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Jenny McCarthy: The Latest Gaming Bombshell

Jenny McCarthy isn't the woman who likes to claim she plays games 'cuz it's hip these days; she's the girl that started with Pac-Man way back in the day and hasn't stopped playing since.

A recent interview over at What They Play has turned us onto the fact that the former PlayBoy Playmate of the year and general performer (host, actress, model, etc.) has been gaming since the dawn of the industry, and she's quite the responsible do-gooder these days. She's a mother and a best-selling author; her books "Louder Than Words," "Mother Warriors," "Baby Laughs," and "Healing and Preventing Autism" have done quite well, but she clearly remembers her gaming roots. In answer to the first question, "What games did you play growing up?," McCarthy had this to say:

"Pac-Man, man. Let me tell you something, that was my game. We had a gaming thing going on in my block where I was the champion. I even made my own Atari glove because I had blisters all over my hand from playing Pac-Man. I figured out ways to cheat in Pac-Man to constantly get ghosts stuck and continue eating them. I was the renowned champion. I even sewed a Pac-Man onto my glove when I was eight years old. I was a gamer early on."

Follow the link to read the entire interview, which is quite interesting. We're not that impressed with Hollywood celebs who like to say, "oh yeah, I play video games!" when in fact, they only played their first game a few weeks before the interview. But in some ways, it doesn't really surprise us that McCarthy was into games; she always had that surprisingly goofy, down-to-earth persona that made her a kooky, yet always beautiful, attraction. Somebody with that much charisma had to be a gamer, right? ...or are we just giving ourselves too much credit?

4/14/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

chicko1983
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 @ 10:37:00 PM
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now thats hot!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 @ 11:05:17 PM
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Milf gamer?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 @ 11:31:48 PM
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It's hard to really believe that so many porn stars actually play(ed) videos games, but who am I to judge, everyone can be a gamer :D

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 @ 11:45:13 PM

I Don't think a playmate is the same as a porn star.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 12:01:10 AM

Guess that's true, should have just made it, "In the 'Adult' industry"

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Highlander
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 @ 11:57:38 PM
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Why am I suddenly reminded of The Register and it's in-joke of mentioning the Asus EeePC at every possible (and many an impossible) juncture just so they could use a picture of the model that 'came with' the netbook PC from Asus?

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/10/02/eee_girl_saga_continues/

The blonde model in the second picture in this article is the original, the brunette is the upgrade...I guess we will all have our opinion as to whether Asus knows an upgrade when it sees one.

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cegmp
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 12:36:27 AM

^ I love your kosmos avatar!

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slayerkillemall
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 12:40:28 AM
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blondes are more fun :)

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BigTonesAUS
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 12:57:06 AM
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love those puppies.

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 2:29:15 AM
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I still remember how crazy she was on the Singled Out game show lol. Then she was in one of the best movies ever. BASEketball. Now she's in C&C Red Alert 3. Seems like more celebrities are making it known that they are gamers now. Though most of them seem to only play WoW. Still one more hot gamer to add to our side isn't a bad thing :)

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Banky A
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 4:21:18 AM
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Sweeeet ;)

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Douchebaguette
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 6:01:23 AM
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BASEketbball!

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Alienange
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 6:14:54 AM
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Good for her. But does she still game?

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Highlander
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 10:15:32 AM

I believe she's still game...oh, wait, you weren't asking that...I believe she's still got game....oh, wait, you weren't asking *that* either...ooops.

;-)

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jaybiv
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 11:43:25 AM
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Ben, I thought you didn't like blonde cheerleader type chicks? JM is burnt out and so last millennium.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 4:43:58 PM

I don't like that type.

...but in reality, it'd be absurd to say that woman looks "burnt out" even today. I'm sorry, I don't think the middle-aged mothers shuffling through Wal-Mart look the same as Jenny.

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 11:55:42 AM
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Attractive girl gamers has never surprised me just as I'm sure there are attractive guy gamers out there. I would however be surprised if any of these 'gamers' were dating guys like the comic book guy on Simpsons.

Not going to happen. Whatever the hobbies of the individuals, the cute girls will NOT be dating ugly gamers.

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crawdaddy
Sunday, April 19, 2009 @ 2:29:10 PM
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She can play with my ps3 anytime! Oh! I forgot in the excitement! It doesn't work!

Last edited by crawdaddy on 4/19/2009 2:30:41 PM

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