Jenny McCarthy made her "View" debut on Sept. 9 and it wasn't without a lot of smooches from her first official guest -- her boyfriend of two months, Donnie Wahlberg. The Los Angeles Times took some time to explain McCarthy's demographic and why she is considered a controversial addition to the daily talk show -- but most people couldn't get past her chemistry with Wahlberg.
Donnie came out after the morning chat and presented flowers -- to Sherri Shepherd who was wearing an "I love Donnie" shirt. He greeted all of the women with a hug and a kiss but gave a special on-the-lips smooch to his girlfriend.
Jenny McCarthy's "View" debut had Twitter a buzz with plenty of "Blockheads" (New Kids on the Block fans) watching just to see Donnie, who was promoting his show "Blue Bloods" but more so supporting his leading lady's first day at her new job. He definitely showed McCarthy a lot of attention, often having his arm around her or offering her a sweet kiss throughout the "interview."
Having Wahlberg on "The View" may have been a strategic move for Jenny McCarthy. Certainly ratings were going to be up because people were curious to see McCarthy's chemistry with Sherri, Whoopi Goldberg, and Barbara Walters... but many people watched because Wahlberg was appearing.
Jenny McCarthy had a successful "View" debut overall. In fact, "The View" was the third trending topic on Twitter within minutes of its airing. Did you tune in? What did you think of Jenny?
© Effie Orfanides 2013