Jenny McCarthy: ‘When I’m 60, I want to still have a face that moves’


Jenny McCarthy really needs to stop with the Botox. Her face is getting that cat-like “mask” quality that you see a lot in women who regularly abuse the ‘Tox and fillers. Anyway, Jenny covers the new issue of New You Magazine and her interview is sort of interesting if you want to laugh about how she’s a jackass. First of all, this interview was conducted before she got fired from The View, which makes it funny (in a schadenfreude way) that she’s telling the magazine that she could see herself on The View for the next 20 years. Then she gets into her new engagement (to a man she’s been with for a year) and how Donnie is her everything. But my favorite part is when she tries to answer questions about the ongoing backlash to her anti-vaccine crusade. She was specifically asked about the recent Twitter debacle when tweeters went crazy bashing her “beliefs.”

Jenny on where she sees herself in 20 years: “Believe it or not, I think I’m still on The View. I love the show. I’m doing so much work to improve myself—signing up for critical thinking courses and doing all my media training. I want to be at the top of my game, and when I’m 60 I want to still have a face that moves.”

Jenny on reinvention: “When I first moved out to L.A. and I was a Playmate, I’d be asked, ‘What do you want to do?’ I’d reply, ‘Comedy.’ They’d say, ‘Honey, that’s funny. A Playmate in comedy? That’s never going to happen.’ But then I was on Singled Out. Later, I said I wanted to write a book and they said, ‘That’s hilarious. No one would pick up your book.’ Now, I have 10 books. I almost enjoy the challenge. You tell me I can’t do it? Guess what – I’m the rule-breaker.”

On Donnie Wahlberg: “He’s my mirror. Things were always unbalanced in my previous relationships – I’ve either been a teacher or a student. With Donnie, we’re just equal. I have my own identity and goals and he has his, yet we’re so similar we work on them together.”

The backlash against her anti-vaccine fake-science: “You have to be strong enough as a woman to voice your opinion, and sometimes you can get really beat up. … People are either with you or against you, and if you take a position and people don’t agree with it, they can hate you for life. When really, it’s just a position you hold, that has nothing to do with your personal self.”

[From People]

“When I’m 60 I want to still have a face that moves…” The “still” implies that your face moves now, which it doesn’t, Cat-face. CB was annoyed by the “he’s my mirror” thing, which is sort of annoying but Jenny always gushes like that about whoever she’s with. I remember when she used to say that same kind of stuff about Jim Carrey. And let’s be real – this Donnie thing isn’t going to last. Maybe they’ll end up going through with the wedding, but it won’t last more than a few years. Trust.

But the worst part is how she answers the completely legitimate criticisms of her anti-vaccine pseudo-science. That’s what offends me the most. When the tide turned on her anti-vaccine stuff, she tried to backtrack and claim that she was never anti-vaccine although there’s a mountain of evidence to suggest otherwise. It’s disingenuous (at best) or idiotic to try to reframe the criticism as just people attacking her because she’s such a strong, opinionated woman. Blah.


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  1. Marianne says:

    I find its so laughable that she “still wants a face that moves”. If thats your goal then stop with all the botox and fillers then. But I doubt she will, she’s so desperately clinging on to being “sexy”.

    • Locke says:

      She’s such an idiot.
      What’s Donny like?

      • Audrey says:

        Donnie and her are together for publicity

        He’s still sleeping around and she’s aware of it

      • SamiHami says:

        Not that I doubt you, Audrey, because I’m sure it’s true, but how do you know? I mean, I haven’t read that anywhere except here. Just curious.

      • Audrey says:

        Because he hit on my friend and that’s what he told her when she asked about his fiance. He invited her to meet Jenny to see. My friend didn’t hook up with him but I’m sure she isn’t the only one

        He and his ex wife split over his cheating. He hasn’t changed.

      • Rice says:

        @Audrey, Wow, that’s all kinds of effed up. Honestly, I’ve never liked any of the Wahlbergs. They just seem like tremendous douchebags. And now I hear that they’ve got a reality show to celebrate their douchedom? Awesome.

