory - thanks for sharing! I will have to read up on that. Autism treatment is such a huge, quickly-changing field. I have several friends on the front lines also.

And I have no problem with staggering vaccinations or a modified schedule to address health concerns. But we've come too far in the fight against these preventable diseases to throw all vaccines out the window!

selenakyle said...

I don't have a dog in either the "mother" or "vaccines" fights (maybe in the "whore" fight, I do...), but I just recall that Jenny was pretty doggone funny on that MTV show she hosted.

IMO she has a great talent for being a TV "personality." Way the fuck better than the Jersey Shore shit or half of the Housewives.

I'll take funny/wacky/slapstick crap over Toddlers & Tiaras, Dance Moms or Teen Mom-style gawd-awfulness any day.

mikey said...

^^Agree,Frufra. People don't remember the time prior to vaccinations and have no clue how dangerous and scary it was to live during the polio epidemic, diphtheria, etc. It's not all that long ago but it is forgotten. Go slow, but go.

Frufra said...

@selena - oh, I agree - she's funny and doesn't take herself too seriously. I've always enjoyed her as a performer. I just think she used her fame to spread lots of half-truths about autism and vaccinations, two fields in which she is far from qualified to speak an an expert.

Stick with the funny, Jenny, and leave the rest to folks who know what they're doing!!

Frufra said...

*as an expert

caralw said...

Trust me, she's very wrong on the autism thing. Show me a randomized control trial or a systematic review that supports that theory.

That doesn't make her a bad person, just misguided. Don't know her, but she does look good.

Seachica said...

The other interview is with Toby Keith. Why don't they just call it the "ignorant and big mouthed" issue and be done with it.

Twriggy said...

You do realize that whooping cough made a comeback because of a mutated strain. Not to mention the CDC just put out figures that showed 80% of the infected people had been vaccinated against whooping cough. Also, Australia just ended their push for adults to be vaccinated for whooping cough because they realized that it was completely ineffective and cost consuming. Whooping cough vaccine is probably on of the worst vaccines to date (next to Guardasil) . Jenny McCarthy may be an idiot but so are people who make random uneducated statements.

EmEyeKay said...

Seriously - would you take medical advice from Jenny McCarthy? Just because she took it on as her cause doesn't mean anyone changed their actions because of her. I certainly wouldn't. She's funny, but that's not what I look for in a medical professional.

Robert said...

Ewww.

RenoBlondee said...

Well, she looks just as great now as she did then, so why not.
I liked her on MTV as well, and do not agree with her medical views.

parissucksliterally said...

I have NEVER thought this woman was funny.

She looks great, so getting naked is a good move for her.

dazed said...

A little OT, but can anyone inform me on why guardasil is so bad?

DixieTheNoble82 said...

She looks great, IMO. Loved her on whatever the fluff that dating show was on MTV.

Her medical advice is pretty silly, again, IMO - but if you put your child(ren)s health & well being on the line at the advice of anyone but a doctor, well, you get what you pay for.

JustJen said...

Rarely comment but just have to throw some alternative thoughts to counterbalance some of the above posts.

I'm in the medical industry and became involved in several vaccine initiatives kind of by accident. The amount of misinformation that is out there is absolutely amazing.

There is no known "cause" of autism. Period. Theories are a dime a dozen. Crilla, your "theory", while interesting, has not been accredited by any legitimate medical board.

Whooping cough vaccination does not persist into adulthood. That's why the push for adult vaccination. Which the most current data on outbreaks supports the CDC recommendations for disease prevention. And I can't find anything on this "mutation" - there are still only (4) known strains of Bordetella. So...um, not that it's not possible, wild-type strains are always a frightening possibility but not vaccinating because of the chance of exposure to a mutant strain is like not putting a deadbolt on your door because someone might figure out how to pick it.

While I respect people's right to believe what they want to believe, I stick with what I know. Even the most casual observer can see that vaccination has decreased rate of disease. When I teach classes on immunization, the best visual I have is based on the CDC epidemiologic data superimposed with the date of introduction of the vaccine for that disease.

