Jenny McCarthy Is Looking for a Guy to Smooch on New Year’s

Jenny McCarthy in Miami

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updated 12/17/2010 AT 12:30 PM ET

originally published 12/17/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET

Jenny McCarthy is newly single and ready to mingle – but not with just anyone.

The actress, writer and TV personality, 38, says experience has made her more picky when it comes to the opposite sex.

“I can’t do any celebrities,” McCarthy, who most notably dated Jim Carrey, told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM morning show Friday. “I need normal folks. I’m officially done [with Hollywood guys]. It was on my bucket list. Maybe I can check that one off my list.”

McCarthy, who thinks being from Chicago makes her different from the typical person living in Tinseltown, says, “I don’t like the red carpet scene. I like to stay at home and watch movies. I’ll just take a nice guy.”

The mother of one, who will head to New York City to spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square with Seacrest, says she’s definitely on the prowl.

“All those single men – I hope go to Times Square,” McCarthy says. “I’m going to be looking for someone to make out with at midnight.”


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