You guys, I’m just going to leave this here. As much as it pains me to write a headline about two women getting into a “catfight”, that’s pretty much exactly what happened here. First of all, yes, that person on the left is actually Jenny McCarthy. I know, I didn’t recognise her either. She looks good, but doesn’t look like Jenny McCarthy. She looks kind of like your average hollywood blonde trying to look like Charlize Theron or something…but I digress.
Apparently Jenny McCarthy has a radio show on Siruis XM, which I didnt know until right this very moment, but there you go. I’ve always liked Jenny McCarthy (despite her anti-science, anti-vaccine stance), and I don’t really have an opinion on Tara Reid other than she should definitely sue whatever plastic surgeon did that to her abdomen all those years ago – yes, we’ve all seen those photos, have we not?
So instead of giving you the blow-by-blow, I’m going to give you People Magazine’s blow-by-blow because it’s better than anything I might try and come up with.
The interview began with McCarthy, 43, complementing Reid on her latest reality show appearance in Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.
“I f—ing love you on that show, but are you glad you did it?” the host asked.
“It’s not worth the time to talk about,” Reid replied. “There’s confusing things about it. We are not talking about it.”
McCarthy then made a remark about how she just loved the show “so much,” to which Reid continued to say, “Babe, I asked you, please let’s not talk about this show. We’re all here about Sharknado.”
Meow. I mean, right? And I freely admit here that I have not seen the Sharknado junket as of yet, but I do intend to. However, is Tara Reid seriously taking herself so seriously over the combination of questions about a reality show called Marriage Boot Camp and a movie called Sharknado? Really!?
Apparently so. But wait for it. It gets worse.
The host then shifted to the film and asked Reid if she had to get into peak physical shape for it.
“It’s not like you really need to get into shape,” she replied. “It’s Sharknado. They’re fake sharks.”
McCarthy then brought up the topic of Reid’s past surgeries and asked if she was still going under the knife.
“No, I haven’t had any surgery for awhile, Jenny,” she replied before going silent on the microphone and talking to someone out of earshot.
“You look great now. So, you’re good and done, not moving forward with plastic surgery?” McCarthy continued to ask.
“I think I’ve made that clear about 100 times,” Reid snapped back. “Maybe you only read the bad things, but I’ve made that really clear for so many years. Read what you want to read… It was really nice talking to you and really good luck with your show.”
Boom! But wait….Ladies and gentlemen, it didn’t end there. There’s more. Yes…I know. If you haven’t already, you should probably go get a bowl of popcorn and some beer. It’s okay…I’ll wait with the rest until you get back…
Okay, you’re back. All comfy? Yes? Good, because from there, it just degenerated even more.
“I hope you stay married too. I’m sure he’s a nice guy,” Reid responded. “I hope your tits get even nicer, because they’re amazing. The same guy who did mine, right? I’ll always use your advice. You’re the best. Bye.”
“Love you, Tara. Good luck with Sharknado 18,” McCarthy replied.
Aaaaand scene! While I’m not sure that I’m a huge fan of either of these d-listers, at the end of this debacle, I still feel pretty firmly in camp McCarthy. If you listen to the recording of the broadcast (or even if you just read the above transcript), Jenny really just seems to be doing her job. Granted, she is doing it with a very Jenny McCarthy slant to it, but she was making an honest attempt to keep up the momentum of the interview. And really, Tara thinking that she is going to go on any show and not be asked about some of her past projects (or tabloid headlines) is totally unrealistic. In fact, it would seem she has a very short memory. Part of the OTT appeal of the Sharknado series of movies is because of that past; Tara Reid is like the scream queen in a budget flick whose career has seen better days.
Plus, McCarthy totally got the last word, did she not? The whole thing is so bad it’s actually quite good.