Oprah Brings Jenny McCarthy Aboard the Harpo Train

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Little Jenny don’ came up. She just received a “cash call” from Oprah:

Like Rachael Ray and Dr. Phil before her, it seems Jenny McCarthy is hitching her brand to Oprah Winfrey’s star: the actress turned autism expert has signed a deal with Harpo Productions to work on a few projects, including a blog and a talk show.

The blog launched Friday on Oprah.com, and is the first collaboration that falls under the deal. Jenny has often appeared on Oprah’s show, discussing her efforts to understand her son’s autism, chronicled in her books, Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism and Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds.

Remember when she was on MTV’s Singled Out, farting and giving lap dances and sh*t. A come up, indeed.

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  • Smoovee Sayz

    I like Jenny

  • http://www.myspace.com/gazfynest *still living lovely*

    I like J Mac too… *sighs* where is kim k’s deal hell she would have a lot offer

  • lace

    why isnt she helping any black ppl…

  • Told you so

    @lace
    Oprah stopping being black when she made her 1st billion.

    but seriously, the school in South Africa counts doesn’t it (besides the scandal, but you should expect that in a country where they are still dealing with rampant corruption)

  • Journey

    I have nothing against Ms. Jenny McCarthy but of all people ?? Why not Mrs. Holly Robinson-Peete or Tonie Braxton both have autistic children and are very involved with raising awareness for autism, fundraising, and increasing research.

  • Ang

    Go Jenny!

  • Lisa

    Right why not Holly Robinson Pete!!!!! or Tamia for MS! Come on now Oprah.

  • prettyfro

    That’s a great point Journey. I was shocked to see Jenny on the show last Friday too. I remember when Jenny was running around in bikini tops on USA’s Up All Night as Gilbert Godfried’s sidekick. I wonder if Oprah would give that kind of shine to a black woman who also gained stardom in a less than favorable way?

    I love Oprah, but I can’t say I believe she would give say a Melyssa Ford the same type of shine, even if she too was championing some worthy cause. I just can’t see it.

  • http://www.k.com noelle

    Dang Oprah lol…

  • http://www.madamethejourney.com Madame

    I’d rather get the perspective from Holly Robinson-Peete. She’s a much more credible autism advocate.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gazfynest *still living lovely*

    lol at yall….I think everyone would love to see her extend oppos to someone like a tamia but she didn’t so what ever….it is what it is

  • Encyclopedia Brown

    Oprah doesn’t care about Black People.

    Fact

  • Jay Z corporate puppet!

    I agree on that Holly Robinson Peete/Toni Braxton comment. But you know ole harpo has to help her peoples first. And it doesn’t hurt that Jenny’s man is Jim Carey…….and there you have it folks! LOL

  • Whiner

    @Lace-you ask why Oprah isnt helping black people? Well Oprah has chosen to help black people who need help and not just want help. Look up all she has done and is doing for Africa. By the way, helping Jenny McCarthy helps blacks because did you know that while autism research is happening, much research focuses on non-black children. So why don’t you stop sitting back and whinning about what Oprah isnt doing for you and go support research for autism affecting black children?

  • http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.com Unstrung Photo

    Post it here. Post it there. Post it everywhere.

    I hope to see this page start coming up on the first search results page for Jenny+McCarthy on Google. Right now it comes up number one for Jenny+McCarthy+Death.

  • Scooby Dubious

    @ Journey: two reasons: blond with big tits. That’s the gold standard in American television.

  • i love jenny

    Her books on autism are amazing. They made me cry.

    And yes Toni and Holly have kids with autism but Jenny’s son had multiple seizures and almost died. Jenny found an alternative way to treat him and started a whole movement for alternative autism treatments. And your comments on race are as stupid and ignorant as you… The only thing you people recognize is color. It’s sad really. Next time why don’t you actually research a subject before your uneducated ***** comments on it.

  • LEESA

    Journey

    I have nothing against Ms. Jenny McCarthy but of all people ?? Why not Mrs. Holly Robinson-Peete or Tonie Braxton both have autistic children and are very involved with raising awareness for autism, fundraising, and increasing research.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Exactly! And let’s not forget about the white chef that Oprah regularly featured on her show, the exposure helped him become an author who wrote best-sellig cookbooks!
    I think the last time Ms. Winfrey helped someone Black enter the limelight, it was her “wife”, Gail!

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