updated 05/04/2009 AT 6:00 AM ET
•originally published 05/04/2009 AT 6:55 AM ET
The outspoken Jenny McCarthy is joining forces with TV’s queen of talk, Oprah Winfrey – for, among other projects, her own talk show.
The trade paper likens McCarthy’s chances to break through to those others who previously have aligned with Winfrey, including Rachael Ray and Dr. Phil.
McCarthy has already been a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, discussing, among other topics, how she took on the medical establishment to deal with her son Evan’s autism.