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Jenny McCarthy just inked a talk show deal with VH1, just another success to tally up since her breakout as co-host of MTV’s “Singled Out” back in the ’90s. While that show only aired from 1995-98, it provided an entire horny generation with a lifetime of memories that taught us even we could find love. Or at least rock khakis, a goatee and earth tones while getting groped by Jenny McCarthy.
But whatever happened to the rest of the “Singled Out” cast and celebrity guests? We did some internet digging to find out. Some, like Fergie (!) are household names, while others, like Donkeylips (!) have faded into obscurity.
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After her “Singled Out” stint, Electra appeared in Playboy three more times and starred in a slew of spoof movies. According to IMBD, she can soon be seen in “2-Headed Shark Attack” alongside not-Jerry O’Connell and Brooke Hogan. And quite frankly it sounds incredible.
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Hardwick, the once-shaggy foil to Jenny McCarthy, is now the crowned king of nerds. He’s the founder of the Nerdist empire and does stand-up when he’s not busy hosting “Web Soup” and “Talking Dead.” Not bad for a guy who got a start by making regular dudes think we could coexist with Playmates using our charm and wit.
Michael Bower (“Donkeylips”)
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How do we put this nicely? Bower played the hefty, lisping, perpetually sweaty and panting Donkeylips on Nickelodeon’s “Salute Your Shorts.” And for some reason, according to Wikipedia, he appeared as a contestant on “Singled Out” in the late ’90s. Since then, he’s done voiceover work for a host of video games and bit parts in various TV shows and movies. Sadly, he never matched the widespread acclaim of the Donkeylips role.
Early in her 19-year stretch as Sami Brady on “Days Of Our Lives,” Sweeney appeared as a contestant on “Singled Out.” Today, she’s best known as the host of “The Biggest Loser.”
Pianoboy Jon Ernst
The game show DJ pianist carved out a nice little career as composer and music supervisor for several TV shows over the years, most recently for MTV’s “Caged.” Not too shabby.