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Tuesday
Nov222011

Jenny McCarthy Logs On for Love

JB Lacroix/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Match.com is not the first place you’d expect to find a former Playboy Playmate but some lucky guys trolling the Web for love will find just that, thanks to Jenny McCarthy.

There’s only one catch.  You might not recognize her.

The 39-year-old actress, autism activist and Playboy’s Miss October 1993 revealed in an appearance earlier this month on The Rosie O’Donnell Show that she uses the online dating site to find dates, but her profile photo is actually that of her pregnant sister.

She also said she is careful not to disclose any personal details or her real name to ward off potential suitors who might be lured more by her Playboy claim-to-fame than McCarthy herself.

The single mother of an 8-year-old son is not shy, however, about turning to the Internet for love. She has a simple reason for doing so.

“It’s so hard out here [in L.A.]. The guys are like chicks out here,” she told RadarOnline.com while on the red carpet at Sunday’s American Music Awards in Los Angeles. “There’s no real guy guys, so maybe importing from somewhere will be smart.”

She elaborated to Access Hollywood that she’s from Chicago, “where guys eat meat and potatoes. They don’t know what a vegetarian means. Out here, they want to borrow my makeup and concealer.”

The Two and a Half Men recurring star ended a five-year relationship with actor Jim Carrey in April 2010. She was most recently linked to 35-year-old former fitness model Jason Toohey.

Male users of Match.com in McCarthy’s preferred 35-to-48 age range without the fitness model resume, and body, of Toohey’s need not be deterred, however. McCarthy is after simpler pursuits.

“I don’t care if they have a big nose. I don’t care if they’re bald. Just really sweet and [someone] who’s a perfect reflection of who I am now,” she told Access Hollywood. “They have to have a job. I’d like them to at least be able to buy dinners and stuff like that. That is important.”

But a high-paying job might not hurt your chances with the blonde actress, either.

In addition to her Match.com exploits, McCarthy also recently appeared on an episode of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, with matchmaker friend Patti Stanger.

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Tuesday
Sep272011

'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger Apologizes for Remarks on Gays and Jews

Tommy Garcia/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- "Millionaire Matchmaker" Patti Stanger has issued an apology for disparaging remarks she made about gay men and Jewish people during a TV appearance on Sunday. Appearing on the Bravo call-in talk show Watch What Happens Live, Stanger was asked about monogamy in a long-distance relationship. She commented to openly gay host Andy Cohen, "There is no curbing the gays ... I have tried to curb you people." She also said during the show, “Jewish men lie.”

Stanger, whose dating series Millionaire Matchmaker also airs on Bravo, apologized to her Twitter followers Monday, writing, "Attn male Gays: I support you & my comment on WWHL was to a LA guy who can't find commitment." She released a similar statement through the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation: “I am so sorry. I did not mean to offend anyone with my comments last night on Watch What Happens Live.”

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Monday
Sep262011

Patti Stanger Criticizes Smart Single Women, Jews, Gays

Tommy Garcia/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- "Millionaire Matchmaker" Patti Stanger has come under fire for controversial comments.

Gays, Jews, and smart single women, take note: The “Millionaire Matchmaker” might have a problem with you.

On Sunday, Patti Stanger, the host of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker and the self-proclaimed love and marriage guru, questioned the values of Jewish and gay men.

Appearing on Bravo’s call-in show Watch What Happens Live, Stanger talked about open long-distance relationships and monogamy, saying “In the gay world, it will always be open....There is no curbing the gay man.” She then turned to host Andy Cohen, who is openly gay, and said, “I have tried to curb ‘you people.’”  When Cohen replied, “I am a gay and am down for the monogamy,” Stanger laughed and shot back, “When was the last time you had a boyfriend?”

She also proclaimed, “Jewish men lie.”

Late last week, the 50-year-old “third-generation matchmaker” laid into the women of New York for being too brainy.

“Women are smart in business and dumb in love,” Stanger told the hosts of the TV show New York Live, regarding New York’s single females. “They won’t date outside their zip code, let alone outside the city. They are city snobs. Real men that are making money in this economy are buying homes in short sales and foreclosures out in the suburbs, getting their homestead set up for their families, and [women say] ‘I won’t go to Connecticut.’ This is where the men are.”

She went on to suggest that New York women -- actually, women the world over -- ought to avoid multisyllabic words and mention of their SAT scores before walking down the aisle.

“They don’t like them before they are married,” she said, referring to how men feel about smart women. “You’ve got to dumb it down a little because men are not that bright.”

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