While my heart breaks for the parents of autistic children and I certainly understand their need to find an answer, I can't for the life of me understand why immunization has taken the fall. Do you mean to tell me that environmental exposure to toxic industrialization fumes and ingestion of food and water contaminated with toxic waste is somehow not related? What about heavy metal exposure? The fact is there is absolutely no way to isolate a cause for autism because you can't account for environmental exposure of both parents and even if you THOUGHT you had a complete history, you never know what exposure you've had that no one has told you about (thanks, EPA!).

As for Jenny McCarthy, yeah, she's pretty and I feel for her parental situation but that doesn't make her qualified to run her yap about vaccination or the cause of autism. Especially since her patron saint has been discredited, stripped of his medical license and all but run out of town. Let's not forget, she's also the one who "cured" her son's autism.

I'm not trying to change anyone's point of view, I'd just like to encourage you to read epidemiologic data from the CDC and WHO and case reports of recent outbreaks when deciding about immunization. And consider the source of alternative theories and the standing of those who back those theories.

Now back to the gossip!

NaNa LaLa said...

Good for her!

On the autsim thing: I'm scared to death of giving my children vaccines, but I do it. For my youngest, I've done a modified schedule that fits. She was not in daycare or school, so I only gave her the vaccines necessary a little later. Now that she is in pre-school, she's up to date.

The diet thing, I think it's great!!! And good for her for questioning the "all knowing doctors advice". She took it into her own hands to do what she could for her child. What parent wouldn't?

Della said...

@henriette
any parent who would choose not to vac. their child due to a book a celebrity wrote is a moron. if there is going to be a "body count" web site they should give it the name "body count: parents too stupid to listen to their doctors". parents should consult with their doctors on such things not a book written by a celebrity. what idiots. that web site is rediculous to even mention her name.

jenny is a entertainer...that's it!

Frufra said...

Awesome post, JustJen - thanks for the knowledge!

EmEyeKay said...

@JustJen, thanks for the information.

I've done a bit of hand-wringing when it comes time for the yearly shots, but always went with what's recommended (and required for school). Still, the media has placed a seed of doubt that sprouts in the month following the immunizations... I worry about it. Thankfully, it's a relatively short period of time that I'm worrying :)

SusanB said...

This is sickening. I've taken care of kids with whooping cough and measles because their parents didn't want the vaccines. I've seen a few die. I've also seen a few adults die because they wouldn't keep up their tetanus vaccine. Very painful deaths.

And I don't take advice from a "celebrity" on medical conditions any more than I take the advice of a "celebrity" endorsement of who to vote for. Talk about a group of people with a magnified sense of self-importance! (Ok, politicians have the same sense. And I don't take one politician's endorsement as a good reason to vote for another politician.)

Texshan said...

THANK YOU, JustJen. I have worke din the medical field for 12 years and am constantly amazed by people's stupidity about vaccines.

People, vaccines do not cause autism! They just don't. Stop thinking they do. You are wrong.

Crila16, your post is very misleading. Some researchers now believe there MAY be some link to children's gut flora -- specifically Candida -- and autism in maybe 5-10% of all cases. but it has nothing to do with yeast infections in the brain in utero.

Twriggy, you are the one making random uneducated statements. The reason why so many whooping cough cases persists is because people (and their children) fail to get the correct number of vaccinations (five before age 6, another at 11 or 12, and then every 10 years afterward) at the correct time or choose to bury their heads in the sand and not get vaccinated at all. Pertussis is highly contagious -- all it takes is one droplet from an infected person to spread the disease.

Texshan said...

* worked in. Typo.

Moms Who Vax said...

I have to chime in to tell the parents on here who are pushing for people to vaccinate their children that you are my heroes. I do advocacy work for the "pro-vaccine movement" (yes, there now has to be a pro-vax movement) and I regularly work with parents who have lost infants and young children to vaccine-preventable diseases because of outbreaks caused by unvaccinated children. Their stories make me physically ill. I'm so glad to see this.

Ms Cool said...

I just want to chime in that my son just recovered from the whooping cough. His vaccinations are all up-to-date and he isn't due for a booster for 3 more years. We kept him quarantined for the duration though I think we are the only family in our town that did.

pilly said...

