Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sort of Met Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg

I don't usually feature celebrities here unless I have actually met them.  I will make a partial exception today with Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy, because I did meet them, although there is no photographic proof.  Also, because it is Jenny McCarthy, who is on my Top Ten To Meet list.
This all happened at the 2016 NFL Draft.  I was meandering around, trying to snag pictures at Draft Town and I saw the Sirius Satellite Radio booth.  I figured some sports personality would be at the booth, but I did not expect Jenny (and Donnie).
First I must say, I am not a fan of Jenny's views on certain things, but she is a local girl who I have followed from her days at Mother McAuley High School.  I must also say, she was stunning.  She was dressed fairly casually in a Bear sweater, but she looked fantastic.
Donnie and Jenny were being interviewed by a few others and then they settled in to their own talk segment.  They were good, too.  They knew their football, too.
Coming from the Boston area, Donnie is a big New England Patriots fan, but fortunately, Jenny remains true to the Bears.  I wouldn't call either a football expert, but Donnie knew plenty and Jenny held her own.
The pair signed a few autographs and chatted with the fans, but there really wasn't any way to take a picture with them.  Maybe a quick awkward selfie attempt would have worked, but I am not coordinated enough to have pulled off that trick given the situation.
In the end, it was just part of the fun of covering the NFL Draft.  I have not taken Jenny off of my Top Ten list and I will not until I get that elusive picture.  Maybe at some future comic con, I can accomplish that.  Until then, i'll always have the draft!
Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy in Chicago, IL-April 2016.

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