      • Kosmos says:

        I think she’s an idiot, too. I’ve never taken her seriously, give me a break….here she says in all of her past relationships, they were not equals….what a bunch of garbage! If Donnie is seriously with her, I think he should be worried and run, quickly….

    • Denise says:

      I think this is a case of ‘if I say it over and over it makes it true’. How can people be so delusional and dense? Oh right, we’re talking about Jenny McCarthy here.

  2. NewWester says:

    Maybe by the time she is sixty, they will have developed a form of Botox that will be able to be more flexible? Anyway why on one hand she is anti-vaccine and then on the other she is using fillers and Botox ?

    • Denise says:

      They already have that – it’s called ‘restraint’.

    • Amanda says:

      She’s a hypocrite. She refuses to vaccinate her son (and presumably herself) but yet she injects artificial products into her body and smokes carcinogenic cigarettes.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      Botox is a poison that binds permanently to your nerve endings and thus paralyzes the muscles those nerves control. For it to wear off, you have to grow new nerve endings.

      So the problem is not that Botox makes your face inflexible, but that it makes it unresponsive.

      They’d have to develop a version that would let your muscles work a *little* instead of not at all, and I’m not sure the active ingredient in Botox (botulin, one of the most toxic chemicals in the world, and the reason why getting botulism is so devastating to your health) could be changed to do that.

      • Petee says:

        Despite what everybody thinks if you have the right doctor who knows what they are doing you can move your forehead and don’t look like you are frozen.You are not supposed to put botox around the mouth.I am going on 51.I do a small amount of botox in my forehead.I worry all the time and stress so my forehead showed.It only lasts a certain amount of time and then it is gone.My issue is with these celebs is they use fillers and botox and completely change the way they look.It is supposed to be subtle.Also they are too young to be doing this.I am almost 51 and not young I want to look nice and age appropriate and not like these Reality Stars.They look all look horrible.

  3. Sayrah says:

    She said the same thing about Urlacher too

  4. PHD Gossip says:

    Can’t believe the View ever hired her.

  5. blue marie says:

    She is an idiot, and I’m annoyed with myself for reading and commenting on her.

    • Erinn says:

      Yeah…I was going to write something scathing, and I just can’t be bothered. Why expend any energy on this idiot.

    • kri says:

      He’s my mirror”?!?!? The mirror crack’d, honey. This one makes me feel smart.

      • Sabrine says:

        Unfortunately it was the dumb gullible sheep that listened to this blonde bimbo flapping her mouth off about vaccines. She doesn’t seem to mind that she was an influence in their decision to not vaccinate their children. I hope people grow a brain and start realizing that just because someone has a celebrity pulpit, it doesn’t mean that what comes out of their mouth is the truth..

      • Sacred And Profane says:

        I don’t know very much about this woman, but based on what I’ve read here, she does appear to be a right idiot. Since I also don’t have Twitter or Facebook, I’m unaware of exactly her views/rants on vaccinations. Is it to do with that debunked study that vaccinations can cause autism?

        If so, Sydney University released the findings of its meta-analysis in May, 2014. Here is a link to the Autism Speaks website, where you’ll find a summary of their findings:

        I believe the full study was published in “Vaccine” magazine, and that there’s a PDF available online.

  6. SpookySpooks says:

    She should openly apologise for the anti-vaccine nonsense she’s been saying.
    My country has recently made vaccination for children obligatory. It’s against the law not to vaccine your kid.
    Around 22 kids didn’t get vaccinated last year because their parents were morons.

    • Marianne says:

      I think parents should have a say in their child’s health…but then they should be able to sign a waiver that tells them they can’t sue if their child contracts a disease or they are liable if other children get sick because of them. Something like that.

      • Locke says:

        They should have a say, but not in thnigs like this. Vaccination is effective if the majority is vaccinated. The child’s health comes before the wishes of the parent. Who cares about getting sued if a child dies?

        I know a family whose three year old died because they refused blood transfusion because they were Jehova’s Witnesses.

