Jenny McCarthy claims Oprah hates her, ‘I would be scared she would beat me up’


Now that Jenny McCarthy has a widespread national viewership on network TV with The View, it seems like everyone has come around to the idea that Jenny is pretty annoying and that she kind of sucks as a person. Allegedly, Jenny’s position on The View is hanging by a thread because viewers despise her, and (just my guess) she probably won’t be asked to return for a second year. So in the wake of her overwhelming View disappointment, some people are starting to wonder what went down between Jenny and Oprah. Years ago, Oprah took an interest in Jenny’s shtick (Farty Hot Mom/Quack Scientist) and Jenny signed a (lucrative?) multi-year development deal with Oprah’s Harpo Productions. CB reported in 2011 that the deal eventually fell through without anything ever coming of it (like, say, a talk show). And now Jenny is coming clean about how much Oprah hates her:

Jenny McCarthy is convinced has one very, very powerful enemy: Oprah Winfrey. Chatting with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday, Oct. 29 (with very attentive and affectionate boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg at her side), the View cohost, 40, admitted that she’s “scared of Oprah.”

The sardonic blonde explained that she had a falling out with the mega-mogul, 59, after a tentative deal — McCarthy was to have a talk show on Winfrey’s OWN network — apparently fell through. “I did a deal with her for five years, but we, we kinda shook hands. I would be scared she would beat me up,” McCarthy revealed.

When Bravo’s Cohen asked McCarthy to clarify what happened with the the deal, she confirmed that “It didn’t [work out],” suggesting that she walked away to pursue other interests. “I left. I am terrified . . . I would be like OH NO [if we ran into each other].”

“Do you think you’re on her ‘list’?” Cohen asked.

“I’m sure there’s probably a lot of people on her sh*t list, but I’m probably number 4,” McCarthy estimated.

[From Us Weekly]

Well, that was oblique. What happened, Jenny? “Um, like, it fell through, um, like, ah, pull my finger, um, it was a deal, um.” Did you sign a contract Jenny? “Like, um OMG I’m so scared of Oprah, she’s so, like, scary. She hates me, totally.” But did you sign a contract Jenny? Did you not contractually fulfill your development deal with Harpo and that’s why Oprah hates you? “OMG, I’m so gassy! Warrior moms have, like, so much gas.”

Anyway, Oprah responded to Jenny’s nonsense in a typically Oprah fashion. Oprah tweeted: “@JennyMcCarthy don’t have a shxt list. If I did you’d never be on it. Wishing you only good fortune,love and light and watching @theview.” The Oprah was feeling generous.



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  1. Erinn says:

    I’ve never been a fan of Oprah, but responses like this have her growing on me. Also, I enjoy that Jenny is scared of her.

    • Zigggy says:

      I agree.

      • Kate says:

        Erin and Ziggy, I’m not a fan either but Oprah has some wonderful comebacks on twitter.

        If they get rid of Jenny please get rid of Sherri Shepard also. I’m a Whoopi fan but she seems IMO like she doesn’t really want to be there

  2. Frida_K says:

    Jenny McCarthy wishes that Oprah cared enough about her to put her on the alleged shyte list.

    Oprah, I would guess, could not care less if she tried about Dumb-dumb Jenny.

  3. L says:

    I would pay good money to see Oprah beat up this loon.

  4. bowers says:

    Oprah doesn’t think about her period.

  5. Kiddo says:

    Oprah was not feeling generous. She realized she dodged a bullet with that asinine notion of giving Jenny a show. But then again, Oprah falls for all kinds of snake oil and thrusts it upon the audience. So she’s basically a snake oil middleman.

    • Lisa says:

      Ha. I have not gotten over that she thrust that quack “Dr.” Phil on the world.

    • AnnE says:

      Let’s also not forget she GAVE LiLo $2million dollars right out of court forced or jail rehab – how has that worked out!!!!! Dr Phil is the biggest joke of all.

  6. blue marie says:

    Manufactured drama, Jenny must have realized that no one cares about her. However, I would watch OWN for a month if she would beat up Jenny, or at least tape her mouth shut.

  7. CaribbeanLaura says:

    I sense a slight hint of shade to O’s response. I mean it’s basically well known that Jenny is sucking on the view right? so all the good fortune, blah blah blah, SHADE!!

  8. NeNe says:

    Oh, I would pay good money to see Oprah beat the sh*t out of her!!!

  9. Jules says:

    If there was a vaccine to prevent stupidity, McCarthy still would not get one. But she would need a triple dose.

  10. MrsBPitt says:

    Oprah’s not the only that hates you, Jenny! There is a long, long list. I hate the way she threw Jim Carey under the bus as soon as they split (as soon as he didn’t make her a “star” like she thought he would)…This chick is a no-talent, user….I barely ever watched The View, but I definetely won’t tune in while this obnoxious, moron is on it!

  11. LucyS says:

    I do not understand people’s (viewers, I guess) fascination with what comes out of this @sshat’s mouth. And shame on ABC for giving her a forum. I’m not a huge fan of The View (I always thought the SNL parody of it was pretty spot on), but I used to be a pretty big Barbara Walters fan. Jenny McCarthy’s shtick is sassy, opinionated blonde with a loud mouth, but there are many who do that much better than her.

    It kills me Donnie Wahlberg dates that.

  12. Beth says:

    I’d love to see Oprah kick Jenny’s ass!

  13. grabbyhands says:

    Oh Jenny. Pretty much everyone wants to beat you up.

  14. nicegirl says:

    Oprah is so smart!

  15. Emily C. says:

    She’s basically saying, “poor little innocent blonde me, I’m scared of the big black lady.” I hate Jenny McCarthy, I really do. And I’d pay to see Oprah hand her her ass.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      You know, people throw around the term ‘dessicated corn husk with more fillers than sense’ so often these days…

      …maybe that was too mean. I don’t even know these days.

  16. holly hobby says:

    What an idiot! Her foot tattoo looks like a gigantic bruise too.

  17. GIRLFACE says:

    I am not a woman who is typically annoyed by other women but this woman annoys me endlessly. Good for Oprah.

  18. tinyfencer says:

    Wow she really sucked all the hot out of Donnie Wahlberg, didn’t she?

  19. lonni says:

    Oprah is not thinking about this chicken head

  20. jecca says:

    No, honey. Oprah probably doesn’t really think about you at all because you’re kind of insane and not very bright.

  21. lovelylaura says:

    She should be more frightened of Barbara reaching across the table and backsiding her! That lady takes no prisoners!

  22. Ramona Quimby says:

    You know who I would love to see on The View? Jillian Michaels. Seriously! If you listen to her podcasts, she has so much to say about – just stuff. Relevant, happening-now-in-the-world stuff. She is way more than just a trainer IMO. (Yes, I have fan-girled here!).

  23. carol says:

    well, jenny mcarthy is also a complete moron sooo there`s that….