NEW YORK (LALATE) – Jenny McCarthy won’t be with Jason Toohey for New Years’ Eve Times Square, at least for the ball drop. Jenny McCarthy will be with Ryan Seacrest, tapped as the new co-host of the Dick Clark annual special.
Seacrest and McCarthy? That sounds like a perfect team.
So why did the producers choose Jenny? “She is funny, relatable and high energy” said Larry Klein who co-produces with Seacrest.
Relatable has worked with Toohey also. “I ran into mystery man at Katsuya last night. What a coincidence! I made out with him again. Now I really REALLY want 2 know his name.” That is how Jenny first tweeted the spotting of her future love interest in May.
Since then, producers have fell in love with Jenny’s own hosting skills. Ryan added in a news statement today that Jenny is exceptional with live programming. “I was reminded how great Jenny is at live broadcasting when she recently stopped by my radio show. That day, with Dick’s blessing, I invited her to join us in Times Square!”
McCarthy is currently in pre-production on her new talk show for the Oprah network, a deal first revealed in May of 2009.
Jenny McCarthy, Ryan Seacrest