"yeah I did playboy when I turned 40"

BITCH

I know age is only a number but when I turned 40 I did A BOX OF KLEENEX!!!

Susan said...

Jenny McCarthy looks fab. I think she's kind of a dumbass, even though I did root for her during her Jim Carrey romance. Those crazy kids made sense to me.

The whole posing for Playboy thing at age 40 cracked me up just because I'm getting up there in age and obviously know more and more people hitting age 40, and it seems like it is the age when many women in my life go off the deep end and want to act like they are 21 again and be the center of attention. And well, Jenny McCarthy is kind of doing just that. So, in a way I guess it's cool, but in a way, I also find it a bit pathetic. Women who have this sort of "crisis" at 40 kind of strike me as a bit unhappy really.

FS said...

I'll pose for Playboy too, what the heck, that's what Photoshop is for. Right Jenny?

JustJen, thank you x 1000 for your post. Good clean vaccines have made this world a safer place. Yes, some people have allergic reactions to some of the ingredients in vaccines, some batches have lazy quality control or whatever, but for the most part, vaccines are one of the best things that medical science has ever given the world.

Ellebee said...

Re: whooping cough immunization.

I almost lost my five month old daughter to the disease. My four year old struggled with it for almost six months.

My daughters would have died if they had not had the immunization. It gave their bodies enough time to make some antibodies to fight the disease.

The immunization is not permanent; it wears off after years. It is not a big deal for adults or teens because their lungs are strong enough to deal with the intense coughing. My children caught this from an adult swim teacher at the local pool. She went to work sick and spread the disease.

I watched my baby turn blue and had to perform rescue breathing on her. I watched my lively four year old became a coughing shell of her old self.

I am for the shots because they are what saved my daughters. You can have your own opinions and I respect that, but also remember that this disease can make children very, very sick and can kill.

Ingrid Superstar said...

I think I'm the only one clamoring for a Jenny McCarthy/Chris Hardwick reunion.

crila16 said...

Sorry Texshan...you are completely wrong, but I understand why you feel you are correct. I have researched Candida ablicans for years and years...and whether MD's agree or not...yes there is a link. Yeast infections are also the cause of rosasia (which I no longer have and MD's told me I would have it for the rest of my life), psoriasis, eczema (which I also had since age 5 is now completely gone), nail fungus, asthma, endometriosis, chronic sinusitis, MS, fibromyalsia, chronic pnemonia, bronchitis. It's yeast in different stages. It’s ok if you disagree. It cracks me up though. All people who have laughed at my holistic rantings always come back 10 years down the road with egg on their face, realizing I knew 10 years ago, what they’re just discovering now. It will always be eastern vs. western medicine. You’re western, and that works for you. I just know that eastern medicine is preventative medicine and I know quite a bit about it and have taken many many courses.

feraltart said...

I could only pose fr Playboy if it was the plus sized, droopy breast edition.

0_0 said...

@crila16- Yeast infections cause ALL THAT?

Using labels like "western medicine" is an attempt to draw a false equivalence with "Eastern medicine"' similar to those who compare "allopathic" with "holistic". News flash- if it can be tested and shown to actually have an effect significantly better than a placebo, it is incorporated into MEDICINE.

Yes, I'm laughing at you. I've laughed at crap like this for longer than 10 years, so I think I'll avoid your 10-year egg-on-face curse.

Texshan said...

Crila, no, I am not wrong. I never denied that there MAY be a link between candida and SOME cases of autism. I was correcting you on the type of candida in question and when and where it occurs. It is gut flora, not yeast infections in the brain, that may (rarely) be the link. And it is the child's gut flora, not the gestating mother's candida.

Lay people can "study" and "research" things all they want, but as long as there are no clinical findings, randomized studies, published articles in peer-reviewed journals, etc., NO ONE should go around claiming that such-and-such is the correct treatment. I know you think that Truss and Crook were/are correct in thinking that "candidiasis hypersensitivity" is the holy grail of disease causation, but it's not. There's never been a shred of proof.

Truss is a quack. Crook was a quack until he died -- perhaps he should have upped his intake of nystatin or ketoconazole? That would have fixed him right up!