      • Audrey says:

        Parents should have a say

        But vaccinating is a serious thing which parents refuse and put their kids at risk by doing so

        Idk I hate government getting involved in health matters but these parents are risking their kid’s lives over false studies

      • Sherry says:

        Let me preface this by saying I am a mother of 3 and all of my children are vaccinated. However, I have friends who choose not to vaccinate their kids. I find it odd that one of the reasons pro-vaccine people give for objecting to the non-vaccinated kids that “other kids could get sick.” Isn’t that the reason you vaccinate your kids in the first place? Otherwise, why are you vaccinating them?

      • SpookySpooks says:

        The health of a child is more important than the parent’s (wrong) choice.
        Vaccination is effective if the majority is vaccinated.
        Sorry Sherry, but your friends are idiots.

      • Lady Macbeth (ex HiddlesF) says:

        This antivaccine thing has been going on for decades.. Back in the 70ies there were mothers who were worried about the vaccines in a general way, well my mum fell victim to the ongoing nonsense and I didn’t get a vaccine for measles and nearly died. Sod this nonsense.
        This woman always seemed an idiot to me…..

      • Sighs says:

        Actually vaccinations aren’t 100% reliable on 100% of people. There is a failure rate, or rather a less effective rate. That’s why herd immunity is so important.

      • Falula says:

        @sherry, when I say “other children could get sick,” I don’t only mean my own, but also ANY other children who either can’t be vaccinated for legitimate reasons or have compromised immune systems.

        At the moment it does apply to one of my children, because I have an 8-month-old who obviously hasn’t had all of her vaccinations yet. So it does make sense for people who are staunchly pro-vaccine and say it’s “for other children.”

        I won’t even comment on McCarthy specifically except to say GO AWAY.

      • Audrey says:

        Herd immunity doesn’t exist if enough people don’t vaccinate

        Not everyone can get vaccines due to medical conditions impacting their immune systems. Others being vaccinated protects those people

      • Cait says:

        @Sherry: because many anti-vax folks do not understand what herd immunity actually entails.

        Thing is, you can still get mumps even if you’re vaccinated. But the likelihood is greatly reduced. And the real reason we rely so strongly on herd immunity is because there are many in our population with immunodeficiencies who aren’t eligible to be vaccinated. Kids with cystic fibrosis, for example, rely on me being a responsible parent. Herd immunity only really works if people are are eligible to receive vaccinations do so.

        This isn’t to suggest that parents be ignorant. It’s my job to be informed. It’s my job to talk to my children’s pediatrician about the schedule (which is pretty ambitious) and to educate myself. But the anti-vax crowd isn’t doing that. They read something like “herd immunity” and ascribe far-reaching powers to it…like Kristen Cavallari, who is fantastically that girl, the “I’m the only one who has ever been pregnant or read a book” girl.

        Incidentally, since the scares of the 80’s, our vaccinations are slightly weaker, so parents/caregivers/teachers? Get your Tdap booster, pretty please.

    • Faye says:

      When I was growing up, the school I went to (private) had a rule that kids couldn’t attend unless they brought proof of vaccination. I wish they had something like that everywhere. The resurgence of all these previously eradicated diseases because of non-vaccination is just terrible. Sadly, there are idiots who will listen to people like Jenny McCarthy.

      • GiGi says:

        Where I live you also have to provide proof of vaccination to your school (public) before they let the kids attend. You may opt out by signing a waiver, however, it’s not really advertized. In fact, my 11 year old just had to get a round of vaccines yesterday before she could start middle school in the fall.

      • SpookySpooks says:

        When I was growing up, you had to bring a proof of vaccination before you could enroll into elementary school ( every school in Croatia), we had obligatory vaccinations in school – the doctor and nurse would come to the library and I had to bring my vaccination proof before enrolling into university.
        I’m glad it became obligatory. I think we are the only country in the world that has obligatory vaccination.

    • SamiHami says:

      Sherry, child that has not had vaccines is around a baby that is too young for certain ones, that creates a risk for the baby.

