December 16th, 2011
11:50 AM ET
Another "New Year’s Rockin' Eve," another opportunity for Jenny McCarthy to make us laugh by doing the unexpected.
You may recall that during last year’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest," McCarthy was a reporter roaming the streets of New York. She wound up kissing who we thought was a random man, but it turned out to be her boyfriend at the time.
“Last year turned out to be an incredible experience for me,” McCarthy says. “It was like a bucket list dream come true.”
But as she gets ready for this year's event, there are some considerations to make. “I’m still single right now, so who knows if I will be kissing someone at midnight?” she wonders.
Besides resuming her reporting gig on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” the former Playboy Playmate will be starting the new year with a talk show deal.
“I’m in final negotiations for my talk show. I’m 99 percent there. Literally we are in the final stages of [inking] the deal,” says McCarthy. “It will have a little bit of celebrity and just a lot of fun.”
McCarthy also aims to have a talk show that will “empower women," she continues. "I want to have a connection with women for a higher purpose.”
The mother of one admits that she was offered the chance to be in a reality show, to which she said thanks but no thanks. “I don’t necessarily like airing ALL of my garbage,” she says. “I’m a little bit more of a platform giver.”
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