I was diagnosed with CFIDS -- chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome -- and fibromyalgia in 2002. I also have IBS, systemic lupus, and migraines, as well as a host of other medical issues. Believe me, I have spent a decade searching for causes, treatments, and/or cures. I've read extensively about the yeast theory (along with many others), talked to a variety of doctors, done the research, and concluded that it's crap -- as have every single respected medical practitioner and medical society I can think of.

But since you are SO SURE you are right, I invite you to let me know what journal you have been published in, cite your sources, show me the results of your randomized studies, etc.

I do not deny that Eastern/traditional medicine has its uses. If you are congested, put some diced onion, lemon juice, and sugar in a bowl, mix it up and drink it before demanding an antibiotic. Try acupuncture to quit smoking. Practice yoga to work your muscles and joints. Heck, I get massages twice a month for my fibro issues, and it helps me tremendously. But if you get cancer, you are stupid if you decline chemo and radiation in favor of visualization. You can't "wish away" cancer cells.

Krissie said...

I have Asperger's (high-functioning autism, for those who aren't sure) and Jenny McCarthy and her junk science pisses me right off. It's been widely rumored that the son she "cured" of autism was misdiagnosed, and never actually had autism in the first place. I wouldn't be surprised.

However, I think it's even worse that people actually take medical advice from her. "Hey, some Hollywood C-lister famous for taking her clothes off and making stupid faces says I shouldn't vaccinate my children. I had better listen to her!" I mean, really. I can't believe anybody takes her bullshit seriously.

tracynator said...

Thank you, texshan. I have had fibromyalgia for 20+ years. Also, my son has Asperger's syndrome. Appreciate your post.
and@ justjen also thanks for valid info
@crila Ignorance plus arrogance is a dangerous combination. At least learn how to f*cking spell.

anita_mark said...

@SusanB, do you figure this is the female equivalent of getting a ridiculous sports car?

I recently turned 40 (it sucked, to me, it wasn't just a number). When my husband and I went out for dinner, I asked him how embarrassed of me he would be if I did that, "omg, can you believe I'm 40?" and just keep bringing it up in a drunk girl way just to coax people into half-heartedly saying, "nooooo, I would've said 29."

I was pissed when I told my co-workers and they didn't at least fake a gasp. They're probably just jealous haters.

Lori said...

maybe a nice cleanse will clear up all that Candida ablicans and autism?

Texshan said...

Hi, Tracy. I am so sorry you are having to deal with fibro, as well. Having an "invisible disease" is so frustrating -- you don't LOOK sick, so people have a hard time believing that you really are. Sometimes I wish there was a physical manifestation just so some people wouldn't give me the side-eye. If you haven't tried them, I highly recommend yoga designed for seniors, water therapy, and massage. I do all three, and they really help me. Lyrica didn't do shit for me, personally. Good luck!

Another fad that's pissing me right off is this "gluten free" kick so many people seem to be on. There is NO REASON for the vast majority of people on a gluten-free diet to be on it. Gluten is only an issue for people with a wheat allergy, celiac disease, or a skin disease called herpetiformis. A gluten-free diet isn't going to cure a kid's autism or your anemia or diabetes. All it's going to do is give you a grain and nutrient deficiency. And deny you the joy of sweet, sweet bread. Oh, also, these idiots that go around blathering about how "fabulous" they feel after going "gluten free" never have any idea that they are probably still getting gluten from products like ice cream, alcohol, vitamins, and even lip cosmetics.

Krissie, you probably already know this, but McCarthy's son probably actually had Landau-Kleffner syndrome, which typically presents with epilepsy/seizures, which she said her son had. His symptoms and "recovery" are far more typical of L-K than autism.

LOL, Lori. Good one!

Henriette said...

I have to address the posters about Jenny Dumball not being someone to take medical advice from is accurate, BUT there are ignorant parents who do take celebrity advice. If those idiots do not get their children vaccinated, THEN my sons may come in contact with them and suffer.

I don't care if this irresponsible moron runs around naked. She has done a great amount of harm by yapping about stuff she does not know AND claiming to cure autism.