      Spookyspooks, every school I ever attended her in the US required vaccination records, as well. I don’t know how some families get away with not having their children vaccinated. Maybe they home school?

      • SpookySpooks says:

        It could be.
        Home schooling isn’t available in Croatia either ( which I also think is a good thing) so people couldn’t get away with it either way.

      • GiGi says:

        SamiHami – all you have to do is fill out a waiver for your child to attend school without being vaccinated. One of my children was on an alternate vaccination schedule due to medical issues and I had to file one for him before he could attend school.

      • Audrey says:

        Parents can fill out a waiver to allow their kid to attend without vaccinations.

        Schools try to only have it be for religious reasons, but legally parents can file it just due to their personal beliefs

      • JustChristy says:

        A parent can refuse, based on religion. My husband to be and his brother weren’t vaccinated, because their parents were Christian scientist at the time. They were lucky they never contacted anything serious. They also refused to take his brother to the hospital after he was very severely sunburned, and instead prayed over him. Otherwise, vaccines are required in our state.

    • elo says:

      Parents should have a say in their child’s health, until their say is risking the lives and health of other people. Not vaccinating should be illegal, or at least they should be unable to attend school, waiver or not. McCarthy is an irresponsible idiot just as anyone else who doesn’t vaccinate is. Believing natural health blogs, refuted studies and an ex-playmate over doctors, pediatric associations, and scientists who have devoted their lives, careers and countless hours to developing vaccinations, testing their safety and ensuring their availability, definitely qualifies one as a moron.

  7. Lilacflowers says:

    Did she want to make herself look like Joan Rivers?

  8. Willa says:

    She looks like she could facially turn into Joan Rivers. Especially in the red dress.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      It’s like she brought a picture of a young Joan Rivers into the surgeon and said “make me like this.”

    • Kate2 says:

      I thought of Joan Rivers too. That pic in the red dress in particular. I can’t help but wonder if they photoshopped her (unintentionally) to the point where she looks like JR. She was on the cover of Shape a month or so ago and she didn’t look like that at all. Her face looked fine.

      Don’t get me started on the antivax morons. And McCarthy is a moron as well.

  9. LaurieH says:

    If she was such a “strong” woman, she would have stuck to her opinon intead of back-peddling to earn acceptance. We all hold opinions that others disagree with, often vehememtly. We all get bullied and ridiculed by people who disagree with us. Sometimes, we even subscribe to kooky things that, while easily debunked by science, we still cling to because for whatever reason they seem to work for us. But we should always be ourselves and take whatever slings and arrows come our way. That’s called character. And while others might call it ignorance or hate or stupidity (whatever the social prejorative du jour is) at least by being honest who and what we are, people know who and what they are dealing with. To me, that’s way better than people who sacrifice their beliefs in exchange for acceptance. They say all the right words, yet you never really know if it’s honest or just bullshit.

    • feebee says:

      You’re right, she shouldn’t have back-peddled to earn acceptance, she should have educated herself on the big picture, re-worded a whole lot of stuff… for a start.

      I hear what you’re saying about character but if it IS ignorance or hate or stupidity what does that say about your character? Should you not be trying harder?

      • LaurieH says:

        Trying harder for whom? She was perfectly comfortable with her anti-vaccine position until she felt some backlash. Sure, the consensus is that vaccines are good, but once upon a time, the consensus was that bleeding people and using leeches was good. I am not saying she’s right (I personally disagree) but I like to leave the door open to the possibility that one day the consensus will be proven wrong – as so often has happened throughout history. Her thinking, according to the current consensus, is ignorant. But the current consensus believing they couldn’t possibly be wrong is arrogant.

        I’m just saying – pick a position on something and stick to it. And if you have an honest change of heart (and not just bullied into changing your mind by others) then articulate that. She has done neither.

  10. feebee says:

    Normally I’d be on board with a “You have to be strong enough as a woman to voice your opinion” statement but the fact that she’s applied it to her anti-vaccine opinion makes it wrong. Her whole role in that mess is just annoying. I find it very ‘Russia from my house’-y. Yet her last line about it just being a position she holds – like it’s just what her favorite cheese is at the moment.

