Kathie Lee & Hoda: Jenny McCarthy, Alan Jackson & Adam Shankman


Kathie Lee & Hoda: Jenny McCarthy of Love In The Wild

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb welcomed Jenny McCarthy, author, TV host and Playboy model, to The Today Show to talk about her upcoming new gig, hosting NBC’s Love In The Wild, which premieres tonight at 9/8c.

Jenny McCarthy says that Love In The Wild is like Survivor meets The Bachelor with a little Fear Factor. You take these couples who have never met before and have them pick their partner based on looks only. Then they send them on a horrific, crazy adventure that you usually want to kill your spouse on. That way they can really see who they are with. At the end of every episode, Jenny McCarthy asks if they’d like to stay or switch them out for somebody else. A new twist this season…an extra seven guys this season, so a catfight between the guys.


Honda asked is people really find love on these shows. Jenny McCarthy said that the first and second place couples from last season are still together and very much in love. This year, the first and second place couples are also still together.

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb sit down with Jenny McCarthy to discuss her newest gig.

Kathie Lee and Hoda sit down with Jenny McCarthy to discuss hosting NBC's Love In The Wild, posing for playboy and her newest book, Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic

Jenny McCarthy Playboy 2012

Jenny McCarthy will be posing for Playboy again. She said she wanted to do it one more time before everything falls apart. Jenny stated that she wants to be a legend and legends work all the time.


She also has her eighth book coming out in the fall titled, Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic. The book is about finding new belief systems and letting go of old ones. It is all told with inspirational stories, but really funny.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Adam Shankman from Rock of Ages

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb also welcomed Adam Shankman, producer of the upcoming musical movie Rock of Ages which opens next Friday in theaters. The movie has an A-List cast including Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta Jones, Alec Baldwin, and Mary J Blige and features classic rock hits from Twisted Sister, Def Leopard, Foreigner, and many more.

Adam Shankman said this is the soundtrack of his life…he graduated in 1982. He is also the producer of Hairspray. His whole life is a musical…he sings and dances all the time which is why Kathie Lee and Hoda played a fun game, Sing That Song, with Adam.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Alan Jackson Performance

To end the show, Kathie Lee and Hoda welcomed Alan Jackson, the two-time Grammy winning artist with 35 #1 hits, 24 of which he co-wrote. He sang his new single, Dixie Highway, from his new CD, Thirty Miles West.


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