For some reason, it’s become a tradition every year to see what happens with Jenny McCarthy at midnight on “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” Specifically, we’re talking here in terms of who she kisses at midnight. Years ago, this was a fun little game the show would play, since it sometimes meant that a lucky man or two would have a very memorable way to ring in the new year.
However, this tradition has (obviously) been a little bit different since McCarthy started dating “Blue Bloods” star Donnie Wahlberg. Given that the two are now married, we have a hard time thinking that there is going to be any real surprise at all this time around. We know that Mark is in New York with his wife, and who else would Jenny rather kiss?
Of course, there was no drama here: Jenny kissed Donnie, and the rest of the onlookers in New York City celebrated in the only way that they could: By singing along to Frank Sinatra. It was a giant, crazy party, and one that reminded us that there is something in standing around for 12 hours in Times Square without eating, drinking, or really going to the bathroom. These are brave people!
Ultimately, the stroke of midnight is something that most networks can agree on when it comes to coverage; while Ryan Seacrest and Jenny did their thing on ABC, the CNN broadcast took a break from Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin to allow you to enjoy the sights and sounds of New York. The same more or less goes for other networks.
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