    It’s a shame about her face… most of it’s reversible though right?

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, that last line jumped out at me as nonsense. A position you hold has EVERYTHING to do with your personal self, imo. Nice attempt at trying to detach yourself, Jenny.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      “it’s just a position you hold, that has nothing to do with your personal self.”

      WTF? Personal beliefs have nothing to do with who we are? How could that even come out of her mouth?

      • lucy2 says:

        Especially when it’s a position as serious and damaging as hers has been – it’s not an unpopular opinion about something frivolous, she was a contributor to a movement that has caused needless pain and suffering from diseases that are preventable, and caused unnecessary risks to public health.

        And it’s too late for her face, she’s already jacked that up.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Well said, all of you.

    • Kate2 says:

      Yeah, I don’t know why she sticks the “as a woman” tag on that sentence. It doesn’t matter if what gender you are when you voice your opinion. I’m feminist too but the “strong woman” thing doesn’t apply to absolutely everything. Telling people not to vaccinate has nothing to do with your gender, lady. It has to do with your intelligence, or lack thereof. Anyone can be stupid, man or woman.

      And yes, personal beliefs like that, DO have to do with your personal self. Ugh. **facepalm**

  11. Kacy says:

    That train has already left.

  12. grabbyhands says:

    So long as her mouth doesn’t move, I don’t care what her face is doing.

    And she can just f**k right off with trying to pass her crappy anti vax tirade she’s been on as people just not being able to deal with her “opinion” as a woman.

  13. poppy says:

    if she was ever a teacher in a relationship, how dumb was that guy?!?

    i agree with newester, if she’s against vaccines, something they have studied and used for decades, proving the benefits outweigh any risk, why would she willingly inject A KNOWN poison into her face? the use of Botox for the face has nothing on say the polio vaccine in length of study and use. NOTHING.

    she’s the worst kind of special snowflake.

  14. Jaderu says:

    I had an opinion on something that is important and relevant to the health of children. I said ignorant things and tried to pass myself off as an expert and then got my ass handed to me. But now I want you to forget all that and pretend like I was just being a strong woman and my beliefs have nothing to do with who I am as a person. You know, a narcissistic, shallow, clueless dumbfuc*. But yeah, forget all that because I want to be a………SUPERSTAAAHHHHHH.

    There ya go. Fixed it for ya, Jenny.

  15. pnichols says:

    I’m hoping when she’s 42 she has a face that freezes her mouth

  16. A Fan says:

    Say what?? Plastic face has passed the point of no return.

    [*Say no to vaccine, but yes to botox*]

  17. Erandyn says:

    By the time she’s 60, I hope she has a mouth that shuts. She can start practicing now.

  18. GIRLFACE says:

    That hair with those outfits is awful. Is that like the porn baroness gone Mexcian channel daytime host hairdo or what? She is as classy as her first stop on the Carnival cruise circa 2001 butterfly foot tattoo. I wish she would just not.

  19. metallicwow says:

    First off, embarrassing that she had to take a critical thinking course. But secondly, that photo shoot is horrid – if she was going for a “Real Housewives” look, she nailed it.

  20. Green Is Good says:

    Jenny has to be trolling us. Her face is hilariously immobile . And the fact that she doesn’t realize that is even more ridiculously funny .

  21. Just Me (and my Bobby McGee) says:

    Grey backdrop, red dress, bronze shoes, white chair and yellow diamond? Who the hell coordinated this disaster of a photoshoot? I know the 80s are back and all, and clashing is a thing, but this is a color coordinated disaster. Completely distracting. The whole thing.

  22. It'sASquatch says:

    That cover photo looks like those sample hairstyle pics found in beauty salons.

  23. Mandy says:

    It’s pretty hilarious that she’s taking a critical thinking course. She desperately needs some critical thinking skills, her anti-vax beliefs are an obvious result of her severe lack of them. Maybe they’ll truly do her some good…. Yeah, unlikely.